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Title: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 14, 2016, 09:26:08 PM
Since the time we were little, playing hunting on the hill by our house, my big brother was always obsessed with big bull elk!  I can't tell you how many times I have been shot with a red ryder bb gun pretending to be a bugling 6pt!  Cut outs from bugle magazines covered the walls of his room, and many hours of his young life were spent sifting through books and magazines, learning the ways of the wapati.

As many of you know, Aaron was killed in action on the 23rd of April, 2013 in Logar Province Afghanistan.  Known as Colockumelk to those on this forum.  He was a very positive, active member of this community.

As some of you know, Aaron dreamed of one thing.  He wanted to hunt loud mouth, fire breathing, stinky, and muddy bull elk.  With multiple combat tours, and never ending training, Aaron missed many of hunting seasons.  When he could make it home for some hunting, he chose to come back to Washington and hunt with family, rather than pursue out of state adventures, despite my pleading to do so.  Despite his faithful dedication to applying for his quality bull permits, he was never able to draw.  Killing a mature bull elk was the one dream he was never able to accomplish. 

Fast forward three years and here we are.  Those of you who know me, know that I am a bit obsessed with Mule deer.  Elk hunting is something you do to fill the freezer and fill the few weekends between deer tags :chuckle:  Don't get me wrong, I do love to call elk, and shoot arrows through them, but deer are what really trip my trigger.  I told myself after Aaron was killed though that when I drew a bull tag again, that I would give it everything I had and kill the bull of his dreams.....or die trying!

It may sound weird, but I knew I was going to draw this year.  Multiple folks can confirm that I called it even.  I can't count the dreams I had this spring about it.  So when I checked my results and saw that beautiful "selected" by my quality bull I wasn't surprised, but it felt like a weight being lifted off of my shoulders.

As soon as I saw "selected", preperation began.  My focus for this hunt is unlike anything I have experienced.  Motivated doesn't even begin to describe it!  Scouting, conditioning, shooting, upgrading gear, etc.  This is the focus of this thread.  I want to share this whole journey with you, from the beginning.  I'm going steep and deep!  Where the air starts to thin, where the big bulls get whooped by the bigger bulls!  We are gonna live with them, and stay in them, until we triumph, and fulfill the dream that Aaron so desperately wanted to fulfill.  The Getsum crew is in full effect and are rallying to the cause!  So come along and lets go elk hunting  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 14, 2016, 09:35:35 PM
First order of business was to get the bow tuned up and shooting straight.  For those of you that don't know, I am shooting Aaron's Hoyt Alphama 32.  Aaron bought this bow brand new in 2009 as a present to himself after he commissioned as an officer in the United States Army.  He had shot hand me downs for multiple years, as he was a poor college student with a family.  He was so proud of this bow!  It was his most prized posession!  After he was killed, I made a promise to him and to myself that his bow would never see the shelf in the closet, or the back of the gun safe.  As long as there is breath in me, his hoyt will always go hunting.

I took it over to Denton at Rock Creek Archery for new strings and some tlc.  The man does amazing work and she is shooting as straight and as smooth as ever  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebrush on July 14, 2016, 09:37:07 PM
Awesome Tribute!  I wish you the best, and will enjoy cheering you on! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on July 14, 2016, 09:46:36 PM
Awesome motivation! Thanks for sharing. Looking forward to tagging along.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 14, 2016, 09:51:45 PM
I guarantee  you I will do everything I can to assist you in your pursuit  of Aarons dream. I often count  my blessing of friendship that he brought  through his service . I'd  give it all up I a second for you to climb that hill with him . No doubt in my mind he is looking down and bragging about his little brother and all you have done in his honor . 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TommyH on July 14, 2016, 09:55:39 PM
 :tup: :tup: :tup:
Looking forward to following this thread. No doubts that you will give 100% to make this special hunt one to remember. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 14, 2016, 09:58:26 PM
Key factor this season will be conditioning so I have the ability to hunt where I am wanting to, but be able to endure the 3 or 4 trips if I am triumphant.   I decided to try something different this season and have solicited a few friends to join in.  Along with my normal cardio, core, legs regiment,  we have started doing Backpack Thursdays at the football stadium at Selah High School.  It's a mix of weighted pack work on the bleachers, interval work with a mix of core, sprints, lunges, squats, and pushups for the younger guys who don't have a thrashed shoulder :bash:   Always finish with weighted hill sprints :yike:  Big thanks to Trevor and Mike for sticking with me for our weekly suck fest!  Standing invite for anyone who wants to join.  7pm at the selah high school, every thursday.  All you need is a pack with 30+ pounds.  I've been running a 49lb bag of gravel and a couple nalgenes. Not sure what the other guys are running for weight, but I'm sure they will chime in.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 14, 2016, 10:09:41 PM
I guarantee  you I will do everything I can to assist you in your pursuit  of Aarons dream. I often count  my blessing of friendship that he brought  through his service . I'd  give it all up I a second for you to climb that hill with him . No doubt in my mind he is looking down and bragging about his little brother and all you have done in his honor .
  I agree, but life unfortunately doesn't work that way.  With death, comes life.  Aaron's passing has motivated me to be a more passionate hunter, but more importantly a better human.  I try to serve others more, and myself less (really hard :chuckle:).   It's strange that something as terrible as losing Aaron could bring such blessing to my life.  The friendships and the focus that it has brought to my life is the silver lining on an otherwise dark and stormy sky.

We are gonna tear that mountain apart buddy!!!! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DIYARCHERYJUNKIE on July 14, 2016, 10:18:40 PM
Thanks to your brother and you for the sacrifices made.  Good luck with your permit and kill a giant.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 14, 2016, 10:27:45 PM
As always, we are so exited for you man. Thanks for sharing this with everyone!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 14, 2016, 10:28:42 PM
No doubt you will get some karma points !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: carpsniperg2 on July 14, 2016, 10:32:39 PM
Wishing you all the best and hopefully a short blood trail to a giant bull.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on July 14, 2016, 11:02:32 PM
I'm excited to be at the edge and doing what I can to see you succeed.  Special menu when that wapiti hits the ground is coming out!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on July 14, 2016, 11:07:51 PM
Best hunt of the year right here...  I know you will enjoy every minute of it even if in pain at times.   Super stoked for you and can't wait to see the results!  If there is anything I can do to help out just let me know..
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: GoldenOscar on July 14, 2016, 11:20:39 PM
Looking forward to following this thread all the way to a big elk at the end!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhunterforever on July 15, 2016, 12:09:26 AM
:tup: :tup: :tup:
Looking forward to following this thread. No doubts that you will give 100% to make this special hunt one to remember.
:yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bearpaw on July 15, 2016, 12:14:35 AM
:tup: :tup: :tup:
Looking forward to following this thread. No doubts that you will give 100% to make this special hunt one to remember.
:yeah:

 :yeah:  best of luck  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: huntnphool on July 15, 2016, 12:16:56 AM
 :tup: Good luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gotcha on July 15, 2016, 03:39:39 AM
I'll be over for a successful fest. I've been training as well. You doing Stevens pass shoot next weekend.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Bow tech hunter on July 15, 2016, 05:34:49 AM
Tagging along thanks for your brothers serving and this will be the best thread this year goodluck and make ur brother proud

P.S WHAT BULL TAG DID YOU DRAW 🤔
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on July 15, 2016, 06:03:37 AM
Can't wait to see how this all plays out, although I'm pretty sure I already know. Way to go, Karl. You're a hell of a guy.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on July 15, 2016, 06:09:35 AM
Tag.  This is the one to watch this year!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Elknut1 on July 15, 2016, 06:24:13 AM
What a great thread! Persevering & determination can go along ways! This hunt was meant for you, you will do well! Thanks for your service sir!

  ElkNut1
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: vandeman17 on July 15, 2016, 06:53:31 AM
That is awesome man. I have shifted my workouts starting last week for more mountain prep. Lots of leg work that always includes some sort of incline treadmill work. I have been getting up to running for 10 minutes at 3.5 mph and 15% incline. Eventually I will add a pack. You guys are beasts
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Holg3107 on July 15, 2016, 07:03:48 AM
Tagging along.

Still want to know what tag you drew???
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: mburrows on July 15, 2016, 07:11:32 AM
Get em and good luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Squidward on July 15, 2016, 07:13:53 AM
Good luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 07:27:19 AM
Best hunt of the year right here...  I know you will enjoy every minute of it even if in pain at times.   Super stoked for you and can't wait to see the results!  If there is anything I can do to help out just let me know..
  You just worry about running an arrow through PD!  What a bull :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 07:31:03 AM
What a great thread! Persevering & determination can go along ways! This hunt was meant for you, you will do well! Thanks for your service sir!

  ElkNut1
  Thank you Paul!  We have had this discussion before, but I can't say it enough.  You were hands down the most influential person on elk hunting for Me and Aaron coming up as young elk hunters.  I've listened to your CD's countless times, and Aaron LITERALLY took your PLAYBOOK  :chuckle: everywhere.  Even on deployments.  Thank you for tagging along :tup:

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 15, 2016, 07:31:35 AM
Cannot wait to see what you drum up Karl.   :tup:

It's going to be epic.  Best of luck with it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Dhoey07 on July 15, 2016, 07:33:44 AM
What a great thread! Persevering & determination can go along ways! This hunt was meant for you, you will do well! Thanks for your service sir!

  ElkNut1
  Thank you Paul!  We have had this discussion before, but I can't say it enough.  You were hands down the most influential person on elk hunting for Me and Aaron coming up as young elk hunters.  I've listened to your CD's countless times, and Aaron LITERALLY took your playboy everywhere.  Even on deployments.  Thank you for tagging along :tup:

LOL, I really really hope that's a typo!!

Good luck in your quest.  You will do your brother proud no matter the outcome.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 07:36:32 AM
My conditioning the last two weeks has SUCKED!!!!  This last weekend was our 3rd annual Run to Remember, fallen heroes 5k that my mother and I put on here in my home town.  It's a crazy amount of work and the candle got burned at both ends.   We had an amazing turnout this year though.  With over 200 participants and over $9,000 raised for the USO, I feel like I'm finally earning the freedoms that I've been given!

 THEN, on sunday, a tree fell on my house!  So this week has been clean up and insurance BS.  Gonna hit the high school today though, then wood cutting saturday and a run and gun scouting trip sunday to check on a bull.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 07:38:02 AM
What a great thread! Persevering & determination can go along ways! This hunt was meant for you, you will do well! Thanks for your service sir!

  ElkNut1
  Thank you Paul!  We have had this discussion before, but I can't say it enough.  You were hands down the most influential person on elk hunting for Me and Aaron coming up as young elk hunters.  I've listened to your CD's countless times, and Aaron LITERALLY took your playboy everywhere.  Even on deployments.  Thank you for tagging along :tup:

LOL, I really really hope that's a typo!!

Good luck in your quest.  You will do your brother proud no matter the outcome.
:chuckle:  good catch!  Fixed it! Haha
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 07:39:45 AM
Also, I'm going full elk ninja mode this season, so I won't be saying what tag I drew till after my hunt.  Hope you guys understand :tup:

Oh and hell yes I'm shooting Stevens next weekend!  Wouldn't miss it for anything!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DaveMonti on July 15, 2016, 07:56:13 AM
Following along!  I'm looking forward to hearing all about this year's prep and hunt!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: johnnyaustin44 on July 15, 2016, 08:10:44 AM
Good luck man. I'm sure you'll do him proud. No matter the outcome.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 08:17:42 AM
Scouting has been productive.  Being a muley guy, the game plan has been to get high and use the glass.  The rut messes everything up, but I'd I can establish what bulls are in what drainages, I should be money ahead.  Jonathan_S and I watched a couple bulls and a couple little bucks hang out with each other the other day, which was pretty cool.  This was right after we cliff tested our pants :chuckle:  They faired pretty well until his succumbed to the stick butt rape :chuckle:  I'd like to think that that will be the last time he listens when I say "let's cut down right here, it will be shorter", but he is of the same intelligence level as me so I'm betting it won't be our last semi controlled descent together :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 08:19:07 AM
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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackmaster on July 15, 2016, 08:21:58 AM
Just curious does your younger bro, the army RANGER ever get to come home and hunt with you? He could definetly help get you in shape :chuckle: if you could keep up with him then you know your ready  :chuckle: might hurt the first couple weeks but it will pass  :chuckle: good luck , can't wait to see pics of this hunt!! Thanks to your family for the protection of this country!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 15, 2016, 08:24:26 AM
You gonna tear it up man!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 08:28:39 AM
Just curious does your younger bro, the army RANGER ever get to come home and hunt with you? He could definetly help get you in shape :chuckle: if you could keep up with him then you know your ready  :chuckle: might hurt the first couple weeks but it will pass  :chuckle: good luck , can't wait to see pics of this hunt!! Thanks to your family for the protection of this country!!
def not enough!  We hunted MT deer in 2014 and last year did 9 days in idahow for elk.  Unfortunately we couldn't find an elk to save our lives.  Hiked over 115 miles that week and never heard a bugle.  This year his block leave falls over Christmas and the new year so we are gonna try and do AZ archery mule deer.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackmaster on July 15, 2016, 08:33:21 AM
Just curious does your younger bro, the army RANGER ever get to come home and hunt with you? He could definetly help get you in shape :chuckle: if you could keep up with him then you know your ready  :chuckle: might hurt the first couple weeks but it will pass  :chuckle: good luck , can't wait to see pics of this hunt!! Thanks to your family for the protection of this country!!
def not enough!  We hunted MT deer in 2014 and last year did 9 days in idahow for elk.  Unfortunately we couldn't find an elk to save our lives.  Hiked over 115 miles that week and never heard a bugle.  This year his block leave falls over Christmas and the new year so we are gonna try and do AZ archery mule deer.
thats awesome, my sons block leave is at the same time, he gets to be home for his 21st bday but then heads to asscrackistan jan 4 , I sure hope you guys get what your after in AZ. sounds like your gonna have two great hunts this year :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on July 15, 2016, 08:36:04 AM
I'm a selfish bastahd and there are very few people I'd be more happy to see with a quality bull tag than me.  This one is at the top of my list!  I will be following as best I can every step of the journey. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Eric M on July 15, 2016, 08:40:52 AM
Great tribute to your brother.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TC_outdoorsman on July 15, 2016, 08:52:05 AM
Congrats on the tag and good luck this season! I will be following along for your adventure!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on July 15, 2016, 09:27:43 AM
Karl ,CONGRATS !!!!!!  I really get off following you guys hunting but the other day I looked in the box and found a alternate any bull tag down the ridge from you guys !!!! Karma has struck us big time. I didn't think I would be drawn again till I reached my 80 th birthday. I've been making puppies for a long time working for the lazy B  so I'm going to have to follow along in your workout thread hopefully some of that will rub off on me. At least I think I'm 35 again although my Chiro keep telling me I should think about taking it a little easyer. Like that's going to happen !    My shoulder still has problems and our Friend  Cory with all his kindness is going to help me out with a child's bow  for the season karma struck again. Hope we both Tag Out on the same day. I was going to come up to your camp this year but that probably won't happen now. Best of luck,good hunting Lord be with us for a fruitful hunt this year Getsum
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: muleyslayer on July 15, 2016, 10:16:49 AM
Good luck! I hope you get a big bull in your brothers honor
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Watimberghost on July 15, 2016, 10:31:09 AM
You too are a great, positive contributor to this forum, and I'm sure to everyone around you. Your hard work and preparation alone is more than enough to make your big brother proud! Really looking forward to seeing pics of that smile on your face when you have your hands around those giant antlers  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: blackpowderhunter on July 15, 2016, 10:57:51 AM
Awesome!
Looking forward to following along
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 11:08:34 AM
Karl ,CONGRATS !!!!!!  I really get off following you guys hunting but the other day I looked in the box and found a alternate any bull tag down the ridge from you guys !!!! Karma has struck us big time. I didn't think I would be drawn again till I reached my 80 th birthday. I've been making puppies for a long time working for the lazy B  so I'm going to have to follow along in your workout thread hopefully some of that will rub off on me. At least I think I'm 35 again although my Chiro keep telling me I should think about taking it a little easyer. Like that's going to happen !    My shoulder still has problems and our Friend  Cory with all his kindness is going to help me out with a child's bow  for the season karma struck again. Hope we both Tag Out on the same day. I was going to come up to your camp this year but that probably won't happen now. Best of luck,good hunting Lord be with us for a fruitful hunt this year Getsum
You dog!!!!  Hey when you shoot another 400"er, line me out on those little 350 bulls! :chuckle:  congrats my friend!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on July 15, 2016, 12:51:12 PM
Will do ,  I'm going for a monster spike this time with at least 3 footers LOL
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: LittleJohn on July 15, 2016, 02:03:01 PM
good luck
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: pianoman9701 on July 15, 2016, 02:21:36 PM
You're a great tribute to your brother, Karl. Keep crushing it. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on July 15, 2016, 02:31:15 PM
This is gonna be good!!!!! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buckewe on July 15, 2016, 02:35:19 PM
Good luck it will be a hunt that stays with you forever.bag a biggun
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Odell on July 15, 2016, 03:08:02 PM
Can't wait to follow along. My best friend who was like a brother to me was killed suddenly about two months ago and I immediately entered my fat butt into the triathlon he was training for when he died. The motivation response was unexpected for me. I can relate to your experience about tragedy working itself in redemptive ways in your own life. I can't wait to read more about your hunt!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: b.roberts on July 15, 2016, 04:03:29 PM
I wish you all the best.  Good luck.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 15, 2016, 04:44:01 PM
This is going to be an epic hunt...I'll be following this...good luck and get that monster bull he dreamed of  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 15, 2016, 08:51:50 PM
Any guess on the number of pages before Mr big takes a dirt nap ?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkh8me on July 15, 2016, 09:21:15 PM
We are all rooting for you!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 15, 2016, 09:22:15 PM
Any guess on the number of pages before Mr big takes a dirt nap ?

I'm guessing 20
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 09:32:49 PM
Thanks again everyone!  Starting this thread will also serve as more motivation to keep grinding as I know there are folks rooting me on :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 09:37:11 PM
So three weeks ago, I found a bachelor group of 8 bulls.  Several I believe may make the cut come game day.  Sorry the pics suck.  I forgot my phone scope, so I was free handing it and the bulls were several miles away.  Sun glate was pretty bad as well.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 09:42:48 PM
One bull in particular stood out.  He kept his distance a bit from the rest of the group, but his size was very noticeable.  Huge mass and very respectable fronts.  Tops were still balled up, so I know he had lots more growing to do.  As conservative as I can be, I put him at 304".  If he adds 25-30", which I think he will, he should finish out at or above the magic 350" mark! 

I've tried very hard to not hit the same piece of dirt twice, as I want to see as much of the trail systems, and ridges as I can, but I will be back on this bull again soon.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: _TONY_ on July 15, 2016, 09:43:45 PM
Awesome! In your last pic, that bull looks like he's going to be a good one...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebrush on July 15, 2016, 09:59:35 PM
One bull in particular stood out.  He kept his distance a bit from the rest of the group, but his size was very noticeable.  Huge mass and very respectable fronts.  Tops were still balled up, so I know he had lots more growing to do.  As conservative as I can be, I put him at 304".  If he adds 25-30", which I think he will, he should finish out at or above the magic 350" mark! 

I've tried very hard to not hit the same piece of dirt twice, as I want to see as much of the trail systems, and ridges as I can, but I will be back on this bull again soon.

He will be a hog!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Shawn Ryan on July 15, 2016, 10:22:30 PM
Keep at the work and scouting. When its hard, hold onto those memories. You'll do the hunt right. You have the heart for it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 15, 2016, 10:27:21 PM
He has a very good wife too !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 15, 2016, 10:34:17 PM
He has a very good wife too !
Or does she have a really great boyfriend :dunno:

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 15, 2016, 11:46:37 PM
He has a very good wife too !
Or does she have a really great boyfriend :dunno:

 :chuckle:

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 06:57:24 AM
He has a very good wife too !
Or does she have a really great boyfriend :dunno:

 :chuckle:

 :chuckle:
hey don't laugh!  It took me a long time to find him, but now I get to hunt all I want 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 16, 2016, 07:48:50 AM
He has a very good wife too !
Or does she have a really great boyfriend :dunno:

 :chuckle:

 :chuckle:
hey don't laugh!  It took me a long time to find him, but now I get to hunt all I want 8)

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 11:30:48 AM
So since that darn tree fell on my house, my conditioning has sucked this week.  To make up for it, Sagewalker (trevor) and I hit the stadium for a pick me up suck fest!  With busy wives, and dad duties for the day, we loaded up packs, kids, and dog and got after it! 

All went well till we were loading up to leave and kid on a bike went riding by on the main road a few hundred yards away.  Lucy couldn't stand it and had to go say hello :bash:  As fast as she could run, off she went!  Long story short, she got rolled by a Ford Explorer!  Somehow she came out of it with only a broken leg.

HUGE HUGE HUGE HUGE THANK YOU to Trevor for having my back and wrangling kids and dog with me, not only when it happened, but also at the vet clinic!  Couldn't have done it without you buddy :tup:

Surgery, pins, and a few grand later, she will be all right.  I've had to put down two dogs in the last two years, and I'll be darned if it was gonna be three.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 11:33:15 AM
Hudson was even getting a good pump :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 11:34:49 AM
Got to run the new duplex hunter frame today!  Yep.....carries like a kifaru  8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 11:36:35 AM
Lastly, Lucy, aka Lucifer, with her splint.  Pre surgery
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 16, 2016, 12:04:15 PM
Sorry for the luck with your dog....glad she came out ok....now you'll have to just put her in your pack and train with her  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on July 16, 2016, 01:14:00 PM
Best of luck. Following along...I know you and the crew know that area well, but if you want to pick my brain and get my deepest and darkest secrets about that area just PM me..been hunting it since 96 and have my share of steep and deep holes where the Goliath's roam. I would gladly share that Intel to assist in your success.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 01:26:18 PM
Best of luck. Following along...I know you and the crew know that area well, but if you want to pick my brain and get my deepest and darkest secrets about that area just PM me..been hunting it since 96 and have my share of steep and deep holes where the Goliath's roam. I would gladly share that Intel to assist in your success.
I appreciate the offer brother, but I think that you are thinking of the wrong GMU 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on July 16, 2016, 01:29:48 PM
Best of luck. Following along...I know you and the crew know that area well, but if you want to pick my brain and get my deepest and darkest secrets about that area just PM me..been hunting it since 96 and have my share of steep and deep holes where the Goliath's roam. I would gladly share that Intel to assist in your success.
I appreciate the offer brother, but I think that you are thinking of the wrong GMU 8)

If its a 300 gmu...well, I've been around. ;)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 04:39:04 PM
Got home to a couple presents on the door step this afternoon :IBCOOL:  Added a few more Rad Ticons to the arsenal and my new boots got here already!  Scarpa kenisis pro gtx.  Ive always been a 10" mountain boot kind of guy so we will see how I like these.  May make the cut, may not.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DIYARCHERYJUNKIE on July 16, 2016, 04:50:47 PM
I like the boots.  Might have to get a pair.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 05:05:21 PM
I like the boots.  Might have to get a pair.
found em for cheap on Amazon.  Prime put em here in 2 days :IBCOOL:  like I said, I'm a bit nervous as I've always ran a stiff, high top mountaineering boot.  I'm always down for trying new gear though
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on July 16, 2016, 05:38:04 PM
I bought a pair of kinesis pros from lathrop and sons in december. Couple scouting  trips on them and im really liking  them so far other than hot feet in the summer  weather. I like this size of boot until it i get into deep snow.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 05:44:31 PM
I bought a pair of kinesis pros from lathrop and sons in december. Couple scouting  trips on them and im really liking  them so far other than hot feet in the summer  weather. I like this size of boot until it i get into deep snow.
Thank you!  Good to know.   :tup:  Yeah they will be an early to mid season boot only.  The Lowa's and the meindl's will come out for the later seasons
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on July 16, 2016, 06:02:42 PM
Getting packages in the mail can get addicting. Seems like there's  always  deals online :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 06:06:19 PM
Getting packages in the mail can get addicting. Seems like there's  always  deals online :chuckle:
Oh man tell me about it!  Not only have I been buying some stuff, but my good buddy Jeremie is the opposite of a gear junkie, but needs to upgrade a bunch of stuff.  He gave me his credit card info, a basic list of stuff he needs like shelter, backpack, sleep pad, sleeping bag, etc. and said go nuts :chuckle:  Hence the reason I was running a new duplex hunter frame with kyrptek DT1 :IBCOOL:  Everything ships to my house so I can inspect (play with) it :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Russ McDonald on July 16, 2016, 06:18:46 PM
Tagging along for the epic ride. Congrats on the draw and good luck my friend.   Sorry to hear about your dog.   Saw it on Facebook and she looks just like my dog Remi.  Hope she gets well soon.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DIYARCHERYJUNKIE on July 16, 2016, 08:37:41 PM
Getting packages in the mail can get addicting. Seems like there's  always  deals online :chuckle:
Oh man tell me about it!  Not only have I been buying some stuff, but my good buddy Jeremie is the opposite of a gear junkie, but needs to upgrade a bunch of stuff.  He gave me his credit card info, a basic list of stuff he needs like shelter, backpack, sleep pad, sleeping bag, etc. and said go nuts :chuckle:  Hence the reason I was running a new duplex hunter frame with kyrptek DT1 :IBCOOL:  Everything ships to my house so I can inspect (play with) it :chuckle:

I grabbed the tac duplex with the DT1 bag and guide lid a few months back and wow.  Packing gear has never been easier.  Cant wait to get it bloody.  Its stuffed w scouting gear for the am as we speak.  I put way more than I ever carry so well see. 

