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Old 11-07-2017, 01:38 PM
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Anyone know what time and where the briefings are?
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:44 PM
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6am at the Ralston Rec. Centre. The town is small and there will be lots of signage. Easy to find.

https://mywildalberta.ca/hunting/gam...AQ-Oct2017.pdf
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Old 11-07-2017, 03:57 PM
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Thanks... I could not find this info
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:00 PM
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Thanks... I could not find this info
didn't they send it to you?

they sent it to me when i went
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Old 11-07-2017, 04:14 PM
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You will need to bring in your vehicle registration and insurance pink slip into the briefing as well.
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Old 11-07-2017, 07:14 PM
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Follow this link and you can print off your Range Access Permit ahead of time. This will speed up the registration process on the first day of the hunt.


https://mywildalberta.ca/hunting/hun...Oct25-2017.pdf
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:16 PM
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Thanks, good info.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:46 PM
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Can you take a second rifle as backup? And is the nwa still on raffle for entry or is it open to everyone as foot access only?
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Old 11-08-2017, 08:59 AM
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Can you take a second rifle as backup? And is the nwa still on raffle for entry or is it open to everyone as foot access only?
yes you can but you must let them know make model caliber (same info as your other rifle)
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Old 11-08-2017, 10:01 AM
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Whats the deal with the NWA area? I heard its walk in only and some safety equipment is required.
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Old 11-08-2017, 04:36 PM
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Whats the deal with the NWA area? I heard its walk in only and some safety equipment is required.
All information is in the above link, there are a few big changes this year so it would be a good idea to give it a good read.
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Old 11-09-2017, 07:57 AM
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Thanks for the info guys really looking forward to November 20th, I don't see any details regarding NWA on the attached link not sure if I'm missing something.
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:17 AM
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Thanks for the info guys really looking forward to November 20th, I don't see any details regarding NWA on the attached link not sure if I'm missing something.
There's a paragraph on pg4 about the NWA
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Old 11-09-2017, 09:35 PM
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Follow this link and you can print off your Range Access Permit ahead of time. This will speed up the registration process on the first day of the hunt.


https://mywildalberta.ca/hunting/hun...Oct25-2017.pdf
Anybody else see some weird stuff on that sheet? Or is it my computer? Not too sure it'll print out legibly.

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Found it online and it prints good there.
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:57 AM
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last year you needed the following to be able to hunt in the NWA
hand held gps
game cart or sled or carrying pack
food and water for 12 + hours
i would also recommend good led headlamp
lots of fuel you can easily put 200km a day on the truck just on the base

the draw was for 30 hunters per day in the NWA and lots of people didn't even try for it, when we were there as it was only the second hunt that was allowed in the NWA.( they were pretty flexible on this as if they had a few extra hunters apply over the 30 the let everyone go )
we had both our cows down late afternoon the first day
glad we had the GPS as we were working well into the dark that night
makes you feel pretty isolated when out in the NWA and you can't see any lights as reference points
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Old 11-10-2017, 11:11 PM
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last year you needed the following to be able to hunt in the NWA
hand held gps
game cart or sled or carrying pack
food and water for 12 + hours
i would also recommend good led headlamp
lots of fuel you can easily put 200km a day on the truck just on the base

the draw was for 30 hunters per day in the NWA and lots of people didn't even try for it, when we were there as it was only the second hunt that was allowed in the NWA.( they were pretty flexible on this as if they had a few extra hunters apply over the 30 the let everyone go )
we had both our cows down late afternoon the first day
glad we had the GPS as we were working well into the dark that night
makes you feel pretty isolated when out in the NWA and you can't see any lights as reference points
GPS? Check
Game cart and sled? Check
Food and water? Check
Headlamps? Check
Hunting partner if I don't kill one Monday??? Nope! He's only able to help on the first day. Which is more than I thought he'd be able to da after what he's been thru health wise this year anyway so it's a bonus just to get him there for that day.

Looks like I will likely be doing the gutless method for the second time ever if I get lucky.

Good luck folks.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:23 PM
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Sure did not see many elk today (only 3) but with a tip from Cowtown Guy, managed to get a big old cow that had been wounded by someone else. Luckily it's injury was low on the back leg so next to no meat loss. Hope everyone else had success as well today.
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Old 11-13-2017, 09:25 PM
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Sure did not see many elk today (only 3) but with a tip from Cowtown Guy, managed to get a big old cow that had been wounded by someone else. Luckily it's injury was low on the back leg so next to no meat loss. Hope everyone else had success as well today.
Hopefully she isn't too tough!

