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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: WapitiTalk1 on February 09, 2018, 01:31:52 PM

Title: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on February 09, 2018, 01:31:52 PM
Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal in the area youíre hunting.
Hunt: Partner Hunt
Date: Mid-September (5th day of your 7 day hunt)
Time: 0730ish
Tag: Archery; bull only.

OK, you and your partner have setup in this sparsely timbered, burnt area to call (nice area, right!). After only 10 or 12 minutes of some whiney cow calls and a bit of raking, this handsome devil comes in silent as a mouse, moves from and along the lime green path shown, weaving in and out of the pecker poles. After a nervous bark from the original shooter, Bradley Bull stops in his tracks where he stands now. The original shooter was Johnny on the spot, realized he didnít have a shot from where he kneeled, so he gave the nervous bark in an attempt to stop the beast so you may have a shot (original caller now becomes the shooter). As the original caller/now shooter in the lower right corner of the scenario, ďshoot or no shotĒ here. Youíre at full draw and it appears your shot would be around 23 yards. Thermals as shown (red arrows). Shoot or no shot here?

If you're shooting, save the picture to your desktop and open in MS Paint, then place a spot, X, or whatever on the critter before you save it back to a jpg or png and add the marked up pic with your post
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: elkinrutdrivemenuts on February 09, 2018, 02:01:53 PM
Shoot.  Let him take one more step and expose a lung, send it.

I think the original shooter would have the best shot though as it appears he would have a broadside shot.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Crunchy on February 09, 2018, 02:15:06 PM
Just in front of the shoulder would be my shot.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: hunter399 on February 09, 2018, 03:17:16 PM
Shoot ,even though shooter doesn't have a shot!
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Oh Mah on February 09, 2018, 04:36:45 PM
as crunchy said.right in front of shoulder
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: The scout on February 09, 2018, 05:41:54 PM
 :yeah: but I would probably wait for a better angle until he winded me or saw me and blows outta there, so I can replay it all offseason waiting for the next season thinking about what I coulda done differently. Itís happened to me alot
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: WapitiTalk1 on February 09, 2018, 05:51:11 PM
Shoot ,even though shooter doesn't have a shot!
I need to get some graphic lessons from you mister  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: luckyman on February 09, 2018, 05:58:54 PM
Just in front of the shoulder would be my shot.

Thats my shot.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: coachcw on February 09, 2018, 08:48:20 PM
I would only put it in front of the shoulder from strait on . If I can hit a lung I'm gonna send it but I guess I always send it...lol
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Whitpirate on February 09, 2018, 09:38:57 PM
He really does always send it.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Big6bull on February 11, 2018, 12:07:16 PM
Nope
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Calvin Rayborn on February 11, 2018, 12:29:36 PM
I'd go for the pony on the Left
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Indian Summer on February 11, 2018, 02:10:41 PM
Iím never desperate so Iím never in a hurry. Ibsee nonreason not to wait for a better angle. Heís relaxed and the wind is right. Plus I still have elk meat in my freezer.  ;)
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Stein on February 11, 2018, 02:15:14 PM
I would wait, it's heading in my direction and likely to get a better angle at a shorter distance.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Bullkllr on February 11, 2018, 02:22:12 PM
Iím never desperate so Iím never in a hurry. Ibsee nonreason not to wait for a better angle. Heís relaxed and the wind is right. Plus I still have elk meat in my freezer.  ;)

I agree. I'd wait. But if partner just stopped him with a bark, he might not be relaxed for long.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: VortekNW on February 13, 2018, 10:45:14 AM
What crunchy said.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Gringo31 on February 14, 2018, 09:50:31 AM
Absolutely no shot.

To each their own but I'm a little shocked how many arrows would fly at that angle.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Tbob on February 14, 2018, 06:02:27 PM
If he kept walking after the bark, Iíd wait for a better angle as I have the wind. If he stops and just stands in that spot and Iím at full draw already, then Iím shooting where Crunchy put his red dot, just in front of that shoulder. If it was any longer than the 23  yards mentioned, Iíd probably not take that shot in this situation.
Title: Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #1
Post by: Shawn Ryan on February 15, 2018, 02:54:20 PM
From the keyboard, I'd consider a shot about 2" towards 4 o'clock from Crunchy's spot.  In the field, I'd likely be waiting for a couple more steps or a whirl-around-and-gone.