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From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Elk! There is something about September and bugling bulls. It can drive grown men and women crazy. Sometimes it is so easy and other times you want to throw your bow and cry! If you share that elk passion then sit back and enjoy my 2016 Elk season in pictures!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Every year in January I make a few goals for the year. Family first then work and always a hunting goal.

This year hunting goal was to kill my best bull elk ever. The last 3 years I have had other hunts. They have taken away from my true passion Elk hunting with a bow. My plan was to try some new country and break away from the old stand by! While turkey hunting in the spring I checked out the unit we had pick.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Tags came out and I had got the unit we put in for. Time to start planning. I had a good buddy draw with me and had Roger put in for the old stand by.

Soon it was June and time for bears! I had little time but a lot of ambition. It paid off with my best bear every. My year was off to a good start!

From: midwest
14-Oct-16
Oh, man, been looking forward to this one!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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I got a new bow this year. A Hoyt defiant 34. I shot all summer long. I have a good shooting buddy! Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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3 d archery has always been a big part of my summer training! I try to make 5-6 shoots a summer.

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14-Oct-16

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The Hoyt was shooting great!!

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14-Oct-16

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I spent as much family time as possible in the summer. We had a couple great camping trips

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14-Oct-16

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Sorry for the crooked photos . The image tool Is not working today for me!

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14-Oct-16

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August rolls around and its time to start scouting. We got a ton of rain this year and everything was a still green .

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14-Oct-16

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I spent lots of early mornings behind the big eye!

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14-Oct-16

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I was able to find some great bulls.

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16

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Antelope season opened on the 15th. The population is still hurting and finding a good buck is tough!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Some good bucks also.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Lots of glassing over the summer. Lots

From: Mark Watkins
14-Oct-16
Bring it HUNT!!!

Got to love that little buddy being along!!!

Mark

From: Brotsky
14-Oct-16
Loving it so far Hunt! It's an entirely new level getting the little ones out there with you as I'm sure you know! Enjoying following along, thanks for sharing it with us!

From: Beav
14-Oct-16
I have been waiting for this one!!

From: Bake
14-Oct-16
I've been waiting for this as well!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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August 28 . I head over solo for one last glassing session! 5 hours over glass for a hour a night and daylight. Then 5 hours home. I was in touch with some of my Bowsite buddies. And I was telling them I had never been so excited for season to start! Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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September 2 . Me and Roger head out for opening weekend. Weather is going to change on Sunday . We head to our glassing spot! Had to stop on the way and chase a few goats and get Roger a skin or two for a project he is doing!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We get to our spot and set up camp. Then head up to glass! I find the bull I have been watching. He is chasing cows and playing the game. I am about To explode!

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14-Oct-16

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We head down to camp. Slept will not be easy tonight!

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14-Oct-16

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September 3 opening day. This has always been a special day for me. Growing up me and My Dad lived for opening day. We would always singing the buckmasters theme song !

I was smiling singing it in my head as me and Roger head out at 4 am . Our plan find them in the dark and Follow the Noise!!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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After a few miles of walking we made it to a spot I wanted to listen from. 530 am. Over a hour until light. All was quiet and as we often do as hunters . I began to second guess my plan. Not a peep and the Sun is now up. I glass a bull in the distance and we head that way.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Then I here it. Just catch the tail end of a bugle. I pick up the pace.

Soon we close in on the last bugle and I get set up. Its go time. I let out a call and get instant bugle and then another. 2 bulls. I hope King kong is in there. Here comes the first one and I set me feet and get ready.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Coming in hot. Oh man I love this!

I have to thank Bowsite. If not for reading the stories from Lou, Jake, Bill aka BB. I would have never been taking photos of live game. Now its as much fun to me as killing one. well sometimes! t Thanks guys for showing me you can take your camera out of your pack before something is dead. HUNT

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14-Oct-16

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Gotcha Ya

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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So I have to Rant a little here. Ever year I hear people say I passed this one and I passed that one. Well to me its not a pass until you have drawn your bow and aimed at them. A lot can happen between them just being in range or having a killing shot. So if you here me say I passed. That means I looked them in the eye at full draw and said Gotcha!! HUNT

From: APauls
14-Oct-16
So before elk season even started it looks like a season to remember! Congrats! Nice pics too!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Ok back to the hunt. The 5 point turns and heads back. I see another bull coming and he is smaller. The one bugle had sounded big. Soon I hear that better bull running off ! Dang It.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We are pumped after the first encounter of the year!

