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#46 PA RIDGE RUNNER

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Posted 30 March 2007 - 03:35 PM

Going to your first Elkatraz event is remotely similar to going to camp. I say it is remotely similar because at your hunting camp you most likely know and have hunted with your fellow camp members in a familiar area and hunting familiar game.

On your first trip to elkatraz you only have internet knowledge of the people you are going to hunt with, you most likely will only know the area from a map or through someone elses eyes. The altitude absolutely must be contended with or it will get you. No matter how much you read about what you are hunting you will experience a steep learning curve once you get there.

Now faced with all those challanges it is no wonder that no elk have yet hit the ground. Also remember you are hunting public ground with others. When we got to Elkatraz 3 there were other people camped both nearby and along the road to where we hunted. In other words we had company and I would say there were as many as 20 to 30 hunting where we hunted that first weekend. That dropped to only 5 or 10 or so for the weekdays. On that first weekend there were close to a dozen of us to enter that mix of campers and locals that came in for the day.

We all saw elk but seeing an elk and getting a shot are two different things. The guys hunting with archery equipment saw elk at rifle range and those of us using rifles saw them hightailing it out of the country offering no ethical shot. Weather can be a big factor also as we learned.
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Posted 30 March 2007 - 06:31 PM

I just looked at the elkatraz pics man they brought back a whole flood of memories. Thanks.
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Posted 31 March 2007 - 08:36 PM

Going to your first Elkatraz event is remotely similar to going to camp. I say it is remotely similar because at your hunting camp you most likely know and have hunted with your fellow camp members in a familiar area and hunting familiar game.

On your first trip to elkatraz you only have internet knowledge of the people you are going to hunt with, you most likely will only know the area from a map or through someone elses eyes. The altitude absolutely must be contended with or it will get you. No matter how much you read about what you are hunting you will experience a steep learning curve once you get there.



I got hooked on Elkatraz. I go to Elkatrazaholics Elkanonymus three times a week. It's kind of embarrasing.
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Posted 01 April 2007 - 10:08 PM

I agree, getting an elk down isn't the most difficult of tasks. I have gutted about a dozen. I am not sure if I will ever hunt at Elkatraz, due to the cost hunting in WY is only $41 and hunting my honeyholes, but someday I would like to come down and guide someone to their first elk.

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Posted 01 April 2007 - 11:38 PM

I got hooked on Elkatraz. I go to Elkatrazaholics Elkanonymus three times a week. It's kind of embarrasing.

That is just too funny Charlie! Not getting hooked on Elkatraz but your creativity with the Elkatrazaholics! I could see Woody getting hooked like that. :)
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Posted 03 April 2007 - 08:07 PM

That is just too funny Charlie! Not getting hooked on Elkatraz but your creativity with the Elkatrazaholics! I could see Woody getting hooked like that. :)


Glad you enjoyed the humor Patsy. :D :yes: :lol:
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Posted 17 April 2007 - 04:46 PM

Elka... I cant get it out of my head. :huh: And no 24' camper yet.

I'm really suffering. :(
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Posted 18 April 2007 - 09:14 PM

- Merged the 3 virtually identical E4 topics into one and re-pinned...

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Posted 20 April 2007 - 03:33 PM

I agree, getting an elk down isn't the most difficult of tasks. I have gutted about a dozen. I am not sure if I will ever hunt at Elkatraz, due to the cost hunting in WY is only $41 and hunting my honeyholes, but someday I would like to come down and guide someone to their first elk.

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Posted 01 May 2007 - 06:17 PM

...sigh


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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:36 PM

I need more information....

Camping fee?
Where is the camp ground?
Do we really need a camper or RV? (seen the snow and worry about tent camping)
Elk license? When do we need to get it? How much etc?
If there is a deadline for the Elk Lic. can we still attend as visitors?
What weapons are permitted?

I need as much info as possible... I am truley considering this for Todd and I. I do hope we get to hunt, heck if I shot a rabbit I will be happy :)

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 07:28 PM

I need more information....

Camping fee?

Its Free, you are camping on State or Federal land


Where is the camp ground?

State & Fed. Land you can camp almost anywhere


Do we really need a camper or RV? (seen the snow and worry about tent camping)
You will need a good tent with heat (wood stove or propane for heat)


Elk license? When do we need to get it? How much etc?
Bow tag for a cow is $250.00
Bow tag for ether sex is & 500.00
Youth tag for a cow is $100.00 age 12-16
You can buy the tags for some units over the counter in Colorado
Plus a stamp for $5.00

If there is a deadline for the Elk Lic. can we still attend as visitors?
What weapons are permitted?

You can go out into the woods with out a tag and tagalong with a hunter.

You can buy a tag for bow over the counter. For some units

It is too late to put in for a draw tag April 4 was the dead line.
They may have some leftover cow rifle tags for some units after the drawing.



I will not be hunting Elkatraz4 this year, I put in for a rifle tag, and will be hunting Oct 20-28 in units 7&8

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Posted 04 May 2007 - 08:49 PM

sigh....
Where will E4 be without the rolling travel plaza?


Good luck on the rifle tag Ron.



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Posted 04 May 2007 - 09:44 PM

sigh....
Where will E4 be without the rolling travel plaza?
Good luck on the rifle tag Ron.



...sadly our elkhunter40 is going to unit 4 to clean out the elk. i'll miss that rolling castle for sure..unless Woodey shows up :)
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Posted 05 May 2007 - 08:05 AM

Man Ron sorry to hear that, .... the really sad news is, Huck took a trailer up to 7&8 and hauled all the elk down to 371 and 42. gonna be a long hunt ;)
good luck man. hope ya score big.
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