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What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hunt?

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 1]

Us Idaho guys are 93 days away from the 2024 archery elk hunt. Time to start getting prepared!!!

A little bit of a count down here, post what you are doing each day to get ready for this years hunt! Let’s Go!!


I just put in for an Idaho rifle draw hunt with my brother in laws. I’m torn. It’s a great tag if we draw it but I love hunting with my bow. Either way can’t wait for the season to get here. Excited to do some summer scouting along the way
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 2]

weight loss and exercise!

That reminds me, there is blueberry crisp in the fridge....gotta go!
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Postby Thegreatwapiti » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 3]

Me and my 14 year old boy both got elk, deer, and bear tags for archery! 20+ days in the woods. Next step........trail cams.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 4]

Thegreatwapiti wrote:Me and my 14 year old boy both got elk, deer, and bear tags for archery! 20+ days in the woods. Next step........trail cams.



That’s awesome!!! How when will you putting up cameras and how many?
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Postby Thegreatwapiti » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 5]

The access roads probably won't be open until mid-June. I will go up asap, put up approximately 6 cams, and recheck them every 3-4 weeks until the opener.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 6]

Thegreatwapiti wrote:Me and my 14 year old boy both got elk, deer, and bear tags for archery! 20+ days in the woods. Next step........trail cams.


Boom! That, is a good season a brewing.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 7]

I’m always hiking with weight on my old back @ least 3-4 times a week at this point. SUBM my WA special and ID controlled tags APPS within the last week or so. If drawn for one of those, then guys…. the conditioning goes from 5 to level 11 :x
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 05 29, 2024 •  [Post 8]

I am still exercising 5 days each week. I guess getting ready for something is as good of a reason as any.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 05 30, 2024 •  [Post 9]

I had a good chuckle today. I am out with my digital camo backpack walking with the dog. I just got a haircut. I had on green pants. A lady is driving by, stops, rolls down the window, and says, "Thanks for your service!". I haven't ever been in the service!

So what do I do with that thank you? Well, since I cannot use it, I am going to give it to RJ and Swede and I think Lefty were all in the service. So since I got it and can't use it, here is a "Thank you for your service from some random lady driving down the road in MN". You guys can have it and add it to your collection!
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Postby Swede » 05 30, 2024 •  [Post 10]

I hardly know what to do with "thank you for your service" expressions of gratitude. I served during the Viet Nam war. Back then the salutes I got from civilians was a raised arm with their middle finger extended. We were loved by our generation like the cops who were called "pigs".
In those days I hitchhiked nearly everywhere I went on my own time. It was cheaper and faster than traveling by bus, and I could not afford a taxi. I even hitchhiked from State to State at time and could tell you some crazy stories about those adventures. Even in those times wearing the uniform meant I would be picked up and given a free ride. Life was good. After more than 55 years of marriage, I am still thankful that one mother in America never warned her daughter about sailors.
In other words, you do not need to continue to thank me for my service. It was a pleasure. For the most part even the goofballs that seemed to blame the service men for the war were a hoot. I do remember one evening in San Pedro CA when I and another sailor got into an ugly fight. We were confronted by some young men that jumped out of two cars to attack us. Even that incident came out ok as I kicked one fellow as hard as I could in the crotch. Another I hit squarely in the nose so hard that his blood was sprayed back onto my jumper. I was too busy to note what my friend was up to, but when we ran into a nearby liquor store that was open one of our attackers came and complained we left a couple of them pretty badly hurt. A cop soon came and got us out of there. Just remember, even a scared rabbit will fight.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 05 30, 2024 •  [Post 11]

Swede wrote:I hardly know what to do with "thank you for your service" expressions of gratitude.


In other words, you do not need to continue to thank me for my service.



