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From: Teeton
28-Aug-15
Ok I didn't see one started so here it is.

Wishing everyone has a fun and safe 2015 elk season. I will not be hunting elk for the first time in 10 or more years. As I did a pronghorn hunt in Wyoming for 2 weeks, got a United Bowhunters of Pa group hunt about the last week of September here in Pa and hope to do a mid November whitetail backpack hunt in the Catskills of Ny.. I have a spot that's a few hours hike that I found years ago that looked good. I got there again about 2 months ago and it still showing a lot of whitetail activity, tracks poop and trails. Not sure what brings them there, but my guess is a small 4/5 acre flat spot that's swampy. I'm thinking maybe the only water for a few miles.

Anyway hope to see some happy folks post here over the next month, also love to read some live hunt threads also. Ed

28-Aug-15

big Al Morris's embedded Photo
big Al Morris's embedded Photo
Second day in UT, now off to NM

From: mn_archer
28-Aug-15
Elk down he still has the call handy! Nice Al

michael

From: PMLind
28-Aug-15

PMLind's embedded Photo
PMLind's embedded Photo

From: FLGator
28-Aug-15
Beautiful animals!

Fire closures here in the Inland NW...crazy conditions.

From: Quinn @work
29-Aug-15
Tomorrow's opening day in CO. I bet it will only be a few hours into the day before we see Brandon's (matthewshooter) elk. Good luck to all.

From: Rick M
29-Aug-15
Heading west this Thursday, I hope I can add a couple pics this year. Good luck to all and be safe.

Rick M

From: midwest
29-Aug-15
Rifle kill in July with a team of bounty hunters....lots to be proud of there!

Let's keep this thread for BOWsiters.

From: bowhntr
29-Aug-15
Goodness someone is touchy.

From: ohiohunter
29-Aug-15
hahaha.. you guys! NEXT :D

29-Aug-15
that rack is like 12' tall, 8' wide and 5' tines ... wow

oh wait ... stupid long arming camera shot, my bad

From: ohiohunter
29-Aug-15
Would have been so much more impressive had it been hard horned... and of course w/ a bow or at least a muzzle loader.

From: BowCrossSkin
29-Aug-15
LOL not meat no elk, lots of people and I got a head cold/ sore throat that had its full onset at 10;30am. Slept/ napped tried to hunt from 10:30 am till 5:30, covered a mile. Feelin better now!!!

From: Coues HNTR
29-Aug-15
And how do you know they are bounty hunters, I personally know the outfitters that guided him and they put there work in year round to find these bulls. NO BOUNTY

From: BowCrossSkin
29-Aug-15
However,

I heard a screeching every 10-15 seconds getting closer, kept glassing the opposed side of the drainage and saw a fox? I could see it was not making the the noise. I glassed a coyote, it wasn't make the noise either, however the coyote was fallowing the noise as was the fox. I moved up the ridge to a better spot so i could see what was making that awful noise. Without glassing i saw something running long tail, glassed and it was a cat. I've seen a few and have chased them in the winter a few times, but i think it was a female in heat? Or a lost juvenile.

No Meat to post year but its cool being out in the woods!!!!!

From: yotehunter
30-Aug-15

yotehunter's embedded Photo
yotehunter's embedded Photo
Opening day in Oregon.

From: midwest
30-Aug-15
Good shootin' yotehunter!

From: trkyslr
30-Aug-15
Yotehunter congrats for your kill and to get this thread back on topic without the noise makers! Great bull!

30-Aug-15
way better trophy than the gov tag IMO yotehunter !

From: delkslayr
31-Aug-15

delkslayr's embedded Photo
delkslayr's embedded Photo
Opening morning OTC Colorado. DIY. No monster but will eat well.35 Yard shot, 70 yard recovery.

From: ELKMAN
31-Aug-15
Congrats!!!

From: Rick M
31-Aug-15
Good start guys!! I leave in 4 days, is the clock moving slower??

From: writer
31-Aug-15
delk - can't you find someplace pretty to go shoot an elk?

Dang!!!!!!!

One of the few times I had trouble keeping my eyes on the antlers.

Congrats, on both.

From: 'Ike'
31-Aug-15
Way to get it started, congrats guys!

From: Alzy
31-Aug-15
Hey Yotehunte; great arrow placement! I'm curious how far it went after that shot.

From: deadeye
31-Aug-15
Great job everyone keep the photos coming . Will be headed to Colorado in 2 weeks myself, Cant get here soon enough.

From: Stick Man
31-Aug-15

Stick Man's embedded Photo
Stick Man's embedded Photo
Opening day, 8/29. Now I can concentrate on getting my daughter her first archery elk.

From: tcosmic
31-Aug-15
Congrats to all who got it done early.

From: yotehunter
01-Sep-15
Alzy,

This bull went about 80 yards or so with this hit. Third bull with shuttle t's, all three hits in about same place. All traveled less than 100 yards with great blood trails.

From: Basinboy
01-Sep-15

Basinboy's embedded Photo
Basinboy's embedded Photo
Congrats to all! Here's my Colorado public land bull. Palmer longbow 47# @26" 62" amo

From: Basinboy
01-Sep-15

Basinboy's embedded Photo
Basinboy's embedded Photo
Congrats to all! Here's my Colorado public land bull. Palmer longbow 47# @26" 62" amo

From: Rambo
02-Sep-15
BASONBOY GREAT BOW AND CONGRATS ON YOUR CO. BULL.

From: Royboy
02-Sep-15
Only had 2 days to hunt in Oregon because we are headed for 2 weeks in Wyoming on the 15th.On the second and last day was able to put meat in the freezer. Just a cow but oh so happy!

From: Royboy
02-Sep-15

Royboy's embedded Photo
Royboy's embedded Photo
Forgot about picture taking until we were already into it.

