Sitka Mountain Gear
2017 Elk Meat Pole
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
midwest 27-Aug-17
cnelk 27-Aug-17
EmbryOklahoma 27-Aug-17
Fulldraw1972 27-Aug-17
LUNG$HOT 27-Aug-17
Well-Strung 27-Aug-17
Well-Strung 27-Aug-17
Jaquomo 28-Aug-17
Well-Strung 28-Aug-17
Mark Watkins 28-Aug-17
cnelk 28-Aug-17
cnelk 28-Aug-17
writer 28-Aug-17
Jaquomo 28-Aug-17
12yards 28-Aug-17
tobinsghost 28-Aug-17
simek 28-Aug-17
ELKMAN 28-Aug-17
delkslayr 28-Aug-17
NorCalVineyards 28-Aug-17
TMA1010 28-Aug-17
NorCalVineyards 28-Aug-17
Pigsticker 28-Aug-17
wyobullshooter 28-Aug-17
hunt'n addict 28-Aug-17
ElkNut1 28-Aug-17
APauls 28-Aug-17
jordanathome 28-Aug-17
jordanathome 28-Aug-17
Bullhound 28-Aug-17
jstephens61 28-Aug-17
stringgunner 28-Aug-17
WV Mountaineer 28-Aug-17
Bowboy 28-Aug-17
spyder24 28-Aug-17
hunt forever 28-Aug-17
tobinsghost 28-Aug-17
Barty1970 29-Aug-17
fubar racin 29-Aug-17
elkmtngear 29-Aug-17
Bake 29-Aug-17
Rickm 29-Aug-17
straightshooter 29-Aug-17
kadbow 29-Aug-17
JakeBrake 30-Aug-17
rattling_junkie 30-Aug-17
fubar racin 30-Aug-17
PA-R 30-Aug-17
The Kid 30-Aug-17
bigbulls6 31-Aug-17
Nesser 31-Aug-17
Nesser 31-Aug-17
Brun 31-Aug-17
jordanathome 31-Aug-17
packnin4elk 01-Sep-17
Tracker 01-Sep-17
SteveB 02-Sep-17
rattling_junkie 03-Sep-17
Elkhorn 03-Sep-17
JL 03-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 03-Sep-17
rattling_junkie 03-Sep-17
HockeyDad 03-Sep-17
Royboy 04-Sep-17
Striker@home 04-Sep-17
Z Barebow 04-Sep-17
hunt forever 04-Sep-17
shooter 04-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 04-Sep-17
Bowboy 05-Sep-17
Nesser 05-Sep-17
ElkNut1 05-Sep-17
APauls 05-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 05-Sep-17
Scoot 05-Sep-17
cnelk 05-Sep-17
bugslinger 05-Sep-17
ElkNut1 05-Sep-17
stealthycat 05-Sep-17
Scar Finga 05-Sep-17
crazyhawksfan 06-Sep-17
SJJ 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
goelk 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
bugslinger 06-Sep-17
spikebow 06-Sep-17
ElkNut1 07-Sep-17
bugslinger 07-Sep-17
ohiohunter 07-Sep-17
Big John 07-Sep-17
njbuck 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
YZF-88 07-Sep-17
Dino 08-Sep-17
Dino 08-Sep-17
Dino 08-Sep-17
Dino 08-Sep-17
Reflex 08-Sep-17
ohiohunter 08-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 08-Sep-17
spikebow 08-Sep-17
easeup 08-Sep-17
rattling_junkie 08-Sep-17
wyobullshooter 08-Sep-17
Z Barebow 08-Sep-17
sasquatch 08-Sep-17
Twinetickler 09-Sep-17
SBH 09-Sep-17
Keef 09-Sep-17
Surfbow 10-Sep-17
lariat 10-Sep-17
hunt forever 10-Sep-17
Native Okie 10-Sep-17
hoytshooter1 11-Sep-17
bigbuckbob 11-Sep-17
coonazz 11-Sep-17
mulecreek 11-Sep-17
jordanathome 11-Sep-17
bigbulls6 11-Sep-17
Jason Stafford 12-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 12-Sep-17
cnelk 12-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 12-Sep-17
jordanathome 12-Sep-17
destroyer 12-Sep-17
squirrel 12-Sep-17
Gene 12-Sep-17
jordanathome 12-Sep-17
Ermine 13-Sep-17
Pigsticker 13-Sep-17
Fulldraw1972 13-Sep-17
Barty1970 14-Sep-17
turkey talker 14-Sep-17
Nesser 14-Sep-17
Bone Collector 14-Sep-17
painless 14-Sep-17
APauls 15-Sep-17
HockeyDad 15-Sep-17
Muleyman 15-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 15-Sep-17
Muleyman 15-Sep-17
deerslayer 16-Sep-17
SBH 16-Sep-17
Bake 17-Sep-17
Scoot 18-Sep-17
COHOYTHUNTER 18-Sep-17
jordanathome 18-Sep-17
Reflex 18-Sep-17
Beav 18-Sep-17
Beav 18-Sep-17
weighttrain_2000 18-Sep-17
big Al Morris 18-Sep-17
YZF-88 19-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 19-Sep-17
Cheesehead Mike 19-Sep-17
Quinn @work 19-Sep-17
Wv hillbilly 19-Sep-17
carcus 19-Sep-17
Barty1970 20-Sep-17
otcWill 20-Sep-17
Grasshopper 20-Sep-17
Pigsticker 20-Sep-17
novembermadman 20-Sep-17
From: midwest
27-Aug-17
Well, I know of one elk down. Hope everyone has a great season.