I like the boots.  Might have to get a pair.
found em for cheap on Amazon.  Prime put em here in 2 days :IBCOOL:  like I said, I'm a bit nervous as I've always ran a stiff, high top mountaineering boot.  I'm always down for trying new gear though

Yeah Im still running the kenetreks Mountain boots from a few years back and might not be able to live without the still sole and ankle support.  But they are a pain on the gravel roads I walk in on to hunt.  Just need them to get off the road. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on July 16, 2016, 09:36:50 PM
Getting packages in the mail can get addicting. Seems like there's  always  deals online :chuckle:
Oh man tell me about it!  Not only have I been buying some stuff, but my good buddy Jeremie is the opposite of a gear junkie, but needs to upgrade a bunch of stuff.  He gave me his credit card info, a basic list of stuff he needs like shelter, backpack, sleep pad, sleeping bag, etc. and said go nuts :chuckle:  Hence the reason I was running a new duplex hunter frame with kyrptek DT1 :IBCOOL:  Everything ships to my house so I can inspect (play with) it :chuckle:
Sounds like a pretty cool shopping trip! Those boots look like they'll handle all you can dish out til the flakes fly...and could keep going w/gaiters. Wore through a number of high top boots. Then found a niner that I love. Lighter, plenty of support under up to 80#s. Loving the spirit of this thread.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 09:46:49 PM
Getting packages in the mail can get addicting. Seems like there's  always  deals online :chuckle:
Oh man tell me about it!  Not only have I been buying some stuff, but my good buddy Jeremie is the opposite of a gear junkie, but needs to upgrade a bunch of stuff.  He gave me his credit card info, a basic list of stuff he needs like shelter, backpack, sleep pad, sleeping bag, etc. and said go nuts :chuckle:  Hence the reason I was running a new duplex hunter frame with kyrptek DT1 :IBCOOL:  Everything ships to my house so I can inspect (play with) it :chuckle:
Sounds like a pretty cool shopping trip! Those boots look like they'll handle all you can dish out til the flakes fly...and could keep going w/gaiters. Wore through a number of high top boots. Then found a niner that I love. Lighter, plenty of support under up to 80#s. Loving the spirit of this thread.
wore them tonight for some arrow flinging and was really surprised at how much ankle support they gave me when all laced up.  Pretty comfy boot right out of the gate.  Few pressure points but I'm sure they will stretch out and not be an issue :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on July 16, 2016, 10:43:08 PM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 16, 2016, 10:46:34 PM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:
  impossible 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: pope on July 17, 2016, 06:25:57 AM
Have a great adventure! The anticipation can be almost as good as the hunt. Know that your brother will be there every step.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: dreamingbig on July 17, 2016, 07:36:27 AM
Loving every piece of this thread minus the tree on the house and broken leg on your lab.  New gear is great!  You can kill with old gear but doing it with new gear is better!  I have the new Kifaru duplex frame and love it.  Have the previous gen too... Some say I have a Kifaru problem.  I just like to think I have a pack frame for my buddy to use!  Best of luck.  Great bull you found scouting.


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on July 17, 2016, 07:44:46 AM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:

Not even an option....
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: haugenna on July 17, 2016, 08:01:23 AM
Tagging along. Good luck Karl. That last bull pic looks like he is in the clouds with the sun glare. I doubt that was a coincidence.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 17, 2016, 08:05:06 AM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:

Not even an option....
It'll be hard enough to keep Karl focused on elk and not getting side tracked and distracted if he sees a buck.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on July 17, 2016, 08:49:03 AM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:

Not even an option....
It'll be hard enough to keep Karl focused on elk and not getting side tracked and distracted if he sees a buck.  :chuckle:

I understand completely.  All my best elk hunts are the ones where I come home with a big buck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: demontang on July 17, 2016, 09:32:04 AM
If you need anything I'm around and will help when I can just let me know :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 02:24:39 PM
Loving every piece of this thread minus the tree on the house and broken leg on your lab.  New gear is great!  You can kill with old gear but doing it with new gear is better!  I have the new Kifaru duplex frame and love it.  Have the previous gen too... Some say I have a Kifaru problem.  I just like to think I have a pack frame for my buddy to use!  Best of luck.  Great bull you found scouting.


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Stop it with that nonsense!  It has taken me years to convince my wife that you cannot kill anything with old gear and you wanna mess that up with your blatantly wreckless and out right dangerous comment :dunno:  How dare you >:( >:(
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 02:26:59 PM
You're  going  to forget all about them mule deer :chuckle:

Not even an option....
It'll be hard enough to keep Karl focused on elk and not getting side tracked and distracted if he sees a buck.  :chuckle:

I understand completely.  All my best elk hunts are the ones where I come home with a big buck!
Haha!  You guys know me too well!  But I have promised myself that I will not detour from elk hunting unless he is a 150" or better.........or 140" with good eye guards..........or a nice 3pt............or legal :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 02:37:14 PM
Well I guess the saying holds true!  Bad stuff happens in three's :bash:  In an effort to be a good husband (and to do my duties so I can get back to scouting) I made a run up the hill to cut a load of wood.  Not only did I have to resort to slumming a load of lodgepole, but I snagged a stump backing out a skid road and jacked up my bumper :bash:  Tree, dog, truck!  All in a week.  Got the bad three out of the way though so should be smooth sailing through hunting season :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 02:41:11 PM
Bucking a saw and swinging a maul is the best workout there is!  Am I the only one who just can't leave that last piece, know matter how small it is :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 17, 2016, 03:36:48 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on July 17, 2016, 04:54:49 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:

Lmao
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 05:04:08 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
  hey I'm trying to be like Obama and completely transparent with all that I do :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 05:05:58 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
  but yeah, it made me feel dirty inside.  I covered my license plate and wore my sunglasses the whole way home....
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: JJB11B on July 17, 2016, 05:56:21 PM
Well I guess the saying holds true!  Bad stuff happens in three's :bash:  In an effort to be a good husband (and to do my duties so I can get back to scouting) I made a run up the hill to cut a load of wood.  Not only did I have to resort to slumming a load of lodgepole, but I snagged a stump backing out a skid road and jacked up my bumper :bash:  Tree, dog, truck!  All in a week.  Got the bad three out of the way though so should be smooth sailing through hunting season :chuckle:
I bought a replacement bumper for my 08 Tundra off Rock Auto for WAAAAAY less than anyone would sell me around here, I hit a deer 3 weeks ago so I'm fixing to order another
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 06:04:06 PM
Well I guess the saying holds true!  Bad stuff happens in three's :bash:  In an effort to be a good husband (and to do my duties so I can get back to scouting) I made a run up the hill to cut a load of wood.  Not only did I have to resort to slumming a load of lodgepole, but I snagged a stump backing out a skid road and jacked up my bumper :bash:  Tree, dog, truck!  All in a week.  Got the bad three out of the way though so should be smooth sailing through hunting season :chuckle:
I bought a replacement bumper for my 08 Tundra off Rock Auto for WAAAAAY less than anyone would sell me around here, I hit a deer 3 weeks ago so I'm fixing to order another
  Good to know thank you!  I'm still stewing over it  :bash:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on July 17, 2016, 06:14:58 PM
I must have been in outer space the past month or so!!! I didn't notice your post till last night... Good luck cant wait to read the story ad see the pictures. Going to be epic for sure...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: JJB11B on July 17, 2016, 06:27:09 PM
My conditioning the last two weeks has SUCKED!!!!  This last weekend was our 3rd annual Run to Remember, fallen heroes 5k that my mother and I put on here in my home town.  It's a crazy amount of work and the candle got burned at both ends.   We had an amazing turnout this year though.  With over 200 participants and over $9,000 raised for the USO, I feel like I'm finally earning the freedoms that I've been given!

 THEN, on sunday, a tree fell on my house!  So this week has been clean up and insurance BS.  Gonna hit the high school today though, then wood cutting saturday and a run and gun scouting trip sunday to check on a bull.
I Know that guy! The E-7 shaking the guys hand..... He was in my Plt. a long time ago...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 17, 2016, 06:31:34 PM
Good to get it all out of the way buddy !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 17, 2016, 09:21:16 PM
Hey now you have an excuse to get that deer slayer bumper for your truck  :chuckle:

(http://bumpersuperstore.com/images/F65646165)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 09:26:22 PM
Hey now you have an excuse to get that deer slayer bumper for your truck  :chuckle:

(http://bumpersuperstore.com/images/F65646165)
HAHA!  That almost made me shoot greek yogurt out my nose ( yeah yogurt, semi clean eating sucks :bash:)

I may just leave it till this hunt is over.  my drives to the mountains have been sketchy with all the deer and elk around.  May get me some road kill yet this year :bdid:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 09:27:44 PM
This dude did not care about me this morning at all :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on July 17, 2016, 09:33:39 PM
Hey now you have an excuse to get that deer slayer bumper for your truck  :chuckle:

Mount a few arrows to that baby...and your huntin' in style.  Nice!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: THunt on July 17, 2016, 09:37:52 PM
Hey that deer has an external heart! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 17, 2016, 09:38:22 PM
Quit looking at deer!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 09:41:53 PM
Quit looking at deer!
:chuckle:  I CAN'T HELP IT :bash:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 09:42:50 PM
Hey that deer has an external heart!
It was flopping around when it walked and stuff  :puke:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 17, 2016, 09:44:09 PM
Hey now you have an excuse to get that deer slayer bumper for your truck  :chuckle:

(http://bumpersuperstore.com/images/F65646165)
HAHA!  That almost made me shoot greek yogurt out my nose ( yeah yogurt, semi clean eating sucks :bash:)

I may just leave it till this hunt is over.  my drives to the mountains have been sketchy with all the deer and elk around.  May get me some road kill yet this year :bdid:

Be careful or you'll be buying that NEW "fancy" keyboard that's yogurt proof   :chuckle:


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 17, 2016, 10:20:02 PM
Hey now you have an excuse to get that deer slayer bumper for your truck  :chuckle:

Mount a few arrows to that baby...and your huntin' in style.  Nice!
think I could get one in titanium? :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 17, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
Anything is possible  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on July 18, 2016, 01:33:59 AM
Anything is possible  :chuckle:

If you got enough money!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 18, 2016, 07:25:47 AM
Anything is possible  :chuckle:

If you got enough money!

I hear pepsi pays real good
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on July 18, 2016, 07:27:42 AM
are you going to do a video of the hunt??
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on July 18, 2016, 07:33:06 AM
Anything is possible  :chuckle:

If you got enough money!

I hear pepsi pays real good

Maybe not so well for guys that can't back a Toyota past a stump.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 07:46:30 AM
Anything is possible  :chuckle:

If you got enough money!

I hear pepsi pays real good

Maybe not so well for guys that can't back a Toyota past a stump.  :chuckle:
I don't even have a response to this  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 07:48:41 AM
are you going to do a video of the hunt??
  probably not.  I'll have my camera and will shoot some video, but as for the hunt itself, no.  That's an element I'm really not willing to introduce.  Corey will hopefully be back calling and I'll be shooting and I'm sure as heck not gonna try and self film :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on July 18, 2016, 07:50:08 AM
If I can help with information you know I will.

Good luck, be safe, aim small, miss small.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 07:50:57 AM
Plus if you wanna see someone go full retard, watch me try and wrangle technology!  I can film but editing, posting to the internet and the like is so far beyond my skill level it isn't even funny!  Did I mention I deliver sugar water for a living?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 18, 2016, 08:05:38 AM
Plus if you wanna see someone go full retard, watch me try and wrangle technology!  I can film but editing, posting to the internet and the like is so far beyond my skill level it isn't even funny!  Did I mention I deliver sugar water for a living?  :chuckle:

Some people would say you deliver hopes and dreams plus, I hear some people call it "milk".  Throw some seeds on your truck and you'd have the golden pass. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on July 18, 2016, 10:15:43 AM
Good Luck, I will be looking forward to hearing the story of the hunt and seeing the pictures of a great bull.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: turkeydancer on July 18, 2016, 11:16:43 AM
 :tup:  Nothing best the best wishes for you BRL .... Aaronwas and still is proud of you man no matter what.

(My adopted boy Steve and family live very close to the high school).

I am in San Diego from May 16th until Sept 2nd (Navy Civilian employee), but can't wait to get home and prep for turkey, deer & elk season .... looking so forward to following the hunt ... and probably shed a tear (or two ... or more) when I hear of your successful endeavor.

 :archery_smiley:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 18, 2016, 11:42:15 AM
no pressure ! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ELKBURGER on July 18, 2016, 12:24:36 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
  hey I'm trying to be like Obama and completely transparent with all that I do :dunno:
And if you get caught, just be like Hillary, don't admit to anything and you should be home free :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 12:27:54 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
  hey I'm trying to be like Obama and completely transparent with all that I do :dunno:
And if you get caught, just be like Hillary, don't admit to anything and you should be home free :chuckle:
Oh no!!!!!!  Since I cut lodgepole, does that make me a democrat?!?!!!  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 18, 2016, 01:26:18 PM
If I slum lodge pole, I try to hide the rounds under tamarack or fir...and I don't post it on the internet  :chuckle:
  hey I'm trying to be like Obama and completely transparent with all that I do :dunno:
And if you get caught, just be like Hillary, don't admit to anything and you should be home free :chuckle:
Oh no!!!!!!  Since I cut lodgepole, does that make me a democrat?!?!!!  :yike:

I seen the "Hillary 2016" bumper sticker on your work truck, don't act surprised. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Gringo31 on July 18, 2016, 01:51:52 PM
tagging along...

BEST of Luck!  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: zackmioli on July 18, 2016, 02:58:30 PM
Definitely tagging along for this! Good luck man! This will be an epic thread by the end.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 03:03:51 PM
no pressure !
Haha!  I live to perform under pressure :chuckle:

Honestly though, the only pressure I feel for this hunt is the pressure I put on myself.   It's that way with all my hunts though.  Just part of the hunt.  I've got the elk whisperer himself for my tour guide, so all I have to do is sit back and sift through all the bulls right!?!! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 18, 2016, 06:08:56 PM
that's right pal . when you have done as many things wrong as I have you learn . should be able to drag a rag horn past you  by the last day .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fc2038 on July 18, 2016, 07:51:38 PM
Good luck on your great adventure. Go knock em down!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on July 18, 2016, 08:28:34 PM
Like I said man, you need any help. I'll be there!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 18, 2016, 08:57:27 PM
that's right pal . when you have done as many things wrong as I have you learn . should be able to drag a rag horn past you  by the last day .

Heck, I'm sure he'd tie up a goat just to provide entertainment in between bull selection.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 18, 2016, 09:21:20 PM
I can't wit to beat the crap out of a tree !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 18, 2016, 09:24:12 PM
that's right pal . when you have done as many things wrong as I have you learn . should be able to drag a rag horn past you  by the last day .

Heck, I'm sure he'd tie up a goat just to provide entertainment in between bull selection.  :chuckle:
you gonna supply fire sticks?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 18, 2016, 09:33:37 PM
LOTS of archery went down tonight!  Getting all set for the NW mountain challenge this weekend.  Tuned up my buddies prodigy and fletched him up some freedom arrows.  Sweet shooting bow!  ONLY downside to shooting Aaron's Hoyt is it leaves me with some nasty new bow withdrawal  :bash:  so any chance I have to play with a new one I jump on it :IBCOOL:

Set up ANOTHER dozen shafts of freedom arrows for myself. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: scoutdog346 on July 19, 2016, 01:38:17 AM
Thank you and your bro. so much for everthing!!!  What tag u get? You probably already know this  but practice range finding to produce as little body movement as possible when ranging your bull, as little sound as possible when ranging your bull and with the most effective target acquisition as possible when ranging your bull. As u know proficient range finding an animal can be one of the most important factors in sealing the deal yet it gets overlooked often. The  processes that go down during those final few seconds b4 the shot can be considered one of the most vulnerable times for the hunter to get busted by them dam cows! that the hunter overlooked because he might have been too focosed on that huge! bull that was about to be shot...lol. The cow sees you amd all hell breaks out with elk running all over the place. That's my advice to you. When u got your bull infront of you and u got to put your range finder up to your eye, then quietly let go of your range finder, possibly knock an arrow and draw back your bow ect. try to do all these movements without getting busted sometimes it's hard to do therefore it might be a good idea to practice. Try to do all that when their heads are down eating...lol. I I wonder if elk can't hear as well when they're chewing???...lol...Thats my stupid and obvious advice to you good luck and have fun! Im looking 4word to seeing pics.thanks again
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DIYARCHERYJUNKIE on July 19, 2016, 05:15:24 AM
Those fletchings though!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on July 19, 2016, 09:57:43 AM
My advice is don't use the toilets in Naches.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on July 19, 2016, 10:06:15 AM
Oh man this is gonna be good. Go get em tiger!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 10:38:26 AM
Those fletchings though!
yeah man!  Freedom fletchings!  Guaranteed to boost your arrow 100 fps and increase KE by 1787 percent! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 10:40:24 AM
Oh man this is gonna be good. Go get em tiger!!
Maybe next year you can draw with your 28 points  8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on July 19, 2016, 11:17:57 AM
Nobody can do a tag justice like you Karl. I would never try and follow in your footsteps!! I'll stick to applying for road-hunting-only units...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on July 19, 2016, 11:50:42 AM
Tagging along. I have a feeling this will be an epic ride. :tup: Good luck!



Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 11:53:12 AM
Nobody can do a tag justice like you Karl. I would never try and follow in your footsteps!! I'll stick to applying for road-hunting-only units...
  :chuckle: 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on July 19, 2016, 12:10:38 PM
Wow! How have I not seen this? What an inspirational thread. I'm sure your brother would be proud. Good luck. I'll definitely enjoy following this thread so keep us up to date.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on July 19, 2016, 12:20:35 PM
Going to be a bad year to be a bull elk, with your drive and determination coming his way   :yike:

I know for me, it will be an honor to have you in our camp for the quality rifle tag   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 12:31:23 PM
Wow! How have I not seen this? What an inspirational thread. I'm sure your brother would be proud. Good luck. I'll definitely enjoy following this thread so keep us up to date.

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I promise I will  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 12:45:15 PM
Going to be a bad year to be a bull elk, with your drive and determination coming his way   :yike:

I know for me, it will be an honor to have you in our camp for the quality rifle tag   :tup:
I'm pumped for your hunt buddy!  That's gonna be a fun time!  I love calling bulls and especially when the shooter has a boom stick! :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 19, 2016, 05:44:07 PM
Ihave been brushing up on calling pre rut bulls ......and now I've been guilted into hitting the gym tonight !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 06:00:48 PM
Ihave been brushing up on calling pre rut bulls ......and now I've been guilted into hitting the gym tonight !
Go easy on that ankle big guy!  You go down up there and I'm bringing you out the same way I would an elk.............boneless :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: whacker1 on July 19, 2016, 07:38:47 PM
tagging along
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 19, 2016, 08:14:46 PM
If I go down just leave me lay and harvest a bear over my carcass  !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ccortez on July 19, 2016, 08:57:10 PM
Ihave been brushing up on calling pre rut bulls ......and now I've been guilted into hitting the gym tonight !
Go easy on that ankle big guy!  You go down up there and I'm bringing you out the same way I would an elk.............boneless :chuckle:

Would you be using the gutless method?  :chuckle:
Congrats on drawing definitely gonna keep my eye on this thread and hope you get a big bull for your brother  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 09:17:17 PM
Ihave been brushing up on calling pre rut bulls ......and now I've been guilted into hitting the gym tonight !
Go easy on that ankle big guy!  You go down up there and I'm bringing you out the same way I would an elk.............boneless :chuckle:

Would you be using the gutless method?  :chuckle:
Congrats on drawing definitely gonna keep my eye on this thread and hope you get a big bull for your brother  :tup:
Oh definitely!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on July 19, 2016, 09:29:20 PM
Regardless of bull size I hope you have the best of hunts :tup:

1256 hours till go time
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 19, 2016, 09:49:44 PM
Regardless of bull size I hope you have the best of hunts :tup:

1256 hours till go time
Holy crap!  That's it!?!!!  I better get my butt in gear!!! :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on July 19, 2016, 10:23:02 PM
Regardless of bull size I hope you have the best of hunts :tup:

1256 hours till go time
Holy crap!  That's it!?!!!  I better get my butt in gear!!! :yike:

That's 52 days......my thoughts exactly !!! No way is that enough time...



Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mossyoak on July 19, 2016, 10:26:52 PM
Congrats again on the draw! I am now caught up on your journey, best of luck! I know you will do the tag justice for Aaron. Tagging along can't wait for the hunt! Get Em!  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 20, 2016, 06:43:29 AM
Congrats again on the draw! I am now caught up on your journey, best of luck! I know you will do the tag justice for Aaron. Tagging along can't wait for the hunt! Get Em!  :tup:
thanks buddy :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BGLEMIN on July 21, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
As with others on here, I'm on the edge of my seat for your hunt!! Best of luck!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 21, 2016, 01:06:28 PM
"Backpack Thursday" tonight at the selah high school at 7pm.  As I said before, open invite for all who want to come out.  We are a pretty sad bunch so if you are looking for a next level workout, you will be disappointed  :chuckle:  we get a good sweat worked up though :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Gringo31 on July 21, 2016, 01:19:51 PM
If you were closer I'd consider it.....


Good news is if I came you'd feel much better about yourself  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ccortez on July 21, 2016, 01:21:39 PM
If you were closer I'd consider it.....


Good news is if I came you'd feel much better about yourself  :chuckle:

 :yeah: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: robertsjd on July 22, 2016, 10:16:34 AM
idk why Im just now seeing this thread but looks like im missing out on the party ! congrats on the draw looks like some excellent pre season homework is going down !! I love it best of luck to you man the stress of having a bull tag myself is starting to hit me ! less than 2 months until go time  :yike: !!! but ill be following along man best of luck to you !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: adamR on July 22, 2016, 10:25:15 AM
Congrats on the tag, you're brother would be proud!  Can't wait to follow the rest of it!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 23, 2016, 06:53:58 AM
Northwest Mountain Challenge!!!!!!  Met a bunch of huntwa dudes last night and got to run the Badger Hole through some rain last night and it did great.  Although my pitch job is a bit rough due to the whole gravel (asphalt ) parking lot thing :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on July 23, 2016, 07:12:11 AM
great to meet you Carl, good luck today.  Maybe I'll bring my John Denver on the mountain today!! :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: robertsjd on July 23, 2016, 07:41:32 AM
I'll be up that way tonight
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 23, 2016, 08:08:57 AM
What's wrong with your front bumper?? :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bulldogs40 on July 23, 2016, 05:56:01 PM
The Badger is awesome!!!! Best of luck with the hunt. I'll be tagging along! :hello:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on July 23, 2016, 07:43:56 PM
What's wrong with your front bumper?? :chuckle:

Something doesn't look right there...   :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 23, 2016, 07:53:58 PM
What's wrong with your front bumper?? :chuckle:

Something doesn't look right there...   :dunno:
:chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 23, 2016, 08:57:47 PM
What's wrong with your front bumper?? :chuckle:

Something doesn't look right there...   :dunno:
:chuckle:
I hate you guys.........








 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 23, 2016, 08:59:15 PM
Pure elevation course was no joke!  Probably the toughest course I've shot to date.  Met some new friends, shot some targets with Phelps, and am having just a darn good time
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on July 23, 2016, 08:59:58 PM
Pure elevation course was no joke!  Probably the toughest course I've shot to date.  Met some new friends, shot some targets with Phelps, and am having just a darn good time
And you can't answer a simple text :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 23, 2016, 09:02:31 PM
Yeah that's my arrow at the front of the arrow train!  Thanks Scott! :bash: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rosscrazyelk on July 24, 2016, 07:12:03 AM
Will the challenge be at stevans pass again next year?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 24, 2016, 08:35:11 AM
Will the challenge be at stevans pass again next year?
  Sounds like it.  I sure hope so at least. Hell of a good time.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 24, 2016, 09:30:25 PM
Love coming home to amazon prime boxes :IBCOOL:  olive oil and tapatio in every MH :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: cle elum bowhunter on July 24, 2016, 10:29:30 PM
Something I don't know about that combination?  Does it make you scent neutral to the elk? I've never had a mountain house diet bind me up, the opposite if anything so wouldn't the olive oil be counter productive? 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 06:38:07 AM
 :chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on July 25, 2016, 07:05:00 AM
Yeah that's my arrow at the front of the arrow train!  Thanks Scott! :bash: :chuckle:
That's funny, that target turned on us to.  How'd you like those mosquitoes on that hole!! Great time was had, that extreme course lived up to its name!  Can't wait for next year.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: blackpowderhunter on July 25, 2016, 07:43:09 AM
:chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
check out this site..you can order a bit less than the amazon bulk size in some pretty awesome sauce packets!
http://www.minimus.biz/Condiments.aspx
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 07:44:26 AM
Yeah that's my arrow at the front of the arrow train!  Thanks Scott! :bash: :chuckle:
That's funny, that target turned on us to.  How'd you like those mosquitoes on that hole!! Great time was had, that extreme course lived up to its name!  Can't wait for next year.
  yeah that was next level stuff!  Loved it though!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 07:45:30 AM
:chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
check out this site..you can order a bit less than the amazon bulk size in some pretty awesome sauce packets!
http://www.minimus.biz/Condiments.aspx
  checking it out now!  Thanks :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gotcha on July 25, 2016, 12:50:08 PM
My first Robin hood. Got to like it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on July 25, 2016, 01:47:30 PM
Something I don't know about that combination?  Does it make you scent neutral to the elk? I've never had a mountain house diet bind me up, the opposite if anything so wouldn't the olive oil be counter productive? 
:chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
Whew, I was afraid it was Tapatio for flavor, olive oil for spooning after meals.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 01:49:56 PM
My first Robin hood. Got to like it.
:chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 01:53:22 PM
Something I don't know about that combination?  Does it make you scent neutral to the elk? I've never had a mountain house diet bind me up, the opposite if anything so wouldn't the olive oil be counter productive? 
:chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
Whew, I was afraid it was Tapatio for flavor, olive oil for spooning after meals.
I run a solo shelter thank you very much!  :nono:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ccortez on July 25, 2016, 02:18:59 PM
Something I don't know about that combination?  Does it make you scent neutral to the elk? I've never had a mountain house diet bind me up, the opposite if anything so wouldn't the olive oil be counter productive? 
:chuckle: purely a calorie and flavor thing.  Tuna packets and MH always get an olive oil.  Boosts calories, enhances flavor and is a good source of hard to come by fats while on the mountain.  Tapatio goes in the tuna packets as well as some of the MH.
Whew, I was afraid it was Tapatio for flavor, olive oil for spooning after meals.
I run a solo shelter thank you very much!  :nono:

It's called a struggle snuggle in a solo shelter....  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on July 25, 2016, 07:41:46 PM
And I'm slowly closing this thread and onto the next one  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 07:46:40 PM
I came home to a box full of shelters from The Jon today!  I love pro staffing for Honey Badger Inc. :IBCOOL:  pics to follow!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 09:44:37 PM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 25, 2016, 10:06:52 PM
Damn, that Jonathan dude does good work.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 10:18:16 PM
Damn, that Jonathan dude does good work.
  That is why we refer to him as "The Jon"! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 25, 2016, 10:23:14 PM
That tarp is money, I had a hard time saying goodbye to it  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 25, 2016, 10:27:15 PM
That tarp is money, I had a hard time saying goodbye to it  :chuckle:
  It's for the best.  If you love something, you gotta let it go :chuckle:

Plus how am I gonna be your pro staff if you don't send me anything to do my pro staffing on :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: predatorG on July 25, 2016, 10:28:28 PM
Little late but I'm tagging this. Best of luck and God bless! This is going to be something special.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 25, 2016, 10:36:58 PM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!

