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 Post subject: no northeast trappers?
PostPosted: 05 Apr 2008, 20:09 
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dead in here.

everyone still putting up rats?


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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2008, 20:50 
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My season has been done for months...I didn't even try for any under-ice beaver. I definately don't have any more fur to put up.

Time to focus on open water fishing, turkey hunting, and praying for a Fort Riley,KS elk tag...


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PostPosted: 05 Apr 2008, 21:32 
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where in maine are you? and why fort riley for elk?


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PostPosted: 08 Apr 2008, 19:05 
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I'm in Bangor but have kinfolk all over this state.

Fort Riley is the hidden gem of elk hunting. Everyone thinks of Colorado and Idaho (with good reason), but the elk on Fort Riley are gigantic! The herd is free ranging in as much as the fort is fenced in, but when there are hundreds of thousands of acres I don't count that as high fence hunting.

Plenty of grazing land, fences, and little hunting pressure lets these boys get big out in Kansas. 45-55 percent of the permits go to active duty personnel, but I have been trying to get one now for two years. I have a better chance at an elk tag in Kansas than I do a moose tag in my own state...

My brother was stationed at Fort Riley for years and every field exercise they did he saw massive elk. One bull even charged a tank until it decided it might lose! He still lives near Fort Riley and has maps (from Uncle Sam) and GPS waypoints of where the elk can be found.

The downside is that even if I draw a tag, often times the army runs exercises during the time of the hunt, and when that happens, its out of the fort or face federal charges...


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PostPosted: 07 Jan 2009, 22:09 
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Hey METrapper. How did you do with your Elk hunt?
Brian


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