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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: bearpaw on September 04, 2017, 07:30:55 AM

Title: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: bearpaw on September 04, 2017, 07:30:55 AM
Let's see some photos folks!  :IBCOOL:

.... and don't forget to post your stats this year!
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Post by: Matth on September 08, 2017, 08:26:58 AM
No Oregon bulls even? :dunno:
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Post by: csaaphill on September 08, 2017, 11:53:44 PM
yeah Oregon's archery opened the 26th I believe.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 09, 2017, 06:41:04 AM
Geezz no bulls yet, it's been shooting light for at least 30 minutes. :chuckle:

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Post by: sidexside on September 09, 2017, 05:33:22 PM
I'll start
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Post by: Russ McDonald on September 09, 2017, 06:00:11 PM
Nice bull  :tup:
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 09, 2017, 06:18:25 PM
Nice, WA. State bull?
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Post by: sidexside on September 09, 2017, 07:23:17 PM
Yep had the east side incentive tag. Hunter the clockum by myself the first week of September   submit your hunter reports on time there's a chance you'll get one of the two of these
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 09, 2017, 08:04:29 PM
That's a nice bull. Gonna put up a story and different angle pics.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 09, 2017, 08:40:04 PM
Main thread with details already posted, AUG 1st ID cow.
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Post by: maximus on September 11, 2017, 10:20:19 AM
9/5 in MT, first full day of hunting.  3rd season bowhunting, excited and humbled to connect with a bull!
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Post by: elkrack on September 11, 2017, 10:52:38 AM
Congrats!
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Post by: wt on September 11, 2017, 12:36:21 PM
Right on! That's a nice bull!
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Post by: westside Elkhunter on September 11, 2017, 06:31:19 PM
9/5 in MT, first full day of hunting.  3rd season bowhunting, excited and humbled to connect with a bull!
Congrats  :tup:
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Post by: jackelope on September 11, 2017, 06:34:27 PM
Main thread with details already posted, AUG 1st ID cow.

@carpsniperg2  Did you put a band aid on the wound for her?
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Post by: kentrek on September 11, 2017, 06:39:49 PM
Main thread with details already posted, AUG 1st ID cow.

@carpsniperg2  Did you put a band aid on the wound for her?

It's a tag  :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 12, 2017, 11:22:52 AM
Main thread with details already posted, AUG 1st ID cow.

@carpsniperg2  Did you put a band aid on the wound for her?

Doesn't everyone? :dunno: :chuckle: the bullet hole in diagonal from the bottom right corner of the tag. Its hard to see cause its just a little 6.5 that cant kill elk :chuckle:


Congrats maximus  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: GreggHunts2hard4u on September 12, 2017, 12:01:38 PM
Not my bull...was in close proximity chasing after him and a few other bulls helping my buddy with his western wa general archery. Unfortunately my buddy didn't seal the deal but a youngster under 18 did with his dad right there wit him. Got to watch this beast take his last few breaths while the father and son cheered and hugged next to him it was a great day
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Post by: 2MANY on September 12, 2017, 12:42:02 PM
Awesome bonding experience.

Good job to the father and son.
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Post by: RClare1223 on September 12, 2017, 02:28:54 PM
My observatory bull.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 12, 2017, 04:05:51 PM
Sweeeeet! Glad to see some elk hitting the ground!
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Post by: Stalkin Prey on September 12, 2017, 04:21:50 PM
Nice work guys.!! Definitely glad to see some successful hunts.


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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 12, 2017, 04:44:35 PM
My observatory bull.
why did you shoot that small bull? :dunno: :chuckle:
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Post by: pd on September 12, 2017, 05:13:46 PM
My observatory bull.
why did you shoot that small bull? :dunno: :chuckle:

You're blind.  That's a horse's head with horns.

Beautiful, RClare!
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Post by: gaolista on September 12, 2017, 10:53:09 PM
Not a bull, but my first archery kill.  Blessed.


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Post by: redi on September 12, 2017, 11:51:02 PM
Great elk pics.
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Post by: Gringo31 on September 13, 2017, 10:03:53 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: elkaholic123 on September 14, 2017, 06:40:59 PM
My friend Brandon killed his bull on Monday.
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Post by: RClare1223 on September 14, 2017, 08:52:23 PM
My observatory bull.
why did you shoot that small bull? :dunno: :chuckle:

Cus they taste good!
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Post by: Mark251 on September 14, 2017, 09:43:10 PM
Congratulations Brandon  :tup:
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Post by: elkaholic123 on September 15, 2017, 03:28:18 PM
My friend Brandon killed his bull on Monday.

Congrats - I'm guessing that is in a "any elk" unit?
He had a permit for Observatory
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Post by: Tbob on September 17, 2017, 05:44:08 PM
My first bull Elk ! Taken with my Bow.. 15 yard shot and dropped in 30 seconds about 20-25 yards away.. Was a 10 day backcountry OTC hunt on public land with my brother and a buddy from out of town.. Got him on the last morning before packing out. Couldn't be more stoked!! Was a tough hunt, but that just made it more rewarding!
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Post by: Hibbsr on September 17, 2017, 08:32:21 PM
My first bull Elk ! Taken with my Bow.. 15 yard shot and dropped in 30 seconds about 20-25 yards away.. Was a 10 day backcountry OTC hunt on public land with my brother and a buddy from out of town.. Got him on the last morning before packing out. Couldn't be more stoked!! Was a tough hunt, but that just made it more rewarding!

