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#6479132 - 10/03/16 05:31 PM Guided elk hunt recommendation?
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THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7199
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Can't make the THF DIY elk hunt this year. I'm looking for a recommendation for a fully guided/outfitted elk hunt for 2017. MT, WY, ID, UT, even BC or elsewhere in Canook land. Preferably someone I can meet and talk to at DSC in Jan. Me and a friend, 2X1. Horse and mule operation preferred. Thanks.
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#6479515 - 10/03/16 09:06 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/03/08
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Loc: Wise County
I would be interested as well.

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#6480982 - 10/04/16 06:04 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Bump.
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#6482402 - 10/05/16 03:34 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Again.
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#6482541 - 10/05/16 04:59 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 01/13/13
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I recommend Gila and Apache outfitters in NM, you will have to draw the tag which is 1 of the hardest draws in NM (unless you pay a bunch of $ for the landowner voucher) to hunt the Gila but you can't draw if you don't put in for it.

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#6482568 - 10/05/16 05:17 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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I will let you know sometime after Nov 3 when we get back from Montana.
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#6482573 - 10/05/16 05:18 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Would love to hunt the Gila, and I'll probably follow your advice and start putting in for it, but I kind of need something definite for next year that I can plan for.
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#6482964 - 10/05/16 09:15 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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CR, look into Heavens Gate Outfitters. They are out of Idaho and offer horseback pack-in & out hunts. The guys I normally hunt with have been wanting to do a pack-in & out trip as well. This is one of the outfitters we are looking into. I don't have any personal experience with them, just word of mouth from a couple of people. We are looking at 2018 or 2019. Interested to see whom else you find and decide on.

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#6488755 - 10/10/16 06:23 AM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Thanks Ringworm. I know guides are notorious for blowing off their websites, but Heavens Gate Outfitters' site doesn't look to have been touched since 2011. I may still give them a call.

Any other suggestions out there?
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#6488855 - 10/10/16 08:20 AM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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Loc: Gonzales, Texas
The guy we hunted bear with in BC was really good with my daughter on her hunt. He also does elk and moose and we saw a lot of everything except WT and mule deer up there. Lots of elk in the evenings. I need to get the name of the guide we were with.
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#6489612 - 10/10/16 05:29 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/02/13
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Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Thanks Ringworm. I know guides are notorious for blowing off their websites, but Heavens Gate Outfitters' site doesn't look to have been touched since 2011. I may still give them a call.

Any other suggestions out there?


Hmm.....that doesn't sound promising. If I hear of or find anything else I'll forward it along.

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#6489620 - 10/10/16 05:36 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 03/11/12
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I am going to Dallas safari club in January to hopefully find an outfitted. I am wanting to do an archery hunt in the next 3-4 years

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#6490628 - 10/11/16 12:05 PM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 02/13/12
Posts: 36
Loc: Northern Idaho
I know the guys at Heavens Gate personally, I have known a couple of their senior guides for many years, I don't know the owners as well but I am pretty sure they would take good care of you and have good stock and a good area. I know both Nick and Wes have been guiding there longer than Andy and Karen have owned the business so they and possibly some other senior guides are what really make the outfit a good choice. Andy and his crew might be at the DSC show, I know he used to do a lot of shows.

I am an outfitter in Idaho as well, I don't do the sports shows and I don't do horseback hunts but if anyone is looking for lodge based or drive in base camp hunts for elk or any other big game check out our web site www.clarkforkoutfitters.com
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#6499046 - 10/17/16 11:17 AM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: Creekrunner]
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Registered: 10/19/12
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Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Bump.
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#6499099 - 10/17/16 11:49 AM Re: Guided elk hunt recommendation? [Re: LDBrown]
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Loc: Metroplex
Originally Posted By: LDBrown
I know the guys at Heavens Gate personally, I have known a couple of their senior guides for many years, I don't know the owners as well but I am pretty sure they would take good care of you and have good stock and a good area. I know both Nick and Wes have been guiding there longer than Andy and Karen have owned the business so they and possibly some other senior guides are what really make the outfit a good choice. Andy and his crew might be at the DSC show, I know he used to do a lot of shows.

I am an outfitter in Idaho as well, I don't do the sports shows and I don't do horseback hunts but if anyone is looking for lodge based or drive in base camp hunts for elk or any other big game check out our web site www.clarkforkoutfitters.com


Good to see you posting. LDbrown is a really good dude, if he recommends them they are top notch. LDbrown don't play with bears or lions also. He kills monster cats!!

Thanks again for helping me out of the bind on the mountain. Much appreciated cheers

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