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  1. Default Protect me from myself!!

    I need to make the most out of my scouting time. With limited days available, I know the right thing to do is save my days, head down to my unit before my hunt and scout for bulls after they have moved into their rutting areas. I can learn the unit, find access points, and maximize my time.
    I know what I should do, but I AM LOSING MY MIND!!! I NEED to see the unit. I NEED to see elk on the hoof. I DON'T THINK I CAN TAKE IT MUCH LONGER!!
    Talk me off the cliff. (I am a weak man!)

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    Cant help you. When I want to see my hunting spot I just drive an hour, walk for 2 and enjoy the scenery. Don't be hatin

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    Haha...one of the harder parts about too far away to scout. Not that this will make you feel any better but my last trip out to Wyoming I decided to scout a potential area for a future hunt and was glad I did. The terrain was definitely bigger in person than what it looked on Google Earth!

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    I feel ya! I have several spots picked out on google earth, but they are 20 miles in and I need a good 4 days just to check them out. Hopefully you can get in there early and find some good areas.
    And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul.

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    I live 10-45min from the areas I hunt and it's all I can do to get through the week. Going over maps, training and shooting at the range makes it bearable.

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    I hear you brother. I got my tag in the mail today and now its even worse. October cant come soon enough. My wife has been yelling at me because all I have been watching is elk hunting. 3 months 5 days until I leave but who is counting! haha

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    Welcome!
    "Do what you can, with what you have, where you are."

    -Theodore Roosevelt

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    Do both...

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    Aw, the voice of reason. Thanks for settling me down. I did not realize how bad my elk addiction really is. I may need medication! (Or a job with more time off!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Archeryonly View Post
    (Or a job with more time off!)
    I hear ya. I have a limited amount of vacation as well. By the time fall rolls around I am usually taking some hunts, or all unpaid. Is what it is though. I'm not going to not go. I just budget for it and plan accordingly.

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    I'm retired
    I'm an addict...archery, rifles, shotguns, handguns, muzzleloaders, hunting, fishing, fly fishing..and I don't want rehab

    CWEH...Colorado's Worst Elk Hunter 2007-2017 (but I'm still damned sexy) 10 years of consistency!!

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    Easy fix. Just find some water near your unit and "go fishing".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elkhunter24 View Post
    I hear you brother. I got my tag in the mail today and now its even worse. October cant come soon enough. My wife has been yelling at me because all I have been watching is elk hunting. 3 months 5 days until I leave but who is counting! haha
    Haha, sounds like me. I've seen almost every elk hunting YouTube video posted. That's what I fall asleep to at nights.

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    I'm planning to maybe go scouting this weekend. It would be an 8 hour round trip just for a half day of scouting.

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