That is awesome!  Great looking strap!  Any elk with a bow is awesome, and a bull is icing on the cake.  Congrats!!!
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Post by: Tbob on September 17, 2017, 09:19:33 PM
Thanks man! I couldn't be more stoked. I've been trying for many years to get an elk with my bow..  So happy to be coming home with my head held high for once! Also nice to not have to plan a late season hunt! Haha
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Post by: full choke on September 17, 2017, 09:48:02 PM
My first bull Elk ! Taken with my Bow.. 15 yard shot and dropped in 30 seconds about 20-25 yards away.. Was a 10 day backcountry OTC hunt on public land with my brother and a buddy from out of town.. Got him on the last morning before packing out. Couldn't be more stoked!! Was a tough hunt, but that just made it more rewarding!

That is awesome!  Great looking strap!  Any elk with a bow is awesome, and a bull is icing on the cake.  Congrats!!!

Congratulations to both of you! Great job! :tup:
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Post by: SniperDanWA on September 17, 2017, 09:49:39 PM
Well done to all of you successful hunters.  Congratulations on fine animals.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 17, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
excellent guys keep them coming.
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Post by: throttlejocky20 on September 18, 2017, 01:53:59 PM
nice to see some tags getting filled.
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Post by: HuntinCrazy on September 18, 2017, 03:57:49 PM
Lots of smiles everyone....great job
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 18, 2017, 04:14:43 PM
My sons Idaho bull OTC -- Called inside 30 yards!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 18, 2017, 04:41:40 PM
3 days later as we drive all day to WY he arrows this 345" bull in the first 1-1/2 hour of the hunt. I called him to 20 yards, it took me 25 minutes to work him in!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: 10thmountainarcher on September 18, 2017, 05:01:36 PM
My sons Idaho bull OTC -- Called inside 30 yards!

  ElkNut/Paul

Paul is this the second chance bull that you posted about on Rokslide?
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 18, 2017, 05:24:31 PM
Yes it is! It's this years ID bull. Thanks!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 18, 2017, 05:35:58 PM
3 days later as we drive all day to WY he arrows this 345" bull in the first 1-1/2 hour of the hunt. I called him to 20 yards, it took me 25 minutes to work him in!

  ElkNut/Paul
great bull! Congrats!
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Post by: 10thmountainarcher on September 18, 2017, 05:39:16 PM
Yes it is! It's this years ID bull. Thanks!

  ElkNut/Paul

That was one heck of a story, congrats to you both!
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 18, 2017, 06:57:52 PM
Harvested my bull on the 11th, very blessed!

Love the coloring on the antlers and cape. Beautiful trophy
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Post by: dreamingbig on September 18, 2017, 09:19:47 PM
Great bulls Paul and Paul Jr!


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Post by: SniperDanWA on September 18, 2017, 09:30:36 PM
Great job Elknut!
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Post by: elkrack on September 19, 2017, 02:52:47 PM
Here's my addition
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Post by: bullfisher on September 19, 2017, 04:47:00 PM
Nice work Mike!   :tup:
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Post by: hunterofelk on September 20, 2017, 09:06:49 AM
Wow! The head on that cow looks huge!
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Post by: Casey on September 20, 2017, 12:54:50 PM
It's been a tough season but I was able to get it done
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Post by: vandeman17 on September 20, 2017, 01:16:00 PM
Here is my bull. 22 yard shot and only made it about 30-35 yards before nose diving and wedging his head between two trees. First archery elk and archery kill for that matter
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Post by: GUscottie on September 20, 2017, 01:18:52 PM
Here is my bull. 22 yard shot and only made it about 30-35 yards before nose diving and wedging his head between two trees. First archery elk and archery kill for that matter

Heck ya! Congrats again Adam!!
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Post by: NOCK NOCK on September 20, 2017, 02:01:16 PM
Congrats Adam!!!  That's a heck of a first!
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Post by: ffbowhunter on September 20, 2017, 03:16:54 PM
Congrats on the elk, I wish I could have made it out this season!
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 20, 2017, 08:18:13 PM
Here is my bull. 22 yard shot and only made it about 30-35 yards before nose diving and wedging his head between two trees. First archery elk and archery kill for that matter
great bull!! He looks like he was quite the scrapper!
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Post by: elkaholic123 on September 20, 2017, 09:04:17 PM
Here is my bull. 22 yard shot and only made it about 30-35 yards before nose diving and wedging his head between two trees. First archery elk and archery kill for that matter
Congrats on a very nice bull 👍
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 21, 2017, 04:13:06 AM
Nice job on the bulls guys! Congrats!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: big wood on September 21, 2017, 10:22:31 AM
2017 wa archery
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Post by: BA Mongor on September 21, 2017, 11:01:14 AM
Nice bull Big W !
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Post by: pygmy1985 on September 21, 2017, 11:35:35 AM
Congratulations on all those nice bulls!  I was unable to fill my Observatory bull tag, but so goes hunting.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 21, 2017, 12:54:50 PM
Congrats everyone keep them coming :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Tbob on September 21, 2017, 08:48:43 PM
Congrats everybody! Awesome elk going down! Seems like it's been a tough archery season so far!
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Post by: scottcrb on September 21, 2017, 09:00:11 PM
40 yrds observatory bull took almost 2 weeks of grinding . First archery elk. Called in from 600 yrds .
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Post by: full choke on September 21, 2017, 09:06:37 PM
40 yrds observatory bull took almost 2 weeks of grinding . First archery elk. Called in from 600 yrds .

