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New Mexico: day-by-day videos
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Big Fin 13-Jul-17
Big Fin 13-Jul-17
Big Fin 13-Jul-17
JohnB 13-Jul-17
Scrappy 14-Jul-17
SBH 14-Jul-17
Scoot 14-Jul-17
smarba 14-Jul-17
Rockbass 14-Jul-17
tobinsghost 14-Jul-17
Big Fin 14-Jul-17
tobinsghost 14-Jul-17
SteveB 14-Jul-17
butcherboy 14-Jul-17
Ucsdryder 14-Jul-17
Quinn @work 14-Jul-17
RTJ1980 15-Jul-17
Big Fin 15-Jul-17
Big Fin 16-Jul-17
earlyriser 16-Jul-17
turkey talker 16-Jul-17
Scrappy 17-Jul-17
Big Fin 17-Jul-17
tobinsghost 17-Jul-17
GotBowAz 17-Jul-17
moch 17-Jul-17
Big Fin 18-Jul-17
Paul@thefort 18-Jul-17
Bullhound 18-Jul-17
mrelite 18-Jul-17
CHICKENFOOT 18-Jul-17
APauls 18-Jul-17
LUNG$HOT 19-Jul-17
tobinsghost 19-Jul-17
Bullhound 19-Jul-17
Big Fin 19-Jul-17
WapitiBob 19-Jul-17
GotBowAz 19-Jul-17
earlyriser 19-Jul-17
Scoot 19-Jul-17
Ace 19-Jul-17
Paul@thefort 19-Jul-17
TK 19-Jul-17
APauls 19-Jul-17
CHICKENFOOT 19-Jul-17
svrelk 19-Jul-17
BIGERN 19-Jul-17
SBH 20-Jul-17
Grubby 20-Jul-17
GhostBird 20-Jul-17
smarba 20-Jul-17
SlipShot 21-Jul-17
Barty1970 21-Jul-17
Bigfoot 21-Jul-17
Cheesehead Mike 21-Jul-17
W8N4RUT 22-Jul-17
nmwapiti 22-Jul-17
hunt'n addict 22-Jul-17
DL 22-Jul-17
midwest 23-Jul-17
Whip 24-Jul-17
Whip 24-Jul-17
Ishpeming 26-Jul-17
Barrera 27-Jul-17
From: Big Fin
13-Jul-17

Big Fin's embedded Photo
Stay tuned.
Big Fin's embedded Photo
Stay tuned.

Big Fin's Link
Many of you may have already seen our New Mexico elk hunt with Corey Jacobsen. It aired on Sportsman Channel a week ago. It was filmed in New Mexico Unit 16E in 2016. Once people see how this hunt unfolds, the 2018 draw odds for that unit will probably be a lot easier.

We decided to try something different in hopes that folks would want to see the tons of other things that go on that never make TV.

As an experiment, I told the crew to edit out this hunt in a day-by-day format. It is a lot of extra work to edit this much footage, but since we are going to primarily YouTube distribution, I figured it would be worth the effort to use the flexible format that YouTube can offer.

Some days end up being edited down to five minutes, some take twenty-five minutes. Hope it helps pass the time until season opens.

Day One is at the link.

From: Big Fin
13-Jul-17

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Day 2 at the link

From: Big Fin
13-Jul-17

Big Fin's Link
Day 3 at the link. Day 4 coming tomorrow.

From: JohnB
13-Jul-17
Thanks Randy you show us the real world elk hunts I appreciate that!

From: Scrappy
14-Jul-17
Love this format Randy, thanks to you and your team for putting it all together for us to watch.

From: SBH
14-Jul-17
Sweet! Thanks Randy

From: Scoot
14-Jul-17
Great stuff as usual, Randy! Looking forward to more...

From: smarba
14-Jul-17
Fantastic Randy, thx. I just started watching your videos on our new TV (we finally got a smart flat screen TV last Christmas) and am REALLY enjoying your shows that way. Really cool to be able to click to see more info on your gear, or other specific details that wouldn't be available via TV.

THANKS!

From: Rockbass
14-Jul-17
Thanks guys. Excellent day to day video. The rock in the pack....ouch....I thought Corey had snuck a couple of beer in there!

From: tobinsghost
14-Jul-17
But, but, but it's a new day, where is my link?!?! Great stuff please keep it coming.

From: Big Fin
14-Jul-17

Big Fin's embedded Photo
Big Fin's embedded Photo

Big Fin's Link
Day 4 at the link:

From: tobinsghost
14-Jul-17
Ask and you shall receive,,,watching it now.

From: SteveB
14-Jul-17
Love it so far Randy!

