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I love hunting. Seeing those elk is exciting!
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they are talking of reintroducing them northeast of me here , the paper i saw today indicates there is a lot of local support - im going to bet the DNR jumps right into this , 
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taking into account poaching, preditors & accidents..it will take approx. 10 years for the herd to mature to "hunting strength".
Be forewarned..in their range they can / will create alot of destruction to private property & farms
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Hoadie, you are correct. Fences do not stop dlk. They can walk right through them. They can also eat a lot of hay. Definitely can make a dent in a farmers put up cattle feed.
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It's not the hay they eat, it's the hay they plain destroy that narks me.
I once tried to head off a big mob heading for the bush here on the farm. 
I was in the little Ranger truck and booted it across a hayfield. The lead cow had her eyes set on that bush though, and though we got there at the same time, I couldn't turn them.  The front -runners were pretty well jumping over my truck, they were so close, and the whole mob went over /through my fence like race-horses taking "Beecher's Brook" in the "Grand National!
 
Long story short, they took out 70 yards of fence!  Had cows in there so had to start fencing right away.
Told my little daughter what happened.   "It's your own fault for chasing them!" she said!!
She always was too logical!!  LOL.
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well, I guess that'll learn ya!

I watched a cow, bull & calf walk thru the woods @ the cabin. What a sight. I was on front porch (drinkin coffee) when cow & calf emerged on the drive & continued on into the bush. A few ticks later bull followed. Was easy to tell exactly where they were in the bush, cuz he kicked & knocked the crap out of every tree he came across.
That same year, an Elk declared war on one of our tree stands.(Older STEEL type - Rhino has used it). He hit it until he got it off the tree, & continued until he busted the welds on the rungs. We had to take it to Bancroft to get it re-welded.
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Remember they are not for playing with. 
 
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42 Rocker... True. I watched a video of a full grown husky man get dropped by a white tail deer (small 4 point buck) during the rut. He was a mess. Times that body weight by at least three for elk? Maybe four times plus for moose? Awesome beasts!
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That they are. Respect is the word. 

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I killed an elk just west of Cimmaron N.M. in 1969. A friend who lived in Truchas had permission to hunt on private land. I got a bull 3rd day out. great memories. unless I hit the lottery ( money not elk tag ) my elk hunting days are over. not in my budget. A guy that I shoot sporting clays with in my Carpenters local goes every year. as far as bulls being dangerous Lone Elk Park is a wildlife park just out of St Louis. it's been awhile but a photographer decided to get a close up of a bull during the rut. he was gored to death. 'no cure for stupid'. I read a story in the mid 80"s about a guy in Pennsylvania who was returning to his truck after hunting. nature called & while he was squatting in the woods a buck deer attacked & gored him. while rolling around in poop with his pants around his ankles he managed to kill it with his hunting knife. he survived the attack with superficial wounds.


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Whitjr , i am also at 70 , im sorry to hear of your situation , 
understand exactly what your saying , much of my hunting is well behind me but like you i still think about it and will enjoy what little i might get as well as these threads of others still doing it , 

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I just finished submitting my application for bull elk this year. 
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Good Hunting to all and stay safe. 
 
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