4 man tipi creeping!?!? You better not name it that and expect to sell it to some natives. At least straight natives anyways because I only tipi creep with females. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on July 26, 2016, 10:38:01 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!

4 man tipi creeping!?!? You better not name it that and expect to sell it to some natives. At least straight natives anyways because I only tipi creep with females. :chuckle:
It's for the EVOO
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on July 26, 2016, 10:53:21 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 26, 2016, 11:00:08 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 26, 2016, 11:20:41 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"

Probably won't be problem for you with your Siracha infused gas!  LMAO :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 26, 2016, 11:36:02 AM
Yeah he talks a big game about nutrition but then he eats 3 quarts of jalapeño cheese dip and ruins his drawers
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 26, 2016, 11:37:26 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"

So basically you've made yourself into a burrito for bears. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 26, 2016, 11:50:37 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"

So basically you've made yourself into a burrito for bears. :chuckle:
  I run a quilt so I think it's more of taco :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 26, 2016, 11:52:42 AM
Yeah he talks a big game about nutrition but then he eats 3 quarts of jalapeño cheese dip and ruins his drawers
  This was not a good weekend for nutrition!  Besides the 2 quarts of jalapeño cheddar dip, I had like 12 hotdogs, and 7 beers!  I'm feeling it thsee last few days  :yike: :bdid:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on July 27, 2016, 08:34:30 AM
Yeah he talks a big game about nutrition but then he eats 3 quarts of jalapeño cheese dip and ruins his drawers

Don't forget the 3 lbs of sour patch kids per day...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 27, 2016, 08:44:08 AM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"

Probably won't be problem for you with your Siracha infused gas!  LMAO :chuckle:
You have no idea! I sat in a bear blind with that rotten  smelly thing for 5 hours 2 days in a row! I barely survived!  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 27, 2016, 08:52:36 AM
 :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 27, 2016, 09:22:21 AM
Yeah he talks a big game about nutrition but then he eats 3 quarts of jalapeño cheese dip and ruins his drawers

Don't forget the 3 lbs of sour patch kids per day...
  this is just slanderous talk! It was only A2 pound bag from Fred Meyer and I only ate like three-quarters of it the whole weekend.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 27, 2016, 09:23:26 AM
BullBlaster talks a big game but he was matching me round for round! In all seriousness I don't know how we killed a bear that weekend :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ccortez on July 27, 2016, 09:29:48 AM
Stink bait....

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 27, 2016, 01:02:15 PM
Stink bait....

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 :yeah: I was just going to say, wouldn't the smell of death attract predators??? :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 27, 2016, 01:12:24 PM
BullBlaster talks a big game but he was matching me round for round! In all seriousness I don't know how we killed a bear that weekend :chuckle:
It's in good practice to always fight fire with fire!  :yike:
But I agree. No way I thought we were killing anything.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gotcha on July 27, 2016, 05:28:57 PM
We need more elk talk Karl. Get on it. We want pics.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on July 27, 2016, 09:59:29 PM
4 man creepy tipi and one ultra light death tarp!  Super pumped to have the death tarp for these warm weeks of scouting coming up!  This thing is never leaving my pack ever!
I love the death tarp, I used to do similar but more white trash with paracord and disposable painter's tarps.  Paracord between two trees, tarp over the paracord, and two sections of downed tree or large branches in lieu of pegging it down.  Less than 1lb, I spent MANY 2-4 day spike camp trips with just those for shelter, it is pretty intense lying under a completely transparent cover during a thunder-booming deluge!  Best part was just stuffing the tarp in the bottom for the pack for the trip out, sometimes used to wrap boned out meat and as a ground cloth for deboning - and throw it in the trash when you get home.
  yeah the only downside is you don't have 4 walls so the bears are free to come and go as they please.  Hence the name....."death trap"

Probably won't be problem for you with your Siracha infused gas!  LMAO :chuckle:
You have no idea! I sat in a bear blind with that rotten  smelly thing for 5 hours 2 days in a row! I barely survived!  :yike:
Try running the bleachers at the high school behind him :puke:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 27, 2016, 10:36:19 PM
We need more elk talk Karl. Get on it. We want pics.
You and me both dude  :bash:  I've gotta knock out two more loads of wood this weekend to top off the stack for the winter, then I have a pile of reloading and shooting to finish, but after this weekend it will be at least one overnight trip a weekend till season, and more pics I promise!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 28, 2016, 08:27:47 AM
Johnaton is hooking me upo with a bug proof death tarp ......thanks for the sweet deal ! and no karl you cant climb in .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on July 28, 2016, 08:30:38 AM
Johnaton is hooking me upo with a bug proof death tarp ......thanks for the sweet deal ! and no karl you cant climb in .
How do you make a bug proof death tarp? Is it also bear proof?... Ahh heck you would just cuddle with the bear anyhow.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 28, 2016, 09:25:17 AM
from what I hear Jons the man !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 04:45:15 PM
I'm not going to lie, I am not looking forward 2 backpack Thursday's today! I'm going to chalk this evening up to misery training. :bdid: :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on July 28, 2016, 04:51:07 PM
I'm not going to lie, I am not looking forward 2 backpack Thursday's today! I'm going to chalk this evening up to misery training. :bdid: :yike:
Yikes I'm not looking forward to it either!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on July 28, 2016, 05:41:14 PM
Drink up, I nearly passed out today running the big hill
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 28, 2016, 06:25:15 PM
guys that's just dumb ! trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 06:30:41 PM
I'm sitting here hydrating and I'm kind of bored so I thought I'd add todays workout on here. 

400 meter warm up jog
stretch
1 round of stadium stairs (pack)

drop pack

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

60 second break

1 round of stadium stairs (pack)
20 bleacher step ups w/pack

60 second break

2 sets stadium stair sprints (no pack)

vomit in the grass

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

short uncontrollable sob

2 min rest

4 hill sprints w/pack

cool down walk
stretch

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 06:31:28 PM
guys that's just dumb ! trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running .
Its cooling down nicely now.  its only 97 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on July 28, 2016, 06:45:28 PM
guys that's just dumb ! trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running .
Its cooling down nicely now.  its only 97 :chuckle:

Hey. Look at the bright side. There's a 1% chance of rain.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 06:57:27 PM
guys that's just dumb ! trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running .
Its cooling down nicely now.  its only 97 :chuckle:

Hey. Look at the bright side. There's a 1% chance of rain.
:chuckle: that literally made me laugh out loud!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 07:07:34 PM
Let's do this! Yeah yeah I know I'm 5 min late :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on July 28, 2016, 07:14:34 PM
I'm sitting here hydrating and I'm kind of bored so I thought I'd add todays workout on here. 

400 meter warm up jog
stretch
1 round of stadium stairs (pack)

drop pack

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

60 second break

1 round of stadium stairs (pack)
20 bleacher step ups w/pack

60 second break

2 sets stadium stair sprints (no pack)

vomit in the grass

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

short uncontrollable sob

2 min rest

4 hill sprints w/pack

cool down walk
stretch

Yuk....

I have a 250 yard hill loop, first 100 yards is 15 degrees,then 50 yards of 45-55 degree, then 50 yards of 15 deg,then another 50 yard 45-55 deg....then it loops back to its self on relatively mild slope

80 pounds on the pack....walk the first time for warm up...then walk the mild parts & run the steep parts for 5 more consecutive loops....very controled & slow on the way down

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Backstraps on July 28, 2016, 07:25:10 PM
I'm sitting here hydrating and I'm kind of bored so I thought I'd add todays workout on here. 

400 meter warm up jog
stretch
1 round of stadium stairs (pack)

drop pack

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

60 second break

1 round of stadium stairs (pack)
20 bleacher step ups w/pack

60 second break

2 sets stadium stair sprints (no pack)

vomit in the grass

50 yd sprint
10 lunges
50 yd sprint
20 pushups
50 yd sprint
20 squats
1 min plank

short uncontrollable sob

2 min rest

4 hill sprints w/pack

cool down walk
stretch
Good work Karl!!! This thread is inspiring me!  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 08:18:23 PM
Well that really sucked! We did not finish. We skipped out on the weighted Hill runs. We did everything else go by the end we were pretty cooked from the Heat! SageWalker is a beast and thank goodness he's there to keep my ass stepping!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 28, 2016, 08:42:17 PM
Add some fat onto your bones that way you can pack less food  in.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 08:46:13 PM
Add some fat onto your bones that way you can pack less food  in.  :chuckle:
  Apparently I lack the ability to bulk up :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 28, 2016, 08:50:20 PM
You waste to much time refueling , that's time we could be hunting  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 09:24:17 PM
You waste to much time refueling , that's time we could be hunting  :chuckle:
well I just crushed 3 big deer round steaks and a pile of baked zucchini fries so I should be good for an hour or so :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on July 28, 2016, 09:30:01 PM
Sorry I missed it, but know I was in route when my car took a crap on me  :bash: :bash:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 28, 2016, 09:35:50 PM
Sorry I missed it, but know I was in route when my car took a crap on me  :bash: :bash:
suuure :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on July 29, 2016, 06:59:32 AM
Looks like I need to step up my endurance each day to keep up with you when we get to my hunt. But to steal the line from coachcw: "trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running". 
My thought is to let the .300 Weatherby do the running for me   :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 29, 2016, 07:07:18 AM
Looks like I need to step up my endurance each day to keep up with you when we get to my hunt. But to steal the line from coachcw: "trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running". 
My thought is to let the .300 Weatherby do the running for me   :chuckle:
  well in my defense, I never claimed to be smart, and know one has ever accused me of it either  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: predatorG on July 29, 2016, 09:00:01 AM
Looks like I need to step up my endurance each day to keep up with you when we get to my hunt. But to steal the line from coachcw: "trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running". 
My thought is to let the .300 Weatherby do the running for me   :chuckle:
  well in my defense, I never claimed to be smart, and know one has ever accused me of it either  :chuckle:

No*

 :chuckle:  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 29, 2016, 09:52:48 AM
Looks like I need to step up my endurance each day to keep up with you when we get to my hunt. But to steal the line from coachcw: "trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running". 
My thought is to let the .300 Weatherby do the running for me   :chuckle:
  well in my defense, I never claimed to be smart, and know one has ever accused me of it either  :chuckle:

No*

 :chuckle:  :chuckle:
talk to text  :bash:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 29, 2016, 05:15:48 PM
Looks like I need to step up my endurance each day to keep up with you when we get to my hunt. But to steal the line from coachcw: "trust a old wise man . walk up the hill and shoot a bull .....its way easier than running". 
My thought is to let the .300 Weatherby do the running for me   :chuckle:
  well in my defense, I never claimed to be smart, and know one has ever accused me of it either  :chuckle:

No*

 :chuckle:  :chuckle:
talk to text  :bash:

Suuure   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on July 29, 2016, 08:43:24 PM
I figured you'd have a bull picked out and named by now!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 29, 2016, 08:53:15 PM
I figured you'd have a bull picked out and named by now!
  Dude that would take way to much prior planning.  I just want to load up and go on a 12 day run and gun adventure.  I figure if we call in every bull in a 20 mile radius there is bound to be a good one :chuckle: 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on July 29, 2016, 08:57:19 PM
I figured you'd have a bull picked out and named by now!
  Dude that would take way to much prior planning.  I just want to load up and go on a 12 day run and gun adventure.  I figure if we call in every bull in a 20 mile radius there is bound to be a good one :chuckle:

That's  pretty good! I usually  call in 1 bull in a 20 mile radius.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 29, 2016, 09:21:11 PM
I'm gonna go check out some more terrain tomorrow ... while Karls  cutting fire wood .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 29, 2016, 09:37:58 PM
I'm gonna go check out some more terrain tomorrow ... while Karls  cutting fire wood .
  funny you mentioned that!  I decided it was gonna be too hot to cut wood, so I packed for a run and gun :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 29, 2016, 09:38:45 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 30, 2016, 03:05:44 AM
0300 alarm clocks suck!!!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Duckslayer89 on July 30, 2016, 03:18:26 AM
0300 alarm clocks suck!!!!!

Ha I'm still at work tell me about it! You on a scouting bear trip combo?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 30, 2016, 03:46:53 AM
0300 alarm clocks suck!!!!!

Ha I'm still at work tell me about it! You on a scouting bear trip combo?
  bears must be allergic to me, because I run around in some areas that are prime, spend countless hours behind my glass and I never see any.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 30, 2016, 07:53:34 AM
This is my "I got up at 0230, hiked for two hours in the dark, summited a mountain peak, to be able to glass up large bull elk.....Only to be hazed in by sweltering heat and some random smoke", look :bash:

When life gives you lemons though, you make lemonade.......or in my case, two vias and a chili mac MH, then a nap :chuckle:

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 30, 2016, 07:58:51 AM
I did have a cow at 45 yards this morning though.  You know you are an east sider when a fat cow gets you all excited :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gotcha on July 30, 2016, 08:12:27 AM
Now that's better
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 30, 2016, 09:32:19 AM
That depends on the species of the "fat cow". :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 30, 2016, 10:44:04 AM
I did have a cow at 45 yards this morning though.  You know you are an east sider when a fat cow gets you all excited :drool:


Lmao!  So true.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on July 30, 2016, 12:12:58 PM
Is that an "I love you" sign for all your hunt-wa followers? Lol 

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on July 30, 2016, 12:14:33 PM
That depends on the species of the "fat cow". :chuckle:
I see what you did there haha

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on July 30, 2016, 02:47:56 PM
Is that an "I love you" sign for all your hunt-wa followers? Lol 

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That's the "I failed at finding any bulls.....but feel compelled to post pictures.......but can't post any nice scenic shots"   :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on July 30, 2016, 06:24:08 PM
While Karls was napping I was hiking my old ass up hill for hours. Again can't post pictures sorry . I did see a good bull 7x  he was fifty yards off the trail by the time I got my phone out for a picture he buggied. Ankle did well I pretty much hiked from 6 am to 4 pm I'm done for the day ! God help us getting a bull out of there.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 30, 2016, 10:04:49 PM
While Karls was napping I was hiking my old ass up hill for hours. Again can't post pictures sorry . I did see a good bull 7x  he was fifty yards off the trail by the time I got my phone out for a picture he buggied. Ankle did well I pretty much hiked from 6 am to 4 pm I'm done for the day ! God help us getting a bull out of there.

Going up those hills with a sack of meat is one thing but going down is another  :yike: I left a chunk of my butt cheek up there back in June. Slippery stuff!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on July 30, 2016, 10:08:06 PM
He probably took that at r.r. and let coach do all the hiking.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DaveMonti on July 31, 2016, 01:14:41 PM
That depends on the species of the "fat cow". :chuckle:

No, not really.  Not for an east sider.   :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on July 31, 2016, 01:46:31 PM
That depends on the species of the "fat cow". :chuckle:

No, not really.  Not for an east sider.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

Listen here little coastie.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhuntersd on August 03, 2016, 08:42:01 AM
Now this post I'm going to follow.
Congrats on the tag.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 03, 2016, 11:10:28 AM
That depends on the species of the "fat cow". :chuckle:

No, not really.  Not for an east sider.   :chuckle: :chuckle:

Listen here little coastie.  :chuckle:
To paraphrase Stephen Stills: If you can't be with the fat cow you love, honey, love the fat cow you're with
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 04, 2016, 06:57:08 AM
bump this thing ! hurry up and don't post pictures . I'm going into full rut blowing elk calls all the way home at night.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 04, 2016, 07:24:04 AM
Hey its backpack thursday :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 04, 2016, 07:25:54 AM
Hoping to get some good pictures on sunday.  Got the fancy camera figured out I think.  Wife gets home at 5:30 on Saturday so I'll bomb in saturday evening and sleep on the mountain.  Hopefully catch mr. Big out and about early
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 04, 2016, 09:37:49 AM
getsum
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on August 04, 2016, 10:20:06 AM
I know the feeling coach, pulled out the reeds and started warming them up. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NRA4LIFE on August 04, 2016, 10:50:10 AM
You got plenty of arrows now....
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on August 04, 2016, 12:33:42 PM
Hey its backpack thursday :IBCOOL:
:o
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 04, 2016, 06:01:40 PM
no its little friday
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 05, 2016, 02:42:06 AM
 :bumpin:
awesome stuff wish you luck.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 05, 2016, 10:51:07 PM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 05, 2016, 11:59:54 PM
Since I got new strings and cables, and was out from shooting for a few weeks, the old Hoyt and I have not been seeing eye to eye.  Long story short, we were a bit out of tune.  After struggling a bit the other night and getting pretty frustrated,  I decided to hit the reset button on it all!

Put everything back on, Square everything up,  and put her through paper this evening.  Back to bullet holes :IBCOOL:

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 06, 2016, 12:02:16 AM
Nice
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 05:40:05 AM
0530!  Time to hammer a little pavement!  Early morning runs are so peaceful.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 11:14:26 AM
Getting gear all squared away for today so I figured I'd post up a few packing pics.  First is food.  I take a lot of calories per day.  I have a high metabolism,  and though I can operate on fewer calories, I feel much better and much stronger if I fuel adequately.   My body runs well on this, and I don't burn out.

 Breakfast will vary, but it's usually a butt hole sandwich or like this meal, it's a cup and a quarter of granola and a  heaping scoop of vanilla protein powder.  Add water and you have protein packed granola.  Also missing is a wilderness athlete hydrate and recover drink mix, which I have with dinner.

I remove my MH from the packaging so I can fold the bags flat.  It really saves on space.  Daily rations are seperated into gallon ziplocks for easy access and to ensure I don't skimp on food.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 11:20:54 AM
This is basically everything that goes in the pack, whether it's an overnight trip like this weekend, or a 9 day idaho mule deer hunt. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 11:22:19 AM
All loaded up and ready to go!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: packmule on August 06, 2016, 03:09:07 PM
Total weight with water?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 04:33:32 PM
Total weight with water?
I honestly couldn't tell you.  I buy good lightweight equipment, but more importantly I pack what I need to be comfortable and sustain me for a long hunt.  If that means a bit more weight, then I'm gonna carry it.  Let me see if I can get a weight.  Stand bye for a few.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 06, 2016, 04:38:58 PM
Crap I'm just gonna cram my pack full of food and if I run out eat yours or head for town .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 06, 2016, 04:45:15 PM
Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 06, 2016, 04:59:31 PM
A little bull from today , no phone scope
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MLBowhunting on August 06, 2016, 11:18:58 PM
Karl I am wishing you nothing but the best.  Stick to your plan and it should come together.    :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on August 07, 2016, 07:54:09 PM
Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:
That's a pretty good weight w/nearly two pounds a day of food
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 07, 2016, 09:15:16 PM
Crap I'm just gonna cram my pack full of food and if I run out eat yours or head for town .
Hahaha

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 07, 2016, 09:16:55 PM
Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:
That isn't bad. What weight is your pack rated for?

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 07, 2016, 09:26:05 PM
Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:
That isn't bad. What weight is your pack rated for?

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  It's a Kifaru DT1.  Not sure what max is, but I have had North of 100 pounds in it more times than I can count in the last three years.  Biggest load was probably 130 ish last year in Idaho.  Wasn't weighed but a whole boned out mature mule deer,  my whole camp, head and cape.  4 miles back to camp, then 7.5 out to the truck.  It carries amazingly well.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 07, 2016, 09:31:07 PM
Tough trip this weekend.  Did not see a single elk.  Saw one doe and a fawn.  That was it.  Boots thrashed my ankles for 12 miles too.  But checked out some uncharted country, saw lots of sign and tested the new death tarp.  All in all it beat wood cutting :chuckle:

We really wanted to make our destination so we could be glassing in the a.m. so we hiked till almost 11.  By the time we got the badger hole set up, it was time for a serious chow session!  There was food everywhere :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: packmule on August 07, 2016, 09:31:16 PM
Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:

Thanks, great gear, good luck with your hunt.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 07, 2016, 09:38:44 PM
I have dismissed tarps and floorless shelters for far too long!  Everytime I get something new from Jonathan_S I fall more and more in love with the concepts.  After playing with this tarp, I don't even think I'll be using the badger hole unless I plan on packing my stove. 

We pitched this tarp a dozen different ways and every one would be useful in a certain weather condition.  The amount of open space this tarp provided was absolutely insane.  This is my new go to system until the cold temps hit and I start packing the stove.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 07, 2016, 09:52:29 PM


Full gear and water, plus the big glass and I'm sitting at 40.3 pounds.  I do know my food is 1.9 pounds a day, so for an 8 day hunt I'd be at about 56 pounds.  I could definitely shave a bit but like i said before, I wanna eat well and be comfortable.  I've done the ultra light thing and for me, it sucked :chuckle:
That isn't bad. What weight is your pack rated for?

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  It's a Kifaru DT1.  Not sure what max is, but I have had North of 100 pounds in it more times than I can count in the last three years.  Biggest lad was probably 130 ish last year in Idaho.  Wasn't weighed but a whole boned out mature mule deer,  my whole camp, head and cape.  4 miles back to camp, then 7.5 out to the truck.  It carries amazingly well.

Sweet.  I found this about the DT1 "this pack is rated at loads of 100 pounds plus for taking on any task, anywhere with relative comfort. Yet it compresses down to day hunt size–take it with you and carry back massive meat and trophies from the spot you take them."

I am looking for a new pack and might have to check out the Kifaru a little closer.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on August 07, 2016, 10:46:28 PM
Crap I'm just gonna cram my pack full of food and if I run out eat yours or head for town .

I'll deliver to trailhead.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 08, 2016, 07:26:59 AM
Dug a nice deep water hole in the event we end up back in that area.  Water was few and far between up high.  Waiting for a water hole to settle and clear up is worse than waiting for a MH meal to cook.  Especially when you are out of water :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on August 08, 2016, 09:15:31 AM
Did you stick a trail cam there, you might attract wildlife to that pond. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 08, 2016, 09:39:15 AM
Did you stick a trail cam there, you might attract wildlife to that pond. :chuckle:
  I don't trail cam bro 8)

But seriously, last time I did this elk turned it into a wallow :chuckle:  we went narrow and deep with this one, so hopefully it doesn't attract too much attention
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on August 08, 2016, 10:08:21 AM
 :chuckle:  they look like a valuable tool but with kids I have to be picky with gear. And apparently,  archery is damn expensive, gonna have to sell blood or become a gigolo or something to keep up with cost.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 08, 2016, 10:26:38 AM
Just looking at that gave me the beaver fever.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 08, 2016, 11:06:55 AM
Just looking at that gave me the beaver fever.
:chuckle:  I've used worse! LOL.  Honestly it's a pretty good little source. It literally comes out of the side of the top of the mountain right there and then immediately goes back into the ground. it just looks bad because the sediment hasn't settled from digging it out. I bet it's crystal clear right now unless there's a bull elk with his butt stuck in it :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 08, 2016, 11:09:37 AM
:chuckle:  they look like a valuable tool but with kids I have to be picky with gear. And apparently,  archery is damn expensive, gonna have to sell blood or become a gigolo or something to keep up with cost.
  I think they are an amazing tool as well, but for an animal who is about to go into the rUT and MOVE, I feel they are no more effective than just locating sign, water, feed, etc.  I think a lot of guys shoot themselves in the foot by committing too hard to a spot because they had a camera there.  I do love all the cool pics guys get on them though.  Just not for me.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on August 08, 2016, 11:21:18 AM
:chuckle:  they look like a valuable tool but with kids I have to be picky with gear. And apparently,  archery is damn expensive, gonna have to sell blood or become a gigolo or something to keep up with cost.
  I think they are an amazing tool as well, but for an animal who is about to go into the rUT and MOVE, I feel they are no more effective than just locating sign, water, feed, etc.  I think a lot of guys shoot themselves in the foot by committing too hard to a spot because they had a camera there.  I do love all the cool pics guys get on them though.  Just not for me.

Well said Karl, they are nothing more than a tool to use. We have our cameras set in a place we have hunted for over 40 years. No surprise they are in the pictures, I am only looking to see if there are any quality bulls in the group. I think the one I sent you a picture of is a solid shooter. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 7mmfan on August 08, 2016, 11:39:31 AM
Just looking at that gave me the beaver fever.

 :chuckle:   :yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Wingin it on August 08, 2016, 07:39:22 PM
I just caught this thread. I don't  personally know you or your brother but I remember well what a stand up guy he was on this forum. I thank him for his sacrifice and wish you the best in your quest to fulfill his and now your own dream. Looking forward to seeing pictures of a monster bull!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: carpsniperg2 on August 08, 2016, 07:45:27 PM
Just looking at that gave me the beaver fever.

HA!!!!! To funny. My buddy was making fun of me one day pumping water with my hiker pro. The next day when he was bailing every 20mins for the bushes and I was yelling beaver fever. I think he wont complain about me filtering the water :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 08, 2016, 08:00:07 PM
I just caught this thread. I don't  personally know you or your brother but I remember well what a stand up guy he was on this forum. I thank him for his sacrifice and wish you the best in your quest to fulfill his and now your own dream. Looking forward to seeing pictures of a monster bull!
Thank you for tagging along :hello:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebrush on August 09, 2016, 12:56:30 PM
:chuckle:  they look like a valuable tool but with kids I have to be picky with gear. And apparently,  archery is damn expensive, gonna have to sell blood or become a gigolo or something to keep up with cost.
  I think they are an amazing tool as well, but for an animal who is about to go into the rUT and MOVE, I feel they are no more effective than just locating sign, water, feed, etc.  I think a lot of guys shoot themselves in the foot by committing too hard to a spot because they had a camera there.  I do love all the cool pics guys get on them though.  Just not for me.

The thing I love about them is just the raw excitement of pulling a memory card, and seeing what is there.  The other thing you can't overlook is that it shows you how big the bucks/bulls are.  I have 5 spots with cameras right now, and it is super exciting to hunt knowing there actually is a monster in that drainage.  I suppose in more open areas you could use glassing to accomplish the same goal, but around here cameras are pretty effective. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 01:14:41 PM
:chuckle:  they look like a valuable tool but with kids I have to be picky with gear. And apparently,  archery is damn expensive, gonna have to sell blood or become a gigolo or something to keep up with cost.
  I think they are an amazing tool as well, but for an animal who is about to go into the rUT and MOVE, I feel they are no more effective than just locating sign, water, feed, etc.  I think a lot of guys shoot themselves in the foot by committing too hard to a spot because they had a camera there.  I do love all the cool pics guys get on them though.  Just not for me.

