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2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« on: September 14, 2017, 03:07:04 PM »
Was going to do this thread after the hunt. Really figured I'd be done by now. I've actually had some good opportunities that just didn't work for one reason or another.

I'll post more later but didn't want to derail the muzzy hunt thread.
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 Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2017, 03:24:57 PM »
Was going to do this thread after the hunt. Really figured I'd be done by now. I've actually had some good opportunities that just didn't work for one reason or another.

I'll post more later but didn't want to derail the muzzy hunt thread.

Good luck man following post some pics of the hunt so far

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2017, 03:37:49 PM »
 :yeah:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2017, 03:39:15 PM »
Was going to do this thread after the hunt. Really figured I'd be done by now. I've actually had some good opportunities that just didn't work for one reason or another.

I'll post more later but didn't want to derail the muzzy hunt thread.

Good luck man following post some pics of the hunt so far
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2017, 03:39:46 PM »
Was going to do this thread after the hunt. Really figured I'd be done by now. I've actually had some good opportunities that just didn't work for one reason or another.

I'll post more later but didn't want to derail the muzzy hunt thread.

Good luck man following post some pics of the hunt so far
He can do that after dark. I am about to ban him so he can concentrate.  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2017, 07:40:33 PM »
Was going to do this thread after the hunt. Really figured I'd be done by now. I've actually had some good opportunities that just didn't work for one reason or another.

I'll post more later but didn't want to derail the muzzy hunt thread.

Good luck man following post some pics of the hunt so far
He can do that after dark. I am about to ban him so he can concentrate.  :tup:

It's for his own good! Can't wait to hear more.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2017, 08:46:55 PM »
Ok back to camp/cabin. This hunt has been awesome so far to keep this easy I will try to break it up. Tons has happened in the last days. But it really starts before that. I've been putting in for this tag since I got my cabin in 2000. Some of you may remember that cabin burned down a few years ago and I have since bought another one.

Anyways we hunt the colockum every year and always have a blast. We know the area around the cabin well and are very familiar with the areas the elk hang. For 27 years I have only put the colockum down on my permit app. It was this hunt or nothing as far as I was concerned.

This past year was a ctazy one with my father passing and my sister quitting the family business. That put a lot on my plate. I seriously thought about just doing ghost points with 17 points figuring this was the one year I didn't have time for this hunt.

I did put in and on draw day I checked results as they were being posted and my daughter was the only one that showed a draw for a muzzy cow tag in the colockum. I was shocked that 17 points didn't get me drawn but was happy at the same time as I really didn't have time for the tag.

When I got to work I heard rumors of the results coming out in phases. I checked again and whammo, I had drawn. What an amazing feeling. Lots of phone calls and texts. All my hunting partners were excited to be able to help.

The plan was to hunt with my friends and family where we always hunt and to go for a 300" bull. Not the biggest in the unit not even the biggest in the area I hunt, just a solid 300" bull. I watched a ton of videos on field judging and feel super confident that I know what 300" looks like.

More in a bit gonna eat some tacos to fuel up for tomorrow's big hike.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2017, 11:13:49 PM »
Good luck Ranier! I hope you stick a pig! Sounds like your hunt has been a success so far! Keep us posted!  :tup:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2017, 01:59:16 AM »
Good luck Ranier! I hope you stick a pig! Sounds like your hunt has been a success so far! Keep us posted!  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2017, 04:51:52 AM »
More in a bit gonna eat some tacos to fuel up for tomorrow's big hike.


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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2017, 05:04:22 AM »
Following,  sounds like a blast!

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2017, 06:39:54 AM »
"More in just a minute"???????????? Sounds like you're taking pointers from me on story telling. :chuckle:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2017, 11:43:34 AM »
Tag.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2017, 12:55:58 PM »
"More in a bit" everyone knows a bit is 16 hours.  :chuckle:

I wasn't going to do this thread at all until this hunt was over. Kind of surprised I'm still hunting. I really that this would be easier.

