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First Time Elk Hunt | Part 1

Posted by Dave Allee on


My plan is to hunt elk this October, in a general unit in Idaho.  Idaho is unique because there are many general season tags that are available Over-the-Counter.  The upside to these tags is that they are available without the need for entering a draw or lottery in the Spring.  The downside to general season tags is that the season is short and success rates are very low.   This particular hunt takes place in the post-rut period. The post-rut is the most difficult time to find a mature bull elk, because the mating season is over, and they are holed up in thick, dark woods where they can replenish lost calories and avoid hunters. Having never hunted elk before,...

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