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Mark L.

No sheds for some Montana hunters - posted 1 week ago

That is great... I'm all about shed hunting, but I prefer to hunt the real thing and if we can help we should... Cheers to those signing up

Mark L.

How to use the equinox and moon phase to time your archery elk hunt - posted 8 months ago

Scotty M, Yea, sometimes it can get a little sticky. Like I said in the article, it's never a sure thing. You make some good points for wanting to go a bit earlier. Personally, I have hunted elk in Colorado many times during muzzleloader season and never really had much trouble with those guys. They tend to be just like the other 80% of hunters, you just go a bit further and they tend to drop off as well. Honestly, with the draw, you will probably encounter far more archery hunters than smoke pole hunters. If you are newer at the game and you are not quite proficient with calling, and rut strategy, the early season wallow stand hunting and blind calling can work very well. I think Clint W. is spot on. I would not change my hunt dates just because of the muzzleloaders, but at the same time, if the Forest Service guys really know their stuff, they could be right. I'm sorry that that did not specifically answer your question. The fact remains, when the cows come into estrus things get wild, it's simple boy / girl math... Good Luck This Year...

Mark L.

How to use the equinox and moon phase to time your archery elk hunt - posted 8 months ago

Gary, I hear that all the time. If you are not going to be able to get pretty far back, I would probably say the early season. The late could be killer too, and will certainly be less people in the woods in Montana. I think the early season might be a little easier to call the big bulls. At least you have two options!

Mark L.

5 tips for glassing up more bears this spring - posted 10 months ago

Very nice article guys!

Mark L.

Reflections after a grizzly bear encounter: Thanks, Apologize, Accept - posted 11 months ago

I’m writing an article on hunting in grizzly country. How much grief did you get for killing that bear.