Blue Diamond Voucher Tract - Elk Cow Archery

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  1. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    Looking for any assistance/information you can provide on the Blue Diamond Voucher tract. Will be archery hunting for cow elk during the opening week, 10/17. We know it will be a difficult hunt and the success rate is the lowest of all the draw types, so any information would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks
     
  2. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    Anybody? Also, any information on at-large areas would be welcome.
     
  3. dmullins

    dmullins 6 pointer

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    A lot of acorns this year. Expect them to be in the timber and on oak ridges.
     
  4. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    Thanks dmullins. We had a bunch of acorns fall in the central KY area. That was after a pitiful crop last year.
     
  5. mcdenney

    mcdenney 12 pointer

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    Quite a few elk in there last year if you can fight off the outfitters to hunt em. They should be some there.
     
  6. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    Tough hunting during cow archery. Very dry and it seems like there has been a lot of pressure from the bull gun hunt. ATV and tire tracks everywhere. I have found old sign from the past week, but nothing fresh. I'll take any information, if you have it. Thanks
     
  7. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Good luck. Sorry, but not been over since first bull firearm weekend. We didn't see many cows at all. Acorn crop is pretty good, so as other's have said, concentrate on the timber. Gonna be tough. Might be better later in the season when food sources are fewer....
     
  8. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    That's exactly what I was thinking bgkyarcher. Looks like we will be hitting record or near record high temperatures over the next couple of days. We will give it a few more shots this week and then have to figure out our return strategy.
     
  9. C.O.D.

    C.O.D. 8 pointer

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    good luck
     
  10. Stuart Eddy

    Stuart Eddy Fawn

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    check any north facing slope that looks dark or shaded on google earth, on the first bench below where they might feed on a stripped area above. If there's oak trees on that same slope, they will be there, or will be at some point. It proved fool proof for us in our hunting. They didn't make a sound all weekend, but the bulls were still herding cows around. We saw a dozen at one point
     
  11. Smokerja

    Smokerja Fawn

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    Andersonhunter I just got accepted for the Blue Diamond Tract today after trying everyday since July. I also have the cow archery tag and spent all wkend hunting up there on At Large areas. I have a guide and we spent sat and Sun just trying to locate elk. They are currently wearing out the timber and acorns. I was unable to fill my tag this wkend and will be headed back up the first of Nov and hopefully it will cool off by then. Good luck
     
  12. andersonhunter

    andersonhunter Fawn

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    Smokerja, did you ever make it back? We are hoping to go back there around the end of November.
     
  13. Smokerja

    Smokerja Fawn

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    No sir I haven't. I got a private farm I've hunted couple times but only saw a couple bulls. We plan to go Blue Diamond at the end of Nov or Dec maybe they will be out of the timber by then. My guide tells me they will be a lot easier to pattern when they start hitting the grass again. Good luck
     

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