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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #30 on: August 21, 2017, 03:10:49 PM »
Great videos!

Thanks for sharing
:yeah: Good luck on your hunt
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #31 on: August 21, 2017, 03:34:34 PM »
Really cool footage! That'll get the blood flowing. I hope you land a giant on your hunt :tup:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #32 on: August 21, 2017, 03:46:17 PM »
Aren't you building your house this year too CMiller?   :o 
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #33 on: August 21, 2017, 04:00:54 PM »
Aren't you building your house this year too CMiller?   :o

Yes I am. And I'm preparing some wall space I'm hoping to fill up this fall.  :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #34 on: August 21, 2017, 04:13:07 PM »
Great videos. That's a scouting trip I'd put in the books.  :tup:good luck on fulfilling that tag.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2017, 08:49:27 PM »
8-27-17

Well my Dad and I made it out yesterday afternoon for another jaunt through some good looking elk country. I ended up finding an area that was just plowed up like a barn yard; tracks and dusty trails in about every direction. It was just tilled up. I found what looked to be some wolf tracks, which is always annoying, but the elk were in there and didn't seem too bothered by anything.

I was following a herd with a bugling bull. I never did get a glimpse at him, but he didn't sound overly large. He was giving out low-volume herd bugles/squeels fairly consistently for the last hour of light as the herd moved toward their feeding area. It won't be too long and they'll be going hot and heavy.

Hopefully the trail cams will produce this coming week!

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #36 on: August 29, 2017, 08:44:31 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2017, 09:56:32 AM »
Good luck on your hunt!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #38 on: August 29, 2017, 10:06:28 AM »
8-27-17

Well my Dad and I made it out yesterday afternoon for another jaunt through some good looking elk country. I ended up finding an area that was just plowed up like a barn yard; tracks and dusty trails in about every direction. It was just tilled up. I found what looked to be some wolf tracks, which is always annoying, but the elk were in there and didn't seem too bothered by anything.

I was following a herd with a bugling bull. I never did get a glimpse at him, but he didn't sound overly large. He was giving out low-volume herd bugles/squeels fairly consistently for the last hour of light as the herd moved toward their feeding area. It won't be too long and they'll be going hot and heavy.

Hopefully the trail cams will produce this coming week!

You picked up anything worthy of a first day notched tag on the trail cams yet? We're seeing a ton of bulls on our cams, just nothing in the category for the muzz bull tag yet. A couple that are close. Glad to hear they're warming up the pipes and establishing a pecking order already!  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #39 on: August 29, 2017, 02:36:44 PM »
8-27-17

Well my Dad and I made it out yesterday afternoon for another jaunt through some good looking elk country. I ended up finding an area that was just plowed up like a barn yard; tracks and dusty trails in about every direction. It was just tilled up. I found what looked to be some wolf tracks, which is always annoying, but the elk were in there and didn't seem too bothered by anything.

I was following a herd with a bugling bull. I never did get a glimpse at him, but he didn't sound overly large. He was giving out low-volume herd bugles/squeels fairly consistently for the last hour of light as the herd moved toward their feeding area. It won't be too long and they'll be going hot and heavy.

Hopefully the trail cams will produce this coming week!

You picked up anything worthy of a first day notched tag on the trail cams yet? We're seeing a ton of bulls on our cams, just nothing in the category for the muzz bull tag yet. A couple that are close. Glad to hear they're warming up the pipes and establishing a pecking order already!  :tup:

Nothing yet. But I'm highly optimistic he's out there! I've seen some pretty good looking rubs and other sign. There are some bigger bulls in there somewhere...

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #40 on: August 29, 2017, 06:18:09 PM »
Ive got a UTV and am in the Colockum often.. let me know if you want some extra eyes. When does the hunt start? I have an idea where a couple big boys are right now..

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #41 on: August 29, 2017, 07:47:54 PM »
Great thread. Congrats on all the tags. Best of luck and I will let you know what I see during the archery season. Hoping for a 350" bull myself but with a bow and having shot a big bull before anything over 300" that presents a good shot gets the air let out of it.
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #42 on: August 30, 2017, 09:42:05 AM »
Ive got a UTV and am in the Colockum often.. let me know if you want some extra eyes. When does the hunt start? I have an idea where a couple big boys are right now..

Thanks! The hunt starts for me on Sept. 30th.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #43 on: August 30, 2017, 09:45:54 AM »
Great thread. Congrats on all the tags. Best of luck and I will let you know what I see during the archery season. Hoping for a 350" bull myself but with a bow and having shot a big bull before anything over 300" that presents a good shot gets the air let out of it.

Congrats on the tag! I'd say your odds are looking pretty good for finding a 300" from I've been seeing.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #44 on: August 30, 2017, 10:16:20 AM »
Great thread. Congrats on all the tags. Best of luck and I will let you know what I see during the archery season. Hoping for a 350" bull myself but with a bow and having shot a big bull before anything over 300" that presents a good shot gets the air let out of it.

Congrats on the tag! I'd say your odds are looking pretty good for finding a 300" from I've been seeing.
That's what I think too.

After 300" it gets fuzzy up to 330-340 being able to field judge.  Anything that steps out and makes me say "WOW" I am definitely shooting.

I think what has impressed me the most this year is most everything I have seen has decent thirds and where I hunt that normally isn't the case. Not sure why they are bigger thirds this year than normal but I am happy that the year I have a tag in my pocket the thirds are looking good.

Good luck out there and I will be sure to PM you after my season.  My 15 year old daughter will actually be out during the muzzy season with a cow tag in her pocket.  Maybe we will see you with a tank in the back of your truck.  :tup:
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