Help with Future Elk Hunt Planning (Tribal)

moosebait

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Hey All,

I’m laying out my next 5-10yr plan for elk hunts and trying to get some intel related to hunting Native/tribal land for elk in the west. I am Native myself and I know that opens up some doors for me and was just curious if anyone would be willing to share (DM or post) some places that I should check out. I live in Colorado, so I am interested in any of the western states. Thanks in advance!
 
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moosebait

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Felt I should clarify a bit of what I'd love out of a hunt...I forgot that I don't post a lot here. I'm really looking for hunt quality over animal quality (although animal quality is a bonus). I primarily hunt OTC archery in Colorado, and love calling in bulls.

-Mature bulls, good numbers and action, doesn't need to have giants
-Would love DIY opportunities (camping and having family or a buddy to help call) versus having to use an outfitter (not sure if this can be done on the reservation)
-Not looking to pay the big dollar fees to head hunt
 

Northpark

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San Carlos Apache would be near the top of my list. I live just off the reservation and I see the bulls they kill.😳
 

Mojave

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In most cases you are going to have to be a tribal member to make those hunts happen.
 
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moosebait

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In most cases you are going to have to be a tribal member to make those hunts happen.
Agree - in the little bit of research I've done, I know that some of these hunts have draw allocations or license costs for a "non-resident" tribal member. Would be curious to hear some experiences from fellow Roksliders as I'm sure I'm not the only one here that falls into this camp.
 

Mojave

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I honestly live within 80 miles of the Jicarilla and other than a few tribal members, I rarely meet younger guys that hunt.
 

Mojave

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You could always call the Jicarilla, Mescalero, White Mountain, Acoma and other reservation fish and game departments and ask what they think.
 
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moosebait

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You could always call the Jicarilla, Mescalero, White Mountain, Acoma and other reservation fish and game departments and ask what they think.
That’s my next step for sure - wanted to get the right leads.
 
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