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First and last elk pic challenge
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Contributors to this thread:
HUNT MAN 07-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 07-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 07-Feb-19
lewis 07-Feb-19
elkmtngear 07-Feb-19
Bake 07-Feb-19
Bake 07-Feb-19
SlipShot 07-Feb-19
Jaquomo 07-Feb-19
wyobullshooter 07-Feb-19
wyobullshooter 07-Feb-19
Treeline 07-Feb-19
YZF-88 07-Feb-19
BigOzzie 07-Feb-19
pav 07-Feb-19
Paul@thefort 07-Feb-19
320 bull 07-Feb-19
elkmtngear 07-Feb-19
Scrappy 07-Feb-19
Scrappy 07-Feb-19
StickFlicker 07-Feb-19
Pyrannah 07-Feb-19
APauls 07-Feb-19
Bowhunter 07-Feb-19
Bowhunter 07-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 07-Feb-19
IdyllwildArcher 07-Feb-19
Cheesehead Mike 07-Feb-19
JohnMC 07-Feb-19
Ron Niziolek 07-Feb-19
altitude sick 07-Feb-19
altitude sick 07-Feb-19
BIGERN 07-Feb-19
BIGERN 07-Feb-19
Branden 07-Feb-19
Treeline 07-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 07-Feb-19
cnelk 07-Feb-19
cnelk 07-Feb-19
cnelk 07-Feb-19
jingalls 07-Feb-19
jingalls 07-Feb-19
Nick Muche 07-Feb-19
Branden 07-Feb-19
Treeline 07-Feb-19
TEmbry 07-Feb-19
midwest 08-Feb-19
Bowbender 08-Feb-19
kylet 08-Feb-19
kylet 08-Feb-19
Treeline 08-Feb-19
ELKMAN 08-Feb-19
APauls 08-Feb-19
njbuck 08-Feb-19
RIDGEMAN 08-Feb-19
RIDGEMAN 08-Feb-19
wildwilderness 10-Feb-19
nogutsnostory 11-Feb-19
nogutsnostory 11-Feb-19
stealthycat 11-Feb-19
stealthycat 11-Feb-19
bowonly 11-Feb-19
bowonly 11-Feb-19
Jaquomo 11-Feb-19
Treeline 11-Feb-19
ElkNut1 11-Feb-19
Z Barebow 11-Feb-19
Z Barebow 11-Feb-19
Lovehunt11 11-Feb-19
Stoneman 11-Feb-19
never2sharp 11-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 11-Feb-19
HUNT MAN 11-Feb-19
never2sharp 11-Feb-19
stealthycat 11-Feb-19
hardcore247 11-Feb-19
midwest 11-Feb-19
cubdrvr 12-Feb-19
cubdrvr 12-Feb-19
4FINGER 13-Feb-19
4FINGER 13-Feb-19
Twinetickler 13-Feb-19
Twinetickler 13-Feb-19
Busta'Ribs 13-Feb-19
EmbryOklahoma 13-Feb-19
elkhuntinut 14-Feb-19
elkhuntinut 14-Feb-19
codya 14-Feb-19
patience2spare 14-Feb-19
patience2spare 14-Feb-19
Robear 15-Feb-19
Robear 15-Feb-19
Treeline 15-Feb-19
jordanathome 15-Feb-19
From: HUNT MAN
07-Feb-19
Let’s see your first archery elk and your last archery elk. To see how far we have progress. It’s cold and we need some elk photos ! Hunt

From: HUNT MAN
07-Feb-19

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My first. Sept 15 2001. So happy!

From: HUNT MAN
07-Feb-19

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My last . Sept 1 2018. Doubled up on opening day.

From: lewis
07-Feb-19
Hope it is not your last great plus the story that went with it Lewis

From: elkmtngear
07-Feb-19

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First Bull- 1998...Last Bull- 2016.

The little 3 x 5 came in super aggressive...he had one cow, and wasn't about to give her up! Adrenaline was pumping, and still does, with every encounter!

From: Bake
07-Feb-19

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My first from 2009. OTC in CO, my first elk hunt. Talk about luck

Also a testament to something often heard on Bowsite. . . "Just go." I purchased nothing for this hunt for elk specific other than a cheap pack, a tag, a sleeping bag, and a bivy sack. My buddy and I shared a little stove. It was all whitetail gear. The brush shredded my cotton clothes :)

From: Bake
07-Feb-19

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My last. 2017 in the same OTC CO unit as the above.

Funny thing, I've had some great elk tags. But I keep striking out in great units, and am 3 for 4 in a CO OTC unit. Go figure . . .

