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Contributors to this thread:
Pat Lefemine 08-Sep-15
cityhunter 08-Sep-15
Heat 08-Sep-15
Chip T. 08-Sep-15
JTreeman 08-Sep-15
Pat Lefemine 08-Sep-15
ganderlander 08-Sep-15
B N A A guy 08-Sep-15
Medicinemann 08-Sep-15
Huntcell 09-Sep-15
TD 09-Sep-15
deerman406 09-Sep-15
Pat Lefemine 09-Sep-15
pop-r 09-Sep-15
FLGator 09-Sep-15
LWood 09-Sep-15
Chip T. 09-Sep-15
Turkey Hunter 09-Sep-15
elkmtngear 09-Sep-15
Chip T. 09-Sep-15
Charlie Rehor 09-Sep-15
'Ike' 09-Sep-15
Mad Trapper 09-Sep-15
nijimasu 09-Sep-15
Sage Buffalo 09-Sep-15
nowheels 09-Sep-15
Pat Lefemine 09-Sep-15
Medicinemann 09-Sep-15
writer 09-Sep-15
cityhunter 09-Sep-15
cityhunter 09-Sep-15
Medicinemann 09-Sep-15
Mad Trapper 10-Sep-15
Medicinemann 10-Sep-15
Teeton 10-Sep-15
Medicinemann 10-Sep-15
Fuzzy 10-Sep-15
Grassbag 10-Sep-15
Chip T. 10-Sep-15
Bou'bound 10-Sep-15
lewis 10-Sep-15
Teeton 10-Sep-15
Medicinemann 10-Sep-15
Pat Lefemine 10-Sep-15
SteveB 10-Sep-15
Medicinemann 10-Sep-15
writer 10-Sep-15
Pat Lefemine 10-Sep-15
WoodMoose 10-Sep-15
Medicinemann 10-Sep-15
Charlie Rehor 11-Sep-15
writer 11-Sep-15
cityhunter 11-Sep-15
Bou'bound 11-Sep-15
Jack Harris 11-Sep-15
cityhunter 11-Sep-15
Medicinemann 12-Sep-15
PSUhoss 12-Sep-15
Ace of Spades 12-Sep-15
sureshot 12-Sep-15
Jack Harris 12-Sep-15
Stekewood 12-Sep-15
mn_archer 12-Sep-15
WoodMoose 12-Sep-15
Bou'bound 12-Sep-15
Jimbo 12-Sep-15
LUNG$HOT 12-Sep-15
Dennis Razza 12-Sep-15
LWood 12-Sep-15
Steve Leffler 12-Sep-15
lewis 12-Sep-15
Chip T. 12-Sep-15
trkyslr 12-Sep-15
Phil Magistro 12-Sep-15
Beav 12-Sep-15
Db1 12-Sep-15
T Mac 12-Sep-15
Charlie Rehor 12-Sep-15
T-Rex 12-Sep-15
deerslayer 12-Sep-15
Thornton 12-Sep-15
INbowdude 12-Sep-15
INbowdude 12-Sep-15
Buffalo1 12-Sep-15
Fulldraw1972 13-Sep-15
cityhunter 13-Sep-15
GhostBird 13-Sep-15
Paul 13-Sep-15
Mark Watkins 13-Sep-15
HUNT MAN 13-Sep-15
DonSchultz 13-Sep-15
nijimasu 13-Sep-15
Florida Mike 14-Sep-15
JohnB 14-Sep-15
Rut Nut 15-Sep-15
Jeremiah 15-Sep-15
Smtn10PT 15-Sep-15
ilandhunter 17-Sep-15
OFFHNTN 17-Sep-15
TD 17-Sep-15
Bigdan 17-Sep-15
Trophy8 17-Sep-15
Clutch 17-Sep-15
Bou'bound 17-Sep-15
AZBUGLER 28-Sep-15
Paul@thefort 28-Sep-15
Bou'bound 29-Sep-15
cassman 02-Nov-15
From: Pat Lefemine
08-Sep-15

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo

Pat Lefemine's Link
I'm out of retirement and back in Colorado for a Live Elk-Muley hunt with Wes Atkinson. Follow along LIVE each day including some mid-day updates.

From: cityhunter
08-Sep-15
good luck its colo ive been told u need to shoot the 1st brown you see !!!!

From: Heat
08-Sep-15
Hope this go round is a lot easier than the last dozen or so! Good Luck!

From: Chip T.
08-Sep-15
Best of luck to you!!!!

