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Bull Elk Down!

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by tacomakid96, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    tacomakid96

    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    I harvested my first branched antlered bull this morning, I have been hunting non stop for the last 6 days and was finally able to put the smack down on my first bull. He was with 7 cows and was bringing up the rear, the lead cow didnt want to come up to my end of the canyon so I ranged him at 150 yards. I knew that was the max range with my 50 cal muzzleloader, I focused and took the shot. When the smoke cleared I had my first branched antlered bull on the ground! And then the work began:D I cannot expalin how happy I was and still am, I have been scouting for the last 2 months and had some close calls and alot of discouragement.

    He may not be the biggest bull in the world, but at 18 years old I did it all myself and put hundreds of hours and dollars into getting him on public ground.

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  2. Sep 30, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    bridgcat

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    Thats awesome! Congrats man! I'm hoping one day I will be able to get me one!
     
  3. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    Congrats. I'm truly jealous . Lol
     
  4. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:15 PM
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    Don't worry about world record bulls! Thats bigger than any elk i've ever shot. Nice kill :D (especially for a first bull)
     
  5. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    Congrats!! Real nice bull! All the hard work paid off!

    Time to buy a bow :)!

    Azbsckcountry
     
  6. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    Too cool! Nice shot...congrats!
     
  7. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:26 PM
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    jgwheeler17

    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    very cool! honestly, not that ive seen many on here, but it's nice to see a "hunter". not someone that just throws out some corn and shoots a deer after work twice a month. you earned that bad boy, you should be proud and happy. thanks for sharing.
     
  8. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:29 PM
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    Well Done!!!
     
  10. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    Congrats! I shot my big bull at 16 and haven't shot one like it since! It's a great feeling, enjoy it.
     
  11. Sep 30, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Thanks guys, there's definently no better feeling then really earning your animal. I start the european mount tomorrow..
     
  12. Sep 30, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    Congrats...would love to do that some day;)
     
  13. Oct 1, 2011 at 12:29 AM
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    Congratulations brother!!! That is a phenominal trophy because of the adventure and hard work leading up to the harvest!!! Not to mention GREAT headgear to boot!

    Reminds me of my first turkey that took 3 years and hours of hard work to finally close the deal at 23 years old, all by myself, on public ground. Very tough indeed. A tremendous feeling, and again, congratulations!
     
  14. Oct 1, 2011 at 7:25 AM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    For the last 6 days my routine has been, wake up at 3am and go hunting. Then haul ass to school to keep my grades up, then hustle to work until 5: 30, and then book it up to the hills again.

    Needless to say it feels great to be able to sleep in this morning:D

    Thanks for all the nice comments guys
     
  15. Oct 1, 2011 at 7:33 AM
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    i couldnt agree with you more... i cant stand that people use feeders and stuff. they cant do it the normal way.

    great catch man
     
  16. Oct 1, 2011 at 7:36 AM
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    Congrats on the kill
     
  17. Oct 1, 2011 at 7:24 PM
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    congrats! nice job.
     
  18. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:33 PM
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    Nice bull.
    Congrats.
    Look at those tips....
     
  19. Oct 3, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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  20. Oct 3, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    tacomakid96 [OP] Can you skin Grizz, pilgram?

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    Ya! He has huge 3's there like 17 inches long! I boiled the head out tonight and it looks great..
     
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