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Title: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: trophyhunt on September 12, 2020, 10:17:15 AM
Itís time for the 2020 elk harvest thread!!   Pin it please mods! 
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Post by: ThurstonCokid on September 12, 2020, 10:50:28 AM
Have a few buddies out right now. Canít wait for guys to start posting pics!


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Post by: Norman89 on September 12, 2020, 01:51:02 PM
Passed on a loan cow this morning...already regretting it
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Post by: MIKEXRAY on September 13, 2020, 09:38:17 PM
Eastside Wa bull down Saturday morning by 7am. First bull called in, shot at 30 yards quartering away. He ran 30 yards and stood with his head down. 40 yard follow up shot opposite side, immediately collapsed him. Meat hanging at Nile meats by 130 pm. No smoke,  no other hunters,  great day.
Good luck to all .
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Post by: CoyoteCowboy on September 13, 2020, 10:02:21 PM
Congrats! Great bull!
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Post by: MADMAX on September 13, 2020, 10:05:52 PM
Stud
Congrats
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Post by: sabot92 on September 13, 2020, 10:06:51 PM
Awesome bull Mike!


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Post by: Pinetar on September 13, 2020, 10:10:27 PM
Nice Bull Congrats :tup:
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Post by: Taco280AI on September 13, 2020, 10:19:20 PM
Sweet  :tup:
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Post by: jmscon on September 13, 2020, 11:14:19 PM
Great bull, congrats!
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Post by: spin05 on September 13, 2020, 11:55:08 PM
Harvested my first bull after many many years of trying.
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Post by: zwickeyman on September 14, 2020, 05:17:45 AM
Congrats and way to keep after it
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Post by: NorseNW on September 14, 2020, 05:20:18 AM
Good work gentlemen!  Really missing putting in work towards getting my first elk this year - come on smoke clear out!  These success threads give me inspiration that you don't have to be Came Hanes to get it done.  :tup:
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Post by: Fl0und3rz on September 14, 2020, 05:43:10 AM
Well done, gentlemen.
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Post by: bullfisher on September 14, 2020, 06:25:27 AM
Nice work fellas.  :tup:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 14, 2020, 06:28:09 AM
sweet job guys, congrats!!
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 14, 2020, 08:37:04 AM

 Nice work guys, way to go!

  Here's a Sept 2nd bull, caught him in his bedding area at 8:55 a.m. -- got to aprox 125 yards & several challenge bugles later & raking he came in to 25 yards bugling his head off!

  ElkNut
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Post by: westside bull on September 14, 2020, 08:38:25 AM
Very nice!
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Post by: elkrack on September 14, 2020, 09:08:04 AM
Your the man ElkNut! :tup: 
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Post by: Fatherof5 on September 14, 2020, 09:14:17 AM
Nicely Done!
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Post by: Gentrys on September 14, 2020, 11:02:40 AM
Nice Bull!
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 14, 2020, 12:09:02 PM
awesome bull, congrats!
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 14, 2020, 12:09:54 PM

 Nice work guys, way to go!

  Here's a Sept 2nd bull, caught him in his bedding area at 8:55 a.m. -- got to aprox 125 yards & several challenge bugles later & raking he came in to 25 yards bugling his head off!

  ElkNut
west side washington?
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Post by: Sutherland on September 14, 2020, 12:15:27 PM
Great bull, thanks for sharing.
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Post by: Elknut1 on September 14, 2020, 12:43:54 PM
Trophyhunt, it's an Idaho OTC bull. I like hunting the thick stuff, it suits my desire to call them in. Thanks!

  ElkNut
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Post by: Rainier10 on September 14, 2020, 01:33:50 PM
Stickied.

