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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:18 pm    Post subject: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Hey all, it's been awhile!

After moving to Alberta a couple of years ago, I had to learn how to hunt Whitetails and Elk. (As opposed to Moose and Mules, what I grew up hunting) Last season I managed to call in a bull, but couldn't close the deal. This year! opening morning, 7:30 am, I see 9 Elk total and one of them was a more than legal bull. (3 point and better are open right now) Took him with my 270 Winchester shooting 130 grain Nosler Partitions, it did the job wonderfully!

Me thinks the smile won't come off my face for days!!!!

PS: there was another Bull calling not too far away about an hour after I shot this one, me thinks I'll take my better half in there tomorrow and see if she can fill her tag also.



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

NICE !!! . . . and wish the missus luck for me.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:12 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Congrats on the 5x5 !!! Cool

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:30 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Sweet!!

Nice job, and good luck to the wife on her hunt too!!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Fantastic! Good luck for the next hunt!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:00 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Send some of that experience my way!! Any tips for a first timer?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2010 8:26 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

great job.. and all that steak just gets my mouth watering...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:21 am    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Thanx all.

We didn't get the second bull yet. We have seen three other bulls, but they've been just little guys. I thought I was going to call out a big boy yesterday, had him talking, but his little brother came in first and kinda screwed it all up.... Laughing

This is a video I took of the wee guy coming in....
www.youtube.com/watch?v=5V0alpZtPwY

I can't wait to get the meat back from the butcher, the barbecue is all cleaned and ready to do some grillin!!!..... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 8:46 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing. He will be bigger next year (he was a yearling, correct?) I was surprized he knew to zig-zag!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 12:10 am    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Awesome work Grant. Wish we had them buggers out here in Aussie.

Good luck to the missus mate.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Hi Mr. Grant...Welcome back. Nice 5 point...

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:22 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Awesome and congrats!!!

Party

Nice rack and I wanna see a pic of that bad boy on the wall at home!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:27 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
Wish we had them buggers out here in Aussie.
Cheers, Vince

Ya do! Red Stag or some such giant antlered crittter.

Or is that NZ. Aw I dunnow ya'll sound alike to me. Wink (please no more bags of upper cuts Vinny I'm still drinkin' off the last ya give me fer lettin' off that CO2 in my garage w/o any beers under it mate Mad )
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 9:25 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Just got that Elk back from the butchers today, guess what we had for supper... Laughing

Damn, that was a tasty treat!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:18 pm    Post subject: Re: First Elk!!! Reply with quote

Aah now you gone and done it, Grant. There goes Stovey's diet again...

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