From: SlipShot
07-Feb-19

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First Bull with with Archery equipment 2011. Last bull this last season

From: Jaquomo
07-Feb-19

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Not much has changed except I have shorter hair and a much nicer truck!

07-Feb-19

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Not my first, but the earliest I could find. This little guy's from 1990. Couldn't have been happier if he'd been a 350 bull...well, almost. ;-)
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Not my first, but the earliest I could find. This little guy's from 1990. Couldn't have been happier if he'd been a 350 bull...well, almost. ;-)
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This past season's bull
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This past season's bull

07-Feb-19
The hair's grayer and I no long wear face camo, but I still love chasin' these critters as much as I ever have. Only difference is, I now take the time to enjoy every second of the season rather than "I gotta kill something" being my sole focus

From: Treeline
07-Feb-19

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Two firsts - elk with a longbow in 1996 and mule deer with a recurve in 1990
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Two firsts - elk with a longbow in 1996 and mule deer with a recurve in 1990
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Last archery elk
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Last archery elk
First archery elk was OTC, public land in Colorado in 1996 with a 70# Bighorn longbow. Have the field pictures somewhere but I think they are slides.

The mule deer beside him is my first archery mule deer was on public land in Texas in 1990 with a 40# Redwing Hunter recurve.

My last archery elk was in 2017, Limited draw Colorado, public land with my homemade 60# longbow.

From: YZF-88
07-Feb-19

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2012 Utah elk
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2012 Utah elk
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2017 Idaho
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2017 Idaho

From: BigOzzie
07-Feb-19
elkmtngear

same hat both pictures? awesome.

oz

From: pav
07-Feb-19

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First....Colorado bull from day seven of my first ever trip to the Rockies back in 2002.
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First....Colorado bull from day seven of my first ever trip to the Rockies back in 2002.
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Last...Wyoming bull from 2015. First bull I saw in eight days of hunting.
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Last...Wyoming bull from 2015. First bull I saw in eight days of hunting.

From: Paul@thefort
07-Feb-19

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First elk in the Colorado Flat Tops, in 1989. Non resident from Ohio at that time.
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First elk in the Colorado Flat Tops, in 1989. Non resident from Ohio at that time.
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10 elk later, I killed this cow. So I upgraded my tablefair but not my antler size. What, you can's eat the antlers????????
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10 elk later, I killed this cow. So I upgraded my tablefair but not my antler size. What, you can's eat the antlers????????

From: 320 bull
07-Feb-19

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1990 ish
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1990 ish
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2015
320 bull's embedded Photo
2015

From: elkmtngear
07-Feb-19
"same hat both pictures"?

BigOzzie, it's truly my "Lucky Hat". Lost it on a mountain in Colorado about 15 years ago, and a buddy of mine found it the next Season. I rarely hunt without it!

From: Scrappy
07-Feb-19
Well 2018 was my first and last. So jealous of you guys that have been hunting elk forever. I hope to have a ton more years to pursue these magnificent ctitters.

From: Scrappy
07-Feb-19

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Couldn't get the pic to attach on the first try.

From: StickFlicker
07-Feb-19

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First elk with a bow (1991), and last elk with a bow, both 6 x 6's barely! I've hunted a number of units in between, and taken a few nice bulls, but both my first and last bull were taken in the same unit in AZ (and I believe are my only two bulls from that unit).

From: Pyrannah
07-Feb-19
Awesome stuff

I’ll have my first on here some day

From: APauls
07-Feb-19

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Classic elk hunting gear; cotton t-shirt, fleece jacket, cotton pants and rubber boots. First elk hunt and it ended the first legal minute of the first day of the season, ran and died side of the road.
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Classic elk hunting gear; cotton t-shirt, fleece jacket, cotton pants and rubber boots. First elk hunt and it ended the first legal minute of the first day of the season, ran and died side of the road.
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My best friend and best man was there for the first...
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My best friend and best man was there for the first...
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...and he was there for the last
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...and he was there for the last

From: Bowhunter
07-Feb-19

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1993
Bowhunter's embedded Photo
1993

From: Bowhunter
07-Feb-19

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2018
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2018

07-Feb-19
Lou, in that first photo, was there a guy behind the camera under a black blanket holding up one of those giant flashes that made a "poof" sound when it went off?

