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Four Colorado Bulls Down
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Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 13-Sep-21
Empty Freezer 13-Sep-21
WV Mountaineer 13-Sep-21
Gotta Hunt 14-Sep-21
Nocturnal II 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
TGbow 14-Sep-21
Southern draw 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
bigwoodsbucks22 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
12yards 14-Sep-21
Jordan 14-Sep-21
Treeline 14-Sep-21
maxracx 14-Sep-21
midwest 14-Sep-21
orionsbrother 14-Sep-21
deerhunter72 14-Sep-21
bghunter 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
SteveB 14-Sep-21
bigeasygator 14-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
Jordan 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
BOHNTR 14-Sep-21
Treeline 14-Sep-21
woodguy65 14-Sep-21
Pyrannah 14-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 14-Sep-21
Firsty 14-Sep-21
BillyD 15-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 15-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 15-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 15-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 15-Sep-21
RK 15-Sep-21
t-roy 15-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 15-Sep-21
Dennis Razza 16-Sep-21
Ken 16-Sep-21
Jasper 16-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 16-Sep-21
Tater 16-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 19-Sep-21
sfiremedic 19-Sep-21
Royboy 21-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 21-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 21-Sep-21
KHNC 21-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 21-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 21-Sep-21
t-roy 21-Sep-21
WV Mountaineer 21-Sep-21
Treeline 21-Sep-21
[email protected] 21-Sep-21
Jordan 21-Sep-21
Jordan 22-Sep-21
T-rex 22-Sep-21
BULELK1 23-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 23-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 23-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 23-Sep-21
pass through 23-Sep-21
Firsty 23-Sep-21
Charlie Rehor 24-Sep-21
[email protected] 24-Sep-21
Treeline 24-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 24-Sep-21
Nick Muche 24-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 24-Sep-21
Rocky D 24-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 24-Sep-21
Jeff Pals 24-Sep-21
Jeff Pals 24-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 25-Sep-21
Treeline 25-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 26-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 26-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 26-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 26-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
Dax Morgan 27-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 27-Sep-21
dakotaduner 27-Sep-21
Treeline 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 28-Sep-21
midwest 28-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 28-Sep-21
Treeline 28-Sep-21
dakotaduner 28-Sep-21
Jordan 28-Sep-21
Treeline 28-Sep-21
EmptyFreezer 28-Sep-21
dakotaduner 28-Sep-21
ki-ke 28-Sep-21
Jeff.Thomp 29-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 29-Sep-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 29-Sep-21
bghunter 29-Sep-21
Jeff Pals 29-Sep-21
DiRTY MiKE 30-Sep-21
Cheesehead Mike 30-Sep-21
[email protected] 30-Sep-21
Jeff.Thomp 30-Sep-21
Wv hillbilly 30-Sep-21
FORESTBOWS 02-Oct-21
Ken 03-Oct-21
WV Mountaineer 03-Oct-21
bowhunt 03-Oct-21
HUNT MAN 03-Oct-21
Treeline 03-Oct-21
FORESTBOWS 04-Oct-21
Ron Niziolek 08-Oct-21
Rickm 08-Oct-21
Kurt in Memphis 09-Oct-21
FORESTBOWS 09-Oct-21
WV Mountaineer 09-Oct-21
FORESTBOWS 09-Oct-21
MA-PAdeerslayer 09-Oct-21
txhunter58 09-Oct-21
Wv hillbilly 09-Oct-21
txhunter58 10-Oct-21
13-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
On 8/28/21 I flew to Colorado to help Forest and Kelly with the first two weeks of their Outfitting business and do a little hunting myself. Camps are set up in two Colorado units. One unit is over the counter and the other a draw unit (1 to 2 points).

After the first two weeks Forest and Kelly have had 13 Elk hunters between drop camps and guided hunts. 4 Bulls have been killed and one wounded, not retrieved. Two of the bulls were killed in each unit.

Many of the hunters are Bowsite guys so they may add to this post.

Yesterday Forest guided a hunter in the OTC unit to his first ever archery bull that I green scored at 333 7/8” gross and 321” net. (Pic attached)

13-Sep-21

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Beautiful Colorado
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Beautiful Colorado
Here is Keith the happy hunter carrying out the rack and cape.

