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RAHC

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Hey Elk hunters what do you prefer or do if you had the choice? OTC Either sex archery Aug 30-Sept 30, or OTC Rifle Antlered only Oct. 15- Nov 3/8 depending on zone. Both on Public Land mostly roadless backcountry. Advantages to both what are your thoughts?
 

justinspicher

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I'm a big fan of the otc archery season. The longer season allows for a bit more flexibility with work and I'm usually out in the woods by myself.
 

Fixitman

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I agree with Justin Longer season more flexibility and you don't have a bunch of trigger happy guys shooting at you from 1,000 yards
 

SWOHTR

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You talking Idaho A and B tags?

I'm an A tag guy because I can be out in the woods a lot more...and I can be out there on my birthday. One of these years I'll get a birthday bull.

Wrt pressure, I haven't noticed a lot of other A tag hunters out. B tag/rifle is a different story.


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RAHC

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Not necessarily A tag or B tag, I know that is what the question is framed as, but think of it as a one or the other could be any state. General Rifle or General Bow? Keep in mind success rates are relatively the same and your hunting back country area.
 

5MilesBack

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It's not even close for me......archery all the way. I'd rather archery hunt a low PP unit in CO than rifle hunt the San Carlos.
 
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