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2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« on: August 30, 2021, 08:17:33 AM »
The 2021 Elk season is either upon us or right around the corner! I didn't see a current harvest thread for 2021 and thought i should start one. Please Pin it Mods!

Anyways I was able to get out for the Oregon archery season opener and fate would have it that I punched my tag. I got into this stud 5x5 twice. I got in between him and his cows and bugled in his face. He never bugled back but just decimated a poor unsuspecting alder tree that was near by. With his head down I closed 50 yards and got in tight (15 yards or so). However, he had the high ground and I just wasn't comfortable fitting an arrow through the brush that covered his vitals. He didn't like that he couldn't see the elk that was making the bugle and thrashing sounds and bugged off.

After the adrenaline dump i hung out and gave him about 45 mins to an hour to cool off and started tracking them. About 300 yards down the hill i was bumming a long this old skid road where it looked like they crossed and I heard a snap in the brush 10 yards off the road. I side stepped off the road and tugged tight against the brush. I heard another snap snap and i saw an elk body walking through the brush from right to left at 20 yards. I saw the horns and knew it was him. I was thinking no sh** this guy is going to step out on the road, this never happens to me. As he walked past the last tree before stepping out i drew back, and he took two steps out in the open and i let er fly. I saw the luminoc enter and disappear right behind the front shoulder. He went 30 yards and tipped over. I could not be more ecstatic.

I called my buddy and he rounded up my brother and pops and they headed my way. I was 6 miles in so I was in some trouble if i didn't get any help. We got back to the gate at 3am tired, sore feet, dehydrated and hurting but full of smiles and ready to get back out and do it again!

Cheers to the best time of year!

Lets see those photos and hear those stories!

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2021, 08:21:17 AM »
Congrats on a great bull! What a way to kick off the season.
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2021, 08:27:06 AM »
I think we exceeded the weight capacity of our bike trailer....

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The 2021 Elk season is either upon us or right around the corner! I didn't see a current harvest thread for 2021 and thought i should start one. Mods feel free to pin this if you want.

Anyways I was able to get out for the Oregon archery season opener and fate would have it that I punched my tag. I got into this stud 5x5 twice. I got in between him and his cows and bugled in his face. He never bugled back but just decimated a poor unsuspecting alder tree that was near by. With his head down I closed 50 yards and got in tight (15 yards or so). However, he had the high ground and I just wasn't comfortable fitting an arrow through the brush that covered his vitals. He didn't like that he couldn't see the elk that was making the bugle and thrashing sounds and bugged off.

After the adrenaline dump i hung out and gave him about 45 mins to an hour to cool off and started tracking them. About 300 yards down the hill i was bumming a long this old skid road where it looked like they crossed and I heard a snap in the brush 10 yards off the road. I side stepped off the road and tugged tight against the brush. I heard another snap snap and i saw an elk body walking through the brush from right to left at 20 yards. I saw the horns and knew it was him. I was thinking no sh** this guy is going to step out on the road, this never happens to me. As he walked past the last tree before stepping out i drew back, and he took two steps out in the open and i let er fly. I saw the luminoc enter and disappear right behind the front shoulder. He went 30 yards and tipped over. I could not be more ecstatic.

I called my buddy and he rounded up my brother and pops and they headed my way. I was 6 miles in so I was in some trouble if i didn't get any help. We got back to the gate at 3am tired, sore feet, dehydrated and hurting but full of smiles and ready to get back out and do it again!

Cheers to the best time of year!

Lets see those photos and hear those stories!

- Travis

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2021, 08:29:37 AM »
Congrats

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2021, 12:08:34 PM »
Nice !! Done the zip tie fix a flat before

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2021, 12:22:06 PM »
Congrats, way to start off the season.  I hope you didn't have any big hills to go down with that trailer before the tire blew???  I noticed weight in my trailer and down hills is not a good thing. 
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2021, 12:09:26 PM »
Nice bull congrats.

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2021, 12:10:28 PM »
Nice bull!
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2021, 01:02:16 PM »
Unfortunately it was mostly downhill on the way out - Which is typically a relief since we can distribute the weight and let gravity due the rest in getting us to the truck. When the tire shredded we had to walk it all the way out which defeats the point of bringing bikes in the first place. Definitely gotta get beefier ones before heading out again.

Congrats, way to start off the season.  I hope you didn't have any big hills to go down with that trailer before the tire blew???  I noticed weight in my trailer and down hills is not a good thing. 

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2021, 01:09:21 PM »
Congrats, way to kick the season into high gear  :tup:
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2021, 01:15:22 PM »
Awesome work! Congratulations.

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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2021, 03:32:21 PM »
Unfortunately it was mostly downhill on the way out - Which is typically a relief since we can distribute the weight and let gravity due the rest in getting us to the truck. When the tire shredded we had to walk it all the way out which defeats the point of bringing bikes in the first place. Definitely gotta get beefier ones before heading out again.

Congrats, way to start off the season.  I hope you didn't have any big hills to go down with that trailer before the tire blew???  I noticed weight in my trailer and down hills is not a good thing. 
and get thorn proof inner tubes. With slim.
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2021, 04:22:45 PM »
Yep, put slime tubes on all you MT bike and trailer tires. They flat out work.
https://www.slime.com/us/products/tube-sealant/lawn-garden/tubes/smart-tubes.php
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2021, 04:30:40 PM »
Nice work!
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Re: 2021 Elk Harvest Thread
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2021, 03:16:01 PM »
Congrats on your bull and great write up. 

 


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