Nice job so far.
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Post by: Blade on September 14, 2020, 03:32:51 PM
Looks like the "Mature" hunter is getting it done!  Nice work.
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Post by: nwwanderer on September 14, 2020, 03:39:27 PM
Not his first rodeo, thanks, great bull!!!
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Post by: hunt6226 on September 14, 2020, 04:02:51 PM
Congrats guys.  Nice work :tup:
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Post by: NWghostgetter on September 16, 2020, 12:14:48 PM
Wife got her her 1st bull on the opener.  Perfect 42 yard quartering away shot buried to the fletching. He made it 75 yards. Couldn't be more proud!
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Post by: Stein on September 16, 2020, 12:16:20 PM
 :tup:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 16, 2020, 12:16:56 PM
That is fricken cool, I sometimes wished my wife hunted with me, lol.  Congrats to her.
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Post by: Sutherland on September 16, 2020, 12:55:43 PM
That's great! Job well done congratulations!
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 16, 2020, 01:04:38 PM
Wife got her her 1st bull on the opener.  Perfect 42 yard quartering away shot buried to the fletching. He made it 75 yards. Couldn't be more proud!

Is that tine right above her hand busted off?
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Post by: NWghostgetter on September 16, 2020, 01:32:14 PM
It sure is
Wife got her her 1st bull on the opener.  Perfect 42 yard quartering away shot buried to the fletching. He made it 75 yards. Couldn't be more proud!

Is that tine right above her hand busted off?
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Post by: bullfisher on September 16, 2020, 06:10:25 PM
Wife got her her 1st bull on the opener.  Perfect 42 yard quartering away shot buried to the fletching. He made it 75 yards. Couldn't be more proud!
Dope!  :tup:
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Post by: bigbore40 on September 16, 2020, 06:46:33 PM
Wife got her her 1st bull on the opener.  Perfect 42 yard quartering away shot buried to the fletching. He made it 75 yards. Couldn't be more proud!

Awesome congrats to both of you
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Post by: Taco280AI on September 16, 2020, 07:00:15 PM
Lot of great elk so far  :tup:
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Post by: buglingbull on September 16, 2020, 10:32:40 PM
On the 3rd day of the season, this guy walked in on me to 22 yards and I let the Hoyt eat. Came in without making a sound other than the small twigs he stepped on. Wasn't the monster 6x6 I had at full draw for over a minute the day before with no shot, but I'm not one to pass up what I consider decent bulls
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 17, 2020, 05:31:28 AM
Thatís a cool bull, congrats!!
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Post by: kellama2001 on September 17, 2020, 07:26:45 AM
All great animals, congrats to the hunters!  :tup:
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Post by: LDennis24 on September 17, 2020, 09:07:14 AM
Been lurking in the shadows buglingbull? Lol! That's a cool bull. Wide! Great job everyone!
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Post by: Rutnbuxnbulls on September 18, 2020, 07:46:13 AM
Hunted hard through smoke filled days last weekend and got one bull to bugle then he went quiet. Then yesterday my brother and I got out early and around 8am a large herd ran right into our area. Missed a long 70 yard shot early. Got a little down, pulled myself together and kept hunting into the wind. Had a staring contest with this spike for what seemed like forever, was able to cow call him into bow range, he strutted into a perfect broadside position and I split my 40/50 pins on the boiler room. Double lungíd him and he didnít go 20. Thankful for my brothers help packing out. My second elk, first bull. I feel blessed.
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Post by: cantstump on September 18, 2020, 09:14:05 AM
Nice job! Spike? Not easy to hunt!

Hunted hard through smoke filled days last weekend and got one bull to bugle then he went quiet. Then yesterday my brother and I got out early and around 8am a large herd ran right into our area. Missed a long 70 yard shot early. Got a little down, pulled myself together and kept hunting into the wind. Had a staring contest with this spike for what seemed like forever, was able to cow call him into bow range, he strutted into a perfect broadside position and I split my 40/50 pins on the boiler room. Double lungíd him and he didnít go 20. Thankful for my brothers help packing out. My second elk, first bull. I feel blessed.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: jstone on September 19, 2020, 12:10:51 PM
Waiting for more of those archery big bull tags??
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 19, 2020, 01:59:48 PM
Waiting for more of those archery big bull tags??
:yeah:  seems slow this year
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Post by: hughjorgan on September 19, 2020, 02:32:56 PM
Waiting for more of those archery big bull tags??
:yeah:  seems slow this year

