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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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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #25 on: July 18, 2017, 07:14:38 PM »
its not hard to figure out what the bulls will look like come rut IF you have seen a bunch of bulls this time of year and see the same bulls hard horned

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #26 on: July 18, 2017, 07:23:41 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.

An outfitter shares a photo from last year and you are concerned that people question that? I am happy he shared the photo by the way but he should have shared the coordinates also. The outfitter did make it sound like he had exclusive rights to the bull for his clients and maybe one of his clients will take that bull or maybe not. Relax...Kent did.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #27 on: July 18, 2017, 07:29:59 PM »
Share coordinates? Why? I wouldn't and sure wouldn't ask for them. Good for the OP putting in the time, effort,  and hoping a client tags out on him.

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #28 on: July 18, 2017, 07:32:16 PM »
its not hard to figure out what the bulls will look like come rut IF you have seen a bunch of bulls this time of year and see the same bulls hard horned

I think you and I are on different planets. My point was the bull in the pic was not a picture of what most bulls look like right now and the outfitter admitted the pic was from last year. If you keep posting for about three more weeks his bull from last year will look like most bulls this year. Capice?

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Re: Watching them grow
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2017, 07:34:32 PM »
Share coordinates? Why? I wouldn't and sure wouldn't ask for them. Good for the OP putting in the time, effort,  and hoping a client tags out on him.

Its a joke. I know he won't give us the coordinates and so do you.

 

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