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Watching them grow
« on: July 17, 2017, 10:03:59 AM »
Have been watching this bull grow the last two seasons, If he dont damage any antlers we will let one of are hunters take him this year.
« Last Edit: July 17, 2017, 10:40:13 AM by White Pass Outfitters »
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017, 10:25:57 AM »
Best ad I've seen in awhile  :tup:

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2017, 10:26:32 AM »
Nice bull.  Looks like he's starting to strip velvet.
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2017, 10:31:51 AM »
Ya this was last year pic. haven't got to his home yet this year to set cameras. 
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2017, 10:38:19 AM »
Wow
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2017, 10:52:00 AM »
Ya this was last year pic. haven't got to his home yet this year to set cameras.

Makes a little more sense, now.
Hopefully you catch up to him.
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2017, 10:53:22 AM »
Best ad I've seen in awhile  :tup:

 :yeah: This is probably one of the smartest marketing campaigns you could use in your line of work!  Nice job!  And that is a nice looking bull too!

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2017, 03:12:47 PM »
How do you know that bull is even still alive if you have not yet placed your camera? As soon as I saw the pic I thought it must be last years because that picture does not match antler development for most elk right now.  Also could you post the coordinates of his location so I can check on his welfare?

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2017, 03:28:55 PM »
lol, I put him to bed at the end of the season, so unless winter got him, I know right where he will be again this fall. I have been babysitting quite a few bulls in my area just waiting for the right year and hunter to go get them. Big mature HEARD Bulls find areas that have good feed,water and cover and will continue to use them until one of the three things are gone. Not worried about hunting pressure because of how remote with very limited access they are in. 
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2017, 03:38:15 PM »
Even if he's not there, the requirement it's takes to have a bull like that are.....id take my chances going back  :tup:

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2017, 06:27:28 AM »
Wow. Nice looking bull

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2017, 07:04:51 AM »
So you wil l let someone take the bull that lives on public land, what a concept.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2017, 07:06:50 AM »
You can take him but you first have to find him. Good luck on that !
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2017, 07:11:10 AM »
You will need stock and one hell of a strong back to even get close to his home. Big Heard bulls don't get that way by hanging around all the roads and wknd warriors.
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 10:51:01 AM »
So you wil l let someone take the bull that lives on public land, what a concept.

The OP is an outfitter - that's what outfitters are supposed to do.  It's part of how they earn their $ in my opinion.  He's not claiming to have sole rights to this bull, he just put in the work to find him and keep tabs on him.  One of his paying clients will then be the recipient of that hard work by getting an opportunity at taking that bull.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 01:51:28 PM »
looks to me like you need to find him too...

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »
Nice bull. It's fun watching year to year and see how the environment affects growth over the years. Hopefully one of your hunters is lucky enough to cross paths with this guy
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2017, 03:17:05 PM »
Great bull. Nice marketing.  Hope you get on him this season.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #18 on: July 18, 2017, 04:34:51 PM »
Wow....some of the comments in this thread really make me want to  :bash:

We wonder why folks don't like to share photos on here. This is a perfect example of one of the reasons for that.
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2017, 04:35:59 PM »
How do you know that bull is even still alive if you have not yet placed your camera? As soon as I saw the pic I thought it must be last years because that picture does not match antler development for most elk right now.  Also could you post the coordinates of his location so I can check on his welfare?

Most elk are pretty much done growing at this point.
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #20 on: July 18, 2017, 04:39:52 PM »
You can take him but you first have to find him. Good luck on that !


i know right where he live's, but come rut he travels a good bit

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #21 on: July 18, 2017, 06:35:17 PM »
How do you know that bull is even still alive if you have not yet placed your camera? As soon as I saw the pic I thought it must be last years because that picture does not match antler development for most elk right now.  Also could you post the coordinates of his location so I can check on his welfare?

Most elk are pretty much done growing at this point.
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Well I  saw plenty of bulls a few days ago(Sunday) that still had all of their velvet on and still were growing(all of them) unlike the bull in the picture but send me the coordinates and prove me wrong.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #22 on: July 18, 2017, 06:40:58 PM »
Great bull WPO, thank you for sharing and best of luck this season for you and your clients!
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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #23 on: July 18, 2017, 06:41:49 PM »
just because they have velvet on doesn't mean they are still growing, they spend about a month or more just hardening there antlers, they are about done growing, maybe a inch or 2 at most per tine is all they will grow still.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #24 on: July 18, 2017, 07:07:32 PM »
Bull pic appears to have little velvet on it which is my point unlike what is occurring on bulls right now. That was my clue that it was not this years pic. I agree most antler points are almost done growing now but still are covered with velvet. A couple of inches per tine makes a huge difference in what a bull elk will look like come the rut.

 

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