13-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Two of the bulls were 5x5, one a 4x4 and the big guy a 6x6

13-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Brooke helps with meals and logistics around camp and also has a bear tag.

13-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Kelly and Forest bringing in supplies before season. So many tasks needed to get a camp ready.

13-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Some of the roads require special vehicles. Here is a lady retrieving her drive train. Not good.

13-Sep-21

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5x5
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
5x5
During the first week Clay from Mississippi got his first archery bull doing a guided hunt in the OTC unit. A nice 5x5. Had the pleasure of helping cut up his bull with his buddy Jason.

13-Sep-21
Get ya some boys. Leave a couple of them elk for next year.

13-Sep-21
Awesome stuff right there.

From: Gotta Hunt
14-Sep-21
Wow, congrats to the hunters. Leaving on Friday for my wife's elk tag in the same unit. How has the temperature been? How about moisture? Thanks for posting the pictures Charlie

From: Nocturnal II
14-Sep-21
Wow! Living the dream!

14-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
First three days of season rain then blue bird days since then. Hunting at 10,700’. Temps were 75 degrees during the day and around 30 degrees at night. Aspens are changing color right now. Weather changes would help the hunting.

From: TGbow
14-Sep-21
Dang..yal racked up didnt you. Congratulations

14-Sep-21
Congrats to all!

14-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Still two more weeks hunts to go. 6 more archers heading in Friday

14-Sep-21
Oh man, this is incredible. I am flying out there to hunt with Forest in 9 days for my first time Elk hunting. Excited is a huge understatement. Congrats to everyone so far!

14-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Another pic of the big boy. 50 and 51” main beams with 41” inside spread. A true giant for an OTC Colorado unit.

From: 12yards
14-Sep-21
Great hunt! Congrats and thanks for sharing the pics!

14-Sep-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
My group had a great hunt with Forrest

14-Sep-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo

From: Jordan
14-Sep-21
Outstanding job Forrest and Crew!!!!

From: Treeline
14-Sep-21
Sounds like fun! Congratulations to all the successful hunters! Great bull for an OTC unit for sure!

From: maxracx
14-Sep-21
Great report, congrats to the lucky hunters and to Forrest and his crew. We leave Friday.

From: midwest
14-Sep-21
Congrats to all the hunters! Thanks for sharing, Charlie.

14-Sep-21
Nice!! Congratulations to all!

From: deerhunter72
14-Sep-21
Love the beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing!

14-Sep-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo

14-Sep-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo

14-Sep-21

Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo

From: bghunter
14-Sep-21
This hunt is on my radar for 2023 for sure.

14-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Finding wallows is fun. OnX is my go to.

From: SteveB
14-Sep-21
Well done! Thanks for sharing the photos too! Im just not sure how I would do at nearly 11k!

From: bigeasygator
14-Sep-21
Awesome pics! Bummed I'm not chasing elk this year, but seeing others chasing big bulls helps ease the pain a little!

14-Sep-21
On the mountain with bad service. Will do a photo dump tomorrow when I come down....God is so good to me!

14-Sep-21

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Purple Heart Recipient Crystal.
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Purple Heart Recipient Crystal.
Many of you will remember Crystal from an elk we all did in 2018. She is an Iraq war vet, Purple Heart Recipient and darn good bow hunter. Forest and Kelly had her join us for the second hunt. God bless our Warriors….

From: Jordan
14-Sep-21
I predict many years of sold out hunts for you Forest!

14-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Aspens are changing colors right now.

14-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
This is Ryder one of Forests Wranglers. He and Dave are amazing with the horses and mules.

14-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Picture of head Wrangler, Dave catching a quick nap before bringing in hunters. Can you believe he can nap on a rock?

14-Sep-21

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Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Bowsiters Aaron on the left and billyD on the right. These two guys had deer tags and brought a tremendous upbeat spirit to the camp. The Forest and Kelly hunt package is way more than the hunt. We all try to have a great hunting/social experience with like minded folks.

They are talking about bringing their sons for a future hunt and if they do I hope I can be there too. Thx guys.

PS: They each had the bow back on nice bucks but no shot.

From: BOHNTR
14-Sep-21
Good stuff, guys/gals!

From: Treeline
14-Sep-21
Dang! I may have to volunteer to help Forest set up camp just to go up and see some of that country! Would definitely take a fly rod…

From: woodguy65
14-Sep-21
Looks like a fun bunch and cool hunt!