I am having a blast and will post when I can.

Today's big hike went out the window when a 7x6 out my front window caught my eye but that story will have to wait.  I still have Day one details to go over first. Gonna eat lunch and try to post some more after that. I also have some work to try to get done.
Pain is temporary, achieving the goal is worth it.

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2017, 12:58:18 PM »
Forget work, I'll call your boss and get it covered.  :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #15 on: September 15, 2017, 01:20:02 PM »
Forget work, I'll call your boss and get it covered.  :tup:
:chuckle:
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 Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2017, 01:04:16 PM »
Things have been crazy trying to get this done.  I promise to post about it after the season. Back at work today to do payroll and a couple of other things then back at it tonight.

Not sure if I will have any bull pics to post when it is all over but I will have an awesome story of hunts shared with family and good friends.

What a ride this has been, highs and lows of here comes my opportunity to there goes my opportunity and right back up with another opportunity. I think that is the toughest part of a hunt like this.

To top it all off I closed on a new house this week, I can't even move in until I am done hunting.

I promise to post when the season is over.
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 Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2017, 01:29:04 PM »
Things have been crazy trying to get this done.  I promise to post about it after the season. Back at work today to do payroll and a couple of other things then back at it tonight.

Not sure if I will have any bull pics to post when it is all over but I will have an awesome story of hunts shared with family and good friends.

What a ride this has been, highs and lows of here comes my opportunity to there goes my opportunity and right back up with another opportunity. I think that is the toughest part of a hunt like this.

To top it all off I closed on a new house this week, I can't even move in until I am done hunting.

I promise to post when the season is over.
The permit allows for a quality hunt, not necessarily a quality animal, and it sounds like it's delivered on that. :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2017, 01:34:12 PM »
Things have been crazy trying to get this done.  I promise to post about it after the season. Back at work today to do payroll and a couple of other things then back at it tonight.

Not sure if I will have any bull pics to post when it is all over but I will have an awesome story of hunts shared with family and good friends.

What a ride this has been, highs and lows of here comes my opportunity to there goes my opportunity and right back up with another opportunity. I think that is the toughest part of a hunt like this.

To top it all off I closed on a new house this week, I can't even move in until I am done hunting.

I promise to post when the season is over.

That's a lot going on! My advice would be just to relax and have fun and don't pressure yourself to "Get" one. You've got plenty of time, just enjoy the ride. I know how frustrating elk hunting can be without also feeling the pressures of notching a special tag.

It is kind of like being late to an event. IF you stress and worry about it you'll likely hit every red light on the way there AND will be impeded by an army of grandma-drivers who insist on getting in your way at every turn...   Don't give a crap and you'll get there 10 minutes early. It's like magic, I swear.  :chuckle:

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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2017, 01:55:57 PM »
Quick snippit of my story, day four or five I told my wife and friends I am enjoying this hunt so much I really don't mind if I don't fill the tag.  The experience has been worth it.  It's absolutely unbelievable.

I hope each and everyone of you gets to either have a tag like this or tag along with someone that does.  My buddy says he is having the time of his life just hiking and calling for me.

We do 14-16 miles one day and then take it easy and only go 8-10 the next day so the body can recover and right back to 14 the following day.

Heading out to get after it soon.

Never give up.
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 Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2017, 02:03:02 PM »
You have the best attitude about it.   Many who draw tags lose site of this and stress way too much about it.  I blame social media, aka huntwa.  :chuckle:  for this.
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2017, 02:56:03 PM »
Love it.   Keep us posted :tup:
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2017, 05:02:00 PM »
Tagging along! Good luck!
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2017, 06:00:46 PM »
Good luck up there...
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Re: 2017 Colockum Archery Elk Hunt
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2017, 06:12:34 PM »
Love your attitude! Enjoying the whole experience is what it's all about!! May God bless you with a bruiser  :tup:

 

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