From: JTreeman
08-Sep-15
Is it "live" as in no elk will be harmed in the making, and all will still be live when you leave ;)

--Jim

From: Pat Lefemine
08-Sep-15

Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo

On this buck right now. This is the best!

From: ganderlander
08-Sep-15
Pa, is this Western CO area or more Northern?

From: B N A A guy
08-Sep-15
Good luck Pat and thanks for the live hunt. Always fun to watch what happens!!

From: Medicinemann
08-Sep-15
I can't tell you how many times I have watched Pat's successful elk video....but it is a bunch!!

From: Huntcell
09-Sep-15
Another thirteen year quest begins. >>>>~~~~~~>

From: TD
09-Sep-15

TD's embedded Photo
TD's embedded Photo
What's his mule deer hunt to dinner ratio?

If it's like elk Mrs. LeFemine et al would have starved to death.... =D

But good to know folks stick by their standards and goals.... mostly... heheheh...

Can't wait. Some great stories coming for sure....

Did you remember to pack your custom grunt tube?

Too cool, tuning in every day....

From: deerman406
09-Sep-15
Very Nice, best of luck!! Shawn

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Sep-15

Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo

Found a great bull. Putting a plan together now. All by himself in a terrific area to stalk. We also found the deer from last night. Decisions decisions...

From: pop-r
09-Sep-15
Go get the bull. The deer will be there.

From: FLGator
09-Sep-15
Go get him Pat!!!

From: LWood
09-Sep-15
Go for the elk! Leave the deer for later. Good luck!

From: Chip T.
09-Sep-15
Go after the bull!!

09-Sep-15
Bull Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go get him!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: elkmtngear
09-Sep-15
Elk vs Deer = No Brainer!

Kill that bull, Pat!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Chip T.
09-Sep-15
I have no problem with you using the term "slam dunk", however, please contact me first before you use "Chip Shot" again:) Good luck with that bruiser of a bull!!!

09-Sep-15
Have a great hunt! C

From: 'Ike'
09-Sep-15
Going to be a great hunt...

From: Mad Trapper
09-Sep-15
Man I hope that he is wearing a hat....

From: nijimasu
09-Sep-15
Interesting to see the Mulies in velvet. I saw a lot of bucks in Idaho this weekend, from dinks to monsters, and they were all hard horned already.

Good luck, Pat. Shoot straight and beware of snakes!

From: Sage Buffalo
09-Sep-15
You have shot a nice elk already not sure you have a nice mulie.

From: nowheels
09-Sep-15
Good luck, Pat. Looking forward to the stories.

From: Pat Lefemine
09-Sep-15
Mid-Day update is posted.

From: Medicinemann
09-Sep-15
Nice looking bucks.....do you think that they have blown out of the area now?

Now that you have had a "go" at those mulies, let's give that bruiser of a bull another go.....how does Wes think that he compares to your previous bull.....bigger, smaller, or comparable?

Madtrapper - Forget the hat, cover that mug with a full headnet!!

From: writer
09-Sep-15
Good stuff, and nice bucks.

Thanks for the honesty, Pat. "To be honest," "blame the shooter..."

That's refreshing to read these days.

You're already having a great hunt.

From: cityhunter
09-Sep-15
hope u brought plenty of arrows !

From: cityhunter
09-Sep-15
that bull in the pic looks sweet very dark mane . he is a shooter .

From: Medicinemann
09-Sep-15
Having spent several years in a Kansas deer camp with you, I will just say that it is 10PM EDT and there is still no evening update. It's been dark for over two hours out there, so wolf down the last of your bratwurst and chicken salad (they are probably on the kitchen table, next to your hunting clothes), and post tonight's update!!

From: Mad Trapper
10-Sep-15
Wonder how his crack scent control program is working?

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
What happened to the evening report? Are you skinning, or just too pooped to post one for the evening?

From: Teeton
10-Sep-15
Medicinemann, I taking from Pat's last sentence. "Looking forward to tomorrow's hunt." That was his last post for day 2. But I'm only guessing at this point,, Ed

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
Ed,

When I last checked Pat's post, there was no afternoon hunt posted......he added it at a later time. Besides, the last thing that I am going to do is cut him some slack.....after all, what are hunting buddies for?...lol

From: Fuzzy
10-Sep-15
Elk=more meast

From: Grassbag
10-Sep-15
Good luck Pat!!!

From: Chip T.
10-Sep-15
Being 1 PM out there and no report yet has some signs of something good happening. We shall see.

