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Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« on: June 26, 2019, 11:26:10 AM »
Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal
Hunt: 7 day out of state elk hunt; solo hunt today
Date/Time: Early OCT, around 9:00 AM
Tag: Archery; Bull Tag only

This morning, you decide to sit/post on a game trail, in a ground blind you roughed together a few days ago for the morning hunt.   Your ground blind is kind of on the corner (see red trail marks) of this game trail that winds from a known feeding area below (nice, wet meadow) and winds up to some bedding areas about ¾ up the hillside above you.  This particular trail seems to have at least some travel each day you’ve been close to it.  You’ve got into vocal elk before on this hillside over the past few days but no shots as of yet (it’s very thick on this hillside for the most part).  As you sit and watch, listen, and even smell for approaching beasts from below you moving up, as quickly as a hiccup, this fine young fellow, who is obviously confused about the direction he “should” be traveling this time of the morning clears those two blowdowns behind him and surprises you with his presence.  He’s moving slow and to this point, does not know you’re there.  The bull is only 20 yards from your position. 

What’s your game plan to get a shot, and, shoot or no shot here?


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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2019, 10:44:01 AM »
Anybody?  Bueller, bueller...  ;)

 
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2019, 11:09:27 AM »
I will wait until he continues and gives me a broadside, then hit him in the engine room.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2019, 11:14:17 AM »
Just too much angle! You would definitely get lung liver but no opportunity both double lung IMO. I wait with cow call ready to chip him
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2019, 12:03:36 PM »
I would wait unless I had a rifle in my hand, I agree with others the angle is bad.  It looks like he might go broadside in 2-3 steps.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2019, 12:57:49 PM »
I’d shoot him right in the eye! ;)
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2019, 01:04:36 PM »
This is about the only shot you got.  I would likely wait to see if he turns, but that might not work out either.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2019, 01:35:11 PM »
 :yeah: 
But I’ve seen an arrow only penetrate a few inches on that shot😬.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 01:46:03 PM »
Id try to stop him and Im sending my 520grain arrow tipped with a Stinger Buzzcut, if he doesnt stop I wouldnt shoot. At 20 yards I shouldnt have an issue putting the arrow exactly where I want it.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 01:46:27 PM »
Provided for reference. 

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2019, 02:40:17 PM »
Presently no shot that hits both lungs. I'd wait for a few more steps.  Hopefully, my nervous grunt stops him and my draw doesn't spook him.  If he makes the slight right turn with the trail, he has less chance of seeing me draw.  If he is already nervous (slow walking with the wind), he may bolt at the slightest movement. But, then, again, that's hunting.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2019, 03:18:39 PM »
Since I shoot a 300 WM, and it is basically in my lap, I'd take a neck shot and make him DRT. 

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #12 on: June 27, 2019, 03:20:01 PM »
Since I shoot a 300 WM, and it is basically in my lap, I'd take a neck shot and make him DRT.

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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2019 - Episode #8
« Reply #13 on: June 27, 2019, 03:26:32 PM »
Since I shoot a 300 WM, and it is basically in my lap, I'd take a neck shot and make him DRT.

Ha, it’s an archery tag brother.  ;)
Lol, is still using the 300 against the rules?   :bdid: :chuckle:. With a bow, think I'd wait for a broadside shot.  Not worth losing the animal to a poor shot

 


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