Slow year? Thereís very little opportunity to harvest a big bull in the 300 gmuís. A quick look at tag allocation and youíll find there isnít even 100 tags given out between Yakima and Ellensburg. Then take into account the success rate is probably some where between 30 to 50 percent. Elk hunting in this state is in desperate need of better management.
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Post by: Bearrunner96 on September 20, 2020, 10:28:21 AM
Early rifle cow season
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Post by: chrissmith002 on September 20, 2020, 02:59:27 PM
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.
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Post by: pianoman9701 on September 20, 2020, 03:07:47 PM
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.
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Post by: chrissmith002 on September 20, 2020, 03:21:43 PM
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!
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Post by: pianoman9701 on September 20, 2020, 03:32:46 PM
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!
Yep, and it was still legal shooting by 25 minutes. I blew it big time.
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Post by: OutHouse on September 21, 2020, 01:50:20 PM
Nice looking elk!

Spent 6 days this out there and came up empty (Probably done until late season). Hunted 560 (4days), 530 (1 day), 572 (1 day), and 510 (1 evening). Yesterday was the closest I came, being that 2 miles from the gate saw a herd of 10-14 elk on private land abutting the timber farm I was hunting.

Just wasn't seeing a ton of signs and I put many many miles on my bow this year so far.

Wednesday night, we got 8 cows and calves on cam at the wet meadow. They came in 15 minutes after I set the camera and left.  >:( We set up there for the two following sunsets and nothing. Friday at 530AM, Carl and I were awaken by a bull bugling right outside our campers. Come 630, not a sign nor a hair. I'm hooked on cams. Next year's going to be a whole new program.

15 minutes after?? That's a real kick in the nuts!
Yep, and it was still legal shooting by 25 minutes. I blew it big time.

Sometime's that's just the way it goes but sounds like a good hunt nonetheless. Two years ago I had a beast of a buck patterned (or so I thought) and when I checked cams after a few days he was using the particular path right after I left the stand every evening. I don't think he was bedded nearby either. I would get tired or bored and call it an evening despite having another 30 minutes of shooting light and twice he came by twenty minutes later!
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Rainier10 on September 21, 2020, 01:54:29 PM
Let's try and get this one back on track and keep the topic to 2020 elk harvest photos and comments related to those photos and hunts.
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Post by: gaolista on September 25, 2020, 07:40:22 AM
First archery Bull last week in Montana.  Couldnít be happier!!  18 yards, double lung.


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Taco280AI on September 25, 2020, 07:55:11 AM
Nice bull  :tup:
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 25, 2020, 08:24:38 AM
Congrats!! 
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Post by: Sutherland on September 25, 2020, 08:27:31 AM
Great bull, I bet that was a fun hunt. Congratulations.
Title: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: gaolista on September 25, 2020, 08:47:05 AM
Great bull, I bet that was a fun hunt. Congratulations.

Best season yet! Went 3 for 5 at our camp.
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Post by: LDennis24 on September 25, 2020, 09:44:43 AM
I like the tag clips you posted! Something nostalgic about those old paper tags! They looks cool hanging off an old pair of antlers in the garage pile. I've seen some neat old metal tagged racks from way back as well. That stuffs cool! I used those same metal tags they used to issue for loading and sealing rail cars.
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Post by: OutHouse on September 25, 2020, 05:10:47 PM
Great bull, I bet that was a fun hunt. Congratulations.

Best season yet! Went 3 for 5 at our camp.

Great bull nice job man!
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: HoytHunter24 on September 28, 2020, 06:46:47 AM
2020 Washington Roosevelt Herd Bull
My first elk

He had 3 cows with him. I was solo and called him close before his cows called my bluff. I charged in using the bull calling cows bugle which enraged him forcing him to fight. He circled me and a quick cow call got him to stop and turn broadside for a quick 28 yard shot through the brush for a double lung shot. Couldn't be happier with my first elk.
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 28, 2020, 07:06:49 AM
Great bull!
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Post by: MADMAX on September 28, 2020, 07:51:26 AM
nice job
nice bull
I like the radical elk strategy technique
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on September 28, 2020, 07:54:31 AM
2020 Washington Roosevelt Herd Bull
My first elk

He had 3 cows with him. I was solo and called him close before his cows called my bluff. I charged in using the bull calling cows bugle which enraged him forcing him to fight. He circled me and a quick cow call got him to stop and turn broadside for a quick 28 yard shot through the brush for a double lung shot. Couldn't be happier with my first elk.

