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MightyMoe
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I was cutting across a section of land from the west line to the E1/4, it has an impassable hawthorn filled stream running east-west through the section, the E1/4 is south of the stream, my base and truck is north of the stream and the only way to cross is west of the section then run up the high ridge on the south side of the valley, finally dropping north to the E1/4.

On my way I almost ran into two nice bucks while riding my 4-wheeler, they hopped over the ridge and took off, I was following so I fumbled out the phone to take a picture and just as I was trying to focus on them a half dozen cow/calf pairs were spooked out of a close hawthorn patch. I figure the bulls stayed put if any were in there, it's a pretty good way to hunt this area, scare them out of the thorn bushes and take them as they emerge. Usually the larger bucks will bed down all day and only come out at night. I tend to see the bulls out more during the day.

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Posted : August 12, 2017 11:44 am
Paul E
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And exactly what are those gps coordinates

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Posted : August 12, 2017 12:34 pm
Loyal
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Some 30 odd years ago, my brother and I were Elk Hunting up on Medicine Butte (Northeast of Evanston), and pushed through a nice Aspen filled draw. Out walked (leisurely) a small "herd" of critters, in a nice grouping. It contained about a dozen Mule Deer, about the same number of Antelope (Pronghorn), and 4 Moose (2 cows, & 2 calves). BUT no fricking Elk! It's the only time I have ever seen Moose and Antelope in the same group.

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Posted : August 12, 2017 12:57 pm
MightyMoe
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Loyal, post: 441737, member: 228 wrote: Some 30 odd years ago, my brother and I were Elk Hunting up on Medicine Butte (Northeast of Evanston), and pushed through a nice Aspen filled draw. Out walked (leisurely) a small "herd" of critters, in a nice grouping. It contained about a dozen Mule Deer, about the same number of Antelope (Pronghorn), and 4 Moose (2 cows, & 2 calves). BUT no fricking Elk! It's the only time I have ever seen Moose and Antelope in the same group.

Loyal

I've not seen that combo, antelope usually hang in the lowlands around here, there aren't any even where the pic was taken.

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Posted : August 12, 2017 1:06 pm
paden cash
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Isn't it about time the elk start running? Might be too warm yet.

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Posted : August 12, 2017 1:11 pm
Loyal
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MightyMoe, post: 441738, member: 700 wrote: I've not seen that combo, antelope usually hang in the lowlands around here, there aren't any even where the pic was taken.

Medicine Butte only gets up to 8,610 ft. and most of the "lowlands" around these parts are about 7,000 ft. (or so). Generally speaking, ya just don't see the Antelope very far up into the foothills, and the Moose tend to stay around the water, and/or up into the Uinta Mountains. Of course during the Spring/Fall "migrations," all bets are off for all of the "Big Game animals."

We have Mule Deer, Moose, and the occasional Mountain Lion or Black Bear within the city Limits pretty much year around (the "authorities" popped a Black Bear about 2 blocks from my house a month or so ago). Antelope are common in the Winter, but the Elk tend to "go around" town when changing ZIP Codes.

Seeing Moose and Antelope on the same hill is one thing, seeing them together in a "herd" is rare indeed.

Loyal

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Posted : August 12, 2017 1:27 pm
MightyMoe
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paden cash, post: 441740, member: 20 wrote: Isn't it about time the elk start running? Might be too warm yet.

They migrate up the mountain in the spring, then down in the fall. However, now some never go up, the change seems to be connected to bow hunting. This group probably never moves far off the ranch.

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Posted : August 12, 2017 2:41 pm
Glenn Borkenhagen
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Loyal, post: 441737, member: 228 wrote: Some 30 odd years ago, my brother and I were Elk Hunting up on Medicine Butte (Northeast of Evanston), and pushed through a nice Aspen filled draw. Out walked (leisurely) a small "herd" of critters, in a nice grouping. It contained about a dozen Mule Deer, about the same number of Antelope (Pronghorn), and 4 Moose (2 cows, & 2 calves). BUT no fricking Elk! It's the only time I have ever seen Moose and Antelope in the same group.

Loyal

Loyal - since you mentioned your brother and moose in the same post it seemed like a good time to post this pic -


I expect you have seen this picture or others like it, this was from when Martin and Celeste lived on Rapid Canyon Drive (or something like that) almost down to Utah. Celeste mailed me a print, the back is marked spring 1997 and characters are identified as Maggie the moose and Snoopy the cat.

The print is pretty dark, I tried to get a bit more contrast but am not sure it really helped.

GB

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Posted : August 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Loyal
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Glenn Borkenhagen, post: 441808, member: 961 wrote: Loyal - since you mentioned your brother and moose in the same post it seemed like a good time to post this pic -


I expect you have seen this picture or others like it, this was from when Martin and Celeste lived on Rapid Canyon Drive (or something like that) almost down to Utah. Celeste mailed me a print, the back is marked spring 1997 and characters are identified as Maggie the moose and Snoopy the cat.

The print is pretty dark, I tried to get a bit more contrast but am not sure it really helped.

GB

Thanks Glen,

I remember Maggie and Snoopy very well.

I see Celeste around town all the time, and she is doing well (and retired the lucky girl).

Loyal

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Posted : August 12, 2017 8:19 pm
  
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