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Dead heads
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
PoudreCanyon 27-Feb-18
swampokie 27-Feb-18
cnelk 27-Feb-18
Destroyer350 27-Feb-18
LUNG$HOT 27-Feb-18
TrapperKayak 28-Feb-18
otcWill 28-Feb-18
otcWill 28-Feb-18
Rock 28-Feb-18
ohiohunter 28-Feb-18
LaGriz 28-Feb-18
Treeline 28-Feb-18
Cheesehead Mike 28-Feb-18
Cheesehead Mike 28-Feb-18
Cheesehead Mike 28-Feb-18
Cheesehead Mike 28-Feb-18
Cheesehead Mike 28-Feb-18
Destroyer350 28-Feb-18
Catscratch 28-Feb-18
Blakes 28-Feb-18
TrapperKayak 28-Feb-18
Bowriter 01-Mar-18
Coyote 65 01-Mar-18
squirrel 01-Mar-18
Darrell 01-Mar-18
smarba 01-Mar-18
Darrell 01-Mar-18
Blakes 01-Mar-18
Charlie Rehor 01-Mar-18
sheds 01-Mar-18
sheds 01-Mar-18
HULLHEAVER 01-Mar-18
WapitiKiller16 01-Mar-18
Timbrhuntr 01-Mar-18
NYBOB 02-Mar-18
Z Barebow 02-Mar-18
Z Barebow 02-Mar-18
yooper89 02-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 02-Mar-18
Well-Strung 02-Mar-18
IdyllwildArcher 02-Mar-18
Shawn 02-Mar-18
KC9 02-Mar-18
KC9 02-Mar-18
Stekewood 02-Mar-18
Ckapp22 12-Mar-18
standswittaknife 12-Mar-18
Z Barebow 13-Mar-18
From: PoudreCanyon
27-Feb-18

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Found this fellow in a pretty heavily hunted OTC unit in Colorado while scouting in the summer of 2015. Interesting thing was, he was in the middle of a dry ponderosa pine flat at least a mile from decent habitat. I believe he was shot and lost the fall before. Anyway, post up your pics and a story to go along with them. Only 6 months until elk season:) Poudre

From: swampokie
27-Feb-18
I want to go to one of the “lightly” hunted otc units!

From: cnelk
27-Feb-18
Mtn lion kill

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From: Destroyer350
27-Feb-18

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I have found a few the past couple years. Always makes you wonder how they died.

From: LUNG$HOT
27-Feb-18
“Always makes you wonder how they died“

Oh c’mon get real! We all know most of them were injured with a Rage and ran for miles before they finally died only to be found the next year or two later! ;-)

From: TrapperKayak
28-Feb-18

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Blacktail, Mt. Lion kill. Had to leave it, which killed ME.

From: otcWill
28-Feb-18

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I've found some giants. This is the best. 2 pt unit 7x7.

From: otcWill
28-Feb-18

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Big 5 with mega brows. Same unit

From: Rock
28-Feb-18
Found a rag horn 4x4 one years that had part of an arrow in the bone pile. Another area just below timberline I found a good 6x6 (310") but could not tell what killed it.

From: ohiohunter
28-Feb-18
Found a beauty of a 6x6 laying on a shwacker tipped arrow. Found a few others but the most notable were a bull and a cow in 2 different spots. The bull had dropped and had nubs growing, seemed like a younger bull, not a scratch. I called DNR about CWD, but they said the kill needed to be pretty fresh to test. The cow I found had a decent sized hole near her heart, and looked kind of fresh but no blood. Only possible explanation would've been late season depredation cow hunt, but I still don't think the dates were right. None were covered up like a cat kill.

From: LaGriz
28-Feb-18

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2013,

1st day find on a early September bow hunt I found this 6X6 Dead Head. Could not tell how the bull died. I found on front leg 30 feet to the side on a trail. The rest of the bull was in waist high cover. No brain matter remained in the scull, as the insects had done there work. Regards LaGriz

From: Treeline
28-Feb-18

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This one was back in some really nasty thick blowdown timber about 100 yards in from a long sage meadow. Thinking he was shot in rifle season and lost.

28-Feb-18

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Here's a big one from the WY Bighorns.

28-Feb-18

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Colorado

28-Feb-18

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Colorado

28-Feb-18

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Colorado

28-Feb-18

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This one was really fresh...

From: Destroyer350
28-Feb-18
Lol Lung$hot

From: Catscratch
28-Feb-18
I sooooo much would like to have a big old elk rack! It's so cool that you guys have found those.

From: Blakes
28-Feb-18

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Wyoming

From: TrapperKayak
28-Feb-18
Jason, all you gotta do is go there to elk country, you will find one eventually. I have found dozens over the years - poached ones with horns cut off, cat killed ones, hunter lost ones, winter kills mostly. I found 14 dead bulls north of Gardiner one frigid winter, but someone had found them first and cut off all the horns. They made a haul lemme tell ya. I myself found a dozen or so in separate spots one winter in the same area. Look for where they winter and get there first. Make sure of legality of taking skulls, and for transporting them across state lines. Some states prohibit transport due to cwd.

