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tuff elk!
« on: November 26, 2013, 12:04:23 PM »
anyone seen this before?! elk takes three good shots before going down, and of course falls on the road for an easy pickup. Fast foward to 50 seconds

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #1 on: November 26, 2013, 12:17:57 PM »
Getem were you getem!
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2013, 12:23:23 PM »
Barnes bullets?

 :P

That bull took those shots like a champ.
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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2013, 12:32:32 PM »
Waste of bullets and meat; he was dead on the first shot.

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2013, 12:34:01 PM »
Waste of bullets and meat; he was dead on the first shot.

I tend to agree.  I might take a second shot if I didn't have a spotter and didn't know where I hit exactly.

However, usually when an animal (doesn't) react to the shot like that, it's when they're hit hard and are soon to go down  :twocents:
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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2013, 12:56:25 PM »
I disagree with the waste of meats and bullet. Once I hit an animal I take every opportunity I can to get another shot into the target. I've seen "double lung" shots where the hunter stopped shooting amd the animal left for ever.

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2013, 01:05:06 PM »
that's a messy boiler room

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2013, 01:27:22 PM »
Very NICE BULL!!!  Thanks for sharing.

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2013, 02:07:07 PM »
shoot 'em until they fall down!  hunter did right!   :tup:

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2013, 02:28:06 PM »
I put 2 into the pumphouse of the 5pt I killed this year.  At the first shot, he just stood there with no reaction so I put a second into him in short order.  He ran uphill after the second shot.  My first thought was How the hell could I have missed at 75 yards???

Turns out, he ran about 25 yards and piled up into a thicket. Both bullets hit within an inch of each other.  I say, keep shooting until you are confident they are mortally wounded.

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2013, 02:51:59 PM »
I shoot until it is down.  You never have to deal with it running away.
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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #11 on: November 26, 2013, 03:16:44 PM »
Waste of bullets and meat; he was dead on the first shot.

 :yeah:

I see the point in shooting until the animal is down. But in such open country, and with the bull immobile after that first one hit- I think waiting would be more prudent. Definitely didn't look like he was going anywhere.
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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2013, 03:21:04 PM »
What are you wasting?  Rib meat...   How much practice can a person get shooting an elk?

If someone else shoots it (AFTER) you shot it and it is still standing...   Who's elk is it?  The person who shot it last as it dropped and died on his bullet. 

If I was hunting elk in say the Winston unit on opening day.  Would YOU shoot once and let it wonder away or just stand there for a few min?  I say NO WAY>>>   Pound him until he is down!!!
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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #13 on: November 26, 2013, 03:21:26 PM »
With all the stories of lost animals these days, I don't blame the guy at all for taking three shots.  It's not like he knew exactly where every bullet hit like we did in the video.  Three great shots as well, all to the vitals.  Good job :tup:

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Re: tuff elk!
« Reply #14 on: November 26, 2013, 03:28:32 PM »
What are you wasting?  Rib meat...   How much practice can a person get shooting an elk?

If someone else shoots it (AFTER) you shot it and it is still standing...   Who's elk is it?  The person who shot it last as it dropped and died on his bullet. 

If I was hunting elk in say the Winston unit on opening day.  Would YOU shoot once and let it wonder away or just stand there for a few min?  I say NO WAY>>>   Pound him until he is down!!!

Good points. Just not sure THIS situation called for 3.
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