From: trkyslr
04-Sep-15
TTT for azron.. This thread gonna heat up soon!

From: Norseman
04-Sep-15
congrats to all! Excellent job! Keep em coming, as I have no tag this year.

From: mixed bag
04-Sep-15
Nice elk everyone!!!It'll be my 3rd year in a row missing archery elk season to hunt Alaska instead.I'm having major withdraws.Love seeing you guys getting it done and I'll be back on the mountain next Sept.Can't miss anymore elk hunts,but it has allowed me to build some points for a great trip next year

From: Elksong
04-Sep-15

Elksong's embedded Photo
Elksong's embedded Photo
6 yard shot. 300 yard pack job! Perfect!

From: trophyhilll
04-Sep-15
Very nice all. Stick Man, great shot and great steaks! Congrats!

04-Sep-15
Elksong, very nice! 6 yards? What pin did you use? :)

From: Elksong
04-Sep-15
EmbryOklahoma - All of them!lol

04-Sep-15
Nice.

Guys, when you post an elk picture, please put the state and date you killed it in/on.

From: 'Ike'
04-Sep-15
Awesome dark antlers ES!

From: TD
05-Sep-15
Geez Royboy....what kind of broadhead was THAT!

300 yard pack.... I know nothing of which you speak....

Congrats folks.

From: Graveyard
05-Sep-15
Elksong, how it happened for you ought to be considered illegal!

Nice job!

05-Sep-15
Congrats to all. And remember guys, please state your full name, the state you shot it, the county and exact GPS coordinates.

From: 22XDONE
06-Sep-15

22XDONE's embedded Photo
22XDONE's embedded Photo
Colorado OTC in a Wilderness Area. 35 Yd shot and 60 Yd recovery. On foot, below 10,000 6x7. Opening morning at 9am. VPA Solid broadheads and a Hoyt Carbon Element.

From: 22XDONE
06-Sep-15
Elk hunters are two types...I let one walk and I killed one with a bow...Who are you?

From: Nesser
06-Sep-15

Nesser's embedded Photo
Nesser's embedded Photo
Utah September 5th

From: oldgoat
06-Sep-15
Damn nesser, that's either a real hog or your a midget! Congrats to all!

From: writer
06-Sep-15
"please put the state"

Looks like 22X killed his bull in the state of Euphoria. :-)

From: Gene
06-Sep-15
Yup, 22X killed that bull in the state of Euphoria! That's one extremely happy looking man! No elk hunting for me this year, so I'm following all the threads and dreaming of high country.

From: Teeton
06-Sep-15
Congrats to all that have gotten a elk. And congrats to u guys that are out hunting them. I did a lope huntthis year and can't do a elk hunt and its killing me. Like others above have stated these threads are all that's keeping me going. Boy do I miss elk hunting. Ed

From: 22XDONE
06-Sep-15
Gene and Writer- I killed him in CO. Extremely happy hunter on this one:)

From: farrierkes
06-Sep-15

farrierkes's embedded Photo
farrierkes's embedded Photo
Opening morning at 7am in NW Colorado. Walked right into my blind. 39 yard shot, 10 yard recovery.

From: 22XDONE
07-Sep-15
Nice bull! Great Job.

From: trkyslr
07-Sep-15
Awesome Bulls everyone and cow!

Nesser great big bull... Check your pms.

From: Nesser
07-Sep-15
Trkyslr just worked some light magic on my photos so I need to repost

From: Nesser
07-Sep-15

Nesser's embedded Photo
Nesser's embedded Photo

From: Gene
07-Sep-15
Nesser, Great bull and much better photo, Congrats!

From: Sivart
07-Sep-15
Nesser, that is prob the coolest photo I've ever seen

From: Elkman52
07-Sep-15
Nesser,pretty bull in a pretty place!!!!!congrats

From: cityhunter
07-Sep-15
ness the bull looks bigger in the first photo second one his main beam looks short nice 3rds on that bull

From: elkhuntinut
07-Sep-15
congrats to those who tagged out, this thread helps pass the time until I get to the mountain

From: Nesser
07-Sep-15
Thx for the compliments...it was a great hunt and I'm super pumped about this bull

From: cnelk
07-Sep-15

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
First my cow... Sept 4 - 845am Colorado

From: cnelk
07-Sep-15

cnelk's embedded Photo
cnelk's embedded Photo
Then my bull - Sept 4 - 915am - Colorado

From: tradmt
07-Sep-15
Jesus Pete!.....you had some work to do after downing two in 30 minutes!!

Congrats!

From: Inshart
07-Sep-15

Inshart's embedded Photo
Inshart's embedded Photo
Colorado - second day. My "7 second Elk".

In a new area (thanks to couple Bowsiters for the tips on where to look).

Partner and I were scouting / hunting, along a ridge - partner held up his hand in a "stop moving" position and mouthed the word ELK.

I looked up and saw the cow - put my GPS in my pocket, knocked an arrow, picked out and opening between two trees at 35 yards and hit the release. 7 seconds from the time I saw her until the arrow punched its hole.

I didn't realize it at the time, but she was quartering towards me slightly - the shot was about 2 inches higher than I aimed and came out a little far back.

150 yards straight down into "hell hole", pack out was a little over a mile and loved every step of it.

From: Bugle
08-Sep-15

Bugle 's embedded Photo
Bugle 's embedded Photo
Montana - Sept 6th. Double lung (other side has the hole, hit opposite side bone so no pass-through). 40 yard shot, he went 50 yards and went down for good.

From: simek
08-Sep-15
Congrats to everyone that has been successful. I look forward to posting my own LDP in a few weeks!

08-Sep-15
Congratulations to all the successful hunters. I would love to read about some of your trips as well.

From: whale tail
08-Sep-15

whale tail's embedded Photo
whale tail's embedded Photo
Congrats to all who have had success thus far and best of luck to those just getting started. Here is my opening weekend Roosevelt from the OR Coast.