From: Bowriter
01-Mar-18

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Not elk but a neat find. Found this buffalo skull in the valley bear Steamboat Springs.

From: Coyote 65
01-Mar-18
Was bear hunting in Idaho, and found an aluminum arrow with what looked like a sheet metal broad head, just slightly curled at the tip. While still carrying the arrow about an hour later came upon a skeleton of a doe probably been there 2-3 years as the bones were cracked and starting to fall apart. She had fallen right on the edge of logging road, so being the wise A that I am I stuck the arrow thru a crack in the scapula and left it there standing proud in the Idaho sun. I can just imagine the stories when that is found the next time.

Terry

From: squirrel
01-Mar-18

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not elk but all deadheads from over the years

From: Darrell
01-Mar-18
What is the regulation about dead finds in Colorado?

From: smarba
01-Mar-18
NM it is illegal to pick up skulls or horns: only shed antlers are legal. For skulls you need to get permission/permit from G&F officer that is supposed to accompany you to the location and assess the situation before issuing a permit, for an entirely subjective fee.

From: Darrell
01-Mar-18
Carl, yes I'm aware of the NM rule which stinks because it would be just my luck to find a nice head in one of my "secret" spots or in a pain in the rear place to get back to (often one and the same) so I would have to choose whether I wanted to waste an afternoon (If a warden would come out at the right time) or just snap some pics and let it lie. However, odds are I won't draw a NM tag this year so I'll likely be in CO. This thread clicked for me that I don't know CO's regs like I do NMs.

From: Blakes
01-Mar-18

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We found these two within 30 yards of each other.

01-Mar-18

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They die many ways!

From: sheds
01-Mar-18

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Found this while still hunting thru the timber.

From: sheds
01-Mar-18

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This one also.

From: HULLHEAVER
01-Mar-18
Colorado if you find it, you can keep it. Found a Bighorn Ram this year while hunting Ewes. Called local warden he said have at it you lucky $*b. Wanted to know where I found it but that was it.

01-Mar-18
That would make horn hunting a whole lot more interesting. Unfortunately, I understand why states like NM make it difficult but it would certainly be a bummer to find one and have to just leave it.

From: Timbrhuntr
01-Mar-18
Here I thought this was gonna be grateful dead montage lol

From: NYBOB
02-Mar-18
I thought it was a post about the old Pearson Deadheads, one of the best heads, I used it for many years, killed a few bear with Chase in NB over the years plus deer in NY

From: Z Barebow
02-Mar-18

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Wyoming 2011. Unknown how he died.

From: Z Barebow
02-Mar-18

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View from the rear. Nothing has been touched.
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View from the rear. Nothing has been touched.
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Close up view.
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Close up view.
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This one didn't kill him. Insert was rubbed. I packed him out 6 miles and did him up as a European mount. Hanging in my office. My way of respecting the bull, not the way he died.
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This one didn't kill him. Insert was rubbed. I packed him out 6 miles and did him up as a European mount. Hanging in my office. My way of respecting the bull, not the way he died.
Montana 2013. You tell me how he died.

From: yooper89
02-Mar-18
Well that settles the argument. Fixed blade only! ;-)

02-Mar-18

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2014 in the Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness. Only elk we saw in 8 days of hunting.

From: Well-Strung
02-Mar-18
Yooper.. at least the mechanical hit him in the vitals the fixed blade hit him in the antler. Cuz only Merlin himself can tune those.

02-Mar-18

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Found this caribou along with 2 other nice bulls all together where they’d obviously been quartered. The locals leave lots of antlers laying where they butcher the animals.

From: Shawn
02-Mar-18

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This 2.5 year old 8pt. had a crossgun bolt laying by him. Sad thing is no crossguns allowed in bow only areas in NY. Coyotes had cleaned him up pretty good! Shawn

From: KC9
02-Mar-18

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Found in the Platte river
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Found in the Platte river

From: KC9
02-Mar-18

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Wolf kill... We found this on a bear hunt in May in Idaho. It was on a 4 wheeler road that we walk in on for bear, it is locked after the hunting season and doesn't open till June. 2 cow elk carcasses were laying right beside it.

From: Stekewood
02-Mar-18

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More Deadheads than I could count July 7, 1989 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. :-)

From: Ckapp22
12-Mar-18
Truckie....you have any comment on CO deadheads haha? We never got to hear the conclusion of your Scott Limmer deadhead story although I think we all know how it ended.

12-Mar-18
Well played steke....

From: Z Barebow
13-Mar-18
What do you get when you have a Grateful Dead without marijuana?

A bunch of people muttering “Where is this shitty music coming from?”

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