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Poll: Elk or Deer? What Weapon

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Hey there, new to the Forum and glad I found it. Never really been a forum guy but there is so much useful info on here I just had to sign up and hopefully meet like minded outdoorsmen!

I am curious, after reading some older posts, but what is your prefered animal to hunt between Elk and Deer? Also, what is your prefered Weapon or Season to hunt that animal?

For me it would have to be Archery Elk, even though our archery season is crap compared to most other western states.
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Funny...I was just thinking how much tamer and less crazy the rifle hunt is these days to when I was a kid in the 80s.

To me, the archery hunt has become increasingly crazy and frustrating...
I agree here, you haven't seen crazy until you see close to 300,000 hunters out in the field at the same time.

Now days it is a cake walk compared to when the DOW issued that many tags.
I'll go for deer on the muzzle loader, that is unless I have a rifle tag.

I am to the point in my life that I am done packing elk. If I do happen to have a tag for one and it is withing 50 yards or so of where I can get a ATV then I might reconsider. The deer that I shot last year on the muzzle loader hunt was enough to get up onto the ATV to get him out. It is bad when you have to cut a deer in half to get him up onto a ATV rack.
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