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Offline runningboard

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Last day muzzy spike
« on: October 15, 2017, 08:25:32 AM »
was out opening & shot under a bull by misjudging distance, got out once during the week but Friday morning I went out but was late & they saw me & tore out of the area since it was getting light, went back in evening & posted up. saw then coming in from other side so I gathered my gear & ran across the field but they beat me to the field so I dropped in the cut grass (3") I ranged them & it was 430 @ 6pm. I belly crawled but figured I'd never close the distance in time. I counted them & thought to myself, "there's only 6, there were 15 this morning, where's the rest?" so I stayed put & kept scanning the whole area. after about 15 minutes I saw some spikes & cows coming in from another direction & stayed laying down but turned to face them & kept ranging them as they came closer 150, 140, 127, when the closest 1 got to 102 I took aim & fired, couldn't see through the smoke but heard it hit. he ran in a semi-circle & tried to follow the rest out of the area but he began to falter & fell just out of the cut field, my 1st muzzy elk. I usually hunt archery but was busy with my racing season so didn't even get tags until 2 days before muzzy season.
Romans 14:2 he who eats only vegetables is weak
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 08:59:53 AM »
Well done! It's not easy to get an elk with a muzzy. Good for you!  :tup:

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2017, 09:09:48 AM »
Awesome job with a traditional muzzy!

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2017, 09:28:07 AM »
Nice job!


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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2017, 09:41:02 AM »
Congratulations on the great "smoke pole" bull.

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2017, 03:40:53 PM »
as he lay shots
Romans 14:2 he who eats only vegetables is weak
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2017, 04:19:45 PM »
Awesome!

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 04:28:25 PM »
Nicely done. Congrats on the first muzzy bull  :tup:

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 11:35:17 PM »
That's really cool. Tell us a little about your weapon.


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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2017, 08:43:12 AM »
Good job RJ, he'll be good eatin!
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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #10 on: October 17, 2017, 09:14:28 AM »
Way to fill the freezer! Nice spike.  :tup:
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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #11 on: October 17, 2017, 06:14:44 PM »
the gun is a Traditions .50 cal that I picked up @ a gunshow from a friend of a friend for $100, don't know a whole lot about it, used a 275 grain maxi-bullet ahead of 105 grains of Pyrodex RS. with tribal customs being what they are, I gifted the whole animal to a family that lost a mom, daughter, aunt, grandmother to help feed all of the guests who came for her services, I only have the teeth, skull, recovered bullet & tag to show for my efforts, not complaining. just hope my wife or son connects in their seasons for our freezer.
Romans 14:2 he who eats only vegetables is weak
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me

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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2017, 12:01:30 PM »
Nice spike and that's a heck of a tradition man. Good thing to see people taking care of each other.


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Re: Last day muzzy spike
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2017, 06:02:34 PM »
Nice spike and that's a heck of a tradition man. Good thing to see people taking care of each other.
Thanks Don_D, I'm proud of some of our traditions that promote helping each other out, my son is hoping to get his 1st elk & as tradition expects that he give his 1st away, he has been asking different families if he connects do they want some elk meat.
Romans 14:2 he who eats only vegetables is weak
Genesis 27:3 Now then, get your equipment—your quiver and bow—and go out to the open country to hunt some wild game for me

 

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