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Author Topic: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)  (Read 37110 times)

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #225 on: November 04, 2017, 08:35:07 PM »
Nothing better than spike meat.

That's a big spike dude!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #226 on: November 05, 2017, 05:00:03 AM »
Nothing better than spike meat.
Good work!  Mind sharing the unit?  There was a least 1 spike like that running around 360.  Last time I saw him was July though...

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #227 on: November 05, 2017, 09:14:44 AM »
On the 7th day of my Peaches Ridge Bull hunt, I filled my first bull tag!  Caught him heading for the steeps.  They had been getting off the tops before day break.  Very thankful to the guys at camp for helping and sharing this great experience.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #228 on: November 05, 2017, 10:24:45 AM »
Good work. Nice bulls!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #229 on: November 05, 2017, 06:28:54 PM »
Well, the snow was the key.  I managed to log about 5 hunting days altogether between the weekends and some vacation days, and saw naught but a few cows and a single branched bull (and loads of my fellow walking highlighters) during the season. 

I was hopeful with the weather system moving in the people would start moving away and the elk would start moving down, and that's exactly how it turned out!  Got out at dawn this morning and tracked some elk through the snow to the best of my meager abilities, and then suddenly, a cow bolts out from the brush about 40 yards away.  I threw my rifle to my shoulder not knowing if she was alone, and low and behold, a yearling spike pops out just as the cow runs off and BOOM.

Naturally, I then track the blood trail to some bushes and follow the tracks out of the bushes, no more blood, and like an idiot, I follow the tracks for more than a mile through a hell hole of a snowy boulder field. 

Took me an hour to loop back around and the spike was just on the other side of the bushes, no more than 50 yds from where I shot him -- I had followed the lead cow's tracks.  My 7mm-08 hornady eld-x had hit the mark, passing through both lungs and the aorta.   Not bad for a snap shot :IBCOOL:.

HUGE thanks to my best friend Daniel and credit to the greatest neighbor a guy could ask for sharing spots and tips, not to mention help packing out.  And thanks to everyone on this forum for all the knowledge I've been gleaning. 

This makes 2 spikes in 2 years of elk hunting.  I am the luckiest :censored: on the planet. 

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #230 on: November 05, 2017, 06:55:47 PM »
Good for you - way to stick with it to the end  :tup:

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« Reply #231 on: November 07, 2017, 11:27:58 AM »
My brother was able to get it done yesterday for his first bull. 533 yards with his 6.5 Creedmore, recovered the bullet just inside the hide on the opposite shoulder. He was with 8 cows raking a tree.



How quickly did he go down with the 6.5? Been thinking about getting a 6.5 creedmore as my next rifle.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #232 on: November 07, 2017, 09:53:42 PM »
Nothing better than spike meat.
:yike: :tup: yea one hella spike grats.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #233 on: November 08, 2017, 12:20:25 AM »
My brother was able to get it done yesterday for his first bull. 533 yards with his 6.5 Creedmore, recovered the bullet just inside the hide on the opposite shoulder. He was with 8 cows raking a tree.



How quickly did he go down with the 6.5? Been thinking about getting a 6.5 creedmore as my next rifle.

He didn’t go too far, he hit him a couple more times after the first shot to ensure of that. He shot his buck at 200 yards with it and I shot mine at like 20 and it performed flawlessly. He has the kimber hunter which seems to be an awesome light weight rifle. The barrel does heat up quick though.

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« Reply #234 on: November 09, 2017, 12:36:49 AM »
 :tup:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #235 on: November 09, 2017, 05:28:04 AM »
Congrats on your elk. If you have a seat belt or some webbing sewn together in a circle with a metal ring in the middle putting each arm thru it and tying the rope to it out the back makes for an easier drag.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #236 on: November 09, 2017, 08:59:50 AM »
I decided to take a last day bull on the second day.   Added a better pic.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #237 on: November 09, 2017, 05:28:50 PM »
Brother got it done! 6-7 hours of cleaning and packing meat will wear you out! Hopefully my bull will come soon!


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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #238 on: November 09, 2017, 07:28:19 PM »
Had a great Tuesday morning. My buddy pushed a herd of about 20 right up to the bench I was hunting. This boy was in the lead. I thought for sure I was going to blow it. Fogged up scope, zoomed in to much, heart pounding. I pulled it together and put one through his heart. I still can't believe it. First WA Bull for me.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #239 on: November 09, 2017, 07:37:51 PM »
That looks like a dandy and great picture  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #240 on: November 09, 2017, 07:45:05 PM »
My archery bull from mid September.  Special Thanks to my hunting partner this year, for helping get the bull down after 4 hours of chasing him.  Team effort pays off again!
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« Reply #241 on: November 11, 2017, 08:29:08 PM »
all nice and a good start on Washington Elk.
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« Reply #242 on: November 12, 2017, 02:13:44 PM »
Group picture and a pic of mine.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #243 on: November 12, 2017, 02:18:14 PM »
That’s a slow year for you guys?

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« Reply #244 on: November 12, 2017, 02:47:58 PM »
That’s a slow year for you guys?
Yeah, pretty slim pickings this year.  We were surprised we got 4.

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« Reply #245 on: November 12, 2017, 02:58:18 PM »
That’s a slow year for you guys?
Yeah, pretty slim pickings this year.  We were surprised we got 4.

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I had a friend that hunted down that way and they said it was really slow for them too.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #246 on: November 12, 2017, 03:20:55 PM »
Dads Colorado bull.  Scouting since I arrived in Colorado paid off.  This is his first bull elk, and something he’s been talking about forever.

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« Reply #247 on: November 12, 2017, 03:27:43 PM »
Great bull!

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« Reply #248 on: November 12, 2017, 03:46:50 PM »
Group picture and a pic of mine.

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your missing quite a few in the photo. Usually you guys have them stacked like cord wood. Slow year?
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« Reply #249 on: November 12, 2017, 04:11:51 PM »
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your missing quite a few in the photo. Usually you guys have them stacked like cord wood. Slow year?
Yeah, definitely slow. The hoof rot is definitely taking it's toll on the population.

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