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Old 08-27-2014, 05:35 PM   #2451
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Just printed up my tag! I am pumped! 18 days till we head out!
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:23 PM   #2452
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I know these guys aren't big boys, but this is the first time I have been able to capture a couple bulls locking horns.....and the winner, which is actually the smaller bull, letting off a victory bugle!!










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Old 08-27-2014, 07:25 PM   #2453
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Nice pics NMStickFlinger3
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:35 PM   #2454
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Good set of pics right there.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:38 PM   #2455
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Just printed up my tag! I am pumped! 18 days till we head out!
Who are you going with.
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:17 PM   #2456
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Cool pics. Love that last one....
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:41 PM   #2457
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Which unit?? We will be near Chama as well.
From looking at a map of the units I would say 4? We will be just north of Chama about 10 miles on a private ranch..
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Old 08-27-2014, 09:46 PM   #2458
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I'll be in NM unit 10 October 4-8. I'm cheating though and taking the smoke pole. My tag is unit wide and if I read the regs correctly for the muzzle loader season I could take my bow if I wanted to. I might take it and see how the scouting goes the day before the season starts. If I'm sitting at a water hole opening day I might as well have my bow instead of the muzzle loader.

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Old 08-28-2014, 09:45 AM   #2459
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Who are you going with.
Coonazz. And my brother (millman) is looking for a tag.
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Old 08-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #2460
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2 more days and will e up in elk country
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Old 08-28-2014, 01:17 PM   #2461
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My elk hunt is oct 5-10.

Just got news yesterday that my internal clavicle rod must be removed wed. September 3rd

the expected recovery time is 1 month

Good thing is that my tag is for open season so if I am not able to regain enough strength for my bow, using a rifle is an option.

I will start a new thread Wednesday showing my surgery and recovery up through the hunt to help any bowhunters that might need shoulder area incisions in the future.

(the incision will be in between my clavicle and shoulder blade at the bottom of my trap)
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Old 08-28-2014, 02:04 PM   #2462
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That is a great bull!!!! Do they have to hunt that early or was it by choice??
Choice....That super tag gets to hunt an entire year with any weapon and in any unit.

Of course I put in for that tag every year and yes I know how terrible the odds are. I just can't help it. I even watch the stream they have on the night of the drawing.
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Old 08-28-2014, 11:03 PM   #2463
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Here is a couple pics of the bigger boys we are after!!

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Old 08-28-2014, 11:19 PM   #2464
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Nice bulls!
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Old 08-31-2014, 01:11 PM   #2465
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I know several guys that are in elk camp for the NM first season opener in the morning.

We have a pretty large hunting family that includes close friends and when someone draws a good tag there is usually plenty of help. We all hit it right this year and most of us will be elk hunting. We'll.....my brother procrastinated and did not apply until the last minute.

Then he drew second archery season in NM 34. His hunt starts a couple days before mine so being the good brother I am I will have my gear packed and help him in 34 for a day or so. Then I'll be north to unit 52.

If we kill out in 52 then we will travel back to 34 and help anyone we know that has not tagged out. It's gonna be fun!!
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:06 AM   #2466
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I'll be in Colorado in 10 days.

Got my total pack weight to sub 40lbs (excluding bow), so I'm pretty excited vs the 65lbs I had goin in last year!
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Old 09-02-2014, 03:12 AM   #2467
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I hear the bulls are bugling a little bit in the southern mountains of New Mexico.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:09 AM   #2468
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Hunting in central Colorado again this year.
Hiked a total of 14 miles this weekend and and I didn't see or hear any elk. My wife was sitting a meadow Saturday and saw two cows out of range. Pretty poor opener for what was a great place for me last season.
We hunted from 9,500 feet up to timberline each day. Saw fresh sign, but that was it. Heard the same thing from some other hunters in the area.
Headed back up next weekend for a nine day vacation.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:10 AM   #2469
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One week until my boots hit Gila dirt for 2nd season. I am going insane waiting for this. I think it's safe to say that not much work will be accomplished this week.
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Old 09-02-2014, 09:38 AM   #2470
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I know these guys aren't big boys, but this is the first time I have been able to capture a couple bulls locking horns.....and the winner, which is actually the smaller bull, letting off a victory bugle!!










This is great stuff! What unit?
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Old 09-02-2014, 12:07 PM   #2471
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Not getting to hunt yet this year due to work and grad school obligations, but had a bull rip loose with a bugle in my back yard this morning that shook the windows!
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Old 09-02-2014, 08:35 PM   #2472
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This is great stuff! What unit?
Gila, 16A
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Old 09-03-2014, 12:10 PM   #2473
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Gila, 16A
Very nice. Ive got 2nd season 16B. Time is closing in!
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Old 09-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #2474
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On my way to chase mulies for two weeks...good luck gents!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #2475
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Leaving tomorrow for southern Colorado for a week of Elk hunting in a Wilderness area. Just finished packing my pack and I think I have it down pretty good. Without water or my bow it weights 26 lbs !
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:39 PM   #2476
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Very nice. Ive got 2nd season 16B. Time is closing in!
You should do VERY well!! Bulls are in great shape and you should hit the rut in time!!! Congrats on a great hunt!! Have fun and be safe!! Lookin forward to that 380 bull you will be knockin down!!!
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Old 09-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #2477
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Wish I could draw a 16a tag! Heck I wish I could draw any tag. Good luck to you guys in 16, I will be in 15 3rd season cant wait!!!
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:34 PM   #2478
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Just got this in my email. Oh boy, a week away from 7 days hunting in NM. Unit 58. Can't wait to beat the heat, hang out with good friends and get the heck off the ranch before the craziness of whitetail season begins. The bull in the picture was photographed on the same ranch last season and he was not killed.



