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#6231927 - 02/28/12 how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed
ravenr Offline
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been at it since 76', trying to bust 100, 35 to go

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#6232064 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
buffybr Offline
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Loc: SW Montana
I killed my first bull in 1966. My next elk will be #35. With mostly just me eating them, I'm on the "every other year plan."
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#6232198 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: buffybr]
T_Inman Offline
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Registered: 03/06/07
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Loc: Wyoming's anal orifice
Been of age to hunt since 1991, have killed 3 via archery and 7-8 via rifle. I'll catch up to you old farts soon enough.
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#6232239 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
KC Offline
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Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Originally Posted By: ravenr
been at it since 76', trying to bust 100, 35 to go


ravenr:

I went on my first elk hunt in 1978 and have killed 33 elk since then. But I only hunt elk in Colorado.

You must hunt in several states each year to have accumulated 65 kills since 1976.

KC
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#6232448 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
redfoxx Offline
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Registered: 02/21/12
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Since 1982, have not really kept count since then, buts its got to be at least 12, maybe 15 (mostly cows, a few bulls, nothing over 300", and all public land DIY hunts. I'm a meat hunter mostly but I do like to hold bone every now and then. I can't imagine anything that tastes better than a big fat September cow!
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#6232458 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: redfoxx]
saddlesore Offline
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Registered: 06/22/01
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Loc: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
I started in 1966 I think +or-. I have killed quite few, but some one here said it was bragging to say how many. So I will just say it's over 40. I hunted NM for 8 years or so,CO since 74 and have been to ALberta once.


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#6232537 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: saddlesore]
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Registered: 06/05/07
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Loc: Bozeman, MT
Elk is one of many reasons I live in Montana. I have been hunting them since I was old enough to hunt. To date, somewhere near 60, again, living in Montana I have been able to shoot 2 a year for some time now. From nicest to worsest...



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#6232598 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
bucktail Offline
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Since 2010. I've gotten 2.
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#6232725 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: bucktail]
BuzzH Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 1169
Loc: Wyoming
Started hunting elk at age 12 in 1980:



Shot this AZ bull this November, my 49th elk:



Never have considered myself much of an elk hunter, but I've always had pretty good luck while hunting them.

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#6232791 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: BuzzH]
NJelksmacker Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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Loc: New Jersey
Killed my first elk in 1996, I've killed a total of 10 elk, 8 bulls and 2 cows, all in Northwest Colorado (units 12 and 13). All the bulls were raghorns,I did kill one decent 5x5.

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#6232839 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: NJelksmacker]
rl11 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 713
Loc: Montana
I've carried an elk tag 13 years, filling two.

I can honestly say though, that since I started seriously getting after it about six years ago, I could've killed elk every year. Passing on cows every year until I killed my first bull, and a handful of raghorns the last two years.

I love hunting elk, but I'm a little guy and hunt by myself- it better really be worth it when I pull the the trigger.

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#6232897 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: NJelksmacker]
DrHJH Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
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Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Started in 1970, have 46 in 41 years, all in Wyoming, about 60 percent bulls because you couldn't kill a cow in the area I hunted for 25 years. Killed three 6 X 7 bulls, numerous raghorns. When you get to be a smart old elk hunter you don't care if you ever backpack another big bull and no longer want to eat old elk so tough you can stand a fork up in the gravy.
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#6233015 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: DrHJH]
colorado bob Offline
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Registered: 08/20/05
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I started in 80. Guess I've killed @ 30. Killed a couple of 300 6x6 bulls, got 1 mounted. Now, I'm happy shooting a dry cow--they eat better.

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#6233048 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
alpinecrick Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Loc: Western Slope of Colorado
Started following my dad in the early 60's--back when there was a LOT less elk, and elk hunters. Killed my first elk in 1971.....I'm somewhere around 45 now...but I've kinda' lost track.....


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#6233059 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
alpinecrick Offline
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Loc: Western Slope of Colorado

Did that one die in a beaver pond? I had one that did....looked kind've like yours by the time I got him out...... cry

Originally Posted By: shrapnel

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#6233091 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: alpinecrick]
Dawgin'it Offline
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Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 122
Loc: Northern Utah
Been hunting them since 1976 and I have lost track how many I have killed. BUT, I can say I've never killed one with a .223!

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#6233275 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Dawgin'it]
BeanMan Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
Posts: 1615
Loc: Western Colorado
Started in 1989. Two with a bow, about 13 with a rifle, and one with my old toyota pickup truck just outside of Meeker.

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#6233308 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: alpinecrick]
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Loc: Bozeman, MT
Originally Posted By: alpinecrick

Did that one die in a beaver pond? I had one that did....looked kind've like yours by the time I got him out...... cry

Originally Posted By: shrapnel



Actually it is the result of about 6 miles behind a 4-wheeler on a muddy trail.
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#6233519 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
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Loc: Lost most of the time
Im 37 years old. I have killed 13 bulls with a bow. Have never shot one with a rifle, unless it was a wounded bull someone else had shot..

Toby Joe

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#6233554 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: TOBYJOETRUBY]
Greenhorn Offline
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Registered: 02/25/01
Posts: 1996
I think I bought my first elk license in 1990, though I'd been hunting in MT since 1980. I've shot one per year since 93, probably around 340 average, (7 with a bow). This coming fall will be my son's first year (he'll be hunting at 11) and I suspect if it's brown - it's down.

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#6233598 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Greenhorn]
Bart7175 Offline
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 149
Loc: Yuma, AZ
Killed my first elk in 1974 a raghorn 5x5 and have killed about 25 to 30 since then. I haven't hunted in the last three years since I move to AZ, but am going to head back to MT this fall and see what happens. Probably about 75% bulls and 25% cows. Some in Idaho, and most in Montana.

Bart

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#6233822 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Greenhorn]
kawi Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2337
So Shaplnel you never thought that maybe I should backout 6 miles I mean dang both of you lost your head Grin.Kawi

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#6233854 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: kawi]
kawi Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2337
Ok 1979 and 33. I still get goofy every time I see them.

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#6233944 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: kawi]
tikkanut Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 5898
Loc: Rural Podunk Utah....

Many years....have taken only a few cows....couple spikes

and 3 mature bulls....have only hunted Utah...

here's probably my last Utah bull....last November...

takes too long to get an LE tag...me on the right....





Edited by tikkanut (02/29/12)

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