 :tup:
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Post by: scottcrb on September 21, 2017, 09:10:38 PM
Used my rad Archery van dyke 125's and Phelps white amp call.
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Post by: Lucky1 on September 21, 2017, 09:32:01 PM
Good job. Congrats. :tup:
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Post by: redi on September 21, 2017, 11:46:32 PM
Congrats
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Post by: asl20bball on September 22, 2017, 08:21:37 AM
2017 Western WA OTC elk.
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Post by: Harbor_hunter on September 22, 2017, 08:24:57 AM
Nice bull!
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 22, 2017, 09:34:46 AM
2017 Western WA OTC elk.

Am I seeing that front tine fork at the top?
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Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 22, 2017, 12:21:27 PM
ID OTC archery. 15 yards.
Thanks ElkNut!!
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Post by: BA Mongor on September 23, 2017, 11:37:44 AM
We went through the entire early archery and we're 3-days into the muzzle loader season for Nooksack, and not a single pic !
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Post by: pygmy1985 on September 23, 2017, 12:35:14 PM
40 yrds observatory bull took almost 2 weeks of grinding . First archery elk. Called in from 600 yrds .
Great job, Scottcrb!  I spent 8 days in Observatory for a bull, but couldn't get it done. When did you get that bull?
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Post by: dreamingbig on September 23, 2017, 01:43:37 PM
September 15, 2017 Archery Elk

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Post by: DIYARCHERYJUNKIE on September 23, 2017, 03:01:44 PM
Nice bull!
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Post by: scottcrb on September 23, 2017, 05:21:12 PM
40 yrds observatory bull took almost 2 weeks of grinding . First archery elk. Called in from 600 yrds .
Great job, Scottcrb!  I spent 8 days in Observatory for a bull, but couldn't get it done. When did you get that bull?
I got him Wednesday and my partner shot a 6x6 on Thursday.
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Post by: pygmy1985 on September 23, 2017, 06:05:10 PM
That's why it's good to hunt to the last day! Good for you both!
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Post by: scottcrb on September 23, 2017, 06:35:53 PM
That's why it's good to hunt to the last day! Good for you both!
Thanks pygmy. If it was like this year again I would only hunt the last week.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on September 23, 2017, 09:41:25 PM
Nice bulls :tup:
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Post by: Mfowl on September 24, 2017, 09:00:37 AM
40 yrds observatory bull took almost 2 weeks of grinding . First archery elk. Called in from 600 yrds .
Great job, Scottcrb!  I spent 8 days in Observatory for a bull, but couldn't get it done. When did you get that bull?
I got him Wednesday and my partner shot a 6x6 on Thursday.

Observatory Archey 9/21. Hard season with intense highs and lows. Hats off to ScottCRB for an amazing calling job to bring this bull from great distance. My first archery kill and first branch bull.


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Post by: scottcrb on September 24, 2017, 09:14:15 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: kirkl on September 24, 2017, 10:15:16 AM
Mfowl, are you the one I talked to while you were cleaning it by the creek? I was in a yellow side by side.
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Post by: Mfowl on September 24, 2017, 10:29:41 AM
Yeah, that was me.
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Post by: pygmy1985 on September 24, 2017, 11:12:38 AM
That's why it's good to hunt to the last day! Good for you both!
Thanks pygmy. If it was like this year again I would only hunt the last week.
If I only could have predicted the weather when I requested time off for the hunt!
They finally started bugling, huh? Glad to see such nice bulls taken by archers!
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Post by: scottcrb on September 24, 2017, 11:25:20 AM
Yeah I'd say last Monday it picked up.
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 24, 2017, 11:31:16 AM
Congrats everybody on some great elk! Looks like a lot of fun :tup: :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on September 24, 2017, 03:16:34 PM
 :yike: nice ones
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Post by: jstone on September 25, 2017, 07:10:07 AM
Blue mountain bulls?  Any??
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Post by: wamuledeer on September 25, 2017, 09:36:05 AM
Idaho OTC bull last week 12 yards.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on September 26, 2017, 11:38:53 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: krout81 on September 26, 2017, 12:28:30 PM
Opening morning
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Post by: westside bull on September 26, 2017, 01:28:19 PM
Idaho OTC bull last week 12 yards.
  :tup:
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Post by: luvmystang67 on September 26, 2017, 01:28:29 PM
Idaho, but still...
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Post by: Mxracer532 on September 26, 2017, 08:44:48 PM
We had a early season we won't ever forget. Got my first bull opening morning, my brother got a huge cow at 79 yards opening afternoon, my dad got his spike on the last day of season. My brother also got his buck opening weekend of deer season. In 15+years hunting this area I have never had an elk in the area during season so it was a very strange but rewarding year.
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Post by: scottcrb on September 26, 2017, 08:51:19 PM
Now that's a successful September.  :tup:
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Post by: X-Force on September 26, 2017, 09:24:36 PM
We had a early season we won't ever forget. Got my first bull opening morning, my brother got a huge cow at 79 yards opening afternoon, my dad got his spike on the last day of season. My brother also got his buck opening weekend of deer season. In 15+years hunting this area I have never had an elk in the area during season so it was a very strange but rewarding year.

That is an awesome. Season to remember!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 27, 2017, 08:10:19 PM
 :yike: nice.
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Post by: Mfowl on September 27, 2017, 08:26:24 PM
Congrats all!...and good luck to those with hunts coming up!
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Post by: Wolfdog2314 on September 27, 2017, 08:53:44 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170928/747de477b54b16be64459daa619246e2.jpg)

Idaho, first archery elk. 8 yards!


