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crazy sight tonight in S Austin... #7430402
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Was out in the back yard tonight with the dogs as there have been some aggressive coyotes around lately. I saw what looked like a large boulder that turned out to be 3 elk!!!! I wish I'd had my bino's with me. The dogs started barking so they wandered off out of sight. WOW. A buddy confirmed they've had sightings in the area lately. Not sure of the story behind them being there, but they weren't the mini whitetails I normally see.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430422
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That would have been cool to see.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430428
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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430488
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Abilene or on the road...
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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430633
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Kind of interesting what we're finding out about Elk, they seem to survive and prosper just about every where we put them.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Simple Searcher] #7430705
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Originally Posted by Simple Searcher
That would have been cool to see.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430861
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Well they are actually plains animals.
Too populated to shoot one? Aren't they exotics in Texas ?

Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7430883
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Wytex, yep. If you have a valid hunting license and can legally hunt on the property, you can shoot an elk year-round here.

Several years back I had them hitting a deer feeder here, only before daylight. Carried a 300 WM just in case. Never saw one and haven't had one on camera in the last 5-6 years.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7431012
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Unfortunately they are behind my fence on Austin city property, the libs would have a hey day. but I did find out that a rancher somewhere behind the Austin property had elk and he recently died so they have been either intentionally or unintentionally found there way out of his property. Gonna put up a trail cam today to see what comes around at night...


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Could they have been Red Deer?



Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7431050
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one of my co-workers lives in Buda, saw a herd of elk a couple years ago crossing the road coming out of his subdivision. I have seen elk and red deer out on the east side of Pflugerville but there used to be a high fenced exotic farm out there too.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7431086
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Elk like Whitetail Inst 30-06 minerals, a little something might draw them right in.

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4or 5 years ago I was going from capital city skeet on bluegoose road twords parmer lane and saw two bull elk and a cow in the brush rubbed my eyes and turned around an they really were there always wondered where the came from must have been the place in Pflugerville only a few mile from there glad to here there in so Austin maybe we can get a herd going

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Originally Posted by fredgus
4or 5 years ago I was going from capital city skeet on bluegoose road twords parmer lane and saw two bull elk and a cow in the brush rubbed my eyes and turned around an they really were there always wondered where the came from must have been the place in Pflugerville only a few mile from there glad to here there in so Austin maybe we can get a herd going


I'm sure they could make a living most places in Central Texas, but if you were to go SouthWest of Austin out past Dripping Springs and out around Henly, the habitat there would be perfect for them.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7431883
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Are you sure they werenít Sika deer? They look like mini elk.

Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7432003
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Cows or bulls?

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Definitely elk. Two rag-horn bulls - a 4x4 and a 4x5 in one picture. The 4x4 and two cows in another.


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There's a game ranch about 10 miles from my place. Had a 4x4 bull elk on a cam. Contacted the owner and he said I may as well shoot it. It destroyed a corn feeder about like a horse does. When the ostrich and emu craze ended, I wound up with some of them.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7435234
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A friend had this happen on his property. Storm blew down part of a high fence ranch.


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Re: crazy sight tonight in S Austin... [Re: Stratgolfer] #7435752
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We have a handful roaming here in Wise Co too

Iíve saw two, both cows

And I had an Axis walk across my place last year again in NTX

I wasnít home but my wife caught it on video bang


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saw them again this morning, I now know the trail they take so I'm gonna move the camera to get some pics. give me a few days and I'll post them..


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Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Kind of interesting what we're finding out about Elk, they seem to survive and prosper just about every where we put them.

Perhaps because historically they were native to Texas? Shhh... Don't tell TPWD that rolleyes

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One of our nephews that's stationed at Kodiak with the Coast Guard just drew a Roosevelt elk tag on Raspberry island. He is pumped, to say the least. And, he just received a command position in Hawaii. He's coming back for the hunt. 'Kid is on cloud 9.


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