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Old 09-05-2014, 11:37 PM   #2479
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Great bull horitexan. We leave on Friday.
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Old 09-05-2014, 11:51 PM   #2480
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Leaving tomorrow for southern Colorado for a week of Elk hunting in a Wilderness area. Just finished packing my pack and I think I have it down pretty good. Without water or my bow it weights 26 lbs !
You headed to the South San Juan? We'll be up there next week.
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:23 PM   #2481
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You should do VERY well!! Bulls are in great shape and you should hit the rut in time!!! Congrats on a great hunt!! Have fun and be safe!! Lookin forward to that 380 bull you will be knockin down!!!
Man, you just got my heart racing. A buddy of mine just knocked down a 6x7 in 21 last night!
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Old 09-06-2014, 05:41 PM   #2482
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Just got this in my email. Oh boy, a week away from 7 days hunting in NM. Unit 58. Can't wait to beat the heat, hang out with good friends and get the heck off the ranch before the craziness of whitetail season begins. The bull in the picture was photographed on the same ranch last season and he was not killed.




I saw the video of that bull. There is a hunter literally feet away from that bull on the right in the bushes. He couldn't get a shot before the bull busted him.
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Old 09-06-2014, 06:36 PM   #2483
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On our way home from Dolores, CO. Group of six men, came home with 2 cows and 1 4x5 Bull off San Juan NF. I took the bull with a heart shot at 40 yards. I'll post pics and story when I get home. Saw a ton of bears and should have picked up a bear tag.

Good luck to those on their way up to thin air.
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Old 09-06-2014, 08:00 PM   #2484
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On our way home from Dolores, CO. Group of six men, came home with 2 cows and 1 4x5 Bull off San Juan NF. I took the bull with a heart shot at 40 yards. I'll post pics and story when I get home. Saw a ton of bears and should have picked up a bear tag.

Good luck to those on their way up to thin air.
Congrats!
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Old 09-06-2014, 10:59 PM   #2485
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Congrats Sackett! Were they bugling much?
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:21 PM   #2486
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Alright folks, I'm leaving for my very first elk hunt in 48hrs. Not only is it my first, it's a DIY public land. I am calling upon the green screen for any and all advice you have. Techniques, patterns to look for, ANYTHING!!! Also, I am in 16B New Mexico.
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Old 09-06-2014, 11:35 PM   #2487
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Congrats Sackett! Were they bugling much?
Very little. Yesterday evening was the first time we heard a good chorus of bugles. Before that, I may have heard a single bugle. Beautiful country. Miss the family, but it sure does stink getting back to the heat & humidity. At least the cracked hands and nose will heal up.
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Old 09-08-2014, 09:40 AM   #2488
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Congrats Sackett!

Good luck drube75!
In the Gila, run and gun in the mornings sit water in the evenings. Sitting water may not be that fun, but it's probably the best way to kill a BIG bull there.
Good luck sleeping. With this full moon they will probably be screaming all night. Take ear plugs!
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Old 09-08-2014, 10:29 AM   #2489
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Sackett, what were the temps like at the altitude you were hunting?
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:47 PM   #2490
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Alright folks, I'm leaving for my very first elk hunt in 48hrs. Not only is it my first, it's a DIY public land. I am calling upon the green screen for any and all advice you have. Techniques, patterns to look for, ANYTHING!!! Also, I am in 16B New Mexico.
Go to page one on this thread and read the whole thing. That should give you a great starting point. I have never been to 16 B but I know it is a good unit so now all you have to do is work hard and you will find them. Most good NM units are that good. If you just put the work in you will find the Elk.
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Old 09-09-2014, 12:49 PM   #2491
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To everyone that is elk hunting this year. I am VERY Jealous.. Good Luck guys
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:26 PM   #2492
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There are there again, and I have no tag.
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:37 PM   #2493
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Leaving for Chama, NM on Friday, I talked to one of the guides up there yesterday and he said the bulls are screaming!
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Old 09-09-2014, 02:39 PM   #2494
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There are there again, and I have no tag.
http://youtu.be/9UcKluFBczw
AWESOME!!!!!
I am so freaking ready!!!
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Old 09-10-2014, 04:58 PM   #2495
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One more for the addicts.
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Old 09-10-2014, 06:12 PM   #2496
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Flying to Helena Friday at three for 8 days in the mountains with two buddies. Can't wait! After close calls in 2011 and 2012 with my bow, and getting it done last year with the rifle my confidence is high! I am gonna eat elk again next year!
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Old 09-12-2014, 10:54 PM   #2497
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In Denver on the flight to Montana! Hopefully I'll have pics in a few days.
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Old 09-13-2014, 07:02 PM   #2498
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Taking off for new mexico.....good luck to those hunting and yet to leave.

Hope my next post is a grip and grin!
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Old 09-13-2014, 09:04 PM   #2499
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Taking off for new mexico.....good luck to those hunting and yet to leave.

Hope my next post is a grip and grin!
Go get em!!!
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Old 09-14-2014, 11:25 PM   #2500
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Just got back from a week long hunt empty handed. Called a 6 point bull in to 12 yards for my wife and she missed!
Very little bugling where I was at in western Colorado.
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