Summit Treestands
BOW Raffle
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Matt Palmquist 23-Sep-19
Trial153 23-Sep-19
yooper89 23-Sep-19
RogBow 23-Sep-19
Brotsky 23-Sep-19
EmbryOklahoma 23-Sep-19
Charlie Rehor 23-Sep-19
Nick Muche 23-Sep-19
doubledrop 23-Sep-19
NoWiser 23-Sep-19
huntnmuleys 23-Sep-19
Bowboy 23-Sep-19
t-roy 23-Sep-19
bowhunter24 23-Sep-19
LBshooter 23-Sep-19
Scoot 23-Sep-19
JB 23-Sep-19
Brun 23-Sep-19
Shrewski 23-Sep-19
Grubby 23-Sep-19
Jason Stafford 23-Sep-19
wtbowhtr 23-Sep-19
Grasshopper 23-Sep-19
Native Okie 23-Sep-19
'Ike' (Phone) 23-Sep-19
Matt Palmquist 24-Sep-19
T Mac 24-Sep-19
SBH 24-Sep-19
Mule Power 24-Sep-19
pav 24-Sep-19
JTreeman 26-Sep-19
Bliz6 26-Sep-19
DEMO-Bowhunter 28-Sep-19
midwest 28-Sep-19
BULELK1 29-Sep-19
Boreal 29-Sep-19
elkmtngear 29-Sep-19
iceman 30-Sep-19
SteveB 30-Sep-19
otcWill 01-Oct-19
IdyllwildArcher 01-Oct-19
Ron Niziolek 01-Oct-19
wyobullshooter 01-Oct-19
Rgiesey 01-Oct-19
BOHNTR 01-Oct-19
Treeline 02-Oct-19
maxracx 02-Oct-19
mrelite 02-Oct-19
standswittaknife 03-Oct-19
23-Sep-19

Matt Palmquist's embedded Photo
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Matt Palmquist's embedded Photo
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I tried to find the original thread but failed, but figured I better give the group an update. I was lucky enough to win the raffle for the commissioner tag at the Bowhunters of Wyoming banquet this spring. I had the pleasure of picking a species to hunt between deer, antelope and elk....of course I am going to pick elk living in Kansas where I hunt the other two every year. Then I had to designate an unit. Let me tell you this is an unbelievable opportunity yet stressful decision to make:) Just about everyone I talked to mentioned a different unit which bodes well for how great of an elk hunting state WY is.

Ultimately due to an opportunity that sounded too good to be true involving some private access I selected unit 7. I heard stories of hundreds of elk moving onto this property and the land locked BLM surrounding it. The elk would spend time in the open terrain and then frequent the ranchers meadows.

I am sure most years this is the norm and later in the fall will be the norm for sure, but my 'too good to be true' statement rang true for the hunt. Due to abnormally high rainfall there was grass everywhere and the elk had not moved into the ranch like they typically do the first part of September. I saw a few elk but not in the numbers as expected. The rancher said this is the first time in 20 years they aren't on his meadows already.

Thankfully the wind died enough on the 6th day that we heard some bugling adjacent to the ranch on a public state owned wildlife area. Once we found the elk, the hunt I had dreamed about after hearing about the area I was hunting finally developed.

The rut action in there was insane and experienced bulls fighting, hundreds of bugles and was able to watch all of the action unfold in the open terrain. It was awesome! I saw several huge bulls by my standards and almost pulled off killing one of them, but the shot never materialized. When this 6x6 walked by I couldn't pass up the opportunity as he would be my biggest bull and I was nearing the end of my hunt.

I want to thank the Bowhunters of Wyoming for the opportunity again! It was a hunt I will remember forever. Maybe in the future I will be a little more picky, but probably not, because we LOVE to eat elk in our house:)

Matt

From: Trial153
23-Sep-19
Congrats on your bull.

From: yooper89
23-Sep-19
Congrats Matt. Sounds like a great experience. Beauty of a bull too!

