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Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« on: August 03, 2017, 04:48:27 PM »
Well with 95-105 degree temps. I was not sure if I would get it done. Got there 2 days early and it was a first 30 minutes of light and last 30 minutes of light show. I was able to pattern a group and got there opening morning AUG 1ST. Missed the cows going into the cover by about 2 minutes as the bulls were still out. They went in early :bash:

Came back for my evening hunt and stepped on them :bash: the bulls blew out all but a spike stayed and went out and started feeding. The bigger bulls were having no part of it. Even though they did not smell me just heard me. I knew the rest of the heard did not go or I would have heard them leave. I started cow calf calling and pleading. After about 20-25 minutes this cow came though the bottom of the swamp and pegged me. After a few minute stand off she wheeled to leave. I mewed and swung my gun. She made a mistake of pausing to look back.

Mistake for her and my long range monster got to test out the 143eld x at 3200 at 75 yards :chuckle: It broke all the way though the leg bone and demolished her insides. "This is my 10th animal with these bullets from 75-600 yards. Very solid bullet!!!" She lunged and went around a bush, I jumped into the swamp and saw her standing there and gave her another lung shot just to make sure. She dropped and one more to the back of the neck, as i did not need her going another 5 yards. I would have been swimming with her in the swamp, trying to get her out by myself :chuckle: 3 heavy pack loads out little over a mile each way. Happy to have a nice fat dry cow in the freezer and saw some cool new country and tons of deer and lopes and a few other elk.

Been awhile since I posted a story but since this is probably the first elk of the year. I figured it would get some guys fired up :IBCOOL:

Good luck and be safe out there all.
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2017, 04:56:54 PM »
Couple more pics
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2017, 05:12:17 PM »
Nice Carp---i love me some elk meat..
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2017, 05:15:32 PM »
Sweet job!  Yum!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2017, 05:23:52 PM »
Nice work!  Congratulations on the freezer filler!


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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2017, 05:30:44 PM »
Wow elk hunting already!! Congrats  :tup: I need to get busy.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 06:18:57 PM »
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 06:21:32 PM »
Nice work Carp!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 06:32:28 PM »
Nice!

Had I known you were going I might have lent you a knife.....
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2017, 06:39:04 PM »
Nice job!  I love me some mountain house biscuits and gravy.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2017, 06:58:23 PM »
Well done!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2017, 07:01:13 PM »
Congrats Carp.  Nice to get meat in the freezer early in season.   

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2017, 07:58:48 PM »
Congrats!

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #13 on: August 03, 2017, 08:08:55 PM »
Simply awesome! Good job!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #14 on: August 03, 2017, 08:09:44 PM »
Man, I can't wait for the season, glad to see your success.

I'll have to show my wife that I am not the only guy with a pistol and Mountain House in their hotel.  My kids think it is perfectly normal, which is a good thing.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2017, 08:37:17 PM »
Thanks all, other then the heat it was a blast! Always thankful to get a animal even though with elk its far from expected.

Man, I can't wait for the season, glad to see your success.

I'll have to show my wife that I am not the only guy with a pistol and Mountain House in their hotel.  My kids think it is perfectly normal, which is a good thing.

That's the way to roll :chuckle: There was a guy who walked over to my quads, one of which has a small gas can on the back. He didn't see me sitting on the porch as it was about 12:00. When he got about 2 steps from it, I whistled. I don't think I have ever seen someone run so fast :chuckle: Bad intensions :chuckle:
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2017, 08:50:14 PM »
Right on.  Congrats.
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2017, 09:03:34 PM »
Congratulations!


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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2017, 11:52:54 PM »
 :tup:
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2017, 11:57:24 PM »
good going
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2017, 05:26:16 AM »
Nice and meat in the freezer.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2017, 06:05:41 AM »
That's awesome! I put 1 in the freezer a week ago! Very grateful as the last few months is the first time Ive been out of elk meat, especially burger, in 15 years!

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2017, 07:07:18 AM »
Nice going Carp!!  :tup:
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2017, 07:46:37 AM »
Congrats, I've been contemplating one of those early season hunts so I could get a bull in velvet.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2017, 04:31:23 PM »
Good job!

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2017, 04:39:57 PM »
Congrats.
She looks great!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2017, 04:41:22 PM »
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2017, 09:28:02 PM »
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #28 on: August 07, 2017, 10:13:05 PM »
Awesome!  :tup: season can't get here fast enough
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #29 on: August 07, 2017, 10:22:23 PM »
Congrats! Nice elk to start the season!

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #30 on: August 08, 2017, 12:00:44 AM »
Thanks all. I can tell you this young dry cow is one of the best eating elk I have ever harvested.

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #31 on: August 08, 2017, 06:13:16 AM »
First Hunt-WA elk of the season??? Well done, Carp. I get a FedEx pick-up scheduled for one of those backstraps!
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #32 on: August 08, 2017, 06:32:05 AM »
Well done sir, kicking off the season for the rest of us. I can't wait.


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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #33 on: August 08, 2017, 06:36:14 AM »
Thanks all. I can tell you this young dry cow is one of the best eating elk I have ever harvested.

Good elk is hard to beat! Congrats
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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #34 on: August 11, 2017, 08:41:11 PM »
Ha, nevermind my PM today!  Good work getting it done on opening day!

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Re: Carpsniperg2: 2017 Idaho elk success AUG 1ST
« Reply #35 on: August 11, 2017, 09:14:26 PM »
Ha, nevermind my PM today!  Good work getting it done on opening day!

Thank you. Your panel and orange was along as always :IBCOOL:
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