Swede, I ain't taking it back. it is yours to keep. You were away from your family in a place I am sure you didnt want to be. So you deserve a thanks from someone who wasnt there. It wasn't even a long expression of gratitude, just a short one. You should be able to find a shelf in a closet somewhere to store it. Just don't let it get wet..... :lol:
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 30, 2024 •  [Post 12]

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I sat this wallow the majority of last season. I sat it on the 14th and towards evening I could hear elk moving into the area right at about dark. Unfortunately I had to go back to work on the 15-17…when I went back this joker at came in and did a photo shoot without me :(

Hopefully he gives the the chance this season in just over 90 days :D
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Postby Swede » 05 31, 2024 •  [Post 13]

Wallows are very unreliable by themselves. Be sure to sit at one where good game trails are close at hand and there is good drinking water. I might even spice up the place with a milk jug filled with molasses if bears will not be a problem. Hang it on something secure and take a 16-penny nail and punch a few holes in the bottom.
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 31, 2024 •  [Post 14]

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Unfortunately I can’t do the molasses due to state rules

I shouldn’t have put wallow…this is at a spring…the bulls will wallow in it but it is mainly a water hole…here is a better angle of the spot
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 05 31, 2024 •  [Post 15]

The spring/wallow looks good to me. I suspect the elk are only in the area about every two weeks. It may seem like a long wait but it pay off can well in the end.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby saddlesore » 06 01, 2024 •  [Post 16]

I drew my 2024 Muzzle Loader cow elk tag. Guess I will stumble around and try to find another stupid elk
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 01, 2024 •  [Post 17]

Congratulations on drawing another Colorado elk tag. I like stupid elk more than the smart ones that get away. At least they taste better. :D
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 01, 2024 •  [Post 18]

Congrats saddlesore!! That’s awesome
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Just got back from the mountains. My son and I went and checked our bear bait. Nothing hitting it so we hiked up at put up the first trail camera for summer scouting
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 05, 2024 •  [Post 20]

Woke up early this morning and went jogging. So out of shape!!! Looks like I will have plenty of work to do over the next 85 days!
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This bull and his cows came in last year about 20-25 minutes after I got out of my stand.

Went to Home Depot and bought some electrical boxes to make my DIY trail cameras boxes. I got 5 trail cameras for Christmas's this last year so I need to make boxes to keep them protected from the stinking bears.

In the picture of my son a few post back you can see one of the ones I made last year…my kids did a great job on the painting to blend them in.
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Postby Swede » 06 08, 2024 •  [Post 22]

Yesterday I shot my bow for the first time in months. My shooting was ok but can stand improvement. I was shaky and had a hard time holding steady. I plan to shoot from now on until hunting season. Right now, I am going on my daily three-mile hike.
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Postby RanchoSueno » 06 08, 2024 •  [Post 23]

I finally got around to tuning and gluing my outserts on my BE ximpacts today after they've been floating around the house for the past 6 weeks :lol: Have been a committed Valkyrie archery shooter but they have been inconsistent with their inventory and quite frankly, I am tired of being "married" to their broadhead deal. Think I am pretty content with the new build; similar weight, foc and broadhead itself. Hoping for minimal tuning issues :?
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 10, 2024 •  [Post 24]

I shot my bow again yesterday and there was a significant improvement. The first three shots were in the bullseye. I will need to continue shooting so I can hold steady on the target longer. I gave myself the day off from hiking but was back at it again this morning.
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Postby Tigger » 06 10, 2024 •  [Post 25]

bike ride. i got some advice that when you start something new, start ridiculously easy. That was yesterday. today I went harder. Maybe too hard. Tomorrow morning when I swing my legs out of bed I will know if I went too hard today.
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Postby Lefty » 06 10, 2024 •  [Post 26]

I put the lawn mower away,, Just getting done what hadn't been done the past two weeks, It might be too late to plant cucumbers :lol: 8-)
Pulling out the bow and will start shooting tonight if the wind slows down

Heading up into my elk area on Thursday.Setting up on a new campsite, near the old one site, Ill bag some wood chips to pack in where ill set up my ground blind if needed. Also setting out a couple of trail cams.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 06 11, 2024 •  [Post 27]

Legs felt good. 4.2 miles on the bike again today.
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Postby Lefty » 06 11, 2024 •  [Post 28]

Put florescent targets on the archery back stop

Check the arrows out make sure they were all the same weight .


Strapped on my release I wasnt sure weather to laugh or cry.......................


The last day of our season: we had hunted hard but just couldn't get a shot at any of the 3 bulls. and still passed on the meat shots on cows.

