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grizzler
09-20-2010, 08:46 AM
Well i finally got a few minutes to put up some pics. I still dont have time to sit down and tell a story. I will give more details when i do get some time. killed him on Saturday the 18th. Pretty pumped, dont want to post a score yet! as i'm not the best with a tape and horns! I'll let you guys take a stab at it and when i do get a couple numbers that are close to the same i will let you know.... By far the best animal i have ever killed. Was about ready to give up and call er a wash ( too busy no time.... new baby in the hospital ) and got lucky and found this guy! Sorry about the pic quality as i was by my self and forgot a real camera.... i did get some with me and the bull after i got him home. I'm still worn out from getting him loaded by my self! More pics to come!

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Giles
09-20-2010, 08:48 AM
Great bull ,congrats!

steve
09-20-2010, 08:48 AM
Great bull grizz!

Springer
09-20-2010, 08:49 AM
"WOW" Thats a Cranker Grizzler. Big Congrats to you and sticking it out til the end of your hunt!!!! It will be tough to ever top that big Hawg Hey !!

IR_mike
09-20-2010, 08:49 AM
Beauty of a animal, congratulations!!:)

AxeMan
09-20-2010, 08:50 AM
That is a great one, congrats!

Walleyes
09-20-2010, 08:53 AM
Truly an impressive animal,, congratulations to you sir,,, well done..

hayseed
09-20-2010, 08:59 AM
Congrats on a great bull!!

Duk Dog
09-20-2010, 09:00 AM
A big congrats!! Boy is Suffield ever cranking them out in 2010.

JavoHunter
09-20-2010, 09:02 AM
what a bull and what a trophy... really a once in a lifetime animal!!! congrats man its gonna look awesome on the wall!

Rockymtnx
09-20-2010, 09:03 AM
Congrats on your Suffield bull! That thing is a HAWG!
Thanks for sharing your pics with us.
Please let us know what the tape says when you have time.

Stop Staring at my Rack
09-20-2010, 09:07 AM
That is an amazing bull! Congratulations!!!

Stinky Buffalo
09-20-2010, 09:09 AM
Good grief, man! What a gorgeous bull.

Congrats!
Stinky

spot and stock
09-20-2010, 09:12 AM
Wow just wow!

tony d
09-20-2010, 09:16 AM
Congrats thats an awesome critter
Cheers Tony

Splitbrow
09-20-2010, 09:17 AM
Wow - unreal... HUGE congrats!

walking buffalo
09-20-2010, 09:34 AM
new baby in the hospital



:sHa_shakeshout::acigar:


and got lucky and found this guy!



:47b20s0::acigar:

Alpine Archer
09-20-2010, 09:53 AM
Truly a magnificent prairie bull! :jawsmiley: Congrats, and thanks for posting!

Pudelpointer
09-20-2010, 09:56 AM
Holy Jeebuz!

Congratulations on that!

Ryry4
09-20-2010, 09:59 AM
:sign0068:

That's a monster. Congrats.

westren
09-20-2010, 10:00 AM
Beautiful Bull,,,many congrats

rookiemoosehunter
09-20-2010, 10:00 AM
Nice one. Congrats!!!

Deer Hunter
09-20-2010, 10:14 AM
Nice bull grizzler. congrats.

Toe823
09-20-2010, 10:22 AM
That is an awesome bull!!!! If this is the one i heard about from my buddy who helped cape him out, sounds like he was quite a load...congrats on a trophy of a lifetime!!

BrownBear416
09-20-2010, 10:22 AM
Wow wow wow

slopeshunter
09-20-2010, 10:25 AM
Way to go Grizzler! That is a complete hog. I don't even want to guess a score. Look forward to seeing what the tape says.

grizzler
09-20-2010, 11:00 AM
Toe this is the same bull your thinking about. His guess is pretty much bang on as far as my tape tells me. I want some one to it properly before I get too carried away! I need to get buddy a large bottle for all his help once I got the bull to his place!!!!!

SugarCreek
09-20-2010, 11:03 AM
What an amazing elk.......congrats bigtime. Looks alittle strange on the field photos to be out in the middle of the prairie rather than off a pine ridge. Nice field photos by the way and congrats once again.......Marco

hwkirby
09-20-2010, 11:12 AM
Congrats on a spectacular bull! What a hogg!:happy0034:

pottymouth
09-20-2010, 11:32 AM
Congrats, on amazing trophy of a life time !!!

