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Ashland Custer national forest cow tag

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This year I drew a cow elk tag for the region around the custer national forest around Ashland, MT. This summer/fall with the whole covid deal going on I got screwed into a weird work schedule and didn't end up getting the time I wanted to spend down there. I still have one weekend planned for scouting in two weekends from now for my hunt. I am wondering if someone on here has any experience with that area and could give me some hints as to where to start scouting. I will have 2 or possibly 3 days down there and will be hunting for pretty much the whole last week of season until I fill the tag. I am super excited about this hunt but am struggling with scouting online and was wondering if anyone could help out a little.
 

EYJONAS!

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Lots of fires down in the area, it's bound to shake a few things up for sure. Unless your dead set on getting one on public you might ask for some permission. I can't imagine with how shitting the conditions are in the drought that landowners are gonna want elk hanging around their place with the minimal grass.... later might be better to.
 

antlerradar

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When you say around the Custer and around Ashland I am a bit confused as to the tag you have. Is it a tag that is good on the Custer or is it only good outside of the Custer's boundaries?
 

rustednuts

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Watch Randy’s escouting series on YouTube and build a huntplan of options a-e
 

EYJONAS!

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Guess I should've thought about the private vs public only side of the cow tag. In that case I'm going with @brockel on this one. Good luck.
 
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