Cmr Montana archery elk

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
Thinking of cashing in my points for the breaks this year (2022) never been to Montana, but love the more open country the breaks appears to be. Most likely solo, anyone hunted this unit recently? I have some con ears for grizzlies, as well as people and if there are any obvious places to stay away from? Killed a few elk with a bow, and looking to put a decent bull on the ground. Any information is welcomed . Thank you in advance-Ty
 

GoBig

Member
Joined
Sep 25, 2018
Messages
55
Location
Oregon
Never hunted elk there but have hunted deer around there and seen some good bulls. Can't speak to any places but no grizzlies in those parts that I know of. Don't know how many points you have or what it takes to draw but I am guessing its a lot, 15+ maybe more?
 

hobbes

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Jun 6, 2012
Messages
1,948
The CMR isn't just located in one "unit". Montana is not a preference point system, so you aren't just cashing in your points and guaranteed a license like a preference point system. However, I don't follow the odds for drawing in the Breaks. It looks like the archery permits aren't terribly hard to draw. As stated, you don't need to worry about grizzly there. There are plenty of hunters everywhere in Montana and all of them are "looking to put a decent bull on the ground".
 
OP
T

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
Never hunted elk there but have hunted deer around there and seen some good bulls. Can't speak to any places but no grizzlies in those parts that I know of. Don't know how many points you have or what it takes to draw but I am guessing its a lot, 15+ maybe more?
Thanks man, I don’t want to be messing with grizzlies if I can help it. Archery tag not rifle. So 6 points
 
OP
T

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
The CMR isn't just located in one "unit". Montana is not a preference point system, so you aren't just cashing in your points and guaranteed a license like a preference point system. However, I don't follow the odds for drawing in the Breaks. It looks like the archery permits aren't terribly hard to draw. As stated, you don't need to worry about grizzly there. There are plenty of hunters everywhere in Montana and all of them are "looking to put a decent bull on the ground".
Thanks for the info on the draw system. I have crunched the numbers on various sites and figure I have a good chance to draw the archery tag. A decent bull for me would be not a spike. I was looking into 410-621 “unit”
 

bsnedeker

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
May 17, 2018
Messages
2,565
Location
MT
Probably a better conversation can be had after fwp approves the regs for next year. they are talking about some huge changes in this region.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
 
OP
T

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
Probably a better conversation can be had after fwp approves the regs for next year. they are talking about some huge changes in this region.

Sent from my SM-G960U using Tapatalk
Yeah I saw that.. kinda why I want to hunt it once
 

bsnedeker

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
May 17, 2018
Messages
2,565
Location
MT
Yeah I saw that.. kinda why I want to hunt it once
It's possible you might not even need points to draw...they is a discussion about making it good on a general tag but at this point who the hell knows what FWP is gonna do?
 
OP
T

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
It's possible you might not even need points to draw...they is a discussion about making it good on a general tag but at this point who the hell knows what FWP is gonna do?
Damn that sucks
 

mtluckydan

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Dec 7, 2012
Messages
265
I highly doubt they will change the breaks zones to general as they got a lot of pushback on that idea. I would ask yourself if you want to call elk or just stalk elk as there's some much pressure in the breaks during archery season they will most likely go the opposite way if you call. Make sure if you go you understand what gumbo clay is and have a plan if it rains....you won't be able to go or leave depending on where you are if it starts raining. Other than that...no griz...just rattle snakes and cactus and a lot of wind...good luck
 
OP
T

tymcewen

Junior Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2015
Messages
44
Not a caller, love my glass.. and yeah I’ve heard of the gumbo.. sounds like bring a wall tent and draw.. I am use to cactus and buzzwords.. thank you for the advice everyone..if any of you are hunting Arizona and like some help or info let me know
 

ctguenthner

Member
Joined
Nov 3, 2014
Messages
70
Location
Flatter side of MT
I prefer 410 but the elk can be tough. Get up off the river and away from roads, good ridges there that you can walk and call off of or glass. Seems there’s about 1.5-2 weeks of fired up elk. I think you’ll have a good chance of finding more than a spike if you don’t get picky
 

Scoot

Well Known Rokslider
Joined
Nov 13, 2012
Messages
983
...just rattle snakes and cactus and a lot of wind...
I dealt with all three of them the last time I was there. Plus rain!!! Unbelievable how much the rain shut us down. I was skeptical it would be that much of a show stopper, but I was wrong. Had a rattler take a snap at me, had my buddy pulling cactus quills outta my butt with a leatherman, and the wind... well... it blew (a lot some days).
 

Featured Video

Stats

Threads
232,429
Messages
2,405,127
Members
57,302
Latest member
Rybe390
Top