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Big Game Hunting => Other Big Game => Topic started by: Halo on September 09, 2016, 07:22:56 PM

Title: Got the E-mail today, Drew another OIL tag.
Post by: Halo on September 09, 2016, 07:22:56 PM
I cant believe it. I drew another once in a lifetime tag. South Dakota trophy bison in Custer State Park. Time to dust off the old .338 Win Mag and see if its got another one shot bison kill in it. Most of the Trophy bull hunts are producing Boone & Crocket record book bulls, this should be fun. If it is half as fun of a hunt as my Wyoming wild bison hunt I am stoked to get going.
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Post by: BullMagnet76 on September 09, 2016, 07:25:19 PM
Lucky dog!!!!!!  Congrats
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Post by: starbailey on September 09, 2016, 07:51:01 PM
That's just awesome! It should be a great hunt.
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Post by: Mfowl on September 09, 2016, 07:59:05 PM
Congrats! Hope you have a great hunt!
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Post by: Halo on September 09, 2016, 09:27:44 PM
I cant wait, I will post lots of pictures, I promise.
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Post by: 280ackley on September 09, 2016, 10:17:39 PM
Very cool, looking forward to seeing pics.
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Post by: JDhunting_Aus on September 10, 2016, 01:49:03 AM
Congrats mate,

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Post by: wheels on September 10, 2016, 06:05:54 PM
congrats
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Post by: wsucowboy on September 10, 2016, 06:20:58 PM
That's awesome, should be a fantastic hunt. Always wanted to do a bison hunt

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Post by: bowhunterforever on September 10, 2016, 06:42:33 PM
That's awesome :tup:
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 11, 2016, 07:47:53 AM
Congrats on another great opportunity. Will be tagging along, when is the season?
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Post by: jasnt on September 11, 2016, 07:53:55 AM
Congrats.
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Post by: Halo on September 20, 2016, 02:13:33 PM
I got my email from South Dakota today confirming my hunt dates. Looks like a mid December bison hunt will be on my calendar. Time to start firming up plans now.
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 20, 2016, 02:16:56 PM
Should be as classic of a bison hunt as you can get. :tup:
Hopefully you can share the adventure with us.
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 07:26:54 AM
I'm back from South Dakota after a very fun and successful hunt. I hope to get some time in the next few days to post a story and some pics.
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Post by: JBar on December 23, 2016, 08:03:52 AM
Been looking at this hunt can't wait to see the pics and read the story!
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Post by: Timberstalker on December 23, 2016, 08:09:08 AM
Awesome.  Looking forward to your write up! :tup:
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Post by: Holg3107 on December 23, 2016, 08:49:07 AM
nothing to see here... just tagging along for the updates...
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Post by: Curly on December 23, 2016, 08:50:53 AM
Can't wait for pics.
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 08:55:40 AM
I felt bad so I had to post a pic to hold you over until I get time.
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Post by: jstone on December 23, 2016, 08:59:44 AM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by: Timberstalker on December 23, 2016, 09:04:47 AM
Big old boy!  Awesome.
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Post by: Craig on December 23, 2016, 09:08:40 AM
Nice. Will be waiting for a story when you get home
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on December 23, 2016, 09:13:09 AM
Excellent congrats on a fine animal :IBCOOL:
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Post by: JODakota on December 23, 2016, 09:15:56 AM
Wow!! That is awesome! I am unbelievably jealous!
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Post by: Curly on December 23, 2016, 09:21:54 AM
Wow!  Look at the size of that thing's head.  Congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: gunnarnewt on December 23, 2016, 09:30:37 AM
Awesome bull! Congrats!  :tup:
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Post by: DOUBLELUNG on December 23, 2016, 10:11:05 AM
Not much more classic American West than hunting a wild bison in the Dakotas!
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Post by: Whitpirate on December 23, 2016, 10:29:43 AM
That's an old warrior.  Better buy 2 freezers.
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Post by: Jpmiller on December 23, 2016, 10:31:47 AM
I've no idea how to judge a bison but that looks to me like a huge animal! Congrats, can't wait to hear the story.

I may be extremely jealous and looking into applying for a bison tag.
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Post by: coachcw on December 23, 2016, 06:50:22 PM
This killer !
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Post by: cbond3318 on December 23, 2016, 06:52:55 PM
That's awesome! :tup:
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Post by: Magnum_Willys on December 23, 2016, 06:58:38 PM
Those tenderloins gotta be larger than a bucks backstraps.  What a beast.   :tup:
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 09:04:58 PM
My daughter & I right before one of the other bulls from the bachelor herd of 23 came back looking for trouble.
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 09:08:00 PM
The only way to handle & load a critter that weighs over a ton.
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 09:13:02 PM
We tried to get a better look at this bull to age him but he was not cooperative. When they are on the march through the timber it's hard to keep up or get ahead of them and we eventually lost him.
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Post by: Halo on December 23, 2016, 09:16:59 PM
This cow was having a bad horn day. We found a horn from an old cow that she had somehow knocked off, not often you find a shed bison horn.
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Post by: Jpmiller on December 24, 2016, 07:47:47 AM
Great pictures!
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Post by: grundy53 on December 24, 2016, 07:53:31 AM
Wow! Looks like a great time!

