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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: BIGMIKE on September 08, 2018, 12:10:29 PM

Title: 2018, ELK, Post them here!
Post by: BIGMIKE on September 08, 2018, 12:10:29 PM
Well... the bow season has opened few hours ago. I'm sure someone out there is already tagged out. Good luck all and someone make this a sticky. Let's keep hammering!
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Post by: elkrack on September 08, 2018, 04:20:33 PM
Saw a guy post a nice 6 point Washington bull on elk addicts! Hopefully it ends up on here
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Post by: bowhunterforever on September 08, 2018, 05:07:17 PM
Tag :tup: Good luck to all
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Post by: hunt3636223 on September 08, 2018, 09:25:04 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/8469f80635aafa5ecae605e7ab0fe437.jpg)

Quilomene MH cow
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Post by: emac on September 08, 2018, 09:52:16 PM
Season has been open since the 1st for some people but the guys i know that started on the 1st have been close but nothing yet0

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk

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Post by: csaaphill on September 09, 2018, 12:05:35 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180909/8469f80635aafa5ecae605e7ab0fe437.jpg)

Quilomene MH cow
nice fat cow elk grats
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Post by: hunterofelk on September 09, 2018, 06:41:44 AM
Nice pic hunt3636223!
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Post by: LongBomb on September 09, 2018, 08:58:44 AM
Goal was to shoot the first legal elk that crossed my path. Hiked in solo 3 miles before light into a new area. At 7am this cow came feeding her way into a meadow at 25yds. She ran 40 yds and piled up. Boned her out and got her all packed out by 7pm. First time tagging out opening morning! Gonna be some good eating. Ill try to post a pic later.
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Post by: LongBomb on September 09, 2018, 09:07:34 AM
Here she is.
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Post by: Bullkllr on September 09, 2018, 09:17:16 AM
Here she is.

Very nice. For a whole successful process, that's about as good as it gets imo. :tup: :tup:
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 09, 2018, 09:48:54 AM
Congrats on the elk you two :IBCOOL: hope for lots more pictures this year :IBCOOL:
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Post by: BIGMIKE on September 09, 2018, 10:31:55 AM
Healthy looking Elks so far. Day 2...Keep hammering!
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Post by: hawks33 on September 09, 2018, 11:04:36 AM
Well done guys!
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 10, 2018, 05:33:55 AM
Nice freezer fillers guys!
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Post by: 2MANY on September 10, 2018, 09:26:47 AM
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff374%2Ftriggerhappy12%2F20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg&hash=47dde6c1170c88b3745f7a1e75bd5724) (http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/triggerhappy12/media/20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg.html)
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Post by: KFhunter on September 10, 2018, 09:30:20 AM
nice!

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Post by: vandeman17 on September 10, 2018, 09:50:03 AM
Sweet pic and bull 2many. Looking forward to the story and more pics  :tup:
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Post by: Elkcollector82 on September 10, 2018, 09:55:28 AM
13 yr old sons first archery kill. Called her into 19 yards. Son put the smack down on her. She went 30 yards before tipping over. Be living on cloud 9 for awhile.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 10, 2018, 10:09:10 AM
Very cool! Nice work dad. Congrats to your son!
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Post by: LongBomb on September 10, 2018, 10:32:58 AM
Congrats 2MANY!
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Post by: elkrack on September 10, 2018, 10:33:09 AM
That is awesome! Congrats to the young man :tup:
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Post by: Tschaefer72 on September 10, 2018, 10:38:43 AM
That bull is awesome 2many. Sweet capture on the pack out as well.
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Post by: X-Force on September 10, 2018, 10:44:31 AM
Love this thread
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Post by: throttlejocky20 on September 10, 2018, 12:22:52 PM
good luck everyone and congrats to the ones that connected already
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Post by: Bushcraft on September 10, 2018, 12:52:42 PM
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff374%2Ftriggerhappy12%2F20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg&hash=47dde6c1170c88b3745f7a1e75bd5724) (http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/triggerhappy12/media/20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg.html)

Nice bull, but that's a new one on me. I wonder how long that "unique" pack job lasted. 
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2018, 12:55:45 PM
2MANY has forgotten more about horse packing than the majority of us will ever know about it so I'm betting it worked out just fine....

Congrats on an amazing bull 2MANY :tup: :IBCOOL:
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Post by: Bushcraft on September 10, 2018, 01:07:27 PM
2MANY has forgotten more about horse packing than the majority of us will ever know about it so I'm betting it worked out just fine....

Congrats on an amazing bull 2MANY :tup: :IBCOOL:


It seems like it would catch and twist on every branch, brush, limb and tree on the way out, not to mention interfering with the right front leg's range of motion.  Why not just put it on tines back, as usual?  :dunno:
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Post by: cavemann on September 10, 2018, 01:38:28 PM
Or maybe it's just a pic and was arranged different later, maybe camera angle..  Who cares anyway, it's a Post them here! thread to enjoy nice elk..  why comment Bushcraft 

Nice elk 2Manny!!!  and love the pic..  Pack out pics make me miss the days we used to go in.  I love the pack mule photos and memories it elicits..
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2018, 01:45:28 PM
Or maybe it's just a pic and was arranged different later, maybe camera angle..  Who cares anyway, it's a Post them here! thread to enjoy nice elk..  why comment Bushcraft 

Nice elk 2Manny!!!  and love the pic..  Pack out pics make me miss the days we used to go in.  I love the pack mule photos and memories it elicits..
:yeah: kind of what I was getting at.  Brett flat knows his stuff and has been packing longer than most of us have been alive.
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 10, 2018, 01:51:55 PM
Or maybe it's just a pic and was arranged different later, maybe camera angle..  Who cares anyway, it's a Post them here! thread to enjoy nice elk..  why comment Bushcraft 

Nice elk 2Manny!!!  and love the pic..  Pack out pics make me miss the days we used to go in.  I love the pack mule photos and memories it elicits..
:yeah: kind of what I was getting at.  Brett flat knows his stuff and has been packing longer than most of us have been alive.

@Karl Blanchard :dunno: I seen you and I thought it would be a kill pic but I was disappointed........been game on for 3 days now so get to killing and less posting. :chuckle:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 10, 2018, 02:00:07 PM
Or maybe it's just a pic and was arranged different later, maybe camera angle..  Who cares anyway, it's a Post them here! thread to enjoy nice elk..  why comment Bushcraft 

Nice elk 2Manny!!!  and love the pic..  Pack out pics make me miss the days we used to go in.  I love the pack mule photos and memories it elicits..
:yeah: kind of what I was getting at.  Brett flat knows his stuff and has been packing longer than most of us have been alive.

@Karl Blanchard :dunno: I seen you and I thought it would be a kill pic but I was disappointed........been game on for 3 days now so get to killing and less posting. :chuckle:
:yeah: címon man!!!
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2018, 02:14:41 PM
Or maybe it's just a pic and was arranged different later, maybe camera angle..  Who cares anyway, it's a Post them here! thread to enjoy nice elk..  why comment Bushcraft 

Nice elk 2Manny!!!  and love the pic..  Pack out pics make me miss the days we used to go in.  I love the pack mule photos and memories it elicits..
:yeah: kind of what I was getting at.  Brett flat knows his stuff and has been packing longer than most of us have been alive.

@Karl Blanchard :dunno: I seen you and I thought it would be a kill pic but I was disappointed........been game on for 3 days now so get to killing and less posting. :chuckle:
:yeah: címon man!!!
I passed a small 6 Saturday morning does that count?  Little rag Sunday and then a good 6 in the dark stuff yesterday evening.  Got to full draw and he stepped clear of the Christmas trees but I couldn't see my pins through my peep.  I think it's time for glasses :'(
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 10, 2018, 02:27:39 PM
Less talkie, more killie!  3 days in the hunting world is like 6 so quit eating time. Dead elk...............
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 10, 2018, 02:30:22 PM
Wish I was cool enough to draw special permits every year!        :chuckle:
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 10, 2018, 02:44:09 PM
Wish I was cool enough to draw special permits every year!        :chuckle:
  its every other year sir.  I'm on the 2 year cycle 8)  and besides, it's not my fault you're too picky on what you draw :chuckle:

Less talkie, more killie!  3 days in the hunting world is like 6 so quit eating time. Dead elk...............
  some of us have to work during elk season sir :bash:
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Post by: 2MANY on September 10, 2018, 02:55:47 PM
When rubbing goes bad.

