Summit Treestands
2017 Meat Pole
Montana
Contributors to this thread:
deerslayer 02-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 04-Sep-17
cubdrvr 04-Sep-17
JMG 05-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 05-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 08-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 08-Sep-17
Shortdraw 12-Sep-17
SBH 14-Sep-17
cubdrvr 16-Sep-17
deerslayer 21-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 26-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 26-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 26-Sep-17
Irishman 26-Sep-17
SBH 26-Sep-17
Irishman 26-Sep-17
deerslayer 27-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 27-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 27-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 27-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 27-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 27-Sep-17
houndy65 28-Sep-17
Shortdraw 28-Sep-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 28-Sep-17
houndy65 02-Oct-17
planebow 02-Oct-17
deerslayer 08-Oct-17
Irishman 08-Oct-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 09-Oct-17
SBH 11-Nov-17
The last savage 23-Nov-17
JayZ 27-Nov-17
deerslayer 30-Nov-17
deerslayer 01-Dec-17
SBH 01-Dec-17
SBH 01-Dec-17
Shortdraw 05-Dec-17
SBH 05-Dec-17
Bigdan 07-Dec-17
deerslayer 07-Dec-17
Dirtknap37 07-Dec-17
Shortdraw 08-Dec-17
SBH 09-Dec-17
Riverbottomwhitey 11-Dec-17
SBH 11-Dec-17
deerslayer 13-Dec-17
HUNT MAN 13-Dec-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 16-Dec-17
SBH 18-Dec-17
Missouribreaks 18-Dec-17
ROUGHCOUNTRY 18-Dec-17
deerslayer 18-Dec-17
Shortdraw 19-Dec-17
Bugle 28-Dec-17
SBH 28-Dec-17
From: deerslayer
02-Sep-17
Bucks, Does, Bulls, Cows, or varmints, let's see em'!!!

Good luck to all!

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
04-Sep-17

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I'll play, Missouri Breaks muley buck quartering away at 40 yards and buried in the off shoulder.

From: cubdrvr
04-Sep-17

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Already on the speed goat page, but once again.

From: JMG
05-Sep-17
Dang . . . . Rough country . . . . Remembering back the last few years. You're having quite the impact on the local elk and deer population in the Breaks. Nice job!

Cubdrvr . . . . Nice antelope . . . With a stick bow, no less. Wow! Looks like some nice "white tips" on that buck.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
05-Sep-17

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Thanks JMG, but you're giving me too much credit:) I did not see a SINGLE elk in 3 days over there. With the dry conditions, they were somewhere else. It's never happened to me before. The arrow looks pretty far back and I had pulled on it since only the nock was barely visible. However, with the shot angle the broadhead lodged in the far shoulder and I thought I was going to have to unscrew my arrow to get it out. Here's the pic of the opposite side after skinning back. It ended up being a nice exit spot and he traveled about 150 yards and lived about 15 seconds.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
08-Sep-17

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Elliot Garfield public land with a general tag.........

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
08-Sep-17

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Live photo of Elliot's buck........a 200 inch buck looks pretty impressive on the hoof

From: Shortdraw
12-Sep-17

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18 yards, hard quartering away and down in 20.

From: SBH
14-Sep-17

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My bull from this year. 30 yards, tough recovery, hit was back. Posted story on elk forum.

Congrats to Elliot.....what an awesome public land accomplishment. Well done.

From: cubdrvr
16-Sep-17

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Pretty proud of these two young men. Both spot and stalk.

From: deerslayer
21-Sep-17

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On the board.... 09/21/2017

Spotted him a couple days earlier and knew he was the one that would make me happy, happy, happy.

Played cat and mouse until I was able to put him to sleep from 60 yards out (spot/stalk).

Coolest thing is it was my oldest daughter's 8th birthday. I killed my very first goat 8 year ago 3 days after she was born. Sometimes history repeats itself.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
26-Sep-17

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Intercepted him and couple buddies trying to cross a large valley..........30 yard spine shot. Saw a couple bigger but couldn't catch up to them......grateful for the chance.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
26-Sep-17

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If you can hold your pin steady on a gopher, you can hit the big stuff when it comes along:)

From: HUNT MAN
26-Sep-17
Mike and justin laying them down. Strong work guys. Hunt

From: Irishman
26-Sep-17

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9/25/17 Flathead County.

From: SBH
26-Sep-17
Great Goat Justin. Well done

From: Irishman
26-Sep-17
Yes, great job on the antelope. I still haven't figured out how to kill one of those.

From: deerslayer
27-Sep-17
Thanks fellas. I gotta wait the 60 days, but it looks like he might be the new #2 archery pronghorn in the county I shot him in.

Now off to find a good bull!!!

From: HUNT MAN
27-Sep-17

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8-19-17

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27-Sep-17

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9-9-17

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27-Sep-17

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9-17-17 .

From: HUNT MAN
27-Sep-17

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8-20-17 hunting partner.

From: HUNT MAN
27-Sep-17

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9-2-17 . Hunting partner .

It has been a good month!! . Best of luck to those still holding tags! Hunt

From: houndy65
28-Sep-17

From: Shortdraw
28-Sep-17

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Bugled in a slob 5x5 bull Monday night but he hung up at 60 and that's a touch too far for me with my trad gear. Hopefully I can get him before archery ends. Went back the next morning got a close call on some mulie does but again just a tad too far but a great set up. I was fortunate to lay it down on a couple mountain hares. This guy gave me a 15 yard shot after a short spot and stalk. Eating good!!! Nice animals guys......

