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How is 2010 Elk Season Going....

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by SDR, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    I have been scouting for Elk since beginning of Deer season on a Bicycle behind closed gates on timber company property, Scouting for Elk and just checking the temperature of the Deer, The Deer are just about ready...
    Elk, The Bulls are still very receptive to sweet estrus calls... My buddy and I logged ninety two miles on our bikes from Fri AM to the close of Sunday, We are about fifteen and a half miles in...

    I have crappy Cell Pics for now, Will get the good ones up when my buddy sends them to me...

    The effort it took to get these Bulls was incredible, If you are going to Elk hunt on bikes be prepared, Weight is a real factor, Especially when pushing the bike up hills... You have to consider breaking a axle, Bending a wheel, Stopping going down hill, Then the sore butt and sore taint factor...

    This is My 5XFu#*ED Bull...
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    My Buddies Spike...
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  2. BIG_GUNNUT

    BIG_GUNNUT North Central Oregon Active Member

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    Don't know, have'nt got to go yet. Hopefully it will be good. Congrats on getting a couple.:thumbup:
     
  3. ProLandSurveyor

    ProLandSurveyor Beaverton New Member

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    Was hoping to get out last weekend north of hwy 6 a bit but didn't make it. Should get out a few times prior to first season coast and well see what happens.:thumbup:
     
  4. hsullyc

    hsullyc North coast,Nehalem,OR Member

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    Very nice...:thumbup:
     
  5. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    Burley makes a sweet trailer for hauling loads by bike. Easy to hose off too.
    Won't help you get 'em but will help hauling all the extra gear and or carcass.
     
  6. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    Thanks!,
    I have a 35 Lb trailer rated for 180Lbs, I have put much more on it though...
    Up hills are a killer, Down hill is nice as long as you can stop...:thumbup:
     
  7. The Cheese

    The Cheese somewhere special Member

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    burley's are only rated for around 100#'s. Given their design I don't know if I would push it much past that.
     
  8. TMan1911

    TMan1911 NE Member

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    I hope the pics are WA tag elk season start so soon for OR hunter?! I am i need of a possible siting of western general tag. Might have to go alone or empty hand like last season
     
  9. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    I must be having a understanding problem, I'm not getting what you are trying to say here...
     
  10. TMan1911

    TMan1911 NE Member

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    What I meant was I am OR resident our season does not start until November. Your pics shows 10/17/2010 with rifle, I take it you're WA. Second comment was if any one know good location for elk in OR western general area.
     
  11. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    I'm Oregon... Cascade Bull started the 16th and Ends the 22nd...
    Western Oregon has a large amount of Elk... Coast is loaded...
    You have first rocky mountain starting on Oct 27th-31st... I prefer early as possible for the calling benefit, But I have called in Bulls in November...

    Tell Me what area you have in mind, I will be happy to tell you about anything I know about that area, If anything...:thumbup:
     
  12. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    Fair enough.
    Just trying to make those who have already figured out the bike thing aware of the trailer option.
    I don't hunt but suggest it to every hunter/biker I meet.
    The usual response is a blank stare followed by a smile when they realize how much sweeter it would be than what they have been doing/planning.
    My experience with Burley trailers supports the idea that you can really abuse/overload them without much worry.
    Also I'm not trying to suggest you can carry out the whole animal. Just ease the burden.
     
  13. ehunter

    ehunter Hilllsboro Oregon Member

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    We have used bikes for years during archery season. We usually bone the meat and ride out with pack boards. Your comment about bending a wheel is right on I have a bent wheel to proof what your saying is true.:D Also brakes are to be considered when going down hill with a heavy load. Con grads a lot of work went into it just makes it sweeter doesn't it.
     
  14. TMan1911

    TMan1911 NE Member

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    I a thinking Hag Lake or Browns Camp. Last year a party of 5 of us haul one out with winch @9.5 hours. I do understand western is tough no doubt, but this year we down to 2 guys. Any suggestions?
     
  15. SDR

    SDR Clackamas County, Oregon Silver Vendor Silver Vendor

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    LOL, You are better than me with two guys, I'm gonna take in my wife that is recovering from a broken leg, A retired military guy that has bad ankles from jumping out of helicopters...:thumbup: ... I do know a little about Stimson property around Hag have not been in there for awhile though... Contact the timber manager and then contact David or Herman @ ODFW, They are Biologists for that area...