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Offline 1shot

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Son got his first Elk
« on: November 09, 2009, 10:40:04 AM »
My sons 14 and just got his first elk. We went up Tuesday after school because he had a cow tag, Dad was working and coming over on Friday, We hunt this area every year so we know it well, We jumped a nice bull the first day with a few cows running, no shot to be taken, then Friday morning we went to our spot we had been seeing them and jumped a cow she ran over the ridge so he was a little upset, thinking it just wasn't gonna happen, then I herd a crack and just looked up and here came a beautiful spike, My son had about 10 seconds before he was gonna see us and made a perfect lung shot, spike was about 70yds away and came down another 20yrd towards us and was down, after we quit jumping up and down and I could get my phone out we made the phone call to my husband and grandma and grandpa and they were on their way to help pack him out :We had him slid down on the road and gutted when they got there, thanks to a little snow made it easy for my son and I go get him down. Best Day Ever...  I told my son that some hunters hunt for years and never get their elk, its his 3rd year and he got his..Yes I'm one proud mom. Now he can't wait until next year, already planning it. Spikes were 27in long
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 10:42:37 AM »
Thats a great spike....Congrats

Did he die under the log like that? That could be a BIT@H  :chuckle:
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 10:43:15 AM »
Congrats to you and your son, what a memory and what a tall spike!!
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 10:49:56 AM »
thats a great looking spike. long horns. congrats top the youngster

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 10:50:09 AM »
Great elk ! That experience will make him a hunter for life. Congrats. Mike

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 10:52:06 AM »
Yes he did die under that log. He slid right down the hill and under the log. Didn't take log to get him out.  Just a little work

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 10:56:33 AM »
Awesome!  Congrats on the bull!  Both of you will always remember that one.
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 07:37:23 PM »
Thats a hellua nice spike, congrats Mark

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 07:48:43 PM »
awesome family outting,great job young man

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 07:50:21 PM »
Nice spike. congrats to you and your son :)

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 07:50:30 PM »
Holy crap those are some tall spikes, congrats to him.
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 08:29:51 PM »
That is an awsome story! Congrats to him, and way to go mom!  :IBCOOL:

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 10:13:25 PM »
Congrats! I love seeing the youngsters get game!

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 10:21:15 PM »
thats a nice spike congrats to the boy!!!!

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 11:17:09 PM »
We are more than happy and proud to say we are the 'Grandma' and 'Grandpa' mentioned in this story - What a  fun day that was - what wonderful memories we will always have.  Our grandson made the perfect shot - couldn't have been done any better.  :IBCOOL:
I guess it won't hurt to say 'Congratulations'! 'again' .....   He is a wonderful young man and he has a terrific Mom and Dad........   Now.......it's on to next hunting season!!     

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #15 on: November 10, 2009, 05:42:10 AM »
Congrats to him on a very nice spike!!!!
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #16 on: November 10, 2009, 09:31:39 AM »
 :whoo: Congrats !  Nice elk.
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #17 on: November 16, 2009, 10:37:49 AM »
A picture is worth a thousand words !!         These photos are great!
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2009, 10:46:06 AM »
right on!! way to go!!! great success!!
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #19 on: November 16, 2009, 10:47:09 AM »
Great first bull! Congrats!
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #20 on: November 16, 2009, 11:01:31 AM »
Excellent first elk! Congrats to your son!

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #21 on: November 16, 2009, 04:18:51 PM »
Congratulations to you and your son.  That sounds like one very special hunt.  Very nice spike.

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #22 on: November 16, 2009, 06:48:43 PM »
As far as spikes go that is huge. Congrats to you and your son.
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #23 on: November 17, 2009, 10:57:22 AM »
Holy huge spike. Congrats.  32 yrs old and still chasing my first. 

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #24 on: November 17, 2009, 11:20:52 AM »
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #25 on: November 17, 2009, 01:10:41 PM »
That is so cool. I am happy for you guys. :)
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #26 on: November 17, 2009, 01:26:45 PM »
great lookin spike probably one of the biggest i have seen congrats to him
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #27 on: November 17, 2009, 01:31:08 PM »
Nice Job!!   :tup: :cue:
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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #28 on: November 17, 2009, 01:39:11 PM »
very nice...congrats!

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Re: Son got his first Elk
« Reply #29 on: November 17, 2009, 03:03:54 PM »
What a family experience. I always get excited when I see a youngster being successful.
Congrats to everyone who was part of it.

 

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