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Old 03-02-2012, 10:19 AM
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The best luck I have had in hunting the Wapiti in Montana (I was born in raised in the little town of Livingston 60-miles north of Yellowstone Park) has been in two locations.

1. Ibex Mountain (The Ibex) and its environs which is right in the Crazy Mountains area. Lots of private property ownership here so make sure you are not hunting posted land.

2. Yankee Jim Canyon outside of Gardner.

Cautionary note: Both are very rugged and unless you are in top physical condition you better rent a four wheeler. *

* Rugged Area, Elk hunting... so what's new? heh, heh.
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Old 03-10-2012, 01:18 PM
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How's your luck with Mule Deer? I've always wanted to shoot one, but never did see a respectably one the few times I've hunted them.
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If a monster muley is in your thoughts, try getting a tag for the Kiabab in the Grand Canyon area in Arizona. A special draw and cost for a very limited hunt, but those things are huge.
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The San Juan range in Southern Colorado has tremendous bucks,way above treeline until the snows drive them down.After the season closes.Lots of big Elk on the Charles M. Russel refuge in Montana.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:27 AM
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How's your luck with Mule Deer? I've always wanted to shoot one, but never did see a respectably one the few times I've hunted them.
Apologies for not getting back to you a bit sooner.

If you want to get a whopping big Mulie in your cross-hairs one of the best areas in Montana would be in the East Central area in and around the Missouri River Breaks.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:35 AM
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If a monster muley is in your thoughts, try getting a tag for the Kiabab in the Grand Canyon area in Arizona. A special draw and cost for a very limited hunt, but those things are huge.
Hey thanks for your post.

I had heard about this but kinda forgot about it. You are right on about the difficulty in securing tags but if you luck out you might end up with nice buck... probably not a record but dang good enough.
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:45 PM
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The San Juan range in Southern Colorado has tremendous bucks,way above treeline until the snows drive them down.After the season closes.Lots of big Elk on the Charles M. Russel refuge in Montana.
Yes...my brother shot a nice 7x6 bull this fall. The near impossible part is drawing a bull tag. I've been applying for years without luck.
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