From: butcherboy
14-Jul-17
Really enjoying this. Nice to see it day by day instead of the whole hunt in 15-20 minutes. As for the ATV's, welcome to NM! lol

From: Ucsdryder
14-Jul-17
I have a love hate relationship with this format. I really like watching it daily and really hate when the episode ends! Not sure if I'd prefer instant gratification or not!

From: Quinn @work
14-Jul-17
Hurry up and upload day 5!! Loved the first 4.

From: RTJ1980
15-Jul-17
Great format Randy. The way that you have decided to break this hunt out gives a true depiction of chasing elk. It is nice to see that the pros face a lot of the challenges that the rest of us face. Thanks for being an advocate for public land elk hunting. I think we all live to hear the bugle...even if we can't hear out of our left ear!

From: Big Fin
15-Jul-17

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Camera man thinking, "These guys couldn't kill an elk if it ran them over"
Big Fin's embedded Photo
Camera man thinking, "These guys couldn't kill an elk if it ran them over"

Big Fin's Link
Day 5 - How many miles does it take to arrow a bull elk on public land?

From: Big Fin
16-Jul-17

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Elk can do this to a man.
Big Fin's embedded Photo
Elk can do this to a man.

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Day 6 - Enough already. Did they no read the script?

From: earlyriser
16-Jul-17
Now that's hunting elk! Come on day 7!

16-Jul-17
Thank you Randy! I love this format, but want more!

From: Scrappy
17-Jul-17
Keep it coming.

From: Big Fin
17-Jul-17

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The cameramen are great dudes, but try to imagine having two extra people, their noise, smell, and movement while trying to get within archery range of a pressured bull elk.
Big Fin's embedded Photo
The cameramen are great dudes, but try to imagine having two extra people, their noise, smell, and movement while trying to get within archery range of a pressured bull elk.

Big Fin's Link
Day 7 - Too sick to hunt.

Is there such a thing?

I was starting to have a liver flare up (I have a rare liver condition) on the hike out night of Day 6. By the morning of Day 7, it was getting worse. So, rather than slow everyone down, the plan was for me to medicate, hydrate, and rest until noon, at which time we would regroup and hunt that afternoon. At least that was the plan.

From: tobinsghost
17-Jul-17
Smart man, live to hunt another day! Showed my 13 year old the video today and we had the talk about a hard public land hunt vs an easy private land hunt.

From: GotBowAz
17-Jul-17
This really great stuff Randy. Love the way you broke it down. The hardships you depict makes it a very realistic viewpoint. Been there and felt every emotion at one time or another. keep them coming. Thanks for taking the time to do this.

From: moch
17-Jul-17
Randy that unit gives me Heart Burn but my son loves it and has been successful at it.

From: Big Fin
18-Jul-17

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Ever seen a bleeding antler? A first for me.
Big Fin's embedded Photo
Ever seen a bleeding antler? A first for me.

Big Fin's Link
Day 8 at the link - Season closes soon. Best get done with this foolishness.

From: Paul@thefort
18-Jul-17
My God, an ACTUAL REALISTIC ELK HUNT. Nice to see. my best, Paul

From: Bullhound
18-Jul-17
I haven't gotten much work done since you posted these...............................

From: mrelite
18-Jul-17

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LOL don't go smelling it, it will make you dry heave!
mrelite's embedded Photo
LOL don't go smelling it, it will make you dry heave!
Awesome hunt and thanks for posting it like this, it is like many I have had!

From: CHICKENFOOT
18-Jul-17
I have hunted that area many times nice to watch it

From: APauls
18-Jul-17
Guessing my next hour is booked...

From: LUNG$HOT
19-Jul-17
Awesome way to show a hunt Randy. You and Corey are awesome. I can just see the frustration growing as the days go on. Thank you for posting this very realistic format. Nicely done! Great timing too, just a month before September! Totally pumped

From: tobinsghost
19-Jul-17
Why didn't you guys just go to that spot first?!? HAHA, just kidding!

Nice bull and was that helicopter dropping off some crazy elk hunter into public surrounded by private? That would be funny! Thx for taking us along and I have been watching, catching up, on your hunts and I am very impressed. Finally some great horn porn!

From: Bullhound
19-Jul-17
hell of a stalk ! Cameraman held his water pretty good too!

From: Big Fin
19-Jul-17

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As if the hunt wasn't grueling enough; a long night invested retrieving the meat.
Big Fin's embedded Photo
As if the hunt wasn't grueling enough; a long night invested retrieving the meat.

Big Fin's Link
Day 9 - About time!

From: WapitiBob
19-Jul-17
Love the format Randy, congrats to you guys.

From: GotBowAz
19-Jul-17
Nice job! love the way you did this. Thanks again, im getting pumped!

From: earlyriser
19-Jul-17
Your hard work and effort paid off.....well done!