Since no one wants to take a stab at the score I'll be the first ........ 383 net

BrownBear416
09-20-2010, 11:37 AM
Congrats, on amazing trophy of a life time !!!

Since no one wants to take a stab at the score I'll be the first ........ 383 net

Mah 386 1/4 gross :sHa_shakeshout:

Nets are for fisherman..:fighting0030:

Duk Dog
09-20-2010, 11:39 AM
Mah 386 1/4 gross :sHa_shakeshout:

Nets are for fisherman..:fighting0030:

x 2 :)

6mmhunter
09-20-2010, 11:50 AM
Wow!! Awesome Bull, Congrats!!!

Rocks
09-20-2010, 11:57 AM
That is a nice freakin bull elk. Congrats!

ABwapiti
09-20-2010, 01:42 PM
That's a great looking bull congrats.:happy0180:

prairie pirate
09-20-2010, 02:00 PM
Congrats!! that's a dandie.Yes it seems the border wmus around suffield are producing bulls that are worth the priority wait. We got a opening day bull down there and can appreciate how big off a job it is to deal with a big bull by yourself!!! Great Job.

Littlejet
09-20-2010, 02:05 PM
Wow......... thinking solid 375 net:thinking-006:

ceedub
09-20-2010, 02:12 PM
Wow, not much else to say, what a beautiful Bull! Once in a lifetime, can't wait to hear the story! Congrats!

Craig

Perchfisher
09-20-2010, 03:40 PM
Great bull. Must have been a tough job handling that big of a critter by yourself

Elkaholic6
09-20-2010, 03:42 PM
Amazing. I can only wish. Congrats.

379".

lucky_magic_stick
09-20-2010, 03:57 PM
Gorgeous elk man!! I wish I was able to see an amazing elk like that, yet alone shoot one!! Just fantastic congrats man on both elk and child!!

Brett

Elkaholic6
09-20-2010, 03:59 PM
Mah 386 1/4 gross :sHa_shakeshout:

Nets are for fisherman..:fighting0030:

Think you've been hanging around Wabasca too long :lol:

The Bit Runner.
09-20-2010, 04:05 PM
Thats a beauty. Conrads on your baby & your throphy. I am going to say 380 gross. Either way a throphy of a lifetime.

2 Tollers
09-20-2010, 04:13 PM
Gret looking animal and congratulations on the addition to the family. Well done handling that on your own.

ishootbambi
09-20-2010, 05:04 PM
looks like he should gross real close to 390. awesome bull! congrats dude.:sHa_shakeshout:

KBF
09-20-2010, 05:40 PM
Heck of a nice bull, is that a special draw tag to use a shovel or did ya use a rifle. Im jealous.

goober
09-20-2010, 05:51 PM
A huge congrats!!! Great looking bull!!!!

Rackmastr
09-20-2010, 06:00 PM
Wow...what a STUD of an elk.....if I was to guess I would say he is most likely over 390" gross and could quite easily pass the 400" mark....after they start getting that big I'm not that good at guessing exact scores!!!

whitetailhntr
09-20-2010, 06:22 PM
Holly bull elk Batman!congrats on the new baby and the great trophy! I'm gonna say 385 Gross!

Drop_Tine
09-20-2010, 06:23 PM
I will take a stab at the score 380

Booner Sniper
09-20-2010, 06:39 PM
That is a true monster bull, congrats!

crawfy
09-20-2010, 06:57 PM
what a pig if i had to guess i would say he will be in the 390 area.