The thing I love about them is just the raw excitement of pulling a memory card, and seeing what is there.  The other thing you can't overlook is that it shows you how big the bucks/bulls are.  I have 5 spots with cameras right now, and it is super exciting to hunt knowing there actually is a monster in that drainage.  I suppose in more open areas you could use glassing to accomplish the same goal, but around here cameras are pretty effective.
  unless that bull leaves that drainage to find cows.  Then you are grinding it out in an area with no bull.  Like I said, they are a great tool, just not my cup of tea.  I prefer to chase bugles.  Different strokes for different folks :hello:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on August 09, 2016, 01:24:36 PM
So how are you going to figure out where the big bull will be ? I guess I don't see the difference in getting a trail cam picture rite now compared to finding them in person  :dunno:

I think we can all agree the most important scouting Is done about an hour before dark the night before the opener  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 01:42:06 PM
So how are you going to figure out where the big bull will be ? I guess I don't see the difference in getting a trail cam picture rite now compared to finding them in person  :dunno:

I think we can all agree the most important scouting Is done about an hour before dark the night before the opener  :tup:
Like I said, just not my thing.  I fully support and enjoy guys running cams and seeing the pics they post.  I'm gonna find a good bull the way I enjoy to do, and that's glass and call. 

Come season those elk are gonna be all scrambled up from rutting and hunter pressure.  I'm gonna log miles and call in bulls.  Pass on the ones I don't want, and hopefully one of them will be THE ONE.  Half the fun is the adventure of the unknown.  Wander the ridges, peaks, and valleys with no agenda and no pre planned commitment to anything but chasing elk, wherever the wind blows me. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BGLEMIN on August 09, 2016, 01:56:46 PM
So how are you going to figure out where the big bull will be ? I guess I don't see the difference in getting a trail cam picture rite now compared to finding them in person  :dunno:

I think we can all agree the most important scouting Is done about an hour before dark the night before the opener  :tup:
Like I said, just not my thing.  I fully support and enjoy guys running cams and seeing the pics they post.  I'm gonna find a good bull the way I enjoy to do, and that's glass and call. 

Come season those elk are gonna be all scrambled up from rutting and hunter pressure.  I'm gonna log miles and call in bulls.  Pass on the ones I don't want, and hopefully one of them will be THE ONE.  Half the fun is the adventure of the unknown.  Wander the ridges, peaks, and valleys with no agenda and no pre planned commitment to anything but chasing elk, wherever the wind blows me. :tup:
Now that's purely hunting!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on August 09, 2016, 02:28:42 PM

Half the fun is the adventure of the unknown.  Wander the ridges, peaks, and valleys with no agenda and no pre planned commitment to anything but chasing elk, wherever the wind blows me. :tup:

That's an awesome paragraph......couldn't agree more  :tup:

Best of luck  :hello:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 09, 2016, 03:06:16 PM
yep trust the area , the bulls will be there , getting in there kitchen too early and they may blow out .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 03:41:10 PM
Completely blown away today!  Came home to a package at the door.  Open it up, and was left speechless by what was inside.  Chris, Jared, and The Jon, had a new bow grip made for the Alphamax!  Brought me to tears.  Truly thankful for your friendship guys!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on August 09, 2016, 04:01:16 PM
 :tup:  that's awesome
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on August 09, 2016, 04:38:01 PM
Goosebumps - enough said. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on August 09, 2016, 04:51:46 PM
Very nice, those look excellent. 👍
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BGLEMIN on August 09, 2016, 04:56:00 PM
Very cool friends!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 09, 2016, 04:56:45 PM
That is awesome. Goosebumps for sure. Great group of guys you have there. Just awesome.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on August 09, 2016, 05:18:29 PM
That is so cool!



 Puts all the divisive bullsh*t pushed at us via the media and even this forum at times
into its proper place........way down low on the scale of importance
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on August 09, 2016, 05:20:04 PM
My Friend Karl,

I hope you kill the bull of you and your brothers dreams. I know where your headed to hunt, Few men In their right mind would put forth that much effort to kill a bull. I wish you only the best and I am certain it will be a great time, Sadly I probably won't make it in there because I have my own BULL to deal with but bet your arse I will be thinking of you guys every second of the day.

Few men walk this earth that love hunting as much as I, So I know you will give it all you got and then some.

Try to stay off that STEEP FACE!!!  Damn You COACH!!!!

Kill that MONSTER and bring him home.....
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 05:45:56 PM
My Friend Karl,

I hope you kill the bull of you and your brothers dreams. I know where your headed to hunt, Few men In their right mind would put forth that much effort to kill a bull. I wish you only the best and I am certain it will be a great time, Sadly I probably won't make it in there because I have my own BULL to deal with but bet your arse I will be thinking of you guys every second of the day.

Few men walk this earth that love hunting as much as I, So I know you will give it all you got and then some.

Try to stay off that STEEP FACE!!!  Damn You COACH!!!!

Kill that MONSTER and bring him home.....
  simple solution.  Kill your bull on day one and point that ford north! :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 05:48:11 PM
Feeling all sentimental and stuff now :chuckle:  GETSUM crew was in full effect this day!  What a hunt!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on August 09, 2016, 05:49:06 PM
That was a damn fine day.  Can't wait for the next one.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on August 09, 2016, 05:55:08 PM
When I hate the world, I look at that picture on my fridge!  We are truly blessed to do what we do! 

BIG NASTY! i can still hear him screaming.,
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on August 09, 2016, 06:24:11 PM
That grip is unreal very cool... And that bull is Hug. Can't wait for the pictures and story!! Rock On
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on August 09, 2016, 07:03:42 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm still thinking of heading over to tag along for a couple days 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on August 09, 2016, 08:04:17 PM
I will be in the clockum packing out a big bull that week!! Checking my phone as much as possible for your updates
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 08:11:39 PM
I will be in the clockum packing out a big bull that week!! Checking my phone as much as possible for your updates
  great thing is, I have pretty good cell service up high, so I should be able to update in the evenings.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 08:13:09 PM
Can't wait to see what you come up with! I'm still thinking of heading over to tag along for a couple days
  Sounds like a hell of a plan!  It's BYOT though. Bring your own Tyvek :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on August 09, 2016, 08:36:21 PM
I will be in the clockum packing out a big bull that week!! Checking my phone as much as possible for your updates
  great thing is, I have pretty good cell service up high, so I should be able to update in the evenings.

I will be following your post each day of your hunt. I know you will find a big bull for your reward of the hard work. I know you will set the bar high for the rest of us on our quality hunts. 👍
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 09:16:48 PM
I will be in the clockum packing out a big bull that week!! Checking my phone as much as possible for your updates
  great thing is, I have pretty good cell service up high, so I should be able to update in the evenings.

I will be following your post each day of your hunt. I know you will find a big bull for your reward of the hard work. I know you will set the bar high for the rest of us on our quality hunts. 👍
  I wish I was more tech savvy and could figure out how to do videos.  Would be cool to post videos.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 09, 2016, 09:18:58 PM
Grip is on the Alphamax :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 09, 2016, 09:23:56 PM
This is why we do what we do. This is what makes America great, hunting is never a given but I like the boys odds .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 10, 2016, 09:44:00 AM
He seems very dedicated this year.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 10, 2016, 11:17:13 AM
I'm sure Katie just shakes her head .......
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 10, 2016, 11:44:24 PM
Wow really cool stuff and cool pics wish you all the luck.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on August 11, 2016, 12:31:43 PM
This is why we do what we do. This is what makes America great, hunting is never a given but I like the boys odds .

He's not a boy brother... he's a man!

(I like his odds too!)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on August 11, 2016, 12:40:58 PM
This is why we do what we do. This is what makes America great, hunting is never a given but I like the boys odds .

He's not a boy brother... he's a man!

(I like his odds too!)
A wee short little man!  :chuckle:

 :sry:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 11, 2016, 01:51:57 PM
He is just a pup in his thirties . I'm probably  gonna have to keep from try to catch Pokémon in the woods .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on August 11, 2016, 02:53:33 PM
Just because he shops in the kids section doesn't make him not a man..  He will get this done!  I am just glad I don't have to keep up with him but one step to his two is an advantage...   :chuckle: 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on August 11, 2016, 02:56:04 PM
He is just a pup in his thirties . I'm probably  gonna have to keep from try to catch Pokémon in the woods .

That's why he brings so much food!  Makes sense now. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 11, 2016, 03:12:22 PM
That grip is awesome.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 11, 2016, 03:27:38 PM
no doubt he is in shape !I was gonna pull his boots off to see if he had toes or hoofs
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 11, 2016, 04:06:25 PM
You guys are just jealous that my clothes are cheaper than yours :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 11, 2016, 04:28:00 PM
there not cheaper actually we get more material for the same price
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on August 11, 2016, 04:53:07 PM
 :chuckle: he doesn't have hoof rot does he? :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 11, 2016, 09:41:10 PM
Well backpack thursdays went down a bit different tonight. I won't mention any names but SOMEONE forgot their backpack :nono:  But we made the best of it and did 45 minutes of bleacher sprints, 40 yard dashes with lunges and squats, and then 3 rounds of hill sprints on the big hill.  I think there was even some wall sits mixed in there somewhere.  Not really sure as I think I blacked out from the big dinner I ate before I went :bdid:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 11, 2016, 09:41:50 PM
Screwed some Rad TiCon's in the old freedom arrows tonight after our backpackless Thursdays  :chuckle:  can't get too far at my house but they are hitting right with field tips at 30 yards.  Will stretch it out tomorrow evening when I hit the range.  This arrow/broadhead combo flies so well though, I'm not worried. 

Oh and yeah I know I missed the dot.  It was getting dark ok :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 11, 2016, 09:45:45 PM
Nice shoes
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 11, 2016, 09:49:12 PM
Nike Pegasus!  Best shoe ever made, and the only one you will ever see on these hooves  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on August 11, 2016, 11:36:09 PM
All I know is I brought my backpack  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jarhead Chase on August 12, 2016, 03:14:16 AM
Tagging along. You should post this to the TFO page as well. I'm sure plenty of us would like to read it there as well man.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 12, 2016, 10:54:34 AM
Are white tennis shoes really for old guys only?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 12, 2016, 12:02:18 PM
Are white tennis shoes really for old guys only?
  Lol!!!  When you find your favorite $100 shoes for $29.99 a pair, you buy them regardless of color :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 12, 2016, 12:20:12 PM
LOL.
I bought a pair.
Since then my wife points out every grandpa wearing them.

Damn I love that woman.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 12, 2016, 09:53:37 PM
Jake and I are gonna  go baby sit Rt in Oregon labor day weekend  so we will get all the rust off ........ !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 13, 2016, 12:39:40 PM
Jake and I are gonna  go baby sit Rt in Oregon labor day weekend  so we will get all the rust off ........ !
  whack and stack em!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 13, 2016, 12:45:09 PM
Well I'm on kid duty today since momma is under the weather, but prep must go on.  So for lunch I'm doing a little experiment.  I tried the pasta Primavera MH the other day and it was delicious!  Downfall is it is lacking in the protein department and not overly filling.  So test number two is to doctor it up a bit.  One bowl will be chicken casserole, the other will be tuna casserole.  You can get both in pouches and easily add them to a meal.  Few minutes and it's go time!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 13, 2016, 12:59:02 PM
I got the 7200 bag on the pack !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: dreamingbig on August 13, 2016, 10:06:41 PM
Pasta primavera is my all time fav mountain houses.  add some tenderloin to it... Best way to dr it up. :)


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 13, 2016, 10:09:12 PM
Pasta primavera is my all time fav mountain houses.  add some tenderloin to it... Best way to dr it up. :)


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  The tuna was next level stuff!  My wife hates tuna, I love tuna.  I don't think I've had a tuna casserole since I met her, so it seemed extra good!  Definitely will be a major addition to my menu
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RadSav on August 14, 2016, 01:23:38 AM
Pasta primavera is my all time fav mountain houses.  add some tenderloin to it... Best way to dr it up. :)

I find the first half of the primavera pretty good.  But something changes about half way and my mind and gut says, "STOP or you'll be tasting this again in about 30 Seconds!!!" :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: packmule on August 14, 2016, 09:10:00 AM
I'm starting to get concerned that this thread is going to have 6-course or 7-course meal pics rather than 6-pt or 7-pt bull pics come September  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on August 14, 2016, 10:04:12 AM
There is a six course meal that will happen when the bull goes down.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on August 15, 2016, 01:57:41 PM
Chris let me know when the bull how's down. Pork on the spit ?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 15, 2016, 02:10:37 PM
So let me get this straight.


YOU carry this stuff on your back??
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on August 16, 2016, 11:04:51 PM
Chris let me know when the bull how's down. Pork on the spit ?

There will be a pork course.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 17, 2016, 09:24:24 AM
apple fed pork !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 17, 2016, 10:01:53 PM
Love stuff like that Remember using one of those Co2 oven meals things? Not sure that's it but I know you just add water to it and the chemicals heat up what your cooking. Miss being able to back pack.
Nice stuff tagging along if I may.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 20, 2016, 02:24:38 AM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 20, 2016, 10:54:30 PM
 :peep:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on August 21, 2016, 06:55:23 PM
He must be out scouting watching that big boy shed his velvet  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 21, 2016, 09:32:09 PM
He must be out scouting watching that big boy shed his velvet  :tup:
shoot I wish!  I did NOTHING outdoor related this weekend.  It was Leavenworth with the wife yesterday, so too much food and too much beer and then today was yard work.  I did shoot my bow both days though
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on August 22, 2016, 10:09:35 AM
He must be out scouting watching that big boy shed his velvet  :tup:
shoot I wish!  I did NOTHING outdoor related this weekend.  It was Leavenworth with the wife yesterday, so too much food and too much beer and then today was yard work.  I did shoot my bow both days though

That was outdoor related....your keeping your wife happy so you can spend all that time in the woods  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on August 22, 2016, 10:40:36 AM
He must be out scouting watching that big boy shed his velvet  :tup:
shoot I wish!  I did NOTHING outdoor related this weekend.  It was Leavenworth with the wife yesterday, so too much food and too much beer and then today was yard work.  I did shoot my bow both days though

Like a 401k. It's a long term investment!

That was outdoor related....your keeping your wife happy so you can spend all that time in the woods  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 22, 2016, 11:20:48 AM
yeah I threw a goat to the gods too !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 22, 2016, 07:33:46 PM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 23, 2016, 07:58:51 PM
 :peep:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 24, 2016, 09:01:40 PM
Well not much to report lately.   I'm officially sick of waiting.  I'm tired of shooting, tired of conditioning, and tired of prepping.  Practice is cool, but I'm ready for game day.  I feel like a racehorse at the starting line!  I just wanna go!

Tomorrow will be the last backpack thursday as next Thursday is the first, so buglebuster and I will be in the dove fields with the kids doing some wing shooting!  This was opening day last season.  We will have all four kids this year :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 24, 2016, 09:10:38 PM
I did modify the old freedom arrows a bit.  Been shooting th luminoks since last season, but let's be real, besides a snug fit, they suck :chuckle:  these are the Nock out lighted nocks from clean shot archery.  Little issue at the beginning with some bad (old ) bushings, but they resolved that issue asap and they are fully operational.  Pretty cool too.  Super easy to turn on and off.  They light EVERY time, and they also have a practice mode so you don't burn up the battery.  Didn't have a ton of time to shoot the other night but did a quick one shot then RUN and get my arrow, then shoot another one shot, etc.  One arrow at 60, 70, 80 ,90, and 97 and all hit true.  I'm definitely feeling tuned up and ready.  This was the 97 yard shot.  Aiming center mass, because I can't see those  ircles very well anymore :chuckle: :bash:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 24, 2016, 09:12:49 PM
Oh and pay attention when you are pulling arrows people!  Those nocks can be nasty :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 24, 2016, 09:13:34 PM
great flight !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on August 24, 2016, 09:26:18 PM
Oh and pay attention when you are pulling arrows people!  Those nocks can be nasty :chuckle:
after watching you last week, I knew this was bound to happen :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on August 24, 2016, 09:33:06 PM
Was doing some of that high heart rate shooting lately. I'd be pretty pumped to hit a nearly 100 yd shot like that.
That looks totally dialed in.

I always found a little diversion or time away right before a  huge race paid off well. Getting burned out was never much fun....take some time away so you can recharge that hunger.

Looking forward to hearing more in the weeks to come.....great looking crew of kids btw!

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 25, 2016, 06:51:32 AM
that boy don't turn it off ever ! lol
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on August 25, 2016, 08:21:13 AM
You pull arrows with your knees?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on August 25, 2016, 09:10:08 AM
Hmmmmmmm ?  Lucky your not as short as me.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on August 25, 2016, 09:45:03 AM
Hmmmmmmm ?  Lucky your not as short as me.

Ouch!! :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on August 25, 2016, 12:02:09 PM
Enjoy the hunt with the kids, then go get a great bull!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on August 25, 2016, 02:07:55 PM
Time to start counting down
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on August 25, 2016, 02:39:07 PM
Almost time Karl, best of luck to you!  We are all pulling for you, can't wait to hear your story. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 26, 2016, 02:02:53 AM
 :yike: ouch
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TylerMulie on August 26, 2016, 10:29:17 PM
Love this Journey! What qaulity tag? if you dont mind me asking!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on August 27, 2016, 11:45:05 AM
You just wanted to show off your legs didn't you?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 27, 2016, 12:23:18 PM
You just wanted to show off your legs didn't you?  :chuckle:
  sky's out thighs out bro! :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 27, 2016, 11:53:53 PM
 :peep:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 28, 2016, 08:59:31 PM
Productive weekend.  Shot some 3d up at Red's friday evening with some friends.  Saturday was a bit of shopping and chilling with the kids.  Bimart has MH a dollar off right now so I snagged the rest of what I'll need for the season.  I have gotten so wrapped up in this elk hunt that I keep forgetting I have two deer tags in idaho, a colorado deer tag, the veterans hunt in oregon, washington deer, Jims bull hunt, and my wife and dad's deer tags to plan and prep for.  So I got most of what I will need for those hunts broken into lists yesterday as well.  Also found a good buy on trioxane tablets so stocked up on those too.

This morning I hit the mountain early so I could do some glassing and then get some rifle shooting done.  Heard 4 bugles, saw 3 other bulls, one of which was a good 300ish 6x6.  He was really putting the hurt to a poor old tree.

Came home and got some shelters water proofed just in time to meet Coach so I could check out his Oregon bull!  Man did that get me fired up!  Rounded off the night with my birthday dinner at the inlaws.  Good weekend and very relaxing.  5 more days and it's time to start this wild ride :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 28, 2016, 09:05:45 PM
Oh baby its close .......though bulls are in trouble ! thanks. again for all the load work up on the wsm. Jake  is stoked . hearing  a bugle pretty much has me ruined .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 28, 2016, 09:06:21 PM
Threw the bow in the truck as well today so I could do a little broadhead shooting.  Tossed the block out and stepped back to 60.  Shot a broadhead, then shot a field tip.  I'd say she's tuned up!  Good broadhead and a high FOC is a deadly accurate combo.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 28, 2016, 09:07:13 PM
Oh baby its close .......though bulls are in trouble ! thanks. again for all the load work up on the wsm. Jake  is stoked . hearing  a bugle pretty much has me ruined .
yeah I'm in full rut :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 28, 2016, 09:08:36 PM
Happy  birthday  !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 28, 2016, 09:11:54 PM
Cool yeah. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Limhangerslayer on August 28, 2016, 09:21:23 PM
Happy b-day hot Karl!  Good luck on the bull
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 29, 2016, 12:13:28 AM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on August 29, 2016, 06:29:11 AM
Gettin close buddy. The first few days are gonna be your best shot at calling a giant in, after that you'll have to chase him down on foot. But it looks like you already know that...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 29, 2016, 06:57:20 AM
Gettin close buddy. The first few days are gonna be your best shot at calling a giant in, after that you'll have to chase him down on foot. But it looks like you already know that...
  I'm gonna wear my Nike's :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on August 29, 2016, 08:56:19 AM
Gettin close buddy. The first few days are gonna be your best shot at calling a giant in, after that you'll have to chase him down on foot. But it looks like you already know that...
  I'm gonna wear my Nike's :chuckle:

It's almost GO TIME   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on August 30, 2016, 12:29:07 AM
blrman, I don't know you and I didn't know your brother. I've been following this thread and I am in awe of your dedication to a tribute hunt for him! It is truly inspiring to see all the work you have done so far in training and practicing with his bow to make all that you can in your tribute to him! I'm sure he is looking down with the biggest smile on his face, watching his bro do everything he can of this opportunity! I'm sure he will be with you every step trying to find the bull on this hunt!

I look up to him for volunteering to defend this country and making the sacrifice so that we can have our freedom!

Thank you for sharing your trip on the road to this hunt and the story behind it!

I think I ran out of exclamation points.

Go get some!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 30, 2016, 02:44:07 PM
Happy Late Birthday!



Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 30, 2016, 03:47:35 PM
blrman, I don't know you and I didn't know your brother. I've been following this thread and I am in awe of your dedication to a tribute hunt for him! It is truly inspiring to see all the work you have done so far in training and practicing with his bow to make all that you can in your tribute to him! I'm sure he is looking down with the biggest smile on his face, watching his bro do everything he can of this opportunity! I'm sure he will be with you every step trying to find the bull on this hunt!

I look up to him for volunteering to defend this country and making the sacrifice so that we can have our freedom!

Thank you for sharing your trip on the road to this hunt and the story behind it!

I think I ran out of exclamation points.

Go get some!
Thank you sir!  That means a lot :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 30, 2016, 03:51:20 PM
Happy Late Birthday!
  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 30, 2016, 04:26:56 PM
hahaha awesome  :chuckle:






Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 30, 2016, 10:04:35 PM
I ran across this MH flavor today... have you tried this flavor yet?



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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on August 30, 2016, 10:29:25 PM
I ran across this MH flavor today... have you tried this flavor yet?

It's decent, but gets old

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on August 31, 2016, 12:38:09 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 05:45:52 AM
I ran across this MH flavor today... have you tried this flavor yet?



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  It's so so for me.  Not my favorite but not the worst.  Beef stew is the worst in my opinion :puke:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 31, 2016, 06:53:57 AM
All my gear is smelling like elk along with my truck bed , This is a reminder every day this is about to go down .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 08:06:17 AM
All my gear is smelling like elk along with my truck bed , This is a reminder every day this is about to go down .
corey is in full rut mode :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on August 31, 2016, 08:18:55 AM
All my gear is smelling like elk along with my truck bed , This is a reminder every day this is about to go down .
corey is in full rut mode :chuckle:

He's the crazy dude you pass on the highway blowing an elk bugle.  LMAO.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on August 31, 2016, 08:31:25 AM
you nailed it !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 31, 2016, 09:07:49 AM
you nailed it !

Awesome thread!  Waiting with bated breath...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 31, 2016, 09:09:31 AM
I ran across this MH flavor today... have you tried this flavor yet?



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  It's so so for me.  Not my favorite but not the worst.  Beef stew is the worst in my opinion :puke:

No way.  Chili-Mac is the worst.  Hands down.  That's common knowledge... :tung:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on August 31, 2016, 09:20:37 AM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 09:23:31 AM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:
  agree with you on the fungus,  but disagree completely about the stroganoff.   Just gotta pic out the shrooms
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 09:24:29 AM
I'll be prepping all my food on Monday so I'll give a menu breakdown and gear preview then.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 31, 2016, 09:39:07 AM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

Bullblaster, we seriously need to talk about the above statements.  There are like 6 things wrong with the above statement.  I think you may need counseling.  If you PM me I can help you get the help you need. 
Didn't mean to hijack :jacked: your thread BLR... Just trying to get a guy the support he needs...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on August 31, 2016, 09:42:49 AM
All my gear is smelling like elk along with my truck bed , This is a reminder every day this is about to go down .
corey is in full rut mode :chuckle:
:chuckle:

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 10:03:31 AM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

Bullblaster, we seriously need to talk about the above statements.  There are like 6 things wrong with the above statement.  I think you may need counseling.  If you PM me I can help you get the help you need. 
Didn't mean to hijack :jacked: your thread BLR... Just trying to get a guy the support he needs...
  It's ok.  We've been telling him the same thing for a while now
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebrush on August 31, 2016, 12:33:54 PM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

 :yeah: Except for the mushrooms.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Duckgtr on August 31, 2016, 01:35:18 PM
Do you want some MR.E's for your hunt. I can pick out a few for ya.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on August 31, 2016, 02:51:29 PM
I'll be prepping all my food on Monday so I'll give a menu breakdown and gear preview then.

Definitely do a full recap, I am too lazy to go through all the pages to remember everything haha :dunno: . I just know this is an EPIC hunt with more meaning than one can put in to words. I think all of the hunting community is pulling for you on this one  :tup:

oh, and the sweet and sour pork is only good when it is the last one in the pack ;)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 08:54:33 PM
Do you want some MR.E's for your hunt. I can pick out a few for ya.
I appreciate the offer brother, but if I never eat another MRE for the remainder of my time on earth, then I will die a happy man :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 08:55:45 PM
I'll be prepping all my food on Monday so I'll give a menu breakdown and gear preview then.

