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Title: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Griz231 on September 14, 2020, 09:00:55 PM
A good friend of mine asked me back in June if I would like to help with his Colockum Archery Bull tag. Of course I said ďHell yeah!Ē  My dad also joined us.
We had one hell of an opening day! Starting on Friday afternoon when we pulled into camp the bulls were going nuts thru the night and into the morning. We had at least 8-9 different bulls screaming and got in between two of them right away. One pushed his cows into us but no shot. The other one was a big boy and wouldnít leave his cows. In fact he stole several from the other bull. We moved a bit and towards a couple other bulls that were screamin. Found an old guy that was only a 5 point. As we were watching him about 80 yards out a giant cougar came flying in and chased him off. The bull made a big circle and came right back to the same spot and bedded down. My buddy made a stalk on him from 135 yards out. Got to 40 yards and the bull stood up. He only had a small window thru the trees and he stuck one of them!  We headed out to get some lunch and ran into a big herd with several bulls. We kept after them but they pushed out ahead of us. We spotted about 35 cows feeding and bedded down with a big bull that was screaming his head off and doing this really cool grunt. Almost sounded like a bear chomping his jaw. We decided to go to camp and grab some water since we werenít too far away.  It was warm and started getting smoky so we needed a recharge. My dad stayed out and kept an eye on the herd. He circled and got on the south end of them and we came in from the north. We found a spot we thought they would come thru and waited and waited.  We had 2-3 hours of bulls bugling back and forth with the big bull. My dad had a bull come in to within 30 yards with a few cows but he didnít stick around.  The big bull with his cows started filtering to the south so my dad got in front of them and made himself known. They all turned and walked right towards us. My dad filmed the herd as they went over the crest and the bull gave him one more bugle. Dad didnít realize we were just over that crest and I was also filming. They werenít spooked and just started filtering past us at 45 yards. All the cows and calves and then came the bull. Neither of us even looked at horns. My buddy drew back his long bow and let it fly at 45 yards slightly uphill!! Oh did I mention a Long Bow!!! Double lunged him and he only went 40 yards!! 7x8 DOWN!!!
We had the best day of hunting! Great friends, family, camp, hunting, and just an awesome experience!! We are going to have an awesome short film after we get all the footage together. He had never been on a hunt with bulls bugling like that and has never harvested a bull. Heís waited a long time to draw that tag and it paid off big time. We feel blessed to be a part of it and canít wait to draw that tag!!!
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: High Climber on September 14, 2020, 09:06:57 PM
What a bull! Congrats to you guys
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Post by: Katmai Guy on September 14, 2020, 09:08:07 PM
Congrats to your buddy on a great bull! Great write up, thanks.
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Post by: Pinetar on September 14, 2020, 09:08:50 PM
Great bull and story. Congrats!
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Post by: wadu1 on September 14, 2020, 09:10:30 PM
Long Bow, great job. Would like to see the video sometime.
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Post by: jstone on September 14, 2020, 09:10:39 PM
Very cool
Nice job.
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Post by: riverrun on September 14, 2020, 09:15:13 PM
That's a nice bull and with a long bow! Congrats on filling your tag especially with all the conditions we're experiencing!
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Post by: Fatherof5 on September 14, 2020, 09:24:13 PM
Nicely done Sir!!! :tup:
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Post by: full choke on September 14, 2020, 09:26:57 PM
Big Congratulations!  :tup:

Super cool to do it with the long bow!  :bow:
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Post by: Harbor_hunter on September 14, 2020, 09:39:16 PM
Awesome bull, love  the mass!!
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Post by: JakeLand on September 14, 2020, 09:45:13 PM
Wow !!!
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Post by: bearhunter99 on September 14, 2020, 09:55:02 PM
Stud bull!  Youíll have to show me the video next time we see you!