Post 'em up!

From: cnelk
27-Aug-17

27-Aug-17

From: Fulldraw1972
27-Aug-17
Great job Cnelk! Did you shoot that elk down under?

This is the year I get to finally post on this meat pole with a grip and grin.

From: LUNG$HOT
27-Aug-17
Hell yeah Brad!! Gotta love a day one elk in the dirt! Nice!

From: Well-Strung
27-Aug-17

Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Well-Strung's embedded Photo
2017 Archery Colorado, public land opening day an hour after sunrise this bull bugled, tore up a tree and walked by feeding broadside at 6 yards. Being less than a mile from a road, downhill it was an easy decision. Got to test out multiple of my own hand forged knives and fill one of my 4 tags. Deer bear and mountain goat left, I'm off to a good start.

From: Well-Strung
27-Aug-17

Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Well-Strung's embedded Photo
The shot was high being so close but this photo show it better.

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-17
Way to go, Brewstro! Three more critters to go!

How far did he go and how was the blood trail with that hit?

From: Well-Strung
28-Aug-17
Luckily, he sprayed and went 100 yards. Nicked the shoulder but got lung. I gave it an hour, followed the blood trail slowly and had to put another in him when I found him.

From: Mark Watkins
28-Aug-17
First hour....congrats!!!!

Good luck with your other tags!

Mark

From: cnelk
28-Aug-17

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
lets try this pic since the other one disappeared

From: cnelk
28-Aug-17
Nice job Well-Strung!

From: writer
28-Aug-17
Great way to get things rolling, Strung. Ditto, cnelk.

From: Jaquomo
28-Aug-17
Bob, that's a good lesson. Your experience recovered that bull. Less seasoned, overeager hunters may have bumped him and pushed him away. Great job!

From: 12yards
28-Aug-17
Dang cnelk, that cow looks comfy laying there. Congrats on the freezer queen.

From: tobinsghost
28-Aug-17
Congrats to all! My 12 year old and I were surrounded at the Elk Spa but the Herd Cow caught a whiff of us and they were gone. Got to hear 30 to 35 cows and calf talk to each other for about 10 minutes tho! We were all smiles for the rest of the night.

From: simek
28-Aug-17
Way to get it done, guys!

From: ELKMAN
28-Aug-17
Love it!

From: delkslayr
28-Aug-17

delkslayr's embedded Photo
delkslayr's embedded Photo
My buddy connected on this nice bull at 7:15 opening morning.

28-Aug-17

NorCalVineyards's embedded Photo
NorCalVineyards's embedded Photo
Nevada Wilderness opening day Bull, DIY.

From: TMA1010
28-Aug-17
Awesome bull NorCal - it's cool to see one in velvet still.

28-Aug-17
When the wheels fell off the bus so did the velvet...

