Black Gold Sights - Pure Gold
My trip to the Rocking R
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
jrhurn 26-Aug-19
midwest 26-Aug-19
Scoot 26-Aug-19
elkmtngear 26-Aug-19
Brotsky 26-Aug-19
Buffalo1 26-Aug-19
TrapperKayak 26-Aug-19
Bear Track 26-Aug-19
Southern draw 26-Aug-19
drycreek 26-Aug-19
Charlie Rehor 26-Aug-19
Brotsky 26-Aug-19
Mark Watkins 26-Aug-19
jrhurn 26-Aug-19
HUNT MAN 26-Aug-19
bowhunter24 26-Aug-19
BULELK1 27-Aug-19
txhunter58 27-Aug-19
GhostBird 27-Aug-19
SBH 27-Aug-19
Bear Track 27-Aug-19
John.308 27-Aug-19
jrhurn 28-Aug-19
trublucolo 28-Aug-19
jrhurn 29-Aug-19
jrhurn 29-Aug-19
grossklw 29-Aug-19
FORESTBOWS 30-Aug-19
Scoot 30-Aug-19
Scoot 30-Aug-19
DPowers 30-Aug-19
plenty coups 31-Aug-19
txhunter58 02-Sep-19
Pyrannah 02-Sep-19
RK 02-Sep-19
jrhurn 03-Sep-19
TrapperKayak 03-Sep-19
txhunter58 03-Sep-19
Bear Track 03-Sep-19
jrhurn 09-Sep-19
jrhurn 09-Sep-19
Fuzz 10-Sep-19
From: jrhurn
26-Aug-19
Well I started a thread about 18 months ago that we booked it. Now we are less than 30 days away and will begin to chronicle the trip. My 21 year old son and I will be hunting together and I have two buddies that will be together. None of us have been out west and we are more giddy than words can express. We had our logistics meeting (over cocktails of coarse) and believe the planning stages are complete. Now to tighten up our groups a little more at 50 yrds, pack, repack and wait. We will be rolling into Dan's place Sept 24th and our hunt begins the 25th. We have no idea what to expect, except that we can't wait to chase elk for the first time and will probably pee ourselves when we hear the first bugle.

More to come

James

From: midwest
26-Aug-19
good luck!

From: Scoot
26-Aug-19
Going to be a blast. Enjoy!

From: elkmtngear
26-Aug-19
Prepare yourselves for a lifetime of addiction...good luck to you guys!

From: Brotsky
26-Aug-19
First of many trips west is my guess! Looking forward to hearing about your adventure! Good luck and safe travels.

From: Buffalo1
26-Aug-19
If this is your first trip out West, be sure to take a good camera and plenty of chips to capture the grandeur and majesty of the sights and scenes.

From: TrapperKayak
26-Aug-19
Where are you going? There are several "Rocking R's", particularly the one in downtown Bozeman. You might want to end your trip there.. :)

From: Bear Track
26-Aug-19
I've been there twice and loved it. Every day I've been there, we were into elk.

26-Aug-19
Good luck guys!

From: drycreek
26-Aug-19
Good luck !

26-Aug-19
Been there the last 5 years and had a blast every time! You’re gonna love it! Bring your suit for the hot tub! Enjoy! C

From: Brotsky
26-Aug-19
I think we need some pictures from Trapper's Rockin' R for research purposes, you know, science and stuff.

From: Mark Watkins
26-Aug-19
Awesome!

The hardest part (booking a hunt) is done....looking forward to it!!!

Mark

From: jrhurn
26-Aug-19
Just received my 125 grain magnus stinger buzzcuts, at Dan’s recommendation. Resighted bow and feeling good. Arrow weight is just over 410 grains, about 40 less than recommend. Not gonna sweat it, just keep putting the arrow where I want it

From: HUNT MAN
26-Aug-19
Arrow weight is fine. Enjoy the ride and you will never look at hunting the same!! Hunt

From: bowhunter24
26-Aug-19
You will have a blast, enjoy! Be sure and write it up.

From: BULELK1
27-Aug-19
Good for you and your Son.

Have fun and enjoy it all.

Good luck, Robb

From: txhunter58
27-Aug-19
We will be hunting " just over the hill" from you guys. But it is a BIG hill! Good luck

From: GhostBird
27-Aug-19
Charlie... I didn't know a suit was mandatory for the hot tub. Next time I'll be better prepared.

From: SBH
27-Aug-19
Sounds like a great trip! Way to go in making it happen. Life is short! Enjoy every minute.

From: Bear Track
27-Aug-19

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My goal was to be the first successful elk hunter to sit in that new hot tub with a glass of Crown and watch the other hunters heading out to get their elk. I would go again in a heartbeat.

From: John.308
27-Aug-19
I am leaving Saturday to start hunting there on Monday.

From: jrhurn
28-Aug-19

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Well the amazon supply chain is in full force! Game bags, gaiters and face paint, in round 1. The gear grab is a blast, can only speculate what the actual trip will be.

More to come James

From: trublucolo
28-Aug-19
Good luck and enjoy :-)

From: jrhurn
29-Aug-19

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Rnd 2 of amazon supply chain. Bow sling- review forthcoming

James

From: jrhurn
29-Aug-19

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Stocking up for our hunt.

From: grossklw
29-Aug-19
Never understood the fascination with Spotted Cow but the Dot's will be handy (I'm a moon man guy myself). Good luck, shoot straight!

30-Aug-19
Dots are evil

From: Scoot
30-Aug-19
How did you get spotted cow in Illinois?

From: Scoot
30-Aug-19

From: DPowers
30-Aug-19

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What route are you taking in? A huge boulder fell on Route 145, not too far from the turnoff to head to the ranch.

From: plenty coups
31-Aug-19
Dang I thought this was going to be about tossing back a cold one at the Rocking R in Bozeman while setting up an elk hunting camp.

From: txhunter58
02-Sep-19

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You talking about this boulder? That was back in May, and they got it removed within a couple of weeks

From: Pyrannah
02-Sep-19
That’s big

From: RK
02-Sep-19
Just curious when does hunt start??

From: jrhurn
03-Sep-19
Scoot, I am only 15 miles south of Wisconsin and I was coming back home from the Green Bay area.

RK, we start hunting the 25th.

James

From: TrapperKayak
03-Sep-19
Rocking R in Bozeman :)

From: txhunter58
03-Sep-19
I thought we were discussing Rocking R in southwest Colorado. http://www.rockingrhunting.com/

And that Boulder was the small one that actually fell in the road (Hwy 145). It was 45x18x18 feet. . They blew it up with dynamite and hauled it off. The bigger one rolled across and off the road and they left it

From: Bear Track
03-Sep-19

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I've driven from Montrose to the camp twice. That Norfolk HIll or Trail, is horrible for a flatlander and there's lots of places a rock like that could fall straight down. Here's a side bar for you. Take a 1/2 day and go up to the Black canyon. You won't regret it one bit. It'll make you feel very small.

From: jrhurn
09-Sep-19
14 days out. Shooting better than I have in a really long time, because I am putting the time in. I have never been one to shoot much at 50, but can honestly say that shooting from this distance has made me a better shooter. Shooting from my knees, with backpack on and any other scenario I can come up with.

14 days - not very long but believe it will feel like 14 months.

James

From: jrhurn
09-Sep-19

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It’s getting real

From: Fuzz
10-Sep-19
The anticipation of big hunts is one of my favorite aspects.... Especially when you're all dialed in and shooting well! Good luck!

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