From: RogBow
23-Sep-19
Congrats on both

From: Brotsky
23-Sep-19
Congrats Matt! Sounds like an awesome hunt! Thanks for your support of BOW as well!

23-Sep-19
Congrats, Matt! Beautiful pic!

23-Sep-19
Good for you! Congrats! C

From: Nick Muche
23-Sep-19
Way to go buddy!!

From: doubledrop
23-Sep-19
Congrats Matt! That is awesome! I knew you would get it done.

From: NoWiser
23-Sep-19
Congrats! Beautiful bull!

From: huntnmuleys
23-Sep-19
Helluva bull!!! Worthy of the tag for sure. Congrats

From: Bowboy
23-Sep-19
Congrats Matt!

From: t-roy
23-Sep-19
Congrats on your success, Matt!

From: bowhunter24
23-Sep-19
Congrats on your best yet!

From: LBshooter
23-Sep-19
A smart man, took the opportunity given to him, and as stated the meat is what counts. Congrats on your hunt, no tag soup for you.

From: Scoot
23-Sep-19
Sounds like a great time! Congrats Matt!

From: JB
23-Sep-19
Great job and a beautiful picture!!

From: Brun
23-Sep-19
Congrats and thanks for sharing the story.

From: Shrewski
23-Sep-19
Great to see the tag go to “one of us” and thanks for putting the results out there. I’ll be in line for 2020 as always.

From: Grubby
23-Sep-19
That’s cool!!!

23-Sep-19
Congrats again buddy

From: wtbowhtr
23-Sep-19
Sounds like you had a fantastic time. Something about an elk hunt in the mountains for us flatlanders living in Kansas that words can’t describe. Congrats!!

From: Grasshopper
23-Sep-19
Congrats!...even though I have raffle envy.

From: Native Okie
23-Sep-19
Congrats Matt!

23-Sep-19
Congratulations Matt, great hunt...

24-Sep-19
Thanks guys!

From: T Mac
24-Sep-19
Nice congrats!

From: SBH
24-Sep-19
Great bull! Congrats.

I've been wondering the same thing this year with the feed. The elk seem to be in different spots right now. Good point you make on that.

From: Mule Power
24-Sep-19
That’s elk hunting but you got it done. Congratulations.

From: pav
24-Sep-19
Sounds like some great action late in the hunt. Congrats on the bull!

From: JTreeman
26-Sep-19
Congrats, love WY elk hunting!

—jim

From: Bliz6
26-Sep-19
Congrats again! Great bull!!

28-Sep-19
Congrats again Matt! Good stuff!

From: midwest
28-Sep-19
Congrats, Matt!

From: BULELK1
29-Sep-19
Good for you Matt & for BOW

Congrats

Robb

From: Boreal
29-Sep-19
Congrats Matt!

From: elkmtngear
29-Sep-19
Great bull, congrats on pulling off what turned out to be a "hat trick"...elk are where you find them ;^)

From: iceman
30-Sep-19
Congrats again, bud. Good bull!

From: SteveB
30-Sep-19
Congratulations Matt!!

From: otcWill
01-Oct-19
Attaboy! Nice bull Matt

01-Oct-19
Grats Matt.

From: Ron Niziolek
01-Oct-19
Congrats again buddy. Love the bull and the fact that you did the hunt yourself and your way. Lots to be proud of there!

01-Oct-19
Way to make lemonade out of what seemed to be a lemon! Congratulations!

From: Rgiesey
01-Oct-19
Great job Matt! Congratulations!

From: BOHNTR
01-Oct-19
Good job, buddy!

From: Treeline
02-Oct-19
Great bull, Matt! Congratulations!

From: maxracx
02-Oct-19
Congrats on a great bull!!!

From: mrelite
02-Oct-19
Awesome, congrats!

03-Oct-19
The hunt always trumps the size of bull.. congrats

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