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Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« on: February 14, 2018, 09:29:12 AM »
Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal in the area you’re hunting.
Hunt: Solo Hunt
Date: Third week of Elktember (wilderness rifle hunt)
Time: 0845
Tag: Rifle/Any Bull

Nice job on getting here! While hunting from your basecamp on the edge of a wilderness area in MT or ID, you’ve successfully worked the wind and gotten to within 75 yards of the plump young bull that stands before you now. You’re pretty sure he is a satellite on the outskirts of a small herd (you heard two bulls bugling above you on your way up the side hill from camp) and now, you’re on the bench that you figured the critters were heading to from their sound trail. As you cleared the fir patch, behind you now, you saw the bull raking the huckleberry brush and moved in pretty quickly to the spot that you figured you “may” have a shot when he had his head down….. which is where you stand now (yellow X). Thermals as shown (red arrows). Shoot or no shot here? If you're not shooting now, what is your plan to try and take this elk home for dinner?

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.


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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2018, 10:01:11 AM »
Rifle season. 75 yards. Neck shot all day long. Unless I wanted to pursue the other bull (s).

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2018, 10:01:45 AM »
Nope.  I'm going to keep working them looking for the herd bull.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2018, 10:04:21 AM »
Nope.  I'm going to keep working them looking for the herd bull.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2018, 10:07:05 AM »
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If you're not shooting now, what is your plan to try and take this elk home for dinner?
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2018, 10:08:09 AM »
Meat in the freezer, unless I'm on some crazy good special draw that wouldn't get passed up.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2018, 11:14:57 AM »
SHOOT!
Two birds in the Bush is always better than one in the hand-that way you can always go to the Bush and hunt another day .conservation=Better hunting.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2018, 11:32:50 AM »
SHOOT!

Dang man, what are you shooting?  A bowling ball launcher?   :chuckle:

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2018, 02:03:46 PM »
SHOOT!

Dang man, what are you shooting?  A bowling ball launcher?   :chuckle:

Probably a .17 HMR.  Those things are pretty devastating I hear  :rolleyes:
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2018, 02:10:11 PM »
SHOOT!

Dang man, what are you shooting?  A bowling ball launcher?   :chuckle:

XS Big Dot sight on a handgun.  Can't miss.


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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2018, 02:43:36 PM »
I would not take the shot as is, just wait him out for a broadside shot or perhaps slide to the left and look for a better shot angle. That being said, with a September rifle tag in my pocket, this bull  would not even be on my radar.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2018, 02:47:48 PM »
I would not take the shot as is, just wait him out for a broadside shot or perhaps slide to the left and look for a better shot angle. That being said, with a September rifle tag in my pocket, this bull  would not even be on my radar.

You can hunt elk in MT in September every year on the general tag if you want.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2018, 02:54:48 PM »
I would not take the shot as is, just wait him out for a broadside shot or perhaps slide to the left and look for a better shot angle. That being said, with a September rifle tag in my pocket, this bull  would not even be on my radar.

You can hunt elk in MT in September every year on the general tag if you want.

Sounds nice...maybe someday...
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2018, 03:33:57 PM »
I'm shooting.  Tags in other states to fill.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2018, Episode #2
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2018, 03:34:15 PM »
Right behind the shoulder, Game over.

 

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