From: Pyrannah
14-Sep-21
well looks like i'm batting cleanup the last week..

thanks for all the great pics.. not sure what all to expect other than having a good time and meeting some new people

looking forward to getting there

14-Sep-21
Treeline: The fishing in the OTC unit is fantastic. Cutthroats, brook trout, rainbows. Catch fish until you’re bored.

From: Firsty
14-Sep-21
Wow that is a monster for an OTC tag!!

From: BillyD
15-Sep-21
Great stuff Charlie & thanks again for your personal contributions to the many fond memories made. Just an awesome hunting experience all around - blessed to have crossed paths with you/Forest/Kelly/Colton/Crystal/Triston/Brooke as well as some fine members of our Bowsite community. Congrats to Keith on a harvesting a dandy, mature bull - Forest is indeed every bit the terrific guide/hunter as he is an individual. Physically, back in-the-office now, yet mentally very much still in the backcountry with you all. Take good care and best of luck to the upcoming hunters.

15-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
The friends made and general camp interaction is the intangible for any Mtn hunt. We sure have some amazing Bowsite guys.

15-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
Was wet the first 3 days in spike camp! Had Jeremy form Indiana first week and had a blast. What a great guy! Making new hunting friends is the best part of it all.

15-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
The girls laughing at Keith's pain. No one felt sorry for him.

15-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
Dude!

15-Sep-21

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Ryder
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Ryder

15-Sep-21

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Catching up to the pack train
Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Catching up to the pack train

15-Sep-21

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Altitude Sickness 's embedded Photo
Elk loin and taters in the drop camp

From: RK
15-Sep-21
Looks like great times with some elk involved too !! Great job by all Looks like a solid operation with great hands and lots of critters

From: t-roy
15-Sep-21
Looks like a great time. Congrats on the critters, so far!

Charlie….any truth to the rumor that Sitka is coming out with camo cowboy hat??

15-Sep-21
Ryder is all cowboy.

From: Dennis Razza
16-Sep-21
Looks like a great first week in camp. Congrats to the hunters!

From: Ken
16-Sep-21
Congratulations on a great first half of September!

From: Jasper
16-Sep-21
Looks like a blast! Thanks Charlie for posting!

16-Sep-21

FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
Headed over there in the morning. New group goes up tomorrow.

From: Tater
16-Sep-21
Headed out next Friday

19-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Fifth archery bull down by Bowsiter and P&Y Member, Jeff Pals.

This is a pic of hunters and guides having fun in the Colorado Mountains. Everyone is smiling.

From: sfiremedic
19-Sep-21
WOW, your hunt sounds like a blast. Congratulations to the successful hunters!

From: Royboy
21-Sep-21
Wow good hunting

21-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Smilin hunter
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Smilin hunter
Two more bulls down yesterday and looking for a third giant hit last night this am.

These results demonstrate not only Forests and Kelly’s preparation, the guides results but most importantly excellent shooting by the hunters. Most of these 7 (hopefully) 8 bulls are first time results for the hunters.

21-Sep-21

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
5x5
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
5x5
Nice 5x5

From: KHNC
21-Sep-21
That is some ROUGH country. You better be ready for it. Horses are probably a game changer. We foot soldiered all around that place when i went in 2013.

21-Sep-21
8 th bull down and it’s another public land “big boy”. Pics soon.

18 archery elk hunters so far, 8 bulls killed and one, hit not retrieved. Most other hunters have had close encounters. Fantastic results for public land Colorado units. Congrats to the hunters/guides, Forest and Kelly.

21-Sep-21

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Number 8
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Number 8
Here is a pic of the latest big bull. Quite a trophy. Pack mules are gonna be pretty busy bringing down 3 bulls today.

From: t-roy
21-Sep-21
Wow! Some really nice bulls, to boot! Congrats to everyone!

21-Sep-21
I love it!!!

From: Treeline
21-Sep-21
Knocking down great bulls up there! Congratulations to the hunters and the entire crew!

21-Sep-21
Looks like a great time and great looking country to elk hunt in. I am sure in the next 9 days we will see a bull or two hit the ground as this IS the peek of the rut. Good luck. Paul

From: Jordan
21-Sep-21
Clearly I shoulda booked with Forest......... I am thrilled to see these reports on his camp and hunters! WTG Dude!