(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff374%2Ftriggerhappy12%2F20180904_083521_zpsggqaveb1.jpg&hash=5b29b4c65d278331f5a3d29afa1b959e) (http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/triggerhappy12/media/20180904_083521_zpsggqaveb1.jpg.html)

"It seems like it would catch and twist on every branch, brush, limb and tree on the way out"...........
Agreed.
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Post by: throttlejocky20 on September 10, 2018, 03:01:11 PM
Not mine but my cousin killed a good one last weekend!!
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 10, 2018, 03:19:29 PM
Great looking elk! There's more dead ones to post.............
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Post by: X-Force on September 10, 2018, 03:26:31 PM
I saw an archery nooksack bull on instagram. I hope the guy takes the time to post it on here.
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 10, 2018, 03:46:47 PM
Wish I was cool enough to draw special permits every year!        :chuckle:
  its every other year sir.  I'm on the 2 year cycle 8)  and besides, it's not my fault you're too picky on what you draw :chuckle:

Less talkie, more killie!  3 days in the hunting world is like 6 so quit eating time. Dead elk...............
  some of us have to work during elk season sir :bash:

Its elk season, theres no such thing as work.
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Post by: X-Force on September 10, 2018, 03:48:38 PM

Its elk season, theres no such thing as work.

My vote for quote of the year.
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Post by: Thorny on September 10, 2018, 06:18:27 PM
13 yr old sons first archery kill. Called her into 19 yards. Son put the smack down on her. She went 30 yards before tipping over. Be living on cloud 9 for awhile.

Nice work.  This young man gets it done. He gets into places that make grown men tap out.  I bet he didn't sleep all night either.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 10, 2018, 08:43:26 PM
nice ones dropping.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 10, 2018, 09:38:36 PM
nice ones dropping.

 :yeah:
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Post by: Dan-o on September 10, 2018, 09:42:38 PM
(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi1232.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fff374%2Ftriggerhappy12%2F20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg&hash=47dde6c1170c88b3745f7a1e75bd5724) (http://s1232.photobucket.com/user/triggerhappy12/media/20180906_150503_zpsjsansfs4.jpg.html)


Ummm, yeah...........    I'd shoot that one.

What a great looking bull.
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Post by: redi on September 11, 2018, 01:28:26 AM
Nate shot this nice 7x7 after I called it in.
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Post by: Sandberm on September 11, 2018, 04:40:46 AM
Wow! Thats beautiful.
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 11, 2018, 05:48:23 AM
Beautiful, great job guys!  Did it fit in the Toyota??!! 
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Post by: yakimanoob on September 11, 2018, 10:24:01 AM
Fantastic work folks.  Keep it up!!
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Post by: Gringo31 on September 11, 2018, 12:10:53 PM
Dreams coming true pic by pic  :tup:
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Post by: fishnfur on September 11, 2018, 07:37:00 PM
Gorgeous animal!  Nice goin' Nate!
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Post by: Cylvertip on September 11, 2018, 09:05:37 PM
ya'all are killin me.  Keep em comin. Verry Nice!

 I am stuck in North Carolina working  :bash: :bash: :bash: and then trying to beat the hurricane out of here on Thursday :yike: :yike: :yike: Hoping to be in the woods Sunday afternoon for the remainder of the season out on the Northwest Coast.  Maybe this is the year......   :tup:

Here's to clean kill shots and heavy blood trails.

Eric
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Post by: Pete112288 on September 13, 2018, 03:29:41 AM
tagging along. Some awesome animals down so far
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Post by: bowsandhose on September 13, 2018, 05:39:57 AM
9/10
320's 6x6 Westside wilderness archery bull. Called into 12yrds
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Post by: JakeLand on September 13, 2018, 05:46:05 AM
Nice !!!!
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Post by: MADMAX on September 13, 2018, 05:47:37 AM
real nice
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 13, 2018, 07:10:46 AM
Nice!  Thanks for sharing B&H!

 :tup: :tup:
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Post by: elkrack on September 13, 2018, 07:23:22 AM
Nice bull!
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Post by: Matth on September 13, 2018, 07:57:06 AM
That's a dandy!!!!
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Post by: full choke on September 13, 2018, 08:30:58 AM
9/10
320's 6x6 Westside wilderness archery bull. Called into 12yrds

 :tup:
Congratulations! Great Bull!
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Post by: Fish4Fun on September 13, 2018, 08:35:20 AM
Very nice looking bull    :tup:
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Post by: snarkybull on September 13, 2018, 12:19:11 PM
Westside OTC, day 5(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180913/aaf9a4485819c30b1023c5097680c4fd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180913/ca327057ac9af9b431e5e45639b59ace.jpg)


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Post by: hntrspud on September 13, 2018, 12:29:21 PM
Good looking elk guys!
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Post by: full choke on September 13, 2018, 12:55:50 PM
Westside OTC, day 5(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180913/aaf9a4485819c30b1023c5097680c4fd.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180913/ca327057ac9af9b431e5e45639b59ace.jpg)

Way to get it done! :tup:
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Post by: CaNINE on September 13, 2018, 02:39:05 PM
great work guys!  Keep em' coming.
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Post by: BIGMIKE on September 14, 2018, 11:34:33 AM
9/10
320's 6x6 Westside wilderness archery bull. Called into 12yrds

yup, you killed a monster!! Congratulations.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 14, 2018, 10:59:58 PM
 :yike: several big elk dropping nice...
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Post by: Duckgtr on September 16, 2018, 10:14:01 AM
Got my first elk. 10 yard shot on this mature cow.
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Post by: BOW HUNTER13 on September 16, 2018, 02:53:27 PM
Shot this guy opening morning 20 yards.
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Post by: Timberstalker on September 16, 2018, 03:34:56 PM
Super spike!
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Post by: Casey on September 16, 2018, 03:55:07 PM

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180916/e8f5b6d91ed64be46b2b15759f2179a3.jpg)
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 16, 2018, 04:23:58 PM
Nice elk everyone.👍

@Casey you have any body shots of that big 5?
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Post by: Casey on September 16, 2018, 05:08:05 PM
Nice elk everyone.👍

@Casey you have any body shots of that big 5?

This is the best body picture I have.   This is my dad behind the bull.  He called it in for me.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180917/4794b77aaf171962058d9fa6f3fdbd77.jpg)
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Post by: erk444 on September 16, 2018, 06:21:44 PM
Did you start gutting it or did you shoot its guts out :yike: Nice bull by the way...congrats!!
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Post by: gee_unit360 on September 16, 2018, 07:48:23 PM
9/10
320's 6x6 Westside wilderness archery bull. Called into 12yrds

Atta boy! Nice bull
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 16, 2018, 07:56:36 PM
Got my first elk. 10 yard shot on this mature cow.
love to see first elks, congrats!!!  Thatís awesome
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Post by: chaseace21 on September 17, 2018, 09:16:44 AM
My dads 2018 Skokomish(636) bull. Hunted 14 days straight and finally put it all together last Friday evening. Called him into 35 yards, dad made a perfect shot!
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Post by: BigBullDreamer11 on September 17, 2018, 09:37:27 AM
Peaches ridge!!!!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 17, 2018, 09:39:07 AM
Congrats all keep them coming!!!
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Post by: X-Force on September 17, 2018, 09:45:39 AM
Peaches ridge!!!!

Great bull! Congrats
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 17, 2018, 09:54:54 AM
Great bulls! Some real studs hitting the ground! Congrats all :tup:
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Post by: Bucks2Ducks on September 17, 2018, 12:11:55 PM
My dads 2018 Skokomish(636) bull. Hunted 14 days straight and finally put it all together last Friday evening. Called him into 35 yards, dad made a perfect shot!
Congrats!! Had the tag last year, was the toughest elk hunt I've been on.
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Post by: jlm1993 on September 17, 2018, 12:42:37 PM
Low quality photo as it was pouring rain but first bull I've taken. Awesome hunt.
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Post by: 2MANY on September 17, 2018, 12:48:47 PM
Congrats on your bull.
Way to brave the elements.
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Post by: big wood on September 17, 2018, 04:34:47 PM
Those are his nuts, stud bull like that. Congrats
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Post by: jboettner on September 17, 2018, 08:21:30 PM
Killed my First Bull on Opening Day. My Dad was able to hunt with me for the weekend and was able to be there for it all which was great.
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Post by: MADMAX on September 17, 2018, 09:21:47 PM
Nice job
 the kids this year are kicking butt
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Post by: hunt6226 on September 17, 2018, 10:04:16 PM
Some beautiful bulls hitting the ground. Congrats to all...
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Post by: hoyt2002 on September 18, 2018, 01:29:48 AM
First archery bull.
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Post by: mburrows on September 18, 2018, 06:59:16 AM
Killed my First Bull on Opening Day. My Dad was able to hunt with me for the weekend and was able to be there for it all which was great.