From: Pigsticker
28-Aug-17
To all, congratulations! NOR CAL, that bull is awesome!

28-Aug-17
Congrats to all those that have punched a tag. Hope to have some Wyoming elk start falling this Friday!

28-Aug-17
Congratulations to all.

From: ElkNut1
28-Aug-17
Nice job guys!

ElkNut/Paul

From: APauls
28-Aug-17
Nice work fellas!!!

From: jordanathome
28-Aug-17
Misjudged yardage on a nice 6x6 sunday morning that came in like a dang TV show to my cow call. I was blind calling next to a spring pond when I heard the crash above. I had all my gear scattered as i had been taking a snack break and relaxing. I grabbed by bow but not my range finder and ran down to a pine tree above the pond. I shot through the top of the bulls back thinking it was a bit over 50 yards and held high...it was 45. Arrow had greasy fat residue, some hair, and a tiny bit of blood. ugh....It was so perfect up until I missed.....course my legs were like jelly watching him walk up through the timber, get his drink, then turn broadside to munch on a shrub. I hate me.

From: jordanathome
28-Aug-17
I will say the ultimate predator cow stuck to my bow seemed effective. Bull was looking at me most of the time and never saw me draw, etc.

Hope to have meat to post next time! Back for a few days break then on it again.

Sorry for the thread highjack.....great work to those who scored!

From: Bullhound
28-Aug-17
congrats guys!! Norcal, that is a sweet bull!!!!

stick with it Jordan!!

From: jstephens61
28-Aug-17
Good work guys. Like the velvet on that Nevada bull.

From: stringgunner
28-Aug-17

stringgunner's embedded Photo
stringgunner's embedded Photo
Opening day, out of a tree stand, 2:30 in the afternoon. Had a bull at 30 yards at full draw at noon but he never gave me a good shot. Had 3 cows come in behind me at 1pm but no shot opportunity. Then this guy walked in at 2:30.

This was Saturday opening day. Sunday, 2 other guys in our group put down a cow in the am and a bull in the afternoon, all from tree stands, 3 different water holes. Pack frames are getting used! Eastern Oregon.

Weird, it is posting it upside down on my phone...

28-Aug-17
I'm so green with envy!!!!!!! Awesome for you all. Get 'em Jordan.

From: Bowboy
28-Aug-17
Congrats to all the elk taken so far. WY opens Friday.

From: spyder24
28-Aug-17
Congrats to all. You are killing me, but i will be on my way to Colorado next Wednesday from West Virginia.

From: hunt forever
28-Aug-17
I think it would be awesome to have a mount with the velvet halfway off the horns or hanging off!! But don't think it can be done.

From: tobinsghost
28-Aug-17
"I hate me" is my newest favorite saying!

Keep at brotha!

From: Barty1970
29-Aug-17
The ecstacy and agony, Jordanathome...keep positive; all your scouting will pay off and you'll make it happen...looking forward to your 'there I was...then...thwack!...watched him pile up XX yards away'

From: fubar racin
29-Aug-17

fubar racin's embedded Photo
fubar racin's embedded Photo
Hunt forever my buck from last year is mounted partly rubbed.

From: elkmtngear
29-Aug-17
Nice work, Gentlemen! Can't wait to get out there...

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Bake
29-Aug-17
17 days and a wakeup before I leave. You guys are driving me nuts

From: Rickm
29-Aug-17
10 days and we head back to Montana. Good start all, keep em coming.

29-Aug-17
CONGRATS EVERYONE! Funny group here. Fubar, is that a bobcat on your ceiling?!

From: kadbow
29-Aug-17

kadbow's embedded Photo
kadbow's embedded Photo
Used my birth year bow, 1963 Bear Kodiak. Man it was hot and dry.

From: JakeBrake
30-Aug-17
Well done Mark! I like your style using the bow of your birth year

30-Aug-17
Congrats guys! Getting me pumped, I leave Friday.

From: fubar racin
30-Aug-17
Yes lol ran out of wall space haha so hes on the ceiling

From: PA-R
30-Aug-17
CONGRATS, to all u guys, outstanding.

From: The Kid
30-Aug-17
GREAT WORK Gents!!! I can't wait till I try my hand elk hunting in the future!

