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Elk Meat Pole 2022
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Contributors to this thread:
12yards 02-Sep-22
Quick Draw 1 02-Sep-22
JL 02-Sep-22
t-roy 02-Sep-22
sitO 02-Sep-22
midwest 02-Sep-22
KSflatlander 02-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 02-Sep-22
Trophy8 02-Sep-22
LUNG$HOT 02-Sep-22
WV Mountaineer 03-Sep-22
BULELK1 03-Sep-22
[email protected] 03-Sep-22
RD in WI 03-Sep-22
bohuntr 03-Sep-22
Nick Muche 03-Sep-22
scentman 03-Sep-22
orionsbrother 03-Sep-22
pirogue 03-Sep-22
JSW 03-Sep-22
Sam 04-Sep-22
goelk 04-Sep-22
SBH 06-Sep-22
bigeasygator 06-Sep-22
BowJangles 06-Sep-22
maxracx 06-Sep-22
12yards 06-Sep-22
BowJangles 06-Sep-22
BowJangles 07-Sep-22
drycreek 07-Sep-22
Will 07-Sep-22
Oryx35 07-Sep-22
sasquatch 08-Sep-22
BowJangles 09-Sep-22
ki-ke 09-Sep-22
APauls 09-Sep-22
sjj 09-Sep-22
TD 09-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 09-Sep-22
sasquatch 09-Sep-22
maxracx 09-Sep-22
BULELK1 11-Sep-22
Rocky D 11-Sep-22
Schmitty78 11-Sep-22
JL 11-Sep-22
NorCalVineyards 11-Sep-22
Schmitty78 12-Sep-22
maxracx 12-Sep-22
Sam 12-Sep-22
M.Pauls 12-Sep-22
Bowaddict 12-Sep-22
t-roy 12-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 12-Sep-22
Buffalo1 12-Sep-22
T-rex 13-Sep-22
MRmich 13-Sep-22
WV Mountaineer 13-Sep-22
CONative 14-Sep-22
midwest 14-Sep-22
jordanathome 14-Sep-22
hdaman 14-Sep-22
Scrappy 14-Sep-22
12yards 14-Sep-22
BigSkyHntr 14-Sep-22
T-rex 14-Sep-22
APauls 14-Sep-22
wild1 14-Sep-22
BowJangles 14-Sep-22
Rocky D 16-Sep-22
'Ike' 16-Sep-22
Bou'bound 16-Sep-22
Bou'bound 16-Sep-22
Bigfoot 16-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 16-Sep-22
Well-Strung 16-Sep-22
Well-Strung 16-Sep-22
t-roy 16-Sep-22
TREESTANDWOLF 17-Sep-22
BULELK1 17-Sep-22
Scrappy 17-Sep-22
t-roy 17-Sep-22
LUNG$HOT 17-Sep-22
WV Mountaineer 17-Sep-22
muley505 17-Sep-22
Inshart 17-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 17-Sep-22
BigJobsRBig 18-Sep-22
DL 18-Sep-22
GFL 19-Sep-22
GFL 19-Sep-22
12yards 19-Sep-22
Rocky D 19-Sep-22
LWood 19-Sep-22
LWood 19-Sep-22
'Ike' (Phone) 20-Sep-22
Jim McNamara 20-Sep-22
Dennis Razza 20-Sep-22
wkochevar 20-Sep-22
Rocky D 20-Sep-22
Bowboy 20-Sep-22
Silentstalker 21-Sep-22
12yards 21-Sep-22
Watching Dawn 21-Sep-22
Watching Dawn 21-Sep-22
BowJangles 21-Sep-22
longspeak74 21-Sep-22
huntabsarokee 21-Sep-22
Dax Morgan 21-Sep-22
maxracx 21-Sep-22
Treeline 22-Sep-22
LINK 23-Sep-22
midwest 23-Sep-22
Dikndirt 24-Sep-22
Twinetickler 24-Sep-22
Novembermadman 24-Sep-22
MA-PAdeerslayer 24-Sep-22
archer 25-Sep-22
LUNG$HOT 25-Sep-22
Jordan 25-Sep-22
BowJangles 25-Sep-22
HUNT MAN 25-Sep-22
bowhunter24 26-Sep-22
Hancock West 26-Sep-22
Muddyboots 27-Sep-22
FrontierMulie 27-Sep-22
From: 12yards
02-Sep-22
I didn't see one posted yet. I'm not elk hunting but love to live vicariously through those who are. Post up some pics folks!! And Good Luck!