you worked hard for that one man!
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Post by: jstone on September 18, 2018, 07:39:07 AM
Nice bulls.!
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Post by: bowhunterforever on September 18, 2018, 06:01:49 PM
Great bulls everyone :tup: :tup:
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Post by: slavenoid on September 18, 2018, 08:46:31 PM
Harvested my first wild game ever on Saturday. Kind of wish I would have started with something smaller.
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Post by: Southpole on September 18, 2018, 08:49:22 PM
Holy smoleeze slavenoid, thereís a beast!!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 18, 2018, 09:00:16 PM
Shot this guy opening morning 20 yards.
yeah really long spikes on him Nice.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 18, 2018, 09:17:15 PM
yeah some really nice elk taken this year so far.
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 18, 2018, 10:00:11 PM
First archery bull.
tell your partner with the other tag to quit slouching and fill his tag! :chuckle: congrats on the bull!
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Post by: hoyt2002 on September 18, 2018, 10:03:51 PM
First archery bull.
tell your partner with the other tag to quit slouching and fill his tag! :chuckle: congrats on the bull!
[/quote
Thanks.
I'll tell him. I'm headed back in the morning to see if we can get his tag filled.
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 18, 2018, 10:08:08 PM
First archery bull.
tell your partner with the other tag to quit slouching and fill his tag! :chuckle: congrats on the bull!
[/quote
Thanks.
I'll tell him. I'm headed back in the morning to see if we can get his tag filled.
good luck Iíve heard you guys have been hunting your arses off.
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 18, 2018, 11:39:28 PM
another pic of mine, cousin already posted a pic earlier in thread
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Post by: redi on September 18, 2018, 11:51:30 PM
nice bull Elkaholic
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 19, 2018, 12:05:21 AM
thanks redi to bad I don't know why or how to post it upright..  :sry:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2018, 12:20:33 AM
What a year, missed 2 bulls, had a bull sneak up on me twice to only get away.  Then tonight it all comes full circle.  This bull was walking away from me till I used my Phelps reed to cow call him back.  He comes to within 20 yards away I checked my bubble, put the top pin on the oxygen factory, breath and before I know it the arrow is on its way!  I know I wacked him, I can see the spot on his hide!  He jumps and walks to 40 yards, broadside, so I range him and just as I let it go he starts walking. The arrow hits him in his elbow, found the broad head after skinning.  He went 60 yards and dropped, in my sight!!  It was a tough season missing two bulls already, God is great and it all worked out!  Man I love archery elk!
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on September 19, 2018, 04:35:21 AM
What a year, missed 2 bulls, had a bull sneak up on me twice to only get away.  Then tonight it all comes full circle.  This bull was walking away from me till I used my Phelps reed to cow call him back.  He comes to within 20 yards away I checked my bubble, put the top pin on the oxygen factory, breath and before I know it the arrow is on its way!  I know I wacked him, I can see the spot on his hide!  He jumps and walks to 40 yards, broadside, so I range him and just as I let it go he starts walking. The arrow hits him in his elbow, found the broad head after skinning.  He went 60 yards and dropped, in my sight!!  It was a tough season missing two bulls already, God is great and it all worked out!  Man I love archery elk!

Dude bad ass congrats love that character!!
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 19, 2018, 05:09:14 AM
Really unique bull! Congrats!
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Post by: coachcw on September 19, 2018, 06:28:41 AM
Way to seal the deal Buddy ! great bull .
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Post by: Cootkiller on September 19, 2018, 06:44:11 AM
Nice work, good looking elk!
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Post by: baker5150 on September 19, 2018, 07:38:44 AM
Lots of firsts this year.

Great Work everyone.
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Post by: 7mmfan on September 19, 2018, 07:56:04 AM
That is an awesome bull. Lots going on there. Great work!
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Post by: redi on September 19, 2018, 07:58:42 AM
Great bulls. Love the character Trophy
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2018, 08:21:37 AM
Thanks guys, pretty stoked
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Post by: vandeman17 on September 19, 2018, 08:27:49 AM
All these pics are getting me stoked to leave for Montana tomorrow! Great bulls boys.
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Post by: Bucks2Ducks on September 19, 2018, 08:33:47 AM
Here is my WA special permit Bull. Shot on September 12th. Had a great solo hunt, can't wait another year to chase elk around.
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Post by: Karl Blanchard on September 19, 2018, 08:56:47 AM
Thanks guys, pretty stoked
good thing you didn't take my advice on those first two bulls because the one you took my advice on is a good one :chuckle: nice work old man :tup:
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Post by: X-Force on September 19, 2018, 08:58:32 AM
Here is my WA special permit Bull. Shot on September 12th. Had a great solo hunt, can't wait another year to chase elk around.

Nice bull!

do you have any pictures of the passenger side? I like the crown.
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2018, 09:17:38 AM
Thanks guys, pretty stoked
good thing you didn't take my advice on those first two bulls because the one you took my advice on is a good one :chuckle: nice work old man :tup:
lol, I know to listen to young grass hopper! 
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Post by: full choke on September 19, 2018, 09:21:57 AM
Here is my WA special permit Bull. Shot on September 12th. Had a great solo hunt, can't wait another year to chase elk around.

Great Job! :tup:

Rock Star Bull there!
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Post by: 2MANY on September 19, 2018, 09:37:27 AM
Congrats to all!!!
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Post by: arrowflinger on September 19, 2018, 09:42:31 AM
Wow, congrats to all....Nice bulls hit the ground.
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 19, 2018, 03:17:01 PM
congrats to all a lot of nice elk filling freezer's...   :tup: :tup:
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 19, 2018, 03:37:03 PM
What a year, missed 2 bulls, had a bull sneak up on me twice to only get away.  Then tonight it all comes full circle.  This bull was walking away from me till I used my Phelps reed to cow call him back.  He comes to within 20 yards away I checked my bubble, put the top pin on the oxygen factory, breath and before I know it the arrow is on its way!  I know I wacked him, I can see the spot on his hide!  He jumps and walks to 40 yards, broadside, so I range him and just as I let it go he starts walking. The arrow hits him in his elbow, found the broad head after skinning.  He went 60 yards and dropped, in my sight!!  It was a tough season missing two bulls already, God is great and it all worked out!  Man I love archery elk!
great job! Love those crazy fronts! :tup:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2018, 04:12:49 PM
Thanks man, 330 pounds hanging at the locker. One more pic for Phelps calls, had his black reed with the small tube.
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Post by: redi on September 19, 2018, 04:33:21 PM
Love the back scratchers
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Post by: elkrack on September 19, 2018, 06:22:08 PM
I guess sometimes smaller is better :chuckle:
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Post by: bracer40 on September 19, 2018, 07:12:07 PM
Nice bull. Just listened to Jason on the Meateater podcast today talking about this smaller tube
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Post by: 180-GRAIN on September 19, 2018, 08:21:47 PM
That bulls a freak! That thing would make a cool euro mount! Congrats
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Post by: jbeaumont21 on September 20, 2018, 01:46:46 PM
I'm not the shooter but got permission to post some pics of this awesome West-side muzzy special permit bull.
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Post by: npaull on September 20, 2018, 02:04:41 PM
Beautiful jbeaumont21. 5065 or 5066?
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Post by: 2MANY on September 20, 2018, 02:36:15 PM
Nice work.

That lake looks Cold.
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Post by: CNELK on September 20, 2018, 03:08:06 PM
Definitely not a easy pack out of there! You guys earned that bull congratulations!

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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 20, 2018, 03:18:41 PM
I'm not the shooter but got permission to post some pics of this awesome West-side muzzy special permit bull.

Big rack, and a huge body, tell the hunter congrats.👍
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Post by: redi on September 20, 2018, 04:02:34 PM
Nice bull congrats
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 20, 2018, 04:46:54 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on September 20, 2018, 11:57:48 PM
 :yike: another great year for some  :tup:
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Post by: Whitenuckles on September 21, 2018, 09:24:59 AM
Nice elk everyone!!!
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Post by: swisski on September 21, 2018, 10:36:03 AM
Located Wednesday night around 5pm and he was down by 6. Shot nice and close at 4 yards with a clean pass through. He never even knew I was there, thanks to my buddy handling the raking and calls behind me!

Has been an exciting season with some good action. Nice bulls on here to everybody!

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Post by: mossyoak arrow slinger on September 21, 2018, 10:39:06 AM
Beautiful kills everyone.  Hope to add to it after this next week with dads modern rut tag. 


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Post by: LongBomb on September 21, 2018, 10:59:27 AM


That lake looks Cold.
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 :yeah: Nice bull congrats!
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Post by: csaaphill on September 21, 2018, 05:44:07 PM
Nice and a 6x5 I see? Grats.
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Post by: jbeaumont21 on September 22, 2018, 01:50:06 PM
Nice and a 6x5 I see? Grats.

The Norway Pass cold water lake bull was a 6x6



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Post by: bolsen on September 22, 2018, 08:56:09 PM
Here is my 2018 Washington archery permit bull
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Post by: PlateauNDN on September 22, 2018, 08:59:55 PM
Nice bull Bolden, if you dont mind what permit?
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 22, 2018, 09:13:53 PM
Nice bull Bolden, if you dont mind what permit?