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Post by: SniperDanWA on September 27, 2017, 10:02:31 PM
8 yards, nice job!  Good looking Critter too.  I'm happy to see so many nice posts too.  Thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Elknut1 on October 01, 2017, 06:23:24 PM
Wolfdog, nice handle, nice bull, congrats!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: 7mmfan on October 01, 2017, 07:00:01 PM
My Quality permit bull. First branch antlered bull  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: scottcrb on October 01, 2017, 07:01:31 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: scudmaster on October 01, 2017, 08:05:11 PM
Congrats All!!!
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Post by: cbond3318 on October 01, 2017, 08:18:39 PM
A lot of awesomeness so far in here! Great job everyone!
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Post by: tallcooljuan on October 02, 2017, 05:41:26 AM
These are WA elk and I am by no means an avid elk hunter.  We put in together on this tag to continue to build points, never thinking we would draw.  When the results were posted, I felt a pit in my gut.  I wasn't ready to hunt elk seriously.  I thought of all the true elk hunters and how hard they work and I wasn't going to dishonor this tag. 
I had no idea where to start, but dug in and wore out a pair of hiking shoes.  My family and friends made sacrifices and their help was more important than they really understand. 
On opening morning my partner took his first bull ever.  The next three days it was "bluebird" weather and it seemed like everything went dead.  We stopped into another camp a friendly hunter gave us great entertainment and words of encouragement that at least changed the mood a little.
In the last half-hour of the last day I called in and took my first elk.  As I walked up to it it didn't shrink, it grew.  I don't know what these elk score.  I should find out because that's what everyone asks.
I know there are better states to hunt.  I know the system is frustrating.  I know it's not getting better.  (I did get good advice from the game dept.) It's the one we have and it's the one most of us can afford.  The fees go to a good cause. 
You can't win if you don't enter.  You can't kill 'em from the couch.  And, please, take a kid along.
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Post by: tallcooljuan on October 02, 2017, 05:42:41 AM
My partner's first bull.
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Post by: tallcooljuan on October 02, 2017, 05:43:37 AM
My first elk.
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Post by: tallcooljuan on October 02, 2017, 05:45:10 AM
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.
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Post by: MADMAX on October 02, 2017, 05:55:36 AM

 :yeah:
wow
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Post by: hunterofelk on October 02, 2017, 06:03:47 AM
Doubt if you'll do any better in a lifetime of elk hunting.  If it isn't TMI, what permit?
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Post by: elkboy on October 02, 2017, 06:24:53 AM
Juan, awesome bulls that you and your partner took!  Congratulations.  I appreciate your note about taking a kid along. 
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Post by: E35alex on October 02, 2017, 09:49:02 AM
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.

 :yike: monster
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Post by: luvmystang67 on October 02, 2017, 09:56:46 AM
Wow, thats quite an animal.
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 02, 2017, 10:11:34 AM
Great bulls and love your bull!!!! that is one of the coolest bulls I have ever seen!!!!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 02, 2017, 12:44:40 PM
Back at camp enjoying the moment with my family.

 :yike: monster

You can say that again.  :yike: :kneel:

Oh yea, congrats.
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Post by: Tbob on October 02, 2017, 01:22:03 PM
Dude, that bull is bad-a$$! Super cool looking! Love the last day bull stories!
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Post by: baker5150 on October 02, 2017, 01:31:22 PM
Awesome Bull TallCoolJuan. 

Wall hanger for sure
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Post by: teanawayslayer on October 02, 2017, 02:29:49 PM
Great bulls! The one you got is a very cool bull that should score great. But I wouldn't worry about that to much. You probably won't find one like that again. :tup:
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Post by: Shawn Ryan on October 02, 2017, 04:35:56 PM
TallcoolJuan:  Amazing bull.  Life time achievement right there.
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Post by: O. hemionus on October 02, 2017, 06:54:21 PM
Beautiful animals, both of them! Congrats to you and your hunting partner. Scores don't have to mean a thing - it's what the elk means to you that matters!  :tup:
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Post by: bowhunterforever on October 02, 2017, 09:35:30 PM
Wow awesome bull juan :drool:
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Post by: crazyantler on October 03, 2017, 08:17:20 PM
Sure looks like the genetics of those teannaway bulls.  Looks like the bull hit on the highway a couple years back and it got a chance to spread his genes.  Great bull of a lifetime right there and love the back halves.
Congrats!
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Post by: squires14 on October 04, 2017, 11:24:53 AM
2017 opener, another one takes a dirt nap at less than 5yds 
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Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on October 04, 2017, 04:44:56 PM
Well done Sean. You have their paths dialed in that's for sure. 


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Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: bigmacc on October 04, 2017, 07:42:18 PM
2017 opener, another one takes a dirt nap at less than 5yds

Less than 5yrds! Great work.... :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on October 04, 2017, 08:52:58 PM
 :yike: that ones a moose  :chuckle: very nice, grats all.
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Post by: Tsmith396 on October 04, 2017, 09:03:47 PM
First bull, muzzy tag, 171 yards
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 04, 2017, 09:07:43 PM
Congrats guys and welcome T
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Post by: Turner89 on October 04, 2017, 09:09:20 PM
Tallcool, ..awesome bull. Glad you guys both did well. Great post.
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Post by: csaaphill on October 04, 2017, 09:13:38 PM
First bull, muzzy tag, 171 yards
hella first post  :chuckle: welcome.
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Post by: Twispriver on October 04, 2017, 10:53:15 PM
171 yards is a long poke - well done  :tup:
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Post by: Tsmith396 on October 04, 2017, 11:00:42 PM
Thank you, had a lot of fun on the hunt . Just need to wait another 15 years to get drawn again!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on October 04, 2017, 11:08:53 PM
what tag did you score?
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Post by: Tsmith396 on October 05, 2017, 08:30:11 AM
Alkali muzzy bull
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Post by: cbond3318 on October 05, 2017, 08:48:45 AM
Thank you, had a lot of fun on the hunt . Just need to wait another 15 years to get drawn again!