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Old 11-13-2017, 10:32 PM
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Hunted all day today with no success. Ended up going home and will not be returning for the rest of the hunt. Only seen one small herd on the base that was slowly "picked through" as the day went by. No Bulls bigger then spikes. NWA is your best bet if your lucky enough to be drawn for the day. Good luck to everyone staying for the remainder of the hunt.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:10 AM
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Hunted all day today with no success. Ended up going home and will not be returning for the rest of the hunt. Only seen one small herd on the base that was slowly "picked through" as the day went by. No Bulls bigger then spikes. NWA is your best bet if your lucky enough to be drawn for the day. Good luck to everyone staying for the remainder of the hunt.
Heading out for the 2nd hunt hoping for better success...
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:12 AM
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Sure did not see many elk today (only 3) but with a tip from Cowtown Guy, managed to get a big old cow that had been wounded by someone else. Luckily it's injury was low on the back leg so next to no meat loss. Hope everyone else had success as well today.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:24 AM
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0725 and waiting for the doors to close to start the briefing that begins at 0645 SHARP. lol
Thought today was going to be smoother.
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:46 AM
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wow -sounds like its deteriorated significantly there. My buddy didn't get his draw, I'm glad he didn't. Do you folks think the herds may have become wise to the base hunting and moved off the base completely?
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:59 AM
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wow -sounds like its deteriorated significantly there. My buddy didn't get his draw, I'm glad he didn't. Do you folks think the herds may have become wise to the base hunting and moved off the base completely?
Hunt start time today will be 9:21. Then a 40km drive to the other side of the base where the majority of the elk were spotted yesterday. At 50 Kph. That puts you at 10:10 ish for the first guy thru the gate. Iím. number 19 in line.

The numbers are supposed to be in the 4K range. 2719 square kms here. And they donít stay full time.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:17 AM
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Hunt start time today will be 9:21. Then a 40km drive to the other side of the base where the majority of the elk were spotted yesterday. At 50 Kph. That puts you at 10:10 ish for the first guy thru the gate. Iím. number 19 in line.

The numbers are supposed to be in the 4K range. 2719 square kms here. And they donít stay full time.
Yeah we are at gate 9 waiting, I am not sure I agree stacking trucks up on the highway is really a safer idea then letting us on.

We seen 3 elk yesterday and I bet there was 15 hunters zoning in on them. Heard a lot of shooting so I think some got lucky.

My wife's draw this year and shes a good shot but like time and a calm environment so I am hoping to find a cow off solo that we can sneak in on.
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:13 AM
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So the morning meeting is at 6:45 then? one form says 6:00 and the other says 6:45.

this is the one that says 6am
https://mywildalberta.ca/hunting/gam...AQ-Oct2017.pdf

All participants must attend a daily safety briefing at the CFB Suffield Recreation Centre in
Ralston, Alta. which takes place at 6 a.m. each day of the hunt.

im on the Nov 27-30 hunt for bull
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Old 11-14-2017, 10:33 AM
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i would be there before 6AM, better to wait a bit for it to start rather then missing it and not get to hunt that day. Keep the updates coming! I'm in there next week for a bull.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:27 PM
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So the morning meeting is at 6:45 then? one form says 6:00 and the other says 6:45.

this is the one that says 6am
https://mywildalberta.ca/hunting/gam...AQ-Oct2017.pdf

All participants must attend a daily safety briefing at the CFB Suffield Recreation Centre in
Ralston, Alta. which takes place at 6 a.m. each day of the hunt.

im on the Nov 27-30 hunt for bull
Doors open at ďaboutĒ 0600. Meeting supposed to start at 0645. Today it started at 7:35 or so.
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Old 11-14-2017, 12:35 PM
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Got a flat this morning. Got on the base at 9:34. Picked up the flat around 10:00. Iím not going to drive around in there without a spare. Can only imagine the tow bill if it has to be picked up on a flat deck. Went to get my flat fixed and was told that Iíll not be allowed back today.
That is it for me. Iíll not be back. This has been an exercise in frustrations. Burned 7 points hoping to get a look at the bulls there. There was no expectations of killing a big bull. Just never envisioned this.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:01 PM
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Went to get my flat fixed and was told that Iíll not be allowed back today.
guy doesn't know what he's talking about, lots of guys leave for lunch and stuff like that.

just go back anyway
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