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As some of you know our ML elk season started today. We have seven days to get the deed done.

We have been keeping track of a group of elk on a 40 acre block most of the fall waiting for the season to get here... It a heavily logged area with a lot of red-stem on the south east slopes and running water in the bottom draw on the far east side of the picture - up against the standing USFS timber.

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Ok... and now the problem(s) - we have run into a couple of problems... a darn big full and bright moon shining on the snow, and it is up all night. The snow in the area.... it has melted then re-froze - it is like stepping on pop-corn with a microphone and amp in your boots. oh and just to mention the brush and old logging debris pops very easily.

Even with all of that both my hunting partner and I bumped elk today, but neither of us could get a shot. I got really close to a cow and a calf but just could not get to a point for a clear shot... after feeding all night - they were not moving very much at all and I could not move, but I tried just a little. I had them in front of me for most of 30 minutes but ultimately they moved directly away from me and dropped over the ridge top. I bumped another bunch later that morning and I was hoping they would drop down to Larry - no such luck... We are headed back in the morning - see if we can get lucky...
 

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Sounds like you almost put one in the freezer tonight....hope you get em in the morning. Do you have a cow only tag or can you kill a bull? Can't say much to help you with the noisy frozen snow except that everything that moves in it makes noise and ya can't kill one if ya don't try.

Good luck!!
 

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Snow shoes? :claphands:
Good luck. I envy you.
 

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good luck
atleast you got them pin pointed
it's just going to take some time :cheers:
 

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We can shoot a cow or spike - no branch antlered animals - which is actually fine buy me.... I am a meat hunter
 

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dang idaho you got to be young or slow.nothing worse than a full moon and crunchy snow.good luck to yah:cheers:
 
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