Elk Hunting Idaho Unit 8 8A 11

by Mitchell
(Moscow Idaho)

This is my first year seriously trying to track down some elk. Is there anyone that has hunted in any of these units and can give me some friendly advice?

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Idaho's Diamond Creek Zone

by Aaron Prigge
(Minnesota)

I am looking for some information on hunting Idaho's Diamond Creek Zone. I have already learned that this zone is overcrowded with hunters. Any information you can share is greatly appreciated. This will be my first bow hunt for elk. I have a few seasons of rifle hunting under my belt while in Colorado but am really excited to finally get the chance to hunt during the rut.

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DIY Elk Hunt Unit 8A Idaho

by Gary
(Moscow, ID)

First time hunting elk in Idaho, and first time back in field for elk after very long sabbatical. Any pointers as to best locations within this unit would be appreciated.

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HOW IS THE ELK HUNTING IN UNIT 22 IN IDAHO?

by CARL
(WASHINGTON)

IAM TAKING MY 81 YEAR OLD FATHER TO HUNT COW ELK IN UNIT 22 IVE BEEN TOLD ITS A PRETTY GOOD AREA WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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Idaho unit 48

Hello, I'm new to this site and am from PA. My son and I are going to Idaho this year to unit 48 and would appreciate any info on the area. The only info I could help with would be unit 38B around Challis. We hunted there 2 years ago and took 2 cow elk. Thanks for the help.
Tony

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any body hunt with Boulder Creek outfitters

by Bruce
(WV)

I am interested in booking with them wonder if anyone ever hunted with them and what their opinion of the outfit was?

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How is the elk hunting in unit 30A in Idaho?

by Terry
(Richland Center, WI)

Has anyone archery elk hunted in unit 30A in Idaho? What can you tell me about the area? See any elk? Whats the terrain like? Many hunters?

I've hunted unit 59A for the past 8 years and I am looking for something new. I have horses and prefer non-motorized area. Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Bird

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Idaho Unit #4

by Dennis
(CDA ID.)

I plan on hunting unit#4 for both elk and deer. My plan is to take females for each, Any information will prove to be very valuable. I have struck out in both the last 2 seasons. I did not stick with any one area I bounced around quite a bit. Any Ideas?

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Idaho Unit 7, Red Ives Peak Area

by Brian
(MO)

I've hired a guide to go archery elk hunting in the Idaho Unit 7, Red Ives Peak Area. This is my first time Elk hunting and kinda booked this hunt on a quick notice deal. I am worried somewhat about the opportunity to see and potentially get a shot at a Bull Elk.

I notice the harvest is down and there are all sorts of rumors about the wolf kill. My guide, of course, says the oportunity is good and we will be packing in several miles on horse, which will increase the opportunity. I am going for the experience as much as anything, but would of course "like the icing on my cake". Any opinions out there about this area?

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2011 Archary Elk Hunt N. Idaho By Brian Johnson

by Brian Johnson
(Spirit Lake, Idaho)


Started hunting Sept.13 weather here has been in the high 80's to mid 90's. Very few bugles heard the first week, saw 1 nice bull in a clear cut heading for Montana state line while my better half and I were playing cards in camp. Put Brenda in my tree stand and called in 1 cow. That was all she was able to see this season. She had to return to work the next week, so I took her home then went back up to the camp. Monday the 19th got set up in my stand and began cow calling. Within 15 to 20 min. caught a glimpse of a cow moving up the ridge. Kept calling, next thing I see is a 5 x 5 coming straight to me. Sitting in the stand he came close enough to me, on the uphill side of the stand I could have reached down and touched his antlers. I just sat and watched for 1/2 hour, then they walked back down the ridge. The rest of that week called in 2 more nice bulls with no good shot.

The next Monday the 26th, got up around 5:30 cow called from camp to try to locate but nothing answered. Moved up the ridge called and within 5 minutes had a 4 x 4 standing 10 yards away. All I had in my hand was a cup of coffee so I watched as he walked down the draw. My stepson showed up late that morning. We set up his camp. Each day we were lucky enough to call in an elk, wheather it was a bull or cow.

The 29th was the best day ever. That morning we planned to walk down a draw where we've seen animals before. Sat in an area and heard a bark, cow called and waited for 1/2 hour. Caught a nice bull walking up a ridge 60 yards away. Called but couldn't stop him, headed back to camp.

We sat around playing cards and discussing the evening hunt. It started out by getting down to the stand where I put Corey. I went to his right and sat by a small pine tree. Cow called once and heard an animal stand up on my right. 1 min later he was stepping out where I could see him. He was a nice 5 x 6. Knocked an arrow tried to raise bow and he was looking right at me. Waited till he started walking got to half draw and he looked again, stood for about 1 min then he moved again. Finished drawing back waited for my next shooting lane and shot.

Placed a good shot when he turned down hill I could see where the arrow went threw. Cow called to slow him down, which worked. He was down 60 yards from where I shot him. This is my first bull elk with a bow an it was very exciting.

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Elk Hunting Pocatello

by Cameron
(Pocatello)

Where is the best place to elk hunt around Pocatello, Idaho? I'm a student at ISU and I'm looking for somewhere around here to hunt next season.

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Is anyone interested in elk hunting in Idaho?

by Ric
(Ahsahka, Idaho)

I AM NOT AN OUTFITTER OR A GUIDE! But, I have been elk hunting for 40 years and have a very nice camp. This year my hunting buddies for many years form Florida cannot make it out, so I am trying to decide what to do with camp.

It is too big for my son and I, but I hate to not get things out and use them. So am thinking there might be some folks who would like to hunt with me this fall?

I have room for 3 people, I would really like one of the people to be a youth between 13 and 16 yrs. old. I really enjoy seeing kids getting a chance to elk hunt for the first time in a real elk camp, wall tents, wood stoves, etc.

Idaho has an excellent youth mentored non-resident hunting license for very cheap. It is Idaho unit 10A. Elevation is 3000 to 5200 feet. E-mail me at huntelk@hotmail.com.

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Island Park, Idaho Elk Hunt- Grizzlys

by Clint
(Hooper, Utah )

I have Been Scouting the Island Park area and seem to be running into more Grizzly's than elk. Has anyone found a good deterrent for bears that wont scare the elk? Any suggestions ?

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2012 Idaho fires

I sure hope all the critters dont burn up over there this summer...I hope to find a nice bull. this rifle season !!

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First Time Elk Hunter Looking for advice

by Joe
(Appleton WI)

Like the heading says I'm heading to Idaho Zone 3 to meet an old friend. He's elk hunted a few times, I've only white-tail hunted. Just looking for any pointers and possibly any thoughts on the area.

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