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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:06 pm    Post subject: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Well after 4 months of big game hunting...bow season and the late season in Decemeber with Keagan I was able to get into some elk. Do not get me wrong I was in the elk durning bow season....just did not get a good angle for a clean kill.

Saturday went up and saw 6 elk(5 cows and a spike). They were on a far hillside so I decided to make a move for them ..I got to 500 yds and could not get much closer or else I would sppok them. I sat and watched them for a bit and after a while.... as if they did not need any more to eat they just went up and over the ridge and dissapeared. I went over to where they were to see if I could see where they went......down and into the deep dark timber. So that afternoon on the way home all I could think about how I could get closer to that ridge and stay undetected.

Sunday I got up real early so I could walk in the darkness and move without being seen as well. I got up there and as soon as I could see the rigde there they were the same six elk......all bedded down....yes!!! I walked along an adjacent hillside as to not been seen. I came to where I wanted to head over and when I crested the hill...I noticed the elk were still there and feeding. I moved to a nice rock formation and put the rangefinder on them and they were 415 yads away...still a ways out there. I decided to work my way down the hill thru the trees to a burn area to get a little closer. Found a real nice rest and now the elk are 305 yds...much better!! Sat there for 20 minutes or so watching the elk. I finally picked out one that would present the best angle for a shot. Watched her for another 10 minutes or so..she started to work her way back to the rest of the herd...now she is 355 yds...now or never! BOOM!!!!

I musy say the .338 WM with 225 gran Accubonds did their job........thru the front should and out the other side!!


Thanks also has to go out to my wife and step son for coming up and helping me get her out....shot her at 8am and we did not get all done until 5:30pm.....thanks a bunch...whata family adventure!!

Oh yeah by the way she was tagged!!





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Congrats GooseHunterJr. Should make for some fine eatin Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Congradulations! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Yes she has been eating real well. Made some snack sticks and brought them to work and had to fight the guys off with sticks!!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2007 7:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Very Happy nice cow. what did she weigh if ya know? my daughter and i are going pig hunting this spring. she'lluse her 30-30, i'll use a 8mm-06. it oughta be fun! dave Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 8:47 am    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

I estimate she weighed about 350-375 on the hoof. Hind quaters weighed about 70 pounds or so.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Hey thats great! I find it interesting its tagged... not many of those around my neck of the woods. Are you sure on the weight? That seems awfully light for an elk...

Congratulations!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

I am trying to be modest on the weight. I hauled her 3 miles to get her out and at the end she ferlt like 1500 pounds....she more likely in the 400-475 range....she was real big and by the looks of her teeth she was about 4-6 years old......and very healthy.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

GooseHunterJr wrote:
I am trying to be modest on the weight. I hauled her 3 miles to get her out and at the end she ferlt like 1500 pounds....she more likely in the 400-475 range....she was real big and by the looks of her teeth she was about 4-6 years old......and very healthy.

There ya go. I'd guess 450 on the hoof... hard to be more precise without seeing it up and moving. I shot one on the archery hunt last year I'd guess at 500lb, wifes was more in the 550lb range... I shot one once that was over 600. They get big!

Terrific achievement though to 1) kill one and 2) get it out. Looks like you had good weather though for recovery LOL. I've never had to quarter up an elk... brought every single one out whole so far (7 total). My butcher is always amazed lol!

Wheres the picts of the wife and stepson posing with it?? Cool


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 3:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

I'm just plain jealous... wtf Very good J.O.B. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 5:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

When the wife and son got there I had already started quatering her out and it would not have made for a very nice picutre....after the fact I wish I would have waited for them. I just wanted to get a head start so they were not waiting around in the cold.

Does not look like it but it was only 5 degress that day with 3' snow drifts on all morth facing slopes. So I wanted to get out there before another storm rolled in!!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 08, 2007 10:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Finally!!! Reply with quote

Congrats!!!!!

Man I wish there was Elk hunting in my area, I'm totally jealous!!

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