Good partners are hard to come by! I am lucky to have a few great hunting partners. But none like my partner Roger. This man is a good as they come. A few of my Bowsite buddies have met Uncle Rog and will tell you they get no better. He didn't have a elk tag but was there ever step of the way. Thanks Roger!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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So it's typical opening day. Hot and slow after the first hour or so. We find a water hole with good sign and sit mid day!

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16

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This was a nice bull broadside at 25 yards. just not the one.
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This was a nice bull broadside at 25 yards. just not the one.
We sit till after 4. Nothing heard or seen. We start hunting are way back . We are 6 miles in at this point. About 45 mins before dark we hear a bugle. We make a great move . Running 200 yards to get the wind right. and it pays off.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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It gets dark and we head to the truck as the clouds thicken. I didn't want to be down here in the rain so we packed up that night and moved to another spot.

From: Rick M
14-Oct-16
Been looking forward to this one.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Day one was a huge success. And I passed a bull that was close to my best . It was raining as we got up a 4 to start are day. 5 miles in and Roger is ready for a break!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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After the fire and some breakfast we hike on. Its windy and raining steady. I am ahead of Roger when I see a bull down to my right. I back up and we circle to get the wind. We hear him bugle as we round the hill. I drop my pack and tell Roger to Bugle when I Signal him. I get where I can see a elk. Roger bugles and all hell breaks loose. A 5 point comes running with a nice 6 on his tail. I rip it back but then see the herd bull 100 away with 4 cows. I let down and take phots of the 6 point at 40 yards. The 5 point saw me and they moved off and we followed!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Another great encounter! We are pumped and follow them. It's raining hard now. I have my hood up and catch movement up ahead. Not what I wanted to see. 2 guys chasing the same elk. Oh well that's public land. We talk and head our separate ways! It rains all day!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We only turn up this spike in the evening. We walk back to the truck soaked in the dark.

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14-Oct-16

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Day 2 was In the books! Lots of fun but very wet. We decide to head home and dry out for Labor Day!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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I could not get back until September 15. That was ok. I had 20 days to hunt. I spent the off time showing my future hunting partner some bucks!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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He loves it and I can't wait till he can go!

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14-Oct-16
Great job on the story....Keep it up lets hear more.......

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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The days following up to us leaving are filled with food prep and shooting! It's never ending. This would be 6 meals for us. I just vacuum sealed It and the heat up in hot water. With a bag salad and stuffing or instant potatoes.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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September 15 . We head out for the big hunt. We have 2 trucks and another buddy coming to join us Sunday night. we plan to stay until October . That first night we call in this bull to a 100 yards. He had a Arrow in his shoulder from the famous Big Dan in front of the shoulder shot. Who ever the hunter was didn't do his part and the bull was walling around with a arrow in his shoulder. I would have killed him given the chance. the wind said no.

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14-Oct-16

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As I am calling I hear hooves . I turn around to see this alien coming in.

From: goelk
14-Oct-16
Great Story!! That's a great idea to precook food and vac seal and cook in boiling water! Can not wait for the rest of story!!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We never heard a peep in the daylight. But that night we heard a rut fest. Bugles and cows and a huge 15 min fight all under a full moon. It was awesome. Like elk often do they where long gone by daylight. All we turned up the next morning the 16 was a few mule deer bucks. HUNT

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14-Oct-16

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That evening we try a different spot. After a hour of glassing. Roger turns up this bull across the way a mile maybe.

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14-Oct-16

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Not long after that I spy one myself up in the trees more. A few bugles are ringing out. Soon a few cows start to stand up.

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14-Oct-16

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As the shadows grow so do the bugles. I head down and tell Roger to start calling . The next hour was what we live for I was able To pass 4 bulls and one was by far my best. Just not the picture I had in my head. These are all phone photos I left my big camera up The hill.

