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Anyone in Georgia want to go Elk Hunt?

EricS

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Yeah I’m just going to OTC areas, Gunnison is draw
I hunted the West Elk Wilderness area near gunnison. It was a draw area but required a total of 0 points to draw. I’m not sure it it’s changed after a couple of hard winters but there were several draw areas that required no points to draw.
 

Swampdonkey47

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I hunted the West Elk Wilderness area near gunnison. It was a draw area but required a total of 0 points to draw. I’m not sure it it’s changed after a couple of hard winters but there were several draw areas that required no points to draw.
A friends in-laws have land there and I was planning on going 1st to that area but it’s up in the air on their side if they will be around or not come elk season so that plan is on the back burner and I just put in for a point at the time and plan on hunting the general otc tag.
 

Swampdonkey47

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Update , Im heading out two weeks from today. I have a about 2 weeks time to hopefully get it done. Been working hard all year for this . Just wanted to give a little thanks to the forum and to the folks that have helped. I’ve made some new friends from here also have learned a lot. Long solo journey ahead. I’ll report back and let y’all know how the trip went . Good luck to all those heading west .
 

BuckFutter

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Looks like nothin here but tire kickers. Sometimes its best to go alone. The more ppl that get involved the more waiting and bs you have to put up with. Good luck. You will have a blast


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Sziggy2.0

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My plan is to go out Sept. 20th to 29th. Probably going solo as well. Good luck on your trip.
 

Tim W

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Unfortunately I'm just now reading this thread! I really really really want to do an archery elk hunt... I'm in NC and would definitely be willing to meet along the way. I have zero experience with backcountry hunting/mountains/or elk, but willing to learn and willing to "embrace the suck" of hard times. If anyone is looking for an additional person to go with and doesn't mind my lack of experience, let me know and we can start planning for next year...
 

kbetts

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Traveling to hunt deer vs elk ain't even close. Completely different ball game.
Especially if there are plenty of deer where you already live.

If you choose to back country hunt, the mental part will fold you up like a lawn chair if you aren't prepared.
 

Smokingbarrel270

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Traveling to hunt deer vs elk ain't even close. Completely different ball game.
Especially if there are plenty of deer where you already live.

If you choose to back country hunt, the mental part will fold you up like a lawn chair if you aren't prepared.
Truth, I just got back a couple weeks ago from an AZ Mule Deer hunt. my brother and I tracked 65 miles of hiking and over 800 floors in 7 days. Just to miss at 60 yards on the second to the last day. Heart breaking an humbling. Western hunting is definitely not for the faint of heart.
 

kbetts

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Truth, I just got back a couple weeks ago from an AZ Mule Deer hunt. my brother and I tracked 65 miles of hiking and over 800 floors in 7 days. Just to miss at 60 yards on the second to the last day. Heart breaking an humbling. Western hunting is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Looks cool on TV though......
 

djmiles1176

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Just came upon this thread and hate that I'm late to the party. I'm in SC about 4 hours from Atlanta but I'm definitely down for a western hunt every year. I'm at a place life where that is feasible so swampdonkey47 I you still monitor your thread shoot me a pm if you are still planning on taking these trips. I'd love to share info and find out if we can make it work. I have another guy who wants to go as well.
 
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