Dang, alkali has 15 yrs associated with it, Good grief. Great job putting down an awesome bull!
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Post by: hoof rot on October 05, 2017, 08:55:37 AM
Wish it was mandatory to post ur kills  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Tsmith396 on October 05, 2017, 09:14:34 AM
Just 15 points, first time putting in for that unit. I just meant in general how long to get a chance to shoot a big bull in this great state.
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Post by: cbond3318 on October 05, 2017, 09:17:44 AM
Just 15 points, first time putting in for that unit. I just meant in general how long to get a chance to shoot a big bull in this great state.


Word.  :tup:
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Post by: blacktailcody on October 05, 2017, 01:11:18 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171005/73ba373ac9c7c50e868962c14c3694e4.jpg)


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Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Tbob on October 05, 2017, 01:49:56 PM
Nice one man! Love those jungle Bulls!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on October 05, 2017, 02:22:06 PM
Lots of really successful hunters on here. Congratulations everyone!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 06, 2017, 03:21:51 PM
 :hunter:
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Post by: hunterofelk on October 07, 2017, 07:02:25 AM

Great photo blacktailcody!
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Post by: littlemac on October 07, 2017, 09:47:11 AM
12th season (11th bull) in New Mexico brought a great 5 day hunt. 15 minutes before sunrise spotted elk in the trees approaching an opening. Set up for a shot and spotted the bull, decent 6x6, 300 Wthrby mag, 180gr Nosler partition, 250yds.


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Post by: mp.hunter on October 07, 2017, 10:42:05 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/57556a9d5739b56103bb75661a4a6a59.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171007/625b6f16c7a67332ed7745f2e659d8a9.jpg)

Dad and I filling our tags. He is a disabled hunter battling cancer, made this an incredible hunt what he was able to do. Many ups and downs but we had an amazing time.


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Post by: jackelope on October 07, 2017, 11:04:28 AM
Congrats Mike!!!
Happy to see your successes.
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Post by: csaaphill on October 07, 2017, 04:58:48 PM
Nice looks like got em all Nice.
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Post by: scottcrb on October 07, 2017, 09:04:43 PM
 Super stoked for everyone. Season started out tough but looks like persistence is paying off. Keep up the good work guys.
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Post by: redi on October 07, 2017, 09:05:44 PM
My son shot this today while hunting with a great friend. Great bulls everyone.
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Post by: Weehunt66 on October 07, 2017, 09:12:54 PM
Fun Hunt during the early season. Found this one bedded. He hung around just long enough.
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Post by: Chukarhead on October 08, 2017, 11:40:57 AM
Muzzy OTC, opening day.
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Post by: BlackRiverTaxidermy on October 08, 2017, 10:22:13 PM
Usually an archery hunter but with a new baby due (and now born) at the end of the September, I thought it safe to hold off on archery this year. Bought a muzzy west side tag instead. Found time to get out of the house for the opener and went to my favorite spot. Put a stalk on a great 6 point rosie last year in this hole. Got several miles into that deep hole and a bugled produced an answer. Spent the next 30 minutes working this bull up thinking it was potentially the big boy from last year. Was surprised when this little 4 point showed his face at 10 yards in the jack-fir patch we met up in, acting like a big dog the whole time with chuckles, raking, and huffing. With limited time to hunt this season and a great calling session I didn't hesitate to pull the trigger. Now back to work.... Best of luck to everyone else this season! Joel-
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Post by: redi on October 08, 2017, 10:32:35 PM
Congrats. Joel. Good job.
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Post by: X-Force on October 08, 2017, 11:46:07 PM
Muzzy OTC, opening day.

I love that area. So many great memories.

Congrats
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Post by: WSU on October 09, 2017, 11:25:08 AM
I got a 4 point roosevelt yesterday.  Meat in the freezer!
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Post by: Washington Wapiti on October 09, 2017, 12:51:16 PM
An epic end to the weirdest, longest, and most emotionally up-and-down 9 days of elk hunting I've had in so far in ten years. 6 x 7 Rosie (Cascade Rosie) bull down on September 17th.



The "Cliffnotes" run-down . . . After the treestand rig and trail cam saga, we then discovered someone dumped part of our water cache, and left the water jug (Same people? I'm thinking probably) on opening day. Crickets for the first 3 days. After rigging the receiver chain with a quick link, to patch it back together, I set my treestand all back up later on the third day; praying that none of the other links were weakened, which would snap unexpectedly and send me crashing to the hard ground 23 feet below. I was fuming all over again afterwards.   >:(  My brother had to leave that evening and so he missed out on all the action. Comfortable, back up in my perch, I got a bull and his cow talking the next day. I chased them around for 4 days, both from the ground and from my treestand. This guy's hormones were RAGING. I've never heard vocalizations like this. He was so throaty, I thought it was fake. Thought it was a hunter who was bugling and blowing a lot of air through his tube. Until he came out of the timber, that is. He walked by my stand at 50 or 60 yards, with a ton of brush and trees between us, so no chance for a shot. So I just sat and watched on high alert. Four days of frustrating, but outstanding elk behavior observation. A lot of back and forth calling action with them, I could write a whole post just on that several days of calling craziness.