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14-Oct-16

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This bull was at 6 yards

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16

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September 17. Back to the same spot as the night before. Bugles are sounding off in the dark. We follow the noise! Soon I have a nice 6 point at 42 yards.

14-Oct-16
Another Epic hunt, keep it coming Hunt !

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14-Oct-16

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Slip up on him 3 times. I was smiling so hard my face hurt! The rest of the day was slow !

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14-Oct-16

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We see a nice 350plus bull On Private that night and try to find him In the morning. No Luck. He slipped away like A Bunny in the sky.

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14-Oct-16

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Roger figured this one would be perfect for his walking stick. I would not even get out Of the truck!

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14-Oct-16

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We scout some new country and make a plan for the next day. Our buddy TJ would be here tonight. When we get to camp he is there with a fire going. Now the team is complete.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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Monday September 19th. Up early and hiking to a high point. Soon we start to hear the Noise and we follow. We find a high point and watch the show. We see a half dozen bull heading to bed and a couple of good ones. They are all fired up and so are we.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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They all head to bed by 8 am. but are still bugling steady. Are plan is to wait for the wind and make a move. This bull was playing cat and mouse with a coyote in the juniper bush to his left.

From: gogittem
14-Oct-16
So am I! Great story

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We eat and glass and listen to the bugles from down in the timber. we are very excited for the evening.

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14-Oct-16

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About 1 pm Tj heads up the hill to glass a different pocket. Soon Rogers says TJ running!! He had spotted a big bull with some cows. We watch and one look though the glass and I know what bull it is. I have seen him ever time I close my eyes the past month since I found him. Its King Kong and he has put him self in a great spot for a stalk. He beds away from his cows in a small pocket of trees. Wind is blowing 15 mph in the perfect direction. We make a plan and head that way. Here he is top right .

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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It takes a hour to get over to his ridge. We circle it and listen. We hear him and he sounds like he is still in the same spot. I take off my boots and put on my socks. I get a prep talk from the boys and head out.

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14-Oct-16

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I slide in step by step and bugle by bugle! It's 230 pm and the wind is great. I come over a small rise with a small pine tree to my left. I see a antler move. It's 38 yards. I am shaking and trying to just breathe. A cow stand and so does the bull. It's a 5/6 and not King Kong! Then he bugles and comes by at 90 chasing a cow. It's just a matter of time now. I settle in . The 5/6 is scared to move or bugle. He just stands over a cow and is grinding his teeth! Then he bumps them towards me. Now they are to close. A cow at 3 yards and the bull at 6. I have my head down but can hear the cow chewing grass and the bull breathing! I hear kong bugle and see him coming up the hill. It spooks the 5/6 and he steps on my left foot. I pull back and the cow boogers. I follow best I can in socks. So close! So much fun!

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14-Oct-16

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I head back to the guys and tell them the story as they pick cactus out of my feet. I tell them I don't think he spooked . But they just moved down the hill aways. Tj had seen a pond on the other side od the ridge so we head down to check it out . 430 pm

From: Willieboat
14-Oct-16
Hurry up would ya ;)

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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What happens in the next hour was like a dream. We check out the pond and it is hammered with sign. bulls are starting to bugle again as evening approaches . We decide we need to get up top to have the wind and head that way. WE take 2 steps and TJ says big frame coming to the pond. We pull back and we both nock up. 20 seconds later here comes the coyote bull from the morning. 7/7 at 18 yards. he looks at us and continues to the pond. I try to draw at 13 yards and he bust out. I stop him but he is over the hill. He heads up the coulee and I follow. I stop him with a nervous grunt and send one his way. it drops him in his tracks!! I run up and miss him flopping on the ground like a fish. I take a breath and finish him. All the time Roger is like what the Hell just happened.

