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Shootist

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Elk bowhunting question
« on: September 24, 2012, 02:32:55 PM »
Is it legal to shoot anything less than a 3 point-(ie spike or fork horn) bull elk with a bow anywhere in Alberta?

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2012, 02:47:17 PM »
No check the regs
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Shootist

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2012, 02:48:57 PM »
I did but in some of the 100 and 200 series wmu's it says "Antlered or Anterless".

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #3 on: September 24, 2012, 02:55:29 PM »
Look at the definition for antlered. Most of those zones are draw. Anything over 4" is considered antlered moose,elk, and deer. So if a bull has over 4" he is legal in an antlered zone. There aren't many general antlered zones in alberta most are draw. Check the regs a little more.
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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2012, 03:07:20 PM »
Sigh........I have checked the regs but maybe you should. You've given me two differant answers. My question was is there anywhere in Alberta that you can shoot with a bow anything smaller than a 3 point bull elk. Does the "Antlered" season in some of the 100 and 200 wmu's include a min. 3 point or does it have to be just over 4 inches to qualify?

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2012, 03:15:47 PM »
Does a spike have over 4"? Then yes he is a legal bull in a zone that is stated antlered. But if there is a black box its draw.

Sigh its tough to explain things to people who aren't willing to open the regs.
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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2012, 03:20:45 PM »
So are you sure this time or are you going to change your answer again? Actualy don't bother to answer. Since you didn't know about the antlered or antlerless season i doubt you've read the regs.
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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2012, 03:26:13 PM »
Am I  the one asking the dumb questions on an online form that are easily outlined in the Alberta Hunting regulations? If you would like someone to hold your hand that's all you needed to ask. Check out my profile pic is that antlered I can't tell I'm confused wait so it's over 4" so is that a cow? Give it a break bud if you want help act like it! I think there was a similar post on AO today same person most likley. Just not happy with answers or what? It says 3pt or larger but I can shoot a spike right?
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Shootist

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2012, 03:36:59 PM »
So you posed with someone elses elk-big deal. The 4 inch rule is and was designed for the harvest of calves during the anterless season bozo. I simply asked if the 3 point elk system was in effect down south as I've never hunterd there and mr bigshot says check the regs. Just to assume that it says antlered and that means over 4 inches would be pretty dumb now wouldn't it as I've been told by more than one F&W officer that you can not shoot a spiker anywhere in alberta.

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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2012, 03:55:22 PM »
There are zones you can shoot spikes aka antlered elk. 410,212 and 248 just off the top of my head. Don't try and make yourself into and expert and ask rookie questions. If you've been told by FW why ask the question sorry about the rude posts but my patients run thin for people who don't put any effort forth. Read the regs and know the definitions and its your first step to harvesting a bull.
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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2012, 03:58:44 PM »
Is it legal to shoot anything less than a 3 point-(ie spike or fork horn) bull elk with a bow anywhere in Alberta?

the answer is yes.

there arent many but a couple have been listed.  119, 116, 118 are a few more.  the regs arent always the most clear for new guys, but the answers are there if you look close.
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Re: Elk bowhunting question
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2012, 04:20:44 PM »
the answer is yes.

there arent many but a couple have been listed.  119, 116, 118 are a few more.  the regs arent always the most clear for new guys, but the answers are there if you look close.

That's the answer I was looking for not yes, no yes, no from the other guy and being told to read the regs when he doesn't know them. Makes me a little hot under the collar.

Thank you.
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