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    Posted: November 26 2018 at 4:25pm
Pretty excited! Me and a buddy heading north to elk hunt. He was in the area last week deer hunting with his dad and saw tracks in the snow from two different herds on onnd we have permission. Not to say they'll be there when we hunt but it's a good sign. Taking my No4 Mk1 in the walnut Bishop stock, 3x9 Bausch and Lomb. 180 gr Sierra ProHunters. Same rig I shot my deer with. We'll also do some ice fishing as his dad has been limiting out in Walleye (4, have to be under 18") everyday since the ice has been safe.
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Good luck! Elk meat is so tasty!
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The Pickeral is an added bonus!
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I wish you all success, Honky!
 
My old chopped Ishapore likes the 215 gr for elk.  It has clobbered a few with that round.
(open sights, but good for 200 yards)
 
Not a Sign of elk (I wrote "Elf" for a start! LOL!)  this year.
Trouble is, there is a herd of 200 west of us, but hiding in posted lands, and they will be very hard on hay and such when the season ends in a few days.
 
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No kidding on the hay. The last time I elk hunted this time of year the landowner had a hay stack of maybe 100 square bails in a field. We hunted that spot every day for two weeks. Every day you could literally see the stack level drop! Trail cam showed they would come at 2 am, leave at 4:30 am, well before legal shoot. Probably 30 or 40. We never did bag one. Eating machines!
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The bulls can be VERY aggresive, as well.
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So can this bull! We just got another 10 cm (5") of snow today. Should help seeing new tracks of where the herd is moving. We leave Sunday for opening day Monday. We do have one deer tag left to fill. Choices, choices...
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Good Luck on your Hunt.

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dittos that , i wish you the best 

as an aside - do not often post to these as i am not the hunter anymore but it does not mean i don't appreciate the efforts ya-all go to to be one , i read the posts and when inspired add a kudo , i do appreciate the efforts and dedication this takes and i am in favor of maintaining our hunting heritage 

as i approach 70 i am finding my limitations have more influence even tho i fight them every day , i still get out and do , but im not going on an elk hunt again [maybe a pheasant hunt at just the right place] so i look forward to your posts of the adventure 
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I remember hunting pheasants in Minnesota, Thanks for bringing back those good thoughts.
 
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rocker - i hunted here a few times but most of my hunting occurred when younger in iowa , a little in nebraska/kansas - that was the 60s tho , never got to the dakotas , think i missed some of the great plains hunting by not going there 
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I am reading these posts, the hunting topics with interest.  My hunting season this year has been so badly intrupted as to be nearly non-existant, inbetween family loss and other illness’s.

I got one buck early this year, however with my 98K configured for deer hunting.  And I havn’t been able to get out since.  I sincerely hope that this is not the wave of the future, however must be a realist as well...  am approaching 70, and many hunts seem to be in my past more than in my future!!!
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My 80 year old friend went hunting this year. He also picked up a new hunting rifle this year. The man has some plans. 
 
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Well, my elk season ended without harvesting an animal. We put on lots of miles land on the last morning of the last day at daybreak we saw 9 elk in a field we didn't have permission on. Maybe 1/4 mile in the field. As we were watching them in the bino's, they moved south into a 1/4 section we did have permission in. The wind was right so buddy dropped me off and I had the get to the east end of the property quickly. Walking in calf deep snow. Once I was in place, buddy pushed the bush south. I think a combination of one guy pushing a huge bush and lots of spots I couldn't cover hindered us, and nothing came out in my "kill zone." All in all, a great hunt! Saw some animals, spent the evenings ice fishing and brought home a limit of walleye!
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Sorry to hear about no Elk this time but next time? Glad you had the ice fishing good time.
But as they say a bad day hunting is still a Lot better than a lot of other things.
Seems that you did have a good time and that's what counts. 
 
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A bad day hunting is still a better day than workin fer the man!
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