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Old 08-22-2018, 06:46 PM   #101
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You talking about Sam Stevens ?
If so, he invited me to go up there & hunt with him a few years back.
I just wasn't able to at the time.

Idaho is definitely on my list of (pay close attention to) places to go.
I have an Ex Son In Law who I still think quite highly of (Long Story).
He lives in Mountain Home Idaho, and has been begging me to come up there to hunt with him for years.

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yes sam. we have talked many times...good guy
rick, my buddy is working up there in the south east corner. if hes there next year,. I WILL BE TOO...
in the process of getting my legs back under me...and loosing weight..
LETS GO.. have big DODGE 4x4 will travel...
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Old 08-27-2018, 07:51 AM   #102
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Rick, I'm about the same age as you. I'll be 62 in November. I would certainly be interested in going. Count me in. I'm in good enough shape to go right now but haven't been shooting much and know from past experience that a trip of this magnitude requires good planning in order to have good memories. I would love to have a get together to plan this thing out.
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Old 08-27-2018, 05:16 PM   #103
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I love to hunt, but spending a months (or more) worth of income for a week of hunting has never made a lot of sense to me. Oh, I've done it, but money was real good at the time, and even then I regretted it later.

I'll most likely be limiting the amount I'm willing to be out turnkey to around 1,500 to 1,600 dollars, and less if at all possible.

Yeah, call me cheapskate. I don't mind.

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When it comes to the $$$ and age requirements, I'm right there with you. Can't justify the costs for guides and outfitters right now.
However, I can't wait till 2020.
I've been dreaming about this for too many years. So for now, I ain't gonna wait. Me and my archery stuff are headed out the 2nd week of September. Somewhere in Unit #62.
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:06 AM   #104
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Look into cow tags for some if money is an issue. They should be cheaper and a great way to get some elk meat. Cow and bull hunters could team up.
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Old 08-29-2018, 10:53 AM   #105
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Rick,

I have hunted Idaho before, Ketchum area, it was an absolute hoot. Steep but not as high, no muzzy season in the middle of archery and hunt until the end of the month. We had about 1/5th the people around us as CO. Takes an extra two days of travel, but awesome country. And an elk tag can be used on a deer or a bear if one comes by and needs shot.


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You talking about Sam Stevens ?
If so, he invited me to go up there & hunt with him a few years back.
I just wasn't able to at the time.

Idaho is definitely on my list of (pay close attention to) places to go.
I have an Ex Son In Law who I still think quite highly of (Long Story).
He lives in Mountain Home Idaho, and has been begging me to come up there to hunt with him for years.

Rick
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Old 08-31-2018, 04:13 PM   #106
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Would a 59 yr old (60 in Dec.) fit into this group?
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Old 09-07-2018, 10:57 AM   #107
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My dad had a saying.
you never know a guy till you go hunt'n with them.
Rick, i'd put my name in the pot for this. buy id like to do a rabbit hunt with some folks first. i'm almost 62 and picking my hunting buddys and time spent afield are critical to me.
just don't want to go on a long trip with azz0. and find it out after 12 hours of driving...
just my 2.5 cents worth...
Truer Words were Never Spoken. My "work Buddy"was such as you fear, Should have been a Two week Hunt we came back after a week then I drove back lost 4 days of hunting and paid my way twice. wouldn't go on an Easter Egg Hunt with Him now.
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Old 09-08-2018, 10:41 PM   #108
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Let’s do a rabbit hunt!
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:10 PM   #109
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Truer Words were Never Spoken. My "work Buddy"was such as you fear, Should have been a Two week Hunt we came back after a week then I drove back lost 4 days of hunting and paid my way twice. wouldn't go on an Easter Egg Hunt with Him now.
yes sir. i had the same thing happen..laziest SOB. iv ever met...
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:52 PM   #110
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I have hunted in 2 different over the counter units in Colorado and have a place between Walsenburg and Fort Garland. Our development borders the National Forest on 2 sides and there are 6 walk in gates from our private property. The land there is inexpensive, especially since the Spring Creek fire went through there back in July. I hunted the San Isabel NF this year for the first time, hunted up north previously, and am learning the area. Made some good connections and got a good base of knowledge of the area.

Why, you may ask, am I telling you all of this? Well, I may be able to help you out a little with planning and gear selection. Heck, you could come out with me one of these years if you want. I just need some help getting started into traditional archery. I have a Samick Sage and really enjoy shooting it but need to get some lighter limbs to build a solid base (form).