 :yeah:
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Post by: X-Force on September 22, 2018, 09:21:52 PM
I'm not the shooter but got permission to post some pics of this awesome West-side muzzy special permit bull.

Epic hunt right there.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 23, 2018, 10:12:03 AM
Here is my 2018 Washington archery permit bull

Beautiful bull! Congratulations! Stretched a tape to that hammer yet?
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Post by: bolsen on September 23, 2018, 10:36:35 AM
Here is my 2018 Washington archery permit bull

Beautiful bull! Congratulations! Stretched a tape to that hammer yet?

I did, but Iím sure I was generous on a few of the measurements. Should go 360s gross, mid 340s net
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Post by: bolsen on September 23, 2018, 10:45:08 AM
another pic next to my uncles 365 dayton bull from a few years back
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 23, 2018, 10:49:27 AM
another pic next to my uncles 365 dayton bull from a few years back

Nice bulls.👍

Poor little raghorn is dwarfed by them.🤣
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Post by: elkrack on September 23, 2018, 05:24:04 PM
another pic next to my uncles 365 dayton bull from a few years back

365 euro mount! Love it  :tup:
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on September 23, 2018, 05:58:15 PM
Here is my 2018 Washington archery permit bull

Beautiful bull! Congratulations! Stretched a tape to that hammer yet?

I did, but Iím sure I was generous on a few of the measurements. Should go 360s gross, mid 340s net

He looked all of 350" to me! Congrats again man. Thats a beautiful bull!
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 23, 2018, 06:48:08 PM
That's a total stud!   :tup:
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Post by: csaaphill on September 23, 2018, 07:24:22 PM
Nice and a 6x5 I see? Grats.

The Norway Pass cold water lake bull was a 6x6
miscounted sorry Nice 6x6 then 
yeah didn't' see the one so only thought 6x5 at first.
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Post by: csaaphill on September 23, 2018, 07:26:34 PM
Here is my 2018 Washington archery permit bull
Stud Bull.
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Post by: haugenna on September 23, 2018, 07:46:58 PM
Tagging
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Post by: johnnyaustin44 on September 24, 2018, 09:53:00 AM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag
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Post by: JimmyHoffa on September 24, 2018, 09:56:57 AM
Lots of nice bulls hitting the ground guys.
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Post by: full choke on September 24, 2018, 10:13:31 AM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag

Great Bull! :tup:
Way to get it done!
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Post by: carpsniperg2 on September 24, 2018, 10:37:02 AM
congrats johnny looks like a huge body on that bull to :drool:
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Post by: X-Force on September 24, 2018, 11:11:34 AM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag

Beautiful bull
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Post by: Highhuntin on September 24, 2018, 12:01:14 PM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag


Why are you long arming that bulls butt???   :chuckle: JK beautiful bull! congrats to all so far! I'm hoping to be able to add a pick of a trophy spike
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Post by: johnnyaustin44 on September 24, 2018, 12:47:33 PM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag


Why are you long arming that bulls butt???   :chuckle: JK beautiful bull! congrats to all so far! I'm hoping to be able to add a pick of a trophy spike
Haha didnít need to. He had a back up beeper on that booty. Gigantic body on him. Still blown away about it.
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Post by: jwd7777 on September 24, 2018, 05:16:10 PM
You guys are making me drool. Well done everyone, but save one for me. I have Any bull for Bethel modern firearm. Keep the pictures coming.
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 24, 2018, 05:35:53 PM
Tagged out on Thursday. West side quality muzzleloader tag

Love the tops on that bull Johnny.👍
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 24, 2018, 08:16:01 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: hunt6226 on September 24, 2018, 09:13:35 PM
Some seriously nice bulls.
Congrats to all!!!!!
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Post by: Matth on September 27, 2018, 08:19:42 AM
Oregon archery bull
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Post by: Southpole on September 27, 2018, 08:20:45 AM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
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Post by: 7mmfan on September 27, 2018, 08:22:53 AM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.

Very cool. Sounds exactly like how my hunt went last year.
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Post by: elkrack on September 27, 2018, 08:50:15 AM
Man that had to be a fun hunt! :tup:
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Post by: Gus on September 27, 2018, 02:18:17 PM
Congrats everyone!

Here's my first archery elk!

Solo hunt at the coast. Called him in to 30 yards, shot my 40 yard pin instead and hit him high  :bash:. He ran to about 90 yards where I watched him stand around for the longest hour and fifteen minutes of my life (first picture). Him and his cows finally fed down the ridge away from me and I was able to sneak to right above him. Found him at 40 yards while peeking through the grass. Drew, stood, made absolutely sure I had the right pin and shot before he got too nervous. Hit him in the lungs but of course he ran into the thickest coast reprod/brush patch he could find. Luckily my co-workers were nearby to help out! 
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Post by: X-Force on September 27, 2018, 02:20:09 PM
Awesome
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Post by: Southpole on September 27, 2018, 02:25:18 PM
I like the ďsigh of reliefĒ look on Gusí face
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Post by: 2MANY on September 27, 2018, 02:30:18 PM
Hopefully that's not the "this devils club is poking through my pants" look.
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Post by: buglebuster on September 27, 2018, 02:35:04 PM
I got this cow on a damage tag in August (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180927/b2934b72d2df8dd7c739edabffdee076.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20180927/c97349d7d034ae03844f2a5bcd2e309b.jpg)
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Post by: 2MANY on September 27, 2018, 02:39:25 PM
Love the coloring on her ears.
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Post by: full choke on September 27, 2018, 02:41:45 PM
Congrats everyone!

Here's my first archery elk!

Solo hunt at the coast. Called him in to 30 yards, shot my 40 yard pin instead and hit him high  :bash:. He ran to about 90 yards where I watched him stand around for the longest hour and fifteen minutes of my life (first picture). Him and his cows finally fed down the ridge away from me and I was able to sneak to right above him. Found him at 40 yards while peeking through the grass. Drew, stood, made absolutely sure I had the right pin and shot before he got too nervous. Hit him in the lungs but of course he ran into the thickest coast reprod/brush patch he could find. Luckily my co-workers were nearby to help out!

Nice bull! Congratulations!
Thanks for sharing the pictures! :tup:
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Post by: Gus on September 27, 2018, 02:45:50 PM
I like the ďsigh of reliefĒ look on Gusí face

That's absolutely what it is! Wasn't sure I was going to find him in that brush.
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Post by: swisski on September 27, 2018, 03:38:12 PM
Hopefully that's not the "this devils club is poking through my pants" look.

You caught that eh? Haha, that old devils club got us more than a few times while we were breaking him down.
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Post by: swisski on September 27, 2018, 03:39:19 PM
Hopefully that's not the "this devils club is poking through my pants" look.

You caught that eh? Haha, that old devils club got us more than a few times while we were breaking him down.

Whoops now realizing you meant Gus. Even better! Great bulls on here to everyone
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Post by: buglebuster on September 27, 2018, 03:50:18 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
I have joes bull at my house for a euro mount
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Post by: Southpole on September 27, 2018, 04:04:44 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
I have joes bull at my house for a euro mount
Oh nice, Iíve seen pictures of you on joe and alís phone before and told them Iíve seen you before on hunt-wa. Small hunting world. That bull had some crazy long brow tines compared to the rest of the tines.
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Post by: buglebuster on September 27, 2018, 04:19:39 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
I have joes bull at my house for a euro mount
Oh nice, Iíve seen pictures of you on joe and alís phone before and told them Iíve seen you before on hunt-wa. Small hunting world. That bull had some crazy long brow tines compared to the rest of the tines.

Very small world! Iíve know joe forever!
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Post by: Old Man Yager on September 27, 2018, 04:28:04 PM
I like the ďsigh of reliefĒ look on Gusí face

That's absolutely what it is! Wasn't sure I was going to find him in that brush.
Congrats on your Bull. I call that look the " Did this really just happen? " look. Wish I had that look more often!!
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 27, 2018, 05:11:34 PM
Love the charter in that rimrock bill. 👍
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Post by: teanawayslayer on September 27, 2018, 07:34:56 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
good work! Glad to see you were able to go on another rut hunt so soon. Iím thinking your hooked! :tup:
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Post by: Southpole on September 27, 2018, 08:02:14 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.
good work! Glad to see you were able to go on another rut hunt so soon. Iím thinking your hooked! :tup:
Oohhh, Mr. Slayer I donít know whatís going on but I canít call in a predator to save my life (my real passion) but the elk I have a knack and a bit of luck with.  I didnít think I would ever get the opportunity to be involved with another rut hunt again but dang was that fun! Again, thanks to Joe, he had enough confidence in me to be on the team. The opportunities are rare and appreciative.
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Post by: elkoholic1 on September 27, 2018, 09:56:26 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: ljsommer on September 28, 2018, 10:08:45 AM
Congrats everyone!