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14-Oct-16

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Bulls are going nuts. I don't even get to touch my bull before another one is coming to the water. We fall back to the cover. There is a tree in the coulee . I climb up it for a better view. What happens next I will never forget. I can see 3 bull coming to water and mine is laying dead at 47 yards. I call they bugle. TJ is below me and cant see them. I keep him posted on whats happening. Soon a great bull is broadside at 22 yards. I look up to see a giant bull coming and tell TJ to let down. He does and the bull runs out. I pick up my binos to look at the bull coming in and almost fall out of the tree. I tell TJ to move forward 80 yards. I have Roger go splash the pond. The 2 bulls out front are going to fight 100 yards in front of TJ. I turn my head and give a call behind me. the big bull turns on a dime and marches in. He is licking his lips and grunting like a bull moose. I can see him and TJ in the rangefinder. Then he screams in our face and I see TJ shaking as he draws back.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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22 yards from TJ is the biggest bull I have ever seen. My bull is dead at 47 yards and there are 4 other bull in sight. The bow goes off and I am in shock of where the arrow is. I tell TJ hit him again. But he is rattled and cant nock a arrow. I am able to keep the bull around and I can see blood running down the arrow.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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After a hour and elk all Around us . Including some In the pond swimming around like My lab. The elk move off and TJ bull walks Into The trees. I climb down and we take some Photos of mine and discuss TJ shot!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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As we are taking photos more bulls are coming in. What is going on!!

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14-Oct-16

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What a night elk hunting. We break down my bull and make a plan for Tj bull.

From: Buffalo1
14-Oct-16
This is a great saga. Nice trophy- Congrats

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14-Oct-16

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The Team!!

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14-Oct-16

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We get my bull broke down and in the packs. We are going to leave Tj bull over night. The blood is good but I have been here and done that . Elk are tough. We give him some time. 930 we are loaded up and by 1 we hit the truck!

From: KY EyeBow
14-Oct-16
Awesome! Keep it coming!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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4am comes early. But we all know we have a job to do. We make it to our glassing spot from the day before and all crash out. We head over to where we last saw the bull. Blood sign is good.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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The blood is easy to follow. But he Never stops and when he does we can tell he is watching his back track. 1 mile turns to a mile and a half. Blood is good but we are all worried. Roger is on the blood , I am to his left and TJ to his right both with arrows nocked. Tj says blood is getting less and less. I look up and throw my bow!!! Hot dam there he is.

14-Oct-16
OK. I'm wrapping up the end of an eleven hour day and now I don't want to leave the computer to drive home. Congrats Hunt! Great Bull and a great story! I look forward to the rest.

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We have all been there. But this ride was a long one. The next set of pictures shows true emotions. Grown men do cry and we all Three did!! Thank you lord

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14-Oct-16

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Life is grand!!

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16

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He hasn't been dead very long. we are still able to move him. we go to breaking him down as fast as possible. Top side is fine. Underside is iffy but we take it anyways.

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16
Damn good adventure...pics of the lil monster are the best,!!!

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14-Oct-16

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14-Oct-16

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We loaded up the packs again for one more heavy trip.

From: Nick Muche
14-Oct-16
Incredible elk hunt you guys!! Congrats to you both on great Bulls!

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14-Oct-16

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From: sfiremedic
14-Oct-16
Very Cool, thanks for sharing... Congrats and well done.

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14-Oct-16

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42 miles later and two days we had them both in the trucks. The rain is coming lets hit the road

From: Willieboat
14-Oct-16
Flippin Stellar !!!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We had a 3 trucks loaded down dust in the rear view mirror and Hank turned up on the radio. The rain drops were just starting as we hammered down towards home . Mission complete. Well almost. Rog still has a tag!!!!

From: otcWill
14-Oct-16
As good as it gets. Congrats bud!

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14-Oct-16

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These make it hard to Nap

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14-Oct-16

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We make it home . We had 50 Gallons of fuel along and didn't even have to stop at a gas station on the way home

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14-Oct-16

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The next day we cut up meat lots of meat

From: sticksender
14-Oct-16
Absolutely amazing hunt. Congratulations....you guys know how to get 'er done!

