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What is the most successful way to harvest a Big Bull or Buck on Public Land in the West? Spot and Stalk, Still Hunting, Treesta

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  • What is the most successful way to harvest a Big Bull or Buck on Public Land in the West? Spot and Stalk, Still Hunting, Treesta

    What is the most successful way to harvest a Big Bull or Buck on Public Land in the West? Spot and Stalk, Still Hunting, Treestands or Ground Blinds?

  • #2
    Only put up a stand or blind if you know how the group moves when kicked out of their beds by other hunters. Spot and Stalk i think would work the best.

    Nate

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    • #3
      Spot and stalk are the best by far, unless you are hunting with a bow, then I might suggest a ground blind over a wallow. For a big bull or buck on public land with a rifle you need to go high and away from roads. That is where they retreat to once the first shots have been fired. In that big country you almost have to have great optics and boots. Spend the morning glassing the high valleys for elk and brushy slopes for mule deer. Figure out where they are going to bed down, thend try to determine their escape route, then move in.

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      • #4
        Spot and stalk works the best unless like 60256 said, you know where the herd beds.

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        • #5
          what i would do is set out some food plot if u have a big enough peice of land

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          • #6
            All the above!

            You have to find what works best in that area, type of terrain, time of year, type of weather and temperature and if the rut in on or off.

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            • #7
              1. go with someone who knows what they are doing.
              2. scout early
              3. get on the ground and hunt smart.
              4. unless there is 10 feet of snow on the peak you better go high.

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              • #8
                the best way to find elk on public land is a mixture of driving around and walking public land. i usally see a couple of herds of elk just driving around. the next thing to do is to figure out their patterns and bedding places. once you know thoe all you have to do is set up along their trails

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                • #9
                  Agreed with pumakitchen answer above and A + 1 for you sir!!!

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