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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2014, 12:50:38 AM »
Well, my season starts Monday. Can't wait.
Good luck everybody.
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« Reply #21 on: August 31, 2014, 02:57:49 PM »
I wish you the best.  I know that you will enjoy it.   8)
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« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2014, 01:26:58 AM »
    Ours started Saturday, I don't hunt anymore but a kid that used to hunt with us drew a big bull tag from probably the best unit in the country. I expect to post a picture of a 380 class bull in the next month, as these are the hardest hunting people you will ever meet.

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« Reply #23 on: September 07, 2014, 08:59:26 AM »
WOO-HOO! First thing yesterday morning I get a call to come get my elk. This young man lives for hunting and this is the 3rd or 4th year he has got me one. I'm just trying to think of how to pay for it. One year it was tools, last year it was a new Carhart jacket embroidered with the company name and brand on it. I'm kind of leaning towards either a gps tracking device thing for snowmobiling or a shelf style mount with a back piece of the box elder burl that I cut awhile back.
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« Reply #24 on: September 07, 2014, 12:39:31 PM »
   Nice, how old, cow or bull.

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« Reply #25 on: September 07, 2014, 01:25:49 PM »
He guessed probably a 2 year old cow. It wasn't a monster, but it's going to taste great. I don't buy meat, but this elk and a couple deer will be plenty for my girlfriend and myself.

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« Reply #26 on: September 07, 2014, 10:42:02 PM »
Some great meat. ;)
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« Reply #27 on: September 08, 2014, 01:36:50 AM »
Looks tasty.
Take a picture of the first steak on a plate and post it.  ;)
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« Reply #28 on: September 08, 2014, 06:55:48 AM »
Hunted the National Elk Refuge outside Jackson WY in 2010, saw thousands of Elk, Hundreds of Bison,dozens of sheep a wolf, a few coyotes etc.
The bulls were off limits and came by very close, but the cows were much more wary.
got my cow the last day a very old herd cow so tough you couldn't cut the gravy.
Had bi lateral partial knee replacement in June so no Elk hunting this year but will put in the drawing in WY in Jan.
I guess I am an elkaholic.
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« Reply #29 on: September 11, 2014, 12:24:39 PM »
Well, my hunt ended last night. I didn't get one.  :(
That's why they call it hunting instead of killing I guess.
I did have a few bulls present themselves for consideration. The largest being last night. He was a 5 x 6, probably score in the 270 range. The land owner is building a trophy ranch, and doesn't want anything smaller than a 300 killed, and since he was kind enough to let me hunt there when I didn't draw out I figured it would be "bad form" to not follow his rules.
It was very enjoyable to be within 20 to 75 yards of so many Elk for several days though.
This "trophy" hunting is pretty new to me.
Oh well, I guess it's on to trying to fill my deer tag on the forest now.  8)
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Re: Elk hunters ???
« Reply #30 on: September 11, 2014, 02:22:38 PM »
Sometimes just being there and knowing is reward enough.   :)
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« Reply #31 on: September 11, 2014, 04:45:02 PM »
Sometimes just being there and knowing is reward enough.   :)

I agree.
But a freezer full of meat is a pretty good reward too.   :D
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« Reply #32 on: September 12, 2014, 07:57:37 AM »
Last year, just before I shot my elk on the last evening of my hunt, I was down on myself as I'd never shot an elk. Then, as I looked out over the vast New Mexico landscape, I said to myself" you DanGed fool, many folks would love to be in your boots right now". It calmed me down and the appreciation of just being in such an amazing place reminded me of the reasons why I hunt. And then about 20 minutes later, Mr. Elk showed up ;)

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« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2014, 12:13:47 AM »
How many other members are elk hunters ? I am elk crazy its probably my favorite thing to hunt, I'm heading out Aug 28th for Co to chase a screaming bull or two . Just wondering if I should be looking over my shoulder for any fellow forum members ?

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How'd the elk huntin' trip go?
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