From: HUNT MAN
14-Oct-16

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We celebrate with a nice single Barrel project from Buffalo Trace. Barrel 106 is a good one

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14-Oct-16

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From: wild1
14-Oct-16
EPIC !! Congratulations! Awesome bull X2

From: JordanMOFLCO
14-Oct-16
YUM

From: Julius K
14-Oct-16
Wow Hunt, thanks for sharing. Those are two amazing bulls. Congrats!!

From: buzz mc
14-Oct-16
Freaking awesome. Thanks for taking the time to share.

From: Scoutin'
14-Oct-16
Yes sir, that is what I have been waiting for! Thank you for taking the time to share that adventure of a lifetime with us. Hats off to you guys for making it count when the pressure was on. I can only guess at the intensity you guys must have felt before, during, and after. Congrats and Thanks again! I hope you guys are still ridin' the high. MO

From: Amoebus
14-Oct-16
That second bull must have been a tough bugger. Where was he hit that he bled for 1.5mi+ but lived overnight?

From: TD
14-Oct-16
Congrats on a couple of STUD bulls. Incredible story, great pics Two bulls in just minutes in the same area. wow. Thanks much for takin' us along.....

" I am shaking and trying to just breathe." too cool. That's why we do this stuff i think. Get addicted to it. How's the foot? LOL! Been close to em before but never had an elk step on me.....

From: Z Barebow
14-Oct-16
Unreal hunt. You manage to top yourself again Hunt! The bar is set pretty high on this one.

From: elkmtngear
14-Oct-16
Wow, amazing thread! You guys really hit the Mother Lode...your scouting really paid off!

Big Congrats to you and the boys, Hunter!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: WallHanger
14-Oct-16
Amazing journey!! Thanks for sharing.

From: Scoot
14-Oct-16
Wow just awesome!

From: GeeQ
14-Oct-16
Awesome stuff! Congrats to both of you.

From: Paul@thefort
14-Oct-16
I'am sorry but I do not believe a word of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just too good to be true.

:) my best, Paul

From: Cazador
14-Oct-16
Jesus! I would have had 2 beers in hand when you were leaning against the truck.

Strong work!

14-Oct-16
Incredible!! Just incredible!! Congratulations! There are a lot of guys who'll be dreaming about those bulls. I'm one of them. Here's to hoping Rog gives you all reason to sample barrel 106 again. Congrats.

From: Kat Daddy
14-Oct-16
U the MAN!!

From: Rick M
14-Oct-16
Way to go guys!! Thanks for taking the time to post. More work than some reLize.

Your having an epic year!!

From: trkyslr
14-Oct-16
About time hunt as I've been waiting for this and to see more pics.. Badass buddy!!! Again Congrats to you both and giant Bulls!!!

14-Oct-16
Awesome!!! I really enjoy reading about your hunts.

From: Medicinemann
14-Oct-16
Great chronicle of your adventure!!

From: kyrob
14-Oct-16
Great read and congrats on an excellent and successful adventure. Regarding the bottle, my best friend works at Buffalo Trace distillery here in KY. It's amazing how much bourbon they make and ship out of there. Must be pretty good stuff.

From: BOWUNTR
14-Oct-16
Outstanding and very inspiring. Congratulations guys. Ed F

From: T Mac
15-Oct-16
Outstanding! Hunt you get it done! Great bulls pics and scenery! Your son has the best hunting mentor one could have! Well done!

From: 808bowhunter
15-Oct-16
Awesome hunt and write up. Hard work paid off, beautiful bulls!

15-Oct-16
Incredible bulls and story Hunter. Congrats to all you guys. Much respect.

From: Grunter
15-Oct-16
Thanks for taking your time to bring us along! Wow what a hunt. I felt like I was with. Congratulations

From: Finey18
15-Oct-16
This is my favorite thread I have ever read on any forum. Great pics and write up. Congrats on two great bulls. Job well done.

From: brettpsu
15-Oct-16
Just an awesome story! Big congrats to the both of you.

From: iceman
15-Oct-16
Holy shnikees! That was incredible! Congrats to you guys!

From: bigswivle
15-Oct-16
man that was awesome

From: SBH
15-Oct-16
Finally! Been waiting for the tale. Thanks for all the pics. Can't imagine that day you guys had. I know the work you put in, you guys earned it. Congratulations and thanks for taking us along.

