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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Throwaway View Post
    If you could only get it on once a year would the moon have any effect on you?
    Um hum.. you got that right.. regardless of moon, weather, wind, rain or snow the hump urge is greater

    Once a year would make me happy!!
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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Weather / Huntin pressure / location are all the things I would look at including prescouting before I’d be planning which week .... ideally as said ,if you can have at er for the month of Sept .. do it ... hot weather shuts them down vocally pretty good .... cool weather ... frosty mornings .... bugles through out the night...help ... never play the moon ...
    Been here awhile ...

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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    I dont think hunting pressure affects them, as long as you are cow calling.. cows=getting some
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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Just cause they are not being vocal does not mean they are not blinded by getting laid.. i have had big bulls sneek in without a peep to cow calls.. just to see if there is a sleezy lady in the herd
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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Not every hunt is about screeming bulls coming to calls on a leash.. its the ultimate, but sometimes pussy footing around the still woods is just as productive
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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocksteady View Post
    Not every hunt is about screeming bulls coming to calls on a leash.. its the ultimate, but sometimes pussy footing around the still woods is just as productive
    Yup, well said.
    Some years they bugled more and cam in or sometimes they bugles a lot and you had to go after them.
    Sometimes they don't bugle and come in.

    To OP, above is all tactics.
    I know some were saying to me in the past that going during the opening bow season was best. while other say late September or early oct.
    Depends where I think.

    When elk #'s were "way" better, I think any of the weeks would be fine, and like some said, a bull in search of cows before he has them rounded up is
    easier to hunt, imo.
    Once they have cows, harder.
    As for Satellites, I agree, even if a herd bull wont come out, they will.
    Problem is, they aint many of them around right now!
    That's why the early bow was becoming popular (just ask the local butchers in the area when was best!!)

    I have hunted new moon, only to have elk go by us at 10pm thru our camp.
    Basically just as nocturnal as full moon.
    I have taken a bull close to full moon because he was out and about on the river feeding with his cows a little too long one morning.

    And then we had fires to contend with and backroad closures.
    Cant predict the snow, but give the first big "Cold snap" anytime over "which week"!

    I have given up trying to predict when is best especially with low numbers.
    I will avoid the full moon because I just can this year and will try later hoping snow has hit the high country.
    Nothing gets elk moving out like some snow.
    But there is a big lack of them, in some areas more than others, but in general, pops aren't good right now at all.

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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Thank you very much for everyone who replied to the thread and those who sent PMs!

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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    I find the 7 to 10 days before the fall equinox the best. Basically about Sept 10 or so to the 21 to 23. The peak of cow estrus should be close to the equinox.

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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Here’s the tip.
    You’re just about to hit the sack and are stepping out for a whiz. Forget leaking onto the ground and instead pee into the plastic container with a cap that you brought along for that sole purpose.
    Now, assuming that you haven’t pissed on your fingers, bring out your hoochie momma cow elk call a give a couple of chirps. Go to sleep and when you awake, quietly arise and be ready to shoot that bull elk as you stick your head out.
    "Any day above ground is a good one!"
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    Re: 2019 September Elk Hunting - Which Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jagermeister View Post
    Here’s the tip.
    You’re just about to hit the sack and are stepping out for a whiz. Forget leaking onto the ground and instead pee into the plastic container with a cap that you brought along for that sole purpose.
    Now, assuming that you haven’t pissed on your fingers, bring out your hoochie momma cow elk call a give a couple of chirps. Go to sleep and when you awake, quietly arise and be ready to shoot that bull elk as you stick your head out.
    This tip, very savvy, working it while you try to sleep.....
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