From: Jordan
22-Sep-21
I would actually enjoy being camp help for a weekend......but taking the family for one last outing up in Estes Park. I can't sufficiently express how impressed I am by your operation this year!

From: T-rex
22-Sep-21
Amazing! Forest is a great dude!

From: BULELK1
23-Sep-21
What a fun thread C-man.

Thanks for sharing,

Robb

23-Sep-21

FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
Week 3 was in unit 33. We shot 5 bulls and found 4. All 6 hunters had shot opportunities. What a awesome week. God is so good to me.

23-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo

23-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo

From: pass through
23-Sep-21
Just got down from hunting with Forrest. Absolutely awesome week. Top knotch operation. Colten was a great guide and a blast to be around in camp. David was great with the stock and Kelly and Brooke were great with all the day to day logistics. I was fortunate enough to kill my first bull which was icing on the cake. I fully plan on returning in the future.

From: Firsty
23-Sep-21
I enjoy the write up but hyping up this OTC and 1 point unit is probably not to wise. There are 1000's of people viewing this post and it with a little homework wont be to hard to find out were these camps are.

24-Sep-21

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Day one bull
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Day one bull
Here is a picture of Jeff Pals with his day 1 bull.

24-Sep-21
I've hunted these units. Beautiful, obviously hold elk but success rates aren't really different than other OTC or low point units.

Long story short...it's a lot more than the area that results in success. Way to go on seeing the fruits of hard work, experience and skill.

From: Treeline
24-Sep-21
Having hunted and hiked all over those units myself, I can tell you that the success shown here is due to a lot of hard work, blood, sweat and tears on the part of Forest and his team.

Although, obviously Charlie needs to learn how to count!

24-Sep-21

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FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
I tell my guys that we need to beat the public. Beat them in the morning beat them at noon and beat them in the evening...... the ones that are not lazy will be discouraged when we beat them. I have grew up hunting public land elk in Colorado and I'm going to beat you period. Look at this rub....dude was mad at the world

From: Nick Muche
24-Sep-21
This is awesome, nice work you guys!!

24-Sep-21

FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo
FORESTBOWS 's embedded Photo

From: Rocky D
24-Sep-21
Great job Forest and the rest of the crew!

This is absolutely phenomenal success for an outfitted public land hunt especially since the hunters had to do their part!

24-Sep-21
Wait till you guys here Dirty Mike's story....cluch when I needed him

From: Jeff Pals
24-Sep-21

Jeff Pals's embedded Photo
Jeff Pals's embedded Photo
It is beautiful country! Forest and his team love to bowhunt as much or more than the clients. I had a great time and will go back soon.

From: Jeff Pals
24-Sep-21

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Jeff Pals's embedded Photo
What a view at the end of a successful hunt.

25-Sep-21
I just got home.

Need to hug my family and unpack.

I'll start by saying Forest's operation is phenomenal. Forest is so good he put me in a position to kill a bull of a life time.

25-Sep-21

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
can't start without my lucky Bowsite hat.

25-Sep-21

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo

25-Sep-21
On the second night, After being there to see Eric kill his first elk with his dad and Colton, Forest and I moved on.

A few hundred yards away I saw my first elk of the hunt. Three bulls right at dark. None within range.

25-Sep-21
A fourth bull was bugling but out of sight.

25-Sep-21
Fast forward to the next evening and Forest and I are headed back to same area above camp.

From: Treeline
25-Sep-21
Need to find me a hat like that!!

26-Sep-21
We went over the top into the blow down section and Forest began to call.

There isn't anything responding to the calling and Forest and I work our way across the blow down section.

26-Sep-21
As we were walking forest froze and pulled up his binos and checked the area where we had just come from. Forest later said he saw something black / brown on the mountain side and wanted to double check it wasn't a burnt out log.

That's when I saw him at 250 yards..

26-Sep-21
He looked giant even at distance. I immediately stopped looking at his antlers.

Forest sprang into action and got us into position and started calling.

26-Sep-21
The bull still had not made a sound as he circled to our left closing the distance to us.

Forest's amazing calling ability drew the bull into range.

The bull cleared a spruce and Forest whispered "60."

I came to full draw and my view of his vitals was slightly obstructed. I told Forest and he told me to "shoot that bull."

