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Offline elkrack

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #45 on: September 14, 2021, 07:57:52 AM »
What an awesome dialogue.  Keep up the good work and thanks for taking us along for the ride.

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #46 on: September 14, 2021, 08:06:42 AM »
Lots to follow between this and Rainier's bull elk hunt. Keep up with the updates and thanks for sharing!

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #47 on: September 14, 2021, 08:18:01 AM »
I love reading the updates. Pushing the rest of us to get out there!!

Can’t wait to see that 300” bull we know you’re gonna take out of there.

Also way to enjoy every minute of such a special tag

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #48 on: September 14, 2021, 08:19:58 AM »
Keep at it man!! It's been fun to follow along  :tup:

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #49 on: September 14, 2021, 09:30:01 PM »
Getn pretty late - you Bonked again or packin????

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #50 on: September 14, 2021, 09:42:06 PM »
Getn pretty late - you Bonked again or packin????

I think we all hope he’s packing, but I think we’re all going to miss the updates if he’s tagged out!

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #51 on: September 15, 2021, 01:15:19 PM »
Tuesday/Wednesday

So I know Wednesday isn’t over yet, but I think we might have some action in store tonight!

Tuesday started in the NF, and it was an effort in frustration as I dropped nearly 1800’ chasing over 10 vocal bulls, only to never catch sight. I bumped bulls while trying to get to bulls, and as a last option, when it was apparent getting to the elk through the mass of vegetation wasn’t going to work, I called.

Nothing worked.

Frustrated, I packed up camp and relocated down south to spend some time there.  Hunting the afternoon, I heard four different bugles, 1 being on private, and 1 catching me on the sneak.

Tired and frustrated, I hopped in the truck and drove the 1/4 mile around the corner, to see another tag holder Keaton.  As we BS’d, another truck came around the corner, one who had passed me moments before.

They explained a herd had just crossed the road and it had a spike and a nice bull.  They pointed in the direction it ran, and I couldn’t help but wonder if it was the same herd I had been on the night before.  With not enough light to put a real stalk together, I managed to clear the ridge with just enough time to verify…same bull, same herd, same corner.

Looks like they’ve got a pattern.

This morning I did a short walk before giving my body a rest today.  I snuck into a herd of 10 cows this morning before light, and I could never find a bull before they eventually spotted me.  I also got to 80 on a nice 6 who gave a weak response to my bugle, startling me because he was right behind me on the ridge!

But somehow he slipped out after I spotted him.

So then I gave my body a rest today.  Naps, snacks, water.

But tonight I sit, and I hope Mr. Bull repeats his habit of bringing the herd to the back corner…


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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #52 on: September 15, 2021, 01:41:56 PM »
Isn’t grouse flats in your unit? That place looks like the perfect place to be.
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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #53 on: September 15, 2021, 01:45:09 PM »
Maybe I’ll try it in the morning.  I don’t know that anyone has been over there yet.


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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #54 on: September 15, 2021, 02:02:05 PM »
Lots of time left in your hunt, and prime time hasn't hit yet.
Good luck man.
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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #55 on: September 15, 2021, 05:56:23 PM »
You keep mentioning private. So I dont think you are in the areas I told you to go.   :chuckle:
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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2021, 06:03:31 PM »
Lots of time left in your hunt, and prime time hasn't hit yet.
Good luck man.
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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2021, 07:50:28 AM »
You keep mentioning private. So I dont think you are in the areas I told you to go.   :chuckle:
There’s private everywhere!


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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #58 on: September 18, 2021, 08:06:22 PM »
Thursday, Friday, Saturday Updates please!

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Re: A Dream Realized: Mountain View
« Reply #59 on: September 18, 2021, 08:11:06 PM »
Rainier10 got a 380+ plus bull, oh boy pressure is on you now.🤣
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