Anyway, I'm no elk slayer but I have been hunting and backpacking for over 30 years......ever since the first elk hunt 3 years ago when I put the two together, I was hooked. It's kind of like that commercial way back, "you got your chocolate in my peanut butter, no you got your peanut butter on my chocolate".
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Old 09-10-2018, 02:57 PM   #111
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Truer Words were Never Spoken. My "work Buddy"was such as you fear, Should have been a Two week Hunt we came back after a week then I drove back lost 4 days of hunting and paid my way twice. wouldn't go on an Easter Egg Hunt with Him now.

Don't have a clue who you are talking about but you are spot on with your point! I hunted in northern Colorado with one of my best friends and we take separate vehicles, and so does his cousin for this very reason. I usually hunt about 10 days, his cousin about 14-16 but my buddy.........he may be there for 18 days, 21 days....just whenever he feels like leaving. He went to Utah one year, then to Colorado then after a total of a month and a half he came back to Texas......then went back a week later to both. He's about as hard core as I know and if I was riding with him I'd be divorced, lol
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Old 09-12-2018, 01:08 PM   #112
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Rick,

Do it while you can because if you don't you will later regret it!

I have been on my own about six or seven times and have yet to take an Elk. Hardest part for me was locating the Elk. Last time I went I took my son-in-law with me. We saw lots of sign but the problem was it was all about two weeks old. Local hunters had all been in with their ATV's two weeks earlier and pushed all the Elk deeper into the more remote areas. We were afoot and didn't have a chance. Just no way us out of state DIY's could compete with the local and other hunters that had ATV's.

The only guys I know that have been successful on DIY hunts unless they were just plain lucky are guys that have gone numerous years and have well established areas they return to year after year where they have seen Elk and have experienced actual encounters.

I would love to say I'm in, but at almost 74 now I would be almost 76 by the time hunting season rolled around in 2020 and with health issues just not sure I could do it. I often think of trying to go again because that was one of my major goals in traditional archery and I hate to not be able to get it done. It is hard to think there is anything good about getting old. I don't like it when I have to realize there are things I just can no longer do that I once could.

If I am still this side of the green sod I guess you could put me down as a possible maybe.

Probably more akin to wishful thinking on my part.

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Old 09-12-2018, 02:31 PM   #113
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I'm gonna do this. Somehow, some way, I'm gonna do it,

BUT just to reiterate

it'll be the 2020 season before I can.

Beginning in 2020 I'm gonna try to do it every year I am healthy enough for it.

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Old 09-12-2018, 03:04 PM   #114
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Going isn't hard bud. Killing one can be. But you learn as you go. Finding a good area is what takes time.

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Old 09-12-2018, 03:39 PM   #115
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Going isn't hard bud. Killing one can be. But you learn as you go. Finding a good area is what takes time.

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Oh I know. I've been several times, just not in the past several years.

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Old 09-12-2018, 04:59 PM   #116
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The hard part for me is the knees. The training up is the worst part.

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Old 09-12-2018, 05:54 PM   #117
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The hard part for me is the knees. The training up is the worst part.

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My knees will never be any better than the bad shape they are now, and probably worse as time goes by.

My philosophy is - just go at my own comfortable pace, and know where to draw the line.

I can get to & from most places as long as I do that. I might be slow, but I'm steady.

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Old 09-12-2018, 08:17 PM   #118
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Slow is better.

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Old 09-13-2018, 11:18 AM   #119
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I'm gonna do this. Somehow, some way, I'm gonna do it,

BUT just to reiterate

it'll be the 2020 season before I can.

Beginning in 2020 I'm gonna try to do it every year I am healthy enough for it.

Rick
rick we need to talk.. i'm totally up for this. i have gear. as most do.
been only a couple of elk hunts. i mite not get far from camp. but id hunt and have a good time.
1 thing id like to say, is ..i don't hunt with drunks..for me hunt'n and drink'n alot don't mix. nothen wrong with a dram of good scotch...it's the half a bottle ones...just my opion.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:22 AM   #120
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The hard part for me is the knees. The training up is the worst part.

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DRT get yourself a bicycle, I have have a bad knee and not able to run but I can ride 100 to 150 miles a week and it never bothers me.
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