One and Done?

cnelk

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 1, 2012
Messages
2,538
Location
N Colorado
Its been mentioned many times that once you hunt elk one time, you'll do it again.

My question is...
Has anyone went 'One and Done'?
 

jaypope

Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2016
Messages
68
Location
Central NC
Would be shocked if anyone only goes elk hunting 1 time. Beyond injury or death I don’t see it happening.

I’m going on my 2nd elk hunt this September pending MT draw. I went solo in 2017 but I found a partner this time.

Is it September yet?!?!?!?!?
 

W1bowo

Member
Joined
Aug 24, 2019
Messages
89
Would be shocked if anyone only goes elk hunting 1 time. Beyond injury or death I don’t see it happening.

I’m going on my 2nd elk hunt this September pending MT draw. I went solo in 2017 but I found a partner this time.

Is it September yet?!?!?!?!?
+1


 

87TT

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 13, 2019
Messages
1,208
Location
Idaho
I hunted elk once in the 80's and didn't take it up again until 2016. So a 40 year gap?
 

Pigdog

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2019
Messages
180
Location
Oregon
Nope! Once I was introduced to elk hunting I pretty much withdrew from as much of the rest of the world as possible. Quit bird hunting, quit fishing. Now it’s just family time, as little time at work as possible and elk scouting or hunting.
 

coloyooper

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 10, 2017
Messages
342
Location
CO
Its been mentioned many times that once you hunt elk one time, you'll do it again.

My question is...
Has anyone went 'One and Done'?
My cousin (from Michigan - whitetail guy) came out to CO for a rifle hunt. Killed a bull in 3rd season and has no real desire to elk hunt anymore. He said he'll continue to put in for points in WY, and maybe apply in NM, but does not have any plans to come back strictly for elk. Mule deer on the other hand.... he can't get enough of them.

That's the closest I've seen to a one and done.
 

5MilesBack

Senior Member
Joined
Feb 27, 2012
Messages
9,376
Location
Colorado Springs
My daughter shot her bull in 2017 on her first elk hunt.......only time will tell whether she hunts again. She's in college now so definitely won't be hunting for a few years at least.
 

Rob5589

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 6, 2014
Messages
985
Location
W Sac CA
Tried 3 seasons but no kills. Probably won't go again until I have a reliable partner.
 

elkguide

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 26, 2016
Messages
2,803
Location
Vermont
I went elk hunting once...…..

and then I gave in to the disease.









BEST addiction that I've ever had!
 

Jacob Pedersen

Junior Member
Joined
Jul 4, 2019
Messages
14
Location
Wisconsin
My wife shot a 6 point with her dad when she was younger, hasn't went elk hunting since. That being said, she absolutely loves the mountains, trail running, hiking, etc. which she got that passion from her elk hunt so not sure she counts but closest thing I can think of.

I grew up in the midwest whitetails woods but if I had to choose 1 animal to hunt it would surely be elk.
 

rayporter

Senior Member
Joined
Jul 3, 2014
Messages
2,079
Location
arkansas or ohio
me stepson went with me and killed a nice bull and has not been back. no vacation and heath issues mainly keep him away or he would have.

me? when i looked out over that valley the first time i was hooked in the first five minutes.
 

Billy Goat

Senior Member
Joined
May 6, 2018
Messages
895
Location
Shenandoah Valley
I know a few who went and decided it was a little too much for them. I think diy on public can be pretty daunting, you know, where it can be a success to just see elk.
 

sticknstringer

Junior Member
Joined
Mar 29, 2017
Messages
20
It's a challenge for me, I dont know if I'm much further along then I started 3 years ago. Public land elk hunting is not easy like owning your own ground deer hunt. I'm addicted and so is my twin brother. Were invested now!!
 

Chordeiles

Senior Member
Joined
May 25, 2019
Messages
115
Location
Virginia
Went once, about nine years ago. Haven’t really had the urge to go again.
Probably would be different if I had actually SEEN an elk on that trip.

At 48 years old, between hunting Mule deer and mountain Whitetails, I’m good.
 
Top