Here's my first archery elk!

Solo hunt at the coast. Called him in to 30 yards, shot my 40 yard pin instead and hit him high  :bash:. He ran to about 90 yards where I watched him stand around for the longest hour and fifteen minutes of my life (first picture). Him and his cows finally fed down the ridge away from me and I was able to sneak to right above him. Found him at 40 yards while peeking through the grass. Drew, stood, made absolutely sure I had the right pin and shot before he got too nervous. Hit him in the lungs but of course he ran into the thickest coast reprod/brush patch he could find. Luckily my co-workers were nearby to help out!

Fantastic write up thank you for sharing! Out of curiosity, how long had you been trying before this success?
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Post by: Utah on September 28, 2018, 06:18:15 PM
13 yr old sons first archery kill. Called her into 19 yards. Son put the smack down on her. She went 30 yards before tipping over. Be living on cloud 9 for awhile.

I love this!  Looks like my sons first elk!  Best elk I ever sank my teeth into!  Congrats to you two!
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Post by: Learmedic on September 30, 2018, 03:08:06 PM
Goat Rocks Quality Rifle. Tough, steep country but well worth it
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Post by: elkrack on September 30, 2018, 03:10:15 PM
Some nice bulls hitting the dirt this year :tup:
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Post by: Southpole on September 30, 2018, 03:38:58 PM
Goat Rocks Quality Rifle. Tough, steep country but well worth it
Iíll bet it was rugged. Nice job!!
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Post by: Gus on October 01, 2018, 08:31:10 AM
Congrats everyone!

Here's my first archery elk!

Solo hunt at the coast. Called him in to 30 yards, shot my 40 yard pin instead and hit him high  :bash:. He ran to about 90 yards where I watched him stand around for the longest hour and fifteen minutes of my life (first picture). Him and his cows finally fed down the ridge away from me and I was able to sneak to right above him. Found him at 40 yards while peeking through the grass. Drew, stood, made absolutely sure I had the right pin and shot before he got too nervous. Hit him in the lungs but of course he ran into the thickest coast reprod/brush patch he could find. Luckily my co-workers were nearby to help out!

Fantastic write up thank you for sharing! Out of curiosity, how long had you been trying before this success?

My last bull was back in 2014 with a rifle. I hunted muzzle loader 2 years after that without killing anything. Started hunting archery last year. 
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Post by: Carbon on October 01, 2018, 10:53:44 AM
Goat Rocks Quality Rifle. Tough, steep country but well worth it

Awesome bull man, congrats!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 02, 2018, 12:55:34 AM
Awesome nice to see so many fill their tags.
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Post by: Bulldozer77 on October 02, 2018, 06:41:42 PM
Goat Rocks Quality Rifle. Tough, steep country but well worth it
Awesome bull! What hole did you pull that one out of?

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Post by: csaaphill on October 02, 2018, 09:53:24 PM
Goat Rocks Quality Rifle. Tough, steep country but well worth it
:tup:
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Post by: Wingin it on October 03, 2018, 10:31:04 AM
Little Naches quality bull. While there are certainly bigger bulls in there I just couldn't pass on this guy. My first bull and the freezers full! Got him about a half hour before shooting hours ended and it made for a long night! Good luck to everyone else still at it and congrats to those who are done.
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Post by: 2MANY on October 03, 2018, 10:33:53 AM
Nice.

At least you didn't have to go far to wash your hands.
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Post by: CavemantheHunter on October 03, 2018, 10:56:47 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181003/82a00e4fbbe24edb05c47cb3e06e68f1.jpg)

2018 Idaho Backcountry Wilderness bull. DIY OTC hunt that included a tough, rugged packout. Iíll post full story next week after I get this project bid.
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Post by: jstone on October 03, 2018, 11:39:38 AM
Thatís awesome. Canít wait to read the story. Great job
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Post by: elkoholic1 on October 03, 2018, 04:34:34 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: branches on October 03, 2018, 06:22:11 PM
Great hunt and that is a awesome picture!!!!!!
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Post by: RUGER No.1 on October 04, 2018, 07:47:59 PM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.

Heard through mutual friend (relative) that you were in on a hunt over there, I just shuttered and thought sweet.....rough in places. Well done on the bull!
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Post by: jackelope on October 04, 2018, 08:42:05 PM
Tmikeís wife got her first bull today. He asked me to post a pic for him. Congrats on a sweet bull.

(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181005/bb27d4762063cdea65345a693862cc1f.jpg)
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Post by: adamR on October 05, 2018, 05:02:51 AM
Damage kill August 3rd.  First time using dad's rifle, meant a lot to me...
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 05, 2018, 05:22:50 AM
Good stuff, AdamR
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Post by: SniperDanWA on October 05, 2018, 06:34:20 AM
Too many names to congratulate.  Awesome thread.  So many first fills and great looking animals.  Lots of special moments too.  I look forward to this thread every year.  This time, I had to read all the pages before posting as it had great pics that deserved the wait.  Congratulations to all for your hard work and successes.
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Post by: Southpole on October 05, 2018, 08:34:15 AM
Team Joe get's it done! Rimrock quality elk rifle, first day, first light and on the ground within 30 minutes. I had the honor of being the caller for Team Joe, there's nothing more special than being a part of an elk rut hunt for me, so fun! We got this guy's goat when I bugled over the top of his, that's when I knew we hooked him then reeled him right in. Never been to Rimrock before this year, what beautiful rugged country.

Heard through mutual friend (relative) that you were in on a hunt over there, I just shuttered and thought sweet.....rough in places. Well done on the bull!
Thanks AP, I was hoping to see something from you in the 2018 deer section  :peep:
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Post by: FullDraw on October 05, 2018, 11:52:01 AM
2nd to last day West Side Archery Bull.  I really can't wait until next year!
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Post by: elkrack on October 05, 2018, 11:56:00 AM
Nice shot! :tup: love the lighted knock!
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Post by: FullDraw on October 05, 2018, 12:27:15 PM
Thanks elkrack!
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Post by: adamR on October 07, 2018, 03:50:05 AM
Opening day muzzie spike!
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Post by: frazierw on October 07, 2018, 06:01:48 AM
Nice job Adam!
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Post by: BuckSnort18 on October 07, 2018, 07:28:49 AM
September 17, 2018 Western WA Archery. 9 yards. None of us can explain the moment the way it is felt. What a rush! My 76 year old mentor was with me for his last hoora on this hunt. Quite the memory.
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Post by: Old Man Yager on October 07, 2018, 07:57:19 AM
Awesome bull!!
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Post by: Elknut1 on October 07, 2018, 08:37:45 AM
Beautiful bull Buck-Snort! Way to build on your memory bank too, it doesn't get much better than that!

  ElkNut/Paul
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Post by: teanawayslayer on October 07, 2018, 03:02:09 PM
Muzzy permit cow
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Post by: Southpole on October 07, 2018, 03:30:31 PM
Nice teanaway! Whatís that gray stuff on your face?  :chuckle:
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Post by: Boss .300 winmag on October 07, 2018, 03:33:51 PM
Nice teanaway! Whatís that gray stuff on your face?  :chuckle:

You ever seen a grown mans face? :o
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Post by: Southpole on October 07, 2018, 03:35:29 PM
Nice teanaway! Whatís that gray stuff on your face?  :chuckle:

You ever seen a grown mans face? :o
... all grown up...
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Post by: danderson on October 07, 2018, 06:07:14 PM
Nice one there Heath, looks like a wet day.
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Post by: BuckSnort18 on October 07, 2018, 06:25:37 PM
Nice! Youngest in bucksnort camp was 53. Enjoy the memory.
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Post by: teanawayslayer on October 07, 2018, 08:52:27 PM
Nice teanaway! Whatís that gray stuff on your face?  :chuckle:
i was wondering the same thing lol
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Post by: Westsideelkchaser on October 07, 2018, 11:47:06 PM
Got it done what looked to be a promising hunt turned into better fill the tag if a chance comes up and still couldnít be happier got some great eating meat out of the guy with two shots 100yrds and 112 yards down he went made for one of the best pack outs to date!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on October 08, 2018, 08:40:04 AM
Nice to see so many elk and happy faces.  :tup:
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Post by: Lightning_Rider on October 08, 2018, 08:42:19 AM
Muzzy permit cow

Great pic man, glad I got to see the whole thing through the bino's!!!  :IBCOOL:
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Post by: teanawayslayer on October 08, 2018, 05:23:37 PM
Muzzy permit cow