It was late afternoon. I was taking Andrew back to his pickup, then asked, "Hey can you help me load a few things in the back of my pickup?"
Pulling into camp were 3 bucks ,,,,,Our rule no shooting big game from camp,,, that rule was quickly rejected. The 24 " 4x4 was hanging with forkies. And we were unofficially done elk hunting. :shock:
I slipped out of the truck while Andrew videoed.
I ranged the buck, 30 yards! Chip shot :D
As I drew my bow the arrow went skyward and landed in front of the buck,,, :oops: and the buck sort of mosieyed off. At the time we thought I had placed my release on, not through my D loop.

So back to this evening 6/11/24,, I discovered my release opens sometimes on my own,,,,,,, , And that buck has nine lives. I saw that buck 3 ti,mes after LST, then for 5 seconds during the Idaho rifle hunt, then a minute after the legal shooting time one evening in the November Montana deer hunt,,, then mid day, mid November, I was standing on the Idaho side,,, the buck was on the Montana side :lol: Oh well he was only 24 inches.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 11, 2024 •  [Post 29]

Kinda tweaked my left calve muscle last night while jogging so no running today. Lifted a little weights and starting dieting a bit harder
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 30]

Elkhunttoo wrote:Kinda tweaked my left calve muscle last night while jogging so no running today. Lifted a little weights and starting dieting a bit harder


Dang it!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 31]

I'm in a holding pattern for a few more days. The Evergreen State's special permit draw results should be out any day now. No OOS tag this year so am hoping to draw something good in WA; it's a long shot though.
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Postby Swede » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 32]

The Oregon big game draw results came in this morning. I drew a bow deer tag and bow elk tag. My son drew an excellent late season deer tag. I am more excited for him than I am about my results. I need to go on my hike now and shoot my bow this afternoon. I definitely need to get ready.
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Postby Tigger » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 33]

4.3 miles on the bike. I saw my bow laying in my office. That is as close to I got to shooting it. Does that count for anything?
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 34]

Of course :D
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Postby Swede » 06 12, 2024 •  [Post 35]

I went out to shoot this afternoon and it was windy. I was shaky enough anyway, but the wind made things a little tougher. I could hold steady for the first few shots, but after that I had to release pretty quick. I always wonder if this is the year I can't get back into good shape, but the Lord has always brought me through. Praise the Lord.
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Postby Tigger » 06 13, 2024 •  [Post 36]

Due to you jerks, and mostly our resident lead jerkus, I added another mile to my bike ride this morning that has a nasty hill. Believe me, I was not fond of my association with you, ahem, gentlemen and ladies, when I was mid-hill in first gear and struggling. 5 mile ride. Thighs burning.
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Postby 7mmfan » 06 13, 2024 •  [Post 37]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:I'm in a holding pattern for a few more days. The Evergreen State's special permit draw results should be out any day now. No OOS tag this year so am hoping to draw something good in WA; it's a long shot though.


Well boss man? Did the WDFW drawing God's shine upon you yesterday?
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Postby Swede » 06 13, 2024 •  [Post 38]

Tigger wrote:Due to you jerks, and mostly our resident lead jerkus, I added another mile to my bike ride this morning that has a nasty hill.

I would be proud to think I may have had a part in getting your lazy hide off the sofa and outside exercising. I just wish you could come hunt with me, in great shape, so we could pack out a couple of elk together. The only person I allow to be a lazy jerk in my hunting camp is ME!
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 13, 2024 •  [Post 39]

Keep up the good work Tigger.

I bit the bullet today and took my wife and my bow in to get new strings. Hope to get them back in about two weeks and start shooting
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Postby Tigger » 06 14, 2024 •  [Post 40]

How often do you have to put a new string on? I may be due...

No bike today, my son is shooting in the state trap shooting tourney.
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Postby RanchoSueno » 06 14, 2024 •  [Post 41]

Elkhunttoo wrote:Keep up the good work Tigger.

I bit the bullet today and took my wife and my bow in to get new strings. Hope to get them back in about two weeks and start shooting


Wives need to be re-strung?! I think my husband missed the memo :lol: just picking lol!
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 14, 2024 •  [Post 42]

Not sure how often you are supposed to re string them…ours are 7 and 9 years…starting to look fuzzy and frayed…I’ve waxed them the last few years but it was time…$165 per bow to get it done…our bows sure aren’t the newest so we debated and decided we liked them and planned on using them for a while still so we bit the bullet
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 14, 2024 •  [Post 43]

7mmfan wrote:
WapitiTalk1 wrote:I'm in a holding pattern for a few more days. The Evergreen State's special permit draw results should be out any day now. No OOS tag this year so am hoping to draw something good in WA; it's a long shot though.