From: Cazador
09-Sep-15

Cazador's embedded Photo
Cazador's embedded Photo
OTC Cow

From: Cazador
09-Sep-15

Cazador's embedded Photo
Cazador's embedded Photo
OTC Bull

09-Sep-15

Jason Stafford's embedded Photo
Jason Stafford's embedded Photo
2015 Wyoming bull (taken on my birthday).

From: Bowfreak
09-Sep-15
Congrats to all! I leave for my first elk hunt in 6 days. I can't wait.

From: delkslayr
09-Sep-15

delkslayr's embedded Photo
delkslayr's embedded Photo
My dad's OTC colorado bull. Died at 12,000 ft.

From: Nesser
09-Sep-15
Congrats Jason what a great birthday gift to yourself!

From: ohiohunter
09-Sep-15
delkslyr, man that camo on that bow is insane. At a glance it looks like your just holding up a quiver and a bottom limb.

From: Mathewsman
09-Sep-15

Mathewsman's embedded Photo
Mathewsman's embedded Photo
My bull i got on 1st morning of Colorado's season. Cow called n bugle him into 28 yrds.

From: Slider
09-Sep-15

Slider's embedded Photo
Slider's embedded Photo
Colorado OTC

From: ORarcheryboy
09-Sep-15

ORarcheryboy's embedded Photo
ORarcheryboy's embedded Photo
Oregon cow.

From: J Man
09-Sep-15

J Man's embedded Photo
J Man's embedded Photo
Bugled in this bull for my son on Sunday.

From: skiffguide1
09-Sep-15

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skiffguide1's embedded Photo
Killed my first Elk this morning in Wyoming.

From: 22XDONE
10-Sep-15
skiffguide1 Congrats on your elk!! He is an awesome trophy and I am sure well deserved. He will have some of the best "organic" protein you have ever had:)

From: 22XDONE
10-Sep-15
All the elk hunters on here with some success deserve a pat on the back! Great job guys with either your first, second, best, or 47th elk with a bow. You all are very lucky. For the guys heading out still or have not connected best of luck and keep the wind in your face...be patient and go slow. Best of Luck!!

From: Well-Strung
10-Sep-15

Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Well-Strung's embedded Photo
I called in 2 bulls Sept 7th and took this one with a 35 yard shot, 60 yard recovery. CO Public land solo.

From: DLB
10-Sep-15

DLB's embedded Photo
DLB's embedded Photo
September 7 18 yards Oregon

From: Lone Bugle
10-Sep-15
Way to go Billy!

From: writer
10-Sep-15
Skiff - great shot on the ultimate meat elk.

Judging by his eyes, well strung looks more like high strung. Then again, shooting a nice bull will do that to you!

From: smokinf15
11-Sep-15
Great Oregon bull, DLB. Hope to get it done here next week.

From: Bear Track
12-Sep-15

Bear Track's embedded Photo
Bear Track's embedded Photo
I got one in Colorado. And my first ever.

From: carcus
12-Sep-15

carcus's embedded Photo
carcus's embedded Photo
Frontal shot did the trick again

From: spike buck
13-Sep-15
Carcus, where did you get your bull??

From: carcus
13-Sep-15
Manitoba

From: spike buck
13-Sep-15
Looks like Manitoba has some nice Elk!! Never thought of Elk hunting in Manitoba. Congrats!!

13-Sep-15

Michael Schwister's embedded Photo
Michael Schwister's embedded Photo
Public land DIY OTC with homemade osage orange selfbow. 30 yard steeply uphill shot, 100 yard recovery. One of these days I will get the strength to wait for a bull lol.

From: IntruderBN
13-Sep-15

IntruderBN's embedded Photo
IntruderBN's embedded Photo
Arizona Opening morning. 30 yard shot, 20 yard recovery. Fun was over as soon as it began!

From: Buyse
13-Sep-15
Damn Schwister! That is truly awesome. Great job. Can't imagine taking an elk with a selfbow. Congrats brother!

From: Seeker28
13-Sep-15

Seeker28's embedded Photo
Seeker28's embedded Photo
September 11th Bull...40yd heart shot, 100yd recovery. Came in screaming with cows at 1PM.

From: Cazador
13-Sep-15
Fantastic bull

From: mrelite
13-Sep-15
Nice bull Seeker28

Congrats to all of the kills!!

From: Darryl
13-Sep-15
Congrats to everyone one your elk.

Carcus that's a great Manitoba bull, love the dark antlers with ivory tips.

I'm sitting out this year, just watching everyone else get it done. Going for moose yet though.

From: kzkammo
13-Sep-15

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kzkammo's embedded Photo
First Idaho hunt and first archery elk after missing a 6x6 earlier on the hunt, made a 20 yard quartering away shot and 50 yard recovery.

From: Well-Strung
13-Sep-15

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Well-Strung's embedded Photo
I'm back, second elk I've given backpack rides to this week!! I called in 3 elk for my brother on Saturday morning. This bull came in on a string to 30 yards in the dark timber. He came head on and I got him stopped broadside in a lane, My brother made a great shot and he went down in less then 10 yards.

14-Sep-15
9/13 CO OTC DIY

14-Sep-15
Congrats to all the Elk hunters so far, Great elk !!

From: writer
14-Sep-15
Neat stuff. Love the selfbow cow. Who needs a bull?

14-Sep-15

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IdyllwildArcher's embedded Photo
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From: Bowfreak
14-Sep-15
Congrats Idyll!

From: Yendor
14-Sep-15

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Here's my opening day Bull for little old Washington state. I got a raghorn 6x6 3 years ago, and was going to be patient and hold out for something bigger. So much for waiting. His #4 is 22 inches long.

From: Padfoot
14-Sep-15

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Padfoot's embedded Photo
Congratulations to everyone getting their elk. Took mine 9/2 from a tree stand. Colorado.

From: Yendor
14-Sep-15

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Yendor's embedded Photo
Here's a better picture from the side with my Sherpa.

From: Padfoot
14-Sep-15
Congratulations to everyone getting their elk. Took mine 9/2 from a tree stand. Colorado.

From: elkhuntinut
14-Sep-15
Oh boy looks like tags are getting filled daily..looking forward to hitting the mountain soon

From: LUNG$HOT
14-Sep-15
Nice elk fellas. I leave for the hills in the morning. 4am sharp. Can't wait to get out there. Hopefully you guys left a few in Colorado. ;)

From: Hessticles
15-Sep-15

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Hessticles's embedded Photo
Wyoming Public Land! Tough hunting with hot weather and no bugling!

15-Sep-15
Atta baby Ike....

Great Elk guys...

From: azrod
15-Sep-15

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azrod's embedded Photo
Grndson's Tanner Ragan 1st Elk 5BS Az, 2nd morning 40 yds. Called in single not much activity as far as rut, seen quite a few cows 1st an 2nd day no bulls

From: Buddy boy
15-Sep-15

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Buddy boy's embedded Photo
Not the biggest guy in the timber but my first.

From: Cottonwood88
15-Sep-15

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From: deerslayer
15-Sep-15
Awesome 1st time bulls guys!!!! Big congrats!

From: CCOVEY
15-Sep-15

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Shot the morning of 9/11/15

From: phutch30
15-Sep-15

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Sept 13-15 foot frontal shot while bugling, 20 yard recovery...woulda be 5 but he rolled down the hill

From: flybyjohn
15-Sep-15

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9/12 cow elk. I too did not have the strength to hold back on the shot and wait for a bull. Snuck in to 40 yards and watched it graze and by the time I decided to shoot the cow, it had grazed out to 70 yards. 150 yd recovery. 1.25 miles one way from the car, 10.1 miles as the crow flies from the elk to my freezer. Sorry I am not in the picture, need to get something like mulepower sells to hold my camera.

From: alhase
15-Sep-15

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alhase's embedded Photo
My first archery elk!

From: Norseman
16-Sep-15

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Norseman's embedded Photo
Roseau, mn area. Rifle kill I'm assuming. Great genetics in Minnesota. Wish they would let the hear grow.

And for those few....in advance, settle down.

From: Teeton
16-Sep-15
Norseman,, You Didn't??? :)

From: Norseman
16-Sep-15
any of you see the pic of the big San Carlos bull. 447 i think

From: Teeton
16-Sep-15

Teeton's Link
Here's a link to a San Carlos 447 bull downed in 2013.. Is there another one for this year?

http://my.kingscamo.com/2013/giant-archery-elk-447-gross-bull-2013-casey-brooks/

From: Norseman
16-Sep-15
yep that's it.

there goes my credibility! ;lol

16-Sep-15
Congrads Carcus on a Beautiful Manitoba Bull, no easy task by any means and certainly not your first but one of your most Beautiful Bulls.

.....Rosemary

16-Sep-15
Congrats guys, some beautiful animals!

From: ROUGHCOUNTRY
16-Sep-15

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ROUGHCOUNTRY's embedded Photo
September 11th in Montana........last day of the hunt heart shot

From: Saxton
16-Sep-15

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Saxton's embedded Photo
First elk hunt, DIY, Colorado

I was in the treeline behinde me. After checking out my decoy she passed in front at 60 yds. I double lunged her and watched her go down.

I flung many arrow at 60 yds over the summer in preparation for such a shot.

From: Matte
16-Sep-15
That cow is going to eat great. Cook your first steak over a smokey wood fire of some sort as it will bring the flavor out.

From: willliamtell
16-Sep-15
That's a lot of killin of what will be great grillin. Congrats to all those successful in harvesting and those who made it out there period.

From: drycreek
16-Sep-15
Congrats to everyone so far ! I really enjoy seeing your success !

From: dave kaden
16-Sep-15

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dave kaden's embedded Photo
Here is a wilderness DIY hunt result. Not many bulls and had to move and cover a lot of country. Finally called one in close. I was packing in alone with my horses.This is archery bull number 20 all DIY.,He is not one of my biggest but very a special bull from a New mexico Gila adventure.Thanks to some other NM bowhunters I met in woods, who shared their intel on access and conditions to the back country.

From: Norseman
16-Sep-15
Unique bull. Congrats. Some day I'll be back there. A very special place.

From: SeptInMT
16-Sep-15

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September 14th, public land, Montana.

From: arctichill
17-Sep-15
Congrats Dave!! Very special bull for sure. You are a class act my friend!

From: Backcountry
17-Sep-15

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Backcountry's embedded Photo
9/14 in Montana

From: OFFHNTN
17-Sep-15
Congrats eveyone! Great bulls!

Backcountry - Also, great picture!

From: bowbender77
17-Sep-15

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bowbender77's embedded Photo
Sept. 16, Arizona

From: Trophy8
17-Sep-15
Congrats to everyone who has gotten there elk! Some real nice bulls have been taken.

From: Basinboy
17-Sep-15
Congrats to everyone! Great footage Pat! Congrats

17-Sep-15

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Bowbender Mont.'s embedded Photo
Montana Sept.17th. My tracking skills were put to the test on this one!

From: SOMI
18-Sep-15

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SOMI's embedded Photo
Oregon 25 yards

From: Barty1970
18-Sep-15

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Perfect shot Pat; never mind two inches. I'm with Wes on this Pat...nothing worse than paralysis through analysis

WHEN [not IF] I find myself in the same situation I'd 'rather have half a loaf than NO loaf', which is why I practice with intent on lifesize elk vitals out to 60 yards...[don't worry, Buddy the Spotter Dog was safely at my side working the Swaro's when I took the shot]

From: elkocd
18-Sep-15

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Here are 2 of the 3 my dad and I took.

His Utah bull

From: elkocd
18-Sep-15

From: elkocd
18-Sep-15

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elkocd's embedded Photo
My Oregon bull 3 days later.

From: elkstabber
18-Sep-15

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September 9th in New Mexico. Bugled in at 2pm. 20 yard shot with a Black Widow, 150 yd recovery. First frontal shot - you bet I'll do it again.

From: wvbownut
18-Sep-15

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First elk on September 10 in Colorado. frontal shot at 14 yards, 200 yard recovery.

From: muley505
18-Sep-15

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I was blessed with a decent DIY NM bull this year. 6 days of frustrating hunting, 35-yard shot, 60-yard recovery. VPA went clear through him and stuck in a tree, and it still spins true. Maybe I'll shoot next year's bull with it.

Awesome posts everyone! Looks like it's been a good year so far. Thanks for sharing.

From: bowman13
18-Sep-15

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Oregon Bull, Sat within 50 yards of him bedded for 2.5 hours the third day of season. He finally got up but never gave me a shot. Caught up with him the next morning, September 1, and beat him to his bedding area.

From: bowman13
18-Sep-15

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Another view....

From: Bigfeet14
19-Sep-15

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Bigfeet14's embedded Photo
My first archery elk on the first evening hunt. CO OTC. Was prepared to shoot anything legal, so it was nice surprise to have this guy come in bugling!

19-Sep-15
Lots of folks hunting in CO this year it seems.

From: Bill in MI
19-Sep-15

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Bill in MI's MOBILE embedded Photo

The jinks is gone! AZ opening afternoon. Just under 12 hours on the stand before he came in to a water hole.

From: Bill in MI
19-Sep-15

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Bill in MI's MOBILE embedded Photo

Side view. I'm still on cloud nine.

19-Sep-15
Here's the cow I shot on the second day of the season. What's left of her anyway. The camera I had with me was a cruddy little 35mm so I have to get the pics developed (very quaint). If any of the pictures I took in the field are decent I'll post 'em up. :)

From: Ermine
19-Sep-15

From: SteveB
19-Sep-15
Man those are some dandy bulls!

From: Barty1970
19-Sep-15
Wvbownut...you killed your bull on my birthday!!

The next best thing to hunting on your own birthday...is someone else being successful on your birthday!!

From: deerslayer
19-Sep-15
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed, there are some great bulls falling this year. Man, good job guys, keep up the great work!

From: Shaft
19-Sep-15
Great looking Bull, Bill in MI. Congrats!

From: Well-Strung
19-Sep-15
Ermine another amazing bull! Congrats buddy he is a beast.

From: Trophy8
20-Sep-15
Way to go Bill...Congrats!!

From: Bill in MI
20-Sep-15
Thx guys and congrats to all the successful! Lots of bone in this thread.

From: Sam S
20-Sep-15
Congrats Wvbownut wheres my elk steaks?

20-Sep-15

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Sage of the Sage2's embedded Photo
Alright, I'm very confused. Yesterday I tried to post a picture of a bunch of meat in a fridge, now I'm checking it and the picture with my post is that of a longbow. It isn't even my longbow. I have no idea how that happened. Anyway, here's the picture I tried to post yesterday.

From: LUNG$HOT
20-Sep-15

From: EJG
20-Sep-15

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EJG's MOBILE embedded Photo

First Solo DIY hunt in LE unit in CO. 30 yard shot 60 yd recovery. My first bull.

From: sk hoyt
20-Sep-15

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AZ bull on Sept 14th pm hunt with Ward's Outfitters. Cow called into 38 yard -quartering to shot.

From: cubdrvr
20-Sep-15

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Story on leather wall titled Finally killed a bull

From: W8N4RUT
20-Sep-15

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9/16 Arizona with Wards Outfitters. What a great hunt!

Scott

20-Sep-15

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My first bull. As you can see, a horrible shot, but it ended in a surprisingly short track job, about 70 yards or so. Wyoming

From: BUCKSNBULLS
20-Sep-15

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BUCKSNBULLS's embedded Photo
1 mile and 2 grizz later I found my bull

From: recon12
21-Sep-15

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recon12's embedded Photo
Greenhorn DIY with Bro-in-law. Arizona 9/17, what a hunt. We're officially hooked. He called him right into my lap at 30 yds. Smoked him and went 100 yards and piled up. I have a feeling this hunt just changed the future of my September days for years to come.

From: Gene
21-Sep-15
Recon 12 - You got that right!!!

21-Sep-15

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Manitoba Bohuntr's embedded Photo
6 yard frontal

21-Sep-15

From: 320 bull
22-Sep-15

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320 bull's embedded Photo
Wyoming public land, general tag. 15 yard frontal 75 yard recovery

From: SJJ
22-Sep-15
Manitoba...that is friggin outstanding! Absolutely love the Recurve and the dark coloration all over that Bull...

From: VelvetAntler
22-Sep-15

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VelvetAntler's embedded Photo
5X5 Colorado Public Land, 30 yard broadside 75 yard recovery

From: Wild Bill
22-Sep-15

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Wild Bill's embedded Photo
Congrats everyone! Here is mine. CO OTC wilderness backpack hunt.

From: Wild Bill
22-Sep-15

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Wild Bill's embedded Photo
Last load.

From: Reflex
22-Sep-15
Wow!!!, some great bulls dropping. Congrats everyone.

From: Trophy8
22-Sep-15
Great bull Ryan! Congrats!

From: Ridge Ghost
22-Sep-15

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Ridge Ghost's embedded Photo
Montana cow shot on 9/20

From: pav
22-Sep-15

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pav's embedded Photo
Tuesday 9/15 - Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming

40 yard pass through, 15 yard recovery

From: Royboy
23-Sep-15

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Royboy's embedded Photo
DIY Wyoming wilderness (friend as designated guide)

From: Royboy
23-Sep-15

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Royboy's embedded Photo
Another pic

From: Royboy
23-Sep-15

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Royboy's embedded Photo
Another

From: Gene
23-Sep-15
Royboy - Congrats, I like your first photo. Where was it taken?

From: kylet
23-Sep-15

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kylet's embedded Photo
Montana general tag public land

From: Dgogert
23-Sep-15

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Dgogert's embedded Photo
Well I already posted mine in another thread, but as a new member I did not realize you had this one so here he is. Idaho public land diy. Spot and stalk in open country.

From: Bowfreak
23-Sep-15
Congrats to all of you successful hunters. Great animals!

From: 808bowhunter
23-Sep-15

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808bowhunter's embedded Photo
WY general. Had a tough hunt with quiet bulls and warm weather. Then miserable weather for 4 days. Lots of drying boots by fires. First year I was holding out for a big one. Passed a rag at 24yards on day 3 then missed a 320 or so bull on day 5. Got this guy on day 10, our last day, with 30 minutes of light left in our hunt. He was a satellite of a big guy but my brother called him right into my lap and I got a 25 yard shot. We were ready to throw in the towel before this last evening hunt but the persistence paid off.

23-Sep-15

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Shoots-Straight's embedded Photo
Here's my 2015 7 x 8 point, Montana bull.

From: BLOCKIE
23-Sep-15

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BLOCKIE's embedded Photo
9/13 Idaho 6x5 bull. First morning out and I was in the bulls. Focused in on a low raspy sounding bull and ended up having 5 bulls around me. This one came in first and I am not picky so I took the 29 yard shot. 15 minutes later the big boy came in and stood 23 yards away. Shot him also except it was with my video camera. Awesome morning.

From: spike buck
23-Sep-15
Conrats Dave!! Nice Bull.

From: Hellrazor
24-Sep-15
Nice pics of Bulls and cows. Wish I was hauling the meat out as well.

From: Twinetickler
24-Sep-15

From: Twinetickler
24-Sep-15

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Twinetickler's embedded Photo
Tack another up for CO, finally got one day of a cool down on Tuesday the 22nd and it caused the rut to frenzy! My Dad and I got into a canyon that had 12 different bulls screaming at each other. I was able to sneak in on two bulls that were fighting, glunking, screaming, and chasing each other around. This bull charged in wanting a piece of the fight and I was able to drill him at 30 yards! Another awesome hunt and adventure shared with my best buddy I could ever have in my Dad!

From: Twinetickler
24-Sep-15

From: SS75
24-Sep-15

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SS75's embedded Photo
9-20-2015

From: hunter
24-Sep-15

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hunter's embedded Photo
First Alberta Bull Sept.12/15 was a great time and a great bull.

From: Bowboy
24-Sep-15

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Bowboy's embedded Photo
Wyoming 6x7 taken 15th of September at 38 yds, 35yd recovery.

Congrats to all the successful hunters. Some nice animals have been taken.

From: Bowboy
24-Sep-15

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Bowboy's embedded Photo
Here's a better side view of the 7th point.

From: TurkeyTed
24-Sep-15

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TurkeyTed's embedded Photo
first NM bow bull 16 yard frontal 50 yard recovery, NAP Hellrazor did a hell of a job

From: huntnmuleys
25-Sep-15
wy general tag public land. my first wilderness/solo backpacking jobbie....

From: huntnmuleys
25-Sep-15

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huntnmuleys's embedded Photo
pic didn't attach...

25-Sep-15

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nogutsnostory's embedded Photo
Idaho DIY 9/18, day 9 the bull came to cow calling 35 yard shot.

25-Sep-15

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Vernon Edeler's embedded Photo
Another nice Wyoming bull taken.

From: Toothpick
25-Sep-15

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Toothpick's embedded Photo
First elk hunt, shot on the morning of the 19th in SW CO. Not a very big bull to many, but he's huge to me.

From: otcWill
26-Sep-15
Congrats to all the successful hunters! Some great bulls

From: otcWill
26-Sep-15

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otcWill's embedded Photo
9/22/15 CO, OTC

From: huntmaster
26-Sep-15

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huntmaster's embedded Photo
Finally get the monkey off my back! 1st bull

From: wam
26-Sep-15

From: bullelk
26-Sep-15

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bullelk's embedded Photo
Not much of a picture but after getting nailed by the grizzly on the second day of season I thought I was done. I was able to draw my bow again about a week ago, and I shot a cow this morning, on my final day to hunt. Congratulations to all the successful hunters.

From: elkmtngear
26-Sep-15
Way to recover, Mike...Congrats!

Best of Luck, Jeff

26-Sep-15

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Sage of the Sage2's embedded Photo
Here are a couple of pics of the cow I got the second day of the season in MT.

26-Sep-15

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Side view.

26-Sep-15

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Sage of the Sage2's embedded Photo
Here's a bad attempt at a selfie. :)

From: CBennett
26-Sep-15

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Sept. 14 OTC Colo. 30 yard shot with a spike standing within ten feet of me. Can't wait for next year. Congrats to everyone and thanks for sharing.

From: Coues HNTR
26-Sep-15

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Coues HNTR's embedded Photo
10 yard shot 40 yard recovery Sept 19 New Mexico.

From: spookinelk
26-Sep-15

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spookinelk's embedded Photo
Sept 25, 15 yards, 40 yard recovery

From: BruinPoint
26-Sep-15

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BruinPoint's embedded Photo
Wyoming

From: Hobbes
27-Sep-15

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Hobbes's embedded Photo
Montana

From: woodguy65
27-Sep-15

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My first elk - Colorado, 24 yard broadside (steep angle above me) 70 yard recovery.

From: techshooter
27-Sep-15

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From: Archer Ramon
27-Sep-15

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Archer Ramon's embedded Photo
15 yd shot...50 yd pile up.

28-Sep-15

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kentuckbowhnter's embedded Photo
Colorado OTC, man was it hot and quiet with very little bugling. Managed to get a couple bulls to work the eve of the 25th. This one came in and gave me a 21 yard shot.

From: tcosmic
28-Sep-15
Congrats to all who scored . Some great pic too.

28-Sep-15

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huntabsarokee's embedded Photo
1st bull on 5th attempt, this year in Wyoming, on public land DIY. Shot him while still hunting on a wet and windy day.

From: Jethro
28-Sep-15

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Jethro's embedded Photo
My first ever elk wrapped up a 2 for 2 hunt for me and Jason(Huntabsarokee). 9/20 WY, Jason called this guy in to less than 20 yards twice before I could get a clear shot. After a staring match at 15 yards he turned to walk away. Jason gave him the "YEEOH" and stopped him in place as I came to full draw. Was able to make a good shot on him.

From: Smtn10PT
28-Sep-15

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Montana

From: KHunter
28-Sep-15

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KHunter's embedded Photo
Elk were rutting hard last weekend in Colo. Arrowed this one twice at 20 yards within 10 seconds and he flipped over dead. Scrappy little raghorn broken beam on one side and busted points on the other.

This is how he fell.

Spent most of my hunting time on 3rd Colo archery moose hunt (successful) so thrilled with any bull on last weekend. There were at least 5 bigger bulls in the mix at close range but happily took the first to step into view and bow range to my calling.

Drew my bow on 4 different bulls in easy bow range the previous day and could not quite get the shot I wanted. Fun!!!

From: elkmtngear
28-Sep-15
Lots of first elk taken this Season on the meatpole...very cool!

From: Chukar
28-Sep-15

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Chukar's embedded Photo
Idaho 9/24/2015

From: Shiras
28-Sep-15
Great bull Chukar! And great job on getting back out after it Mike! That is by far the most impressive elk of any on the board if you ask me.

From: gil_wy
28-Sep-15

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Took this great guy up and got his first bull! I think he had a lot of fun until the 4 mile pack out! This WY bull is one of the oldest elk I've ever seen... 18"+ G1-G3 but the backs of a raghorn. The photo doesn't do it justice but he has one of the biggest heads I've ever seen!

Best exchange of the hunt...

"Paul, he's just under 50 yards... get ready."

"No way he's closer than that!"

"No, Paul, he's just really big..."

Lol.... whitetail hunters!

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15
Our Idaho elk hunt was over pretty quick this year, getting eight elk between Aug. 30 and Sept. 10.

I'll post the pictures of the usual suspects.

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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This last one is mine.

BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE!!!

After we were done, I went over to where my son and a couple of his friends were hunting. My son, Tiege, killed a cow before I got there, but they didn't take a still picture but it's on film.

Clay Hayes, who makes the movies, like "Untamed", got a nice bull and Tiege filmed him shooting it.

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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Packing it out.

Clay used an osage snaky self bow he built.

AND YES, THERE'S STILL MORE!!!

Two of us in camp had moose tags this year. Mine was in the same area we hunt elk in so I got to do a combo hunt. Todd's was in a different zone, so he had to wait.

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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MarkU's embedded Photo

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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But not for long.

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15
I know, they're not elk, but I got mine in elk camp.

And if you're wondering why I would shoot a small bull with a once in a lifetime Idaho tag, it's because I have pretty much zero interest in antler size anymore and I hate having to grind it all up to chew it and there was this great packing out solution.

From: MarkU
28-Sep-15

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MarkU's embedded Photo
As you can see, we are a little heavy on longbows. Consequently, as opposed to some guys in Idaho who think you need to shoot long range out west, the longest shot of the twelve animals was my moose at 30 yards. And that was a double lung pass through and I never did find my arrow in the tall grass.

Mark

From: arctichill
29-Sep-15
What a year Mark! Very impressive. That's the most meat I've ever seen in a single camp...with traditional gear no less. Unbelievable. Very cool!

From: Junior
29-Sep-15
Holly Cow...I mean Bull! Awesome!

From: GOAT
29-Sep-15

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CO 9/23

29-Sep-15
MarkU.....WOW...very impressive season for you and your stick flinging buddies. Thanks!

From: NM bowman
29-Sep-15

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OTC Colorado 9/20

From: Cazador
29-Sep-15
NM,

Damn, I see you hit that bull in the elbow and managed to kill him. Jesus!

Good job.

From: 6pointbull
30-Sep-15

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Montana 9/17 DYI public land 52 wide, 53 main beams, scores 351

From: billygoat
30-Sep-15

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I've worked long and hard to finally post to this thread. My first archery bull, and all it took was moving from WI and buying a couple horses to crack the code. Seems a lot of guys get it done easier than that, but anyway, here he is.

From: billygoat
30-Sep-15

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These guys added a little work to the hunt, but were well worth it as they did some hard work and hauled in some extra camp comforts we would not have enjoyed without them.

From: THEBUGLER
30-Sep-15

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My 2015 Idaho bull

From: NoWiser
30-Sep-15

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Dad and I with his New Mexico bull. It was his first ever elk and first ever animal taken with a bow. He came to a wallow at 1:30 on opening day, September 1st, and we were there waiting for him. What a memory!

From: Sage Buffalo
30-Sep-15
BULLELK: What do you meant getting hit by a Grizzly???

Anyone know that story?

Nice job everyone. One thing I loves is I don't think there is a score on any of the pics. Nothing wrong with that but just that was pretty cool.

From: GRBowman
30-Sep-15

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My son's 2015 Oregon Bull

From: GRBowman
30-Sep-15

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GRBowman's embedded Photo
My 2015 Oregon Bull

From: midwest
30-Sep-15
Nice work, father/son!

From: bullelk
30-Sep-15
Sage, I got attacked by a sow grizzly on August 31st, the second day of our archery eason. She put a pretty nasty bite on my bow arm. There is another post on here about it, so I don't hijack this thread.

01-Oct-15

From: trkyslr
01-Oct-15

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Co otc diy

01-Oct-15

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CO OTC DIY WTF OMG

From: fattire
01-Oct-15

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Colorado Public Land DIY September 23rd

From: fattire
01-Oct-15

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Got Fronts?

21 3/4"

From: mountainman
01-Oct-15

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My Alberta elk from Sept 25. I have a friend that hunter hosted me. We were into elk almost everyday. We hiked 130 miles in the 14 days we hunted until I got him on the ground. 35 yard shot. 300 yard recovery(he ran full speed until he crashed).

70lb elite energy 35. 28 in draw. 125 gr. slick trick magnums. 450 gr. total arrow weight.

From: greg simon
01-Oct-15

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My brother and I went two for two in Wyoming. Public land, first archery elk for both of us. Yes, my brother is the one on the left!

From: Mt. man
01-Oct-15

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Idaho Public land OTC solo hunt. 9/23/15

From: elkcrzy1
01-Oct-15

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AZ, 60 yrds, spot n stalk, quartering away, clean pass through, 30 yrd recovery

From: Matt D
01-Oct-15

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Colorado. This herd bull was in a foul mood and running other bulls off. A perfect stalk, an aggressive bugle and one arrow created some new available "ladies" on the mountain. Awesome season spent with my daughter. This bull was for her, but our difference in kneeling height eliminated a shot opportunity for her even though she was right next to me.....

From: super45
01-Oct-15
congratulations to all this year, some really great bulls . any elk with a bow is special. Only 361 days till the CO archery opener.

01-Oct-15
i think its 331, but everyones counting!!!!

From: willliamtell
03-Oct-15
Ramon gets the award for most stoked photo. I'm sure others were just as excited, but maybe they were exhausted by the time of the kill/photo, or they were thinking about the pack out.

Might get my crack in Mt. in November if my shoulder rehabs quickly.

From: T.O.
03-Oct-15

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First elk with a bow Wyoming

From: T.O.
03-Oct-15

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First elk with a bow Wyoming

From: AndyJ
03-Oct-15
"This bull was for her, but our difference in kneeling height eliminated a shot opportunity for her"

Matt D-You don't have to explain it to us. Way to pull a Costanza ;) Awesome bull!

From: Kolbeck
03-Oct-15

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Black Hills, SD 2015.

From: Ron Niziolek
04-Oct-15

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Congrats on all the great elk. Here's a Montana bull taken on September 17th.

From: Ron Niziolek
04-Oct-15

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My Wyoming bull (on the left) taken on September 28th. The other bull I called in for a friend the next morning.

From: tobinsghost
06-Oct-15

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Got my horns back already! Check out the funky pedestal on this one. Had know idea when i shot him but it looks pretty cool.

From: tobinsghost
06-Oct-15

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From: cmbbulldog
07-Oct-15
Congrats to all!

From: bigbulls6
09-Oct-15
Congrats to all great ELk on here!! Cool to see the traditional kills on here as well!! One family # bowhunters!!

From: Bonecracker
09-Oct-15

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Montana Public Land bull 9/24/15!

From: Bonecracker
09-Oct-15

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From: Twinetickler
17-Oct-15

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Was able to get out for a couple days here in Utah and got lucky on the extended hunt this morning!

From: ELKMAN
17-Oct-15

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As always public land, DIY, OTC...

From: Savora
18-Oct-15
Great job fellas. Love the photos.

From: fishspy
19-Oct-15

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New Mexico 9/23 15 yards heart shot, went down in twenty yards

From: fishspy
19-Oct-15

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New Mexico 9/23 15 yards heart shot, went down in twenty yards

From: fishspy
19-Oct-15

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From: montanaelk31
19-Oct-15

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Second to last day of archery season and finally got it done. Located and cut him off on a game trail. 13 yards quartering to. Tucked the arrow right in front of the near shoulder and it came out behind the offside shoulder. Went 80 yards. At close range, I'd take the shot again. Montana

From: KyleSS
27-Oct-15

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Sunday Oct 25 2015 50 yard shot; 75 yard recovery, private land OTC tag. Very old bull, ivories were wore right down to the gums and his front teeth were cracked and broken. 346" green

From: Nesser
16-Nov-15

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Late season Arizona this weekend. Feel so incredibly lucky to have an opportunity at a bull like this.

16-Nov-15
Wow, grats on that bull Nesser. You really pulled something off killing that bull in the late season.

From: ROW-BEAR
18-Nov-15

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My biggest bull to date. Taken in the last week of Montana's archery season.

From: Nesser
18-Nov-15
Thanks idyllwild....I'm feeling pretty blessed. I am for sure sold on the late hunt...just a great time of year to stalk lone big bulls

From: Stalker
20-Nov-15

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Stalker's embedded Photo
My Oregon Bull 7 x 7 32 yd shot 40 yd recovery

From: HuntFreak
21-Nov-15

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First year archery hunting and I was lucky enough to put my tag on this monster. Just had him officially scored for pope and young record books He ended up with a gross of 372 7/8 and a net score of 352 even. Colorado unit 11 OTC tag Diy

From: midwest
21-Nov-15
Good Lord, congrats HuntFreak!

From: HuntFreak
21-Nov-15

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Thanks!, he had a lot of mass that is hard to see in the pics. 63" and 65" main beam lengths Here is another angle

From: HuntFreak
21-Nov-15

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From: JohnMC
20-May-20
Some nice critters!

20-May-20
Did it take you 5 1/2 years to get thru that thread?

From: Happy Jack
14-Jun-20
LOL!!

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