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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger10 View Post
    Correct, neither of us have ever entered the draw in any state. This will be my first elk hunt, and after this one I plan on entering draws and building PP for a DIY hunt.

    Roftopaulas is 15k and out of our price range. Can anyone tell me the price at Hill Ranch? I found on another forum that it starts and 12k and they charge a trophy fee. Not sure if this is correct.

    Right now we are looking hard at Trinchera with Pat Lancaster. I will find out by the end of next week what dates are available. It could turn out that he only has the first hunt and last hunt available, can't remember the exact dates of those hunts. Is early and late season significantly less productive than late September early October?
    Be careful how much you spend on your FIRST elk hunt. When it happens, it happens fast and sometimes you don't get more than 1 chance!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shootbrownelk View Post
    I'll second that recommendation on the Bobby Hill Ranch, the Eastman family hunts that a lot. They've taken some Big bulls there.
    And several huge bucks. Makes one wonder about the public land diy slogan?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranger10 View Post
    Is early and late season significantly less productive than late September early October?
    You want to be hunting the last two weeks of September, and maybe the first few days of October. Avoid hunting near a full moon. Check the "moon calendars" available on-line. Consider if there are issues with drought as that will hugely impact trophy quality.
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    Montana Hunting Company with Rob Arnaud... hunting Ted Turner Ranches. Thats where I would head if money was not much of an issue and i wanted to go private

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    I agree with mntnguide, Rob Arnaud is a good way to go.

    I also have a friend that guides that same two hunters almost every year at Vermejo Park. The success pictures from his clients are incredible. That would be my first choice. Maybe someone will cancel, even the dedicated guy my friend guides cancels every now and then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mntnguide View Post
    Montana Hunting Company with Rob Arnaud... hunting Ted Turner Ranches. Thats where I would head if money was not much of an issue and i wanted to go private
    Arnaud is expensive, and the best properties are apparently booked out for quite a while. Certainly worth a call if you have the dough though, and Arnaud seems to have a pretty good reputation.
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    Here is the PM I sent.

    10K may be tough for a solid 350 hunt.

    Here are some excellent outfits. These are all wild free range animals. The first three are like hunting private land. GT Nunn I believe is public land, but he is very good and produces amazing bulls. GT may have some leases, not sure about that.


    J&J Outfitters (Jed Wayment). Excellent outfitter. There is some excellent private land elk hunting in Utah, and Jed is one of the best. Check out his photo albums:

    http://www.jandjoutfitters.com


    Mescalero Apache Reservation (New Mexico). Incredible elk hunt:

    http://innofthemountaingods.com/acti...ig-game-hunts/


    Hill Ranch in Colorado. Awesome elk hunt:

    http://www.hillranches.com


    GT Nunn (New Mexico). Can secure landowner tags:

    http://www.frontieroutfitting.com
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    Was the PM responded to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by packmule View Post
    Was the PM responded to?
    Not in the way I would have expected. I deleted the PMs and posted the info here for whoever uses this thread in the future and is looking for a good hunt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Umpqua Hunter View Post
    Not in the way I would have expected. I deleted the PMs and posted the info here for whoever uses this thread in the future and is looking for a good hunt.
    ***Is that the PC way of saying he was not very thankful for all the help you and everyone else are trying to give him, LOL?!!!

 

 

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