Beautiful bull mister, congrats!
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Post by: Taco280AI on September 28, 2020, 08:08:16 AM
Set the bar pretty high with your first elk, might not top it for many years. Congrats  :tup:
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Post by: elkrack on September 28, 2020, 08:10:30 AM
Nice work Hoythunter!(shooting a prime :chuckle:) thatís a stud bull :tup:
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Post by: ThurstonCokid on September 28, 2020, 08:11:37 AM
Awesome bull Hoythunter! Congrats


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: HoytHunter24 on September 28, 2020, 09:24:01 AM
Haha thanks guys!

You are absolutely right, I may never shoot one this big again! But I do have bigger bulls on camera in the same area  ;)

And yes.... HoytHunter shoots a Prime now lol
Title: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: dreamingbig on September 28, 2020, 09:28:31 AM
2020 Idaho archery bull

DIY public land.  1st time hunting this area but it was a lot of fun to figure out!  Hard to pass up a freezer filler.  #tagtofreezer

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Post by: Sutherland on September 28, 2020, 09:30:20 AM
Great bull! That sounds like a fun hunt!
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Post by: Taco280AI on September 28, 2020, 09:35:18 AM
I'd happily take him  :tup:
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Post by: pianoman9701 on September 28, 2020, 09:37:24 AM
2020 Washington Roosevelt Herd Bull
My first elk

He had 3 cows with him. I was solo and called him close before his cows called my bluff. I charged in using the bull calling cows bugle which enraged him forcing him to fight. He circled me and a quick cow call got him to stop and turn broadside for a quick 28 yard shot through the brush for a double lung shot. Couldn't be happier with my first elk.

Beautiful Rosie! Congrats.
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Post by: LDennis24 on September 28, 2020, 12:12:40 PM
2020 Idaho archery bull

DIY public land.  1st time hunting this area but it was a lot of fun to figure out!  Hard to pass up a freezer filler.  #tagtofreezer

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You should have that bulls age estimated. What does it's teeth look like? Just a unique looking rack!
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Post by: dreamingbig on September 28, 2020, 04:03:06 PM
2020 Idaho archery bull

DIY public land.  1st time hunting this area but it was a lot of fun to figure out!  Hard to pass up a freezer filler.  #tagtofreezer

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You should have that bulls age estimated. What does it's teeth look like? Just a unique looking rack!
Good question.  He had a decent body but was a pretty small main frame 5.  I will check the teeth (still have it waiting to do a euro) My guess was 3.5 rather than regressing.


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Gonehuntin01 on September 29, 2020, 08:01:21 AM
Great bulls everyone.  Good to hear people are knocking em down.
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Post by: 7mmfan on September 29, 2020, 08:50:02 AM
2020 Idaho archery bull

DIY public land.  1st time hunting this area but it was a lot of fun to figure out!  Hard to pass up a freezer filler.  #tagtofreezer

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You should have that bulls age estimated. What does it's teeth look like? Just a unique looking rack!
Good question.  He had a decent body but was a pretty small main frame 5.  I will check the teeth (still have it waiting to do a euro) My guess was 3.5 rather than regressing.


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I agree, he has a young bull look to him. His head in particular
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Post by: cantstump on September 29, 2020, 09:14:56 AM
I'd have needed new underwear after that, nice job!

2020 Washington Roosevelt Herd Bull
My first elk

He had 3 cows with him. I was solo and called him close before his cows called my bluff. I charged in using the bull calling cows bugle which enraged him forcing him to fight. He circled me and a quick cow call got him to stop and turn broadside for a quick 28 yard shot through the brush for a double lung shot. Couldn't be happier with my first elk.
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Post by: bolsen on October 01, 2020, 06:17:55 AM
2020 Idaho bull
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Post by: Taco280AI on October 01, 2020, 07:29:24 AM
lot of great meat in the freezer this year  :tup:
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Post by: bhawley76 on October 01, 2020, 08:12:22 AM
I seen a nice one yesterday from the rez  my buddy got, wish I got a pic.
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Post by: LDennis24 on October 01, 2020, 01:07:14 PM
Well go get one!
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Post by: CavemantheHunter on October 02, 2020, 12:08:12 PM
Dad's Idaho Bull. I played caller this go around.
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Post by: luvmystang67 on October 02, 2020, 12:26:06 PM
2020 DIY/Public Land Idaho, called him into 15 yards, frontal.  2 min later and 40 yards away he was down!  All solo, what a trek.  2nd Archery Bull in 3 seasons, 3rd bull in 4 seasons (snuck a rifle bull in there), starting to look like I might know what I'm doing (but I seriously do not).  Cow call, all the way in.