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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 24, 2016, 08:08:55 AM
Man what a beast, nice job.  :tup:

How were you able to prop him up for the pic?
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Post by: Halo on December 24, 2016, 08:15:20 AM
Man what a beast, nice job.  :tup:

How were you able to prop him up for the pic?
Let me assure you, even with three people it wasn't easy.  :)
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Post by: Halo on December 24, 2016, 08:19:39 AM
The hanging weight of the quarters, actually six pieces because the shoulders were removed so it could cool out faster, was 950 pounds.
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Post by: westside Elkhunter on December 24, 2016, 08:49:13 AM
That is awesome. Congratulations.

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Post by: elkboy on December 24, 2016, 09:57:42 AM
Not much more classic American West than hunting a wild bison in the Dakotas!
:yeah: X 2

Awesome!  Looks like an incredible hunt!!!! Thank you for sharing.
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Post by: Falcon on December 26, 2016, 10:15:28 AM
Wow.

What a hunt.   Love the size of that bull :drool:
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Post by: boneaddict on December 26, 2016, 10:19:37 AM
Wow, that is something else!   Congratulations!   Thank you for sharing.
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Post by: Will B on January 03, 2017, 12:46:23 PM
How did the meat turn out? Always hear horror stories about old bulls..
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Post by: C-Money on January 03, 2017, 01:03:53 PM
Beautiful! What a great looking animal!! Congrats to you!! :tup:
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Post by: Halo on January 19, 2017, 05:28:47 PM
How did the meat turn out? Always hear horror stories about old bulls..
Meat turned out great, It hung for two weeks and is excellent table fare. Not nearly as tough as I feared it might be.
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Post by: erk444 on April 30, 2017, 06:33:42 PM
Did it take only one shot?
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Post by: Halo on April 30, 2017, 06:38:54 PM
Did it take only one shot?

2 counting the insurance shot, it was still trying to lift it's head a little.
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Post by: rosscrazyelk on April 30, 2017, 06:44:28 PM
Curious as to what the other oil tags were?
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Post by: Halo on April 30, 2017, 08:05:14 PM
Curious as to what the other oil tags were?

Wyoming any bison and Washington goat.
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Post by: tchoutacabouffa on May 19, 2017, 05:48:08 PM
 Congrats


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Post by: HuntnFishnRyan on August 25, 2017, 05:37:59 PM
oh man congratulations. That has to be some good quality steaks and hamburger. enjoy :)
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Post by: Halo on September 07, 2017, 04:09:07 PM
I just got a pic from the Taxidermist in South Dakota. He's ready to come home.
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Post by: Halo on September 07, 2017, 04:11:44 PM
Another pic from the Taxidermist, David Hale.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 07, 2017, 04:23:57 PM
Very cool! They are such cool animals! Congrats again. You going to pick it up? Or paying to ship it?
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Post by: Halo on September 07, 2017, 08:31:20 PM
Very cool! They are such cool animals! Congrats again. You going to pick it up? Or paying to ship it?
I'm not positive. A friend will be making the trip back from there with a utility trailer the first week of November, if nothing else he offered to pick it up.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 14, 2017, 08:40:37 AM
That's convenient!
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Post by: Gringo31 on September 14, 2017, 09:43:40 AM
Curious what his head weighed....


Can't imagine trying to pack that out of the woods.  I can see the meat with several trips.....but that head!
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 14, 2017, 01:49:27 PM
I'd imagine it's like carrying half an elk??? :dunno: I thought a ram head was heavy but looking at that it's got to be more than twice the weight.
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Post by: Halo on September 16, 2017, 09:12:05 PM
Very cool! They are such cool animals! Congrats again. You going to pick it up? Or paying to ship it?
I'm not positive. A friend will be making the trip back from there with a utility trailer the first week of November, if nothing else he offered to pick it up.
It was $250 to have it shipped, shoulder mount, skull and the tanned back half of the hide. It should arrive on Tuesday. I cant wait.
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Post by: Oh Mah on September 16, 2017, 09:18:45 PM
very very cool.
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Post by: Halo on September 17, 2017, 06:35:38 PM
Tracking his progress home, he hit Seattle this morning. I'm getting a little anxious.  :)