Didn't connect. Then on my last day, I finished up my morning hunt, and pulled my stand, Lifeline, and screw-in-steps. I was in shorts, packing up camp, and a cow shot across the opening 60 yards in-front of me. :bash:  Another missed opportunity. I'm still in shock, that I'm seeing elk right here. That's not normal. Then a light bulb goes off, and I run and grab my bow hanging on a limb 20 or so yards away. Luckily my release is still on my wrist! I then run to within about 30 yards from where the cow comes out, drop to a knee and wait. Two minutes later, I see antlers start to appear over the brush and I draw back and hold. He steps out, head and front two legs exposed, vitals partially obscured, and he stops, swings his head around and is peering right at me. No rangefinder...I estimate the distance and split my pins, then let it fly...

A huge, special thanks to Swordtine and his brother for taking time out of their hunt to help me cut and pack out this magnificent beast. I met these guys about 6 years ago, and they represent everything a fellow hunter should be. Momma brought you boys up right! With all the low back problems I've had the last few years, it would've taken me an extra full day to bone out and get all the meat out by myself. Last minute of my last day . . . you just never know when it's gonna happen.
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Post by: CLARKTAR on October 09, 2017, 01:08:45 PM
An epic end to the weirdest, longest, and most emotionally up-and-down 9 days of elk hunting I've had in so far in ten years. 6 x 7 Rosie (Cascade Rosie) bull down on September 17th.



The "Cliffnotes" run-down . . . After the treestand rig and trail cam saga, we then discovered someone dumped part of our water cache, and left the water jug (Same people? I'm thinking probably) on opening day. Crickets for the first 3 days. After rigging the receiver chain with a quick link, to patch it back together, I set my treestand all back up later on the third day; praying that none of the other links were weakened, which would snap unexpectedly and send me crashing to the hard ground 23 feet below. I was fuming all over again afterwards.   >:(  My brother had to leave that evening and so he missed out on all the action. Comfortable, back up in my perch, I got a bull and his cow talking the next day. I chased them around for 4 days, both from the ground and from my treestand. This guy's hormones were RAGING. I've never heard vocalizations like this. He was so throaty, I thought it was fake. Thought it was a hunter who was bugling and blowing a lot of air through his tube. Until he came out of the timber, that is. He walked by my stand at 50 or 60 yards, with a ton of brush and trees between us, so no chance for a shot. So I just sat and watched on high alert. Four days of frustrating, but outstanding elk behavior observation. A lot of back and forth calling action with them, I could write a whole post just on that several days of calling craziness.

Didn't connect. Then on my last day, I finished up my morning hunt, and pulled my stand, Lifeline, and screw-in-steps. I was in shorts, packing up camp, and a cow shot across the opening 60 yards in-front of me. :bash:  Another missed opportunity. I'm still in shock, that I'm seeing elk right here. That's not normal. Then a light bulb goes off, and I run and grab my bow hanging on a limb 20 or so yards away. Luckily my release is still on my wrist! I then run to within about 30 yards from where the cow comes out, drop to a knee and wait. Two minutes later, I see antlers start to appear over the brush and I draw back and hold. He steps out, head and front two legs exposed, vitals partially obscured, and he stops, swings his head around and is peering right at me. No rangefinder...I estimate the distance and split my pins, then let it fly...

A huge, special thanks to Swordtine and his brother for taking time out of their hunt to help me cut and pack out this magnificent beast. I met these guys about 6 years ago, and they represent everything a fellow hunter should be. Momma brought you boys up right! With all the low back problems I've had the last few years, it would've taken me an extra full day to bone out and get all the meat out by myself. Last minute of my last day . . . you just never know when it's gonna happen.
Beast! That story keeps me grinding. Way to hang in there.

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Post by: Washington Wapiti on October 09, 2017, 03:09:03 PM
An epic end to the weirdest, longest, and most emotionally up-and-down 9 days of elk hunting I've had in so far in ten years. 6 x 7 Rosie (Cascade Rosie) bull down on September 17th.



The "Cliffnotes" run-down . . . After the treestand rig and trail cam saga, we then discovered someone dumped part of our water cache, and left the water jug (Same people? I'm thinking probably) on opening day. Crickets for the first 3 days. After rigging the receiver chain with a quick link, to patch it back together, I set my treestand all back up later on the third day; praying that none of the other links were weakened, which would snap unexpectedly and send me crashing to the hard ground 23 feet below. I was fuming all over again afterwards.   >:(  My brother had to leave that evening and so he missed out on all the action. Comfortable, back up in my perch, I got a bull and his cow talking the next day. I chased them around for 4 days, both from the ground and from my treestand. This guy's hormones were RAGING. I've never heard vocalizations like this. He was so throaty, I thought it was fake. Thought it was a hunter who was bugling and blowing a lot of air through his tube. Until he came out of the timber, that is. He walked by my stand at 50 or 60 yards, with a ton of brush and trees between us, so no chance for a shot. So I just sat and watched on high alert. Four days of frustrating, but outstanding elk behavior observation. A lot of back and forth calling action with them, I could write a whole post just on that several days of calling craziness.

Didn't connect. Then on my last day, I finished up my morning hunt, and pulled my stand, Lifeline, and screw-in-steps. I was in shorts, packing up camp, and a cow shot across the opening 60 yards in-front of me. :bash:  Another missed opportunity. I'm still in shock, that I'm seeing elk right here. That's not normal. Then a light bulb goes off, and I run and grab my bow hanging on a limb 20 or so yards away. Luckily my release is still on my wrist! I then run to within about 30 yards from where the cow comes out, drop to a knee and wait. Two minutes later, I see antlers start to appear over the brush and I draw back and hold. He steps out, head and front two legs exposed, vitals partially obscured, and he stops, swings his head around and is peering right at me. No rangefinder...I estimate the distance and split my pins, then let it fly...

