Fall Colors Abound

This past weekend saw the conclusion of the archery deer and elk season.  

I have heard both good and bad reports so far but it appears that hunters who were willing to hike back in several miles scored more consistently than others who did not go as far. The elk found places to hide in response to the pressure from both bow and muzzleloader hunting.

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Hunting Report, September 18 2014

I had hoped to have a personal hunting success story for the readers this week but so far have struck out on both bear and elk. Those 4 a.m. alarms are starting to wear thin and I am just trying to hang on for now.

There have been some success stories of course but the results are too scattered to really try and pattern a hunt. The warm temperatures have sent the elk into hiding and hunters report poor conditions overall. I was able to stop and visit many camps this past week and everyone was reporting the same dismal results. Many of the hunters simply gave up and went home which is troubling for our reputation as a prime hunting destination.  

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