Nevada 111-115

IdahoNick

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I got some good and quite unexpected news tonight. I pulled a late rifle tag in 111-115. I drew with only 13 points somehow.

I will plan on hunting the entire season if needed. I was already off Thanksgiving from my job and that is why I picked the late season as my first choice.

From what I gathered before I put in, the bulls are high but usually glassed from the bottom, then pursued. That is where my knowledge ends. Will hit the maps and satellite starting tomorrow.

If you know the unit and would like to share info here or pm I would be grateful.

I have killed a dozen or so elk, the biggest only being under 280 inches, so I may have to see if one of my buddies can come along to hold my bullets so I don't shoot the first decent bull I see.
 

psycho

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I have hunted 111 on a cow muzzle loader tag and it was fantastic. Last month I was hunting turkeys in 115 and found a valley and a ridge i really would like a bull tag to go in there. Sign everywhere. I got lots of photos. These bulls would walk this valley to the water destroying every tree in their path then walk the ridge line back raking a lot of those trees as well. We found more than 20 deer carcasses/bones of varying age in this very small valley. Take a cat tag with you as you might get a chance to use it. The one bad part is you can drive right to the main water hole but I'm not sure that it would matter as its way back there. I'm jealous of your tag. My daughter and a nephew have late (December) spike tags for 111-112 area so PM me. We can trade info as we get it.
 

IdahoNick

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I have hunted 111 on a cow muzzle loader tag and it was fantastic. Last month I was hunting turkeys in 115 and found a valley and a ridge i really would like a bull tag to go in there. Sign everywhere. I got lots of photos. These bulls would walk this valley to the water destroying every tree in their path then walk the ridge line back raking a lot of those trees as well. We found more than 20 deer carcasses/bones of varying age in this very small valley. Take a cat tag with you as you might get a chance to use it. The one bad part is you can drive right to the main water hole but I'm not sure that it would matter as its way back there. I'm jealous of your tag. My daughter and a nephew have late (December) spike tags for 111-112 area so PM me. We can trade info as we get it.
Thank you. I shot you a pm. I'd love some pointers, but either way let's touch base after I hunt and I'll let you know what I see for your daughter and nephews cow tags
 

backcountry_sassn

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During the late hunt the elk will have moved down for the most part. I know a few areas

Unit 111

If you are wanting more road access, success loop has plenty of elk, but also plenty of people. The bigger elk, and less pressure, seems to be on the the east side like McCoy Creek, and Cleve Creek.

Unit 115

You have to make sure you are out of the park, but most the elk will be moved out by then. Above the fields seem to be very productive for elk. Murphy Wash Rd and Big Spring Wash are also very good areas on the South side of the range.

If you are planning on hunting the entire 2 week season, take your time and look over the elk. They don’t move much. For the most part they will be in the same spot from day to day. So once you see some bulls be sure to mark them. There’s a high chance they will be there later.
 

IdahoNick

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During the late hunt the elk will have moved down for the most part. I know a few areas

Unit 111

If you are wanting more road access, success loop has plenty of elk, but also plenty of people. The bigger elk, and less pressure, seems to be on the the east side like McCoy Creek, and Cleve Creek.

Unit 115

You have to make sure you are out of the park, but most the elk will be moved out by then. Above the fields seem to be very productive for elk. Murphy Wash Rd and Big Spring Wash are also very good areas on the South side of the range.

If you are planning on hunting the entire 2 week season, take your time and look over the elk. They don’t move much. For the most part they will be in the same spot from day to day. So once you see some bulls be sure to mark them. There’s a high chance they will be there later.
Thank you for that info. I really appreciate it.
 

Clockwork

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I might see you hunting up there!! I also got a bull late rifle tag for area 11. Only my 4th year applying and I managed to pull it. Buddies have never hunted that area so it'll be an adventure.

Since I'm a late onset adult hunter I have been trying to do as much research as I can into this tag to better help my chances of a decent bull and a random search on google pulled this post up.
 
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