From: Quick Draw 1
02-Sep-22

Quick Draw 1's embedded Photo
Quick Draw 1's embedded Photo
Might as well get it started..... Roosevelt, from Oregon. I bought this hunt at the Pope and Young convention last year. It was a fully donated hunt by Ken Wilson. Great hunt. Thanks Ken, for the donation to P&Y!

From: JL
02-Sep-22
Congrats! I guessed that was Oregon looking at all the ferns and moss.

From: t-roy
02-Sep-22
Congrats on your bull, Alan! Looks like a crazy rack configuration. Any other pics?

From: sitO
02-Sep-22
Awesome bull, head looks like a moose!

From: midwest
02-Sep-22
Awesome, Alan!!!

From: KSflatlander
02-Sep-22
Congrats first on the board

02-Sep-22
Excellent Roos…Bowjangles Tule would have been first!

From: Trophy8
02-Sep-22
Congrats on a great bull!

From: LUNG$HOT
02-Sep-22
What a stud Rosie!! Congrats!

03-Sep-22
Awesome

From: BULELK1
03-Sep-22
I like those Rossie's

Congrats man,

Robb

03-Sep-22
Nicely done, Good eater for sure. Paul

03-Sep-22
Congrats a beautiful bull

From: RD in WI
03-Sep-22
Congratulations on a beautiful bull. Love the coloration of the antlers and the bull's coat is just perfect. Way to start off the thread.

From: bohuntr
03-Sep-22
Beautiful bull!

From: Nick Muche
03-Sep-22
Congrats Alan!!!

From: scentman
03-Sep-22
That bull is Huge! Congrats!

03-Sep-22
Nice!!

From: pirogue
03-Sep-22
Congrats

From: JSW
03-Sep-22
Congrats Allen. It's great to see success from a P&Y donor and Auction winner.

From: Sam
04-Sep-22
Crazy cool looking Bull!

From: goelk
04-Sep-22
Cool Nice Bull

From: SBH
06-Sep-22
Nick must not be hunting elk yet...........

From: bigeasygator
06-Sep-22
Congrats!! The rack configuration from that angle almost looks like what you'd get if you merged a whitetail with an elk. Wild!!

From: BowJangles
06-Sep-22

BowJangles's embedded Photo
BowJangles's embedded Photo
I'm late to the party but here goes...

Tule Elk. Mendocino County, California. Richard Eriksen. First Elk. Epic.

Congrats on that gorgeous Rosie, Alan!!

From: maxracx
06-Sep-22
Great Bulls!!! Congrats guys.

From: 12yards
06-Sep-22
Wow! Nice bulls!

06-Sep-22
Nice shot Eric !

From: BowJangles
06-Sep-22
Thanks Jay but to be fair that was my 3rd shot you're seeing. While that shot was good the first one grazed him low and the second shot missed him totally. Not my finest bit of shooting. Admittedly the size and majesty of this animal shook me to pieces and the first two shot reflect that fact.

06-Sep-22
So let me get this straight. you shoot a polar bear with a recurve, and you can’t keep your crap together to shoot an elk with a compound. :>)))))

From: BowJangles
07-Sep-22
Oddly enough, yes!!! lol. I crumbled......

07-Sep-22
Man your on a roll

From: drycreek
07-Sep-22
Congrats guys !

From: Will
07-Sep-22
Beauties - congrats folks!

From: Oryx35
07-Sep-22
Fantastic elk so far, but it's crazy we don't have an American elk one week into September.

I didn't draw an elk tag this year, so I'm needing to live vicariously through others.

From: sasquatch
08-Sep-22

sasquatch's embedded Photo
sasquatch's embedded Photo
Got it done for my BIL on 9/6, bugling was slow though while we were there. (4 days)

From: BowJangles
09-Sep-22
Great bull!

From: ki-ke
09-Sep-22
Nice bull Squatch! By the looks on those faces, might there be some geographic regret as you now consider the pack out?? Lol

From: APauls
09-Sep-22
"Geographic Regret" LMAO!! Congrats guys!!!!

From: sjj
09-Sep-22
Jeez Quickdraw......cant beat that pic...