Well boss man? Did the WDFW drawing God's shine upon you yesterday?


Nada, nothing. That debacle done, I’ll probably do the early ML season for a week down in the Xxxx GMU in the home state. It’s all good :D
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Postby Lefty » 06 15, 2024 •  [Post 44]

Checked the trail cams
I had more bull elk at the bear bai tttrail cams than bears

I left one remote camera all winter in a dark canyon sitting at 7800 feet, less than a mile from the continental divide Montana/ Idaho The elk were in that canyon for a week at the end of February
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 06 15, 2024 •  [Post 45]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:
7mmfan wrote:
WapitiTalk1 wrote:I'm in a holding pattern for a few more days. The Evergreen State's special permit draw results should be out any day now. No OOS tag this year so am hoping to draw something good in WA; it's a long shot though.


Well boss man? Did the WDFW drawing God's shine upon you yesterday?


Nada, nothing. That debacle done, I’ll probably do the early ML season for a week down in the Xxxx GMU in the home state. It’s all good :D


Nothing here either. One good friend drew a great WA elk tag that I'll hopefully be able to tag along on some when I get back from Idaho. Don't think I'll personally hunt elk this year.
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 15, 2024 •  [Post 46]

Took the youth boys from church out camping…just waiting on Idaho draw results now
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Thegreatwapiti » 06 18, 2024 •  [Post 47]

I put out 6 trailcams today in a 3 mile loop. I know it's 75 days until hunting but it gets me in the woods! I will probably check them every 3 weeks.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 20, 2024 •  [Post 48]

For the first time since starting my shot routine earlier this month, I felt good shooting. It seemed like for the first time my bowstring came back effortlessly. I was able to hold steady and hit the bullseye. Over the summer I hope to continue to gain strength and increase the number of shot where my bowstring comes back really easy and steady. I also continued my morning and evening exercise routine.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 20, 2024 •  [Post 49]

Swede wrote:For the first time since starting my shot routine earlier this month, I felt good shooting. It seemed like for the first time my bowstring came back effortlessly. I was able to hold steady and hit the bullseye. Over the summer I hope to continue to gain strength and increase the number of shot where my bowstring comes back really easy and steady. I also continued my morning and evening exercise routine.


What bow are you shooting this year John?
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Postby Swede » 06 20, 2024 •  [Post 50]

I still have my Mathews Halon 32. The only problem it has ever had is the nut that draws the string.
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Postby Tigger » 06 21, 2024 •  [Post 51]

Swede wrote:I still have my Mathews Halon 32. The only problem it has ever had is the nut that draws the string.


after reading your thoughts over the years, that makes perfect sense! :shock: :D
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 22, 2024 •  [Post 52]

I shot my old PSE bow yesterday for the first time in years. It needs some adjusting but is good except for that same nut behind the string.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 22, 2024 •  [Post 53]

Sounds like you need to adjust the nut and you’ll be good to go Swede ;)
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 22, 2024 •  [Post 54]

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Took the family up and hiked into what looked like might be a good waterhole. It was nothing like what it looked like on the maps so I didn’t leave any trail cameras. Wish I would have went to the other side of the mountain that I know and put up the cameras it those spots.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby RanchoSueno » 06 22, 2024 •  [Post 55]

Finally got around to shooting my bow and new arrow build. It's spot on!! Feeling pretty steady out to 50 but hoping to keep moving back till 50 feels like a chipshot. Also have been legging up the pack pony. Pretty excited to bring along a horse this season. More for companionship and hopefully, a meat wagon as well :D
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 23, 2024 •  [Post 56]

I am trying to get the rust out of the nut, but some of it seems to stick no matter what I do. I have not given up and I am happy with what I have. Elk hunting is still great.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Lefty » 06 23, 2024 •  [Post 57]

Sharp-looking pony you got there RS

And Elkhuntoo,, my neighbor has nearly a matching crew: 5, boys and one daughter
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Lefty » 06 23, 2024 •  [Post 58]

I went fishing yesterday,,, one day closer to elkhunting
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby RanchoSueno » 06 23, 2024 •  [Post 59]

Lefty wrote:Sharp-looking pony you got there RS

And Elkhuntoo,, my neighbor has nearly a matching crew: 5, boys and one daughter


Thank you!! Just made his tackset this past winter and found some neat, realistic elk conchos to go with it. 70 more days till haul out!!
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 60]

Rancho,
What does "legging up" mean? Are you going in griz country? Having a horse around in griz country would make for a better nights sleep I would think.