grizzler
09-20-2010, 09:50 PM
Ok heres the down low. Started out with driving / phoneing around getting permission a few weeks before opener. Never really found many elk off the base. Got down to where i wanted to camp / hunt 4 days before season. I had two weeks dedicated to this tag and really wanted to put some serious effort into finding a good bull. I new the potential of the area and set my sights on a 340" + bull. So the days prior to opener really got my hopes down as i could not find many elk off of the base and the hundreds of elk on the base i had been seeing were not really rutting hard as far as i could tell. I finally found 3 bulls 2 days before opener and figured that i would take the bigger of the 3 if they stayed put. ( big one i figured was around the 340" - 350" range) So opening morning im in my spot and of course no bulls. They basically vanished as they were a long way off the base. Now i'm really starting to second guess my decision to use my priority this year. Hunt all day the 8th and seen 1 bull off the base ( 300" ). Hunt the 9th till noon with no elk seen at all!!!! get a phone call at 1pm from my wife and she tells me that the docter is going to induce her as she is pregnant with our first child and its high risk! ( her due date was Oct 17 thats why i drew the tag figuring i had lots of time to hunt then get home and prepare for diaper changing )...... So she then tells me not to worry and that it would be at least 48 hours before anything happened and to stay and hunt another day> I get thinking about it and decide i had better get my ***** home just incase. I got to the hospital at 8pm and walk into the room and the doc is now informing my wife that a c-section must happen and fast!!! 10pm i am now a dad!..... So fast forward a week and half later and things are settling out with mom and baby, Shes at home baby is still in hospital, but doing well. So i still need to get back down to suffield and get the rest of my stuff collected that i didnt have time to pack and hunt one last day as work will now be needing me this would be my last chance.
Get down there a little after first light ( 3 hour drive ) and right off the bat find a pretty good bull and 10 cows. I chased that bull around for 4 hours got close a couple times but never close enough. I eventually lost them and was now pretty much ready to just go home and give up. I decided to head over to a sort of wallow i had found off the base that bulls had been coming to. On The way i spot my bull on the base about 1500yards in. Figured i had nothing to loose so i set up on a hill about 350 yards from the base fence. Started cow calling to beat h3ll and to my amassment the bull herd me ( extremely windy ) he stands up and heads staright to the fence. I figured there was now way he would jump as i had had a few other bulls to the fence before and they would not cross. He paced the fence back and forth for over 30mins bugling his head off and beating the h3ll out of the fence posts. I dame near sh!t when he finally jumped the fence and was headed towards me at a full run bugling the whole way. He was moving fast straight at me and i was getting worried about the wind and him seeing me as there is no cover what so ever and im in jeans and a hoodie laying prone .... So i let fly with him at 200yrds into his front shoulder basically straight on, he hit he ground, but got back up, one more to the same spot and it was good night Irene.
All in all it the last few weeks have been the best time of my life
- wifes b-day sept 8th ( opening day, still hearing about that haha )
- baby boy born sept 9th ( COOLEST THING EVER )
- Best hunting experience of all time sept 18th
- 1st wedding anniversary sept 19th ( which i spent in a Kenworth from 4am till 11pm ( Really hearing about that one!)

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pottymouth
09-20-2010, 09:59 PM
Congrats again on the Amazing bull. And a huge congrats on father hood.:sHa_shakeshout: Great story thanx. Just give us a score were all dieing to know !!

blackpheasant
09-20-2010, 10:19 PM
Yes Sir thats a helluva bull, Thanks for taking the time to put up the pics and story...stuff like this is what makes AOF the best...Congrats on being a dad as well !!!:)

grizzler
09-20-2010, 10:21 PM
Heck of a nice bull, is that a special draw tag to use a shovel or did ya use a rifle. Im jealous.

HAHA not much for lumber laying around down there to use as a prop, so i improvised with a shovel. I was going to use a no trespassing sign from the base fence but thought that might not go over so well!

whitetailhntr
09-20-2010, 10:31 PM
Congrats again on the Amazing bull. And a huge congrats on father hood.:sHa_shakeshout: Great story thanx. Just give us a score were all dieing to know !!

still waiting on that score....I have to get to bed!:happy0059:

grizzler
09-21-2010, 06:00 AM
Congrats!! that's a dandie.Yes it seems the border wmus around suffield are producing bulls that are worth the priority wait. We got a opening day bull down there and can appreciate how big off a job it is to deal with a big bull by yourself!!! Great Job.

Yah i'll say. luckily i had quad ramps and a buddy made me a hand winch that fits into the rails of my fifth wheel hitch... with out that i would have had to make a fire and eat him there! Lets see some pictures of your bull!!! i was talking to the guy at the Jenner service station and he figured damn near all 15 bull tags got filled so far...... SO there must be a few more out there that we need to see also!

slopeshunter
09-21-2010, 06:03 AM
Great story Grizzler, that is just awesome!

grizzler
09-21-2010, 06:05 AM
Congrats again on the Amazing bull. And a huge congrats on father hood.:sHa_shakeshout: Great story thanx. Just give us a score were all dieing to know !!

