I live pretty close too, I’d be happy to go out and glass with you and help you pack when you tag one.. the state land and blm at brown back gulch looks promising as well as sugarloaf and warm springs.. get ahold of me when you’re around, I’d be happy to help.Awesome. I’ll be doing some research this week. I figured the BLM is safe, and obviously can’t hunt the Tobacco Root Mountains.
Going to contact some private landowners as well.
I wanted to get with y’all first so I don’t waste a long drive from Louisiana, so thank you to everyone
I’ll definitely give you notice when I get my plans made. I’ll be driving so it will be ≈27 hours on the road, then I’ll have about 6-7 days to hunt.I live pretty close too, I’d be happy to go out and glass with you and help you pack when you tag one.. the state land and blm at brown back gulch looks promising as well as sugarloaf and warm springs.. get ahold of me when you’re around, I’d be happy to help.
I do now. I’ll have to contact some land owners. Lesson learned but I’m still going to try to fill the tag
its not that bad of a tag. you would be surprised how many elk are running around over there. Find a high point glass em up, figure out where they are and knock on some doors. I think you would be surprised. Bring a fishing pole
Good luck CountryAsACoonDog. I might run into you in the field. I did the exact same thing you did by purchasing a B 333-1 Anterless Elk tag without seeing that it can't be used on National Forrest land. I will be studying the OnX maps to see what might make the most sense. Hopefully there are also Block Management areas that can also be leveraged. Anyway a day out in the field is always better than a day in the office. Looking forward to it.
I've taken elk off the NF on public land in that unit. You're going to have to get really lucky or work really hard to do so. I'd try getting permission on private if at all possible. There is a rather large piece of Block Management in the unit that would also be a really good place to start.
Thank youThe Montana Fish and Game publishes a pamphlet which describes the block management areas. Some you just go and hunt but others you need to sign in at the ranch. They have different rules depending upon the property. I was able to see them on my OnX. Harrison Lake, Braach Ranch, Alaska Ranch, Bruce Petterson Ranch and Lazy U Cross Ranch all show up as part of this block management program. This is the URL for more information https://fwp.mt.gov/bma