From: bigbulls6
31-Aug-17
Congrats to all!

From: Nesser
31-Aug-17

Nesser's embedded Photo
Nesser's embedded Photo
Absolute hog 382 " off Walker Ranch this week! Jimmy Horton just sent me the pic... Cool story too! Some giants are gonna come out of there this year

From: Nesser
31-Aug-17

Nesser's embedded Photo
Nesser's embedded Photo
Another view Walker Ranch Unit 2 Colorado

From: Brun
31-Aug-17
"Some giants are gonna come out of there this year" Looks like one already did. Awesome bull!

From: jordanathome
31-Aug-17
Wowzer!

From: packnin4elk
01-Sep-17
I agree a "HOG"

From: Tracker
01-Sep-17
Was lucky enough to hunt the Waker ranch a few years ago. Sure wish I could go back one day.

From: SteveB
02-Sep-17
Congratulations everyone! Can't wait for the 13th and Arizona here I come!

03-Sep-17

From: Elkhorn
03-Sep-17
Junkie is that interlake bull he looks like a 5-4 I had on camera, nice job.

From: JL
03-Sep-17
Hat's off to you guys and gals getting it done with recurves and longbows!!!

From: HUNT MAN
03-Sep-17

HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
MT 9-2-17 . 25 yards 40 yards recovery . Hunt

03-Sep-17
Elkhorn it's a 6x5 and I can assure you it's most likely not on your camera.

From: HockeyDad
03-Sep-17

HockeyDad's embedded Photo
HockeyDad's embedded Photo
Opening morning colorado. Filled the freezer. She was standing no more than 5 feet from where my 2016 elk was when I shot her, and she died 29 paces from the 2016 carcass.... Colorado Public Land DIY...

From: Royboy
04-Sep-17
I hunt an area that has 2 types of tags one is spike or cow and the other is any elk. Of course I had 2 different 6 pts at 30 and 40 yards but couldn't shoot because I had the spike/cow tag! Fred

From: Striker@home
04-Sep-17

Striker@home's embedded Photo
Striker@home's embedded Photo
Striker@home's embedded Photo
Striker@home's embedded Photo
Striker@home's embedded Photo
Striker@home's embedded Photo
Wyoming, September 1st at 7:47 pm. 30 yard shot with 70 yard recovery. Brutally steep but short pack.

From: Z Barebow
04-Sep-17
Congratulations Tim!

From: hunt forever
04-Sep-17
Awesome job!!

From: shooter
04-Sep-17

shooter's embedded Photo
shooter's embedded Photo
Idaho

From: Lark Bunting
04-Sep-17

Lark Bunting's embedded Photo
First elk! Took him at 5:20 pm on the 2nd. Packed meat until 6:30 the next morning.
Lark Bunting's embedded Photo
First elk! Took him at 5:20 pm on the 2nd. Packed meat until 6:30 the next morning.

From: Bowboy
05-Sep-17
Some great elk taken so far. I passed on a 5x5 at 12yds this weekend. I"m headed up this Friday for two weeks hopefully the big boys are playing.

From: Nesser
05-Sep-17

Nesser's embedded Photo
Nesser's embedded Photo
Another Walker Ranch beauty this week....346"

From: ElkNut1
05-Sep-17
Tom, way to go bud! I knew you'd get it done sooner or later! Awesome bud absolutely awesome! Was your son with you on the hunt?

ElkNut/Paul

From: APauls
05-Sep-17
Awesome job guys! Those pics look awesome!

From: Lark Bunting
05-Sep-17

Lark Bunting's embedded Photo
Lark Bunting's embedded Photo
Yes Paul, he was with me. :)

From: Scoot
05-Sep-17
WTG guys!

From: cnelk
05-Sep-17
Good deal Lark Bunting!

From: bugslinger
05-Sep-17

bugslinger's embedded Photo
bugslinger's embedded Photo
First traditional elk, man what an experience.

From: ElkNut1
05-Sep-17
Tom, that's even sweeter! Congrats to you both!

bugslinger, very nice sir with a longbow no less, congrats!

