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Offline Lapua07

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2017 NE Bull
« on: April 04, 2018, 12:28:23 PM »
After a long season with many miles and missed opportunities at elk in some any elk units.(including a much bigger bull) I decided to hit the hills closer to home after a fresh snow.  Picked up a lone set of elk tracks heading up an old skid trail and took off. After 6hours, 5 miles, and a 2300' elevation gain I finally got eyes on him for a second or two as a blew out of his bed. After another half mile of fast passed chase.  . He stood on an opposing ridge giving me a frontal shot at 340 yds. Which I gladly took my time to set up for. Something I'll never forget as the bull folded up at impact of the 143 great ELD center punched his heart out of the 6.5/284 Norma I built the previous summer. The pack out was hell but couldn't have done it without some good friends.
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2018, 12:29:16 PM »
Well done !
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2018, 12:32:34 PM »
Don Laubach wrote that was his favorite way to hunt elk.   Major props to you for running one down.

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2018, 12:37:49 PM »
Congrats! Thats awesome!
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2018, 12:46:49 PM »
Been an awesome couple of seasons back to back. In 2016 I hit the grandslam filling all 4 tags (bear, cougar, deer, elk) 2017 I drew a second deer permit, Wyoming antelope,and Montana Combo deer and elk. Filled 3 deer tags, bear, antelope, and one elk tag. Plus my girlfriend was able to also fill all 4! Hopefully continues into 2018 with any luck.

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2018, 12:51:18 PM »
Nice bull bo
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2018, 01:54:03 PM »
Any elk is impressive.
Any bull is impressive.
A NE WA bull is awesome!!

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 02:09:37 PM »
Great bull bo  :tup:
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 02:43:11 PM »
Awesome bull, great effort

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2018, 05:13:08 PM »
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2018, 06:45:03 PM »
Nice work. Congrats

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2018, 07:47:11 PM »
Way to keep after it.     :tup:
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2018, 08:03:41 PM »
Nice bull thanks for sharing.
Elk in the snow gotta love it
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2018, 08:52:20 AM »
Nice bull! Itís nice to read a successful hunt in April
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2018, 11:27:19 AM »
Way to stay with it!!

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2018, 07:58:52 PM »
Beauty! Over the counter tag or permit?
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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #16 on: April 09, 2018, 09:39:19 AM »
Beauty! Over the counter tag or permit?

OTC all the way

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2018, 09:55:34 AM »
Been an awesome couple of seasons back to back. In 2016 I hit the grandslam filling all 4 tags (bear, cougar, deer, elk) 2017 I drew a second deer permit, Wyoming antelope,and Montana Combo deer and elk. Filled 3 deer tags, bear, antelope, and one elk tag. Plus my girlfriend was able to also fill all 4! Hopefully continues into 2018 with any luck.

How many Freezers do you own?   :chuckle:

Nice work on a great Elk  :tup:

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Re: 2017 NE Bull
« Reply #18 on: April 09, 2018, 10:37:12 AM »
Been an awesome couple of seasons back to back. In 2016 I hit the grandslam filling all 4 tags (bear, cougar, deer, elk) 2017 I drew a second deer permit, Wyoming antelope,and Montana Combo deer and elk. Filled 3 deer tags, bear, antelope, and one elk tag. Plus my girlfriend was able to also fill all 4! Hopefully continues into 2018 with any luck.

How many Freezers do you own?   :chuckle:

Nice work on a great Elk  :tup:

Had to buy more for sure!

 


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