A huge, special thanks to Swordtine and his brother for taking time out of their hunt to help me cut and pack out this magnificent beast. I met these guys about 6 years ago, and they represent everything a fellow hunter should be. Momma brought you boys up right! With all the low back problems I've had the last few years, it would've taken me an extra full day to bone out and get all the meat out by myself. Last minute of my last day . . . you just never know when it's gonna happen.
Beast! That story keeps me grinding. Way to hang in there.

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Thanks CLARKTAR. There are years where 9 or 10 days can seem like a real grind. I had to re-dedicate this year. Last year I lost my patience after a similar slow opener/getting my stuff stolen/family stuff going on . . . I packed it in after 3 days.
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Post by: csaaphill on October 09, 2017, 08:29:29 PM
Couple a nice Spikes and coupe of monster bulls too nice grats all. :tup:
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Post by: E35alex on October 10, 2017, 05:23:52 AM
An epic end to the weirdest, longest, and most emotionally up-and-down 9 days of elk hunting I've had in so far in ten years. 6 x 7 Rosie (Cascade Rosie) bull down on September 17th.



The "Cliffnotes" run-down . . . After the treestand rig and trail cam saga, we then discovered someone dumped part of our water cache, and left the water jug (Same people? I'm thinking probably) on opening day. Crickets for the first 3 days. After rigging the receiver chain with a quick link, to patch it back together, I set my treestand all back up later on the third day; praying that none of the other links were weakened, which would snap unexpectedly and send me crashing to the hard ground 23 feet below. I was fuming all over again afterwards.   >:(  My brother had to leave that evening and so he missed out on all the action. Comfortable, back up in my perch, I got a bull and his cow talking the next day. I chased them around for 4 days, both from the ground and from my treestand. This guy's hormones were RAGING. I've never heard vocalizations like this. He was so throaty, I thought it was fake. Thought it was a hunter who was bugling and blowing a lot of air through his tube. Until he came out of the timber, that is. He walked by my stand at 50 or 60 yards, with a ton of brush and trees between us, so no chance for a shot. So I just sat and watched on high alert. Four days of frustrating, but outstanding elk behavior observation. A lot of back and forth calling action with them, I could write a whole post just on that several days of calling craziness.

Didn't connect. Then on my last day, I finished up my morning hunt, and pulled my stand, Lifeline, and screw-in-steps. I was in shorts, packing up camp, and a cow shot across the opening 60 yards in-front of me. :bash:  Another missed opportunity. I'm still in shock, that I'm seeing elk right here. That's not normal. Then a light bulb goes off, and I run and grab my bow hanging on a limb 20 or so yards away. Luckily my release is still on my wrist! I then run to within about 30 yards from where the cow comes out, drop to a knee and wait. Two minutes later, I see antlers start to appear over the brush and I draw back and hold. He steps out, head and front two legs exposed, vitals partially obscured, and he stops, swings his head around and is peering right at me. No rangefinder...I estimate the distance and split my pins, then let it fly...

A huge, special thanks to Swordtine and his brother for taking time out of their hunt to help me cut and pack out this magnificent beast. I met these guys about 6 years ago, and they represent everything a fellow hunter should be. Momma brought you boys up right! With all the low back problems I've had the last few years, it would've taken me an extra full day to bone out and get all the meat out by myself. Last minute of my last day . . . you just never know when it's gonna happen.
Beast! That story keeps me grinding. Way to hang in there.

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That's an monster of a bull! Congrats!
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Post by: BigBullDreamer11 on October 10, 2017, 08:37:34 AM
10/8 muzzy!!
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Post by: goosewhacker on October 10, 2017, 09:24:50 AM
Colockum muzzy bull 10/4. Only took 26 points...LOL. Looking at this it might be my last bull. I'm 60 now and can't get it done like I used to but thanks to some amazing friends I was able to fill the tag. My husband, who has been my hunting partner for 25 years had a medical issue come up so he couldn't hunt. I was so down, we had really looked forward to a tag like this for us for so long. Our friend, his son, and his son's friend stepped in and their generosity in opening their cabin to us and their help all the way thru meant that I could go on this hunt. Usually I am a rifle hunter, but being able to hunt this time of the year was an amazing experience. So many elk, so many bulls, the sounds, the smells..it was awesome. I had an opportunity every day. This bull presented the best opportunity for a clean kill on the last day that I would be able to hunt. He certainly wasn't the biggest bull we saw but I'm really happy to fill an empty freezer with this one. So thanks Jim and Mark, and Duckhunter14 for making this possible and so much damn fun!

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Post by: Stein on October 10, 2017, 09:28:01 AM
 :tup:  Very nice bull.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 10, 2017, 09:36:04 AM
Awesome, Goosewhacker!
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Post by: Pegasus on October 10, 2017, 09:41:33 AM
Goosewhacker that might not be the biggest that you saw but that's a nice bull in anyone's book. Congrats!
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Post by: erk444 on October 10, 2017, 10:20:34 AM
Right on Lynn, way to go!!!!
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Post by: time2hunt on October 10, 2017, 07:14:53 PM
Dad just got done bleaching heads for friends left bull is colockum and the other two are peaches muzzleloader bulls . And my Colorado buck (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171011/c599291144b12d0389103ea9f37b8da7.jpg)


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Post by: csaaphill on October 10, 2017, 08:07:13 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: scottcrb on October 10, 2017, 08:24:12 PM
That's a nice group of horns.
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Post by: buglebuster on October 11, 2017, 06:52:46 PM
Rocky mountain cow for me(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171012/d3517eedfea3e0b29adf33bbd4cfc369.jpg)