ElkNut/Paul

From: stealthycat
05-Sep-17
bugslinger thanks for taking the time to make a really nice photo - WELL DONE

From: Scar Finga
05-Sep-17
Very well done guys! No tag for me this year!

Keep em coming!!!

Scar.

06-Sep-17

crazyhawksfan's embedded Photo
crazyhawksfan's embedded Photo
My first elk ever. 100% diy otc public land Colorado. 3rd year out with 3 buddies and I finally capitalize. Also are 3rd bull between us. First day out called a really nice bull to 20 with no shot. Second afternoon we called bedding areas and had this lil guy and a lot bigger bull come check us out. When this one gave me a 40 yrd broadside shot I let one fly. Piled in 60 yards. Good times with a great buddy. 3 more tags to fill so we back at it. Nothing like bowhunting elk! Good luck everyone!

From: SJJ
06-Sep-17
Bullslinger...LB Bull!...lets here the story

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
Sunday morning I arrive at the trail head, gain the ridge and throw a locate bugle, of course nothing responds. As I creep up the ridge, that I believe the elk use as a crossing, I continue to throw some soft cow calls, again met with no response. That scenario plays out for 30 mins or so. As I continue up the ridge I hear timber breaking, but it sounds very localized and my initial thought was squirrels. After a minute or so I decide its a bull raking a dead tree. So I continue towards the noise that seems to be coming from a bench that is just above me, I'm thinking good thermals. I would also like to think I continued up the side of the ridge that was going to put the sun at my back intentionally, but that may just be my first bit of luck for the morning.

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
I keep heading towards the noise as quiet as possible, but every couple steps I take the noise stops. I'm a few feet below the bench and haven't herad him for who knows how long, probably only a few seconds, so I throw out a non-threating bugle and follow with cow calls, again met with no vocal response. I'm getting pretty close to having most of the bench in view, so take a couple steps, glass, repeat. Well I make it to the flat and don't see anything. I get the glass back in the harness and I'm just standing there trying to figure out what to do....and bam. I hear a noise and look and the bull walks out at around 23 yds and stops totally facing me at +/- 20 yds.

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
And so begins the face off, my bow is in my left hand no arrow nocked, and I have no idea what I'm supposed to do. We stand there for a couple minutes, the bull at 12:00 and me at 6:00, when something up the hill at 9:00 breaks some fallen limbs. The bull jumps straight up, turns and lands five yds from he was just standing and is no out of sight. I can't see him so I take a chance that he can't see me either so I nock the arrow and get my feet turned. After a few tense moments the bull walks out, now broadside facing 3:00 and still looking for the elk he thinks he should see until he looks to become bored and starts to walk away. I wait until he is completely turned and throw out a cow call and he turns around and gives me the WTH look for a second and then I he starts, I assume, trying to get my wind. He's moving towards my right and I have a tree to my right that is blocking from smoothly turning with him. Well, I know it all over when he smells me so I go for broke and lean way back and get me arrow around the tree and my body turned towards 3:00.

From: goelk
06-Sep-17
nice job!! I shoot the same arrows you do Centershot out of my recurve at 60 pounds Total weight 590 grains. 250 gr cutthroat. What broadheads are you using. I can not wait to get out there!

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
I'm looking ahead of him for a window and very quickly running out of real estate and then I see it. I'm afraid that if I cow call again he's just gonna blow up and vanish, again I'm not sure what to do. Think, think, think, oh yeah, I have the world's loudest clicker on my bow because I kept forgetting to dampen it, I'll try that. Well I've seen many times on videos where guys get ready to stop the bull and they do, but usually with his vitals covered and his head and butt just showing, so I come to about 3/4 draw and wait till he's clear and then I pop the clicker (I use it as a draw check). He stops and looks and the next thing I know the arrow is gone....and sailing over his back. At least that's what I thought. He busts out of there breaking stuff in his way, stops and break some more. I cow call when I think to and hear a noise back behind me at the original 9:00 and see nothing but antler going through the trees above me, it was another bull the initially spooked mine at first. At this point I'm and disappointed at the same time, it was a really neat experience but I lost complete control of my shot and was mad at myself. I wait a minute and start looking for my arrow, 40 minutes goes by and I can't find it. So I start walking wide paths back and forth where the arrow should be when I see blood. What, no way. Well what I thought was the arrow sailing over the bull was just the arrow disappearing in and through him. I don't feel great about the hit so I'm trying to stay positive but not get too excited.