Definitely do a full recap, I am too lazy to go through all the pages to remember everything haha :dunno: . I just know this is an EPIC hunt with more meaning than one can put in to words. I think all of the hunting community is pulling for you on this one  :tup:

oh, and the sweet and sour pork is only good when it is the last one in the pack ;)
  thanks man! Everything will get laid out next week.  It's almost time!  All I can think about is mule deer though :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on August 31, 2016, 09:12:39 PM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

Bullblaster, we seriously need to talk about the above statements.  There are like 6 things wrong with the above statement.  I think you may need counseling.  If you PM me I can help you get the help you need. 
Didn't mean to hijack :jacked: your thread BLR... Just trying to get a guy the support he needs...
Not my fault I have a very refined palette and only like good stuff.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 31, 2016, 09:19:55 PM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

Bullblaster, we seriously need to talk about the above statements.  There are like 6 things wrong with the above statement.  I think you may need counseling.  If you PM me I can help you get the help you need. 
Didn't mean to hijack :jacked: your thread BLR... Just trying to get a guy the support he needs...
Not my fault I have a very refined palette and only like good stuff.  :chuckle:
Dude get out of here with that nonsense!  You don't like pickles!  Who doesn't like pickles :dunno:  It's obvious you have no good food sense to you :o
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on August 31, 2016, 10:06:00 PM
Do you want some MR.E's for your hunt. I can pick out a few for ya.
I appreciate the offer brother, but if I never eat another MRE for the remainder of my time on earth, then I will die a happy man :chuckle:

...no matter how many times they change the menu.... :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 01, 2016, 02:21:21 AM
 :chuckle: funny stuff can't wait for the story and pics though.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 01, 2016, 06:42:31 AM
I will be enjoying some tasty protein shakes while Karl chokes down MH. lol BTW 9 days out !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 01, 2016, 06:47:01 AM
I will be enjoying some tasty protein shakes while Karl chokes down MH. lol BTW 9 days out !
  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 01, 2016, 07:29:30 AM
Mm mm chili Mac migh be my favorite. I tried sweet and sour pork once last year. Wasn't bad. Never have had beef stew. But the absolute worst ever is beef stroganoff. Man that is like literal barf in a bag! And it has mushrooms so double gross!  :puke: :puke:

Bullblaster, we seriously need to talk about the above statements.  There are like 6 things wrong with the above statement.  I think you may need counseling.  If you PM me I can help you get the help you need. 
Didn't mean to hijack :jacked: your thread BLR... Just trying to get a guy the support he needs...
Not my fault I have a very refined palette and only like good stuff.  :chuckle:
Dude get out of here with that nonsense!  You don't like pickles!  Who doesn't like pickles :dunno:  It's obvious you have no good food sense to you :o
Well pickles are amde out of poison.... So there's that.  :chuckle:

Just remember who showed you pollo foondito and cinnamon pizza greatness and then tell me about my food sense!  :drool:

Oh I do feel bad for coach tho. Too many days in the woods with Karl will leave you with zero sense of smell left after having to smell Karl's gas!  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on September 01, 2016, 07:54:09 AM
Doves tonight with our kids, can't wait to get this September started  :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Duckgtr on September 01, 2016, 08:18:09 AM
Do you want some MR.E's for your hunt. I can pick out a few for ya.
I appreciate the offer brother, but if I never eat another MRE for the remainder of my time on earth, then I will die a happy man :chuckle:
haha. Only When I have too. At least you wont have to worry about stopping huntin to go to the bathroom.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on September 01, 2016, 11:10:51 AM
Eat whatever makes a terd! The frequency and consistency of which is moot.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DaveMonti on September 01, 2016, 12:40:40 PM
Eat whatever makes a terd! The frequency and consistency of which is moot.

It appears that we've started heading down hill with this thread.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 01, 2016, 01:20:03 PM
Eat whatever makes a terd! The frequency and consistency of which is moot.

It appears that we've started heading down hill with this thread.   :chuckle:
  Honestly, I'm surprised it's taken this long.  Heck even Plat has behaved himself :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Bushcraft on September 01, 2016, 01:44:37 PM
Stirring tribute.  I wish you much success BLRman.   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 01, 2016, 06:06:34 PM
Eat whatever makes a terd! The frequency and consistency of which is moot.

It appears that we've started heading down hill with this thread.   :chuckle:
  Honestly, I'm surprised it's taken this long.  Heck even Plat has behaved himself :chuckle:

I've refrained and refrained and refrained because I don't want to derail this particular tribute thread. I liked and respected your brother to much to wanna go YAR on this thread.  :salute:

I'll just...........













Put this............
































here :llam:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 01, 2016, 07:04:18 PM
 :peep:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 01, 2016, 08:21:42 PM
Eat whatever makes a terd! The frequency and consistency of which is moot.

It appears that we've started heading down hill with this thread.   :chuckle:
  Honestly, I'm surprised it's taken this long.  Heck even Plat has behaved himself :chuckle:

I've refrained and refrained and refrained because I don't want to derail this particular tribute thread. I liked and respected your brother to much to wanna go YAR on this thread.  :salute:

I'll just...........













Put this............
































here :llam:
You need to lock your spacing up ASAP Mr!!!!  This is no place for your wreckless use of the space bar and enter key >:( >:(  Yeah you saw that correctly!  TWO angry faces!  Thats how serious I am right now 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 01, 2016, 09:07:13 PM
hitting oregon  with Rt and Jake again this weekend  just to tune up for your hunt Karl  . that's right I'm willing to drive thirteen hours just for the cause ....... plus I have two audio books .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on September 01, 2016, 09:22:20 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 01, 2016, 10:47:36 PM
 :fishin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ELKBURGER on September 02, 2016, 08:34:46 AM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 02, 2016, 08:46:00 AM
Better pack your cold weather gear. I just did a NOA pin point weather check of the spot your going to kill your bull...Looks like a early November forecast.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 02, 2016, 09:15:44 AM
Better pack your cold weather gear. I just did a NOA pin point weather check of the spot your going to kill your bull...Looks like a early November forecast.
  ive been praying for that forecast :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackmaster on September 02, 2016, 09:39:18 AM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 02, 2016, 11:25:56 AM
Better pack your cold weather gear. I just did a NOA pin point weather check of the spot your going to kill your bull...Looks like a early November forecast.
  ive been praying for that forecast :chuckle:

 :tup: well played..I will be in the Rimrock with a buddy next weekend enjoying the brisk morning temps, watching the morning dew build up on my boots while listening to bulls scream like mad men.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on September 02, 2016, 11:57:49 AM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 02, 2016, 12:06:51 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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 :yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 02, 2016, 12:10:50 PM
Easy guys... This is a family site!  :yike:

But I'm no mod... So... Carry on....  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on September 02, 2016, 01:17:20 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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 :yeah:

Some of us have bigger pork than others.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 02, 2016, 01:42:49 PM
Good ness! Whit that is a giant pork!  :chuckle:

I bet clack could eat half that after a few days in the back country.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Dhoey07 on September 02, 2016, 02:02:34 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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 :yeah:

Some of us have bigger pork than others.

Don't let the wife see that....She'll think that they're all that big  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on September 02, 2016, 03:00:51 PM

Serious kudos on the hog raising, I'm impressed - the condition factor is off the chart, but nice and lean too.  You are the king of porking!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on September 02, 2016, 06:55:56 PM
Please no pork wacking at my place
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 02, 2016, 07:16:52 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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 :yeah:

Some of us have bigger pork than others.

Don't let the wife see that....She'll think that they're all that big  :yike:
Oh man.... This could go so many different directions!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 02, 2016, 07:26:11 PM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 02, 2016, 08:01:56 PM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Plat! Tighten up that spacing! Final warning...  :tung:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 02, 2016, 08:23:29 PM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Plat! Tighten up that spacing! Final warning...  :tung:

Well obviously your warning doesn't count because you weren't serious about the serious final warning and that demonstrates the non-seriousness of your serious final warning. :tung:  I mean...
















 >:(
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on September 02, 2016, 08:41:39 PM
I don't even know what I walked into after reading these last few comments... I was expecting bugling bull talk and I get....pork sizes  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 02, 2016, 08:49:04 PM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Plat! Tighten up that spacing! Final warning...  :tung:

Well obviously your warning doesn't count because you weren't serious about the serious final warning and that demonstrates the non-seriousness of your serious final warning. :tung:  I mean...
















 >:(
Well played! Isn't it great we get to trash karlitos thread while he's away chasing deer!!??  :hello:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 02, 2016, 11:10:29 PM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Plat! Tighten up that spacing! Final warning...  :tung:

Well obviously your warning doesn't count because you weren't serious about the serious final warning and that demonstrates the non-seriousness of your serious final warning. :tung:  I mean...
















 >:(
Well played! Isn't it great we get to trash karlitos thread while he's away in prison chasing deer!!??  :hello:

Fixed it for you and we better be careful, he'll be back soon. 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 03, 2016, 12:57:40 AM
 :rockin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: predatorG on September 03, 2016, 08:11:32 AM
Mastering the jack, whit whacking his pork, whit flashing his pork like he's in a porno and now people are declaring him the king of porking??? What has this supposed family friendly site become.... :bdid:





















 :chuckle:
Plat! Tighten up that spacing! Final warning...  :tung:

Well obviously your warning doesn't count because you weren't serious about the serious final warning and that demonstrates the non-seriousness of your serious final warning. :tung:  I mean...
















 >:(
Well played! Isn't it great we get to trash karlitos thread while he's away in prison chasing deer!!??  :hello:

Fixed it for you and we better be careful, he'll be back soon. 8)

This comment is pure gold. It needs to be archived or something. Of all of plats posts this one might take the cake. Where can I get that movie? Blacktail hunting is about to drive me insane so I may need to head east...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 03, 2016, 08:22:56 PM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 03, 2016, 10:12:52 PM
Wow!  Just wow!  I leave my phone in camp for one day and this is what I come back too!

Back to hunting.  4 legal bucks tkday, one I want to shoot.  Very nice deer.  25-26" wide, boxy frame, 4x4 with a 4 or 5" inline between the g3 and G4 on the passenger side.  Already stripped with nice dark color from all these burned trees.   Haven't been this excited about a washington deer in a long time.   Two different stalk attempts resulted in back outs due to terrain.  Didn't bump him so I'll be back after him tomorrow.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhunterforever on September 03, 2016, 10:55:12 PM
Sounds like a good one, good luck :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 03, 2016, 10:59:01 PM
I whacked the pork for the celebration this week.
.......... :dunno: :yike:
kinda personal don't ya think, whacking pork is a private thing to be kept behind closed doors... :chuckle:
Funny you would say that considering your screen name...

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 :yeah:

Some of us have bigger pork than others.
I take it that's one of the pigs you were raising on the campfire thread I think? Or was that someone else?
Either way nice Lots of bacon for the winter.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 05, 2016, 12:25:00 AM
 :bumpin:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 08:59:53 PM
tic toc tic toc tic toc!  Food is prepped.  Bow is dialed.  Pack is squared away.  All thats left to do load up and go.  Running the cle elum route on Friday so propably not gonna be off till 3pm.  That means some moonlight climbing most likely.  Weather is looking to be nice and cool next week too :IBCOOL:

Kind of weird, I feel like I should be more excited.  Feels more like I have a big race to run, and a large task ahead of me.  Its not excitement but focus that grips me.  This thing is about to go down 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:03:19 PM
Holy food prep!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:05:09 PM
Can't forget the breakfast of champions!  Granola and vanilla protein!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:14:34 PM
So I've had a few ask about a meal breakdown so here it is.  I've never really counted calories before.  I just pack what fills me up and keeps me fueled.  Also what I can eat without burning out on.

Breakfast
Granola and Vanilla protein powder
2 starbucks vias

Just add water to the granola and you have cereal.  I prefer cold but hot works too

snacks
Larabars-2
Justins Almond butter
Fruit leather-2
Choc mint builder bar
1/2 cup sour patch kids

I eat these between main meals

lunch
Ramen
tuna with tapatio and olive oil

I eat two seperate lunches.  Usually around 10 and 3ish

dinner
Mountain house with olive oil depending on the entree
Wilderness athlete hydrate and recover drink mix
Snickers bar for dessert

Some entree's are good with the olive oil, some are not.  I also add a tapatio single depending on entree.

All if this comes out to about 3,700 calories and 130-140g of protein depending on MH meal.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 07, 2016, 09:16:00 PM
How do you prepare the granola in the field?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 07, 2016, 09:17:16 PM
See what happens when you don't read the last post before posting :bash:

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:22:26 PM
See what happens when you don't read the last post before posting :bash:
  :chuckle:  Add about 4 to 7 ounces of water and shake the bag.  I eat this every single morning even at home.  its about 30g of protein and 600 calories to kick off your day. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Backstraps on September 07, 2016, 09:22:48 PM
Good luck buddy! I'll be thinking about you and your brother these next couple of weeks!  :tup: Dan
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 07, 2016, 09:29:27 PM
See what happens when you don't read the last post before posting :bash:
  :chuckle:  Add about 4 to 7 ounces of water and shake the bag.  I eat this every single morning even at home.  its about 30g of protein and 600 calories to kick off your day.

I'm gonna do this Saturday as I wake up to chase elk in the back country of the White River unit.
We can share a breakfast together somewhere on oppsite sides of the Cascades at 0 dark 30.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:31:56 PM
Good luck buddy! I'll be thinking about you and your brother these next couple of weeks!  :tup: Dan
  and I will be thinking about you and your family as well my friend.  I have one more reason to push harder and farther.  I hope this is OK with you.  It's in the number one spot.  Few know the bond of a hunting brother. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:32:41 PM
See what happens when you don't read the last post before posting :bash:
  :chuckle:  Add about 4 to 7 ounces of water and shake the bag.  I eat this every single morning even at home.  its about 30g of protein and 600 calories to kick off your day.

I'm gonna do this Saturday as I wake up to chase elk in the back country of the White River unit.
We can share a breakfast together somewhere on oppsite sides of the Cascades at 0 dark 30.
Good luck and shoot straight :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 07, 2016, 09:41:50 PM
Can't forget the breakfast of champions!  Granola and vanilla protein!

Have you tried the peanut butter powder from Costco... Grubbin. I mix it with vanilla and chocolate protein powder. It's like desert for breakfast.

Best of luck on your hunt.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on September 07, 2016, 09:42:33 PM
How many days will you be packing for ? Does that meal plan kinda get redundant around day 7 ?

I really focused on having a variety style menu this year...seems like last year when the chips where down I was really getting tired of having the same candy bar after ten days

Great thread  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Backstraps on September 07, 2016, 09:45:22 PM
Good luck buddy! I'll be thinking about you and your brother these next couple of weeks!  :tup: Dan
  and I will be thinking about you and your family as well my friend.  I have one more reason to push harder and farther.  I hope this is OK with you.  It's in the number one spot.  Few know the bond of a hunting brother.
You just brought a tear to my eye! May that arrow fly true my friend. Thank you
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:50:24 PM
How many days will you be packing for ? Does that meal plan kinda get redundant around day 7 ?

I really focused on having a variety style menu this year...seems like last year when the chips where down I was really getting tired of having the same candy bar after ten days

Great thread  :tup:
Sorry I should have said candy bar not snickers :chuckle:  It does get a bit old but not as bad as other menu's I've had in the past.  I also change up the ramen flavors.  That hot lunch is always amazing! 

As of now the game plan is 4 days in, then out and move areas.  The thought is that we will either have a dead bull by the 4th day or we will have played our hands in that area and it will be time to move.  More supplies will be at the trailhead though so if we decide we are gonna stay it will be a quick trip out for food and right back in. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 09:52:16 PM
Good luck buddy! I'll be thinking about you and your brother these next couple of weeks!  :tup: Dan
  and I will be thinking about you and your family as well my friend.  I have one more reason to push harder and farther.  I hope this is OK with you.  It's in the number one spot.  Few know the bond of a hunting brother.
You just brought a tear to my eye! May that arrow fly true my friend. Thank you
How can it not, now :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 07, 2016, 09:56:18 PM
Jake and my packs are loaded , pretty sure we have enough food for a week , mountain house , top Ramen protien powder and bars , tuna , Lenny and Larry cookies, almonds , peanuts . my pack has the tent and food and oo many cloths . it came in right at 70 lbs and Jakes 40 lbs.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 07, 2016, 10:02:12 PM
my bow is staying at base camp till this is done . We have a purpose  and that's a bull for Arron. not only him but for everyone  that has gave there lives for this great country . We are truely blessed to be able to do this and I don't take it lightly . Karl has gave his all supporting our military in Arrons name. the least I can do is give this hunt my all. We have troops at base ready to roll what ever the need . What a amazing bunch  .......Time to get it on !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on September 07, 2016, 10:08:06 PM
How many days will you be packing for ? Does that meal plan kinda get redundant around day 7 ?

I really focused on having a variety style menu this year...seems like last year when the chips where down I was really getting tired of having the same candy bar after ten days

Great thread  :tup:
Sorry I should have said candy bar not snickers :chuckle:  It does get a bit old but not as bad as other menu's I've had in the past.  I also change up the ramen flavors.  That hot lunch is always amazing! 

As of now the game plan is 4 days in, then out and move areas.  The thought is that we will either have a dead bull by the 4th day or we will have played our hands in that area and it will be time to move.  More supplies will be at the trailhead though so if we decide we are gonna stay it will be a quick trip out for food and right back in.

 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 07, 2016, 10:09:21 PM
my bow is staying at base camp till this is done . We have a purpose  and that's a bull for Arron. not only him but for everyone  that has gave there lives for this great country . We are truely blessed to be able to do this and I don't take it lightly . Karl has gave his all supporting our military in Arrons name. the least I can do is give this hunt my all. We have troops at base ready to roll what ever the need . What a amazing bunch  .......Time to get it on !
  I really haven't mentioned enough all the help and support from my buddies.  From Mike and Trevor who kept me honest on all those hot Thursday workouts, to my friend Dan for letting me crash his house a few nights a week to lob arrows in the pasture, to the getsum crew for the continued unwavering support!  Heck Coach gave up sugar so he could get into lean mean fighting shape!  I'm surrounded by amazing individuals who support me and to push me to be better.  I'm ready for this.  I'm as ready as I've ever been for a hunt.  Its gonna be a wild 9 days men 8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: dupedc on September 07, 2016, 10:18:13 PM
Best of luck Man! This is your time!


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on September 07, 2016, 10:26:12 PM
Get a nice bull for Arron. I'll be thinking of you
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ELKBURGER on September 08, 2016, 05:38:11 AM
Get a nice bull for Arron. I'll be thinking of you
:salute: :salute: Good Luck Gentlemen!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ironhead on September 08, 2016, 05:44:55 AM
Good Luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 08, 2016, 06:24:47 AM
This is gonna be awesome!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: blacktail master on September 08, 2016, 06:36:01 AM
BLRman and crew. I joined this site about 6 months or so ago and never formally introduced myself, just a man of few words I guess. I have really enjoyed following this post. Better than any magazine article avaliable today! Really looking forward to see how this plays out. I wish you boys the best, good luck.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 08, 2016, 06:42:53 AM
Looks like you are down to the wire now for waiting on this awesome hunt to start. Good luck, be safe, enjoy the hunt, and let one fly true on a big bull.  :tup: :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: treeclimber2852 on September 08, 2016, 07:37:54 AM
Good luck guys.  Drop a big one for your brother- I'll be looking for the story.  And as always, be safe. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Tschaefer72 on September 08, 2016, 12:07:37 PM
Really enjoy the thread and the respect and honor given to those that serve. Enjoy these days. Enjoy this hunt!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on September 08, 2016, 12:35:44 PM
Im reaady Karl, packed and waiting for tmmrw morning!!  Team Getsum lets do this!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: RockCreekArchery on September 08, 2016, 01:47:22 PM
Good luck Karl Kurt and Cory and camp cook Chris ...Get a big one or a medium one .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 08, 2016, 01:57:28 PM
Good luck! Just a few more hours!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Slayerz on September 08, 2016, 05:39:44 PM
Best of luck Karl and team, whack a big one.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on September 08, 2016, 06:11:42 PM
Go get em Boyz!  Best of luck. I hope you fall asleep and wake up to bugles.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ghost Hunter on September 08, 2016, 06:21:20 PM
Good luck guys.  I'm sure this will be epic.  Can't wait for the story.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rosscrazyelk on September 08, 2016, 06:59:45 PM
Good luck
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 08, 2016, 10:09:22 PM
cool about to get real  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on September 08, 2016, 11:22:39 PM
Good luck, be safe and kick some elk butt! Can't wait to hear how this pans out!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: de0827 on September 09, 2016, 11:48:40 AM
This whole thread has been great to follow from the beginning!  I'm excited to hear the conclusion and see some awesome photos.  Get it done!   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 09, 2016, 11:51:55 AM
Wheels up guys!  Thank you all for following along and keeping me motivated and honest.  This is for all of us!  On the words of rtsprings........GETSUM!!!!!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on September 09, 2016, 12:07:15 PM
Good luck!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: lamrith on September 09, 2016, 12:32:26 PM
Good luck!!  Your story has been inspiring.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 09, 2016, 01:31:57 PM
Good Luck Karl, see ya in 2 weeks for some more fun. Stick a huge one   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 2MANY on September 09, 2016, 01:34:52 PM
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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DOUBLELUNG on September 09, 2016, 01:54:22 PM
Can't wait for the next chapter!  Wish I had what it takes to be a part of this. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 09, 2016, 03:11:35 PM
Wheels up guys!  Thank you all for following along and keeping me motivated and honest.  This is for all of us!  On the words of rtsprings........GETSUM!!!!!!!


 :tup: :archery_smiley:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on September 09, 2016, 03:29:38 PM
GETSUM

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: police women of America on September 09, 2016, 03:54:31 PM
Tagging, I think your getting a monster elk this year! Good luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Bow tech hunter on September 09, 2016, 04:44:28 PM
Goodluck be safe can't wait to hear this thread ends
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on September 09, 2016, 09:21:34 PM
Karl says HELLO from hell....  Its on!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 09, 2016, 09:25:32 PM
Karl says HELLO from hell....  Its on!
do good guys!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: predatorG on September 10, 2016, 06:05:57 AM
Let's get it! Season opener is about to happen! Good luck fellas and go GETSUM
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 10, 2016, 07:20:46 AM
Karl says HELLO from hell....  Its on!
Hahaha awesome!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on September 10, 2016, 09:56:11 AM
Good luck.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2016, 10:27:15 AM
11 bulls this a.m.  one maybe shooter.  Didn't get camp set till almost 10:30 last night but worth it to be up in em
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on September 10, 2016, 10:31:45 AM
Glad you're in them! Pretty decent bull there, find the big boy!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gee_unit360 on September 10, 2016, 11:07:47 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: wsucowboy on September 10, 2016, 02:41:34 PM
Nice looking bull, hoping and praying your able to get a monster

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 10, 2016, 05:26:23 PM
Awesome pic  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 10, 2016, 06:28:37 PM
Sweet!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2016, 07:35:25 PM
3 more bulls this evening for a total of 14 bulls spotted today.  Bulls are still grouped up and only heard one bugle.  Weather is gonna get sporty tonight.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 10, 2016, 07:47:26 PM
Not a bad first day. On the bright side. At least you didn't tag out and you get to hunt for a giant elk tomorrow!!!
Go get em buddy!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: teanawayslayer on September 10, 2016, 08:55:51 PM
With the fire burning could get interesting
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 11, 2016, 11:46:53 AM
Another nice bull this a.m.  He was fairly vocal too.  Few other bugles today.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 11, 2016, 11:49:05 AM
Few from yesterday
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 11, 2016, 11:51:23 AM
More
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Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 11, 2016, 11:53:55 AM
You're in em!!!
Awesome stuff man.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BGLEMIN on September 11, 2016, 12:20:37 PM
Now it's getting real interesting!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackmaster on September 11, 2016, 12:23:48 PM
You got cell reception up there?  :chuckle: nice lookin area great pics
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: westside Elkhunter on September 11, 2016, 02:32:52 PM
Been following your thread. Awesome read and great photos

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rosscrazyelk on September 11, 2016, 03:32:02 PM
Keep at it..
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 11, 2016, 04:07:39 PM
Getting good now! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 11, 2016, 05:53:39 PM
drooling  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Muleyslyr on September 11, 2016, 06:02:21 PM
Looks like you're in the right spot. Patients and persistence and it's a done deal. Good luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kevinlisa06 on September 11, 2016, 06:22:51 PM
Good luck to ya!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 11, 2016, 09:55:54 PM
Mid day bugle turned into a hot and heavy encounter.  Bull came hard and didn't give much time for action.  Drew as he dipped behind a big tree.  If he had stepped to the right of the tree it would have been a ten yard frontal, but he went left and stopped at ten yards.....right behind a snag!  I needed two more steps :bash:  held at full draw for forever and the wind finally swirled and he bolted.  Definitely a shooter.  Never saw his fronts very well due to the snag but his tops I got a real good look at and would have more than made up for any shortcomings up front.  Lots of bugles today
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MikeC on September 11, 2016, 10:04:48 PM
Damn this is fun to follow. Get Sum Karl!
Shoot straight,  best of luck!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on September 11, 2016, 10:39:03 PM
Sounds like a good time! I was starting to think you were just out taking pictures  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 11, 2016, 11:44:41 PM
 :IBCOOL: thread
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: SniperDanWA on September 12, 2016, 08:55:05 PM
Get Sum!  Come on, the suspense gets to a guy after 20+ pages....... :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 12, 2016, 09:00:48 PM
Good times there! Keep at it Karl you got this!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 12, 2016, 11:05:02 PM
Withdrawals  >:( more story more pics  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mossyoak on September 13, 2016, 12:36:26 AM
  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 08:28:49 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on September 13, 2016, 08:38:32 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:
Your telling me!!!! I just got a text...
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on September 13, 2016, 08:44:20 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:

...is there a bull down...?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: syoungs on September 13, 2016, 08:49:13 AM
 :yeah:

fingers crossed!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ffbowhunter on September 13, 2016, 09:01:53 AM
Cannot wait to hear the story!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on September 13, 2016, 09:07:55 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:
Your telling me!!!! I just got a text...
Awesome!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 09:14:21 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:
Your telling me!!!! I just got a text...
Me too!  In the dark again now. May be a long day for the GS crew
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2016, 09:16:20 AM
Come on Karl we need an update!!!  And a pic!  :drool:
Your telling me!!!! I just got a text...
Me too!  In the dark again now. May be a long day for the GS crew

Hoping they are in for a long day of packing meat and a large rack   :tup:
Hoping they will break the silence soon 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 09:20:04 AM
Till they update we can always start in on the short man and bald jokes...  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2016, 09:23:05 AM
Till they update we can always start in on the short man and bald jokes...  :chuckle:

No way, Karl is going to help call for me on the Bethel Q Rifle tag. I am staying quiet on the jokes till my bull is down   :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on September 13, 2016, 09:25:54 AM
Till they update we can always start in on the short man and bald jokes...  :chuckle:

I have a feeling Cory will have to pack the head out since the tips will drag on the ground with Karl packing... :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 09:32:12 AM
Till they update we can always start in on the short man and bald jokes...  :chuckle:

I have a feeling Cory will have to pack the head out since the tips will drag on the ground with Karl packing... :chuckle:
I'd say that's a tall spike... But that could be the case on a average spike... So who knows?  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on September 13, 2016, 09:36:21 AM
Till they update we can always start in on the short man and bald jokes...  :chuckle:

I have a feeling Cory will have to pack the head out since the tips will drag on the ground with Karl packing... :chuckle:
I'd say that's a tall spike... But that could be the case on a average spike... So who knows?  :chuckle:
:chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackmaster on September 13, 2016, 01:38:02 PM
Can we get some pics and a story please  :dunno: :chuckle: it's probably hotter than you one what over there and I am guessing you guys are busting your humps to get him out :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Russ McDonald on September 13, 2016, 01:47:44 PM
Did I miss something?  All I saw is that he drew on one and got busted and didn't let an arrow fly. The rest is just everyone having fun.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Rainier10 on September 13, 2016, 02:11:12 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on September 13, 2016, 02:15:22 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 05:30:28 PM
.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhunterforever on September 13, 2016, 05:32:18 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Backstraps on September 13, 2016, 05:34:17 PM
 :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2016, 05:34:41 PM
 :tup:  can't wait to see the beast
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 13, 2016, 05:40:58 PM
 :archer: :whoo:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ffbowhunter on September 13, 2016, 05:44:08 PM
 :IBCOOL:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BoomWhop on September 13, 2016, 05:51:33 PM
Woot woot :brew:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 05:56:53 PM
 :yike: :kneel: :kneel:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: eliandsky on September 13, 2016, 06:02:18 PM
Cool. Great work man!  Congrats


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on September 13, 2016, 06:14:24 PM
Gotta love a bloody arrow!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on September 13, 2016, 06:23:51 PM
I feel like everyone is stringing me along. First gringos sheep and now this.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: wsucowboy on September 13, 2016, 06:27:29 PM
We need more pics and the story!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Reidus on September 13, 2016, 06:29:44 PM
Lotta ways to get an arrow bloody :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on September 13, 2016, 06:45:56 PM
Get sum got sum great hunt  congrats to the crew
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jason stevens on September 13, 2016, 06:52:58 PM
Proud of u karl if you got it done buddy
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ffbowhunter on September 13, 2016, 06:55:01 PM
The suspense is killing me! Hope he's a beast you guys worked hard!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: dewandgin on September 13, 2016, 06:58:27 PM
 :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkrack on September 13, 2016, 07:01:35 PM
We don't need another 25 pages to get a picture do we? I hope not!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 07:14:39 PM
Karl and Aaron done well!  That's about all I will say! And yes I have a pic.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 13, 2016, 07:15:52 PM
Sweet!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 07:22:14 PM
.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on September 13, 2016, 07:24:58 PM
Dang! More pics! The suspense is killing me!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jason stevens on September 13, 2016, 07:30:34 PM
Way to go buddy someone is smiling down on you!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: wsucowboy on September 13, 2016, 07:36:04 PM
Congrats!! Everyone on here is excited and proud of you! I'm sure you got an amazing bull

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on September 13, 2016, 07:40:51 PM
I got my hand on this hog!  Its worth the wait trust me!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ffbowhunter on September 13, 2016, 07:41:17 PM
Dang! More pics! The suspense is killing me!
:yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2016, 07:42:29 PM
Way to get the job done, the hunt of a lifetime with a perfect ending.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: westside Elkhunter on September 13, 2016, 07:43:52 PM


Awesome 👍

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DaveMonti on September 13, 2016, 07:45:00 PM
Great news!  I just hope the server doesn't break!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 13, 2016, 07:46:59 PM
It's your time buddy!! All eyes are on you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on September 13, 2016, 07:47:53 PM
The Internet is going to break pretty soon. I am so happy for Karl. True monster
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on September 13, 2016, 07:48:17 PM
That's an awesome picture. Can't wait to see the rest, congratulations!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 13, 2016, 07:51:16 PM
Ahhhhh!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 13, 2016, 07:53:01 PM
HMMMMMMMMMMMMM BIG BONE. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ShaneTyTrey on September 13, 2016, 07:56:17 PM
Way to get it done!  Super Happy for you fulfilling your quest!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on September 13, 2016, 08:04:47 PM
Ka Tonka.     Beautiful Bull of a lifetime.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 08:08:26 PM
There gotta be more pics than that!!!! You tease!  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: adamR on September 13, 2016, 08:09:46 PM
Congrats! Can't wait to see him and hear the story
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HvyHorn338 on September 13, 2016, 08:18:18 PM
Congrats to You and your Crew.  Very happy for you guys. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BENCHLEG on September 13, 2016, 08:21:02 PM
Very nice way to represent great work.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 08:23:25 PM
.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 08:25:15 PM
All I can say is thank you baby Jesus ! Say five woulda sucked ......,,,
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 13, 2016, 08:28:40 PM
All I can say is thank you baby Jesus ! Say five woulda sucked ......,,,
Awe come on coach! You were just getting started!