I adjust and shot.

The realization hit me that I had just shot way high and had center punched his back straps .

I felt like I was going to puke.

27-Sep-21
The bull started circling back the way he came.

My heart sank.

Forest looked at me and said we can kill this bull, but "you have to stay solid."

The bull started bugling as it moved away and Forest worked his magic calling back to the bull.

We moved from cover to cover to try and keep up with the bull.

27-Sep-21
Forest's calling started to work as the bull turned back toward our direction.

27-Sep-21
But, there was a problem.

The bull had circled all the way around us and was coming from the opposite direction I took my first shot.

We got caught in the blowdowns with no cover.

I knelt down and tried to melt into the mountain side as The Bull close the distance coming into Forest's calling.

27-Sep-21
I remember Forest saying, "don't move."

From: Dax Morgan
27-Sep-21
Can not wait. Me and my son are booked with forest next September !!! This hunt is my sons senior trip .hopefully this is the first of many elk hunts .

27-Sep-21

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
Blood at the shot.
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
Blood at the shot.
The bull came in above us on a slight ridge. He was right on top of us. He was so big.

I tried not to look or make eye contact as the bull scanned for the elk forest was mimicking.

That's when forest whispered " draw your bow."

I came to full draw and saw the bull was slightly quartering to me.

I started to lock in my sight picture when I heard forest say, "30."

The arrow was gone and the hit looked great.

I saw a big red spot on his opposite side as he ran away.

27-Sep-21
The emotions hit me after the shot.

We didn't see the bull go down after he ran off and decided to wait overnight and not push the bull .

I floated down the mountain to camp and kept up with forest .

It will be a sleepless night in camp.

From: dakotaduner
27-Sep-21
Great stuff all around. Thanks for sharing

From: Treeline
28-Sep-21
Awesome!

28-Sep-21
Forest said that night there might be some ground shrinkage.

I didn't care, as I would be happy with any elk.

28-Sep-21
Jeff, another bowsiter in camp, joined forest and I on the recovery.

Added bonus Jeff is an accomplished photographer who brought his DSLR camera.

Jeff and I started working the blood trail at the shot site.

Forest worked ahead where we saw the bull go.

28-Sep-21
After a few minutes I heard forest whistling to get our attention.

As we approached Forest he stated, "I think it might have grown."

28-Sep-21

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
I am humbled, blessed and totally unworthy of this bull.

28-Sep-21

DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo
I can't say enough good thins about Forest and his calling and the operation he has set up. Truly world class.

28-Sep-21

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DiRTY MiKE 's embedded Photo

28-Sep-21
Congratulations!! DirtyMike and Forrest!! I wanted to wait until your story was complete before adding my input and not step on your excitement.

I was in that camp opening day and had four encounters with that bull. He had satellite bulls and cows then. First encounter he wouldn't come closer than 80 yds. So I tried to shoot a cow or smaller bull that I had at 18 yards. But Was too patient and didn’t draw in the narrow windows provided. I was in that herd for 3 hours. Then finally had this bull at 40 yards, 47, and just over 50 for quite some time. Milling around with his cows In the clear I would calf call and he would come over. but 40 yards was out of my longbow range.

Congratulations again. What do you think he scores ?

I have video from my phone. Send me a PM and I'll send it to you.

Probably 100-200 yards from where you describe the hunt taking place.

From: midwest
28-Sep-21
Congrats, Dirty Mike!

28-Sep-21
I taped him out at 354. The guy who did the euro had him taped at 348 split g5s and a split main beam on 1 side 12" bases

From: Treeline
28-Sep-21
Spectacular!

28-Sep-21
Wow!!!

From: dakotaduner
28-Sep-21
Great stuff all around. Thanks for sharing

From: Jordan
28-Sep-21
So happy for all involved!!!!

From: Treeline
28-Sep-21
Definitely a Hunt of a Lifetime and Bull of many Lifetimes! Excellent work Forest and the team and excellent job Dirty Mike staying in the game to close the deal on such a magnificent animal!

From: EmptyFreezer
28-Sep-21
Wow man.. just wow.. congrats to all..

From: dakotaduner
28-Sep-21
Great stuff all around. Thanks for sharing

From: ki-ke
28-Sep-21
Great success story (ies)

Congrats Forest!

