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Old 09-08-2020, 11:15 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I haven't put it on the scale but my guess is that it is closer to 170+. The first time that I unloaded it from the truck after loading the chains into it I thought that I was going to loose a foot when that full weight hit my arms. I wasn't expecting it to be that much. But when you just keep adding to it you never know how much it weighs until you have to move it. Usually getting it up and down now isn't bad, but if you have to start walking with it you will know that you are packing something.
Dang, got some heavy duty fellas! A lot of people don’t realize just how heavy those darn chains are.. they’re a huge pain in the butt but I guess they’re less of a pain than being stuck.
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It's actually lost weight since I quit running large 34" tires. I had a full set of cut down tractor tire chains back in those days.
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Old 09-09-2020, 01:46 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Saw several different bulls already pushing cows around. Only one of them was bugling regularly. Watched a few small raghorns fight. Saw another bull wreck some aspen saplings with his antlers, but he was quiet. Just hanging with his cows. Definitely not fully fired up yet, but I saw some clear rut activity. Should just be getting better through the end of the month!
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Wasnt hearing much of anything since Thursday. Being in a tent, it was cold, that's for sure. But where I was, they weren't making any sounds. More sound in June/July than September. 🤔🤷‍♂️ Found five moose though. A couple sparring. I've never seen that before. Forest service put in some work on the rock road and turned it back to a manageable dirt road, which was nice.
Onto the extended areas for me. Good luck.

O, and the snow reports I was getting for where I was going, weren't very accurate. Chains not needed.
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Onto the extended areas for me. Good luck.
Your probably going to be hearing A LOT of bugling in the extended area, just not from Elk. Left the extended area a few hours ago. Saw 8-9 hunters going up the same area. Watched one guy literally walking up the trail blowing away on a bugle as I was tanking up at a nearby creek.
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Onto the extended areas for me. Good luck.
Your probably going to be hearing A LOT of bugling in the extended area, just not from Elk. Left the extended area a few hours ago. Saw 8-9 hunters going up the same area. Watched one guy literally walking up the trail blowing away on a bugle as I was tanking up at a nearby creek.
But isnt that how the popular social media people do it to get the big ones?

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But isnt that how the popular social media people do it to get the big ones?

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Overall, I think I've had better luck with a cow call.
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:34 AM   #28 (permalink)
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I was out on the southwest desert over labor day weekend and heard nothing in the way of bugling.
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:51 PM   #29 (permalink)
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To a point, everyone has been watching so much youtube with aggressive bugling, that they assume it will work everywhere and all the time. The extended units are packed full of guys doing the same thing. I had a guy bugling his way into the waterhole I was sitting during the last hour of light in August. Guys wandering down all the trails bugling like crazy, never stepping off the path.

All that said, I've seen younger bulls that were so out of their mind that they still came close to the bugles and started raking aspens in the heavily pressured extended. In fact, I watched my buddy bugle a raghorn in to 40 yards in the thickest of thick, and it was so fired up and raking trees that my buddy just assumed it was one of the other hunters in the area. He turned around and climbed back to to the top of the ridge without even chasing the bull. I've also watched from a distance as the herd bull with cows respond to every one of the hunter's bugles and proceed to push his cows the opposite direction.

Bugling to locate a bull isn't bad, but in such heavy pressured areas, sometimes it seems to be counterproductive.

I'll end with a giant caveat. I've witnessed and been a part of several(3) extended bulls hitting the dirt and packed them out over the past few years, but the extended bull that I called in myself was called in with just cow calls.........to 5 yards...........and I did not kill that bull. Giant grain of salt to be taken with my advice and anyone else's on the internet.

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Old 09-15-2020, 01:26 PM   #30 (permalink)
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Was down on Wasatch unit this past week for several nights and the only bugling I heard was like nails on a chalk board.

If you donít know how practice at home in the garage not outdoors the night before the LE opens. It was so bad I couldnít stop laughing and this went on late at night and early the next morning.


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