Good work out there men!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on September 13, 2016, 08:28:47 PM
Can't imagine how hard your story will be to write, the emotions you had today were probably overwhelming.  Great story to come I'm sure, your friends were very lucky to be with you.  Congrats to you all, your brother is looking down on you with happy tears in his eyes, and bursting with pride. Great day today Karl, you earned it.  Thanks for sharing and for the ride. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 92xj on September 13, 2016, 08:29:08 PM
 Congrats men.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kevinlisa06 on September 13, 2016, 08:30:58 PM
Congratulations to you! I'm very happy you were able to make it happen on this epic hunt!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: losdaddy7 on September 13, 2016, 08:32:57 PM
Thanks for letting us share this journey with you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ddouble on September 13, 2016, 08:32:58 PM
Congrats !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DaveMonti on September 13, 2016, 08:35:00 PM
I think there is a bull down.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ghunt on September 13, 2016, 08:35:41 PM
Congrats  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on September 13, 2016, 08:35:54 PM
I am just happy to be able to soak this in here in person.  All the best pal today was a good day.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 08:38:57 PM
Epic day with a good friend . thanks for letting me tag along.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Maverick on September 13, 2016, 08:43:20 PM
Post the pics already!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 13, 2016, 08:47:11 PM
If I didn't keep everyone waiting last year for pictures of my moose, I might be a little more impatient sitting here waiting to see this bull.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 08:57:19 PM
Pics won't load from hell
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Maverick on September 13, 2016, 09:07:31 PM
Hes already posted pics with the bull in the back ground so i know he can post them! Haha. Coach your whole group is a hunch of teases lol!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NWCoho on September 13, 2016, 09:27:59 PM
I think at this point he's in heaven and teasing the hell out of us.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 09:28:25 PM
 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mr Mykiss on September 13, 2016, 09:29:25 PM
Oh yeah. That's the one right there.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 09:33:46 PM
Becafefull not to call at a bull ....you might have to pack him out .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: ffbowhunter on September 13, 2016, 09:34:47 PM
Stop! My wife is getting mad I keep checking my phone every minute!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MikeC on September 13, 2016, 09:37:31 PM
AWESOME!
CONGRATS
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 13, 2016, 09:43:04 PM
Congratulations guys!!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jagermiester on September 13, 2016, 09:46:34 PM
This is cruel. Congrats and thank you. I've really enjoyed this thread. That pick of the bracelet on you and on the antler is priceless.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: roadhuntking on September 13, 2016, 09:50:18 PM
Congrats! I believe my good buddy helped with the pack if I'm putting things together right.. well done
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 09:50:19 PM
Ok guys, we've had our fun.  It's been an amazing four days.  Thank goodness I had an elk guru like coach with me.  Coach worked him away from his cows, right into my lap.  I'm humbled.....
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: DUGANDEER on September 13, 2016, 09:50:42 PM
This is cruel. Congrats and thank you. I've really enjoyed this thread. That pick of the bracelet on you and on the antler is priceless.

 :yeah:. Congratulations!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 09:51:03 PM
More
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 09:52:55 PM
Karl is a wee beast ! Well done buddy.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: highside74 on September 13, 2016, 09:53:51 PM
Whale tails for days
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 09:54:07 PM
Here he is!  The man, the myth, the legend.....Coach!  All I did was pull the trigger.  Corey is the one that made it all happen.  A truly amazing friend
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 13, 2016, 09:56:06 PM
Congrats! I believe my good buddy helped with the pack if I'm putting things together right.. well done
  yeah man great dudes!  It wasn't far but it was vertical. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 13, 2016, 09:56:55 PM
WOW!! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on September 13, 2016, 09:57:33 PM
Wow stud bull. Has been a great time following your story. A huge congrats to you and the rest of the team. Awesome work!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: wsucowboy on September 13, 2016, 09:57:47 PM
Wow! What a bull!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2016, 09:58:06 PM
WOW!!!! Well done that is a great bull. Congrats to you and the crew, excellent job.  :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BGLEMIN on September 13, 2016, 09:58:35 PM
Epic!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jagermiester on September 13, 2016, 09:59:26 PM
Those fours and fives are awesome!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: X-Force on September 13, 2016, 10:00:00 PM
Awesome man. Congrats.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Limhangerslayer on September 13, 2016, 10:02:08 PM
Where's one with your ugly mug n it Karl?   :chuckle: nice bull by the way, even for a whoviller!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 13, 2016, 10:03:30 PM
Don't let Karl fool you ...he is a dam good hunter with ice water for blood and hooves in his boots .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 13, 2016, 10:05:56 PM
I can got to bed now and dream of October 1
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhunterforever on September 13, 2016, 10:06:18 PM
Wow what a bull :drool: Congrats
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: SniperDanWA on September 13, 2016, 10:06:36 PM
Whale tails, holy smokes Karl, that's for sure a keeper and one Aaron will be proud of.  You did him proud!  Congratulations Team GET SUM......
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MikeC on September 13, 2016, 10:07:10 PM
OH MY GOD!
WELL DESERVED.
BEAUTIFUL
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: X-Force on September 13, 2016, 10:11:29 PM
Man I keep staring....

Can't wait to hear the whole story.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Maverick on September 13, 2016, 10:40:44 PM
Great bull karl! Any idea on a score?!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Tschaefer72 on September 13, 2016, 10:51:39 PM
That bull has it all... mass, length, character and most of all incredible story to honor your brother. Well done fellas and thanks for letting us all be apart of the journey! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 13, 2016, 11:08:59 PM
 :yike: what mass on that thing. The wrist compare to the antler priceless man that's got some circumferences  :yike:
Nice pics hope this isn't complete just yet.  Hope to read the story soon.
You did your brother Aaron more than proud. Wish I'd of met him but did have some heated discussion with him on here some, but never any malice. We often agreed too so...
Congratulations on a absolute monster. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Vandal44 on September 14, 2016, 03:16:39 AM
Well deserved bull.  I received pictures from Bullblaster the other day nicely done.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Russ McDonald on September 14, 2016, 04:36:24 AM
Awesome


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Wanttohuntmore on September 14, 2016, 04:38:54 AM
Congrats!   More photos please!   
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on September 14, 2016, 04:53:55 AM
Wow! Great bull! Even better thread. Thank you for taking us with you on your journey. You definitely put in the work. I'm sure your brother would be proud. Congratulations!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 14, 2016, 04:56:44 AM
Well deserved bull.  I received pictures from Bullblaster the other day nicely done.
that may have been jared's bull.  This one is a bit more fresh than the other day :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 14, 2016, 04:58:00 AM
Few more shots
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: benhuntin on September 14, 2016, 05:37:54 AM
Awesome bull boys.


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BigBullDreamer11 on September 14, 2016, 05:46:37 AM
Awesome bull congrats!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Gringo31 on September 14, 2016, 05:54:39 AM
IncrediBULL!

So happy for you..... What an example of dedication, preparation and well....love


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 14, 2016, 06:13:52 AM
Well deserved bull.  I received pictures from Bullblaster the other day nicely done.
that may have been jared's bull.  This one is a bit more fresh than the other day :chuckle:
Vandal just can't keep his days straight. He got pics of both.  :tung:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: lemondog on September 14, 2016, 06:19:47 AM
Awesome, great hunt, great story and a awesome bull!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ghost Hunter on September 14, 2016, 06:25:45 AM
Couldn't be happier for you.  Well done!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkrack on September 14, 2016, 06:29:31 AM
Damn! Well done BLRman and the getsum crew
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: muleyslayer on September 14, 2016, 06:30:08 AM
Congratulations on a great bull! You sure made your brother proud!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 14, 2016, 06:36:22 AM
Well done sir. Awesome bull. That area has some true giants in it. Thanks for letting us follow along. Preparation, planning, determination...they all played a part. One cant help to think a little divine intervention was at work as well. And your brother had a front row seat for the whole hunt. You should be proud of yourself and your crew.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on September 14, 2016, 06:37:52 AM
Nice. Super happy for you guys. Congrats dude.

This seems fitting at this point.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: C-Money on September 14, 2016, 06:45:36 AM
Congrats on a dandy bull!! Well done!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: pianoman9701 on September 14, 2016, 07:04:00 AM
What a gorgeous bull, Karl. Your brother would be very proud.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ironhead on September 14, 2016, 07:18:57 AM
What a stud Bull, big congrats!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BNAElkhntr on September 14, 2016, 07:20:29 AM
Very Nice Bull  Congrats  All the Hard work paid Off
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 206 on September 14, 2016, 07:21:11 AM
Awesome.  I have put some time in reading this tread for a while and the story can't be over yet.  How about more visuals PLEASE.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Yakirack on September 14, 2016, 08:13:30 AM
Great job! Congratulations- that bad boy is awesome.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebrush on September 14, 2016, 08:22:19 AM
What a monarch!  Totally awesome! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Bearhunter on September 14, 2016, 08:24:04 AM
Way to go Karl, I am very happy for you and you finally put your brothers dreams to rest for him!  Nice work Coach its always good to have good friends along to help and make the memories even better!  What a stud Bull!!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Bigshooter on September 14, 2016, 08:30:38 AM
Great Bull.  Congrats.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gunnarnewt on September 14, 2016, 08:33:05 AM
Congrats on a great bull! Hard earned, and well deserved!  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: blackpowderhunter on September 14, 2016, 08:40:47 AM
So awesome when it comes together!
Congrats on a special hunt
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: zagsfan1 on September 14, 2016, 08:41:42 AM
Fantastic!!  enjoyed following this thread. Way to go!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 14, 2016, 08:43:42 AM
Ha-cha! Now let's head to mcd's for lunch. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 14, 2016, 08:45:03 AM
Ha-cha! Now let's head to mcd's for lunch. :chuckle:
I think karlito deserves some fire sticks for lunch plat!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 14, 2016, 08:47:21 AM
Just curious what do you guys think this bull will score
I am not the best at elk but will say in the 370 - 380 range   :dunno: :dunno: :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 14, 2016, 08:51:04 AM
Ha-cha! Now let's head to mcd's for lunch. :chuckle:
I think karlito deserves some fire sticks for lunch plat!

hmmm...I heard rumors a buck was pulled out of camp so he should make some nice tasty pep sticks. :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Kurt_S on September 14, 2016, 09:04:01 AM
Congrats.  Great bull!  Looking forward to the rest of your hunts this year
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: eliandsky on September 14, 2016, 09:27:17 AM
You ever give up your unit?


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: tgray on September 14, 2016, 09:48:56 AM
Great bull, don't get much prettier than that.
I'll take a wild guess that it's close to that 370" mark. Nice job
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkinrutdrivemenuts on September 14, 2016, 10:03:56 AM
There are more pictures of your pack contents than the bull lol! 

I was hoping to see a stud bull when you started this thread and you certainly delivered!  Congrats!  Really hope a play by play is coming and some more photos to wrap this adventure up!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Elkpiss on September 14, 2016, 10:08:57 AM
Good for you.. That was great to see this hunt unfold like this.. Great ending.. Your bro is proud of ya guaranteed..  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Maverick on September 14, 2016, 10:22:27 AM
Im guessing -360s class
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 14, 2016, 10:27:28 AM
You ever give up your unit?


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Pretty sure he was in the blues.. :rolleyes:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kyle_higg on September 14, 2016, 10:31:38 AM
What an awesome bull with an amazing story!! Well done!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 14, 2016, 10:32:54 AM
Amazing bull. I am so happy you were able to fill your tag with such a great bull and have a great hunt.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on September 14, 2016, 10:46:05 AM
You ever give up your unit?


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Pretty sure he was in the blues.. :rolleyes:

This question wont be answered, not because of location.  But you dont want to go in there.   HELL......
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pathfinder101 on September 14, 2016, 12:14:17 PM
Im guessing -360s class

That's what I would guess.  At least a 350's.  Congrats BLR!   :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: turkeydancer on September 14, 2016, 12:21:08 PM
Been busy so just found out ...  So happy for Karl and crew .... what a tribute to Aaron ... he has to be doing backflips !

Makes my day for sure !!!!!!!        :tup:   :whoo:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 14, 2016, 12:23:29 PM
Real good one! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: de0827 on September 14, 2016, 12:28:32 PM
A great ending for this Epic journey!  You did your brother proud!  Congrats!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: lokidog on September 14, 2016, 12:42:57 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MikeC on September 14, 2016, 12:56:43 PM
Alright ninja, time to let the cat out of the bag...
Unit?
C'mon Karl, we're all so curious hahaha

Also, I'm going full elk ninja mode this season, so I won't be saying what tag I drew till after my hunt.  Hope you guys understand :tup:

Oh and hell yes I'm shooting Stevens next weekend!  Wouldn't miss it for anything!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: gutsnthegrass on September 14, 2016, 01:00:01 PM
I'm not very good with words, but I can say that this has been a truly inspirational story.  It has been a pleasure to follow the story and I'm sure your brother is proud.  Congratulations to you and your crew for an epic hunt.  I don't know if this story can be topped!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TommyH on September 14, 2016, 01:23:44 PM
Amazing.  Way to go Karl, Way to go getsum crew! Beautiful bull!
Title: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on September 14, 2016, 02:40:01 PM
Alright ninja, time to let the cat out of the bag...
Unit?
C'mon Karl, we're all so curious hahaha

Also, I'm going full elk ninja mode this season, so I won't be saying what tag I drew till after my hunt.  Hope you guys understand :tup:

Oh and hell yes I'm shooting Stevens next weekend!  Wouldn't miss it for anything!


Peaches tag.  They hunted that unit. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Brushbuster on September 14, 2016, 02:59:16 PM
Congrats on your archery monster Bull! Great job!! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on September 14, 2016, 03:37:03 PM
Maybe I missed it, what's your plan for the mount?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rosscrazyelk on September 14, 2016, 03:42:44 PM
Great bull.. Congrats to you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on September 14, 2016, 03:56:10 PM
Maybe I missed it, what's your plan for the mount?
What mount  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: chester on September 14, 2016, 04:00:19 PM
Great story beginning to end, congrats on the bull.


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 14, 2016, 05:22:52 PM
This is awesome! Best hunting story of 2016 for sure. Congrats!!!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 14, 2016, 05:26:20 PM
Thank you all for the kind words.  I feel so humbled by all of this.  He's a beautiful bull and one who represents so much.  Slept in a bit and had a good breakfast with the guys.  Whit helped me cut meat most of today and I ran home to get more ice and get gear squared away again.  There are more tags in camp and elk on the mountain that need arrows so no time for rest and relaxation.  That stuff is for January :chuckle:

As for a mount, I will just be doing a euro.  I can't fit an elk in my house anyways so it will live at a buddies until we move.  I was gonna cape him but being upside down and against a tree, it was too much effort by myself.  Pics are deceiving, it was steep as hell, so just boning him out solo was enough hastle.  On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.  I could do it, but it would mean possibly sacrificing a deer hunt next year and that isn't an option :chuckle:

When I get home sunday I will sit down at a real computer and fill you all in on how it all went down.  It was one hell of a hunt :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: b.roberts on September 14, 2016, 06:30:19 PM
Awesome.  Thanks so much fore sharing this hunt with the rest of us.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Huntboy on September 14, 2016, 06:36:56 PM
Great bull, congrats.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on September 14, 2016, 06:39:50 PM
Great things happen to great people, this is a prime example

Congratulations  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Dan-o on September 14, 2016, 06:49:23 PM
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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Muleyslyr on September 14, 2016, 07:15:39 PM
Awesome! Best read and ending to a story in a long time! What a perfect Bull! All the scorers above are short changing that thing. He is 370's all day long! Congratulations!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on September 14, 2016, 07:27:52 PM
What an awesome hunt and experience, all the way around.
He's smiling down on you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 14, 2016, 08:08:37 PM
Who cares what it scores, its the meaning, and memories of a warrior that counts. BLR your an outstanding brother, hunter, father, husband, and all around guy. I wish to meet you someday, until then happy hunting, you have made us all proud.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Harbor_hunter on September 14, 2016, 08:09:45 PM
What an awesome bull!  Great job!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: dupedc on September 14, 2016, 08:18:17 PM
Congratulations! You're an inspiration!


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mark251 on September 14, 2016, 08:19:45 PM
Great thread!  Thanks for sharing it with us  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Soundbite on September 14, 2016, 08:33:20 PM
This is awesome! It definatly shows the result of hard work. As a new hunter it makes it easier to get off my butt and get in shape for my hunts. thanks, and keep the good stuff coming
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kevinlisa06 on September 14, 2016, 09:07:21 PM
Great Bull congratulations to you! Your brother is smiling down on you!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on September 14, 2016, 09:16:27 PM
Wow what a bull and what a story...thanks for bringing us along with this...I'm sitting at elk camp now and finally have a signal to read this....congrats again....it was well deserved  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 14, 2016, 09:27:25 PM
Thank you all for the kind words.  I feel so humbled by all of this.  He's a beautiful bull and one who represents so much.  Slept in a bit and had a good breakfast with the guys.  Whit helped me cut meat most of today and I ran home to get more ice and get gear squared away again.  There are more tags in camp and elk on the mountain that need arrows so no time for rest and relaxation.  That stuff is for January :chuckle:

As for a mount, I will just be doing a euro.  I can't fit an elk in my house anyways so it will live at a buddies until we move.  I was gonna cape him but being upside down and against a tree, it was too much effort by myself.  Pics are deceiving, it was steep as hell, so just boning him out solo was enough hastle.  On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.  I could do it, but it would mean possibly sacrificing a deer hunt next year and that isn't an option :chuckle:

When I get home sunday I will sit down at a real computer and fill you all in on how it all went down.  It was one hell of a hunt :tup:
Good luck on the other tags! You guys are studs!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: X-Force on September 14, 2016, 10:09:51 PM
Congrats again. Read through most of the pages again today and it's awesome to see so much effort come together with GREAT success!

I can't wait to read the whole story. Have fun helping others fill their tags!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 14, 2016, 11:12:30 PM
Yeah one heck of a bull. Mass for days on that thing.  :drool:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Machias on September 15, 2016, 05:37:36 AM
Such a fantastic bull.  Soooo very happy for you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: packmule on September 15, 2016, 06:18:18 AM
Dang, hate to see this thread wind down...
Amazing bull and well earned, congratulations.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: WALLEYEGUY on September 15, 2016, 08:52:41 AM
 Once again great thread and story gongrats
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Gringo31 on September 15, 2016, 10:24:43 AM
Quote
On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.

I'm willing to pass around that hat if that's the issue.  Would be happy to throw in $100 to get it started if you'd be willing to accept it.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: blacktail master on September 15, 2016, 10:32:46 AM
I'd match that Gringo, that's a great thought.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 15, 2016, 11:00:55 AM
Quote
On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.

I'm willing to pass around that hat if that's the issue.  Would be happy to throw in $100 to get it started if you'd be willing to accept it.  :tup:
X3


Count me in too.

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NWCoho on September 15, 2016, 11:14:09 AM
I'll add to that.  It didn't sound like he saved his cape.  Can someone save one from and East side bull that doesn't plan to use it?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: MLBowhunting on September 15, 2016, 07:10:07 PM
Fantastic job fellas.    :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 15, 2016, 09:26:51 PM
I appreciate the offer you guys.  From the bottom of my heart.  But I couldn't possibly accept!  If I wanted to mount him I would have saved the cape and made the funds a priority.  In the next few years when we move to a bigger house I will go cape hunting and make a mount a priority.  Truly amazing offer though.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: fishngamereaper on September 15, 2016, 10:11:44 PM
Any thoughts of a little memorial at the spot of the harvest.  Maybe the ivories to honor the elk with one of those cool bracelets to honor your brother.  Hang em on a little cross. Just a thought. Would be cool to stumble across something like that up there.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkh8me on September 16, 2016, 01:52:43 AM
Thank you for sharing.  That's a great tribute to Aaron and a very nice bull, he is proud of that one!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NOCK NOCK on September 16, 2016, 09:36:33 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Wingin it on September 16, 2016, 09:39:11 AM
That is a fantastic bull with great character! Congratulations on succeeding in fulfilling that dream for yourself and your brother. I am certain he was with you and is smiling. Solid work sir.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Greenhorn on September 16, 2016, 10:50:14 AM
Wow, what an epic hunt from beginning to end.  I am so happy for you.  Your love for your brother and commitment to honor his sacrifice for our nation and families cannot be surpassed.  Thank you for letting all of us join in on this part of your life!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: police women of America on September 16, 2016, 03:08:29 PM
Amazing elk! Well done :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: shootem on September 18, 2016, 09:57:27 PM
You are a bad ass Karl. If anybody ever wants to know what it takes to consistently be successful hunting spend some time with this guy. Knowledge, skill, drive, conditioning, willingness to do what has to be done is just the beginning.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: The100Road on September 19, 2016, 08:46:18 AM
Thank you all for the kind words.  I feel so humbled by all of this.  He's a beautiful bull and one who represents so much.  Slept in a bit and had a good breakfast with the guys.  Whit helped me cut meat most of today and I ran home to get more ice and get gear squared away again.  There are more tags in camp and elk on the mountain that need arrows so no time for rest and relaxation.  That stuff is for January :chuckle:

As for a mount, I will just be doing a euro.  I can't fit an elk in my house anyways so it will live at a buddies until we move.  I was gonna cape him but being upside down and against a tree, it was too much effort by myself.  Pics are deceiving, it was steep as hell, so just boning him out solo was enough hastle.  On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.  I could do it, but it would mean possibly sacrificing a deer hunt next year and that isn't an option :chuckle:

When I get home sunday I will sit down at a real computer and fill you all in on how it all went down.  It was one hell of a hunt :tup:
its Monday! Let's get that story on how it all went down!  :hello: :)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Astonb86 on September 19, 2016, 09:04:00 AM
Theres no greater cause then this one. We are all indebted to your brother's sacrifice. Congrats on the epic journey!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: tlbradford on September 19, 2016, 12:20:50 PM
What an amazing story and a great way to honor your brother.  Unfortunately, I know what it is like to have to hunt with the spirit of a loved one right next to you.  You can feel them, have a conversation with them, but it is still a huge hole in your life.  It was a great thread to follow along and you earned that beast.  Congratulations to you and all involved.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Rainier10 on September 19, 2016, 04:06:10 PM
What an amazing story and a great way to honor your brother.  Unfortunately, I know what it is like to have to hunt with the spirit of a loved one right next to you.  You can feel them, have a conversation with them, but it is still a huge hole in your life.  It was a great thread to follow along and you earned that beast.  Congratulations to you and all involved.
:yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on September 19, 2016, 08:20:47 PM
Thank you all for the kind words.  I feel so humbled by all of this.  He's a beautiful bull and one who represents so much.  Slept in a bit and had a good breakfast with the guys.  Whit helped me cut meat most of today and I ran home to get more ice and get gear squared away again.  There are more tags in camp and elk on the mountain that need arrows so no time for rest and relaxation.  That stuff is for January :chuckle:

As for a mount, I will just be doing a euro.  I can't fit an elk in my house anyways so it will live at a buddies until we move.  I was gonna cape him but being upside down and against a tree, it was too much effort by myself.  Pics are deceiving, it was steep as hell, so just boning him out solo was enough hastle.  On top of that, a shoulder mount on an elk isn't exactly in my hunting budget.  I could do it, but it would mean possibly sacrificing a deer hunt next year and that isn't an option :chuckle:

When I get home sunday I will sit down at a real computer and fill you all in on how it all went down.  It was one hell of a hunt :tup:
its Monday! Let's get that story on how it all went down!  :hello: :)
I was just at his place and its currently grind fest. I'm sure he'll post when he's all done wrapping that meat :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 20, 2016, 06:31:46 AM
TMI sir.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhuntersd on September 20, 2016, 06:44:20 AM
Congratulations on an amazing bull and epic story. I think you should look into writing a full story and submitting it to one of the hunting mags. Your story moved me and so many others . Congrats again.  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bracer40 on September 20, 2016, 06:52:10 AM
Congratulations on an amazing bull and epic story. I think you should look into writing a full story and submitting it to one of the hunting mags. Your story moved me and so many others . Congrats again.  :tup:
:yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Mrtunacasserole on September 20, 2016, 10:58:25 AM
Awesome story to share from beginning to end, I truly echo everything said above.  When you have the head mount done please share more pics with us all. What a journey you took us all on and I'm sure your brother would be very proud.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: snake on September 20, 2016, 07:34:27 PM
This whole story needs to be shared.  I hope you do a story for a magazine. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 20, 2016, 07:55:19 PM
I know I said I'd finish this thing yesterday but I just got done grinding burger and packaging everything and now it's gear clean up and organization for fish4fun's bethel bull tag this weekend.  Pretty much september 1 through Dec 15 I don't get much keyboard time.  Go go go go until the end.  As soon as I get a chance I'll type it all up.  It's a difficult story to tell. 

