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Offline WapitiTalk1

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Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« on: January 31, 2017, 10:49:47 AM »
Date/Time: Late September, 2017/10:30 AM
Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal
Hunt: Partner Hunt
Tag: Archery tag; branch antlered bull (3 PT or better) or cow

It's the second to the last day of your elk hunt this morning. Although you've gotten close and had a few opportunities on bulls, and, helped your buddy pack out his tasty 5X5, you've not released an arrow yet. After you've moved in on a vocal bull, you surmise that the bull and his gals are bedded about 60 yards from you. Game plan is set in your mind; you'll keep the wind in your favor for a bit and see what shakes out. After sitting, listening, smelling, and watching for 10 minutes you hear and visually detect movement coming from your front right. Back over your right shoulder, your buddy is a bit higher on the gentle slope than you and sees what's coming in and times a nervous grunt perfectly! This nice freezer filler stops where she is at now, 30 yards away.

Shot or no shot here?

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2017, 10:58:10 AM »
TWACK,  :cue:
« Last Edit: January 31, 2017, 11:29:03 AM by Boss .300 winmag »
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2017, 11:04:10 AM »
Not at that angle.  I'd try to side step to my left while at full draw to get in that shooting lane better.  If she busts out of there, so be it. 

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2017, 11:15:41 AM »
With minimal pressure, I'm holding out for the bull.  I don't want the cow bad enough to thread the needle.


no shoot

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2017, 11:20:38 AM »
Yep, all day long.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2017, 11:21:29 AM »
4" lower than where Boss put his arrow
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2017, 11:29:36 AM »
4" lower than where Boss put his arrow

There?   :chuckle:
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2017, 11:45:50 AM »
 :chuckle: :tup:
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2017, 11:53:54 AM »
Ok then Red or Green ?  :dunno:

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2017, 11:58:42 AM »
Ok then Red or Green ?  :dunno:

Neither, rite between the two

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 12:04:39 PM »
 :chuckle: hey I've been here before....

lets be real.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2017, 12:06:55 PM »
Ok then Red or Green ?  :dunno:

Neither, rite between the two

with an archery tag...Red. IMO :twocents:

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2017, 12:07:51 PM »
:chuckle: hey I've been here before....

lets be real.
:chuckle: :chuckle:
knowing my luck...yup.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2017, 01:27:22 PM »
:chuckle: hey I've been here before....

lets be real.
  :lol4::chuckle:
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Re: Shoot or No Shot Episode #2, 2017
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2017, 02:16:12 PM »
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Ok then Red or Green ?

GREEN. All day long, no question, really-not-open-for-debate GREEN.

Winmag, your shot is nearly 1 full foot too far back. You'll be likely to hit some guts with that shot, although you'll probably also get the back of the lungs and some liver.

Pianoman, your placement looks near perfect. I'd shoot, close to where pianoman shot.

 

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