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Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: swisski on September 14, 2020, 09:55:49 PM
Sounds like an awesome hunt!
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Post by: greenhead_killer on September 14, 2020, 10:02:12 PM
Dang! Great bull! Congrats to your group
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Post by: ShaneTyTrey on September 14, 2020, 10:07:00 PM
Wow, what a great bull!
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Post by: Sutherland on September 14, 2020, 10:12:50 PM
Oh man can't wait for the video! How cool is that great work all ! :tup:
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Post by: bearpaw on September 14, 2020, 10:19:58 PM
dandy bull congrats!
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Post by: Taco280AI on September 14, 2020, 10:49:33 PM
Maybe next year he'll hold out for a bigger bull instead of that little dink
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Post by: Dan-o on September 14, 2020, 11:02:48 PM
What a beauty!
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Post by: Watimberghost on September 15, 2020, 04:25:40 AM
Thatís a total stud! Great bull anywhere! With a long bow too! Sounds like an elk hunting experience that you all will never forget! Doesnít get better than that.

Big congrats to the whole crew! Thanks for sharing your story!
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Uncle Rondo on September 15, 2020, 05:45:30 AM
Congrats to you guys, what a stud.
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Post by: trophyhunt on September 15, 2020, 06:12:04 AM
Got chills, great bull, what a day for you guys.  That is super cool, congrats.  fricken love it!!!!
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Post by: MADMAX on September 15, 2020, 06:15:43 AM
Beautiful, did that tag justice
congratulations
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Post by: Buckjunkie on September 15, 2020, 06:26:35 AM
Great bull and with a long bow! Congratulations!
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Post by: C-Money on September 15, 2020, 06:30:47 AM
Very special bull, sounds like an amazing hunt! Congrats to the hunter and crew!
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Post by: Jpmiller on September 15, 2020, 06:37:09 AM
Maybe next year he'll hold out for a bigger bull instead of that little dink

No kidding I've heard there's some big ones in there  :chuckle:

Very nice bull, congrats to all involved
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Post by: Tree Killer on September 15, 2020, 06:56:22 AM
Great hunt and bull, congratulations!
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Post by: bhawley76 on September 15, 2020, 07:39:03 AM
Amazing bull :tup: And they did it in black face even better. :chuckle:
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Post by: Griz231 on September 15, 2020, 07:46:09 AM
Amazing bull :tup: And they did it in black face even better. :chuckle:
that took us a while to put on all that face paint!!! But boy did it ever work!!!

My buddy is a LEO and with the world the way it is he requested no names or faces.
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Post by: Widgeondeke on September 15, 2020, 08:24:18 AM
Great read and bull  :tup:
    Thanks for sharing
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Post by: Green Tree on September 15, 2020, 08:30:47 AM
Congrats to a great hunt and an awesome bull.
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Post by: mburrows on September 15, 2020, 09:16:34 AM
Love it! Sounds like an awesome hunt.
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Post by: scotsman on September 15, 2020, 09:52:27 AM
Wow, that is a hunt and memories of a lifetime!
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Post by: Sandberm on September 15, 2020, 09:57:07 AM
Any info you can share with us on the brand of bow, poundage, arrows and broadheads?

That's an impressive animal. Sounds like there was non stop activity to keep everyones senses heightened. Good times  :tup:
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Post by: rainshadow1 on September 15, 2020, 10:15:13 AM
Sweet Action!
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Post by: sjhgraysage on September 15, 2020, 10:20:59 AM
Congratulations!!
Great bull!
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Post by: dreadi on September 15, 2020, 11:00:04 AM
Thatís awesome.
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Post by: HUNTINCOUPLE on September 15, 2020, 12:20:53 PM
Great Bull! Thanks for sharing.  :tup:
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Post by: Igottanewknee on September 15, 2020, 12:58:27 PM
Awesome bull!!
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Post by: NOCK NOCK on September 15, 2020, 01:21:43 PM
Sweet. Couldn't ask for a better time, or bull.
CONGRATS
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Post by: highside74 on September 15, 2020, 01:37:28 PM
Longbow at 45...Nobody likes a show off. 🏹

Wait a minute, yes we do. 😋
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Post by: Gametaker23 on September 15, 2020, 04:46:58 PM
That's a great bull congrats to you and your buddy!
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Post by: TVHunts on September 15, 2020, 05:24:38 PM
Amazing bull :tup: And they did it in black face even better. :chuckle:
that took us a while to put on all that face paint!!! But boy did it ever work!!!

My buddy is a LEO and with the world the way it is he requested no names or faces.

Congrats to you all on a beast of a bull!

