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    Advice on DIY hunt

    Hi all me and my brothers are planing an elk/mule deer DIY backpack hunt in Montana. We're new to Montana and wondering if y'all had any advice on areas to look into or just point us into the right direction. Thanks for your time.

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    Right direction............................N of Wyoming, E of Idaho, W of North Dakota. That is where you will find Montana.

    Welcome to the forum.

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    Are you planning on Archery or Rifle?

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    thanks for the imput tdub and were planning a rifle hunt. not looking for a trophy just a good time and meat for the freezer

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    LOL, on a serious note, the best way to find a place to hunt is study some maps and pick an area with alot of public land and start hoofing it. Basically just pick a mountain and start walking. I was able to do this in Idaho in 2008, came home with a 6 point bull. Didn't have a clue what I was doing, but found elk just the same.

    Not too many folks on this forum are going to just come out and tell first time posters where to go and hunt without seeing them contribute to other threads. It gives the impression that you signed up to the thread just for a handout, IMO.

    Best of luck!

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    isnt that the reason you post on here to get information from a more knowledgeable and a older generation. you know i try to do things the right way and ask and learn and recieve info how to get started because im new to this type of hunting and i want to start off on the right foot so i want to learn a thing or two from the people that know best but Its no wonder my generation gives hunters such a bad name and doesnt know anything about hunting because people like you will let the awesome herritage die with them because they could came less about passing on information because they are so worried some else my kill an animal. so if you dont have anything helpful or informationable why post at all?

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    tdub is right, most of us on here have learned areas the hard way. It is best to call the Game & Fish and talk to a few biologists about starting points. From there pour over maps and google earth for good looking elk country. Montana has a good walk in access program. Try to find public land that borders private property and hunt the border area. Once you narrow down an area ask about said area on the forum. Guys are leery of people with just a few posts on here because as soon as they get the info they need they bail and don't help other guys out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Josh7277 View Post
    isnt that the reason you post on here to get information from a more knowledgeable and a older generation. you know i try to do things the right way and ask and learn and recieve info how to get started because im new to this type of hunting and i want to start off on the right foot so i want to learn a thing or two from the people that know best but Its no wonder my generation gives hunters such a bad name and doesnt know anything about hunting because people like you will let the awesome herritage die with them because they could came less about passing on information because they are so worried some else my kill an animal. so if you dont have anything helpful or informationable why post at all?
    Might want to change your tone, partner.

    I love giving advice to new hunters. That sometimes includes general areas to hunt. Unfortunately some of us "older generation" worked really hard for our spots, and after letting a spot or two slip, saw the demise of those areas. It isn't personal.

    Take a look around there is a bunch of good info for a new deer hunter in MT. I might help you out myself if you stick around and join the group, and let us get to know you.

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    A few years ago I posted up a blog on another site and outlined from start to finish how I go thru the process of data gathering, Internet scouting, and went thru the hunt. I already had the unit but if you read that blog it will show you one way to drill down areas in an unknown state.
    As far as finding a unit, draw and harvest stats will be a benefit as well as the different game bios.

    http://www.monstermuleys.info/dcforu...l#.UgrQJKa9LCQ
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    Yes if you want help you really shouldn't have an attitude. We do help each other out on this forum. But like everyone else has said we don't know you from adam to eve. We have put tons of time into scouting. You cant expect to jump on here and get a spot. Stick around do some digging and be polite. Welcome to the forum. It is a great place for info.

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