Great pic man, glad I got to see the whole thing through the bino's!!!  :IBCOOL:
that was probably better than the kill! Thanks for the help buddy!
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Post by: Kamo2112 on October 08, 2018, 06:57:18 PM
2018 First Archery Elk
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on October 08, 2018, 07:15:03 PM
Damn nice first stick n string bull mister!  Hope you can take a minute to share the tale of the tape. A huge congrats!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 08, 2018, 10:52:08 PM
 :tup:
wow yeah monster for your first archery elk. Grats to all the same.  :drool:
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Post by: frazierw on October 09, 2018, 10:37:34 AM
Great bull Kamo!
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Post by: TikkaT3-270Shortmag on October 09, 2018, 09:10:52 PM
Muzzy bull
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Post by: bigsads on October 10, 2018, 05:15:16 PM
Nice work
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Post by: csaaphill on October 11, 2018, 09:32:20 PM
Muzzy bull
:tup: way nice at first as pic loaded thought Halloween lol nice though.
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Post by: bowhunterforever on October 11, 2018, 09:34:04 PM
Great bulls everyone :tup:
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Post by: MountainWalk on October 11, 2018, 09:50:33 PM
20 yards with my bow.  Recurve.  Bedded in the open. Hard to hunt area of unit.  My first archery elk.
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Post by: cem3434 on October 11, 2018, 11:01:52 PM
Here is my wife's muzzy bull from this morning. Her first eastside bull, but her 3rd bull overall and 4th elk in her 10 years of hunting elk in Washington.
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Post by: lokidog on October 12, 2018, 03:11:24 PM
STIKNSTRINGBOW + Lokidog + LittleDave
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Post by: bkaech on October 13, 2018, 06:45:40 AM
20 yards with my bow.  Recurve.  Bedded in the open. Hard to hunt area of unit.  My first archery elk.

I love the Dark antlers. Hard to tell from the pic, but he looks really short but has long eye guards, that's really cool, I love all the variations bulls come in. 
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Post by: bkaech on October 13, 2018, 06:51:03 AM
My Muzzy Bull. I love quartering up an animal in the field and packing it out, but it is nice when you can get it in the truck whole and take care of the meat in the barn.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 13, 2018, 08:48:06 AM
Nice bull!  And good job taking the heart and liver!  Good eats!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 13, 2018, 10:46:27 PM
20 yards with my bow.  Recurve.  Bedded in the open. Hard to hunt area of unit.  My first archery elk.
Nice good eats congrats.
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Post by: csaaphill on October 13, 2018, 10:47:41 PM
Here is my wife's muzzy bull from this morning. Her first eastside bull, but her 3rd bull overall and 4th elk in her 10 years of hunting elk in Washington.
awesome spike grats.
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Post by: big wood on October 14, 2018, 07:30:40 PM
Nice bulls
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Post by: big wood on October 14, 2018, 07:31:39 PM
2018 early season muzzy
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Post by: HntnFsh on October 15, 2018, 07:47:54 PM
Margaret muzzy bull. Less than 3 hours left in the season. Saw a masher with him the day before. But he didn't want to play.

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Post by: blacktail378 on October 16, 2018, 06:53:57 PM
Nice bull Rick
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Post by: Dmulcahy on October 17, 2018, 01:55:55 PM
My brothers Archery bull and my muzzleloader bull. Both western wa otc
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Post by: MountainWalk on October 17, 2018, 02:26:05 PM
Nice bulls!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 17, 2018, 10:04:04 PM
yeah lots of decent looking elk dropping this year. lots of meat!!
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Post by: jennabug on October 19, 2018, 02:21:31 PM
Congratulations everyone!  :tup:
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Post by: Antlershed on October 20, 2018, 11:32:30 AM
Idaho Rifle OTC 10/18
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Post by: elkrack on October 20, 2018, 05:37:07 PM
Wow a nice buck and bull :tup:
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Post by: Antlershed on October 20, 2018, 08:50:39 PM
Wow a nice buck and bull :tup:
Definitely a trip to remember.
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Post by: Timberstalker on October 20, 2018, 09:25:28 PM
Goodness. Good work.
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Post by: jvt on October 22, 2018, 03:19:29 PM
the person who shot the bull that is bleeding in my yard needs to aim lower.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on October 22, 2018, 08:24:18 PM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
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Post by: csaaphill on October 23, 2018, 12:35:46 AM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
awesome that one is heavy horned too as well. :tup:
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Post by: Tjv28 on October 23, 2018, 08:48:35 AM
the person who shot the bull that is bleeding in my yard needs to aim lower.

Might want to call that in...No seasons open right now. Could be from another bull?
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Post by: theleo on October 23, 2018, 12:46:53 PM
My bull this year.
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/de54d31ec9de22cda8d7d1c2001a044b.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181023/d6eb7269654dce3d455d86b52bd440e3.jpg)

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Post by: wall of wood camp on October 23, 2018, 01:39:39 PM
the person who shot the bull that is bleeding in my yard needs to aim lower.

Might want to call that in...No seasons open right now. Could be from another bull?

actually there were several seasons that opened yesterday for the any bull tags in the 300 series GMU's  Saw a nice big bull in the back of a pick-up in 342 yesterday.  they drove by too fast and didn't get a great look at the bull but it appeared to have done the tag justice. 
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 23, 2018, 02:19:09 PM
Wyoming bull
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Post by: Tjv28 on October 23, 2018, 04:17:00 PM
the person who shot the bull that is bleeding in my yard needs to aim lower.

Might want to call that in...No seasons open right now. Could be from another bull?

actually there were several seasons that opened yesterday for the any bull tags in the 300 series GMU's  Saw a nice big bull in the back of a pick-up in 342 yesterday.  they drove by too fast and didn't get a great look at the bull but it appeared to have done the tag justice.



North bend is unit 460. Muzzleloader closed on the 12th
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Post by: Old Man Yager on October 23, 2018, 04:20:58 PM
Wyoming bull
Cograts Jerry!!
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Post by: redi on October 23, 2018, 04:49:57 PM
Great bull Jerry congrats.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on October 23, 2018, 06:27:23 PM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
awesome that one is heavy horned too as well. :tup:
Ya he was heavy. Just ask my shoulders. Tried not to long arm the bulls like everyone else. I'm 260lbs, my bull is a true 350+. So thankful I was able to connect with him! God is good!
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Post by: Naches Sportsman on October 26, 2018, 07:32:47 PM
No east side rifle bulls posted yet. :o

2 tag holders that I gave info to did get bulls this week but haven't heard from the rest.
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Post by: Duckhunter14 on October 26, 2018, 09:49:33 PM
No east side rifle bulls posted yet. :o

2 tag holders that I gave info to did get bulls this week but haven't heard from the rest.

I know of one quality tag filled. Pretty good bull.
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Post by: babarbaird on October 26, 2018, 10:21:45 PM
only special draw open atm for east side right? I'll be out on Sunday-Wednesday. If I'm fortunate enough to land an elk in the any elk units I'll be hunting I'll for sure drop a pic in here. Good job to all those who have got an elk this year so far. Looking great. Keep em coming :)
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 26, 2018, 11:11:57 PM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
awesome that one is heavy horned too as well. :tup:
Ya he was heavy. Just ask my shoulders. Tried not to long arm the bulls like everyone else. I'm 260lbs, my bull is a true 350+. So thankful I was able to connect with him! God is good!
long arm like everyone else, lol, whatever.  You killed a great bull, no need to be a d about it.  And I agree, God is great!
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on October 27, 2018, 02:08:07 AM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
awesome that one is heavy horned too as well. :tup:
Ya he was heavy. Just ask my shoulders. Tried not to long arm the bulls like everyone else. I'm 260lbs, my bull is a true 350+. So thankful I was able to connect with him! God is good!
long arm like everyone else, lol, whatever.  You killed a great bull, no need to be a d about it.  And I agree, God is great!

😂 I was waiting for someone to check him  :tup:
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Post by: Whitenuckles on October 27, 2018, 09:54:55 AM
3 bulls, 4 days. I love Elk!!!
awesome that one is heavy horned too as well. :tup:
Ya he was heavy. Just ask my shoulders. Tried not to long arm the bulls like everyone else. I'm 260lbs, my bull is a true 350+. So thankful I was able to connect with him! God is good!
long arm like everyone else, lol, whatever.  You killed a great bull, no need to be a d about it.  And I agree, God is great!

😂 I was waiting for someone to check him  :tup:
Ya, I think that came off wrong. I wanted everyone to see his true size. I see too many people dogging on the long arm thing. I shouldn't let it get to my head. I'm super happy with the bull! Now I just need to get one of these impossible blacktail...

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Post by: Hilltop123 on October 29, 2018, 01:44:01 PM
One down, one to go.
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Post by: Bullmoose on October 29, 2018, 01:59:23 PM
Nice spike so they are out there somewhere
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Post by: WAElkhunter89 on October 29, 2018, 02:17:33 PM
One down, one to go.