Huge thank you to everyone for the words of encouragement and congratulations.   This hunt meant a whole lot to me.  I set my expectations high.  Not only for myself but for all of you.  This HAD to be an epic adventure for everyone.  Like I said before, the only pressure I put on me was for myself.  I wasn't afraid to fail, but I was afraid of not succeeding in what I set out to accomplish.  Not sure if that makes any sense, but not sure how else to word it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on September 20, 2016, 07:57:42 PM
Makes perfect sense Karl. What an awesome deal.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 20, 2016, 09:32:47 PM
There was more than one time during this hunt that my arms goose bumped from the emotion and dust irritated my eyes. truely humbling to be alone g for the ride . Karl was stead fast , I never once doubted he would get it done . I had questions about my own fitness level and wondered if I would be able to step with a man beast  thirteen years younger than my self . it reminded me of  my self when I was in my early thirtys.. this guy carrys a passion second to none about Hunting ,his prep is unreal as you all have seen . I never questioned wether or not he would get it done , in fact I  said  by day four going in . When a guy sees a bull over a mile away and says how killible he is it oozes confidence   in his ability  . He expected to succeed and prepared tirelessly to succeed  ,he had to succeed  there was no other possible outcome .  That's the kind of guy that Arron would be proud of .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on September 20, 2016, 09:39:51 PM
There was more than one time during this hunt that my arms goose bumped from the emotion and dust irritated my eyes. truely humbling to be alone g for the ride . Karl was stead fast , I never once doubted he would get it done . I had questions about my own fitness level and wondered if I would be able to step with a man beast  thirteen years younger than my self . it reminded me of  my self when I was in my early thirtys.. this guy carrys a passion second to none about Hunting ,his prep is unreal as you all have seen . I never questioned wether or not he would get it done , in fact I  said  by day four going in . When a guy sees a bull over a mile away and says how killible he is it oozes confidence   in his ability  . He expected to succeed and prepared tirelessly to succeed  ,he had to succeed  there was no other possible outcome .  That's the kind of guy that Arron would be proud of .
:tup:  well said.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on September 22, 2016, 10:08:25 PM
I read through all of this again and I think this is one of the best threads I have ever read. The meaning behind this hunt, the unconditional brotherly love, the friendships, the emotions, the fun, and hard work that you can literally see when reading this is just amazing. I know the outcome and I still got goosebumps. This was truly an epic hunt! Thanks again for taking us along for the ride!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 22, 2016, 11:28:08 PM
 :bumpin:
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Post by: dreamingbig on September 23, 2016, 02:01:18 PM
Congrats on a very fine bull!  Aron is proud of you!


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: robertsjd on September 23, 2016, 05:51:23 PM
Well done man . Amazing bull and amazing background to the story I loved following along man congrats to you
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 04:37:57 PM
I apologize for slacking on this thread.  I've typed this thing out a dozen times but every time I end up starting over.  This is more than a hunting story.  This is a chapter of my life I have to close.  There are things in life that you hang onto and half expect that you will never have to let it go.  The dream of filling a washington tag for Aaron was one of the ways that I have held onto him.  Now that I accomplished that dream I'm left grasping for something else.  Its hard.  I think I have a final copy here so I'll have the wife proof read it and I'll post tonight sometime
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkinrutdrivemenuts on September 27, 2016, 04:41:52 PM
Cant wait!
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 27, 2016, 05:35:37 PM
Wow - Awesome Karl.
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Post by: coachcw on September 27, 2016, 07:33:02 PM
It's a chapter buddy . nothing wrong with turning the page and still holding onto memories and  the dreams .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Rainier10 on September 27, 2016, 07:49:27 PM
Take all the time you need. None of us can understand your situation. Good luck as you work through the process. Looking forward to reading the story when you are ready.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buddy01 on September 27, 2016, 08:19:28 PM
WOW!
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Post by: Coastal_native on September 27, 2016, 08:38:08 PM
 I can't even imagine.  I'm not even sure what emotion is appropriate.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 27, 2016, 09:19:43 PM
We talked a little about this chapter with you Friday evening, take all the time you need to tell it. You set a goal to do this and it came out as planned. I know Aaron, would be happy with your efforts. You are an awesome brother and it shows in the way you live your life and honor your brother.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 09:44:44 PM
Its a bit long winded but there will be pictures to follow so stay tuned :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 09:45:05 PM
The plan was simple.  Pack in, camp high, and rain death from above!  I wanted to hunt bulls that I could see first.  By glassing feeding areas and transition corridors we were hoping to find a solid bull and then decide an approach from there.  The only thing that I wasn’t confident in going into this hunt was my ability to field judge a bull on the fly and especially when he is 10 yards breathing fire at me.  If I could see him first, then I felt I could identify him during that moment of truth.  I had to kill a man-sized bull.  There was no other acceptable outcome……

Work couldn’t end quick enough on Friday!  The truck was loaded and the guys were already setting base camp!  As we all converged on Friday you could feel the excitement and anticipation in the air!  We tossed our extra gear in the wall tent, loaded our bows and packs in the jeep and kicked up some major dust on the way up to the trail head!  We had about a 4 mile hike to get to where we wanted to camp that night and light was fading fast.  We weren’t done setting spike camp till after 10pm and with a full day of work and a solid hike under our belt that day, sleep came fast.  Up before the sun, we were glassing bulls right off the bat.  Nothing that looked worthy of a freedom arrow but it felt good to know there were bulls around.  A full day of hiking and calling produced little rut activity though. 

Day two was much more eventful however.  We went a different direction from camp and not too long into the morning struck a bugle.  With a bit of glass work we spotted a 320 class bull feeding by himself.  It was very tempting to make a play at this bull as we felt he was very killable but he just wasn’t quite what we were after.  By mid day we had struck several different bulls but opted not to make plays on them due to location and wind.  As we worked around a ridge we got a lone bull to sound off.  It was a very half hearted bugle but the follow up bugle was a lot more intense!  Before we really had a chance to get set Corey had him in my lap!  He called him on the wrong side of the tree though so there I was at full draw with a shooter bull 10 yards from me with a giant snag blocking his body.  It wasn’t long until the wind ended our stand off.  After that we decided that this was going to be our last night at camp and that we were going to pull out and come in from a different trailhead that would put us in a better position on some new country we wanted to look at.  That night it got wild on top of that mountain!  Our windbreak didn’t work too well when the wind decided to come out of the east with a vengeance!  With it came pounding rain as well!  The next day we did a huge hike through a drainage we wanted to hit before we left.  It soon went from hike to rock climbing in a hurry and I think I can speak for Corey as well when I say I won’t be hiking the east end of that drainage anytime soon!

Back at base camp, a hot shower and a belly full of Chris’s gourmet cooking had us feeling soft.  I didn’t want to pull off the mountain.  Even though it was the right call to move locations, I felt like I had quit.  Camp is always a fun time with good friends but my mind and my focus was on the mountain.  Aaron’s favorite quote kept echoing in my head. “Fortune favors the bold”.  We needed to be back out there.

Early wake up and we were off!  We hit the trailhead perfectly right at shooting hours so we could hunt our way in.  Almost immediately we got a bull to fire off!  Soon after another fires off!  As we close the gap, the other bulls shut up and then there is only one bugle commanding the mountain!  We knew the elk were moving down into the bottoms every morning so we knew we had to close the gap fast, stay ahead of them, and make sure we were below them so the thermals would work in our favor.  As we closed in, Corey spotted cows towards the top of the ridge, but as we got closer, they got closer!  Finally we had to make a stand.  As Corey began to call, the bull got more and more impatient.  This was not the right spot though and Corey signaled to me to move again.  This time we were where he wanted us and he sounded his approval with a bugle that made the hair on my neck stand at attention!  He was coming!

I knew I had to draw early as he would be able to see me by the time I could see him, so when I heard his glunking right out of sight I pulled the string on Aaron’s Hoyt and anchored it to my face just like I had done thousands of times before.  Before I know it I am staring at a bull elk at 20 yards………through a big vine maple!  No shot again!  All I can see are his huge tops and big mass!  I don’t know how long I held my bow but with a 55 pound pack on my back, it felt like hours.  I knew I couldn’t let down though or this encounter would be over.  FINALLY he backed out and I was able to let down.  He wanted to see this cow though and soon I caught his antlers below me trying to circle us and get our wind!  Again I came to full draw but again he backed out.  A big log diverted his approach.  Around the log he goes and again his coming my way.  I draw as he passes a big fir but again hangs up.  I held and I held and I held until my arm was literally about to give out when he starts to move!  Lungs empty, halo up, anchor the pin……….

This was my moment of truth.  All the prep and all the focus came down to these few seconds.  Fifteen days of scouting.  Countless grind sessions with a weighted pack.  A thousand arrows shot from my bow.  A friend who would follow me to the pits of hell and who had sacrificed and prepared to support my mission.  A whole community of hunters who were supporting me, encouraged me, and keeping me honest.  Until this moment, none of that had put pressure on me, only focus.  Now the weight of it all bore down on me with the weight of the mountain I was standing on.  It was not enough to distract me from what needed to be done though. A soft “mew” from my diaphragm brought him to a halt with his leg forward.  As he put the breaks on I was already almost through my shot process.  “Pull…Pull…Pull” I recite as I pull against the back wall and squeeze pressure on my release. The shot broke as smooth as if I was flinging freedom arrows at foam in the back yard and the bright green light disappeared into his side!  Tight to the shoulder and mid body……

Collapsing under the weight of the world at the shot, I turned to Corey and gave him the thumbs up.  As he approached though, doubt crept into my mind.  Did I really see a perfect shot?  Or did I see my arrow deflect on a small limb I couldn’t see and fall short?  Corey was confident he heard the hit and that I really did see what I knew I saw.  But I was not convinced.  Seconds later though my questions were answered by the sound of a bull elk taking his last breathes!

All the emotions that had been suppressed by intense focus and drive came barreling at me like a freight train!  I simply wept into my hands.  I couldn’t control it.  I didn’t want to control it.  I was relieved!  I was happy!  I was grateful! I was angry and I was sad.  Not that I had taken a life, but that Aaron wasn’t there to see it.  Angry because if he was alive he surely would have been there with me.  Angry because I had to fulfill his dream for him. 

We decided to give him a bit of time even though we knew he was dead.  I grabbed phones and climbed out of the drainage to find some service and call in the cavalry.  After I sent out a group SOS with instructions, I made two very important phone calls.  First was to my little brother.  He desperately wanted to be there for this hunt but the life of an Army Infantry Officer doesn’t allow for random elk hunts.  I barely got the words “I got Aaron’s bull” out of my lips and I was a puddle of tears again.  My brief call with my dad resulted in the same. 

With my call for help sent out, I dove back down the ridge to find our bull.  Corey had attempted to find my arrow and find first blood but turned up nothing.  Once again my panic set in despite hearing his final bellows.  With elk tracks everywhere, we opted to each take a likely path.  I didn’t make it 30 yards down the hill when Corey yells to me, “hey you want to see a dead bull with huge mass!?!?!”  I went tearing through the brush and there he was!  He was everything I had came to find and more.  I was truly humbled by the beast that laid at my feet. 

After a quick picture session it was time to snap back to reality and tackle the task that lay in front of us.  We had a really big animal on the side of a steep hill that had a date with some coolers and some ice.  Since we had all our spike camp gear on us, Corey elected to load it all in his pack and hike it back out to the trailhead and then lead the pack mules (our friends) back in when they got there, while I broke the elk down.  This worked well except in our rush to get going we forgot a key maneuver.  Get the dang upside down elk turned around and off the dang tree!  I’ve never worked so hard to debone an animal in my life!  It took me twice as long as it should have and by the time I was done I was absolutely spent!

Chris and my buddy Jeremie were the first on scene.  Chris being the smart dude he is, grabbed Corey’s truck which had a dirt bike in the back!  So while I boned, Jeremie hauled loads up to the main ridge where Corey met him and rode the loads out the rest of the way.  Almost all the loads that is.  There was absolutely zero possibility that all my elk was going to get carted off the mountain by someone else’s power.  I trained all summer for a reason.  So in the Kifaru went a big sack of meat and on top of that the head and rack.  This load was getting walked out.  I’m embarrassed to say this climb took a bit longer than it should have but I was pretty spanked from breaking the elk down and also part of me didn’t want it to end so soon.  Every time I got to a vantage point I had to stop and just drink it all in.  The smell, the sounds, the sights.  I wanted to remember it all.

As I crest the second to last hill, there sat all the guys.  All these men who prepared for this in their own way and who were stead fast in their commitment to see me succeed.  I don’t know if it was their heckling or my own overwhelming desire to finish strong for them, for me, and for everyone following, but all of a sudden I heard the voice of my friend Scott Salmon echoing in my head from the NWMC.  “Lets run it in!  Finish strong!”  So that’s what I did!  I choked up on my trekking poles and dug deep!  I ran as fast as I could with a pack that weighed 2/3 my body weight!  When I crossed that imaginary finish line and Chris pealed me out of my pack, I collapsed on the ground!  We had done it!  We climbed the mountain to find a mature bull to honor the dream of a man who gave everything so we could live our own dreams and we did it! 

As I reflect back on the hunt, and everything leading up to it, I am reminded of how truly blessed I am.  I have good men that I am lucky enough to call my friends, who will walk through fire to see me succeed.  I have a loving family who push me to be a better man every day.  I live in a place where I am free to pursue the things that bring me happiness without the fear of evil taking it all away.  And lastly, I had the honor of calling Aaron Blanchard my big brother.  I was blessed with 30 years of memories with him, from childhood adventures, to hunting adventures, and life adventures.  Although he was taken from us far too soon, I am grateful for the time I was given.

John 15:13 “Greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his own life for his friends.”

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 09:51:58 PM
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Post by: fishngamereaper on September 27, 2016, 10:02:08 PM
Awesome write up brother.  :tup: your welcome in my camp anytime.

With one chapter closing another one begins.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NRA4LIFE on September 27, 2016, 10:02:58 PM
That is a story I will never forget.  Good job.  For Aaron.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 10:05:05 PM
Lastly I couldn't have done any of this without my much older bald brother Mr Coachcw himself!  Thanks buddy!  I know it won't be our last adventure but it damn sure will probably be our finest hour!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 27, 2016, 10:10:04 PM
Those are all the pics I have on my phone.  I'm sure the guys have a few others and will chime in eventually.  Thank you again to everyone!  Like I said in the beginning, this is Aaron's bull but it's also Huntwa's bull!  I have no way of repaying the debt I owe this community for all that you have done for Aaron's family, my family, and our veteran community.  I hope I did not only the tag justice but all of you justice in trying to share my adventure.  You guys rock :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: NW-GSP on September 27, 2016, 10:11:34 PM
This brought me to tears, congrats man! Your brother is proud of you
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Post by: buglebuster on September 27, 2016, 10:16:16 PM
 :tup: awesome write up my friend
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 27, 2016, 10:22:59 PM
Congrats again. You got some great pics and I am sure they will always bring back great memories of a great hunt.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Pinetar on September 27, 2016, 10:24:40 PM
Well, if that story didn't get you all choked up nothing will. Aaron has a big ole grin, is smiling down and very proud of his little brother!!

Congrats Karl!! Great write up, hunt, memories forever with good friends. How do you beat that?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on September 27, 2016, 10:27:14 PM
Awesome write up Karl and your brother would be proud!!  Again congrats on the bull and doing everything in your power to succeed..
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on September 27, 2016, 10:35:00 PM
What an awesome way to end a chapter! And what an epic hunt! You did a lot more than do that tag justice. Congrats to you and I'm glad you were able to share it with such good friends!
 :tup: :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PastorJoel on September 27, 2016, 10:42:57 PM
Great work!  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bowhunterforever on September 27, 2016, 11:13:54 PM
Awesome write up :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Tschaefer72 on September 27, 2016, 11:21:39 PM
Thanks for sharing the journey with us. This story and hunt is powerful and meaningful. Well done. Well done!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: csaaphill on September 28, 2016, 12:13:12 AM
Yeah! and brought tears to my eyes as well. He was there though rest assured. :'(
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You hit a home run for your bro as well Grats once again.
Mass for days on that Bull. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: takethetime on September 28, 2016, 05:49:50 AM
The love this story shows is an amazing write up with an emotional last chapter. So humbling. Congratulations on full filling a challenging dream and quest. Well done!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on September 28, 2016, 05:52:45 AM
Truly a great write up and a great experience to share with us.   I know your brother is proud and looking down.   Great bull and even better tribute.  That bull will pay any tag justice, especially with the meaning of that bull and hunt to you and the community.   Thanks again for sharing this amazing adventure. 


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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jagermiester on September 28, 2016, 06:01:38 AM
The right kind of Legacy!
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Post by: SniperDanWA on September 28, 2016, 06:07:47 AM
Wow, simply wow.  Karl, I'm thankful your plans worked out and your friends experienced this hunt with you.  That was awesome and so is the bull.  Aaron would have led the charge with you at the end.  Congratulations to you, welllllllllll done!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on September 28, 2016, 06:42:31 AM
Well Said , I'm truly honored to have been a part of it . I have felt so many emotions through the last couple years , Knowing the passing of Arron brought us together and knowing with that was such loss for family and friends . I keep telling myself that is what creates a legacy for a man . Arron was to young no doubt but he brought so many people together in different ways and made many realize how trivial the little day to day bothers are in the big picture. For that I'm thankful every day. You have done so much to honor him and to show respect for those who serve us all (that's part of your legacy ) .....I'm also glad that you left out the part about the big fella getting a eye full of dust.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on September 28, 2016, 06:46:55 AM
Well Said , I'm truly honored to have been a part of it . I have felt so many emotions through the last couple years , Knowing the passing of Arron brought us together and knowing with that was such loss for family and friends . I keep telling myself that is what creates a legacy for a man . Arron was to young no doubt but he brought so many people together in different ways and made many realize how trivial the little day to day bothers are in the big picture. For that I'm thankful every day. You have done so much to honor him and to show respect for those who serve us all (that's part of your legacy ) .....I'm also glad that you left out the part about the big fella getting a eye full of dust.
Very well said Cory, and I bet 99% of guys if they could have been there would have gotten dust in their eyes!! 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on September 28, 2016, 06:56:20 AM
Some powerful stuff! Love it, congrats again.
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Post by: Fish4Fun on September 28, 2016, 07:02:26 AM
Great write up Karl, as I told you last weekend it is an honor to know you and become friends. You did the tag justice, I know Aaron is smiling down at you. The honor you show towards your brother, is awesome too. The bond between brothers is so strong, you are a great brother. I know most of us had a little dust in our eyes, the day we got word that the bull was on the ground. You set a goal and made it happen.   :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL: :IBCOOL:
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Post by: elkrack on September 28, 2016, 07:05:19 AM
From start to finish what an epic journey! Thank you for sharing. No doubt your big bro would have been proud!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Rainier10 on September 28, 2016, 07:09:11 AM
Great write up and thanks for sharing in detail such a personal experience.
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Post by: olsy on September 28, 2016, 07:18:13 AM
Thanks for taking us along Karl, you did an amazing job.
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Post by: elkrack on September 28, 2016, 07:27:36 AM
BTW this will be hands down the best thread on hunt wa for the year!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: turkeydancer on September 28, 2016, 07:32:34 AM
BLR, Coach and team congrats on the great tribute to Aaron.  :tup:

 I would like to suggest that your awesome write up end up in a national outdoors magazine so everyone in this great country may know what a great man Aaron was, and the greatness of his younger brother and those who supported him.  I know it has been my honor to follow the story and pray for your success in this endeavor, and now I need to wipe the dust out of my eyes again.

God bless you all ....  :twocents: 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkrack on September 28, 2016, 07:57:28 AM
 :yeah:

Eastmans cover story all day long :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Netminder01 on September 28, 2016, 07:58:36 AM
Storytelling is talked about often nowadays seemingly more of a buzz word than associating it with real story and smart writing; this is a great example of pulling each of us into your journey in your own words; great read and congratulations!

I'm glad no one is in the office yet to hear me sniffling either! :-)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 28, 2016, 08:06:34 AM
 :tup: that's about all I got! Wish I woulda dropped my Idaho elk hunt and joined yours!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on September 28, 2016, 08:34:09 AM
Great write up Karl.  I have to tell you there is no end to this story,  we will keep making memories and remembering Aaron everytime we step into the hills. 

Aaron done many many things for his country, his family and others that we just dont know about yet.  But I do know he brought one of the greatest group of people that I have ever met together as a team..  For that I am gratefull. 

Thank you for your friendship, and sharing your stories about Aaron and your family.

You may be a little guy :chuckle: but you have a heart of a giant and a hell of a hunter!

Oh and I got a really really nice 350.00 elk call..   GETSUM

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Post by: 7mmfan on September 28, 2016, 08:41:06 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: outdooraddict on September 28, 2016, 08:54:56 AM
wow, great job and amazing story, i found myself wanting to jump up and cheer when i was reading your story at the point of you finding the bull, and then got chills as i continued reading.  once again, congrats
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 28, 2016, 09:52:38 AM
Well Said , I'm truly honored to have been a part of it . I have felt so many emotions through the last couple years , Knowing the passing of Arron brought us together and knowing with that was such loss for family and friends . I keep telling myself that is what creates a legacy for a man . Arron was to young no doubt but he brought so many people together in different ways and made many realize how trivial the little day to day bothers are in the big picture. For that I'm thankful every day. You have done so much to honor him and to show respect for those who serve us all (that's part of your legacy ) .....I'm also glad that you left out the part about the big fella getting a eye full of dust.
  it wasn't dust, it was elk urine from your hat :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 28, 2016, 09:53:30 AM
:tup: that's about all I got! Wish I woulda dropped my Idaho elk hunt and joined yours!
  yeah but someone had to hold Jared's hand :sry:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 28, 2016, 09:55:06 AM
:tup: that's about all I got! Wish I woulda dropped my Idaho elk hunt and joined yours!
  yeah but someone had to hold Jared's hand :sry:
:chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 28, 2016, 09:55:34 AM
Great write up Karl.  I have to tell you there is no end to this story,  we will keep making memories and remembering Aaron everytime we step into the hills. 

Aaron done many many things for his country, his family and others that we just dont know about yet.  But I do know he brought one of the greatest group of people that I have ever met together as a team..  For that I am gratefull. 

Thank you for your friendship, and sharing your stories about Aaron and your family.

You may be a little guy :chuckle: but you have a heart of a giant and a hell of a hunter!

Oh and I got a really really nice 350.00 elk call..   GETSUM
  one life changing lesson RT taught me was if you don't order a chicken fried steak at the Sunset Cafe then you are an idiot and you need to be slapped across the head!  Lord have mercy that was a breakfast :chuckle: :EAT:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 28, 2016, 10:38:04 AM
Karl, we are not done yet with honoring Aaron. There is lots more to come, he was a great man and you are a stand up brother for all you are doing. The way things like this bring good people together is kind of spooky, things happen for a reason. I can't wait to get going on the next chapter with you.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 28, 2016, 10:44:45 AM
BLRman you have honored all with this hunt. Here are just a few words that came to mind after reading your hunt write up, and I got dust in my eyes reading it.

                                                                                 WHO COULD HAVE KNOWN

                                                     On a spring day a son would be born whom all would adore
                                                     That was a brother to many more than his own
                                                     
                                                     He was a Son Husband Father Marine Solider Friend but most of all he was loved
                                                     by all         
                                                     Whom passed his way
                                                     Along his way many a Friend he had

                                                     He flew thru the sky soaring on high like the eagles above
                                                     Protecting what he loved
                                                     His love of Country Life Family Friends Nature and much much more
           
                                                     In the spring of his passing many weaped and mourned how could it be
                                                     Our Colockumelk who was loved so could be no more

                                                     He was no more in our sight but within our hearts and minds
                                                     For he will ever soar like the the eagles above in all our hearts and lives....


                                                     Boss .300 winmag







Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on September 28, 2016, 10:56:28 AM
Karl, I too agree that the story of this hunt needs to be published in a magazine. I'll share a short back story and a quote that has lived with me since the day I heard it, which is the driving force behind why this story should be shared on a national level.

On May 31 2011 my buddy was killed by an enemy RPG. Coincidently this ocurred probably less than 7 klicks from FOB Shank. During the memorial service my CO relayed the above referenced message.

Cpt Benson relayed the following;

“I give you all one last duty for Richard and that’s to tell the American people of his sacrifice"

"you’ll never forget the heroes that you served with. You will carry that weight for the rest of your life but the American people will not know of their sacrifices unless you share it with them."

