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Title: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: D45/70 on July 23, 2010, 03:35:57 PM
After Many many years of putting in for a River brakes tag and having the Max bonus points I Finally got a rifle bull tag
It is like a .2% chance to draw this tag but the Success rate is like 55% There are Lots of very nice elk (300 class) and a large number of near and over 400 class bulls in the brakes. Most of the newer state records have come from there. I have to look but it runs in my mind that 55 to 75 tag are given out. I'm going to take the boat along in the event I get one a long ways in it is so much easer to drag it Down to the river than out the top.My daughter-in-law got a Sheep tag in the general area and she got a cow elk tag for just across the river from my area. We may have to haul out two elk and a sheep with the Hewes!!! :drool:
 There is a saying down there when your hunting, DON'T SHOOT THE FIRST SIX POINT YOU COME ACROSS!!!

This is a picture we got last year when we were Antelope hunting

(http://www.hunt101.com/data/500/medium/elk_pic_aw4.jpg)
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: 2Nutz on July 23, 2010, 03:57:43 PM
Send me some of that ground elk bud!!! :D :D
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: John Andrews on July 24, 2010, 09:43:25 AM
  O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 O0 That's great, D45! You are going to fill a couple of freezers this year, I bet!
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: walleyes on July 24, 2010, 04:50:45 PM
You got to be pumped about this one.. You better get ready for a lot of sleepless nights until opening day..

When can you start to hunt them in your zone and when are you planning on getting at er..
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: D45/70 on July 24, 2010, 05:11:19 PM
General season ( rifle) is October 23- November 28
 The first hunt I'm planing will be the evening of the 23,Saturday to Wednesday the 27th. If I need more I can do it a gain each week . :crazy2
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: wheelz on July 27, 2010, 12:44:30 PM
awesome!  nothing like the excitement of having drawn a are tag!  enjoy.
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: Big58cal on July 28, 2010, 03:33:57 PM
Congrats on getting drawn D.  O0  You do realize that we'll expect a bunch of pictures from the hunt(s).  Not to mention since you'll have all of that good meat, you may be hosting the GPS Cookout.  :roll: :wink: :twisted:
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: bohicajuan on July 28, 2010, 06:08:58 PM
If you get a big one, you gotta' let Lady and Mr. T do the taxidermy! :wink: O0
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: D45/70 on July 31, 2010, 10:28:00 PM
If you get a big one, you gotta' let Lady and Mr. T do the taxidermy! :wink: O0

Love too BUT...

 I don't have room in my house for a head mount of any size. I only have 7' ceilings and 12' rooms. IF I get a new state record I'm just going to boil the head down and do some kind of European mount.
Title: Re: I drew the hardest Elk tag in Montana- CMR River brakes rifle
Post by: 2Nutz on August 01, 2010, 09:56:19 PM
I still say elk burgers all round camp! O0 O0 O0 :wink: