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Old 03-02-2017, 12:52 AM   #51
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Heading to unit 85 on private land in October with a rifle this year. Been working my tail off on my bowflex x5. Anybody used an altitude mask with any success for training?
Luckily where you're going to elevation isn't too extreme, but there still ain't a ton of oxygen up there! Never used one of the masks, but I tried out MtnOps altitude pills and they seemed to really help as far as altitude sickness goes.
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Old 03-02-2017, 08:25 AM   #52
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Luckily where you're going to elevation isn't too extreme, but there still ain't a ton of oxygen up there! Never used one of the masks, but I tried out MtnOps altitude pills and they seemed to really help as far as altitude sickness goes.
I'm trying to be as prepared as I can. I'm not planning on shooting the first bull I see. I want the biggest bull we can find and I don't want to be the weak link. Larry says there's some really nice bulls there. I hope he's right.
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Old 03-02-2017, 09:55 AM   #53
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Old 03-02-2017, 02:38 PM   #54
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As a beginning bow hunter that is limited to the red sands and mesquite trees of S Texas, a spot and stalk in the mountains is a dream for me. Best of luck to all this coming season.
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Old 03-03-2017, 12:33 PM   #55
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As a beginning bow hunter that is limited to the red sands and mesquite trees of S Texas, a spot and stalk in the mountains is a dream for me. Best of luck to all this coming season.
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Old 03-04-2017, 04:09 PM   #56
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As a beginning bow hunter that is limited to the red sands and mesquite trees of S Texas, a spot and stalk in the mountains is a dream for me. Best of luck to all this coming season.
A DIY elk hunt on a OTC unit cost me around a grand. $636 for a tag and rest for gas. bout as cheap as it gets. I couldnt think of a better way to spend a grand in september. hunt of a lifetime, get after it while your able bud.
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Old 03-04-2017, 05:23 PM   #57
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As a beginning bow hunter that is limited to the red sands and mesquite trees of S Texas, a spot and stalk in the mountains is a dream for me. Best of luck to all this coming season.


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Old 03-04-2017, 06:01 PM   #58
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Rugged country. I sure bet that it is beautiful though.
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Old 03-18-2017, 12:52 PM   #59
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Awesome pics. going on a New Mex archery mule deer hunt in Jan. Cant wait. Really want to do an Elk hunt soon
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Old 06-26-2017, 02:25 PM   #60
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Looks like we're going to Elk country again this year....looking forward to it. I think we will be be further south though (Still Colorado).
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Old 07-02-2017, 07:45 PM   #61
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Drew 3rd season for unit 35 deer, have a buddy going with me as well doing OTC Elk. Has anyone had experience during the 2nd or 3rd season with crowding? Just trying to figure out what its going to be like with all the elk hunters up there.
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Old 07-03-2017, 02:45 AM   #62
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Looks like I will be in the mountains this Sept. I drew a muzzleloader cow tag in unit 77. Going up there in July scouting and do some fishing.
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:32 AM   #63
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Been using alaska game bags for 12 yrs, no problems
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:43 AM   #64
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Old 07-08-2017, 11:45 AM   #65
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What's extreme altitude for hiking the mountains? I'm headed to unit 34 and I'm a little worried about the thin air. I have been skiing and did just fine but hiking is a different ball game all together.
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Old 07-08-2017, 06:44 PM   #66
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What's extreme altitude for hiking the mountains? I'm headed to unit 34 and I'm a little worried about the thin air. I have been skiing and did just fine but hiking is a different ball game all together.
You can find elk in stuff up to and even above 13000 ft or much much lower. For me things start getting pretty dang hard above 12000 ft. Like walking up an incline I will count out 15-20 steps then rest a few seconds then repeat. I hardly notice a drop in my performance below 9000 ft or so.
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