From: TD
09-Sep-22
Nothin' ruins a good elk hunt like killin' an elk..... =D

Cool, congrats boys on gettin' it done!

09-Sep-22
AZ started today, should get interesting…

From: sasquatch
09-Sep-22
Ki-ke, no not really. Was about 2.5 miles and 1k ft elevation drop but 95% was on an old abandoned road so it wasn’t all that bad

That’s just our (excited faces) haha

From: maxracx
09-Sep-22
LOL, I thought the same thing. Congrats on a great bull.

From: BULELK1
11-Sep-22
Nice to see some early harvests---------->

Congrats, Robb

From: Rocky D
11-Sep-22
Congrats, nice to see them hitting the ground!

From: Schmitty78
11-Sep-22

Schmitty78's embedded Photo
Schmitty78's embedded Photo
My first elk hunt ever, took 12 years to draw the tag. Think I’m hooked!! Wyoming bull

From: JL
11-Sep-22
^...Congrats and nice pic!!

11-Sep-22
Great bull and I suspect your hooked as well!!

From: Schmitty78
12-Sep-22

Schmitty78's embedded Photo
Schmitty78's embedded Photo
My buddy pulled it off today too while we were in Wyoming. Bull died 250 yards from where mine did.

From: maxracx
12-Sep-22
2 great bulls!!!! Congrats.

From: Sam
12-Sep-22

Sam's embedded Photo
Sam's embedded Photo
Too unique to pass up, especially at 15 yards. May never see another drop tine again.

From: M.Pauls
12-Sep-22
Nice Mike!!! Congrats, awesome bulls!

From: Bowaddict
12-Sep-22

Bowaddict 's embedded Photo
Bowaddict 's embedded Photo
9/9 CO otc. With the army of hunters and heat I was not letting him walk! It’s off to deer and bear……

From: t-roy
12-Sep-22
Congrats to all the successful hunters, so far!

12-Sep-22
Sweet..Great Bulls!

From: Buffalo1
12-Sep-22
Great success on some trophies. Congrats !!

From: T-rex
13-Sep-22
X2 t-roy

From: MRmich
13-Sep-22
Congrats to all!

13-Sep-22
Awesome all!!!!

From: CONative
14-Sep-22

CONative's embedded Photo
CONative's embedded Photo
Colorado Public Land

From: midwest
14-Sep-22
holy freakin moly...congrats CONative!

From: jordanathome
14-Sep-22
wowza

From: hdaman
14-Sep-22
Well that's a big boy! Congrats!

From: Scrappy
14-Sep-22
Wow, some monsters already, congrats guys.

From: 12yards
14-Sep-22
Great bull CONative!

From: BigSkyHntr
14-Sep-22
Nice going guys!

From: T-rex
14-Sep-22
WOW

From: APauls
14-Sep-22
Nice work fellas!!! I love this thread!

From: wild1
14-Sep-22
Congratulations to all !!

From: BowJangles
14-Sep-22
CONative........that's a gorgeous bull! Aside from how huge he is that color on him is amazing. Dream bull for sure. CONgrats!!!

From: Rocky D
16-Sep-22
I thought it was a little slow this year. 8 pics posted thus far, this time last year there was 18 posted.

The 17th of September had 7 more pics posted so maybe it’ll pick up this weekend.

A friend said that it was really tough hunting where he was in the Gila on the first hunt so maybe this is going to be a tough September.

From: 'Ike'
16-Sep-22
Moon's changing and Fall Equinox hits this upcoming week...It'll get better! ;-)

From: Bou'bound
16-Sep-22
How’s forestbows doing this year

From: Bou'bound
16-Sep-22
How’s forestbows doing this year

From: Bigfoot
16-Sep-22

Bigfoot's embedded Photo
Bigfoot's embedded Photo
Hard to follow up CONative - what an awesome bull! To get the ball rolling again, here is the smallest bull I have ever taken! Still very happy with him and always grateful to have more Elk meat.

16-Sep-22
Nice Bigfoot, perfect eater…

From: Well-Strung
16-Sep-22

Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Well-Strung's embedded Photo
I'll be the first cow. I picked up a B cow elk leftover tag. This cow came in feeding at 20 yards and kept turning and looking the wrong way at a spike she was with. It was a horribly long packout of dense black timber...