I ordered some more practice tips for my arrows. Was down to 4.

Rode my bike Saturday for 16 miles. Today for 5. Legs starting to feel like I have made progress.

My limit is 50 yards as well. Any longer and that arrow is in flight just too long. It gives that elk time to move after the arrow is released. But practicing out well beyond that is a very good idea. Besides making shorter shots easier, there is the possibility that you get an arrow in a bull and he stops at 72.142898389763 yards to your (or my) feeble attempt at cow calls and you need to be able to get another one in him. I say feeble, because every time I have shot a bull, my mouth is super dry and calling is difficult!
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby RanchoSueno » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 61]

Building his endurance, he's going from 500ft +/- to 10,000ft so trying to get him shaped up so he doesn't struggle as bad as I do :lol:, nope fortunately no grizzly I just struggle camping away from the truck alone so I figure Jorge(horhay) will make good sasquatch bait if nothing else lol fixing to get shoes and pads in the next month as well
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 62]

Well I didnt want to say Jorge was gonna be griz bait, but since you went there, yes, I am quite confident any Sasquatch will go after Jorge first. At least I think so. Swede would know for sure as he is much closer to Sasquatches on the evolutionary chain than I am. In fact, I think he has some in his direct genealogy. :lol:

Legs and Lungs. There is no substitute.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 63]

Great looking pony Rancho!

You said it Tigger! Legs and Lungs!

And my left calf is just not cooperating…tried a slow jog again tonight and almost immediately it was over. I can jog in place without any problem so the work outs are changing.

Still waiting on Idaho draw results. And my bow is still in the shop getting new strings.

As far as list of things to do I need to make my DIY trail cam boxes for my new cameras.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Lefty » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 64]

Checks my trail cams ,, my blonde baer hasnt been to the bait in 4 days ,, a couple bull elk,, . Seems a bit late but the two onbull on the camera are way to short for me to shoot in September
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 24, 2024 •  [Post 65]

Elkhunttoo wrote:Great looking pony Rancho!

You said it Tigger! Legs and Lungs!

And my left calf is just not cooperating…tried a slow jog again tonight and almost immediately it was over. I can jog in place without any problem so the work outs are changing.

Still waiting on Idaho draw results. And my bow is still in the shop getting new strings.

As far as list of things to do I need to make my DIY trail cam boxes for my new cameras.


Don’t sleep on just hiking with a bit of weight on your back EH2, you don’t have to run on that calf….
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 66]

Or try biking. I am kinda liking it. Way easier on your joints and muscles since it is such a fluid motion. 5 more miles this morning.

I cannot believe Swede let my insult to his ancestors go without returning fire! :shock:
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 67]

LOL. I thought I drew first blood, and you were just returning the compliment. Your comment on Sasquatch reminds me I have a solar powered yard ornament that has little red lights that I call chupacabra. It reminds me of the Mexican goat sucker that prowls around in their southern jungles. Watch out, Chupi may get you. :D
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 68]

Idaho draw results just came out…I didn’t draw anything so I will be archery hunting this year…66 days until I will be in my stand!!!

My wife drew an archery deer hunt so she will be able to start on August 15th
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 69]

RJ…definitely will be doing some walking…going to try the treadmill this evening and see how it works out
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 70]

Just back from my morning three miler. It is starting to get hot.
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Postby Tigger » 06 25, 2024 •  [Post 71]

Swede, you can keep the hot weather. You have earned it.

70s here for a while after today. 85 here today and that is too hot.
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Postby Lefty » 06 26, 2024 •  [Post 72]

We didn't draw on anything in Idaho either
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Postby Tigger » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 73]

Okay, while you slackers were laying on the coach eating bonbons, I shot my bow last night and went for another 5 mile bike ride.

