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Offline nwmein199

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This is the year!
« on: November 03, 2017, 12:23:02 PM »
This is my year! I am 0-5 on elk so far but year 6 is going to be different!!

I have been all around them every year but cant seem to cross paths with one. I see all of the sign everywhere. I have seen the carcasses from other kills. I have packed out several buddies elk so I know I am in the right spot. For 5 years I have pushed through that crazy thick, wet, western Washington brush, at least 7 miles per day without ever firing a shot.

Anyone that works in construction in the Seattle area, you know times are crazy right now. I am not able to take off as much time for elk this year so I will be pushing twice as hard as normal when I do make it out to the woods.

Year after year of putting in many tough & wet miles and trying to keep going when every muscle is my body is screaming to quit has led me to this year, the year I am hoping everything changes for me.

Good luck to all tomorrow!!

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2017, 12:28:08 PM »
What's your plan of attack?

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2017, 12:35:15 PM »
That's the spirit!  Go get em! 

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2017, 12:41:13 PM »
What's your plan of attack?

Move slower and glass more. I had no clue what I was doing the first couple years but I know I was moving too fast and was way loud. I will be still hunting.

Also after hunting the same area for 5 years, I know the game trails and terrain like the back of my hand. In the past I found most of the time I was just trying to figure out where to go and not actually hunting elk. I saw in another thread that you should be "hunting" when you are in the woods and not "hiking". I was definitely hiking before and will be 100% hunting this year.

I will be enjoying the woods much more this year as oppose to being upset I didnt fill my tag yet like last year. Work has been so nuts and exhausting that I am going to savor every moment in the woods.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2017, 12:52:02 PM »
Great outlook. Wish you the best of luck.


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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2017, 12:55:39 PM »
Sounds like a good plan.  Be at their feeding location at daylight and dark and hunt bedding areas during the day.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2017, 07:10:21 AM »
Holy crap, this IS the year! Notched my first elk tag every yesterday. I shot him at 645am yesterday and am still in disbelief.

It looks like the rest of my elk hunting career will be trying to harvest a bull as big as my first one :chuckle:

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2017, 07:15:36 AM »
Good for you!
I leave for Montana next Friday.
What unit were you hunting?

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2017, 08:22:51 AM »
That's awesome, congrats! Learning where and how to hunt can definitely be a process. Looks like went through that process just fine! Well done, lets see a pic  :tup:

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #9 on: November 13, 2017, 10:46:06 AM »
WOW :yike: You did awesome! Congrats on your first elk :tup:

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 10:47:11 AM »
Nice work! that's an absolute stud! Its amazing what a positive attitude and a good plan can produce. Well done! Also with the cheaters on both sides I cant believe how symmetrical that bull is, very cool rack.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 10:49:09 AM »
Wow, that's a gorgeous Roosie!

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #12 on: November 13, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
What a beauty!!!!  :IBCOOL: congrats, your hard work and dedication definitely paid off! I dont see a cape... no shoulder mount???

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #13 on: November 13, 2017, 11:05:26 AM »
Man I could never get sick of seeing tops like that.

Awesome bull. Congrats!
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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #14 on: November 13, 2017, 11:16:31 AM »
Congrats! What a great bull!!
I felt like a one legged cat trying to bury a terd on a frozen pond!

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #15 on: November 13, 2017, 11:30:08 AM »
Awesome bull!! Love the look of a great rosie bull. Congrats!

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #16 on: November 14, 2017, 08:23:13 AM »
Am I missing something? Can't see any pics.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #17 on: November 14, 2017, 08:29:29 AM »
Am I missing something? Can't see any pics.

I think he removed it. It's gone from the Elk Harvest thread as well. Maybe to many prying questions and assumptions about where he shot it....
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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #18 on: November 14, 2017, 08:56:06 AM »
And itís gone.  :bash:

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #19 on: November 14, 2017, 09:24:51 AM »
That was an awesome Rosie bull, wish the pic was still up.  I think it was a 7x7 (?).


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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #20 on: November 14, 2017, 09:32:37 AM »
Yeah it was an awesome bull. Very nice to look at.
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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #21 on: November 14, 2017, 03:22:06 PM »
Dang! Why did he take it down?

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2017, 03:23:33 PM »
Seahawks
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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2017, 03:28:27 PM »
Dang! Why did he take it down?

shouldn't be to hard to figure out if you look where he lives. im sure that bulls on someone's trail cam.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2017, 07:11:53 PM »
Dang! Why did he take it down?

shouldn't be to hard to figure out if you look where he lives. im sure that bulls on someone's trail cam.

Hancock isnít the only place to find big bulls. Just gotta leave the road. 

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #25 on: November 14, 2017, 07:25:15 PM »
Or pull into the right cut at first light.

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Re: This is the year!
« Reply #26 on: November 14, 2017, 09:27:03 PM »
? no pic.

 

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