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CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior MemberPosts: 5,486 Senior Member
Saturday the son and I went scouting for elk. We were on the forestry road for maybe ten minutes and we spot a few cows about fifty yards in front of the truck, standing in the middle of the road. I inch towards them to get a closer look and lo and behold there's the biggest bull I've ever seen in person standing broadside about 50 feet from the road. He stood there for a couple minutes while we stared slack-jawed. He slowly walked off with the cows. 

My son says, "Take a good look. We'll never see him again." 
When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

Adam J. McCleod


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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,036 Senior Member
    Smart kid!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • sakodudesakodude Senior Member Posts: 4,570 Senior Member
    They seem to know, biggest bull elk I ever encountered stood right in front of me at practically bow range like he didn't have a care in the world. Somehow he knew I only had a cow tag!

    Sako 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    They have ways of knowing.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 14,286 Senior Member
    Hunting at its best.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Smart kid!

    and smarter elk.
    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • jaywaptijaywapti Senior Member Posts: 5,037 Senior Member
    The last 8 years i hunted Colorado if i had a cow tag all i saw was bulls, with a bull tag nothing but cows. Unlike a lot of others at least i saw elk.

    JAY
    THE DEFINITION OF GUN CONTROL IS HITTING THE TARGET WITH YOUR FIRST SHOT
  • jbp-ohiojbp-ohio Senior Member Posts: 10,697 Senior Member
    Biggest buck I ever saw was right here........... 40.388799, -81.325784 (on Google Maps)

    Almost in town.  He was in the 180 range. Saw him first thing in the morning while I was driving to school. Below  the road is all swampy.

    Bonus points if you can tell me what the round remains right above the road used to be.......
    "The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not." Thomas Jefferson
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 25,036 Senior Member
    I'm gonna guess the foundations of a BAT (Big Ass Tank) of some kind - water or oil - for the railroad.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    "If you get it and didn't work for it, someone else worked for it and didn't get it..."
    )O(
  • CaliFFLCaliFFL Senior Member Posts: 5,486 Senior Member
    jaywapti said:
    The last 8 years i hunted Colorado if i had a cow tag all i saw was bulls, with a bull tag nothing but cows. Unlike a lot of others at least i saw elk.

    JAY
    Last year I was elk hunting and walked into a herd of cows. One day before cow season opened. 
    When our governing officials dismiss due process as mere semantics, when they exercise powers they don’t have and ignore duties they actually bear, and when we let them get away with it, we have ceased to be our own rulers.

    Adam J. McCleod


  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 12,188 Senior Member
    edited October 2018 #11
    jbp-ohio said:
    Biggest buck I ever saw was right here........... 40.388799, -81.325784 (on Google Maps)

    Almost in town.  He was in the 180 range. Saw him first thing in the morning while I was driving to school. Below  the road is all swampy.

    Bonus points if you can tell me what the round remains right above the road used to be.......
    Looks like the outline of a Roundhouse, a very large one
    Logistics cannot win a war, but its absence or inadequacy can cause defeat. FM100-5
  • JerryBobCoJerryBobCo Senior Member Posts: 8,227 Senior Member

    The largest bull elk I think I've ever seen, certainly the largest I've seen while I was hunting, was when I had a cow tag.  And, he was on private property owned by a friend of mine.  He was with another large bull.  He made the one in my avatar look like a pup.


    Jerry

    Gun control laws make about as much sense as taking ex-lax to cure a cough.
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 9,390 Senior Member
    I am utterly convinced that the mulies in Colorado are a separate sub-species.  I choose to call them "Colorado Mocking Deer", and I'm pretty sure they have access to either the latest BLM maps or some pretty advanced GPS technology.

    The biggest bucks I have ever seen were spotted DURING the season, and unfailingly while driving past PRIVATE land. . . on which they were totally relaxed and unconcerned.  Whenever our GPS said we were entering public, we saw NOTHING.
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
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