EDIT: *It looks like I'm the only one who is able to kill elk without a $150 Tight Spot quiver*  :chuckle:

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Post by: Matth on October 03, 2020, 07:52:37 PM
Congrats to all i love the pics. some good eats hitting the ground.
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Post by: buglebuster on October 03, 2020, 09:43:22 PM
Opening day eastern WA muzzleloader (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201004/3fe2e910f2257ae471ac467b852ab51c.jpg)


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Post by: danderson on October 04, 2020, 09:32:08 AM
Congratulations good eats there !
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Post by: bigbore40 on October 04, 2020, 04:15:53 PM
My son got it done on morning #2 great roosie bull. I was able to call in this bull for my boy this morning with some sweet cow calls . 60 yard shot with the knight ultralight.
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Post by: Taco280AI on October 04, 2020, 05:28:33 PM
Glad somebody is getting them  :tup:
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Post by: pygmy1985 on October 04, 2020, 06:41:23 PM
Nice bulls, big and small. Canít wait to see more!
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Post by: big wood on October 06, 2020, 09:28:57 PM
Called him into 11 yards. He came straight at me and I had to take a  Frontal shot.went 20 yards then rolled down the mountain. He Broke his horn off at skull. I had to back pack this one 2 miles to where I could get my horses.
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Post by: 257wbymagkiller on October 06, 2020, 09:53:27 PM
Nice work and a great bull!
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Post by: Gonehuntin01 on October 07, 2020, 09:25:44 AM
Great bulls everyone. Keep knockin em down. 
Title: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: trophyhunt on October 07, 2020, 10:11:50 AM
My dads eastern wa first bull.

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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Sutherland on October 07, 2020, 10:15:58 AM
Nice elk. Congrats
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Post by: elkrack on October 07, 2020, 11:39:44 PM
How awesome Jerry! And a stud at that! :tup:
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Post by: zwickeyman on October 08, 2020, 04:38:34 AM
Great Bull Trophyhunt. Congrats to your pops
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Post by: MLBowhunting on October 08, 2020, 07:49:23 AM
68 yard shot on this little bull. 
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Post by: Big6bull on October 08, 2020, 11:41:57 AM
West wa raffle bull. Had an amazing hunt.
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Post by: elkrack on October 08, 2020, 01:04:08 PM
Wow what a stud bull! Congrats :tup:
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Post by: cooltimber on October 08, 2020, 01:55:40 PM
West wa raffle bull. Had an amazing hunt.
STUD BULL
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Post by: 7mmfan on October 08, 2020, 05:37:05 PM
My God the body on that thing.
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 08, 2020, 05:54:28 PM
Very nice!
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Post by: Bucks2Ducks on October 08, 2020, 05:54:56 PM
Awesome Rosie Big6bull! Would love to read the story on him and your experience with having that tag if you feel like posting. I don't think I would be able to sleep at night if I had it.
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Post by: mp.hunter on October 13, 2020, 07:12:50 AM
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Old manís disabled tag punched, after 6 months to live 8 years ago he is trucking with a rod in his leg.