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
28-Sep-17
Nice animals.......and some real giants.........some of you and you know who you are, need to leave a few animals for the rest of us:)

From: houndy65
02-Oct-17

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Montana bull elk 2017
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My son Dylan and myself had super hunt, got to love it when your son thinks about nothing but bowhunting and football. Dylan helped cow call this bull into 50 yards.

From: planebow
02-Oct-17

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30 yard downhill shot, about 50 yard recovery

From: deerslayer
08-Oct-17

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10-06-2017

Found a good bull....

From: Irishman
08-Oct-17
Nice elk deerslayer. Looks like the guy who started the thread ended out with the biggest antelope and the biggest elk.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
09-Oct-17
Epic year Mr. Deerslayer............Um, I mean antelopeslayer, Um, I mean elkslayer:)

From: SBH
11-Nov-17

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23-Nov-17
I live in the wrong damn state..............

From: JayZ
27-Nov-17
SBH, nice buck. Any details? Shot distance, equipment etc?

From: deerslayer
30-Nov-17

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Late season- public land - 40 yd shot. Got it all on video, self filmed. Very fun hunt!

From: deerslayer
01-Dec-17

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Last one for the year... Public land #2 - 48 yd shot.... The last legal minute of light. Definitely blessed to be able to squeeze every drop out of this season!

From: SBH
01-Dec-17
Justin you better post up that video!!! Nice work, that's a stud!

From: SBH
01-Dec-17
JayZ- Thanks man! Had him under my stand for 5 mins but he wouldn't give me a shot. Finally I decided to take a steep quartering away at 22 yards. Ran it right behind his hip and out the other shoulder. Was worried I was too far back and not as steep as I thought so waited tell dark, climbed down and left. Came back at 9:30...5 hours after the shot and went to look for him. He was dead 60 yards from the shot. Pretty fun night with a good friend/hunting mentor who helped me get onto this property and hunt it the right way. Very grateful for this year.

From: Shortdraw
05-Dec-17

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Just shot this nanny on the farm last night. 12 yards, double lung. The antlerless late season around bozeman has become one of my favorite times to bowhunt and photograph. Lots of deer and I enjoy seeing what bucks made it through the general season.

From: SBH
05-Dec-17
That's awesome short draw. It's a great way to keep your season going, and get some more opportunities in if you have some access near town. Very cool. Keep at it...you get 5 around Bozeman!

From: Bigdan
07-Dec-17

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My brother got this bull in the breaks this year 354 7/8 gross 340 7/8 net

From: deerslayer
07-Dec-17

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Here's the video of my hunt.....

From: Dirtknap37
07-Dec-17

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9/17/17. Public land, general tag 341 gross

From: Shortdraw
08-Dec-17
Nice bulls fellas!!! SBH I have a big herd along the river behind the farm we rent and behind work so opportunities are great.

From: SBH
09-Dec-17
Great video Deerslayer! Very professional, well done and capped off with an awesome buck. Public land whitetail in MT with a bow is no joke.

11-Dec-17
DeerSlayer, Great video and season. I didn’t realize there is a late season for A tags in Montana after the general season is over. What part of the State is that in? I also noticed you took a mule deer buck in Montana this year? I didn’t know a person could shoot 2 bucks in Montana in the same year.

From: SBH
11-Dec-17
There's a couple ways you can kill two bucks in MT. Two of them go late season for sure. Probably others I don't know of.

From: deerslayer
13-Dec-17
Pm sent

From: HUNT MAN
13-Dec-17
They don’t call him the deerslayer for nothing folks!!!

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
16-Dec-17

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Bitterroot doe this morning, grateful that some areas are still open for a little more hunting action.

From: SBH
18-Dec-17
Nice job! Fun to be able to keep hunting late. Great time to see what bucks made it through. Good work.

18-Dec-17
Congrats Roughcountry.

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
18-Dec-17

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Here's a photo after my shot. You can see my deer laying in the left corner of the photo as I spine shot her. Another group of does comes right in curious and feeds around her wondering what's going on. I imagine these types of scenes play out many times when deer come across other hurt or dead deer laying around.

I was also thinking about a "twilight zone/Xfiles" moment a few years back in late season when I slipped into my stand and spotted a nice one horned buck out in the field. There were a lot of fresh tracks in the snow and I had a gut feeling that shed antler was around me somewhere. I kept glassing and glassing from my stand but didn't see anything out in the open fields. When I climbed down to leave, I spotted the nice 4-point antler laying at the base of a cottonwood tree about 30 yards away.

From: deerslayer
18-Dec-17
Great pics Mike. I would have shot another one though!

( But then again, they don't call me the deeslayer for nothing.......;).

From: Shortdraw
19-Dec-17
Nice doe man!!!

From: Bugle
28-Dec-17

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Public land, general tag...things worked out that day :) Have an awesome group of buddies that searched tirelessly until we found him. Karma has already rewarded some of them!

From: SBH
28-Dec-17
Bugle- That is an awesome bull! Congrats. Sounds like there is a story behind it......give it a tell!

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