From: Bou'bound
10-Sep-15
Good point chip I'll bet they're dragging something out

From: lewis
10-Sep-15
Looks like fun is being had great pics.what cam.are you using Pat.Lewis

From: Teeton
10-Sep-15
Pat answered the cam question in another post. He's got the 75% cam. So I think Pat's got a surprise for us. (guessing),, as he has posted on other stuff on here the bowsite today. Ed

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
He can post comments on other stuff using his cellphone, but I am guessing that for his detailed thread updates, he does those on his laptop back at camp....I wouldn't read too much into it.....now I just have to hope that he proves me wrong!!

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Sep-15

Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's embedded Photo

From: SteveB
10-Sep-15
You really had to send that while I'm at work? Geez.....looks like a BLAST!

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
You're gonna pay, if you leave us hanging for several hours!! Even if you are going to pass, you could at least give us some details!!

Are you in a tree, or on a really steep slope?

From: writer
10-Sep-15
That elk would be leaving dead or scared if I was there.

Well, that's assuming I didn't miss it so badly it wasn't even scared.

Wow, what a fun hunt!

From: Pat Lefemine
10-Sep-15

Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo
Pat Lefemine's MOBILE embedded Photo

Messing around on my way out...

From: WoodMoose
10-Sep-15
I'm liking this Pat,,,thanks for the live hunt and good luck!

From: Medicinemann
10-Sep-15
Pat,

Feel free to bring that buzztail to Kansas with you in November....Madtrapper just LOVES snakes....(not)!!

What is it with you and snakes.....mambas, rattlers...I am surprised that you didn't see an Inland Taipan, King Brown, or Tiger snake when you were in Australia for Water Buffalo...jeesh...

That video of all those young bulls was well worth the wait....as long as you still go home with some elk meat!!

11-Sep-15
Day four is a perfect day to shot:)

From: writer
11-Sep-15
Funny you ran in to your favorite president up there, Pat! :-)

From: cityhunter
11-Sep-15
always fun to have elk close ,them pissheads come in when u blow a whistle

From: Bou'bound
11-Sep-15
what great action. if you just had scent-lok clothing on you would have killed that big one. Or maybe a portable ozonics thingy.

From: Jack Harris
11-Sep-15
Pat just wanted to ask why you prefer 75gr BH over say 100, or 125? What is your total arrow weight?

You are certainly bucking the trend of more weight forward of center.

You are one of the few on here that routinely shoots BH's < 100 Grains and I always wondered what your philosophy is since I have heard just about everyone else's when it comes to arrow weight and BH's...

GOOD LUCK!

From: cityhunter
11-Sep-15
jack he wants to stiffen his shaft :>

From: Medicinemann
12-Sep-15
It's 12:41 AM EDT on 9/12 and still no afternoon update for 9/11......hmmmmm.

From: PSUhoss
12-Sep-15
MM - now 1:41 and still no update. Something is fishy.

12-Sep-15

Ace of Spades's embedded Photo
Ace of Spades's embedded Photo
Congrats Pat!

From: sureshot
12-Sep-15
Good shooting Pat! Good luck with the Mule deer today.

From: Jack Harris
12-Sep-15
Awesome Pat a big hearty CONGRATULATIONS!

From: Stekewood
12-Sep-15
Nice Pat! Great shot and perfect footage. Go get that big Muley.

From: mn_archer
12-Sep-15
Congratulations Pat, a fine and we'll deserved trophy. Wes cam now breath a sigh of relief and is probably up for some sort of guiding oscar being the man that broke the jinx not once, but twice

To be honest I was thinking we better get your son on a plane asap Mrs Lefemine was going to have a freezer full of elk meat for the winter

Michael

From: WoodMoose
12-Sep-15
congrats Pat!!

From: Bou'bound
12-Sep-15
great job on a beautiful bull. well done. the footage is exemplary as well. what a memory you made.

From: Jimbo
12-Sep-15
Congratulations, Pat. And, thanks for taking us along on your hunt once again.

From: LUNG$HOT
12-Sep-15
Nice bull Pat! Looks like you and Wes need to work on that handshake a bit. ;)

From: Dennis Razza
12-Sep-15
Great job Pat. I'm sure Wes was glad to share his last guided hunt with you. Looks like you guys had a blast.

From: LWood
12-Sep-15
Congrats, Pat!

12-Sep-15
Congrats Pat! Great shot an awesome video. Thanks for bring us along.

From: lewis
12-Sep-15
Well done congrats from Tn Lewis

From: Chip T.
12-Sep-15
Congrats on your bull and a great hunt!!!

From: trkyslr
12-Sep-15
Great shot, great bull, congrats!

12-Sep-15
Congratulations Pat!