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
goelk I'm using 250 grain Cutthroats with a 50 grain insert.

From: bugslinger
06-Sep-17
After a short 60 yard blood trail I walk out from behind a tree and there he is, motionless. I sunk to my knees and sat there speechless and very thankful. The sad part is I made a bad shot, or maybe I didn't and he spooked and the time it took my arrow to get to him caused a perfect hit to end up way, way back. I'll never know, I went blackout when I released. Ultimately I hit an artery and he was dead in less than 10 seconds. The broad head (250 grain Cutthroat) was shipped to me shaving sharp, it blew right threw and lodged in a dead log 30 yards behind the point of impact (the hill dropped of on the other side of the bull). The blood trail wasn't huge but it was certainly easy enough to follow.

From: spikebow
06-Sep-17

spikebow's embedded Photo
spikebow's embedded Photo
My first elk, Colorado public land.

From: ElkNut1
07-Sep-17
Spikebow, nice work sir! What recurve are you shooting there?

ElkNut/Paul

From: bugslinger
07-Sep-17
Great bull spikebow!

From: ohiohunter
07-Sep-17
Something about traditional gear makes me all warm and fuzzy... maybe its just envy. Well done guys!

From: Big John
07-Sep-17
Spikebow, what a great bull by any means but a bonus with a trad bow!!! Congrats

From: njbuck
07-Sep-17

njbuck's embedded Photo
njbuck's embedded Photo
Opening morning Alberta.

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17
Making me want to get back out after the elk. Congrats to all you guys.

From: YZF-88
07-Sep-17

YZF-88's embedded Photo
YZF-88's embedded Photo
Idaho OTC public land. Got him bugling at 5am. 2 hours later I climbed up into bow range with no shot. Did some light raking and rolled a rock down hill. That sealed the deal as he came within 15-20 yards to check it out.

From: Dino
08-Sep-17
My 16 year old boy's second elk in 2 years. Shot at 6 yards from his treestand. 55 lb Hoyt Spdyer, VAP arrows, Wasp Jak Knife Broadhead. 45 yard recovery=proud Dad and good eats!

From: Dino
08-Sep-17

Dino's embedded Photo
Dino's embedded Photo
Here are pics...

From: Dino
08-Sep-17
The "pack" out...300 yard walk back to the road isn't bad.

From: Dino
08-Sep-17

Dino's embedded Photo
Dino's embedded Photo
Sorry for all the posts...having trouble with multiple pic loading...

From: Reflex
08-Sep-17
Very cool, Dino! Way to go everyone. Keep the pictures coming!

From: ohiohunter
08-Sep-17
Nice YZF, really like that character on his 2nds.

From: Lark Bunting
08-Sep-17
Congratulations to everyone posting up and good luck to hose still looking to fill their tags!

From: spikebow
08-Sep-17
Elknut1 it's a Wapiti takedown by Chastain

From: easeup
08-Sep-17
more congrats for all of the successful hunters this year!

08-Sep-17

rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
rattling_junkie's embedded Photo
Manitoba, September 2, called in for a 12 yard shot from a treestand.

08-Sep-17

wyobullshooter's embedded Photo
wyobullshooter's embedded Photo
Shot this guy out of my treestand a couple evenings ago. Stopped him with a mew as he was following a cow and calf. It's sure nice when you hear them crash and burn within 3 sec of the shot! Congrats to all the successful hunters, and good luck to the rest! Now I get to concentrate on helping my son get his!

From: Z Barebow
08-Sep-17
Way to go Rob!

From: sasquatch
08-Sep-17

sasquatch's embedded Photo
sasquatch's embedded Photo
sasquatch's embedded Photo
sasquatch's embedded Photo
two bulls down, back to back days

From: Twinetickler
09-Sep-17

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Say cheese......steak
Twinetickler's embedded Photo
Say cheese......steak

From: SBH
09-Sep-17

SBH's embedded Photo
SBH's embedded Photo
MT. Public Land. 30 yds.

