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Author Topic: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt  (Read 20781 times)

Offline 2MANY

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #150 on: October 03, 2017, 08:10:03 AM »
You will never forget.
Congrats.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #151 on: October 03, 2017, 08:47:13 AM »
 :tup:
Slap some bacon on a biscut and lets go, were burrnin daylight!

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #152 on: October 03, 2017, 09:26:14 AM »
wow, what a great write up and great bull...and man do I have a lot to learn about hunting elk.
what in the wild wild world of sports???

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #153 on: October 03, 2017, 09:46:04 AM »
I believe in "to each their own"......


But there is SO much more to hunting than the picture.  Your story gives the reader a shot of adrenaline being right there with you.  Thank you for your story, the highs and lows.....it makes it REAL.  Some would say "it was meant to be".  You'll never forget the bull you missed.....and we do this for both the experience and the memories.   :tup:

Congrats!
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #154 on: October 03, 2017, 10:24:56 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words!

The truth is that it would have been bitter sweet had I killed that Huge 6x that quickly and that easily. But the bitterness of that pill would have been a lot easier to swallow!  :chuckle:

I had an amazing morning jamb-packed full of elk hunting action and I was looking forward to plenty more to come! The hardest part to get passed, mentally, is #1, missing a 40 yard broadside shot!  :dunno: and #2, being in so much of a hurry that I didn't stop to think a little and identify what I was shooting! And while I ended up with a great bull, it is my rooooookie mistakes (not the bull itself) that is truly the bummer here. I just want to make that clear. I've got nothing but respect for this massive animal!

All the preparation, all the anticipation and excitement, the waiting for months all came down to one split second decision that should not have been a split second decision. I just got caught up in a whirl wind of elk chaos and lost my head a bit I guess.  :chuckle: The hunt actually being over before it really began is the hardest part I think. But I've had a ton of fun throughout the whole process and hopefully this will be an experience that will add some wisdom to my ever growing bank of knowledge.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #155 on: October 03, 2017, 10:29:03 PM »
I am missing a ton of this story. Did some get deleted?  I am missing the part where you missed the big 6. Also the kill story. Anyone else missing parts? 


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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #156 on: October 03, 2017, 11:16:25 PM »
I am missing a ton of this story. Did some get deleted?  I am missing the part where you missed the big 6. Also the kill story. Anyone else missing parts? 


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post #129 is viewable to me with all that information.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #157 on: October 04, 2017, 07:04:08 AM »
I am missing a ton of this story. Did some get deleted?  I am missing the part where you missed the big 6. Also the kill story. Anyone else missing parts? 


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post #129 is viewable to me with all that information.
Gringo is my 129. Interesting.


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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #158 on: October 04, 2017, 07:45:52 AM »
I am missing a ton of this story. Did some get deleted?  I am missing the part where you missed the big 6. Also the kill story. Anyone else missing parts? 


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post #129 is viewable to me with all that information.
Gringo is my 129. Interesting.


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Just sent you a PM with the post that you are looking for.  :tup:
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #159 on: October 04, 2017, 07:48:22 AM »
I am missing a ton of this story. Did some get deleted?  I am missing the part where you missed the big 6. Also the kill story. Anyone else missing parts? 


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post #129 is viewable to me with all that information.
Gringo is my 129. Interesting.


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Just sent you a PM with the post that you are looking for.  :tup:
Thanks man. I followed him from the start and bummed when I was missing it. There are other parts I'm missing too. There is a chunk after he picked up the camera that is gone.


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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #160 on: October 04, 2017, 07:55:31 AM »
#119 is Friday getting the camera
#121 is Saturday 6-8am
#126 is 8-9am
#129 is 9-930am when he filled the tag.
#132 is field photos
#133 is field score

Let me know what you are missing and I can copy that as well and forward on.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

I didn't say it would be easy, I said it would be worth it.

Every father should remember that one day his children will follow his example instead of his advice.


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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #161 on: October 04, 2017, 08:04:01 AM »
WTG!!! :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #162 on: October 05, 2017, 09:53:32 AM »
congrats & thanks for a great story
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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #163 on: October 08, 2017, 10:06:57 AM »
Great post and great bull!  It's stories and info like this that makes a forum worth following.  Funny how secretive people get over a tag that you'll draw once, if ever.  My partner and I took two nice Observatory bulls this year and I think it would be fun to help another winner- and without the pressure!  Colockum was my dream unit and I don't think I'll draw it while I'm "young."  Thanks for taking us along.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Muzzy Bull Hunt
« Reply #164 on: October 08, 2017, 07:26:41 PM »
Great hunt bud! Been waiting 17yrs for my chance so I know how you must've felt. Congrats to ya and great write up!

 

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