07-Feb-19

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First was in 2012, a coastal Oregon Roosevelt.
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First was in 2012, a coastal Oregon Roosevelt.
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Last was Sept 2018 in WY
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Last was Sept 2018 in WY

07-Feb-19

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1st, Colorado 1998
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1st, Colorado 1998
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Most recent, 2018 Wyoming
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Most recent, 2018 Wyoming

From: JohnMC
07-Feb-19
Some of you have gotten old between elk. I don't know where a picture is of first. But I'd guess 12-14 years between and I have not aged a bit. ;)-

From: Ron Niziolek
07-Feb-19

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Second elk from 1989. Shot a spike in 1987 but don't have a photo.
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Second elk from 1989. Shot a spike in 1987 but don't have a photo.
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2018 Wyoming bull.
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2018 Wyoming bull.

07-Feb-19

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1993 in NM
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1993 in NM

07-Feb-19

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Last bull was a rifle kill Colorado 2017. Many cows and small bulls between.
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Last bull was a rifle kill Colorado 2017. Many cows and small bulls between.

From: BIGERN
07-Feb-19

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First is really the best!
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First is really the best!
2007 Took a few tries.

From: BIGERN
07-Feb-19

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This was pretty special too. Solo
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This was pretty special too. Solo
Last one,2018

From: Branden
07-Feb-19

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Only archery bull
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Only archery bull
Here is my only archery bull. I'm not much of an elk hunter. It was 2014 or 15.

From: Treeline
07-Feb-19
Hell of a bull, Branden! Looks like you’re off to a great start!

From: HUNT MAN
07-Feb-19
Love the old photos and the new ones. Keep them coming guys ! Hunt

From: cnelk
07-Feb-19

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Not my first archery kill, I think it was my 2nd?

From: cnelk
07-Feb-19

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and my last - 2017. I like killing cows :)

From: cnelk
07-Feb-19
Plus, it helps to have 2 elk tags too!

From: jingalls
07-Feb-19

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Shot this small bull on my farm in KS many years ago. I’m the guy 2nd from the right.
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Shot this small bull on my farm in KS many years ago. I’m the guy 2nd from the right.

From: jingalls
07-Feb-19

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Shot this one in MT 2018.
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Shot this one in MT 2018.

From: Nick Muche
07-Feb-19
What an awesome thread!

From: Branden
07-Feb-19
"Hell of a bull, Branden! Looks like you’re off to a great start!"

Thanks. I've got a few more rifle elk. It was my second choice bull on that hunt. And by the time I killed him he was broken a little. Its just hard for me to want to chase elk with a bow when there are velvet mulies :)

From: Treeline
07-Feb-19
I can understand that concept for sure! Love those fuzzy horn mulies!

From: TEmbry
07-Feb-19

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First Bull Ever in 2014 on first trip with what has now become one of my best hunting buddies.
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First Bull Ever in 2014 on first trip with what has now become one of my best hunting buddies.
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Last Bull Ever in 2014 on first trip with what has now become one of my best hunting buddies. Can’t wait to replace this picture soon.
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Last Bull Ever in 2014 on first trip with what has now become one of my best hunting buddies. Can’t wait to replace this picture soon.

From: midwest
08-Feb-19

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Great thread idea, HUNT!

My one and only....2012, Colorado.

From: Bowbender
08-Feb-19
Loving the pics!! Some stone cold elk killers on here!

From: kylet
08-Feb-19

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2014 Montana general
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2014 Montana general

From: kylet
08-Feb-19

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2015 Montana general
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2015 Montana general

From: Treeline
08-Feb-19
I’m getting a kick out of seeing that some of the guys I know were actually young at some point in their lives:-)

From: ELKMAN
08-Feb-19
I wish I had photos of my early stuff. All great pics! Awesome

From: APauls
08-Feb-19
Looks like I need to up my game on my "Last elk pic." Think I'll be drawing a tag this year.

From: njbuck
08-Feb-19

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This guy is both my first and my last.

From: RIDGEMAN
08-Feb-19

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Colorado 2005 First elk
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Colorado 2005 First elk
First elk hunt and first elk Colorado 2005.

From: RIDGEMAN
08-Feb-19

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Last elk Az 2018
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Last elk Az 2018
Last elk AZ 2018.

10-Feb-19

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Didn't realize its been so long since my last archery elk, 9/2013. killed a few good ones over those years, some with rifle, some with bow.
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Didn't realize its been so long since my last archery elk, 9/2013. killed a few good ones over those years, some with rifle, some with bow.
My First archery elk was one of those challenging hunts where I really learned a lot about the animal and myself, a very rewarding hunt. Tule elk FHL 2006

After 2013 I shifted focus from elk to mule deer, then other big game. helped out a lot of friends on limited tags, and filled the freezer with rifle cow tags. Also my oldest son started hunting and a lot of time went to making him successful. Makes me think its time to get a big archery bull.... only if there is time left after Dall Sheep, Mt. Goat, and Brown bears and Moose!

