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Old 11-10-2017, 07:03 PM
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Well last night I broke my Bull Elk slump. The last one I bagged was in 2013 and have had no luck since. My friend told me he saw some Elk on his land. Next morning my son and I made a plan in the hopes to catch them in the field again. We bumped a couple cow elk in the dark on our way out. Saw a small whitie buck and our morning was a wrap. With a cold 10 year old, we went home.

I made a plan to get out again. Headed out at 2pm. The wind was wrong for my plan but still I Edged up to the field behind some small spruce in an area that might work for an ambush and waited. At 3:55pm a saw a 4 or 5 pt bull come out of the trees. I tried to get ahead of him but was concerned he may wind me, but I had to go for it. I backed out sown a hill and headed south. I saw him, he was further south. Again I prodded south. Again he was ahead...then I realized there was a herd of cows and calves....where did the buck go? With just over 20 minutes of legal time, I though screw the wind I am going to the south end of the field. I crawled up to the fence line. there they all were...close to 20 but all cow calves....sigh. then some whities came in the picture with a buck dogging some does but I focused on the Elk I scanned each individual, and then I saw a Bull. I figured it was the 4 or 5 point...of course my optics were fogging now. Long story short, i verified it was the Bull and took a shot with the 7mm. I watched it drop and saw a big kick of dirt. Excitedly I backed off, went and retrieved my gear as I left it all over during my stock and headed to the truck. Unloaded the quad and headed in. I figured it was a good hour by the time I near the last location of the Elk...lo and behold he was standing on wobbly legs. But this looked like a non legal bull? WTH? I could not make out any points, did I shoot the wrong one? The Elk pushed to the fence and I heard him crash through the wire and into the bush. I left and went home, called my nephew who was an hour away to ask for help in tracking and retrieving the animal in the dark. We headed out hours later in a rain/snowstorm. There was no blood found but we stumbled upon a track that looked odd as dirt was kicked up here and there....sure enough I slowly followed it and was rewarded at the sight of my bull. 5...almost 6 points on one side and the other side basically broke off. No wonder i was confused about if it was legal or not...sigh. Character or what. Finished gutting and dragging him out, loading him up, heading back out to get my quad in the snowstorm and skinning him out...finished at a whopping hour of 4:30am. Man I am tired but so happy for the outcome....was pretty worried i was not going to find it. Hope the pictures work. [IMG][/IMG]
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:09 PM
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:17 PM
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:30 PM
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Old 11-10-2017, 07:37 PM
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Nice bull. Hope I can connect in two weeks when I go out.
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:04 PM
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Congrats on fine elk
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Old 11-10-2017, 09:53 PM
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Great job. Sounds like an adventure for sure. You made a good shot btw. tough animals.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:13 PM
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:13 PM
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Congrats!
Hopefully I won't have to hunt to hard starting Monday to fold my antlerless elk tag
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:45 AM
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Thanks All!
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:49 AM
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CONGRATS !!! Sweet bull and a freezer full of meat
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:52 AM
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Nice, Iíve never shot an elk
Could we see the broke antler?
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:00 AM
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Way to go! Congrats!
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Old 11-15-2017, 08:22 AM
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Oh yha, that's what it's all about.

Awesome take down, thanks for sharing.

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Old 11-15-2017, 10:07 AM
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Nice, Iíve never shot an elk
Could we see the broke antler?
Yes, I will get a pic later today. Going to make an interesting Euro. I will also post up a pic of the Mulie buck I got Monday out of the badlands.
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Old 11-15-2017, 10:37 AM
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Good looking bull, congrats!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:07 AM
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Attached is the photo of the one antler bull, a mulie I took the other day after 3 days up and down the badlands in addition to the plan that my son and I had made to harvest an Elk .

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Old 11-15-2017, 11:12 AM
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Great hunt, love the drawing!
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:29 AM
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Not enough diagrams on this forum. I like the handmade touch.
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Old 11-15-2017, 11:59 AM
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Congrats and great drawing! Reminds me of the hunting drawings my son makes.....
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:19 PM
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He draws better than me.
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:25 PM
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That drawing is stellar. Hahaha
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Old 11-15-2017, 12:36 PM
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Sounds like a great day out in the field, and thanks for the drawing for the illiterate types on here like myself lol.
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