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What elk did you get this year or are you enjoying tag soup? (must vote to see results)

Rocky Mountain Bull
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Author Topic: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)  (Read 50406 times)

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #175 on: October 11, 2017, 09:09:08 PM »
Mmmmm, yeah she still looks yummy.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #176 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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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #177 on: October 13, 2017, 12:34:54 PM »
Nice spike! Congrats :tup:
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2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #178 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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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #179 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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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #180 on: October 14, 2017, 07:28:38 PM »
Nice.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #181 on: October 15, 2017, 10:15:36 PM »
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #182 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.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #183 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

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #184 on: October 16, 2017, 01:05:44 PM »
Nice bulls!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #185 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.


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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #186 on: October 17, 2017, 02:24:39 PM »
My first elk. Idaho OTC B Tag in Unit 5. 140yds. Private land.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #187 on: October 17, 2017, 02:36:34 PM »
Love the droopy brow tines Scott
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #188 on: October 17, 2017, 08:20:36 PM »
Love the droopy brow tines Scott
Thanks!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #189 on: October 20, 2017, 08:06:31 AM »
Rookie question? what does OTC stand for?  :dunno:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #190 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.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #191 on: October 21, 2017, 09:30:54 AM »
My  quality elk tag filled 9/13/2017

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #192 on: October 21, 2017, 09:33:31 AM »
Nice bull, bowhunterty.
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #193 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.

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #194 on: October 21, 2017, 12:52:15 PM »
OTC Idaho first rifle elk

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #195 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! 
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« Reply #196 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!

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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #197 on: October 21, 2017, 10:52:36 PM »
Spikes, Bigger ones, and cows all nice grats all. :tup:
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Re: 2017 Elk, post them here (photos & stats)
« Reply #198 on: October 22, 2017, 03:46:42 PM »
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« Reply #199 on: October 22, 2017, 08:51:22 PM »
"When my bow falls, so shall the world. When me heart ceases to pump blood to my body, it will all come crashing down. As a hunter, we are bound by duty, nay, bound by our very soul to this world. When a hunter dies we feel it, we sense it, and the world trembles with sorrow. When I die, so shall the world, from the shock of loosing such a great part of ones soul." Ezekiel, Okeanos Hunter

 

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