11-Feb-19

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2004 Idaho
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2004 Idaho

11-Feb-19

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2017 Idaho
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2017 Idaho

From: stealthycat
11-Feb-19

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first elk

From: stealthycat
11-Feb-19

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last elk (mounted)

From: bowonly
11-Feb-19

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First bull, 1980. NW Colorado

From: bowonly
11-Feb-19

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Last bull, 2017, SW New Mexico

From: Jaquomo
11-Feb-19
Stealthycat, that first photo disqualifies you from ever running for public office!

From: Treeline
11-Feb-19
Just had to, didn’t you Lou:-)

From: ElkNut1
11-Feb-19

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2018 elk!
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2018 elk!
Instead of my own elk I'd rather share my Son's elk. Nothing makes me happier or prouder to see his success, the kid is a machine! Here's his 2nd elk & last elk, I don't have a photo of his first one, it was 29 years ago he's 13 here in the early photo. Here's 28 years later with this years elk.

Huntman (Hunter) My Son's later photo sure has a resemblance to what you look like now in your this years bull photo!

ElkNut/Paul

From: Z Barebow
11-Feb-19

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2000. NM.

From: Z Barebow
11-Feb-19

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2015 CO.

I get it. I look old on last pic. That is what hunting steep terrain and packing elk meat does to a guy. (Otherwise I would look 29!)

11-Feb-19
Great thread, I will contribute one date.

From: Stoneman
11-Feb-19

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not the first elk, but first bow kill
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not the first elk, but first bow kill
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last kill, been in a drought, not for lack of effort...
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last kill, been in a drought, not for lack of effort...

From: never2sharp
11-Feb-19

From: HUNT MAN
11-Feb-19

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My Dads first and a highlight of my elk hunting!!

From: HUNT MAN
11-Feb-19

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And his last one. Best elk hunt ever. Hunt

From: never2sharp
11-Feb-19

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1990
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1990
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2013
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2013

From: stealthycat
11-Feb-19
LOL !!

It does make me look like black face doesn't it !

From: hardcore247
11-Feb-19

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2006 Colorado Elk
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2006 Colorado Elk
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2018 AZ Elk...just a bit of an upgrade in picture setup!
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2018 AZ Elk...just a bit of an upgrade in picture setup!

From: midwest
11-Feb-19
You don't look older, Z. You just have a shorter haircut! lol

From: cubdrvr
12-Feb-19

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Shot a couple cows before this one over the years but didn’t take pictures. This was 2015. Wasn’t feeling great and ended up having an appendectomy a couple days later. Son in law helped me quarter and pack.

From: cubdrvr
12-Feb-19

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2016. Same son in law helped track and pack along with my daughter. This ended up being the best eating elk I’ve ever killed. Previous elk, this one, and a small rifle bull from 2014 were all shot within a 5 mile radius.

From: 4FINGER
13-Feb-19

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Birthday Bull back when My Sons were Young...and these were Utah Herd Bulls haha...4finger

From: 4FINGER
13-Feb-19

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2018...I've Regressed...4finger

From: Twinetickler
13-Feb-19

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First 1998ish
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First 1998ish

From: Twinetickler
13-Feb-19

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Last Sept. 2018
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Last Sept. 2018

From: Busta'Ribs
13-Feb-19

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One and only, New Mexico 1991.

13-Feb-19

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OTC Colorado... 1st elk was a cow in 2001 around Pikes Peak, the bull was in 2007 around Gunnison. I need to go again, soon!

From: elkhuntinut
14-Feb-19

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First elk 1997 Colorado Unit 65

From: elkhuntinut
14-Feb-19

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2018 New Mexico Archery 16D

From: codya
14-Feb-19

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First bull Wasatch front 2000
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First bull Wasatch front 2000
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Wasatch Front 2018
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Wasatch Front 2018

14-Feb-19

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First elk 2014 NM

14-Feb-19

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Last elk 2016 NM. Can't wait to go again!!!

From: Robear
15-Feb-19

From: Robear
15-Feb-19

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2004 Arizona
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2004 Arizona
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2018 Wyoming. Can't rotate pic for some reason.
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2018 Wyoming. Can't rotate pic for some reason.

From: Treeline
15-Feb-19
A lot of great pictures and elk!

Congratulations guys!

Just can't get over Busta's "one and only." Guess if you're gonna just shoot one it might as well be a monster!

From: jordanathome
15-Feb-19
Here ya go.........

First Last

Oh yeah....ya gotta kill one first.......sorry

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