Black Gold Sights
Cool vid of CLOSE elk.
Elk
Contributors to this thread:
Inshart 14-Jan-20
elkmtngear 14-Jan-20
Two Feathers 14-Jan-20
Scrappy 14-Jan-20
Dale06 14-Jan-20
goelk 14-Jan-20
Scoot 15-Jan-20
midwest 15-Jan-20
Scoot 15-Jan-20
Grey Ghost 15-Jan-20
Jethro 15-Jan-20
SixLomaz 15-Jan-20
ElkNut1 15-Jan-20
GF 15-Jan-20
Grey Ghost 15-Jan-20
Scoot 15-Jan-20
Treeline 15-Jan-20
Grey Ghost 15-Jan-20
Scoot 15-Jan-20
greg simon 15-Jan-20
From: Inshart
14-Jan-20
While waiting for the bull the cows get up close!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogROQTW9TR0

From: elkmtngear
14-Jan-20

Awesome bull, great video!

From: Two Feathers
14-Jan-20
Can't believe he didn't get busted by the cows. Awesome bull!

From: Scrappy
14-Jan-20
I can't believe the wind didn't swirl. If I could find a place where the wind stayed that constant elk hunting would be easy.

From: Dale06
14-Jan-20
Heck of an elk and video.

From: goelk
14-Jan-20
That was so cool. Thanks for sharing.

From: Scoot
15-Jan-20
Fun video! One thing that stood out to me- he said "a common mistake a lot of elk hunters make is...", then later mentioned this would make a very nice first bull with a bow. There were a few more comments like that too. Made me laugh... Regardless, the video was cool and he took a great bull.

From: midwest
15-Jan-20
Scoot, my favorite was the beginning when he said he drew a "less than desirable" tag with 9 resident points. lol Can't wait to draw my "less than desirable" AZ elk tag!

Great bull!

From: Scoot
15-Jan-20
Haha, I'd love to have that terrible tag and shoot that worthless bull!

From: Grey Ghost
15-Jan-20
Fun video and a nice bull, but that quartering to 41 yard shot thru the guts, that luckily hit some major arteries in the rear, is not a shot that I'd be terribly proud of. Glad it worked for him, but maybe he should get more than just one bull under his belt before he speaks authoritatively about how it should be done.

Matt

From: Jethro
15-Jan-20
Neat video and an awesome encounter with the bull bedding down in front. Hard to argue with a dead bull. But if that was me, I'd be putting that one in the "better to be lucky than good" column.

From: SixLomaz
15-Jan-20
Mission Impossible Elk Style ... good job guys. Even a beginner elk hunter gets a great bull elk with a bow once in awhile.

From: ElkNut1
15-Jan-20
Yes, glad it all worked out, terrible shot selection. He grew impatient & had the now or never attitude & let it fly! The bull was checking on his cows & not going far, with a bit more patience he would have most likely been broadside & much closer for a higher percentage kill shot! Definitely glad it all worked out!

ElkNut/Paul

From: GF
15-Jan-20
I’m glad GG and Jethro posted on this one. I had exactly the same thoughts, but if I were to say so, I’d just get told to get off my elitist high horse and stop being so argumentative all the time.... LOL.

Did anybody else notice that when the bull was bedded, he seemed to be staring at the camera about 99% of the time?

Might have been just an editing decision, but I kind of wonder if the bull wasn’t a bit mistrustful of his cows.

Helluva nice bull, though.

From: Grey Ghost
15-Jan-20
I'll take it a step further and say this video illustrates the type of horn porn that is ruining our sport. For the hunter to post that video without so much as even mentioning his poor shot selection, poor execution, and extremely lucky outcome, is simply irresponsible, IMO. It only promotes the "poke and hope" mentality that seems to prevail with many hunters these days.

Matt

From: Scoot
15-Jan-20
Matt, for him to mention his poor shot selection, poor execution, and extremely lucky outcome, he'd have to be aware of them. I don't think he is.

From: Treeline
15-Jan-20
Congratulations to the hunter on getting his first bull!

Good video of how elk will just mill around you in a bedding area. If you are set up, stay still and have patience good things can happen when that bull makes a mistake...

Not a shot that I could or would take at the distance and angle.

Glad it worked out for him.

From: Grey Ghost
15-Jan-20
"Matt, for him to mention his poor shot selection, poor execution, and extremely lucky outcome, he'd have to be aware of them. I don't think he is."

You may be right. Sadly, he'll probably allow this one lucky outcome to dictate more poor choices in the future, which will undoubtedly have different results.

And what was that nonsense about pass-thrus versus arrows that remain in the animal? I threw up a little when I heard that tidbit of hunting wisdom.

Matt

From: Scoot
15-Jan-20
Haha Matt, I don't agree with you very often, but we sure see this the same!

All that being said, congrats to the hunter on his 1st elk. Everyone has to start somewhere!

From: greg simon
15-Jan-20
Great video and congratulations on a great bull!! I did a double take when I heard that statement about his arrow staying in the animal producing a more ethical kill!!! Hmmm...

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