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A Hunting Trip of a lifetime in the Wenaha Tucannon Wilderness! Order Jason Phelps Calls Here

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Offline sternwarning

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2017, 02:25:13 PM »
Great bull! Great family...memories for life!

Story is a bit long winded... ;)

Great write up!

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2017, 07:21:44 PM »
Thank you for all the encouraging and positive comments! It was an incredible time spent with family in amazing elk country. Could not have asked for more :tup:

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2017, 07:33:11 PM »
Awesome :tup:

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2017, 09:08:28 AM »
Awesome bull!! I love the great stories that come out of the Watershed.

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2017, 09:24:24 AM »
Awesome Tanker Bull!
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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2017, 09:31:10 AM »
Congratulations to your dad and the whole family effort, great looking bull!
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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2017, 10:16:57 AM »
Great bull, great pics. Next time someone asks what it's like to hunt the 'shed, they should be referred to the photos here. Wow that's steep and deep.
Thanks for sharing.
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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #32 on: November 10, 2017, 06:47:54 PM »
Congrats to your Dad.   Great bull on what looks like a total tough guy hunt :tup:
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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #33 on: November 10, 2017, 07:12:46 PM »
Congrats to your dad. You guys are animals.
Pretty sure I've met you before.

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #34 on: November 10, 2017, 07:23:25 PM »
One of the many things I love about this site! All the intertwined relations that are made/rekindled/updated.

SWHUNTER, any idea where we may know each other from?

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #35 on: November 10, 2017, 08:34:51 PM »
congrats and thanks for sharing.Someday i will Draw Again.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2017, 01:34:19 PM by BENCHLEG »

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2017, 10:41:26 AM »
Awesome bull! Yep the watershed is an awesome but hard hunt. Good work!

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2017, 01:09:54 PM »
Congratulations to your dad! Glad you were able to enjoy the time with your dad. Are you going to get it scored please keep us informed if you do!

In the split second that we were able to see all of him we both had no question on whether or not he was a shooter. My eyes had him somewhere around 315"-320". But he's actually more in the 305"-310" range. Main beams were a touch on the short side.

I hate to even sound the least bit critical of this bull. He's got everything that a mature 6pt bull should have. Great symmetry,  only 2-1/8" difference from each side. Not one broken tip. He's perfect!

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #38 on: November 11, 2017, 08:30:16 PM »
awesome bull yeah grats.
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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #39 on: November 12, 2017, 01:58:33 PM »
I hate to even sound the least bit critical of this bull. He's got everything that a mature 6pt bull should have. Great symmetry,  only 2-1/8" difference from each side. Not one broken tip. He's perfect!

Honestly any bull you can shoot in Washington is a great Bull.
But taking a bull out of the shed is even more special and rare! There is nothing to be disappointed in that bull at all. I think the percentage of successful hunters in the shed is around 25%, you have to work you a$$ off to find a bull in that hole. I didn't see many bulls in there this year, and even the rangers were saying it has been a bad year for elk numbers in the shed.

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Re: My Dad's Watershed Bull
« Reply #40 on: November 12, 2017, 02:03:48 PM »
I love the respect that is shown to the bull in the last picture...congrats on a nice bull!

 

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