From: JW
15-Oct-16
Awesome! Great story and pics! Always enjoy your posts Hunt. Thanks for taking the time. Hunt of a lifetime!

From: sitO
15-Oct-16
Excellent adventure, awesome Bull's...ya done good boys!

From: brianhood
15-Oct-16
Yes !

From: Trial153
15-Oct-16
great thread ! congrats!!

From: TODDY
15-Oct-16
Congratulations on a successful and well documented hunt! TODDY

15-Oct-16
So dam bad ass

From: AZBUGLER
15-Oct-16
Outstanding! Like others, I've been waiting for this one for a while. Great to read while I'm getting ready to pick up my own elk meat today. Well done Hunt!

From: Russell
15-Oct-16
Congrats to you and TJ. Both are awesome bulls. Great story and pictures. Thanks for sharing.

From: DWarcher
15-Oct-16
Dude...

From: IKE220
15-Oct-16
Incredible adventure, Thanks for taking us along! Ike

15-Oct-16
Youth is not to be wasted! Take it all in and do a "trip of a lifetime" every year!

Ps: That was not meant for you because you do it already! Go for it now guys! It's later than you think! C

From: IKE220
15-Oct-16
Incredible adventure, Thanks for taking us along! Ike

From: iceman
15-Oct-16
Did y'all score the bulls?

From: JEG
15-Oct-16
Great story thanks for sharing!!

15-Oct-16
Awesome! Congrats Hunt!

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15-Oct-16

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Thanks guys for all the nice comments. It is this kind of thread that drew me to Bowsite in the first place. Best of luck To all Of you this fall. We have two days left and are still at it. Just need one! Thanks again . Hunt

From: midwest
15-Oct-16
Wow....just Wow. Was really looking forward to this story and you didn't disappoint. Congrats to all....this is going to be a hard season to top, Hunt!

Just wow.

From: TEmbry
15-Oct-16
Hunt, you are the man. Can't wait to make it back south to see you and the fam again!

From: Marty
15-Oct-16
Awesome story! Congrats!

From: Whip
15-Oct-16
Studs one and all - bulls and hunters! Congrats and thanks for sharing it all with us. It's the fuel that powers my dreams!

15-Oct-16
I am so envious of you man. You and your buddies are the real deal. I was there with you when reading this. I could fell my heart rate increase. I am so excited now.

I seriously just went to the fridge and popped the top on a Miller Lite in celebration of your guys season so far. Here's a toast for your great hunts, the memories the left, and hoping that Roger gets one too.

God Bless you guys.

From: Ki-ke
15-Oct-16
Amazing hunt. All elk hunts are. But that one was.......I don't know. I lack the bandwidth to articulate the proper descriptors....

Heaps of congrats.

Are you able to detail what led to the "shocked where the arrow was" and lengthy trail next morning?

15-Oct-16
Wow. Awesome stuff Hunt! Grats on your hunt and a couple of incredible bulls!

And thanx for taking the time to post it all up.

15-Oct-16
Awesome adventure!!! Congratulations to both of you!!!!

From: svrelk
15-Oct-16
Solid work gentleman!!!!!!!

Jim

From: Carnage2011
16-Oct-16
Great read! Thanks for taking us along on the hunt. Congrats on a couple slammer Bulls.

From: uteangler
16-Oct-16
Very very cool. Congrats man! Thanks for sharing!

From: Royboy
16-Oct-16
Great story,thanks

From: pav
16-Oct-16
INCREDIBLE!

Congrats and thanks for sharing.

From: Destroyer350
16-Oct-16
Awesome story and congrats on 2 great bulls!!

From: Ron Niziolek
16-Oct-16
Great stuff Hunt!

16-Oct-16
Congratulations on your awesome Bulls. Thanks for taking the time to post.

From: bigbulls6
16-Oct-16
Congratulations on a great hunt and for sharing the story and pics!!!

From: Shaft
16-Oct-16
I'm speechless....amazing hunt!