From: Keef
09-Sep-17
Congrats to all of you guys. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

From: Surfbow
10-Sep-17
Great job to all you guys! I'm still sitting here waiting for my wife to deliver our daughter, my window of opportunity for this season is shrinking...

From: lariat
10-Sep-17

lariat's embedded Photo
My son with my DIY CO public land bull...1st morning
lariat's embedded Photo
My son with my DIY CO public land bull...1st morning

From: hunt forever
10-Sep-17
There is nothing better than sharing the outdoors with your children. Plus that's awesome tell him congrats!!!!

From: Native Okie
10-Sep-17
Congrats Wyo! Love it from the stand! Hope your well!

From: hoytshooter1
11-Sep-17
Atta boy Rob!!!

From: bigbuckbob
11-Sep-17
A lot of big SMILES on those faces!! Congrats guys! Some really nice bulls in there, but any elk with a bow is a trophy

From: coonazz
11-Sep-17

coonazz's embedded Photo
coonazz's embedded Photo
First bull with my bow. Southern Colorado.

From: mulecreek
11-Sep-17

mulecreek's embedded Photo
mulecreek's embedded Photo
First bull with a bow. Wyoming gen tag. 30 yd shot. My kids got to join in the hunt, and the pack out.

From: jordanathome
11-Sep-17
Some big bulls there!!!! Great job guys!

From: bigbulls6
11-Sep-17
Good Job Rob!

12-Sep-17

Jason Stafford's embedded Photo
Jason Stafford's embedded Photo
Wyoming September 8th

From: Lark Bunting
12-Sep-17
I am SO jealous of you guys with elk in the open. Mine died in a dang creek and was a PITA to field dress.

From: cnelk
12-Sep-17
Great stuff & pics to the successful hunters!

I hope to add 2 more elk to this thread myself

From: Lark Bunting
12-Sep-17
Can't wait to read up on the next two hunts, cnelk!

From: jordanathome
12-Sep-17
Heck of a nice Bull Mr. Stafford!

From: destroyer
12-Sep-17

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destroyer's embedded Photo
WY- Sept 7- GEN- PL

From: squirrel
12-Sep-17

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squirrel's embedded Photo
Wy gen

From: Gene
12-Sep-17
Great bulls on the meat pole Sept 12! Jason - great photo also!

From: jordanathome
12-Sep-17
I'm seeing a pattern with these WY bulls......did ya'll kill the same bull? Pigs!

From: Ermine
13-Sep-17

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Ermine's embedded Photo
Colorado Public Land

From: Pigsticker
13-Sep-17
Ermine, Wow this is your year! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

From: Fulldraw1972
13-Sep-17

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Congrats to everyone!! Good luck to all that are still hunting.

Here is my bull I shot Sunday night. I have tried to post everyday since. Signal is terrible. Lol

My first bull and my first elk with a bow.

13-Sep-17
Congratulations to all of you!

From: Barty1970
14-Sep-17
Good man yourself Fulldraw!! A bull on my birthday...

14-Sep-17
Congrats Fulldraw on your first! Your look says it all. Pigsticker, I feel like that's said about Ermine every year. He's a straight up killer! Congrats!

From: Nesser
14-Sep-17
Every year is Ermine's year! He's a slayer Congrats Justin!

14-Sep-17

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Bone Collector's embedded Photo
Here's my DIY Colorado public land bull. We made a heavy pack 5 mile trip into a wilderness area to setup camp after arriving in Colorado only a few hours prior. A short nap was had after camp was set up and we headed up the mountain around 3:00. An hour later our first bugle of the trip, down into a dark timbered draw, was returned by a squeaky bugle most likely made by a bedded bull. Over the next hour we picked our way down into that draw and made calls from several locations and could tell he had gotten up from his bed and was bugling really good at this point, but still not breaking away and coming to us. We had to hold up a few times due to poor wind but finally made it to small finger ridge that ran into the draw. At this point we got an excited bugle response to our call and could then tell we were within a distance that would require some investigation from the bull. He slipped into 25 yards without almost any noise but a small stick snap made me alert that something was close. After a few minutes of the silent treatment on his end, he decided to investigate the calls coming from behind me a little further and made a move giving away his location. With his head dipping behind cover I was able to draw and was waiting for him to step into the opening at 17 yards. As soon as his front leg was visible the arrow was on its way and a few post shot cow calls stopped him around 50 yards. It was at that spot where he laid down and expired. It was unbelievable. We hadn't even been in the mountains for 12 hours and we already had a bull on the ground! An awesome 6x6 that grosses 319 3/8".

