Yes! My name was drawn... So.. Guide or DIY?
I'm lucky enough to have drawn a cow elk tag in hunt zone 2 for this years elk hunt! Now that the dust is settling, I have some bigger decisions to make. Mainly, guide or DIY?
I know the area fairly well, but I've never hunted the area. I have family in St.Marys, Weedville, and DuBois (where I grew up)... So I've been to Benezette many times. But.... I've never hunted there.
Some of you guys already reached out to me with suggestions, and I appreciate your opinions and offers very much. You guys have been very helpful and generous so far. I want to make sure I make the most of this once in a lifetime opportunity.
So, I have just a couple questions for the board. Feel free to PM me if you'd like. Thanks for your help guys
1. Did you, or someone you know, use a guide or DIY? Were you/they successful? How much did a guide cost?
2. Is hunt zone 2 accessible enough for someone like me who may not have a lot of guys around to pull an elk? ATV access on state land?
3. Do you know someone who butchers an elk? A deer is one thing, but I'm willing to pay to have an animal of that size butchered.
4. Any suggestions for capturing the moment? Obviously with a bull elk you can get a mount done, but what can you do with a cow (my situation)?
I feel like me and my family are very accomplished hunters, but thats all on our turf, and I would hate going empty handed. Please let me know if you have any suggestions (guides, pricing, ect)
Thanks for your time guys