From: Jeff.Thomp
29-Sep-21

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Jeff.Thomp's embedded Photo
Im stoked to be a part of this thread and had a fantastic week with Forest, his crew, Dirty Mike, Jeff and all the others that aren't on bow site. I was able to shoot a dream bull and then got to assist Mike in recovering his bull of a lifetime. What a great time and fantastic operation Forest and Kelly run. I had the experience I came for before I even shot my bull. I will be going back!

29-Sep-21
It never ceases to amaze me the community that Pat has put together here on the Bowsite.

Quality people all around.

29-Sep-21
Awesome bulls guys! Super jealous! I WILL be elk hunting in the VERY near future!

From: bghunter
29-Sep-21
I have been eyeing this and talked to forest several times on PM. I have some things in 2022 that an hoping won't get in the way of this for 2023. Now I am worried I waited long and it will be booked lol.

From: Jeff Pals
29-Sep-21
Too bad I missed out on your guys' success after leaving camp to take care of my meat. It was a great camp with great attitudes all the way around. I got to see both bulls when I picked my antlers up. All I can say is - Wow! Great job to the guides and to the hunters. We may have to try to book a reunion hunt and get Charlie in camp as well.

Dirty Mike - let's connect after 60 days and measure your bull for Pope & Young. The mass is world class.

-Jeff

30-Sep-21
Jeff,

That sounds great! Wish we would have got more time in camp together.

30-Sep-21
Congrats guys! Great stories and great experiences! Thanks for sharing.

30-Sep-21
Nicely done by all. My first thought was you killed that bull in the Rocky Mt Nt Park per his size and age. I guess not. WOW. In my 30 years of hunting elk in Colorado, I have never seen one that size in OTC or limited draw units.

From: Jeff.Thomp
30-Sep-21
Jeff, It was good hunting with you as well! Im game for a reunion hunt as well!

30-Sep-21
Wow this is great! Thanks for the updates, pics and stories!

The hillbilly crew will be there in less than a month on a rifle hunt. We’re tag strong and ready for some action. Forest’s horses are gonna hate us after they pack all the meat off the mountain. Can’t wait to get there!

02-Oct-21

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My legs are not working any more! 28 of the last 30 on the mountain..... I'm alittle sad it's over but man did my bed feel good last night. What a awesome season with some awesome guys. It's unreal the blessings of God on my life.

From: Ken
03-Oct-21
Forest, Congratulations on a great season.

03-Oct-21
Just an awesome thread.

From: bowhunt
03-Oct-21
Congratulations to the successful hunters.

Also congratulations to Forest for running what sounds like an operation that meets or exceeds his client’s expectations.

Bowsite seems to attract some really great outfitters, and is a great resource for people looking for those types of hunts.

From: HUNT MAN
03-Oct-21
Strong work Men!! Well done on all accounts!! Hunt

From: Treeline
03-Oct-21
Can’t imagine any outfitter in Colorado doing any better on elk than this crew. High success and over the top quality! Excellent work all the way around!

04-Oct-21
God is very good to us.....I promise

From: Ron Niziolek
08-Oct-21
This is great! Charlie messaged me the other night and said to check this thread out. Congrats to all involved. I had the privilege to share a hunt with Charlie and Forest, and they are some elk hunting machines.

From: Rickm
08-Oct-21
Bowsite at its best! Congrats all. Forest, will you roll right into rifle season? If so good luck.

09-Oct-21
What a great trip. I need to do a hunt like this someday.

09-Oct-21
We are in Kansas now setting up cameras and trimming lanes. Will head back to Colorado mid week. I'll guide 1st rifle and then head back to Kansas. The guys will finish up 2nd rifle season and tear down camps.

09-Oct-21
I’m betting that as long as Forest continues to give God the glory, his operation will reflect results that are inline with this.

You can’t out give God. It’s a guaranteed fact. Glorifying him leads to blessing you can’t even imagine.

I take this thread as another piece of proof to verify the word. I absolutely love it.

09-Oct-21
Yes sir

09-Oct-21
Forest I will be booking! You guys got an awesome set up going here! Can’t wait!

From: txhunter58
09-Oct-21
Some hard work with obvious good results

09-Oct-21
Well said Justin!

From: txhunter58
10-Oct-21
Good thread

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