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    2020 elk bugle report

    I canít seem to find the old thread so I started this one. Anyone still hearing elk bugle at night? Sitting here by halfway reserve totally quiet since I got here at 3am. Anyone got some tips for this area? Please PM me. I know I sound desperate but I donít really want to eat a tag after 6 hours of driving from Prince George.

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce44 View Post
    I can’t seem to find the old thread so I started this one. Anyone still hearing elk bugle at night? Sitting here by halfway reserve totally quiet since I got here at 3am. Anyone got some tips for this area? Please PM me. I know I sound desperate but I don’t really want to eat a tag after 6 hours of driving from Prince George.
    You only just arrived. Get out there and look for sign, call and make an informed decision from there. I’ve hunted plenty of areas where elk have been super quiet but the signs showed they were in the area. They call it hunting and not shooting for a reason. Boots on the ground, good luck.
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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    No matter what they r bugling somewhere!! A cow has gone into estrus as I typed this. If u see cows stick close or follow, or find shiny poop and figure out where they come and go. New area for me is find a good looking area, I like to look for a hill, mountain that has good cover, food and water then get somewhere up the hillside, find a trail and traverse a long way looking for sign (wind in favour). Calling every once in a while cow then location bugle every 200m or so depending on area. I may go silent if I feel the area is pressured. If no sign then repeat above until I find sign. In that area if u work hard u will find them.

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    In the EK, the bugle action has gone very silent. Bugles in the dark but once it becomes daylight they are going dead silent. Even when i find them in the daylight they are not responding.
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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    I'm told they are vocal at end of Pitt Lake.
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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    I just got an inreach report from the east koots. The 5 points are makin noise and comin in but the 6 points arent!

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    Quote Originally Posted by bruce44 View Post
    I can’t seem to find the old thread so I started this one. Anyone still hearing elk bugle at night? Sitting here by halfway reserve totally quiet since I got here at 3am. Anyone got some tips for this area? Please PM me. I know I sound desperate but I don’t really want to eat a tag after 6 hours of driving from Prince George.
    Eat a tag after 6 hours of driving? Give me a break. Your expectations are out of line. Work for it for 2 weeks and then learn from the experience. 6 hours and one day hunting? Laughable.

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    Nothing bugling around my camp

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    They r bugling in my neck of the woods.

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    Re: 2020 elk bugle report

    Elk died yesterday bugling across the hwy from mile 95.

    Elk are not dumb and up here they learn fast as they are hunted hard for a couple months then another couple in the winter. That big ridge you drive by on the 95 has elk. But to kill an elk in this country you need to get off the beaten path, burn some boot leather and be prepared to bring it out on your back.....or find some private land that has very little pressure. Try across the Halfway and the Kobes/Altares area or up the Herald Ellis.

    6 hours.....my buddies will be hear tomorrow for a week and they drove 24 from the island.

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