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Elk Zones

Over the past few years I have been putting in for the elk drawing and every year I have heard something good about a new zone, and it seems like I have applied for a new zone every year. I really want to pick a good zone and stick with it. If I do get drawn it will most likely be a DIY hunt, so the zone has to have plenty of public land. I have been looking at the harvest map and right now I am stuck between Zone 2 and Zone 7. Would these be good choices, or are there better?

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-10-2012, 06:48 PM
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Re: Elk Zones

I apply for Zone 9 plenty of public land in that zone. I also have a camp in that zone.Seen lots of bulls there.The new non typicial state record was taken in zone 9,but that was on private property.I think you"ll do good in any of the zones your talking about with alot of scouting.
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Re: Elk Zones

both zones have good populations and lots of public ground but the main difference between the two is the "wild" factor. zone 7 elk can be just as spooky and wiley as any whitetail out there! dont let people fool you into thinking that they are all tame and pets...zone 7 is far from that! ive seen elk that the second the spot light would hit them they were gone and some would give you a quick look for cpl secs but that was it. if it were me personnaly i would apply for zone 7 just for that reason.

zone 2 is quite different in that asspect from zone 7 but they need population control as well. lately zone 7 has been turning out some giant bulls as too!
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Re: Elk Zones

Thanks for the info.
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Re: Elk Zones

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both zones have good populations and lots of public ground but the main difference between the two is the "wild" factor. zone 7 elk can be just as spooky and wiley as any whitetail out there! dont let people fool you into thinking that they are all tame and pets...zone 7 is far from that! ive seen elk that the second the spot light would hit them they were gone and some would give you a quick look for cpl secs but that was it. if it were me personnaly i would apply for zone 7 just for that reason.

zone 2 is quite different in that asspect from zone 7 but they need population control as well. lately zone 7 has been turning out some giant bulls as too!
you seen to give the impression all zone 2 elk are tame. you couldn't be more wrong. the elk in the west hicks / big bason area are as wild as any.
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Re: Elk Zones

your couldnt be more right elkdogg and i dont mean to "dirt mouth" zone 2 at all! but most ppl who think of zone 2 dont think of those areas. maybe becasue they are not as visible or condusive to elk veiwing as the winslow and surrounding areas. there is a good quality hunt to be had in any of the zones if one does their homework and puts in their time!
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