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Who else is already planning out next years battle plans. Me I took an antelope with the bow after 7 years of applying. So now I get to decide which archery mule deer hunt will have my name in for the drawing. Plus I am going to switch my OIL species. No more desert big horn for me.

Then there is Wyoming, I need to start thinking about elk, deer, and antelope up there. And then there is Colorado for deer. And hopefully another turkey hunt out to Oklahoma again this spring.

All of this planning and thinking is driving my wife crazy, me I call it therapy for my sickness. So I was wondering who else is planning heavily already for next year?
 

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I started planning about an hour after I shot my deer and a day after my elk. I had to enjoy the moment before I could start planning.
 

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I started after this year buck...looking into a new area already had a custom map made up. now just have to start scouting the area.
 

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I'm already counting the days till I can get back out on the mountain after screaming elk. _O- -()/- ...I'm pretty sure Pro will draw on his LE Bull next year and I plan on being there to see it happen..I also and looking at Wyoming for Antelope... *OOO* <<--O/
 

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I had to get an early start on the planning this year... I started about two days after I got my elk. I'm checking out a new (to me) CWMU for elk, new OIL ideas, and a whole new elk area that I can take a couple of new hunters to. I have to respect my handed-down honey hole and keep it a secret, so it looks like it's new grounds for next year. WOOHOO!!! more time in the mountains next summer!!! -()/- :mrgreen:
 

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I am always planning two and three years ahead. doesn't every one do that??? I have found that planning is at least part of the fun. of course i say that since i can't seem to draw anything in this state. But i do enjoy reseaching areas and then scouting them. makes for good reasons to be outdoors. so plan away and enjoy.
 

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I don't go on my cow elk shoot until December, but I'm already planning for next year. Hopefully the Hunting Draw Gods of Montana will smile upon me. Deer-Elk-Pheasants-Fish in five days. Ahhhhh to dream.
 

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so farr it looks like i will be elk hunting with my rilfe and maybe deer if i can draw a tag. if not it will be with my bow. Would like to put the wife and I in for are goat tags. maybe that will that will happen the following year. Im for shure puting in for a cow tag late season. I will all so be puting in for a bouns point for my bull winkyl. I all so hope i can put in for bouns point for a miss winkyl.Maybe get to put in for a turkey tag this year and im for shure puting in for a swan tag and a sandhill crane tag. that about it and just already plan on some scouting trips soon as the snow start melting.cant wait. lots of work to do this summer.got find the elk in a new area.
 

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I never stopped thinking about it. I got my buck and all I could think about was it was over and can't wait till next year. Started thinking about different trails and water holes. I am very obsessed.
 

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I agree that planning is the best part of the hunt. I am always looking at draw odds and doing research. I try and plan a quality draw hunt every other year. That way the fun is spread out. I do plan on scouting more for deer this next year. And I am thinking a Wyoming goat is in store next year.
 

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I have my elk hunt in seven days and counting *()* and for next year I plan on bear hunting in Colorado. I am also going to put in for Antelope in Utah and Wyoming and elk in Colorado and Wyoming and mule deer in Wyoming.My wife thinks I should go get help for this addiction I have but I keep on telling her I will be ok. :D
 

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I am looking VERY VERY serious at a Alaska Moose trip. We are going to the SCI show in Reno in January and are going to talk to a bunch of outfitters. I just think it is time to bite the bullet and just go do it. Have to do it while you are still young.

Anyone want to come and go???
 

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FishlakeElkHunter said:
I am looking VERY VERY serious at a Alaska Moose trip. We are going to the SCI show in Reno in January and are going to talk to a bunch of outfitters. I just think it is time to bite the bullet and just go do it. Have to do it while you are still young.

Anyone want to come and go???
i'll be your carry on and pack horse.

seriously though i have heard great things about lake country lodge jeremy davis out of port alsworth. here is the website just for info. http://www.lakecountrylodge.com.
 

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Thanks Wild.....I will take a look at it and see what they are about.

Me and my hunting partner and acutally looking at a couple of hunts. We are for sure going for Coastal Black Bear in May, then we are trying to decide between a Quebec Carribou hunt that you can shoot two each, or a DIY drop camp moose hunt.
 

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we are trying to decide between a Quebec Carribou hunt that you can shoot two each, or a DIY drop camp moose hunt
I've done both and I'll be the first to tell you that the caribou hunt has a much higher success rate. Not to mention that coming back to camp after a day of hunting to a delicous dinner already on the table is pretty dang sweet. If you decide to go to Quebec after caribou, make sure you check out Arctic Adventures. I went with them last fall on a semi-guided hunt and had an absolutely incredible hunt. Awsome guys, incredible food, and awsome country. Between eight of us we killed sixteen caribou (9 with a bow, 3 with a muzzleloader, 4 with a rifle). Here's a link to there website:

http://www.arcticadventures.ca/
 

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Yep, I've already planned where I want to hunt elk next year, hopefully for a week with Elkhuntingfool, I have a Ptarmigan hunt I won't miss next year and I know for sure I'll take a deer next year.... thats just a no doubter. :wink: Who knows... I may even take a deer and elk in the same area whether its local or on the eastern half of the state. I also have some bird hunts I want to cash in on next year because I haven't been able to get to them this year. 8)
 

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archerben said:
we are trying to decide between a Quebec Carribou hunt that you can shoot two each, or a DIY drop camp moose hunt
I've done both and I'll be the first to tell you that the caribou hunt has a much higher success rate. Not to mention that coming back to camp after a day of hunting to a delicous dinner already on the table is pretty dang sweet. If you decide to go to Quebec after caribou, make sure you check out Arctic Adventures. I went with them last fall on a semi-guided hunt and had an absolutely incredible hunt. Awsome guys, incredible food, and awsome country. Between eight of us we killed sixteen caribou (9 with a bow, 3 with a muzzleloader, 4 with a rifle). Here's a link to there website:

http://www.arcticadventures.ca/
Thanks Ben...........I will make sure to check them out!!!
 
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