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Old 01-16-2018, 10:25 AM   #1
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My wife and I are planning on taking a archery elk hunt this September. This will be our first elk hunt and we are very excited. Here's what we are looking for, if you can hep point us in the right direction I would greatly appreciate it. Looking for a private land hunt on large ranch. We would like 2x1 guide service and don't really care what state. I would like to hunt a place that has a lot of elk vs. fewer but large bulls. For example i would prefer this hunt be more like a hill country deer hunt. Lots of game but does not have to produce 350 inch bulls. A lodge or cabin to sleep in, instead of a tent. I would like to keep it to approx $5,000 each. Thanks for your help and let me know if i am leaving out any important info.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:29 AM   #2
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Heck, I will geaux on this one if those parameters exist.....lol!!! 0-4 on elk!!!

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Old 01-16-2018, 10:32 AM   #3
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Sounds like the place me and other TBHers are going this year:

http://milliganbrand.com
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:36 AM   #4
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Sounds like the place me and other TBHers are going this year:

http://milliganbrand.com
I have not used these guys but they seem honest to me when I called them.



BTW - Just go ahead and find an outfitter (I'm using H&A Outfitters in NM) to put you in the draw for trophies. Don't wait until after you go to start trying to draw

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Old 01-16-2018, 10:44 AM   #5
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Try this place out of Prescott Arizona. http://www.yavapaioutfitters.com/
I haven’t hunted with him but plan on it I’ve talked to him several times, and he’s was very helpful. His name is David pereda.
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:49 AM   #6
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Here is where y'all need to go. Bear Mountain meets all your requirements. I know the ranch manager very well. He has some great guides and the terrain is fairly easy to hunt. You can thank me when you get back.

http://bearmountainranch.com/

Take a look at their Face Book page for this past season's results. I know 6-8 of the hunters in the pictures.

https://www.facebook.com/Bear-Mounta...8785770871138/

Here is your view from your cabin during the last week of archery. This picture was taken in 2014.

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Old 01-16-2018, 10:52 AM   #7
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No offense BULL21, but suggesting an outfitter in Arizona to a person that wants to hunt elk this September does not make much sense.... no private land elk tag opportunities in AZ, draw only.... September of 2032 maybe....
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:53 AM   #8
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Sounds like the place me and other TBHers are going this year:

http://milliganbrand.com
Thanks Chew. Has anyone in your group been there before. When y'all going and what package did you pick? Does he have landowner tags, or can you buy them over the counter ?
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Old 01-16-2018, 10:58 AM   #9
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Thanks Chew. Has anyone in your group been there before. When y'all going and what package did you pick? Does he have landowner tags, or can you buy them over the counter ?
All private land (landowner tags). Two guys have been before. They liked the outfitter but They felt it was too early so our group paid extra for the prime time hunt (3rd week of september) with 2x1 guiding.

Hopefully @traildust will respond with more info.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:01 AM   #10
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No offense BULL21, but suggesting an outfitter in Arizona to a person that wants to hunt elk this September does not make much sense.... no private land elk tag opportunities in AZ, draw only.... September of 2032 maybe....
Last time I talked to him, he said that he hunts both private and public lands and has a 97% draw success rate for archery non-residents yearly. Just passing info along.

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Old 01-16-2018, 11:05 AM   #11
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Last time I talked to him, he said that he hunts both private and public lands and has a 97% draw success rate for non-residents yearly. Just passing info along. my
Ok.... sorry if I'm wrong.... that is just completely different than everything I thought I knew about Arizona... may have to call him myself if that's the case
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:07 AM   #12
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http://www.fishtailranch.com/

Check out this place.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:15 AM   #13
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if you are set on a private hunt and want to keep it simple just do a hill country texas hunt, they offer it for less than that I know of a place here in tx that bull elk start at 3 grand.

If you want a more fair chase hunt id suggest looking at new mexico bc the elk herd is strong and generally larger antlered -and the terrain is manageable for you and wife...tons of public forest access also( outfitters use this as well... dont think that bc you book with an outfitter you will hunt only private land, in fact alot of the larger animals still come from public lands) I believe the gov tag last yr was killed in 36 on public and was a beast.

If you head to colorado you might find the terrain will be a bit more challenging but more number of elk.
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http://www.fishtailranch.com/

Check out this place.
Won't bash 'em publicly, but I have experience with this outfitter and I would NEVER use them.
PM me if you want details.
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Old 01-16-2018, 11:52 AM   #15
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Thanks Chew. Has anyone in your group been there before. When y'all going and what package did you pick? Does he have landowner tags, or can you buy them over the counter ?
Been there the past 3 seasons. If you go with them I would recommend getting a muley tag. No kill fee. PM me your # and I can give you all the info you need.
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:04 PM   #16
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All private land (landowner tags). Two guys have been before. They liked the outfitter but They felt it was too early so our group paid extra for the prime time hunt (3rd week of september) with 2x1 guiding.

Hopefully @traildust will respond with more info.
All landowner tags. Ray Milligan leases several thousand acres......not sure exactly how much....but it more than JKbow and I could cover. We saw a bunch of elk, but the bulks just weren't talking. I believe JKBOW said we had walked about 37 miles on our hunt. We saw several bears and stalked mule deer several times. Passed on some smaller bucks.

Mule Deer are free minus your tag $250ish, bear was an additional $500 to your guide plus tags.

Absolutely beautiful country! Great camp and food was first class. You will not go hungry!

Guides are top notch and have been with Ray for many years. Chama River is 20' from the back of the camp, the cook also guides fly fishing after elk season......he's more than happy to show you the ropes.

I'm ready to go NOW!
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Old 01-16-2018, 12:06 PM   #17
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Been there the past 3 seasons. If you go with them I would recommend getting a muley tag. No kill fee. PM me your # and I can give you all the info you need.
That's 'ol Pat.....he was our guide. We had a blast the the banter!
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:31 AM   #18
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Thanks Chew. Has anyone in your group been there before. When y'all going and what package did you pick? Does he have landowner tags, or can you buy them over the counter ?
are the landowner tags included in the price listed on their site?
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:35 AM   #19
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Old 02-03-2018, 11:57 AM   #20
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are the landowner tags included in the price listed on their site?
Yes, landowner tags are included in the hunt fee. You still have to purchase your licenses for elk, mule deer and bear if you want the option.

You can kill a mule deer for free, a bear will cost you $500 paid to the guide only.
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