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: trophyhunt on October 13, 2020, 07:17:00 AM
Congrats Mike, very nice, I recognize that guy with you!
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Post by: jstone on October 13, 2020, 07:59:38 AM
Great job
MP and to your father.!!
Great times.!!
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Post by: 10mmg on October 13, 2020, 08:45:25 AM
Great bull. Always fun with the father and son combo.
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Post by: wheels on October 13, 2020, 11:53:05 AM
awesome bull
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Post by: B4noon on October 13, 2020, 08:52:36 PM
Awesome day with my boys over 12 miles of hiking and a  4 hour pack out of a hole but well worth the grind to be there when My oldest son was able to take a bull of a lifetime at 56 yds after him and my youngest son sat patiently on him for an hour and a half waiting for more then the tips to emerge Couldnít be prouder
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: teanawayslayer on October 13, 2020, 09:14:47 PM
Awesome day with my boys over 12 miles of hiking and a  4 hour pack out of a hole but well worth the grind to be there when My oldest son was able to take a bull of a lifetime at 56 yds after him and my youngest son sat patiently on him for an hour and a half waiting for more then the tips to emerge Couldnít be prouder
im sure glad you guys got the heck out of 7,8, and 9. Great bull!
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Post by: elkrack on October 13, 2020, 09:34:21 PM
Wow thatís an amazing bull! Congrats
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Post by: wheels on October 13, 2020, 10:22:56 PM
wow awesome bull congrats
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 14, 2020, 06:18:40 AM
Another great bull out of that unit, I see some app numbers increasing next year.  Congrats, way to sit it out.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: B4noon on October 14, 2020, 06:43:02 AM
Another great bull out of that unit, I see some app numbers increasing next year.  Congrats, way to sit it out.
thanks Iím glad we got it done that unit is a major roll of the dice access was tough from the start and getting restricted again down to only 3 hunt areas open again hope the remaining tag holders have good luck
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: huntnnw on October 14, 2020, 06:43:59 AM
Idaho
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 14, 2020, 06:47:52 AM
great bull!!  Love Idaho!  congrats again.
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Post by: redi on October 14, 2020, 06:59:33 AM
Dandy bull
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Post by: PGS on October 14, 2020, 12:20:43 PM
Awesome day with my boys over 12 miles of hiking and a  4 hour pack out of a hole but well worth the grind to be there when My oldest son was able to take a bull of a lifetime at 56 yds after him and my youngest son sat patiently on him for an hour and a half waiting for more then the tips to emerge Couldnít be prouder
Wow what an amazing experience. Couldnít be happier for my brother. I know I wouldnít be able to sit on this monster bull for 1 1/2 hours if I had the gun in my hand. The way every thing played out made this hunt, well a hunt. 56 yards and he was able to sit still long and enough and quiet enough to make it happen. Good thing he had a Pro Guide Service, his little brother, ;) to put him on this amazing bull. Super happy for you bro!
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: teanawayslayer on October 14, 2020, 12:29:08 PM
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Post by: WapitiTalk1 on October 14, 2020, 12:39:30 PM
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Damn pretty bull mister, congrats! 
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Post by: mp.hunter on October 14, 2020, 12:46:05 PM
Yes cool bull


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: thurman on October 15, 2020, 12:50:44 PM
I couldn't be more excited about my first bull!

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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on October 15, 2020, 01:00:40 PM
I couldn't be more excited about my first bull!

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I think you couldnít be more excited if that was your 100th bull. Thatís a beast, congrats!
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: westside bull on October 15, 2020, 01:02:44 PM
Nice job. True giant for sure.
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Post by: 10mmg on October 15, 2020, 01:20:29 PM
Wow that is an awesome bull for sure. Nice work.
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Post by: Taco280AI on October 15, 2020, 01:23:53 PM
Nothing wrong with a little bull like that    :chuckle:
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Post by: LDennis24 on October 15, 2020, 02:48:51 PM
Dang! Nice job guys! Are these bulls all from the same unit?
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: teanawayslayer on October 15, 2020, 04:08:42 PM
Great bull bud! Iím glad you hammered a good one!!
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Post by: trophyhunt on October 15, 2020, 04:28:00 PM
WOW, if the same unit, that place is on fire this year!!!!  Great bulls guys!! 
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Post by: wheels on October 15, 2020, 05:17:27 PM
wow beautiful bull
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Post by: Watimberghost on October 15, 2020, 06:51:06 PM
Great elk all! Some awesome bulls hitting the ground!
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Post by: luvmystang67 on October 16, 2020, 08:48:18 AM
I couldn't be more excited about my first bull!

