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Old 09-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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As we're getting closer to the start of the general elk season, more than enough information can be found concerning the big bruisers we all dream of. Here in Utah, however, we get the "chance" to have a spike only tag.

Let's hear what advice you have for spike elk. Let's hear the success stories, pictures, what worked, what didn't work, etc.
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Old 09-26-2011, 11:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems to me that the key is getting where the whole county is NOT going as many places get over loaded. Study your area and see which spots may get overlooked by others.
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Old 09-27-2011, 06:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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It's been said a hundred times on here. Go back in deep. Hike for a good 3 hours or so, opening morning before sunrise, if you want to find the elk. That way when guys start moving them you will be back in where the run to hide. Also I would say something specifically about spike. Spike a generally pretty scared guys. They will generally be following some cows or a heard around but maybe 50-100 yards behind them. So always pay attention to what is running behind the cows. It may be a couple scared spikes.
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Old 09-27-2011, 11:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I attribute my success on spike elk hunting on knowing where they are going to go, not where they are. Each year every hunter scrabbles to find the best advantage on where they had seen the elk the night before. Not me I head straight to the place where I have seen them go in years past. Sure I may not ever be the first shot that rings out in the morning I very seldom go home empty handed by the end of the hunt. If you can find where the elk go after they have been pushed the first day you’ll have much more success in the years to come

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