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Offline eastfork

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2020, 01:45:54 PM »
Update.  It has been crazy. Still no bull.....so we went back to last blood ,or so we thought last blood. Something wasn't right. The trail he was on it was like he vanished. He was headed down hill towards water. Well, he changed course. After probing around I found his trail and blood!!!! He was still bleeding. Don't a gob but more than a drop. He slowly started weaving up hill. Still looked like he was stumbling. I found his tracks and followed blood up to the top of a very slight knoll. A bedding area with fresh tracks and poop form every elk within 2 miles. Finding blood was becoming very time consuming. Every time I would lose patience and go for little walk. Have a Pepsi, come back I would find another spof of blood. As the day wore on we covered another 600 to 800 yards.  Still no bed, and still no arrow and still blood.   So as of now he's traveled total of 1300 to 1500 yards from point of shot.
Blood the whole way. Blood looked like dried blood. Where there was blood it was like 6 to 12 drop/splash  every 6 to 10 feet. Some times u could see where he stopped and changed direction.  Multiple blood piles. 

My sons patience was tested to the max. I feel bad for him. We went back this morning and tried to track him. Pretty certain I found blood again about 35 yards from last blood.   

I would love to use my shed huntimg dog but don't want him to start chasing elk.... im still tore.  Going to head out again here shortly

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2020, 01:48:43 PM »
Keep at it! :tup:

I have a feeling this is going to turn out good! Keep the faith!

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2020, 01:51:04 PM »
 :yeah: fingers crossed for you guys!

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2020, 02:21:12 PM »
Keep after it , you'll find him!!!!

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2020, 02:22:58 PM »
Good luck! Hope it works out for you guys.
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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2020, 02:46:54 PM »
Fingers crossed.  Been there.  Nothing worse!

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2020, 02:49:52 PM »
good luck-keep at it  :tup:

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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #37 on: September 16, 2020, 03:00:57 PM »
They pile up in odd places. Keep up the look and good luck! :tup:
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Re: Blood trail
« Reply #38 on: September 17, 2020, 09:47:01 PM »
WOW, elk sure are amazingly tough animals. Good luck!

 


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