From: Well-Strung
16-Sep-22

Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Well-Strung's embedded Photo
Absolutely exhausted I decided to take a day off and relax... but then chose that night to walk into a new area where I found this bull, I bugled he bugled and we fell for each other. We met at 7 FEET facing in the dark timber. Fortunately, I was already drawn for the occasion and made a frontal, he went 20 yards and rolled down into a creek..now I'm beyond sore and battered after shooting 2 and packing them out in 3 days. Id do it again in a heartbeat!

From: t-roy
16-Sep-22
Congrats, well-strung!

17-Sep-22
Congrats all. Great looking Elk!

From: BULELK1
17-Sep-22
Hell Yeah--------->

Congrats All,

Robb

From: Scrappy
17-Sep-22

Scrappy's embedded Photo
Scrappy's embedded Photo
I had decided after about 10 minutes of advertising bugles I wasn't going to have anything come by. Took the arrow off the string and that's when I smelled him. Knocked the arrow and made a few more bugles and this little guy's come from behind the brush at 40 yards. If he wouldn't have walked directly up wind from me I would have walked away from this guy never knowing.

From: t-roy
17-Sep-22
Way to go, scrappy!

From: LUNG$HOT
17-Sep-22
Good job Well strung! Nice bull scrappy! Surprised we’re half way through September and only a handful of elk on the meat pole.

17-Sep-22
Heck yeah guys!!!! It’s awesome. CONative killed my dream bull!!

From: muley505
17-Sep-22

muley505's embedded Photo
muley505's embedded Photo
9/5 in New Mexico. Had my daughter by me for the call-in and shot. Great time!!

From: Inshart
17-Sep-22

Inshart's embedded Photo
Inshart's embedded Photo
Tough hunt this year - 3 of us hunted hard this is the only elk we saw.

Shot it evening of the second day. it was HOT - in the mid 80's every day and we were at about 8,500 feet. Fairly easy pack out of about 1 1/2 miles.

Fried up fresh inner loins, little seasoning, some butter, nice and rare with a cold drink -- just plain doesn't get any better!

17-Sep-22
Awesome Muley…

From: BigJobsRBig
18-Sep-22

BigJobsRBig's embedded Photo
BigJobsRBig's embedded Photo
Colorado OTC 9/12. Im feeling like bowaddict this year. More hunters than I've ever seen before and bugling was almost non-existant. This was the first bull I saw after 9 days of hunting. Couldn't pass.

From: DL
18-Sep-22

DL's embedded Photo
DL's embedded Photo
My friend just got this one. Nice silvies Oregon Bull.

From: GFL
19-Sep-22

GFL's embedded Photo
GFL's embedded Photo
OTC Colorado…..long pack out!

From: GFL
19-Sep-22

GFL's embedded Photo
GFL's embedded Photo

From: 12yards
19-Sep-22
Dandy GFL!

From: Rocky D
19-Sep-22
GL, congratulations that’s an incredible over the counter bull!

What a toad!

From: LWood
19-Sep-22
Colorado - public land. Draw unit. First elk with a bow.

From: LWood
19-Sep-22

LWood's embedded Photo
LWood's embedded Photo
Colorado 5x6

20-Sep-22
Atta baby…Nice shot!

From: Jim McNamara
20-Sep-22
Guys are taking some nice Elk! Anybody that can get close enough to stick a bull or cow is doing something right, or just plain lucky!!

From: Dennis Razza
20-Sep-22

Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
DIY drop camp with forest and flat top adventures
Dennis Razza's embedded Photo
DIY drop camp with forest and flat top adventures
Congrats to all the above. Finally got the monkey off my back and got my first bull in Colorado.

20-Sep-22
Congrats Dennis and everyone. I never even strung my recurve while elk hunting this year. I focused entirely on helping my son in law kill his first bull. He had multiple opportunities on mature bulls. Missed one and wasn’t prepared or didn’t know when to execute on 3 others. Which is all part of the learning curve for new hunters.

From: wkochevar
20-Sep-22

wkochevar's embedded Photo
wkochevar's embedded Photo
Idaho...

From: Rocky D
20-Sep-22
Wkochever, congratulations that’s a dandy!

From: Bowboy
20-Sep-22

Bowboy's embedded Photo
Jacks first elk with a bow.
Bowboy's embedded Photo
Jacks first elk with a bow.
Bowboy's embedded Photo
My spike.
Bowboy's embedded Photo
My spike.
Just got back from elk hunting. My buddy Jack got his first elk after 28 seasons hunting with his long bow. Both great eating elk. Jack shot his at 20 and mine was 22 yards.

