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Heading to the mountains for 5 days of elk and maybe a bear. Can’t wait to get away and not hear cars on the road from the hunt stand! Lol all public ground, so I know we won’t be alone. But hoping we can find an out of the way spot. Regardless, it will be a great experience. The memories last a lot longer than the meat. Curious to know what others favorite trip has been and what makes a trip successful?
 

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just a poor construction worker here. no extra cash for travel so no input. hope you have a safe trip and gets some elk meat. that stuff is amazing! you can keep the bear meat though. lol

2 trips that i would do if i had the cash would be for elk and halibut. 2 of the best tasting things i ever put in my mouth.😁
 

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Brother has a small ranch out there and love to go visit. But, I never go for less than a week due to the elevation issues. I start hydrating at least two days in advance, and that seems to lessen the altitude induced migraines I always get.

that all said, the hunting out there is always fun and always so different from here. Glass as much or more than you walk. And surprisingly even a sage fed mule deer or antelope is excellent if you get them before the rut and take care of the meat properly

can’t say that about the elk, as they are always good, but my brother lives in a travel corridor so he shoots the elk when they appear, which is usually January with private land cow tags.
Shoot one though and you realize it’s more like dressing an angus than a deer, lots and lots of animal there.
 

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All great advice! We got there a day early, drank as much water as we could hold. Stayed on that program for the whole time. The orange army was out in force sat-mon, but we managed to get out of the way. We where between 8500-9000 feet. Walked a lot of hard miles. Very happy with how I was able to handle it because, having never hunted in the mountains, I didn’t really “know”what to expect. All that said, harvested a nice cow on the last day. So heading home now with two full coolers of meat. Absolutely suggest that anyone thinking about it should do it. But we sure are sore! Lol
 
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