From: painless
14-Sep-17
Bone Collector, that sounds like my kind of hunt! Congrats

From: APauls
15-Sep-17
Congrats to all again, some giant bulls there! Ya I think Justin killed his first herd bull when he was in diapers.

From: HockeyDad
15-Sep-17
Nice bull Justin - You make it happen almost every year... Glad you got some time to get out this year, with all the fires it wasnt looking very good im sure.

From: Muleyman
15-Sep-17

From: Lark Bunting
15-Sep-17
Congratulations!!! Sounds like a treacherous pack out! How were the temperatures? I am glad I had help packing out mine this year!

From: Muleyman
15-Sep-17

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Idaho OTC 9-7-17 Skirted this bull and his cows for 2 hours before getting a 42 yd shot. It took 2 days and 12,500 ft of total elevation to get him out Solo. Won't forget this one anytime soon..

From: deerslayer
16-Sep-17
Seriously nice bulls hitting the ground!!!! Great job.

From: SBH
16-Sep-17
What Deerslayer said ^^^^^

Awesome bulls. Must have been a good year for growth. Seems like a lot of bigger bulls and mass hitting the dirt this year.

From: Bake
17-Sep-17

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Worst pack out of my life. I'm not doing that again

From: Scoot
18-Sep-17
WTG guys! Nice work Bake! Just remember, it only hurts for a while-- you'll have the pic and memory forever.

From: COHOYTHUNTER
18-Sep-17

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This how I found him
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This how I found him
First ever elk! Colorado DYI public land, called him in for a 40 yard shot, double lung pass thru, he went about 150 yards and fell over! Not a bad first elk, decent 6x6...

From: jordanathome
18-Sep-17
Bake...you didn't call for help.........

I can't believe I've been dogging elk with close calls (and a miss) for 4 weeks and you come in from MO and score within 24 freakin hours!!!!??? You rock dude.

From: Reflex
18-Sep-17

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My first elk taken on 9/11 in Wyoming. Excited is an understatement!

From: Beav
18-Sep-17
Congrats Reflex!

From: Beav
18-Sep-17
Congrats Reflex!

18-Sep-17

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weighttrain_2000's embedded Photo
2017 Oregon bull.

18-Sep-17

big Al Morris's embedded Photo
big Al Morris's embedded Photo
Called this bull into 15 yds with the FOXPRO Big bully tube and diaphrams on the 10th in NM.

From: YZF-88
19-Sep-17
Awesome to see so many first time elk on here.

From: HUNT MAN
19-Sep-17

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MT 9-17-17. Hunt

19-Sep-17

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Great elk everybody, congrats!

Got this one in NM on Sept. 6th.

Also met up with a long time Bowsite buddy (and his hunting partner) who I've spoken to many times via phone, email and text over the last 5 years but never actually met until this hunt. They are a couple of great guys to share a camp/hunt with. Thanks Wyatt and Jake!

From: Quinn @work
19-Sep-17
Congrats Hunt! Did he break off some points on that left side?

19-Sep-17

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Wow! Some great bulls on here. Congrats to everyone. I posted my story on another thread, but here's a pic of my first elk. 9-4-17 otc Colorado.

From: carcus
19-Sep-17

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70 yard shot, 100 yard recovery, long season, had to fight off burn out! Exodus BH fmj arrow did the trick

From: Barty1970
20-Sep-17
Good man yourself Weighttrain!! ANOTHER cracking bull taken on my birthday... Keep 'em coming...

From: otcWill
20-Sep-17

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9/15 Colorado

Congrats to all the successful elk hunters!

From: Grasshopper
20-Sep-17
Great job will! Congrats

From: Pigsticker
20-Sep-17
Great job to all, keep them coming!

20-Sep-17

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Unit 3C
novembermadman's embedded Photo
Unit 3C
Awesome job everybody! AZ bull 9/15

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