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You know what they say, don't pass up a bull on the first day that you'd shoot on the last.  Decent last day bull.   :chuckle:
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: csaaphill on October 24, 2020, 01:35:14 PM
 :tup:
Awesome grats to all
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Post by: idaho guy on October 26, 2020, 12:32:38 PM
Nice first bull !
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Post by: pianoman9701 on October 26, 2020, 12:35:49 PM
Boy, some beautiful animals on here. Nice 1st, Thurman.  :tup:
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Post by: jstone on October 26, 2020, 03:02:28 PM
Any big Blues Bulls killed yet this year?
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: teanawayslayer on October 26, 2020, 07:36:52 PM
Any big Blues Bulls killed yet this year?
thereís no elk in the blues
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Pacific Ghost on October 26, 2020, 08:11:27 PM
Notched my White River bull permit on this guy. We hunted for three days on the opener, and something happened to my knee the last day. Rested for four days, before getting out again but the knee started flaring up right away. Had to lower my expectations. Not complaining, but we all have our own dreams and goals. Was bitter/sweet because I was able to combo deer/elk hunt with my cousin who also drew, and there are still 12 days left on this tag. But, he was DRT with one through the heart at 15 yards, only half a mile from the truck and he'll fill a pretty good void in the freezer, so that is good.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: blackveltbowhunter on October 26, 2020, 08:14:58 PM
Great bull. Congrats!
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Post by: andrew_in_idaho on October 27, 2020, 11:04:56 PM
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Idaho spike, he had a pedicle busted off of his skull, I imagine he had quite the headache


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Pacific Ghost on October 28, 2020, 06:41:48 PM
Great job Andrew. Better warm up the stove.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: buglebuster on November 01, 2020, 10:27:39 AM
9 year old daughter got her first elk yesterday on the opener(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201101/c7055404a720b33423805bb754cc9416.jpg)
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Post by: Mfowl on November 01, 2020, 11:13:48 AM
 :tup: Congrats!
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Post by: dewandgin on November 01, 2020, 04:32:11 PM
Two Wyo Bulls
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Post by: Taco280AI on November 01, 2020, 06:08:15 PM
Nice work everyone  :tup:
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: csaaphill on November 02, 2020, 09:54:15 PM
Notched my White River bull permit on this guy. We hunted for three days on the opener, and something happened to my knee the last day. Rested for four days, before getting out again but the knee started flaring up right away. Had to lower my expectations. Not complaining, but we all have our own dreams and goals. Was bitter/sweet because I was able to combo deer/elk hunt with my cousin who also drew, and there are still 12 days left on this tag. But, he was DRT with one through the heart at 15 yards, only half a mile from the truck and he'll fill a pretty good void in the freezer, so that is good.
lower expectations  :dunno: :tung:
lol nice Grats
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Igottanewknee on November 02, 2020, 10:55:40 PM
My daughter and I drew the permit from the Green River unit, and we both got it done. Hers was with 2 hours left in the season.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: elkoholic on November 04, 2020, 07:01:41 AM
Shot this bull in an any elk unit at 8:00am Oct. 31st.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Salmonstalker on November 05, 2020, 09:05:41 AM
Shot this bull in an any elk unit at 8:00am Oct. 31st.

Good bull! What's going on with his nose?
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: LDennis24 on November 05, 2020, 09:25:32 AM
Looks like he hit the ground hard, then aspirated blood causing a little foam on his lower lip? :dunno:
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: ThurstonCokid on November 08, 2020, 12:54:10 PM
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This was an OTC late rifle idaho antlerless hunt this year. Super pumped to have the quarters hanging. Canít wait to fill the freezer with this deliciousness.


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Pacific Ghost on November 08, 2020, 06:26:51 PM
Good job. Meat!  :mgun:  We have already been into ours-steak, pot roast, tacos, breakfast sausage. :cue:
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Post by: ThurstonCokid on November 08, 2020, 06:41:49 PM
Good job. Meat!  :mgun:  We have already been into ours-steak, pot roast, tacos, breakfast sausage. :cue:
Canít wait.. Iíve been hunting so much this year. I have a full deboned muley in the freezer ready to cut up and be enjoyed as well..