Only shot out to 30 yards. Shot well for the first time. Can tell I need to strengthen my back muscles.
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 74]

After eating my bonbon I jumped up off the couch and went and got my bow. New strings are on :D

Shot last night for the first time and felt really good. Definitely some sighting in to do with the new strings but the flight of the arrows looked good. Didn’t make it 5 miles but I have hit the treadmill the last few days and it doesn’t hurt my calf so I will be staying with that for a while. If I get new battery’s for my stationary bike I might use it some too
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 75]

I just talked with my friend that drew an awesome WA elk tag, and his plans for the hunt are pretty.... intense. Looking at the map, anywhere we might want to hunt is going to be several miles in and 2000-4000' in elevation gain. Good thing I've been working out! Going to start doing lots of weighted step ups and lunges starting now.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 76]

Great idea on working out with those weighted step ups 7mm. You will be in better condition to carry your tree stand up the tree and to hang it. I usually only hang a couple of stands in a day before I get tired out.
I suspect I could do more if I prepared myself by using weighted step ups. Personally, I bring my stand up on the drop line, but do carry my pack up and down the tree on my back. :D
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Lefty » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 77]

The neighbor who taught me how to shoot rifle, shotgun and archery drew a coveted New Mexico trophy bull tag . We spoke for an hour today on how as a 81-year-old he is going to kill a big New Mexico bull with a short-range weapon,
Muzzleloader. I dont have any worries about his shooting :lol: :lol: He told me today he has it narrowed down to 11 bullets :lol: :lol: :lol: for his muzzleloader

He has hooked up with an older fellow who guided that country 40 years ago and they plan to pack hunt( on foot :o )

Today we mostly spent time discussing the use of a cow call. All I want him to do is be competent at making a mew preferably with a diaphragm.
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Postby Elkhunttoo » 06 27, 2024 •  [Post 78]

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First 2 shots from 20 yards tonight. I will take it. Still sighting it in from getting the new strings but it is shooting great. Tomorrow I’m taking my family back to the hills. Going to stay the night and set up some trail cameras up on a top ridge we have spent a lot of time on but haven’t put many trail cameras on in the past.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 06 28, 2024 •  [Post 79]

Ho-hum, did a short hike today as it was raining and I got up late (side note, is there anything better than laying in a warm comfy bed listening to it rain???).

Rearranged my calls into my fancy dancy new Wapiti River Outdoors call organizer (thanks RJ!!). Deciding if I should organize them alphabetically by name or color. Which is more likely to result in me shooting a bull this year?
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Postby 7mmfan » 06 28, 2024 •  [Post 80]

Jumped on the Peleton bike today and did 1 hour hill ride. Claims I rode just short of 20 miles, burned 800 calories. Felt good to get back on there. I've been doing more strength training the last couple months, but I think it's time to fire the cardio back up.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 28, 2024 •  [Post 81]

7mmfan wrote:Jumped on the Peleton bike today and did 1 hour hill ride. Claims I rode just short of 20 miles, burned 800 calories. Felt good to get back on there. I've been doing more strength training the last couple months, but I think it's time to fire the cardio back up.


Where’s the darn thumbs up emoticon? Who owns this site…. he’s lacking.
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Postby 7mmfan » 06 28, 2024 •  [Post 82]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:
7mmfan wrote:Jumped on the Peleton bike today and did 1 hour hill ride. Claims I rode just short of 20 miles, burned 800 calories. Felt good to get back on there. I've been doing more strength training the last couple months, but I think it's time to fire the cardio back up.


Where’s the darn thumbs up emoticon? Who owns this site…. he’s lacking.


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Postby >>>---WW----> » 06 29, 2024 •  [Post 83]

7mmfan wrote:Jumped on the Peleton bike today and did 1 hour hill ride. Claims I rode just short of 20 miles, burned 800 calories. Felt good to get back on there. I've been doing more strength training the last couple months, but I think it's time to fire the cardio back up.

I'm impressed!!! Just think, a couple of Twinkies and you can easily get those 800 calories all back in about 60 seconds. LOL!
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 06 29, 2024 •  [Post 84]

I cannot measure the calories burned but shivering in a tree stand is a good way to lose weight. I lose several pounds that way each year. I prefer to be a little cold rather than being bundled up in clothes.
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Postby Thegreatwapiti » 06 29, 2024 •  [Post 85]

7mmfan wrote:Jumped on the Peleton bike today


What did you do with all the clothes that were hanging from it?
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 06 30, 2024 •  [Post 86]

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7mmfan wrote:Jumped on the Peleton bike today


What did you do with all the clothes that were hanging from it?