From: Bowboy
16-Oct-16
Awesome thread! Thanks for sharing!

From: CCOVEY
17-Oct-16
Awesome man!! Great bulls and great story.

17-Oct-16
Great pictures great story Congrats !!

From: Brotsky
17-Oct-16
Wow Hunt! Unreal story and pictures. Congratulations to you and TJ on a couple smoker bulls and an amazing experience. Those memories will last you guys a lifetime and then some! Thank you for sharing it with us! Awesome!

From: ELKMAN
17-Oct-16
Like always you killed it! Congrats!

From: Shortside
17-Oct-16
Awesome story and write up. Thanks for the significant contribution to this site!

I am headed up this week. Hopefully there are a few left out there! shortside..

From: Scoot
17-Oct-16
Hunt, that was an amazing recount of what had to be one heck of an experience!!! Congrats on a great hunt, bull, and experience. Thanks very much for taking the time to share-- I know it takes significant time and effort to do this.

From: Treeline
17-Oct-16
Simply Awesome! Congratulations on a great hunt and a couple of whopper bulls!

From: GhostBird
17-Oct-16

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Congratulations. You guys done good, very good.

From: Ermine
17-Oct-16
Awesome job! Hell of a hunt and two monster bulls!! Great job

From: CurveBow
17-Oct-16
Congratulations to you both and thanks for sharing! You guys rock!

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From: Jasper
17-Oct-16
Awesome read!!!! Thanks much HUNT.....you da MAN!

From: Bugle
17-Oct-16
Wow Hunter! GREAT JOB man. Congrats to you guys.

From: Mt. man
17-Oct-16
Way cool thread HUNT! Can't wait to see the epic hunts that boy of yours gets to go on!

We had a pretty epic hunt here in Idaho as well. I'll have to send you some pic's. My 2nd biggest bull and several days of scouting with my toddler boys as well.

From: Mr.C
17-Oct-16
some honker bulls fellas nice work

From: Mark Watkins
17-Oct-16
What a year HUNT!!!

A big congrats to the team!!!

Great story and pics...thanks for posting

Mark

From: APauls
18-Oct-16
UNREAL. Simply unreal. WOW. Great job, what a year!!! Bigtime congrats.

18-Oct-16
That's getting it done! Congratulations!!!!

From: 6x6 bull
18-Oct-16
Great Job Hunt!! Thanks for taking me along for the ride.

From: rooster
18-Oct-16
What an incredible adventure! Thanks for sharing.

From: brianhood
18-Oct-16
Hunt

Did Roger get his bull? Big thumbs up to him to be with you and TJ without a tag of his own. That is what real hunting buddies do. It seems he is one hell of a Sherpa for his age. Congrats again on a hell of a hunt.

From: stoneman
18-Oct-16
well done, thanks for sharing - congrats to the team on 2 crusher bulls!

18-Oct-16
Great write up Hunt. Congrats!!

From: t-roy
18-Oct-16
No wonder you were looking for more ACC's....You've used a pile of them up this year alone!!

What a great write up and an unbelievable adventure! A huge congrats to you Hunt & to your partners as well!

Did you get to salvage all of the meat from TJ's bull?

From: JohnB
18-Oct-16
Thanks Hunt and the rest of the team; three days into my hunt the right knee was done for now I will get a new one in Dec. I really enjoy the great threads you and others take the time to post along with the education I get they sure keep my heart going. Congrats!

18-Oct-16
Man, that's SO good! So real. So awesome. Congratulations man! Loved the pics and the story!

From: easeup
18-Oct-16
I'm speechless..............wow

From: 5575
18-Oct-16
Doesn't get any better than that right there, big congrats!

From: huntingbob
19-Oct-16
That is one hell of a documented hunt with all the goods! Thank you for taking the time and effort to share it.

From: TEmbry
19-Oct-16
Post number 200, just to bump this back up and do anyone who missed it the favor of reading it this time around. Congrats again bud.

From: Lv2hnt
19-Oct-16
Nothing better than a successful archery bull elk hunt --- mega kudos!!!