From: Beav
12-Sep-15
Great shot and nice bull Pat! That one should make the wife pretty happy.

From: Db1
12-Sep-15
Beauty! Great shot and hunt..thanks for sharing. Congrats

From: T Mac
12-Sep-15
Pat great shot and thanks for taking us along well done congrats!

12-Sep-15
So happy, enjoy! C

From: T-Rex
12-Sep-15
Congrats Pat!

From: deerslayer
12-Sep-15
That's awesome Pat. Very happy for you! Looks like the "curse" is definitely a thing of the past! Nice looking bull!

From: Thornton
12-Sep-15
Awesome hunt, awesome ranch and awesome guide! I hope I get to hunt with him again someday.

From: INbowdude
12-Sep-15
Congrats Pat!

From: INbowdude
12-Sep-15
Congrats Pat! If you need a place to crash for the night in Indiana, I can hook you up.

From: Buffalo1
12-Sep-15
Congrats Pat !!

You've really broken the ice for sure. Great shot and super video footage.

A very nice trophy.

From: Fulldraw1972
13-Sep-15
Congrats Pat! Nice bull, the video was great as well.

From: cityhunter
13-Sep-15
Pat and snakes goes hand and hand .

Pat your shot worked perfect! but last year i tracked a bull for a hunter same entry but the bull was at a sharp quarter 2 the hunter. Guide and hunter said shot was perfect but bull was not found . We found the elk over a mile from the hit site over 24 hrs later , what happened is arrow either made slight cut into the heart or complete miss of the heart due to the quarter 2 shot what killed the bull was on the exit the bulls stomach was hit causing bulls death , bulls belly's hang lower then the front section . No two hits are ever the same ! Path of the arrow is more important

From: GhostBird
13-Sep-15
Congratulations, nice bull!

From: Paul
13-Sep-15
Well done Pat

From: Mark Watkins
13-Sep-15
Congrats Pat and Wes! Nothing better than a great hunt between great friends!

That footage is legendary!

Mark

From: HUNT MAN
13-Sep-15
Congrats. That was a great way to go out. Thanks for taking us along. Hunt

From: DonSchultz
13-Sep-15
Sorry to see that the buyer of your guide's territory doesn't appear to do archery at all.

From: nijimasu
13-Sep-15
Great hunt, Pat. Thank you,

From: Florida Mike
14-Sep-15
Congrats Pat, well written commentary which made for an interesting read. I guess your Elk curse is done. Mike

From: JohnB
14-Sep-15
Great job Pat nice video too; not sure who that bull was sticking his tongue out to...Thanks

From: Rut Nut
15-Sep-15
Congrats Pat! Great hunt!

Now time to come clean..............are YOU the reason Wes is "retiring?!" ;-)

From: Jeremiah
15-Sep-15
Congratulations Pat!

From: Smtn10PT
15-Sep-15
Congrats on the bull! You must really trust your guide when he kept having you hold off on visible elk with only 5 days to hunt! I know that would have been a challenge for me.

16-Sep-15
Congratulations on not only a fine bull Pat, but for bringing the rest of us along with you! It's not easy documenting a hunt in such detail but you always manage to pull it off and those of us who live vicariously through your hunts appreciate that.

-Matt and Cheryl

From: ilandhunter
17-Sep-15
Congratulations, well done

From: OFFHNTN
17-Sep-15
Congrats Pat on a great bull! Again, a thread well done!

From: TD
17-Sep-15
Guess it's a DEAD Elk Hunt now.... thanks for bringing us along.

Congrats, great shot. And bringing home a bunch of meat as requested. Mission accomplished. Well done.

From: Bigdan
17-Sep-15
What was that sound after you stuck the bull sounded like someone was stepping on a cats tail you didn't have a hoochie in your pocket. Nice shot and it was done in just a few days of your hunt.

From: Trophy8
17-Sep-15
Congrats Pat! Good shooting.

From: Clutch
17-Sep-15
Great job n congrats

From: Bou'bound
17-Sep-15
Pat when are you going to take Matt on one of these with you.

From: AZBUGLER
28-Sep-15
Well Im really late to the party, but belated congratulations Pat. That was fun! The video footage was exceptional. Its always nice to watch them fall, isn't it?

From: Paul@thefort
28-Sep-15
Well, that was fun. Nice. Paul

From: Bou'bound
29-Sep-15
went back over it again. very neat.

From: cassman
02-Nov-15
Great shot Pat I shot a cow on the last day of my hunt on Sept 6. My son got a nice 5by5 in area 31. We are looking foreward to the Kansas hunt with Jake.

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