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Post by: Southpole on October 11, 2017, 07:05:50 PM
She looks delicious buglebuster  :drool:
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Post by: buglebuster on October 11, 2017, 08:25:25 PM
She looks delicious buglebuster  :drool:
Nope she's awful 😂

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Post by: Southpole on October 11, 2017, 09:09:08 PM
Mmmmm, yeah she still looks yummy.
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Post by: knighttime25 on October 12, 2017, 08:50:34 PM
Shot my first elk the 2nd day of the opener. Snuck up on this guy and shot him at 30 yards bedded down!
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Post by: E35alex on October 13, 2017, 12:34:54 PM
Nice spike! Congrats :tup:
Title: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: littlemac on October 13, 2017, 08:38:54 PM
Colockum muzzy bull 10/4. Only took 26 points...LOL. Looking at this it might be my last bull. I'm 60 now and can't get it done like I used to but thanks to some amazing friends I was able to fill the tag. My husband, who has been my hunting partner for 25 years had a medical issue come up so he couldn't hunt. I was so down, we had really looked forward to a tag like this for us for so long. Our friend, his son, and his son's friend stepped in and their generosity in opening their cabin to us and their help all the way thru meant that I could go on this hunt. Usually I am a rifle hunter, but being able to hunt this time of the year was an amazing experience. So many elk, so many bulls, the sounds, the smells..it was awesome. I had an opportunity every day. This bull presented the best opportunity for a clean kill on the last day that I would be able to hunt. He certainly wasn't the biggest bull we saw but I'm really happy to fill an empty freezer with this one. So thanks Jim and Mark, and Duckhunter14 for making this possible and so much damn fun!
What a nice bull.  Great job, friends and family is the whole point!



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Post by: Boneyard72 on October 14, 2017, 11:56:11 AM
2017 Idaho OTC.  My first archery harvest and called all 3 in to less than 20 yards with my Phelps E-Z-Estrus call.  Epic season for sure!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 14, 2017, 07:28:38 PM
Nice.
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Post by: runningboard on October 15, 2017, 10:15:36 PM
last hour of last day eastern muzzleloader
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Duckhunter14 on October 16, 2017, 10:24:25 AM
Colockum muzzy bull 10/4. Only took 26 points...LOL. Looking at this it might be my last bull. I'm 60 now and can't get it done like I used to but thanks to some amazing friends I was able to fill the tag. My husband, who has been my hunting partner for 25 years had a medical issue come up so he couldn't hunt. I was so down, we had really looked forward to a tag like this for us for so long. Our friend, his son, and his son's friend stepped in and their generosity in opening their cabin to us and their help all the way thru meant that I could go on this hunt. Usually I am a rifle hunter, but being able to hunt this time of the year was an amazing experience. So many elk, so many bulls, the sounds, the smells..it was awesome. I had an opportunity every day. This bull presented the best opportunity for a clean kill on the last day that I would be able to hunt. He certainly wasn't the biggest bull we saw but I'm really happy to fill an empty freezer with this one. So thanks Jim and Mark, and Duckhunter14 for making this possible and so much damn fun!

Congrats again Lynn, I was just happy I could help. That was such a fun hunt! Wish we could have hunted another week.
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Dmulcahy on October 16, 2017, 12:15:02 PM
Mine and my brothers west side muzzy bulls. It was a wet one this season. One on 10/10 the other 10/12
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Watimberghost on October 16, 2017, 01:05:44 PM
Nice bulls!
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: dominknows on October 16, 2017, 01:40:29 PM
Shot my first bull opening day.  Found couple legals the day before the opener, went to the same general area in the morning found their track and three hours later shot my first bull. 
The bulls in the coastal west side unit I was hunting were bugling for the last couple weeks, including this guy I shot.

Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Big Scott on October 17, 2017, 02:24:39 PM
My first elk. Idaho OTC B Tag in Unit 5. 140yds. Private land.
(https://i.imgur.com/ImBdUdm.jpg)
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Southpole on October 17, 2017, 02:36:34 PM
Love the droopy brow tines Scott
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Big Scott on October 17, 2017, 08:20:36 PM
Love the droopy brow tines Scott
Thanks!
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: slowhand on October 20, 2017, 08:06:31 AM
Rookie question? what does OTC stand for?  :dunno:
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Antlershed on October 20, 2017, 08:23:55 AM
Rookie question? what does OTC stand for?  :dunno:
Over The Counter tag vs a special draw tag.
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: bowhunterty on October 21, 2017, 09:30:54 AM
My  quality elk tag filled 9/13/2017
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Timberstalker on October 21, 2017, 09:33:31 AM
Nice bull, bowhunterty.
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: pygmy1985 on October 21, 2017, 11:01:12 AM
Congrats to all you who filled your elk tags. Lots of nice bulls.  I wouldn't say "no" to a good-eating cow, either.
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Duckslayer89 on October 21, 2017, 12:52:15 PM
OTC Idaho first rifle elk
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: trophyhunt on October 21, 2017, 02:09:19 PM
OTC Idaho first rifle elk
congrats Anthony!!  Nothing like your first, that bull will be great tasting! 
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: Duckslayer89 on October 21, 2017, 04:33:52 PM
OTC Idaho first rifle elk
congrats Anthony!!  Nothing like your first, that bull will be great tasting!

Thanks man it was a tougher hunt than I thought super greatful!
Title: Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
Post by: csaaphill on October 21, 2017, 10:52:36 PM
Spikes, Bigger ones, and cows all nice grats all. :tup: