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Offline LittleJohn

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #50 on: January 10, 2018, 03:55:03 AM »
We made it to camp just before dark. The mountain house never tasted so good. :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:

We were up early the next morning and headed in for the last day of season. We got in about 3 miles as the sun came up. We spent most of the morning glassing trying to find Larry an elk to go after. About 10am we were ice cold and needed too get moving. Rod and I were going to go get the last 2 quarters and pack them to the bottom. Larry was going to make a short hunt up the drainage and try to turn up an elk.

We found the meat safe and sound and headed for the creek in the bottom. We made it to the trail and decided to make a fire and wait for Larry before we headed out. It was about 2 pm on the last day of season. Rod and I had our boots off and warming out toes by a white man fire. We were retelling old stories and having a great time when we were interrupted by a gun shot from up the valley. We looked at each other in absolute disbelief. "NO WAY" we said to each other !!!!!
Not 10 seconds later I heard the staticky crackle of my radio. "Hey John, copy"? "Ya Larry go ahead" I replied. "I just shot a 5x5 bull" Larry replied short of breath!!!! I could hear the excitement in his voice. Rod and I lost our *censored* to be honest!!!! We put out our fire and laced up our boots and literally run up the trail.
Larry had cut 2 sets of fresh tracks and tracked them into a timber patch. He killed his bull in its bed at 30 yds. Once again UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!
We made our way up the drainage to a wide smiling Larry. Larry is honestly the best elk hunter I know. I wish I could plug a wire into him and down load his knowledge of the elk woods. He is 67 years old and fit as a fiddle. I can't even begin to keep up with him. He isn't sure how many elk he's killed, but said its well over 40 now. This was his first elk that he's ever killed on the last day of season :}
Rod packed a quarter down to our fire where rods 2 quarters were hanging. We took out the rest of Larry's bull between the 3 of us and made it to camp well after dark. We would return in the am for the last 3 loads.

What an amazing end to an epic season.

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #51 on: January 10, 2018, 03:55:27 AM »
Larry's bull

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #52 on: January 10, 2018, 03:58:55 AM »
Larry bull was just over 5 miles in from the truck.

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #53 on: January 10, 2018, 04:02:02 AM »
We made it back in and out the next morning and were on the road by noon. We stopped in Missoula on the way home for a well deserved burger!!!!
3 elk in 3 days to end the EPIC season !!!!
It might be tough to top this year. But I will try for sure !!!

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #54 on: January 10, 2018, 04:03:59 AM »
 :chuckle:

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #55 on: January 10, 2018, 07:32:05 AM »
You are a techtard....haha

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #56 on: January 10, 2018, 08:39:25 AM »
Awesome season! Big congratz! :tup:

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #57 on: January 11, 2018, 02:08:37 PM »
Thanks Isaac :}

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #58 on: January 11, 2018, 07:11:48 PM »
Wow!!! What an amazing year!!

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #59 on: January 11, 2018, 08:03:16 PM »
He goes by LittleJohn but elk fear him.
Congrats. :)

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #60 on: January 11, 2018, 08:12:01 PM »
My goodness! are there any elk left to hunt John??  ;)

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Re: EPIC: is the only word
« Reply #61 on: January 24, 2018, 05:31:46 PM »
That was a season for the books.  It had it all: family, friends, bucks and bulls.  That pic of you and your boy with the mustache..hilarious.  Great story..
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