From: Scoot
19-Jul-17
Love it! Looks like a really well earned bull! The videos also show what DIY public land hunting is really about. Hard work and determination prevail again! Nice work fellas.

From: Ace
19-Jul-17
Well, that was exciting! Thanks for taking us along. Glad you're feeling better. Congrats on a well-earned bull!

From: Paul@thefort
19-Jul-17
Cory, "I did everything I could think of doing". That surely states it all. my best, Paul

From: TK
19-Jul-17
Congrats to you both. I have hunted 16E and I got skunked. Most Elk are hard earned, which makes success that much sweeter. No pain no gain usually applies. Good job on showing how much effort goes into DIY Elk Hunting. Thanks for bringing us along on your adventure and best of luck to you on future hunts.

From: APauls
19-Jul-17
Also a big fan of the day by day videos. Sure brings it back to reality and more of a hunt most of us I'm sure can relate to.

I loved the line earlier on when you talked about all the planning and all the prep you do in the summer time and the optimism is just brewing and you're just pumped to get out and I know exactly what you mean - visions of elk running around in all these places you picture them. Then you get to the area, and it takes a little bit of scouting for reality to sink in. Dang it, this is going to be like every other hunt lol. Can so relate. I'm an eternal optimist.

From: CHICKENFOOT
19-Jul-17
But I ride horses in there

From: svrelk
19-Jul-17
Love this format...keep it up, please???? Well done...

From: BIGERN
19-Jul-17
Good god that was a tough one for you and your crew. Love the daily format too. Randy,got an idea that coyote knew you were sick, did he follow you to camp? You really looked beat up. Hope you're feeling better.

From: SBH
20-Jul-17
This was really enjoyable. Loved the format, no music was a huge plus to me. Most realistic I've seen on youtube. WELL DONE and thanks for sharing. Two great elk hunters working their asses off on public land and it took 9 days to make it happen. Goes to show how hard it is. Most guys don't/won't put in that kind of effort. Congrats to you and Corey.

From: Grubby
20-Jul-17
I'm loving you guys together....it works! It's obvious how much fun you are having!

From: GhostBird
20-Jul-17
Love the day by day format. Makes for a more realistic experience for the viewer.

Thanks for sharing.

From: smarba
20-Jul-17
Just started watching and so far love it!

From: SlipShot
21-Jul-17
Thanks for sharing

From: Barty1970
21-Jul-17
Many thanks Randy and Corey; really enjoyed the day by day format...I was shouting at the screen for that 32 yard bull to stop before he got covered by trees and brush! Well done for perservering. Good luck and good hunting for the coming season...it's forty days away, give or take

From: Bigfoot
21-Jul-17
Made me watch it all...and work suffered! That's OK. Suffering for hunting is always worthwhile. Really enjoyed the day by day, no music, hard work and ethical stance you guys have. Great to know there are good people out there representing our sport.

21-Jul-17
Great hunt guys, thanks for sharing!

From: W8N4RUT
22-Jul-17
That was great!

From: nmwapiti
22-Jul-17
Great videos. Nice to see real hunting. Will be in that neighborhood in a little over a month paying my dues.

22-Jul-17
I like the day by day formate. It depicts what typical elk hunting is like on public land.

From: DL
22-Jul-17
Very well done. When antlers drop the Pedicles bleed. I would always look at a shed base to get an idea of how recent it was shed. If they are real the more pink the more recent I can't imagine hunting with camera men. Not that there's anything wrong with them.

From: midwest
23-Jul-17
Great stuff, Randy!

From: Whip
24-Jul-17
My nephew and I are headed to a different NM unit in September. Naturally I am confident that we are going to be covered up in screaming responsive bulls daily. I've got plans made for how we're going to keep the meat from our first bull while we continue to hunt for the second. When we actually start hunting and reality slaps me in the face I'll sure remember this series and hope it helps me dig deep right through the last hour of the last day of the season. Great job!

From: Whip
24-Jul-17
My nephew and I are headed to a different NM unit in September. Naturally I am confident that we are going to be covered up in screaming responsive bulls daily. I've got plans made for how we're going to keep the meat from our first bull while we continue to hunt for the second. When we actually start hunting and reality slaps me in the face I'll sure remember this series and hope it helps me dig deep right through the last hour of the last day of the season. Great job!

From: Ishpeming
26-Jul-17
Thank you so much for sharing the day by day format. The reality of the hunt sinks in far better than the TV version. Very entertaining!

From: Barrera
27-Jul-17
16E is definitely underrated and there's lots of elk in there. Harvest odds are good generally 15-30% for archery and the youth hunts most years over 50% harvest. Great country and better draw odds than the surrounding units for sure.

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