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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: cougkilr on November 09, 2020, 03:39:37 PM
2020 Muzzy Elk
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Post by: westside bull on November 09, 2020, 04:22:44 PM
Good looking bull
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Post by: csaaphill on November 09, 2020, 10:56:36 PM
Cool great looking elk. grats
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Post by: LDennis24 on November 10, 2020, 07:06:48 AM
Love that bull Cougkilr!
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Post by: Skyvalhunter on November 10, 2020, 07:15:37 AM
That's a beautiful elk!! Congrats on a fine animal..
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Post by: westside bull on November 11, 2020, 10:10:34 AM
7x7 western wa bull.
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Post by: jstone on November 11, 2020, 10:21:57 AM
Thatís a dandy
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Post by: Bucks2Ducks on November 11, 2020, 10:25:20 AM
Awesome bull westside! Was that a general tag??
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Post by: westside bull on November 11, 2020, 10:58:43 AM
 Permit
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Post by: Taco280AI on November 11, 2020, 06:26:51 PM
Some nice bulls in this thread  :tup:


Alright y'all, I wasn't able to spend much time going after elk in early season muzzly and only saw cows (3+ unit). Didn't get an elk in Idaho either. Saw elk, just no bulls, and my sweet spot was going to be too sketchy to hike up into after it got snow. So, this isn't another "I'm not looking for your sweet spot thread" cause this is a 'PM me your sweet spot thread'  :chuckle: Lat/long or 10, or even 8 digit grid works  :drool:  Hopefully I'll find something legal for late season and can post here. Keep up the awesome pics!
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: grundy53 on November 15, 2020, 02:52:01 PM
This years bull plus the group photo. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201115/2f2b37c5d60f051297c4c9422609cda5.jpg)(https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201115/3e4e6d012df30732fcd1f6b2fb0abc6b.jpg)

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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: trophyhunt on November 15, 2020, 03:48:30 PM
Just couldnít have an elk 2020 thread without grundys mass elk heads photo!!!  You guys have to be on private prop, crazy how many bulls you get every year!  Congrats again! 
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Post by: grundy53 on November 15, 2020, 03:52:32 PM
Thanks. Mostly industrial timberlands and state.

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Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: Taco280AI on November 15, 2020, 04:00:09 PM
Great job by the group!
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Post by: trophyhunt on November 15, 2020, 04:02:21 PM
Thanks. Mostly industrial timberlands and state.

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that has to be a fun camp!! Congrats
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Post by: Mfowl on November 15, 2020, 05:01:39 PM
Congrats on the great elk and tags filled all!
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Post by: Igottanewknee on November 15, 2020, 06:52:29 PM
That's a lot of bull, I mean bulls!! Nice job by your group.
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Post by: bobcat on November 16, 2020, 10:42:26 AM
My bull from last week:

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Post by: vandeman17 on November 16, 2020, 11:04:12 AM
nice bull! How you guys hunt those rainforests is beyond me...  :chuckle:
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Post by: jstone on November 16, 2020, 11:20:24 AM
Nice bull
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Post by: Timberstalker on November 16, 2020, 11:51:06 AM
Great bull, Bobcat!
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Post by: redi on November 16, 2020, 12:13:55 PM
Nice bull Bob
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Post by: X-Force on November 16, 2020, 12:17:56 PM
Giant body on him. Great bull!
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Post by: csaaphill on November 16, 2020, 08:58:37 PM
great color on them horns.
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Post by: Sutherland on November 16, 2020, 09:11:57 PM
Beautiful elk, nice job!
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Post by: bobcat on November 16, 2020, 09:12:16 PM
Thanks everyone. My first westside bull, and my last elk was in 2012, so I'm pretty happy about it.
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Post by: Bob33 on November 16, 2020, 09:39:50 PM
Great elk, Bob.
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Post by: TommyH on November 17, 2020, 12:00:24 AM
 :tup:
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Post by: Igottanewknee on November 18, 2020, 09:28:47 PM
Great rosie!! Been a few nice roosevelt bulls on here. Big animals.  :tup:
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Post by: jstone on November 19, 2020, 03:04:06 PM
Nice bull
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Post by: SpicyTacos on November 19, 2020, 04:51:54 PM
Thatís magnificent. Well done. Congratulations.
Title: Re: 2020 elk harvest
Post by: xelkhunterx on November 23, 2020, 07:56:58 PM
SW WA bull, 400 yard shot with the 270win