Any NYers looking to go to Montana in 2020?

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TonySkyline

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Ive got 1 point as well but where i went last year i believe it was general tag and was absolutely amazing especially with the brow tine rule that started last year. Next year should be crazy.

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We typically drive. Non stop but this year we are driving half way to rest up. I hunt the SW portion of the state.
Do you have to deal with grizzlies down there in the southwest corner? I flew into Billings and drove 2 hours north so i was North Central MT and no grizzlies but a ton of elk and mulies

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Do you have to deal with grizzlies down there in the southwest corner? I flew into Billings and drove 2 hours north so i was North Central MT and no grizzlies but a ton of elk and mulies

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Grizzlies? Wolfs? Mountain lions? Yes to all. Last year we saw a lot of lion tracks and plenty of wolfs chasing elk. No bears last year. Few years back we stumbled on a dead grizzly.
 
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Im trying to look up the season dates as a bow/rifle hunt would be the ticket but i think their may be a week lull in between for whatever reason

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I drove from Northern NJ to Jackson Wyoming and back solo for a guided elk hunt this year. My buddy flew out with his son. I didn't get a shot but they both scored. I brought all their gear and the meat back. Made it back in 37 hours which included 4 1/2 hours of sleep. I would do a Montana rifle hunt next year.

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I drove from Northern NJ to Jackson Wyoming and back solo for a guided elk hunt this year. My buddy flew out with his son. I didn't get a shot but they both scored. I brought all their gear and the meat back. Made it back in 37 hours which included 4 1/2 hours of sleep. I would do a Montana rifle hunt next year.

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Were you thinking guided or state land? Did you grab a pref point this year?

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Were you thinking guided or state land? Did you grab a pref point this year?

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I was so caught up in preparing for the Wyoming trip I lost sight of applying for the points. I'm willing to do either but may ultimately may be limited to land that requires no points if that even exists or a guided hunt where they can guarantee a tag.

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Just put in for my tag. Grabbed the pref point so I’ll have 2 to almost guarantee I at least get the general units tag. My percentage to get drawn for the units I want are about .07% so I’m not banking on getting drawn anytime soon for my dream hunt units but ya gotta start somewhere and I may try to draw those units with archery as it’s usually 3-4 years wait vs 10+ with rifle. My kids will be taking me if I gotta wait that long but at least I’ll have someone to help pack out meat, lol. Anyone else flying in from NY in October? I’m going to find plane tix from SYracuse to Billings like I did in 18 I think and rent a truck from there. More than likely I’ll end up in the little belts but possibly will look at a few other areas.


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Just put in for my tag. Grabbed the pref point so I’ll have 2 to almost guarantee I at least get the general units tag. My percentage to get drawn for the units I want are about .07% so I’m not banking on getting drawn anytime soon for my dream hunt units but ya gotta start somewhere and I may try to draw those units with archery as it’s usually 3-4 years wait vs 10+ with rifle. My kids will be taking me if I gotta wait that long but at least I’ll have someone to help pack out meat, lol. Anyone else flying in from NY in October? I’m going to find plane tix from SYracuse to Billings like I did in 18 I think and rent a truck from there. More than likely I’ll end up in the little belts but possibly will look at a few other areas.


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We are taking 2020 off. Heading back in 2021 for two weeks. We will be driving.
 
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We are taking 2020 off. Heading back in 2021 for two weeks. We will be driving.
It looks like a good year to take off given the current circumstances. I am unsure now if I want to go now. I might get a refund for my tag and see how next year looks. Last place I want to be is in an airport then get sick out in the mountains! Super cheap plane tix though , just don’t know if I want to risk it or not


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