Summit Treestands
Whale tails
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
rattles33 05-Jun-18
rattles33 05-Jun-18
rattles33 05-Jun-18
caribou77 05-Jun-18
altitude sick 05-Jun-18
Brotsky 05-Jun-18
rattles33 05-Jun-18
MathewsMan 05-Jun-18
HUNT MAN 05-Jun-18
Brotsky 05-Jun-18
Treeline 05-Jun-18
Kurt 05-Jun-18
midwest 05-Jun-18
Bowboy 05-Jun-18
rattles33 05-Jun-18
t-roy 05-Jun-18
buzz mc 05-Jun-18
SBH 05-Jun-18
Paul@thefort 05-Jun-18
Dyjack 06-Jun-18
BULELK1 06-Jun-18
BC 06-Jun-18
rattles33 06-Jun-18
BC 06-Jun-18
12yards 06-Jun-18
Mark Watkins 06-Jun-18
OFFHNTN 06-Jun-18
Bob H in NH 06-Jun-18
sticksender 06-Jun-18
rattles33 06-Jun-18
Yellowjacket 06-Jun-18
Grunt-N-Gobble 06-Jun-18
From: rattles33
05-Jun-18

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The taxi just dropped off my fall’17 Wyoming bull. Feel guilty posting given some of the tragedy others are dealing with, but thought it might brighten the mood, I know it does mine. He was referred to as “whale tails” by the outfitter as his whale points were so recognizable.

From: rattles33
05-Jun-18

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From: rattles33
05-Jun-18

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From: caribou77
05-Jun-18
Looks Great!

05-Jun-18
Great looking mount.

From: Brotsky
05-Jun-18
Beautiful mount and a beautiful bull! Congrats!!

It might just be the angle of your pictures but the positioning doesn't seem to do his moniker justice as we can't fully appreciate those awesome whale tails in either shot.

From: rattles33
05-Jun-18

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Before pic.

From: MathewsMan
05-Jun-18
Great Mount. Always exciting to get them home.

From: HUNT MAN
05-Jun-18
Looks very nice

From: Brotsky
05-Jun-18
There we go! Awesome back scratchers on that old boy!

From: Treeline
05-Jun-18
Beautiful bull! Congratulations!

From: Kurt
05-Jun-18
Super long main beams (57"???)!!! What a dandy and great mount too!

From: midwest
05-Jun-18
Very nice work!

From: Bowboy
05-Jun-18
Very nice congrats!

From: rattles33
05-Jun-18
Thx guys. SCI was 345 2/8 th if I remember. One beam was 61” and the other just over if I remember correctly. Weak fronts kept it from scoring better, but I don’t care one bit.

From: t-roy
05-Jun-18
Beautiful mount. Congrats!

From: buzz mc
05-Jun-18
That's a great mount! Thanks for sharing.

From: SBH
05-Jun-18
Great bull. Congrats!

From: Paul@thefort
05-Jun-18
nice work, both hunt and mount.

From: Dyjack
06-Jun-18
Beautiful

From: BULELK1
06-Jun-18
WOW!

Great mount and bull

Congrats

#LovinLife

Robb

From: BC
06-Jun-18

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Jim, hope you don't mind me showing the boys how big Whaletails really was. That's not photo shopped either! Great hunt man and great sharing a camp with you.

From: rattles33
06-Jun-18
Thanks Brian, hope we get a chance to do it again. Did you got a fall trip out west planned? I’m foregoing a western trip this year, but plan on being able to do something in ‘19.

From: BC
06-Jun-18
Maybe OTC in CO. If not, 19 also. Good luck this season buddy.

From: 12yards
06-Jun-18
Unreal!

From: Mark Watkins
06-Jun-18
Congrats on a great bull...and mount!

Mark

From: OFFHNTN
06-Jun-18
Great bull and mount! Congrats!

From: Bob H in NH
06-Jun-18
Was that on their TTT lease?

From: sticksender
06-Jun-18
Great Bull.

Any details to share about your bow hunt?

From: rattles33
06-Jun-18
Bob--yes on TTT. Sticksender--Third time hunting that ranch, but first time since passing of Craig Smith [I think I did an outfitter review on Triple Three]. I drew a special tag [special means specially expensive] with 5 or 6 points. I'm not much of a story teller or a prolific elk hunter like some on bowsite--but suffice it to say that rutting bulls were turned on that week [sept--17th]. I've hunted antelope, mulie, and cow elk on same property so knew there were some great bulls on the ranch. Saw bulls each day, but things just didn't come together--either too far or the wind would betray. Day 4, late afternoon, he was silhouetted against the setting sun and we watched him slowly make his way down to a wallow which was between he and us. Wind was good and after he trashed in the mud for 10 minutes he gave me a broadside shot at 55. After the hit, which was a good one, as blood could be seen pouring out, figured he'd tip over within a minute. He had other plans as we watched him for another 30 minutes bed, get up, bed...and repeat. With darkness closing in, my guide felt we should try an get another arrow in him while we could still see. A quick 400 yd. stalk later and I was within 60 yds of his bed. The lighted nock made a perfect arc and entered his heart with a thud..he never flinched. A few throws of his rack..and he laid his head down for good.

From: Yellowjacket
06-Jun-18
Good enough story. Congrats!

06-Jun-18
NICE!!!

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