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A Hunting Trip of a lifetime in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness! Extreme Elk Magazine

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What elk did you get this year or are you enjoying tag soup? (must vote to see results)

Rocky Mountain Bull
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Author Topic: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)  (Read 43366 times)

Offline Wolfdog2314

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #100 on: September 27, 2017, 08:53:44 PM »


Idaho, first archery elk. 8 yards!


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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #101 on: September 27, 2017, 10:02:31 PM »
8 yards, nice job!  Good looking Critter too.  I'm happy to see so many nice posts too.  Thanks for sharing.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #102 on: October 01, 2017, 06:23:24 PM »
Wolfdog, nice handle, nice bull, congrats!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #103 on: October 01, 2017, 07:00:01 PM »
My Quality permit bull. First branch antlered bull  :IBCOOL:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #104 on: October 01, 2017, 07:01:31 PM »
 :tup:

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2017, 08:05:11 PM »
Congrats All!!!
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #106 on: October 01, 2017, 08:18:39 PM »
A lot of awesomeness so far in here! Great job everyone!
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #107 on: October 02, 2017, 05:41:26 AM »
These are WA elk and I am by no means an avid elk hunter.  We put in together on this tag to continue to build points, never thinking we would draw.  When the results were posted, I felt a pit in my gut.  I wasn't ready to hunt elk seriously.  I thought of all the true elk hunters and how hard they work and I wasn't going to dishonor this tag. 
I had no idea where to start, but dug in and wore out a pair of hiking shoes.  My family and friends made sacrifices and their help was more important than they really understand. 
On opening morning my partner took his first bull ever.  The next three days it was "bluebird" weather and it seemed like everything went dead.  We stopped into another camp a friendly hunter gave us great entertainment and words of encouragement that at least changed the mood a little.
In the last half-hour of the last day I called in and took my first elk.  As I walked up to it it didn't shrink, it grew.  I don't know what these elk score.  I should find out because that's what everyone asks.
I know there are better states to hunt.  I know the system is frustrating.  I know it's not getting better.  (I did get good advice from the game dept.) It's the one we have and it's the one most of us can afford.  The fees go to a good cause. 
You can't win if you don't enter.  You can't kill 'em from the couch.  And, please, take a kid along.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #108 on: October 02, 2017, 05:42:41 AM »
My partner's first bull.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #109 on: October 02, 2017, 05:43:37 AM »
My first elk.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #110 on: October 02, 2017, 05:45:10 AM »
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #111 on: October 02, 2017, 05:55:36 AM »

 :yeah:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #112 on: October 02, 2017, 06:03:47 AM »
Doubt if you'll do any better in a lifetime of elk hunting.  If it isn't TMI, what permit?
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #113 on: October 02, 2017, 06:24:53 AM »
Juan, awesome bulls that you and your partner took!  Congratulations.  I appreciate your note about taking a kid along. 

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #114 on: October 02, 2017, 09:49:02 AM »
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #115 on: October 02, 2017, 09:56:46 AM »
Wow, thats quite an animal.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #116 on: October 02, 2017, 10:11:34 AM »
Great bulls and love your bull!!!! that is one of the coolest bulls I have ever seen!!!!
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #117 on: October 02, 2017, 12:44:40 PM »
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.

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You can say that again.  :yike: :kneel:

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #118 on: October 02, 2017, 01:22:03 PM »
Dude, that bull is bad-a$$! Super cool looking! Love the last day bull stories!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #119 on: October 02, 2017, 01:31:22 PM »
Awesome Bull TallCoolJuan. 

Wall hanger for sure

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #120 on: October 02, 2017, 02:29:49 PM »
Great bulls! The one you got is a very cool bull that should score great. But I wouldn't worry about that to much. You probably won't find one like that again. :tup:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #121 on: October 02, 2017, 04:35:56 PM »
TallcoolJuan:  Amazing bull.  Life time achievement right there.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #122 on: October 02, 2017, 06:54:21 PM »
Beautiful animals, both of them! Congrats to you and your hunting partner. Scores don't have to mean a thing - it's what the elk means to you that matters!  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #123 on: October 02, 2017, 09:35:30 PM »
Wow awesome bull juan :drool:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #124 on: October 03, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
Sure looks like the genetics of those teannaway bulls.  Looks like the bull hit on the highway a couple years back and it got a chance to spread his genes.  Great bull of a lifetime right there and love the back halves.
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