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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #15 on: October 18, 2019, 10:24:25 AM »
Already Epic! Nice job on the pics and write up so far :tup:

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2019, 10:26:00 AM »
Very exciting! :tup:
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #17 on: October 18, 2019, 10:41:04 AM »
This is good stuff!
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #18 on: October 18, 2019, 06:31:33 PM »
Okay back to hunt..end of day 4 had us double checking for blood and making sure it was a clean miss. After that we worked back over ridge to glass and call to see if we could locate herd. We didnít eat lunch that day so we still had a meal and snacks to stay in, but it began to rain and we were not prepared for rain and decided to walk out instead risk getting wet and below freezing temps. We heard a distant bugle as we left in bottom and figured that was the herd. Walking out in dark we cut 3 of the biggest wolf tracks we had seen on this trip and about 200 yards later they began to howl itís a eerie sound as it was pitch black and poring. We made it to camp around 10 pm.

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #19 on: October 18, 2019, 06:42:23 PM »
Great story, can't wait for the next installment  ;)

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #20 on: October 18, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »
Day 5 comes and we head into town and wash clothes, shower pick up a few things we need and leave the elk alone for a day.

 Day 6 we are up early refreshed and making the drive back to camp . We got the forecast and had lots of rain /snow coming Thursday thru weekend, so we loaded packs to stay in 2 nights. Back at the trail and off we go we start seeing elk tracks about a mile from camp and seeing more and more as we approach our camp. We arrive where we had previously camped and elk walked through our camp spot.. well
thatís a good sign  :chuckle:. Gathered wood and got camp settled itís now about 3 pm and I let out 2 bugles and nothing. We decide to walk down from camp about a 100 yards where we can glass and listen for a bit. We get to opening and hear what sounds like plates busting ! Baffled by sound I remember a huge wallow below that was frozen .. thereís elk in it ... I start glassing and see a 5 pt bull in it 454 yards away . He starts towards us and up the hill we are on and lose sight of him. The wind wasnít great so we move across hill to get a better wind , but thereís really no vantage point on this hill , so if we see him itís going to close! I set my wife up on shooting sticks sitting down next to a tree. I hid behind tree standing and cow called and keeping a watch out for any movement knowing Iíll see tines first . A min later I see his tops coming right to us ! I hide behind tree and tell wife heís coming fast I plug ear waiting what seemed like forever for the rifle to go off .. boom! I stand and all I see is tines! Bull down!

 We were 298 yards from camp, few hours later we had the meat at camp and settled in for a long next day. We awoke at light packed camp and took first load out. Dumped it off and back in. 9 hours of hiking and was at truck with a few min of light left.
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #21 on: October 18, 2019, 07:00:31 PM »
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #22 on: October 18, 2019, 07:09:14 PM »
Great story and pics! Congrats!
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #23 on: October 18, 2019, 07:29:17 PM »
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #24 on: October 18, 2019, 07:44:01 PM »
 :bow:  Great Story.
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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #25 on: October 18, 2019, 08:21:19 PM »
Way to stick with it. Congrats to you guys on a great bull!

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #26 on: October 18, 2019, 08:42:07 PM »
Thanks for posting thatís a great story 👍

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #27 on: October 18, 2019, 08:56:04 PM »
Another phenomenal read tonight.  Thanks for sharing and congrats to the huntress   :tup:

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #28 on: October 18, 2019, 09:27:26 PM »
Great write up and pics. Congratulations to you two! Thanks for sharing.

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Re: Wifeís Idaho OTC elk hunt
« Reply #29 on: October 18, 2019, 09:41:38 PM »
Great story, thank you!  Congratulations to you and the wife!

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