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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: steeliedrew on September 16, 2019, 09:33:48 PM

Title: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: steeliedrew on September 16, 2019, 09:33:48 PM
Just heard someone poached a bull in Sultan with a rifle. Years ago I had just launched a drift boat there at the sultan launch and floated around the bend to see a cow elk taking a drink from the skykomish. They sure arenít there in huntable numbers so thatís a bummer if someone did poach a bull.  :bdid:
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: Rainier10 on September 16, 2019, 09:42:35 PM
Heís dead.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: steeliedrew on September 16, 2019, 10:00:51 PM
Heís dead.

Ha! Not everyone will get that but good one.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: Skyvalhunter on September 17, 2019, 04:51:41 AM
Are you sure it was poached. Is Sartain around
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: steeliedrew on September 17, 2019, 07:33:23 AM
Are you sure it was poached. Is Sartain around

I heard a landowner found a bull with a bullet hole in it. I think there was a Facebook post about it but I donít do Facebook. Just relaying what Iíve heard. Hoping itís not true.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: woodswalker on September 17, 2019, 08:24:05 AM
Wouldn't be the first time, I lived up there for 21 years and MOST years someone was poaching a bull in the Sultan-Goldbar area.  I do not believe that they were ever caught either.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: Rainier10 on September 17, 2019, 08:39:12 AM
Heís dead.

Ha! Not everyone will get that but good one.
:chuckle: Had to do it.  Glad you got the joke.

Hopefully it is just a rumor and if true hopefully they catch the poacher.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: D-Rock425 on September 17, 2019, 08:44:33 AM
Archery season is open maybe someone lost a legal animal.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: Turner89 on September 17, 2019, 09:42:07 AM
Are you sure it was poached. Is Sartain around
Lol :chuckle:
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: steeliedrew on September 17, 2019, 10:12:39 AM
Archery season is open maybe someone lost a legal animal.

Could be a lost archery bull. Itís possible whoever found it could mistake a broadhead wound channel for a bullet wound. Could even be a bull that was gored by another during a spar but thereís just so few elk there Iím thinking thatís a low possibility.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: jasonstevens on September 17, 2019, 12:40:17 PM
It was poached and on private property. Investigation in the works but my guess is they will never find them. Sad because there are some decent bulls here but not to many.
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: BULLBLASTER on September 17, 2019, 12:42:25 PM
Heís dead.
Well played.  :chuckle:
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: Rainier10 on September 17, 2019, 01:17:11 PM
Heís dead.
Well played.  :chuckle:
:chuckle:  Thanks, that one never gets old for me.

So back on topic, this bull was shot and just left?  Any meat or horns taken?

Poachers suck!
Title: Re: Anybody hear about a bull poached in Sultan?
Post by: steeliedrew on September 17, 2019, 03:11:45 PM
It was poached and on private property. Investigation in the works but my guess is they will never find them. Sad because there are some decent bulls here but not to many.

Super lame. Sorry to hear itís true.