Mathews Inc.
5 days 2 bulls
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
sasquatch 11-Sep-17
Franzen 11-Sep-17
sasquatch 11-Sep-17
hobbes 11-Sep-17
bowcrazyJRHCO 11-Sep-17
Destroyer350 11-Sep-17
WV Mountaineer 11-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 11-Sep-17
sitO 11-Sep-17
stealthycat 11-Sep-17
sasquatch 12-Sep-17
elkmtngear 12-Sep-17
Bullhound 12-Sep-17
Lark Bunting 12-Sep-17
loopmtz 12-Sep-17
From: sasquatch
11-Sep-17

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Me and a friend made the treck west with 3 weeks to get it done but finished real early. Killed back to back days.

The bull I shot, the smaller one, we got on about an hr before light, he was casually bugling. Snuck up to prob 1/4 mile of him and waited for light. Once daylight came we worked closer and setup to call him. First cow call made he bugled back and I knew the game was on, few more cow calls and he came in in a string. Straight on 20yd frontal shot.

My buddies bull, we got into a bugle fest if 3-4 different bulls screaming back and forth to each other before light again. Snuck close in dark again. Once light came we picked one out to go after, and answered him and only him and headed toward him making excited cow calls the way in. Once got to a point we couldn't move any closer, I hit him with a challenge bugle right over the top of his bugle to the cow call. Then he committed, 30 us broadside shot.

From: Franzen
11-Sep-17
How was the tracking job on your buddy's bull? If it was a true broadside shot, it looks like it was back a fair amount. Congrats. Quite a workout I'm sure.

From: sasquatch
11-Sep-17
Frazen, it wasn't bad but I belive we lucked out. I wasn't setup to be able to see the bull he shot. I was back a bit calling behind some brush.

However, from the two holes in the bull I think it was actually quartering to him, he hit back and the exit came out right in front the hind quarter. Bull still only made it 100-150 yards. I think we lucked out a bit there.

From: hobbes
11-Sep-17
Sounds like a great hunt and a lot of meat packing. Congrats!

11-Sep-17
two in 5 days. That's very impressive. Congrats

From: Destroyer350
11-Sep-17
Congrats!

11-Sep-17
Awesome!

From: HUNT MAN
11-Sep-17
Strong work.

From: sitO
11-Sep-17
Very nice, congrats fellas! Now fix those pictures for us ;?)

From: stealthycat
11-Sep-17
I'm curious how far from a road you were? I hiked about 4-5 miles in and realized the beetle kill/blow downs were so bad, no way could I pack an elk out in 2 days by myself - did ya'll have horses or backpacked the meat?

Great looking bulls - congrats !

From: sasquatch
12-Sep-17
Stealty we backpacked it. One bull was about 1.5 miles the other about 3.5, not much blow down and not far off of an access road

From: elkmtngear
12-Sep-17
Congrats to you both, well done!

Best of Luck, Jeff

From: Bullhound
12-Sep-17
Great Job!!!

From: Lark Bunting
12-Sep-17
Congratulations! Two bulls in two days packing out?! Nicely done! Makes me sore thinking about it.

From: loopmtz
12-Sep-17
Sweet, thanks for sharing!

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