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Zee wrote: »
At least now, everytime you look in the mirror, you'll remember your first elk.
snake284 wrote: »
For my point of view, cpj is a lot like me
sakodude wrote: »
Very nice:yikes:. Please tell me you have not seen a single cow so I will feel better about not being there:tissue:
5280 shooter II wrote: »
North side hidden meadows.....between water and bedding.....you know where they are. Where in 54 are you guys at now?
Ernie Bishop wrote: »
Is there a brake in your future?
jbohio wrote: »
It was only 550 yards to the truck, according to my GPS. But, it was 500 ft ABOVE the truck. The pack out was gruelling, to say the least. It took us well over 6 hrs to get him down, in pieces.
jbohio wrote: »
I really gotta hand it to MHS, Chiro, and my FIL, Bud. They quit hunting for the day, and helped my get that critter off the top of that mtn.
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Yeah that... Congrats on a fine elk.
So are you going with a euro mount? Head and neck or nothing?
Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.... now who's bringing the hot wings? :jester:
Couldn't have said it better myself.
Most impressive scope bite I ever saw on the internet was on another forum. Some poor soul forgot to remove the ramrod from his muzzleloader and subsequenty took the shot. Let's just say that he had quite a gash in his forhead and I believe he also got a broken nose out of it. Kudos to the guy for being brave enoug to publish his mistake.
(Talk about 'blooding the rifle' Looks like the scope got it at both ends!)
Look forward to more details.
We have not. I jumped a bull today right near the road but he was long gone before I even realized what was going on, since I was nearly back at the truck and wasn't paying much attention. At least I figured it was a bull, it was alone.
We are moving areas tomorrow, as me and Bud (JB's FIL) really want to get cows. If I can, I want to shoot a calf lol nice and small, easy to pack out!
Hard day today, I went up and down the mountain 4 times, all the way up to probably 11k and some change.
Water is all over. They're spread out real thin I hiked several miles in many directions today and found no new sign, time to move on. We are on the north and eastern border of the unit, a mile or two south of Hwy 12
First and foremost. I MISSED with the first shot that gave me the scope bite. I was standing, propped against a tree. I racked the bolt, got my stuff together, and drilled him with blood running down my face. The shot was ~220 yards, at a 22 degree upwards angle, according to my rangefinder.
Rifle is a stock Remington 700, 300 RUM, with a Nikon Monarch 4-12.
Of course, the ammo is my handloads. 95.4gr Retumbo motivating a 200gr Accubond at 3125 fps. It shoots .75"
He was moving right to left, quartering away. I hit him about midship, the bullet through his stomach with 30-40 pounds of grass in it, exploded his liver, up through his chest, across the top of his heart, through the top of a lung, and out the point of his shoulder. It sounds like an impossible shot, but the angle is pretty extreme. He turned 180 after the shot, and fell about 30-40 yards later. Interesting note, he didn't bleed one drop on the ground, other than what ran out of his nose after he fell.
Part of his stomach blew back out his side, and plugged the entry wound, and the blood never made it out of the exit.
I really gotta hand it to MHS, Chiro, and my FIL, Bud. They quit hunting for the day, and helped my get that critter off the top of that mtn. It was only 550 yards to the truck, according to my GPS. But, it was 500 ft ABOVE the truck. The tree you see it leaning against is the only thing that kept it from rolling down a 100 yard long 2:1 slope. The pack out was gruelling, to say the least. It took us well over 6 hrs to get him down, in pieces.
That's right. Well worth the price of admission.
FWIW, these handloads have got me 4 times. None of them near that bad.
I never heard the rifle go off, didn't feel the recoil, didn't feel the scope hit me.
Is there a brake in your future?
Work aint done yet. Now you have to clean out the freezer when you get home.... Good job!
That's SOP when it comes to elk hunts with family/friends. :up:
P.S. To MHS.......that new Toyo of yours has 4wd.....get back in there away from the roads already! :tooth:
Mosseybuck and JerryBobCo just got here, no elk in their camp yet.
Milehighshooter just got back from fishing while we resupplied and caught some browns, no keepers:(.
P.S. Tell Joe he just made the 20%......now he's doomed!:tooth:
I officially hate you guys now.
That last shot is my favorite, and it happens to every elk hunter, first time or long in the tooth...."now what?"