21-Sep-22

Silentstalker's embedded Photo
Silentstalker's embedded Photo
Silentstalker's embedded Photo
Silentstalker's embedded Photo
My brother shot this 5 pt. bull in Utah back in August and my son shot this bull last weekend in Wyoming. This is his first bull elk and first bow kill. It’s been an amazing fall so far!!

Congrats to all of you who have killed elk so far. Good luck to those of you still chasing!

From: 12yards
21-Sep-22
Nice kills!

21-Sep-22

Watching Dawn's embedded Photo
58 yard shot. Arizona.
Watching Dawn's embedded Photo
58 yard shot. Arizona.

21-Sep-22
Nice Elk Guys!

From: BowJangles
21-Sep-22
Great elk y'all!!

From: longspeak74
21-Sep-22
Well done! Living vicariously through everyone this year!

21-Sep-22

huntabsarokee's embedded Photo
huntabsarokee's embedded Photo
Our group tagged out diy public land in New Mexico

21-Sep-22

Dax Morgan 's embedded Photo
Dax Morgan 's embedded Photo
Dax Morgan 's embedded Photo
Dax Morgan 's embedded Photo
Me and my son hunted with forest bows at flat top adventures. This was our first ever elk hunt. We had three opportunities by the second morning. The weather was unbearably hot but we were into elk almost every day. I took my first elk on the second morning. And was able to take a bear on our third evening.

From: maxracx
21-Sep-22
Great job, congrats to everyone who filled tags. Always next year to those of us who tried and didn't fill. We hunted a new unit and learned a bunch and even thou we came home empty it was still a great week in the mountains. Best of luck to those still holding tags.

From: Treeline
22-Sep-22
Lots of elk hitting the ground! Congratulations to all the successful bow hunters! Extra big CONGRATULATIONS to all you who got your first elk!

From: LINK
23-Sep-22

LINK's embedded Photo
LINK's embedded Photo
I was with a buddy when he arrowed this bull on 9-20. It was diy on public land in northern NM.

From: midwest
23-Sep-22
Congrats all! Just got back from a short hunt with buddies in CO otc. I hope for the sake of my resident friends the CPW does something soon to address the crowding in otc units so EVERYONE can have a better quality elk hunt.

That said, we got REAL close to a screaming bull with my buddy cnelk keeping him talking and me trying to close the distance. Just too thick and couldn't find a lane before he left with his lady friend. An hour and a half of pure adrenaline, though, and a great time with friends.

From: Dikndirt
24-Sep-22

Dikndirt's embedded Photo
Wyoming general bull after 4 days of great elk hunting. Couldn’t resist this young 5
Dikndirt's embedded Photo
Wyoming general bull after 4 days of great elk hunting. Couldn’t resist this young 5

From: Twinetickler
24-Sep-22
Way to go Dik! Lethal with that bow in hand!

24-Sep-22

Novembermadman 's embedded Photo
Novembermadman 's embedded Photo
I love this thread every year! Great job all you guys....beautiful bulls!

24-Sep-22
Great bull randy!

From: archer
25-Sep-22

archer's embedded Photo
archer's embedded Photo
Brody age 14 DIY with dad and grandpa. Limited entry draw tag Utah archery

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Sep-22
Some great bulls guys. Congrats to all.

25-Sep-22
Congrats to all. Good luck to those still in the hunt

From: Jordan
25-Sep-22
WTG Brody!!!! Great pic!

From: BowJangles
25-Sep-22
This thread just keeps on giving! You guys are getting it done. Congrats to all!

From: HUNT MAN
25-Sep-22

HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
HUNT MAN's embedded Photo
Sometimes you just lace up your boots and keep walking. This was one of those years . Congrats to all!! Ready for next September !! Hunt

From: bowhunter24
26-Sep-22
Looking forward to your story and pics HUNT MAN! Classics year after year!

From: Hancock West
26-Sep-22
Congrats Hunt Man

From: Muddyboots
27-Sep-22
Bowboy, loved your choice of weapon. Congratulations.

27-Sep-22

FrontierMulie's embedded Photo
FrontierMulie's embedded Photo
Wyoming 2022. 11 yard shot. Fun Hunt.

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