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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.
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.
Great Mount. Always exciting to get them home.
There we go! Awesome back scratchers on that old boy!
Beautiful bull! Congratulations!
Super long main beams (57"???)!!! What a dandy and great mount too!
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.
Beautiful mount. Congrats!
That's a great mount! Thanks for sharing.
nice work, both hunt and mount.
Great mount and bull
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.
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.
Maybe OTC in CO. If not, 19 also. Good luck this season buddy.
Congrats on a great bull...and mount!
Great bull and mount! Congrats!
Was that on their TTT lease?
Any details to share about your bow hunt?
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.
Good enough story. Congrats!