I think you are doing exactly that, allowing people to see the sacrifices that not only our service members make, but also their loved ones. By publishing this amazing story you would further share the sacrifices.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: de0827 on September 28, 2016, 11:14:49 AM
I don't think anyone could read that write up and not shed a tear!  I agree with many others, if you are comfortable with it, your story definitely needs to be shared in one of the major publications.  It has all the components we all stand for - the love of family, our country, our freedoms and hunting!  Not to mention the end result of an amazing bull to wrap it all up.  Thanks again Karl (and the whole Get Sum team) for bringing us along on this journey.  You know Aaron was standing right there beside you when you were crying in to your hands next to that bull!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 28, 2016, 11:57:14 AM
Thank you everyone.  Not sure if my writing skills are magazine material though.  I know for a fact that my poor picture quality would eliminate my story from being magazine worthy.  Just read an article a while back about that very thing.  Can't remember what magazine but they said the biggest issue they have is awesome stories but poor quality images  (cell phone pics).  That's the great thing about forums such as this.  Nothing I post has to be approved. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Encore 280 on September 28, 2016, 12:13:07 PM
Bugle magazine publishes stories without pictures, go for it. All they can do is say "no".  :dunno: Great job!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Fish4Fun on September 28, 2016, 12:20:27 PM
Bugle magazine publishes stories without pictures, go for it. All they can do is say "no".  :dunno: Great job!

 :yeah:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: baker5150 on September 28, 2016, 12:25:25 PM
Karl, I too agree that the story of this hunt needs to be published in a magazine. I'll share a short back story and a quote that has lived with me since the day I heard it, which is the driving force behind why this story should be shared on a national level.

On May 31 2011 my buddy was killed by an enemy RPG. Coincidently this ocurred probably less than 7 klicks from FOB Shank. During the memorial service my CO relayed the above referenced message.

Cpt Benson relayed the following;

“I give you all one last duty for Richard and that’s to tell the American people of his sacrifice"

"you’ll never forget the heroes that you served with. You will carry that weight for the rest of your life but the American people will not know of their sacrifices unless you share it with them."

I think you are doing exactly that, allowing people to see the sacrifices that not only our service members make, but also their loved ones. By publishing this amazing story you would further share the sacrifices.

Very well said.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: elkfuler on September 28, 2016, 12:55:23 PM
I don't visit this site as often as I maybe should.  Once in a while then a long time goes by.  I'm sure glad I looked at this thread and read it through!  Thanks Karl, this is a gift to us all, and an inspiration - in many, many aspects. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on September 28, 2016, 01:52:24 PM
Great adventure and story had to wipe my eyes also I'm so happy everything that has happened on your adventure. I believe your  adventure should be read by all so
That all the fallen can will be honored by your commitment for Arron


Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on September 28, 2016, 06:05:31 PM
This chapter has closed but the book of your life has just begun Karl.  I can't go into hell with you but I've been lucky enough to pick at the sides and support you and the rest the best I can.  I was lucky enough to know your brother and sadder still to know that I've gotten the greatest friends in my life due to his passing.  We seek to honor him in all the ways we can and by making the memories with our crew, our families and everyone else we dance in the freedom Aaron bought for us.  A debt I can never repay but one I look to honor in all the ways we can.  Heck of a bull and a story I'll be happy to tell until I go gray.  I knew it was going down when you and the bald one left camp in the burner... Might as well had "Eye of the Tiger" playing.  I am proud that my children call you Uncle Karl and your children climb on me like a jungle gym.  Here's to 40 more years of being a pain in Kurt's ass and Corey's reason to not eat sugar.  I k ow you'll be back to Mule Deer mode now but thanks for taking the fat kid along for the ride.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 28, 2016, 06:27:33 PM
This chapter has closed but the book of your life has just begun Karl.  I can't go into hell with you but I've been lucky enough to pick at the sides and support you and the rest the best I can.  I was lucky enough to know your brother and sadder still to know that I've gotten the greatest friends in my life due to his passing.  We seek to honor him in all the ways we can and by making the memories with our crew, our families and everyone else we dance in the freedom Aaron bought for us.  A debt I can never repay but one I look to honor in all the ways we can.  Heck of a bull and a story I'll be happy to tell until I go gray.  I knew it was going down when you and the bald one left camp in the burner... Might as well had "Eye of the Tiger" playing.  I am proud that my children call you Uncle Karl and your children climb on me like a jungle gym.  Here's to 40 more years of being a pain in Kurt's ass and Corey's reason to not eat sugar.  I k ow you'll be back to Mule Deer mode now but thanks for taking the fat kid along for the ride.
Well said Chris!
Lots of people are much better with their words than I am! I'm very glad I could look in on this one! I've said it before and I'll say it again. I met Karl last year and within the first few times scouting with him it felt like we've been great friends for ever! I even had the pleasure to meet the whole crew this year and I tell you what, those dudes are absolutely intense at everything they do! That includes 3D bow shoots... Wait scratch that... Building decks is more like it. Thanks for letting us all share the journey Karl!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Timberstalker on September 28, 2016, 06:52:51 PM
Unreal Karl. Absolutely awesome write up and support you showed your brother. I can't imagine the emotions that were let out on that hillside.

I know one thing; it's a bit dusty here in the Tri-Cities right now.

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Slayerz on September 28, 2016, 07:12:55 PM
Karl, everything about your writeup is just absolutely great, thank you for allowing us to follow along on this chapter of your life.  Hopefully I have the opportunity to meet up with you and crew somewhere down the trail, you all seem to be very stand up guys. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Backstraps on September 28, 2016, 07:47:43 PM
Thanks for sharing your amazing hunt Karl! I had the pleasure of meeting Aaron a few years ago. I could see the passion he had for elk hunting when we talked about the Colockum herd. I know he would have been very proud of you the way you prepared and executed your hunt. Hell, we're all so very proud of you! And kudo's to your crew! Well done MEN!  :tup: Like everyone has said, on to the next chapter my friend. Dan
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TommyH on September 28, 2016, 10:54:42 PM
It's dusty here to.






Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: GregE on September 28, 2016, 11:17:39 PM
So glad I found this story. 
Aaron was an internet friend on several sites and I looked forward to meeting him one day.
We talked about our love of ELK and flying helicopters as he progressed through Army flight school nearly 40 years after I did.

Karl and all your crew-  you did it up right and I'm proud to salute your worthwhile efforts!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: johnnyaustin44 on September 29, 2016, 08:53:46 AM
Awesome job man. Amazing story.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: turkeydancer on September 29, 2016, 02:36:52 PM
BLRMAN -
I don't think you give yourself enough credit for your writing style (home run man), but I would hope you strongly consider submitting the article to honor Aaron and inspire all hunters to what is possible when the hunting community comes together to honor the men/women that serve and the sacrifices they make on our behalf.  And if nothing else, do it for his wife and children ... it will be something that they will be able to pass down with pride for generation after generation in honor of Aaron's sacrifice and what it has meant to all of us.  I believe all people in this nation should know and be inspired by Aaron's and your tale (in his honor).   
:twocents:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: TommyH on September 29, 2016, 07:38:34 PM
Very worthy !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 29, 2016, 08:34:18 PM
This chapter has closed but the book of your life has just begun Karl.  I can't go into hell with you but I've been lucky enough to pick at the sides and support you and the rest the best I can.  I was lucky enough to know your brother and sadder still to know that I've gotten the greatest friends in my life due to his passing.  We seek to honor him in all the ways we can and by making the memories with our crew, our families and everyone else we dance in the freedom Aaron bought for us.  A debt I can never repay but one I look to honor in all the ways we can.  Heck of a bull and a story I'll be happy to tell until I go gray.  I knew it was going down when you and the bald one left camp in the burner... Might as well had "Eye of the Tiger" playing.  I am proud that my children call you Uncle Karl and your children climb on me like a jungle gym.  Here's to 40 more years of being a pain in Kurt's ass and Corey's reason to not eat sugar.  I k ow you'll be back to Mule Deer mode now but thanks for taking the fat kid along for the ride.
Well said Chris!
Lots of people are much better with their words than I am! I'm very glad I could look in on this one! I've said it before and I'll say it again. I met Karl last year and within the first few times scouting with him it felt like we've been great friends for ever! I even had the pleasure to meet the whole crew this year and I tell you what, those dudes are absolutely intense at everything they do! That includes 3D bow shoots... Wait scratch that... Building decks is more like it. Thanks for letting us all share the journey Karl!
Two things.  First is big chris talks perdy!

Second thing.  You guys are all invited to another bow shoot next year!  Just need to slap a coat of paint on the house and then we will go hit the range :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: lamrith on September 29, 2016, 09:02:44 PM
BLRMAN -
I don't think you give yourself enough credit for your writing style (home run man), but I would hope you strongly consider submitting the article to honor Aaron and inspire all hunters to what is possible when the hunting community comes together to honor the men/women that serve and the sacrifices they make on our behalf.  And if nothing else, do it for his wife and children ... it will be something that they will be able to pass down with pride for generation after generation in honor of Aaron's sacrifice and what it has meant to all of us.  I believe all people in this nation should know and be inspired by Aaron's and your tale (in his honor).   
:twocents:
here here..  great idea.  The writing was perfect, give yourself due credit, you had us all tearing up.  I had to leave office and take a walk after reading it.

You should definitely compile the final writing with the earlier intro and posts and submit it to a few  magazines as well as the family and maybe some of the military periodicals.  Our soldiers need to know how many of us feel about their ultimate sacrifice and you just flat out NAILED IT. :archery_smiley:

Thank you and your family for the ultimate sacrifice, and thank you for taking us all along oin your journey to honor your brother.  God Bless and God Speed.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 29, 2016, 09:06:16 PM
Thank you guys!  Seriously it means a lot.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ironhead on September 29, 2016, 10:04:38 PM
Awesome!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Russ McDonald on September 30, 2016, 05:15:19 AM
Awesome write up.  Dust got in my eyes too.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: shootem on October 01, 2016, 02:59:14 AM
Everything about this is bad ass! Nothing better. There are so many things about this story that define the very best us humans have to offer.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jkthomps on October 01, 2016, 12:44:48 PM
Awesome write up! Chills the entire time. Congrats again!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: bulldogs40 on October 01, 2016, 01:47:19 PM
Magazine Material??? I'd buy it!!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Ghost Hunter on October 01, 2016, 08:18:20 PM
Reading this from WY when and where I have connection.  Gives me inspiration try dig deeper and try harder.  Have had the pleasure of meeting some of the crew.  Truly inspiring.  Thanks for sharing and thanks for your families sacrifice.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on October 01, 2016, 10:44:36 PM
Wow what a thread....absolutely great write-up karl. Best thread of the year...thanks for bringing us along with this epic adventure! Your brother would be proud of you and he was with you watching this whole thing unfold. Congrats again on a magnificent bull of a lifetime!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Deer slayer on October 02, 2016, 10:43:24 PM
Sorry I missed this all. For some reason I couldn't log in for the last couple months. Did some updates and I'm back. Great story and tribute. Thanks for sharing this. You should be proud. Congrats on a great bull. You are very deserving of it with all the hard work you guys put in. Maybe I will run into you again in Goldendale next spring. I think I have 2 out of the last 3 years.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 14, 2016, 05:50:53 PM
Ok so now that my season is over and I am catching back up on things, I need to figure out a cool way to mount this euro.  Most of you guys are way more imaginative, creative, crafty, etc. than I am so I figured I'd pick some brains for some good ideas.  I want to do something more than just the standard van dykes plaque or skull hanger.  Maybe something patriotic?  Somber?  Honorable?  Not sure really.  One thing I am certain of though is I'm not a big fan of the hydro dipped skulls.  Just not my thing.  So lets here some ideas!  I'm slow and unimaginative though so visuals are cool :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on December 14, 2016, 05:54:58 PM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 7mmfan on December 14, 2016, 06:40:01 PM
A pallet wood American Flag plaque that you mount the skull to might look good.

Link to a Google Image search.

https://www.google.com/search?site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&ei=lgJSWMuJMMqa0gLW_YGgAg&q=wood+pallet+american+flag&oq=pallet+wood+flag&gs_l=mobile-gws-img.1.1.0j0i8i30k1l4.6005.16723.0.18186.22.17.2.3.3.0.325.2283.0j3j6j1.10.0....0...1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-img..7.15.2355.10..35i39k1.Ik3FGV_ULGo
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on December 14, 2016, 06:55:14 PM
dude you rock.... Maybe have a plaque with a picture of you and Aaron with an American flag and some kind of dedication from you to him. And maybe you Get Sum group. That would just be the best.

Jeff
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jstone on December 14, 2016, 06:57:03 PM
need to tell the story.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 14, 2016, 07:34:46 PM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Low Brush on December 14, 2016, 07:53:56 PM
You could hydro dip it red, white, blue, and silver. Would look good with the arrow next to it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: sled on December 14, 2016, 07:57:52 PM
Just kick back, look at it, and remember.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: kentrek on December 14, 2016, 08:06:50 PM
Just kick back, look at it, and remember.

 :yeah:

You have lots of time

Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on December 14, 2016, 09:12:01 PM
I don't have a picture to share but a buddy had his first deer euro mounted on a black walnut plaque with a high quality pic of it in the field mounted on the plaque underneath the head. Something I have always kept in the back of my head for a special trophy. The plaque and picture both had the same high gloss finish and the pic was set into the plaque so it sat flush.

Looked pretty cool when it was done but I don't think you can display your bull and not have it turn out well.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on December 14, 2016, 09:41:50 PM
Maybe time to add a man cave on your house
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Buck Rub Jr on December 14, 2016, 09:42:01 PM
I re did a skull cap of my dads first bull for him on his last birth and dug up old pics of his camp and from the day he harvested it. I personally really like the way it turned out, I think it's cool to go up to it and see the pictures from those days and I know it means a lot more to my dad being able to look at those memories right there every time! He also really likes it. I'm sure you could make a plaque with a skull hooker deal on it if it's something you're interested in, just an idea!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on December 14, 2016, 09:51:01 PM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
pedestal mount in place of the kitchen table! Problem solved.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: buglebuster on December 14, 2016, 10:32:21 PM
Make a wooden pedistal that you could burn a flag into, to make it look rustic. Make sure to have a door with a shelf inside, you could put a picture of you and Aaron in. I can see it in my mind, but the description is probably terrible   :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Eric M on December 14, 2016, 11:08:19 PM
I like what Buckrub did. Something like that with pictures of you and your brother out doing your thing would look nice.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coop2424 on December 15, 2016, 08:17:38 AM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
pedestal mount in place of the kitchen table! Problem solved.

I really think this is the best idea..
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jonathan_S on December 15, 2016, 08:19:35 AM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
pedestal mount in place of the kitchen table! Problem solved.

I really think this is the best idea..

Don't they have some chairs they could throw out? He's always sitting on the floor anyway.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: cbond3318 on December 15, 2016, 08:30:42 AM
Just like this, take one of your brothers packs, load it up for long pack out and seal this moment in time. :twocents:


Such an awesome deal all the way through man! :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on December 15, 2016, 09:13:57 AM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
pedestal mount in place of the kitchen table! Problem solved.

I really think this is the best idea..

Don't they have some chairs they could throw out? He's always sitting on the floor anyway.

Exactly!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: huntingbaldguy on December 15, 2016, 09:19:15 AM
I teared up a lil.  Good work fulfilling your brothers dream!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 7mmfan on December 15, 2016, 09:41:20 AM
I actually really like that pack suggestion. That would be somber and patriotic and a direct avenue to a memory of his.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Tschaefer72 on December 15, 2016, 11:18:50 AM
I have loved following this story since you were drawn. There are lots of great ideas for how to display it. I have ordered these plaques the last two years for my bulls. Super pleased with the quality in which they have been done. You can have anything engraved in them, even a picture of your brother. If you are interested I could send you the info.

Excited to see what you choose.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 15, 2016, 04:11:37 PM
I re did a skull cap of my dads first bull for him on his last birth and dug up old pics of his camp and from the day he harvested it. I personally really like the way it turned out, I think it's cool to go up to it and see the pictures from those days and I know it means a lot more to my dad being able to look at those memories right there every time! He also really likes it. I'm sure you could make a plaque with a skull hooker deal on it if it's something you're interested in, just an idea!
That turned out awesome!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 15, 2016, 04:12:19 PM
You could always wrap a cape around it like it deserves!  :yike:
  :chuckle:  It won't fit in my house  :'(
pedestal mount in place of the kitchen table! Problem solved.

I really think this is the best idea..

Don't they have some chairs they could throw out? He's always sitting on the floor anyway.
Chairs will make you soft  8)
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 15, 2016, 04:15:28 PM
The pack idea is a good one but unfortunately Aaron's Mystery Ranch Longbow was damaged beyond salvaging in the explosion. 

Tschaefer, if you wouldn't mind posting up some info on where you had that made or pm me.  Thanks man!  Some really fantastic ideas so far though so keep em coming  :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 15, 2016, 04:16:09 PM
Maybe time to add a man cave on your house
I think its just time to move all together Russ  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on December 15, 2016, 04:16:18 PM
I think the pack frame mount would be really cool with the skull cap wrapped in a American flag .
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on December 15, 2016, 04:17:37 PM
even a old surplus pack frame would be cool
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 15, 2016, 04:20:51 PM
I think the pack frame mount would be really cool with the skull cap wrapped in a American flag .
Hmmmmm.............I dig that idea
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 7mmfan on December 15, 2016, 05:13:48 PM
even a old surplus pack frame would be cool

That's what I was thinking. I stumbled across 2 of them not that long ago for cheap. Wish I'd bought them.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: rtspring on December 16, 2016, 11:16:33 AM
Mount it on a rotor blade from a helo!!  I may or may not know exactly where a piece is!   Ha ha. 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jmscon on December 16, 2016, 11:21:18 AM
I think the pack frame mount would be really cool with the skull cap wrapped in a American flag .

Do you have his folded flag? Might be a little too much but  :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on December 16, 2016, 11:49:32 AM
Mount it on a rotor blade from a helo!!  I may or may not know exactly where a piece is!   Ha ha.

That's what I was thinking, but those aren't easy to get. :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 31, 2016, 10:05:53 PM
Ok so Coop turned me onto this dude and this stuff is super cool!  How sweet would the WA cutout covered with the stars and stripes with photos inlaid on there or something. 

http://mtpalletart.com/
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on December 31, 2016, 10:08:54 PM
Cool stuff
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: BULLBLASTER on December 31, 2016, 10:30:55 PM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on January 01, 2017, 12:47:38 AM
I like that a lot.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 01, 2017, 09:27:37 AM
I like that a lot.
  that dude does some killer stuff.  He can print just about anything too.  Here's a question though.   Skull attached to the wood or off?  Think I'll have one made regardless but I'm thinking it may look weird attache'd to it :dunno:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jason on January 01, 2017, 10:11:19 AM
I like that a lot.
  that dude does some killer stuff.  He can print just about anything too.  Here's a question though.   Skull attached to the wood or off?  Think I'll have one made regardless but I'm thinking it may look weird attache'd to it :dunno:
Attached, more towards the right side though.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 01, 2017, 10:58:57 AM
Yeah I was looking at those.  It would def put it out and away from the wood enough that it wouldn't hide it too much.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on January 01, 2017, 03:03:10 PM
What about having a flag pole made to fit from floor to ceiling in whichever room you are going to put the mount in and have the euro mounted at the bottom leaning up against the pole and maybe a pilot's helmet next to it with a flag at half mast in memory of your brother?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on January 01, 2017, 03:59:34 PM
What about hydro dipping  the skull  with the American flag?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 01, 2017, 04:26:22 PM
What about hydro dipping  the skull  with the American flag?
  Not a fan of the hydro dip skulls
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on January 01, 2017, 04:27:32 PM
What about having a flag pole made to fit from floor to ceiling in whichever room you are going to put the mount in and have the euro mounted at the bottom leaning up against the pole and maybe a pilot's helmet next to it with a flag at half mast in memory of your brother?
  it will live at a buddies house so I'm betting he won't go for that.  Plus an apache helmet costs like $80,000 :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on January 01, 2017, 09:26:20 PM
What about having a flag pole made to fit from floor to ceiling in whichever room you are going to put the mount in and have the euro mounted at the bottom leaning up against the pole and maybe a pilot's helmet next to it with a flag at half mast in memory of your brother?
  it will live at a buddies house so I'm betting he won't go for that.  Plus an apache helmet costs like $80,000 :chuckle:
I'm sure there's replicas that are more affordable and if it's already don't he can't say no :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on January 02, 2017, 07:52:14 AM
Honestly if its gonna stay at Jermeys do a full body mount full bugle ! :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on January 02, 2017, 09:09:15 AM
Honestly if its gonna stay at Jermeys do a full body mount full bugle ! :chuckle:

If your going that far might as well as a motion sensor so Everytime someone walks by it bugles  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: JJB11B on January 02, 2017, 09:22:56 AM
Honestly if its gonna stay at Jermeys do a full body mount full bugle ! :chuckle:

If your going that far might as well as a motion sensor so Everytime someone walks by it bugles  :chuckle:
rig it up to the door bell
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: deerhunter_98520 on January 03, 2017, 06:28:13 AM
Honestly if its gonna stay at Jermeys do a full body mount full bugle ! :chuckle:

If your going that far might as well as a motion sensor so Everytime someone walks by it bugles  :chuckle:
rig it up to the door bell

I had one once...Then I had my kid and he thought it was fun...I did too for a few days  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 4fletch on January 04, 2017, 12:44:01 PM
As for mounting it you have enough room , a stainless steel pole vertical a horizontal brace towards the top , stand off the wall enough
So the antlers would be mounted on the top of the vertical as it would be on a live elk.  Then on the horizontal you could hand things on it. Or you can leave them at my place. !!!!!!   I really like
The last idea
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on August 28, 2017, 05:40:00 PM
What did you end up doing for a mount?
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on August 28, 2017, 09:45:31 PM
Nothing yet really.  Head is getting final touches from Michael at Exposed Skull works. Had it in a buddies Beatles and for some reason they didn't completely finish it so Mike is working his magic.

Decided to go with a design from Montana Pallet Art and design.  Will be in the shape of WA state with an image we are piecing together.  Aaron was with me in spirit so we took an image of him with a pack full of elk and tied it into an image of me packing out the bull.  Will like like we were on the packout together.  Of course the backdrop is red white and blue.  Should be a pretty amazing piece.  Of course I'm cape hunting this year so it will be a short lived euro.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: grundy53 on August 28, 2017, 09:49:26 PM
Sounds great!

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Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on August 29, 2017, 06:19:00 AM
That's an awesome idea!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: 7mmfan on August 29, 2017, 08:02:52 AM
 :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 17, 2017, 04:15:03 PM
I was given an opportunity recently to tell this story as well as talk about Aaron, our fallen heroes, gold star families, and giving back to our veteran community on the Rich Outdoors Podcast.  Cody was super cool to talk to and it felt good to tell the story out loud.  I HATE the sound of my own voice so I couldn't listen to it but people say it was a good listen.  If you listen, I hope you enjoy it.


http://www.therichoutdoors.net/
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: trophyhunt on September 17, 2017, 06:25:58 PM
In the woods elk hunting right now but definetly will listen!  Go dawgs!!
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 17, 2017, 07:00:54 PM
In the woods elk hunting right now but definetly will listen!  Go dawgs!!
you keep that trash off my thread Jerry!  :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 17, 2017, 07:14:37 PM
 :yeah: no Dawgs here DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS  and MONSTER!!!! :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 18, 2017, 11:52:44 AM
:yeah: no Dawgs here DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS  and MONSTER!!!! :chuckle:
there's no fixing you is there :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: PlateauNDN on September 18, 2017, 12:13:02 PM
:yeah: no Dawgs here DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS DUCKS  and MONSTER!!!! :chuckle:
there's no fixing you is there :chuckle:

If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :tup:

Maybe, if you Pepshi guys "sponsor" me like the other guys I MIGHT switch teams. :chuckle:

























Mmm...nah, maybe not. :chuckle: :chuckle: :chuckle:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: whacker1 on September 19, 2017, 08:58:38 AM
I was given an opportunity recently to tell this story as well as talk about Aaron, our fallen heroes, gold star families, and giving back to our veteran community on the Rich Outdoors Podcast.  Cody was super cool to talk to and it felt good to tell the story out loud.  I HATE the sound of my own voice so I couldn't listen to it but people say it was a good listen.  If you listen, I hope you enjoy it.


http://www.therichoutdoors.net/

listened to the podcast this morning at the Gym.  You did a  great service to the story.  Thank you for continuing to share the story.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 19, 2017, 04:37:18 PM
I was given an opportunity recently to tell this story as well as talk about Aaron, our fallen heroes, gold star families, and giving back to our veteran community on the Rich Outdoors Podcast.  Cody was super cool to talk to and it felt good to tell the story out loud.  I HATE the sound of my own voice so I couldn't listen to it but people say it was a good listen.  If you listen, I hope you enjoy it.


http://www.therichoutdoors.net/

listened to the podcast this morning at the Gym.  You did a  great service to the story.  Thank you for continuing to share the story.
thank you.  I'm glad you liked it :tup:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Jpmiller on September 19, 2017, 05:03:09 PM
Listened to it this afternoon. We have never met and I joined the site too late to have been here with your brother but it made me a little emotional hearing you retell it. I'm glad you got another platform to spread the story and your message of helping veterans.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 20, 2017, 02:52:20 PM
Great podcast! Just finished lisenting to it sitting in The Hut on water waiting for The elusive wapiti to wander in. Here in the woods of ID.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 20, 2017, 06:09:33 PM
Thank you.  Glad you guys enjoyed it.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on April 23, 2019, 09:33:11 PM
I found it.
@Karl Blanchard 
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Birdgetter on April 24, 2019, 06:30:55 AM
Awesome! This was the thread I was looking for. Such a great outcome and story. Definitely an amazing way to honor Aaron.  :salute:
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on April 24, 2019, 09:20:26 AM
I found it.
@Karl Blanchard
you are a master of the search sir lol
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: jackelope on April 24, 2019, 10:18:56 AM
I found it.
@Karl Blanchard
you are a master of the search sir lol

It wasn't easy. I couldn't remember what year it was. I spent a lot of time searching in 2013 and 2014. Found Big Nasty too, and that brought back some good memories.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: coachcw on April 30, 2019, 07:57:41 AM
I needed a feel good story today glad this resurfaced !
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Whitpirate on May 07, 2019, 08:07:40 AM
This was what I needed this morning.... what a great adventure.
Title: Re: My Brothers Bull - Elk season 2016
Post by: Karl Blanchard on May 07, 2019, 10:29:58 AM
God did I get lucky he was a good bull :chuckle:
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