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#6123713 - 01/07/16 10:01 AM what to do last 2 weeks July?
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wife, daughter, and her mom are doing Europe for 2 weeks end of July. I can run my business from lap top and can go anywhere I can get internet once a day.

I'm thinking of somewhere to go for 1-2 weeks.

keeping in mind I will be hunting Dall sheep in Alaska again last 2 weeks of August I should use the time to get in better shape.

is there anything to hunt last 2 weeks of July? only thing I can think of is Aoudad or Axis in Texas, but I've done that a bunch before and not the most physical hunt unless backpacking the Aoudad (hot).

is there any where that has opened archery Elk by then?

If no hunting options, where would a good place be for mountain hiking and maybe some trout fishing? Like hunting, there must be mountain hiking guides in New Mexico or Colorado?

In the end I just want to be in better mountain shape and have some fun too. any ideas appreciated.
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#6123722 - 01/07/16 10:06 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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Call Taylor. He has a good friend that guides Moutain lions in AZ(year round)

It's a tough hunt if you want it that way. Taylor about didn't make it out if a canyon lol

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#6123752 - 01/07/16 10:20 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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New Zealand stag/fallow hunt if it's in your budget
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#6123759 - 01/07/16 10:24 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: rickym]
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Originally Posted By: rickym
New Zealand stag/fallow hunt if it's in your budget


red stag on my list, but Argentina since I don't do high fence. Ironic or whatever the word is, but actually don't think the free range Argentina hunts as physical as the New Zealand high fence hunts. Those New Zealand hunts look steep!
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#6123761 - 01/07/16 10:25 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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They have LF hunts in NZ for any species of animal they have on the island.
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#6123762 - 01/07/16 10:26 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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#6123765 - 01/07/16 10:27 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: stxranchman]
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
They have LF hunts in NZ for any species of animal they have on the island.


talking to the New Zealand gov representative at Safari Club past years I know they have a bunch of public free range areas, but it didn't sound better than Argentina for cost, opportunity, and quality. I don't know though, never been to either.
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#6123802 - 01/07/16 10:48 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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You have a lot of species to hunt on the public ground...chamois, tahr, stags, etc(just about anything they have had in HF they have LF). They even have WT behind the HF there and said to have wild hogs in LF private land now in areas. The trip was a killer from LAX to Auckland..12.5 hrs. South Island was another 1.5 hrs by plane then 2.5 hrs to lodge. The added cost will be in airfare I would think. Some of the HF outfitters will hunt LF areas that are next to their hunting lands. The quality of Stags is much less in the LF areas but the Chamois and Tahr are the same quality. When I was there my guide had a buddy text him a pic of a Chamois that came off of public land that was just over 11". The issues he told me was getting to some of the public land due to terrain. There are no seasons and the NZ gov. would like all the exotics species killed off since they are not native to the island. 20 or so years ago a lot of the Red Deer that were being trapped and brought into the US were being caught by on Public Land. One of the guides at our lodge used to be a meat hunter. He killed Red Deer to sell meat to commercial venison market. He had to kill a deer, skin, quarter and pack it to a permitted/licensed/inspected processor in (IIRC) 2 hours max from the kill time. Said it was a challenge in the rough country. Said numbers were way down after the 90's on private land/public land. Not sure what they are like today.
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#6123922 - 01/07/16 11:40 AM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: stxranchman]
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cheers what stxranchman says bout public land... Some have archery hog hunts year round... flag
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#6123987 - 01/07/16 12:01 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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That would be a hunt. DIY on public land for a big stag or chamois up
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#6124047 - 01/07/16 12:29 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: colt.45]
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Longfellow has some great elk. 214,000 acres low fenced. Not sure if they'll be rubbed out by then but they'll be ready to.

http://www.longfellowranch.com/hunting
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#6124170 - 01/07/16 01:32 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: therancher]
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Originally Posted By: therancher
Longfellow has some great elk. 214,000 acres low fenced. Not sure if they'll be rubbed out by then but they'll be ready to.

http://www.longfellowranch.com/hunting


I did an Elk hunt bordering them 2015 and already talking to Longfellow for next year. They hunt early October. I am a new lover of the Texas Elk hunts and will do one this year, but it is the least physically grueling hunt I've ever done in my life, unless getting your butt sore for bouncing around in a truck 12 hours a day is grueling.
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#6124198 - 01/07/16 01:54 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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Go to the rockies and kick back.. Enjoy some guided trout fishing, trail riding, and hiking. Might help you prepare for your Alaska trip. We typically go to Estes park the last week of July. You can find all of those activities there.

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#6124208 - 01/07/16 02:01 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Rob Lay]
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finding some really neat hiking expeditions, all appear to allow bringing a portable fly rod along.

Yosemite - 7 days, 6-9 miles a day, up to 3,500 foot gain a day, sleep in tent along trail, trout fishing.

Rocky Mountains - 6 days, 8-16 miles a day, 3-5,000 foot gains a day, sleep in hotels/hot shower. Last day Longs Peak (14,255') 14-16 hour day.
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#6124217 - 01/07/16 02:07 PM Re: what to do last 2 weeks July? [Re: Stevarino]
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Go to the rockies and kick back.. Enjoy some guided trout fishing, trail riding, and hiking. Might help you prepare for your Alaska trip. We typically go to Estes park the last week of July. You can find all of those activities there.


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