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Author Topic: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4  (Read 444 times)

Offline WapitiTalk1

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Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4
« on: March 03, 2021, 11:52:20 AM »
Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal
Hunt: Solo hunt
Date/Time: Early OCT around 8:50ish
Tag: Muzzleloader; 3 PT (or better) bull or antlerless

Long story short, you’ve worked your way across a side hill, following a vocal bull with cows since right at the crack of dawn. You’re not overly familiar with this area and are more than surprised to come across what you hear and see now in this small opening, right below a cliff, on the smallish bench. A handful of cows back off to the rear, left of the bull…. are starting to drop like flies, below the cliff, in their bedding spots, and yep….. right as you get to where you are now, old whale tail screams a bugle from his resting spot. The thermals are still moving pretty steady downhill this time of the morning. Your view of this bull is exactly how you see it, right around 80 yards away.  Smoke pole shouldered………. shoot or no shot here?

If you're shooting, save the picture to your desktop and open in MS Paint, then place a spot, X, or whatever on the critter before you save it back to a jpg or png and add the marked up pic with your post.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2021, 12:12:07 PM »
He doesn't look spooked, I'd hang out for a few and see if he stands up.  Any change in the wind and I'm putting it very slightly in front of his shoulder about top of grass level, boom. 
« Last Edit: March 04, 2021, 10:34:34 AM by trophyhunt »
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 01:20:25 PM »
Lay tight with gun on shooting sticks.  Wait for him to stand and then take the shot.  Enjoy the moment while waiting and remember his distinct sounding bugle so you can recall it for years to come as you stare at the shoulder mount above the TV! ;)
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2021, 03:11:59 PM »
Lay tight with gun on shooting sticks.  Wait for him to stand and then take the shot.  Enjoy the moment while waiting and remember his distinct sounding bugle so you can recall it for years to come as you stare at the shoulder mount above the TV! ;)

This.

 


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