Ok well i have only scored him 47 times! Like i said me and tape measures do not get along, but i think i'm close. As far as i and a couple others can tell he grosses 393 3/8".

ram crazy
09-21-2010, 06:12 AM
Congrats on a awesome looking Bull!!

linzzz
09-21-2010, 08:31 AM
Wow! What an amazing bull and a fantastic story.
Congratulations.

buckman
09-21-2010, 08:47 AM
He has long g2s and3s,I would go with 390 -395 gross 385-389 net.

What a monster of a bull,its time Alberta managed the resourse for more animals of his caliber.

whitetail Junkie
09-21-2010, 09:12 AM
What a Monster,dont know what it would score,but it has to be a book elk.make sure he is at willow valley this January!!!

Docfoothills
09-21-2010, 07:52 PM
WOW! I hope a priority 8 will get me there next year congrats on the little one hope all is well.

roger
09-21-2010, 08:08 PM
thats just wild!!
buy a lotto ticket your on a roll!!

steeleyes
09-22-2010, 09:22 AM
Congrats man! I was one of the fellas (antelope hunter's) in the blue ford that stopped and talked to you on the highway north of Jenner. That is one wicked bull. It was much better to see in person. Congrats on the new born too!

grizzler
09-22-2010, 01:44 PM
How did you guys make out?



Congrats man! I was one of the fellas (antelope hunter's) in the blue ford that stopped and talked to you on the highway north of Jenner. That is one wicked bull. It was much better to see in person. Congrats on the new born too!

steeleyes
09-22-2010, 02:01 PM
Saturday was my last day and I tagged out on a 63 4/8 incher and my buddy is still down there chasing goats.

cougarhunter
09-22-2010, 04:58 PM
Congrats Jer. It's happy!!!!! Just talked to banya and he told me to have a look at this elk you killed. Congats too on the baby. Ha ha you should've called.... I would have come help you load that beast. WAY TO GO BUDDY

Donny Bear
09-22-2010, 05:17 PM
Congrats ah I mean


CONGRATS


Yeah thats bette a great big Congrats for a great big Bull Elk :sHa_shakeshout:


Makes me happy to see that level of success after a long wait for a tag good on you Sir

grizzler
09-22-2010, 06:14 PM
Thanks happy! I should have called you, wasn't really planning on killing anything day though! That's how it seems to go show up unprepared and sh/t starts to happen. I'll give yah call when I get home!



Congrats Jer. It's happy!!!!! Just talked to banya and he told me to have a look at this elk you killed. Congats too on the baby. Ha ha you should've called.... I would have come help you load that beast. WAY TO GO BUDDY

trophyboy
09-22-2010, 07:31 PM
WOW, that my friend is an absolute GIANT and indeed a trophy of a lifetime. Congrats and enjoy that magnificent animal! Well done!

muleguide
09-22-2010, 08:38 PM
Great story and great bull, congrats

AB2506
09-23-2010, 10:03 AM
Congratulations, that is a great bull!

Congratulations on the new baby!

Tuc
09-23-2010, 11:33 AM
Congrats!

wolfkiller
09-29-2010, 05:01 PM
Nice bull Jer, not quite as big as banya's though.

grizzler
09-29-2010, 05:12 PM
He's all I could find!

grizz 700
09-29-2010, 05:54 PM
Congrats all around, sorry to hear about the Kenworth though. Hope he has a brother kicking around Cypress on the second week!

grizzler
11-21-2010, 10:45 PM
Just had my bull officially scored at 394 0/8 gross 375 5/8 net

Toe823
11-21-2010, 11:02 PM
That is Awesome...if i could find something that big, would be a dream come true...hunted the first 2 days of the season, didnt see any that big!! goin down again at the end of the week...congrats Grizz!!!

buckman
11-22-2010, 05:16 AM
375-380 net.????

Love those big racked high plains bulls.

BigRackLover
11-22-2010, 06:40 AM
Congrats. Crazy those bulls live in the wide open country like that.