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Elk bonanza
« on: April 06, 2007, 07:02:34 AM »
I had the best day ever elk shedding yesterday.  They were dropping everywhere.  I basically watched several bulls drop.  I actually didn't see the antlers fall, but one minute the elk would be walking with a pair of antlers and the next minute they would be missing them.  I found 15 elk sheds and two deer.  What  a day.  I'm a hurting unit, and there are tons of bulls left out there still packin and shedding.  I'll get some pics up as soon as possible.
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2007, 04:28:07 PM »
Are those east side or west side bulls?

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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2007, 04:37:46 PM »
Timing is everything.  Last weekend I walked till my knees ached. I always wonder how many I miss.  It does help when a guy sees a bull with and then without.  I'm glad there are so many branch antlered bulls in that country.  Happy you found so many.  I've never found that many in one day.  I would have gotten tired and headed back to the truck.  I love that area and I wish I lived closer.
Oh yeah, I watched two bulls, five points, fight each other for fifteen minutes and everything looked solid on their heads.  I searched for the match to the big antler I found, but came up with nothing.
I keep all the antlers I find and I'm running out of room, so I'm happy with what I've found so far.  I do love hiking around the hills in spring and I won't leave any antlers behind.


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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2007, 07:37:22 AM »
This is eastside.  This is the most bull elk I have ever seen.  Last season was nasty for the hunters and it shows.  I've never seen so many spikes.  I hear you on the knees hurt part.  In fact I was going to be shedding this whole weekend, but I figured I'd just visit with my Dad and enjoy my success.  Let others have a good day.
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2007, 07:46:25 AM »
man it sound's like a blast .i go through alot of elk horn's a year in my call's. my small elkhorn open reed is my best seller. Rick
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2007, 04:45:41 PM »
Scary, the thought of putting a drill or saw to fresh tine. YIKES!!!
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007, 06:57:49 PM »
what do you do with them. i buy around  300.00 every two month's just the tine's. there one of my most popular call. Rick
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 07:02:26 PM »
I stack them relentlessly all over my house.  I'm about to do a chandelier, but can't talk myself into drilling yet.
Here was the first one that fell off right in front of me.


I wish they were all this easy.

I wish I would have found the match to this one.



this was a hawg 5 point.  No match :'(

more to come later!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 07:12:57 PM »
Here's the first BIG match set I found





another match.  it was behind the brus patch just behind it.  the second picture was taken through the brush from where I picked the first one up.

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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #9 on: April 09, 2007, 09:04:06 AM »
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I'm about to do a chandelier

Cool. I'd like to see the finished product. Bonanza is right  :bow:

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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #10 on: April 09, 2007, 03:34:49 PM »
Great pictures!  I was hoping you took some ATL's and would post them for us.

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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2007, 09:25:12 AM »
Holy crap bone,bonanza is right
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2007, 05:39:43 PM »
I'm wishing now that it had satisfied my appetite.  I'm itching to go out again.  I bet many of them have been scooped by now though.
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2007, 04:56:09 PM »
I think I been on that 2 track before
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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2007, 09:10:36 AM »
Thats a nice matched set.  When you finnaly decide to start your antler chandelier,  Don't close your eyes when you start drilling, LOL. 

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Re: Elk bonanza
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2007, 09:57:33 AM »
Good point. ;)
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