Sad he even has to consider that and canít bask in the glory of his accomplishment. 
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Post by: saylean on September 15, 2020, 05:33:34 PM
Fantastic work! Great bull!
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Post by: Pathfinder101 on September 15, 2020, 05:48:48 PM
That is a masher bull!   :tup:

(By the way, this just goes to show all of you that instead of the Blues, you should all be applying for the COLOCKUM Quality Bull Tags... let this be a lesson to all of you... ;) )
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Post by: wheels on September 15, 2020, 06:19:02 PM
wow awesome bull congrats
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: NOCK NOCK on September 15, 2020, 06:57:25 PM
That is a masher bull!   :tup:

(By the way, this just goes to show all of you that instead of the Blues, you should all be applying for the COLOCKUM Quality Bull Tags... let this be a lesson to all of you... ;) )


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Post by: jmscon on September 15, 2020, 07:46:28 PM
Awesome bull!! Congrats to the hunter!
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Post by: Wanttohuntmore on September 15, 2020, 08:38:57 PM
Nice bull and hunt,  congrats!  Amazed that it was with a long bow!  Also would like details on the bow,  arrows, broadleaf.  Been wanting to take an elk with traditional equipment.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Boss .300 winmag on September 15, 2020, 08:48:04 PM
That is a masher bull!   :tup:

(By the way, this just goes to show all of you that instead of the Blues, you should all be applying for the COLOCKUM Quality Bull Tags... let this be a lesson to all of you... ;) )


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So much counter, counter propaganda here.🤣
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Post by: kevinlisa06 on September 15, 2020, 08:54:39 PM
Great Bull!


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Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Birdguy on September 15, 2020, 09:13:21 PM
Beast of a bull!! Great story, awesome to hear a "Quality hunt" that truly is quality!! Love it! Heck of a day in the woods with memories and a magnificent animal to fill the freezer and hang on the wall for so many years of enjoyment!
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Post by: Wingin it on September 15, 2020, 09:43:59 PM
STUD Bull! Congrats!
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: highside74 on September 15, 2020, 09:55:06 PM
That is a masher bull!   :tup:

(By the way, this just goes to show all of you that instead of the Blues, you should all be applying for the COLOCKUM Quality Bull Tags... let this be a lesson to all of you... ;) )


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So much counter, counter propaganda here.🤣

Yes and I heard all the westside archery guys should concentrate on the Colockum tag and give up on the Nooksack tag.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: bornhunter on September 15, 2020, 10:10:16 PM
Doesn't everyone already put in for Colockum?
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: highside74 on September 16, 2020, 07:55:50 AM
I'll bring the thread back on the tracks and say hunts like this are why we all do what we do.

Great bull and story.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: archerykraze on September 16, 2020, 08:08:23 AM
Heck of a bull and even better with a longbow. Congrats to the hunt of a lifetime and thanks for the write up.  :tup:
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: NOCK NOCK on September 16, 2020, 11:52:38 AM
Doesn't everyone already put in for Colockum?


Nah, all of the Giant bulls are dead.  :peep:

Sorry for the sidetrack Griz231, again great bull and congrats to your crew.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: bornhunter on September 16, 2020, 11:57:53 AM
Doesn't everyone already put in for Colockum?


Nah, all of the Giant bulls are dead.  :peep:

Sorry for the sidetrack Grizz, again great bull and congrats to your crew.

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: PA BEN on September 16, 2020, 12:56:08 PM
Isn't that a recurve bow?
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Griz231 on September 16, 2020, 01:00:19 PM
Any info you can share with us on the brand of bow, poundage, arrows and broadheads?

That's an impressive animal. Sounds like there was non stop activity to keep everyones senses heightened. Good times  :tup:
I'll have to get the details from him.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Griz231 on September 16, 2020, 01:01:34 PM
Isn't that a recurve bow?
No it's a long bow.
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: Griz231 on September 16, 2020, 01:02:06 PM
Doesn't everyone already put in for Colockum?


Nah, all of the Giant bulls are dead.  :peep:

Sorry for the sidetrack Griz231, again great bull and congrats to your crew.
No worries, all in good fun!
Title: Re: Colockum Archery 7x8 Bull
Post by: lemondog on September 19, 2020, 06:31:12 AM
Sent you a PM
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Post by: WildcatRanger on September 19, 2020, 09:02:05 AM
Tremendous! Congrats! And with a longbow no less.