Nice spike! They do exist. Been hunting the east side, unit 340, and havenít seen any animals at all, no deer or elk. Itís very quiet.
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Post by: Hilltop123 on October 29, 2018, 03:24:58 PM
One down, one to go.

Nice spike! They do exist. Been hunting the east side, unit 340, and havenít seen any animals at all, no deer or elk. Itís very quiet.
Where in 340?
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Post by: GameHunter1959 on October 29, 2018, 05:27:53 PM
Spent the weekend in Lick Creek and Tucannon and never heard a shot. We never saw a deer or elk the entire weekend. Pushed deep canyons but it didn't matter. I think the heavy wind and rain storm might of had something to do with it. The animals went into hiding-LOL

Talked to a few fellow hunters who reported the same.
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Post by: Kenaiwild on October 29, 2018, 05:31:06 PM
Montana Bull
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Post by: LDennis24 on October 29, 2018, 05:48:09 PM
Got a pic of a nice Wenaha bull, don't know if he's a member but hopefully it'll show up. Has a nice kicker on it's right side. Do I wait to post another guy's bull? He might not be on here... :dunno:
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Post by: Killmore on October 29, 2018, 07:57:35 PM
Cool pic of the Montana bull
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Post by: Tjv28 on October 29, 2018, 10:35:48 PM
Got a pic of a nice Wenaha bull, don't know if he's a member but hopefully it'll show up. Has a nice kicker on it's right side. Do I wait to post another guy's bull? He might not be on here... :dunno:


Definitely donít post it if you donít have permission.
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Post by: WAElkhunter89 on October 30, 2018, 06:27:02 AM
One down, one to go.

Nice spike! They do exist. Been hunting the east side, unit 340, and havenít seen any animals at all, no deer or elk. Itís very quiet.
Where in 340?

Off Manastash Road, we have our spot weíve been going to for the past years. Havenít seen it like this in a long time. Trying out near the Observatory today.
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Post by: Whitenuckles on November 01, 2018, 08:25:53 PM
Montana Bull
Nice bull! Great fronts!
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Post by: Ryannibarger09 on November 02, 2018, 08:28:01 AM
My first bull.
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Post by: pygmy1985 on November 02, 2018, 08:34:30 AM
New Mexico bull. He was with 7 cows, still rutting.(https://hunting-washington.com/smf/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2F&hash=2137e1ad99f0aa4a9a989f34d476ccf9)
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Post by: Learmedic on November 02, 2018, 10:21:41 AM
Idaho Bull. "Smile for the camera"
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Post by: mdbuck5x5 on November 02, 2018, 09:18:17 PM
My old man got it done tonight! Selkirk bull.
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Post by: grundy53 on November 03, 2018, 02:51:54 PM
.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181103/86920dfbb6b7b5205c8dada376061113.jpg)

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Post by: BrandonWatts on November 03, 2018, 03:30:02 PM
Hell of a year Grundy! Nice job.
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Post by: flyfishWA on November 03, 2018, 04:36:57 PM
nice job grundy! what unit?
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Post by: deerhunter_98520 on November 03, 2018, 04:56:55 PM
There's a shocker....grundy getting a nice bull  :chuckle: congrats  on a good one!
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Post by: ljsommer on November 03, 2018, 05:02:22 PM
The elk in my pre-scouted unit have completely vanished. No sign whatsoever.
Oh well, there's always Netflix.
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Post by: blackveltbowhunter on November 03, 2018, 05:31:34 PM
Nice bull Grundy. Congratz.
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Post by: teanawayslayer on November 03, 2018, 07:15:39 PM
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thats a good one for down there!
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on November 03, 2018, 07:19:58 PM
Congrats, nice bull mister.
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Post by: grundy53 on November 03, 2018, 08:39:18 PM
Thanks guys. I got lucky again.

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Post by: Humptulips on November 04, 2018, 07:59:22 PM
If you are not up for a long story I guess you can just look at the picture,

First day I saw nothing but 5 red hot cougar scratching's. Hiked a long ways and my knees did not feel top drawer this morning so I ended up getting a little late start. It was just breaking daylight as I pulled out of the driveway. About a quarter mile down the road there is a small field, 5 acres or so and I saw a pickup slow down and stop there. As I drive by I see a herd of elk in the field and what looks like a legal bull.  I park a quarter mile down the road on a FS road.
The field is posted and the owner lives behind on another 10 acres, posted also but across his driveway there is a wedge of FS land. The pickup that had stopped left and I walk back. The elk went in the wedge of FS. All this country is a jungle but I head out and pick up their tracks on the FS land.
I track them through the FS land  to private timberland ( different ownership, not posted) I follow the elk in a semi circle right back to the posted property. So what to do? I decide to circle the posted land and see if the elk leave it. On the other side of the property I cut their tracks again and the chase is on. Flat country and a bit swampy I am over my shoe tops in water. Can't see much so I am hoping they go back through to FS land. Still brushy there but better then what I am in.
I finally break out into the FS land. Been on their tracks maybe three hours. Track them out into some thinning and make a lose. Takes me a while but figure it out and they go back out of the thinning.
An unusual thing happens. The elk break out onto an old road and I make another loose. I walk back to where they came out on the road to start over and there is a Canada goose walking down the road. Picking around in the leaves. This is not open. Trees are probably 60 feet high. I stood there and watched this goose as it fed towards me. Finally it is about 5 feet from me and decide I got to get back to the elk. I talk to the goose and it looks up startled and it starts walking the other way. Never did try to fly.
Anyway back to the elk. I track them through to a small patch of timber. Best visibility I have come to and all of a sudden there is a cow looking at me. I have a good rest but a small window to shoot down. Finally the elk take off and I see 7, no horns.
I'm sure there is a bull because at one point during the day he had horned a tree along the way. I pick up the tracks and actually don't go far and there is a cow lying down but looking at me. Back in the brush and about the only place I can see is this corridor where the cow is. Eventually she gets up and I see some more to the side through a veneer of brush. Then horns but no shot, too much brush to shoot through. Finally they start to go and they are crossing the corridor. No chance for a rest but I aim at the spot they are crossing and when the bull crosses I pull the trigger. Down he goes. I reload and the damn thing gets up and takes off. No chance for a second shot because of the brush. Choice words were spoken at this point! I run up and get on the tracks and follow them out maybe 600, 700 feet. I was hoping maybe he peeled off sick but see nothing.
So then I think well I am not catching them soon and I keep thinking about the bull maybe dropping out of the herd so I decide to walk back to where he went down and see what I can see. I get back there and look, no blood or hair. I then look off maybe 200 feet down another little corridor and there he is. Broadside but his body is behind trees and actually his head has a sapling right in front of it too. I aim at his neck and boom. He goes right over on his back. Still trying to get up I give him a finishing shot, actually two because I guess I missed the first with all the head flopping around. It is 11:30 and I get back to the pickup by 1:30. Was able to get back and hang and skin him. Tomorrow the work begins.
Looks like the first shot was high in the shoulder. Right below his spine and above his lungs. Terrible shot but luck was with me today. Not much to look at but I am happy!
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Post by: X-Force on November 04, 2018, 08:10:09 PM
The story was worth the read!

Thanks. Have fun packing him out
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Post by: grundy53 on November 04, 2018, 09:02:50 PM
Nice bull and great story!

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Post by: redi on November 04, 2018, 11:29:20 PM
Good job Bruce. Nice bull
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Post by: olsy on November 07, 2018, 08:02:27 PM
Quality Elk Tag
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Post by: mp.hunter on November 08, 2018, 10:51:31 AM
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Idaho bull 2018


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Post by: vandeman17 on November 08, 2018, 10:54:03 AM
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Idaho bull 2018


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Nice bull Mike. Dig the snow
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Post by: jstone on November 08, 2018, 11:17:35 AM
Very nice.!! MP
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Post by: csaaphill on November 08, 2018, 08:37:09 PM
 :yike:
couple of nice bulls way to go.
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Post by: dupedc on November 10, 2018, 07:31:01 AM
Wow! What a morning! I just read through all of the posts and enjoyed the pictures shared by so many! Congratulations to ALL of you for your success.

This yearís hunt was special, in that my father in law was in the hospital just weeks before the season with congestive heart failure. None of us would have believed that the fight inside of this old infantryman would have allowed him back in the elk woods! But it did!

With the help of a friend, he was able to harvest this beautiful elk with his Eastside disabled cow permit.