Finally took them to the Goodwill.

We actually have a pretty good setup here at home. Big padded floor training area, bench and Peloton. Both my wife and I workout 4-5 days a week. The Peleton is one of my favorite pieces of equipment. I've had knee issues and the bike has allowed me to really increase my cardio trai ing in a low impact way. Now I can train on it all year long, right at home, don't have to go anywhere.

We're upgrading the bench press to a squat rack with a pull up bar. Will definitely increase the clothes hanging space.
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Took the kiddos to a 3D target course and had a blast! Never thought I'd get out-shot by an 8yr old but in my defense, it is awfully difficult to be accurate with a monkey on your back :lol:
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 07 01, 2024 •  [Post 88]

In my best efforts to one-up 7mm, I rode my bike 21.2 miles on Saturday. thank goodness he didnt ride 30 miles! Shot my bow as was not impressed. :shock:

Saturday night went to a great local concert. Had pulled pork sandwich and slaw. Concert was fabulous. Food was not. Never got out of bed or off the couch all day on Sunday. A beautiful day wasted. Feeling much better today. That sucked.
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Postby Lefty » 07 01, 2024 •  [Post 89]

RS some great pictures!!


Im cleaning out the truck from end of bear hunt, I just need to put the odds and ends back to the correct location. Sharpened my gutting and dressing knife. I relaized Im missing my other knife I keep in the kit,,, Did I leave it where I cleaned my anteloe . I believer My kill ket needs reorganizations,,, too many game bags
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 07 01, 2024 •  [Post 90]

Tigger wrote:In my best efforts to one-up 7mm, I rode my bike 21.2 miles on Saturday. thank goodness he didnt ride 30 miles! Shot my bow as was not impressed. :shock:

Saturday night went to a great local concert. Had pulled pork sandwich and slaw. Concert was fabulous. Food was not. Never got out of bed or off the couch all day on Sunday. A beautiful day wasted. Feeling much better today. That sucked.


Great work Tigger! I'll add 30 minutes to my ride today just to give you a new goal. I'll have to put a towel under the bike to catch all the sweat though. Yuck.

There's nothing like a good bout of food poisoning to lay you up for a day or two. Usually results in a decent amount of weight loss though! Focus on the positives Tigger!
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Really nice set up 7mm

Took the family camping Friday night and set up 4 more trail cams on Saturday…never had a camera on this wallow/spring before…it’s been fairly active so far…not sure how many bulls I will get in the summer here but there should be some nice bucks in this area
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Postby 7mmfan » 07 01, 2024 •  [Post 92]

Was only able to dedicate an hour today. I tried to chase Tigger down, but ended up about half a mile short. I generally try to keep my heart rate below 80% but I let it fly a little today. Felt good when I was done.
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Postby Tigger » 07 02, 2024 •  [Post 93]

Did 9.7 this morning. Had a strange feeling someone was trying to catch me from behind, but never saw anyone. Now I understand!
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Postby 7mmfan » 07 02, 2024 •  [Post 94]

Tigger wrote:Did 9.7 this morning. Had a strange feeling someone was trying to catch me from behind, but never saw anyone. Now I understand!


I'm right behind you Tigger, always watching...
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This is a view I looked at for most of the season last year…can’t wait to get back in the tree
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This is a view I looked at for most of the season last year…can’t wait to get back in the tree


That is awesome! Im headed for the ridge across in this photo. Only 60 more days!!
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Postby Tigger » 07 04, 2024 •  [Post 97]

20.1 miles on the bike today and no sign of 7mm behind me. I kept looking back. I did see a woman who was about 80 years old. I don’t think that was 7mm. :?:

Looks like a fun place to hunt Rancho. Not to stinking steep.
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Postby 7mmfan » 07 04, 2024 •  [Post 98]

I'm and expert of camouflage Tigger. You just never know where I'll pop up.

