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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by elrowe, May 8, 2012.

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  1. elrowe

    elrowe Member

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    Just received my disappointing message from Fish and Wildlife:

    "You were not selected for an Elk Quota Hunt this year. Thank you for applying. Good luck next year."

    After five seasons out of state/country playing army I finally got the time to hunt next fall. Other than extra time for bowhunting deer, I'm out of options. I don't have stacks of cash for out-of-state tags for elk/muleys/pronghorns/etc.

    Any ideas for me to fill the first two weeks of October or second week of December 2012 with a unique, affordable hunting oppotunity? Caliber isn't an issue, I'm equipped to hunt everything in North America. Meat not trophies - spousal prohibition of heads on the wall...
     
  2. snakeman

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    Do some serious hog hunting!
     
  3. Freedom_fighter_in_IL

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    It's according to what you call "stacks of cash". Give us a price range that you can afford and some of us may be able to help you. In Kentucky, getting drawn on an Elk tag is pretty close to hitting the powerball odds. As snakeman stated, hog hunting is fun and relatively cheap in most states. You being in KY affords you a single day of driving to some of the best hog hunting in the country. South Carolina, Alabama, Florida (if you can find a cheap place to lodge), Tennessee in the 2 weeks of October but I wouldn't recommend it in the December part. Hogs aren't really moving well in the daytime at that time of year.

    Loads of fun and they can be a very challenging hunt. Or they can be easy.
     
  4. elrowe

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    Ok, I'll throw out $2k as the total cost range - also, I'd prefer to do it unguided for the bragging rights. Hogs are looking like the best option though, since it seems they're about the only edible critter that is also a nuisance. Fortunately for our farmers, they're only in Kentucky in low numbers in a few areas so far. Will start looking at TN and SC first though.
     
  5. HOOfan_1

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    Virginia lets you kill them on a deer tag.....if you can find any elk...
     
  6. oneounceload

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    There are out of state tags in various states for antelope/mulies/elk, but you may be too late now for a tag application. However, a ot of those Western states also have leftovers available on a first come basis - that would take half your budget at most, leaving the rest for gas, meals, etc.....
     
  7. jbkebert

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    First week of October my buddies and I are hog hunting in TX. I think the still have one or two slots left at Sweet Water Creek Ranch. Were booked during our hunt last year.
     
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