Way to go Gary! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181110/1f8609349cb95edab312a920584b7465.jpg)


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Post by: slowhand on November 10, 2018, 08:09:15 AM
That's awesome!  :tup:
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Post by: grundy53 on November 10, 2018, 05:15:48 PM
Got mine opening morning. Walking an old cat road through an alder patch.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/0e3ef70cdee3d5becc74341c4c55b0ee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/4ea48c682ed795a51c01680c678f5ba7.jpg)

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Post by: Backstrap on November 10, 2018, 07:01:19 PM
Got mine opening morning. Walking an old cat road through an alder patch.(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/0e3ef70cdee3d5becc74341c4c55b0ee.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/4ea48c682ed795a51c01680c678f5ba7.jpg)

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Iíve been waiting for that bottom pic. I love seeing your success.  You and your crew really got it down!
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Post by: asmith on November 10, 2018, 07:48:27 PM
Well, this was my first ever elk.  Didnt get any field pictures as I wasnt expecting to get anything.  Got him during general rifle on public land.  My buddy and I were hiked in over a mile.  Made me realize how out of shape I really am, but it was all well worth it. 

The Beatles are eating away!  Will get another picture when it's done.
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Post by: crdmax on November 11, 2018, 09:47:41 AM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/056a25e9f5b7990a670fe00450c6dfea.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/b2d08fd9b25682a1d3a0aaf2d48be6c4.jpg)
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Post by: redi on November 11, 2018, 09:50:31 AM
Nice bulls
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Post by: trophyhunt on November 11, 2018, 10:39:50 AM
Wow! What a morning! I just read through all of the posts and enjoyed the pictures shared by so many! Congratulations to ALL of you for your success.

This yearís hunt was special, in that my father in law was in the hospital just weeks before the season with congestive heart failure. None of us would have believed that the fight inside of this old infantryman would have allowed him back in the elk woods! But it did!

With the help of a friend, he was able to harvest this beautiful elk with his Eastside disabled cow permit.

Way to go Gary! (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181110/1f8609349cb95edab312a920584b7465.jpg)


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I love this!  Having a dad who is also a disabled hunter, I know how difficult success can be with those tags. Very happy for you guys, congrats!!!
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Post by: SniperDanWA on November 11, 2018, 08:32:13 PM
(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/056a25e9f5b7990a670fe00450c6dfea.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181111/b2d08fd9b25682a1d3a0aaf2d48be6c4.jpg)
Lewis River Bull


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Never thought to tape the horns.  Nice bull!
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Post by: Lumpy Taters on November 12, 2018, 04:31:25 PM
Got lucky and found this guy opening morning in the Coweeman unit. 
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Post by: grundy53 on November 12, 2018, 04:36:33 PM
Nice bull!

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Post by: Hot Lunch on November 12, 2018, 08:37:52 PM
Quality elk tag
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Post by: X-Force on November 12, 2018, 09:00:31 PM
Cool colors. Beautiful bull
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Post by: vandeman17 on November 13, 2018, 07:59:35 AM
Cool colors. Beautiful bull

Agreed. Those antlers have super neat color variations
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Post by: xelkhunterx on November 13, 2018, 09:07:20 AM
Went out Saturday with my  brother on his birthday.  Bam!  He dropped a good first elk! Half hour before dark 520 unit
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Post by: CoryTDF on November 13, 2018, 09:09:02 AM
Mine.
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Post by: elkrack on November 13, 2018, 09:09:27 AM
Wow thatís a great birthday bull!
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Post by: Gonehuntin01 on November 13, 2018, 09:27:27 AM
Nice job to all.  Some really nice bulls hitting the dirt this year.  I keep trying to post pics and story, but it won't post.  I will keep trying.
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Post by: D-Rock425 on November 13, 2018, 09:44:56 AM
Eleven year old daughters first elk.
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Post by: HntnFsh on November 13, 2018, 05:15:50 PM
Congrats to your daughter!
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Post by: HntnFsh on November 13, 2018, 05:18:40 PM
xelkhunterx That's a stud of a Winston bull! You don't see too many of them like that in there. Ive spent a lot of time in the Winston over the last 50 plus years. Ive seen some good bulls in there, but they are getting fewer and further between. He should be counting his blessings! Congrats!
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Post by: dupedc on November 14, 2018, 10:07:25 PM
Went out Saturday with my  brother on his birthday.  Bam!  He dropped a good first elk! Half hour before dark 520 unit
Way to go James! Awesome to see Joey bag a great bull!


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Post by: rsarkks on November 15, 2018, 01:29:10 PM
Lewis River 3 point
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Post by: yelp on November 15, 2018, 02:57:48 PM
Quality Bull
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Post by: 2MANY on November 15, 2018, 03:14:36 PM
That dude is wired!!
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Post by: elkrack on November 15, 2018, 05:50:01 PM
Wow great bull yelp! :tup:
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Post by: Lucky1 on November 15, 2018, 06:06:21 PM
Lewis River 3 point
Nice job cuz.
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Post by: hunterofelk on November 17, 2018, 06:08:35 PM
Yelp, I see your bull came with extras.  Some scrap metal.
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Post by: Craig on November 18, 2018, 01:14:24 PM
Montana

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Post by: elkrack on November 18, 2018, 01:21:34 PM
Good scoring bull right there! :tup:
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Post by: Birdguy on November 18, 2018, 04:46:46 PM
Some absolute awesome bulls on this thread this year!!! Big and small congrats to all and thank you so much for posting up these great animals with the rest of us  :tup:
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Post by: birddogdad on November 19, 2018, 07:26:48 AM
another successful season! 5 in 7 seasons all public lands .. pretty strong average!
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Post by: Elkfever on November 21, 2018, 06:47:26 AM
OTC Oregon archery bull and Idaho cow permit.
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on November 21, 2018, 12:42:17 PM
Tag filled!
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Post by: BIGMIKE on November 27, 2018, 03:05:00 PM
Mine.

Awesome. Another well deserved trophy!
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Post by: trophyhunt on November 27, 2018, 03:17:47 PM
Tag filled!
nice job Anthony, congrats buddy!
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Post by: Duckslayer89 on November 27, 2018, 03:23:07 PM
Tag filled!
nice job Anthony, congrats buddy!

Thanks Jerry! I love hunting out of state 😂
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Post by: Whitenuckles on December 14, 2018, 03:47:14 PM
Some very nice elk this year. Congratulations everyone!!!
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Post by: Griiz on December 16, 2018, 09:51:41 PM
Last day, last hour muzzy bull.
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Post by: Furee65 on December 16, 2018, 10:37:22 PM
White River modern bull
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 17, 2018, 06:29:51 AM
Congrats!  I think I recognize that fence, lol. 
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Post by: CAMPMEAT on December 17, 2018, 06:39:00 AM
Do any of you save the ivories ?
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Post by: trophyhunt on December 17, 2018, 07:03:08 AM
Do any of you save the ivories ?
I have a small pile, hope to do something with them some day.  My biggest bull had the most beautiful ones out of all of them.
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Post by: Furee65 on December 17, 2018, 07:14:32 AM
I had a feeling trophy hunt would recognize the fence :)
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Post by: Bone Chaser on December 17, 2018, 10:59:26 AM
Last day, last hour muzzy bull.
Is that by any chance a special permit Yale bull?

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Post by: hunterofelk on December 19, 2018, 09:10:58 AM
Furee65, great bull and great rifle!  Is that a classic M99? Brass rotary magazine and counter? What year and caliber? My hunting mentor had a M99 in 250 savage.
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Post by: Furee65 on December 19, 2018, 11:14:41 AM
hunterofelk you are correct.  I used a Savage 99 from the 1970's in .358 Winchester with a brass counter.  It worked really well for me and I ended up using factory Hornady 200 grain Interlocks at around 200 yards. One shot and he went about 10-15 yards after the shot and was dead as a door nail by the time I made it over to him. 
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Post by: nitroelk on December 31, 2018, 10:06:00 AM
late season success in the Nile unit. Very nice eating cow. YUM
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Post by: pianoman9701 on December 31, 2018, 10:06:37 AM
Nice elk.
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Post by: spudder1982 on January 05, 2019, 08:52:10 PM
Finally getting around to posting picks from my archery elk hunt.  First bulls for my buddy and I.  Got them both same day, 6 miles apart.  Then the work started.  Great day with son and son-in-law. [/img]
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on January 05, 2019, 08:54:18 PM
Very nice what special permit did you have
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Post by: spudder1982 on January 06, 2019, 06:23:13 AM
Very nice what special permit did you have
Had quality bull elk, archery in unit outside Ellensburg.   Had a group of 5 and we managed to score two.
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Post by: elkrack on January 15, 2019, 08:06:36 PM
2 very nice bulls! Congrats  :tup:

Nice late season cow! Good eaters right there
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Post by: bowhntr on June 17, 2019, 09:20:20 PM
Waaaaaay late to the party but here is my  opening day west side modern bull.  General tag
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Post by: Crunchy on June 17, 2019, 09:52:48 PM
Congrats!  I think I recognize that fence, lol. 

I think I help put it up lol.  If it is where I think it is