I took the day off today. How else would I choose to celebrate our nation's independence but by doing hours of yardwork and getting sunburned. Back at it tomorrow.
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Postby Swede » 07 04, 2024 •  [Post 99]

As I sit here typing I hear fireworks popping off in the night. Why not? It is a great day to celebrate. I got in my three mile hike this morning before it got hot, and I shot my bow this evening after sunset. I am feeling good. I just don't care to light off fireworks. Besides it is too dry to mess with them anywhere but over water or a large, paved parking area.
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Postby Lefty » 07 05, 2024 •  [Post 100]

It is suppose to get hot this coming week, My wife wants to go camp ;)
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 05, 2024 •  [Post 101]

Been a busy few days…yesterday I built some diy trail cam boxes…shot my bow…and then watched some fireworks

Today I walked on the treadmill this morning… picked up 2 more trail cameras for our group… and going to shoot the bow this evening
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 05, 2024 •  [Post 102]

https://youtube.com/shorts/dqmu8Ss0Sic?feature=shared


Link to the camera boxes I made yesterday
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Thegreatwapiti » 07 08, 2024 •  [Post 103]

Walked 3 miles through the woods. Checked my trailcams.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 07 08, 2024 •  [Post 104]

Another 1 hour lunch time ride. It was 80 degrees in my garage, man that floor was sweaty when I was done!
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 08, 2024 •  [Post 105]

Greatwapiti-Looks like you are getting some action

Not sure I could last 15 minutes in an 80 degree work out

Today I went to work and was dreaming of the mountains. Went over a bunch of last years footage and trail cam videos
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 07 08, 2024 •  [Post 106]

It is hot and dry even in the mornings here. Still, I am going out for my daily three-mile hike and shoot my bow. I go out for the hike early and shoot after sundown. I just hope the elk appreciate all of the effort I put in so we can enjoy some quality time together.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Lefty » 07 09, 2024 •  [Post 107]

Headed to the hills.
driving through the Continental divide Yellowstone, Bear tooth pass.. mostly "prepping my wife .
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 07 09, 2024 •  [Post 108]

Not much the last couple of days. Getting a new seat on my bike. I am sick of how uncomfortable my old one is.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 07 09, 2024 •  [Post 109]

I hour of chest and back work today. Feeling pretty puffed up right now. Tomorrow is sweat factory leg day in the 80 degree garage. Lots of lunges, weighted step-ups, squats, deadlifts, etc...
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 09, 2024 •  [Post 110]

https://youtu.be/lfXT5h7_EkM?feature=shared

Posted a video of last week’s scouting trip with my family…I have a spring/wallow on this video that I really wish I would’ve had a trail camera on the last few years. I’m tempted to put a tree stand on it this year but it might be mainly a night wallow. Swede needs to take a peek at it for me and see what he thinks…if the video isn’t enough info for you Swede you could always make a quick trip to Idaho and tell me what you think ;)
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 15, 2024 •  [Post 111]

Under 50 days now…shot a few arrows this weekend but a family reunion put a damper on working out
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby 7mmfan » 07 15, 2024 •  [Post 112]

The boss dropped a long list of projects that needs to be completed before our son's birthday part at the end of the month, so I've been working like a rented mule on those. Couple of big ones left to take care of still.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 15, 2024 •  [Post 113]

Got off of work and went in and bought all of my tags for the season. Going to shoot my bow tonight
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby tvbrewster » 07 16, 2024 •  [Post 114]

Bought a Rifle elk hunt for Unit 49 in New Mexico.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 07 16, 2024 •  [Post 115]

Dont know a thing about Unit 49, but if you bought it, it must be a good tag!

biked 12 miles.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Swede » 07 16, 2024 •  [Post 116]

I have my tags and am shooting well enough again. I have been doing my exercise and all, but this heat is getting to a big problem. My old hunting area including several tree-stand locations is toast now. Several more stand locations will probably go up in smoke today. I am glad I did not get a tag for that area this season, but the unit I plan to hunt is also very vulnerable to fire.
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Elkhunttoo » 07 16, 2024 •  [Post 117]

My area doesn’t have any fires yet but I’m kinda worried about what the next few weeks will be. We are dry dry in this area and the forecast doesn’t look like that’s going to change.

Worked out this morning and shooting again this evening
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Re: What did you do today to get ready for your 2024 Elk Hun

Postby Tigger » 07 17, 2024 •  [Post 118]

12.1 miles on the bike this morning. Legs feeling good. havent shot in a while, I gotta get on that.
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