From: newmrc
20-Oct-16
Excellent write up and pics on a great hunt. Congrats to you guys. Thank you sharing.

From: Pyrannah
20-Oct-16
very cool, well done!

thanks for taking the time to post

From: Heat
20-Oct-16
Outstanding in all ways! Really enjoyed it! Thanks for taking us along HUNT! Instant Classic!

From: OFFHNTN
20-Oct-16
What an awesome thread and even better bulls!!! Holy smokes! Well done HUNT!!! Congrats!

From: Franzen
22-Oct-16
Finally got a chance to finish this one while I hold my baby son in my arms. You and your crew never let us down. The drive you guys have is pretty amazing; I am envious!

It looks like "Ridge" really came through. ;^) Congratulations to the team on a couple of amazing bulls!

From: Dennis Razza
22-Oct-16
just awesome!

From: BULELK1
24-Oct-16
Great read!

Congrats

Good luck, Robb

From: trublucolo
02-Nov-16
Great story with great pics, thanks for taking us along for the ride.

From: cobry
12-Nov-16
Thanks for sharing that great adventure! Well documented and congrats!

From: HUNT MAN
04-Dec-16
Here you go James!

Thanks guys for all The nice comments. A blessed season for sure. Hunt

From: c3
05-Dec-16
Stellar story and pics !!! Congrats, Pete

From: Deer.Chaser
05-Dec-16
Great pics. Thanks for sharing them.

From: Zackman
06-Dec-16
I somehow missed this until now...Amazing!!!

You had me the entire way. Thanks for sharing

From: danny.a
06-Dec-16
very cool great story and presentation

06-Dec-16
Enjoyed rereading it too.

From: GotBowAz
06-Dec-16
Love the story, You guys are animals! Great job and great write up.

From: lewis
06-Dec-16
X2 Charlie thanks for the ride hunt Lewis

From: willliamtell
08-Dec-16
To heck with the bulls, you know how to handle a lens! Just kidding on the first part - what did those monsters score? Congratulations on your preparation paying off bigtime.

From: Owl
08-Dec-16
You threw your bow??? ;)

-I can't remember as many DIY inches on a single elk thread as contained here. Great hunt and great write-up, HUNTMAN.

From: Brun
09-Dec-16
Somehow I missed this earlier. Very glad I saw it now! Great adventure, great hunt, two fantastic bulls. Excellent job with the story and pictures too. It's a lot of effort, but there are many here who appreciate it. Thanks for taking the time...... It wasn't quite as fun as another fixed vs mechanical debate, but I suffered through.

From: HUNT MAN
16-Apr-17

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With Montana tags coming out this week. I wish you all The best of luck ! Hunt

16-Apr-17
Yes sir! " Take a trip of a lifetime every year"!

From: Paul@thefort
16-Apr-17
I have been shooting the recurve bow every day and visualizing a bull just like those at 20 yards. Season will be here before we know it. Thanks for the re-post. Paul

From: midwest
16-Apr-17
Good luck, HUNT!

From: Mark Watkins
16-Apr-17
HUNT,

Looking forward to your 2017 sequel!

Mark

From: Crusader dad
17-Apr-17
My new favorite story ever! Epic. My son and I are doing our fist ever diy elk in 2018. I'll share this with him tonight when I get home. He will love it.

17-Apr-17
Huntman, you say you cook the meat on your BBQ and then vacuum seal and freeze? Then just boil it in water to thaw and eat? Never tried that but sounds very efficient for out of state hunts.. Love bbq after a long day..

From: bribow
18-Apr-17
Thanks for sharing . Enjoyed it you guys Rock!

From: bribow
18-Apr-17
Thanks for sharing . Enjoyed it you guys Rock!

29-Apr-17
thanks for sharing

28-Nov-17
Joe - This is Hunt's story from last year. Hopefully, bringing it to the top will revive all the pics. I know you'll enjoy this one!

From: HUNT MAN
28-Nov-17
Fun times. This years story coming soon!! Hunt

28-Nov-17
Looking forward to it.

From: Scoutin'
28-Nov-17
Thanks again for sharing your hunt with us. Dang, that must have been amazing!

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