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Old 09-07-2020, 12:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey everyone,
I haven't used this site before, but I thought y'all might have some good advice I am taking a friend hunting and he has a general rifle spike tag. He won't be able to hunt for the next few years so I've been looking for a good area to take him where he will have the best chance of harvesting (I've never hunted with a spike tag, but I've heard they are extremely difficult). Anyone have any suggestions on a good area to try? I was thinking of somewhere in the wasatch unit because I know there's a good amount of elk there, but I haven't hunted that unit before. I'm not afraid to get out and do some scouting though.
Edit: I'm not looking for a secret spot (unless you wanna tell me about one lol) but any suggestions on units or just general areas to try would be appreciated.

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Old 09-07-2020, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Go to a unit that you know, up, down, inside out. And then do a lot of hoping that you find elk. Or just follow the crowds. If you don't seen any other hunters odds are you need to find a new area.
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Pick an LE unit and find a herd, then pray there is a spike in there. If that doesn't work, repeat.
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Old 09-07-2020, 02:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Know the area, where the elk are and where they go when they are pressured. I saw multiple spikes this year bow hunting, so they’re out there
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Old 09-07-2020, 03:03 PM   #5 (permalink)
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How much scouting have you done this summer for this hunt? Or is this your idea of scouting?
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Old 09-07-2020, 04:36 PM   #6 (permalink)
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First post, first elk, and asking for a good area to hunt. It never amazes me that some are actually that ***pid !
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Go to a unit that you know, up, down, inside out. And then do a lot of hoping that you find elk. Or just follow the crowds. If you don't seen any other hunters odds are you need to find a new area.
Thanks for the input! I will look at units I'm more familiar with.
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Pick an LE unit and find a herd, then pray there is a spike in there. If that doesn't work, repeat.
Glad to know there are spikes out there Thanks for the advice!
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Old 09-07-2020, 05:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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How much scouting have you done this summer for this hunt? Or is this your idea of scouting?
I haven't done any scouting for this hunt myself. My friend just asked me if I would take him recently so I haven't had time to scout. I know the odds are much lower this late in the game
And I say if you ain't hiking you ain't scouting
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First post, first elk, and asking for a good area to hunt. It never amazes me that some are actually that ***pid !
Hey buddy, it might be a good idea to ask a question before jumping to conclusions I don't recall ever saying this was MY first elk haha. Why do you think my friend asked me to help him out? But thank you for the input, I always welcome feedback.
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