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JohnMC 18-Jul-23
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Catscratch 18-Jul-23
JohnMC 18-Jul-23
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JohnMC 18-Jul-23
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Beav 18-Jul-23
ND String Puller 18-Jul-23
Huntcell 18-Jul-23
Charlie Rehor 18-Jul-23
Beendare 18-Jul-23
jdbbowhunter 18-Jul-23
Gib 18-Jul-23
bowhunt 18-Jul-23
Stoneman 18-Jul-23
jjs 18-Jul-23
JohnMC 18-Jul-23
EmptyFreezer 18-Jul-23
Bowboy 18-Jul-23
blue spot 18-Jul-23
tkjwonta 18-Jul-23
Zbone 19-Jul-23
BULELK1 19-Jul-23
Alexis Desjardins 19-Jul-23
BoggsBowhunts 19-Jul-23
drycreek 19-Jul-23
Ron Niziolek 19-Jul-23
TGbow 19-Jul-23
kennym 19-Jul-23
goelk 19-Jul-23
SBH 19-Jul-23
JohnMC 19-Jul-23
12yards 19-Jul-23
Jaquomo 19-Jul-23
Scoot 19-Jul-23
jordanathome 20-Jul-23
Rob in VT 20-Jul-23
badbull 20-Jul-23
hobbes 21-Jul-23
DerrickOlley 21-Jul-23
AaronShort 21-Jul-23
JohnMC 21-Jul-23
AaronShort 21-Jul-23
ki-ke 23-Jul-23
doubledrop 08-Aug-23
JohnMC 08-Aug-23
doubledrop 08-Aug-23
JohnMC 08-Aug-23
fuzzy 09-Aug-23
beard collector 11-Aug-23
From: JohnMC
18-Jul-23

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Got up at 3:00 AM on Friday and took a detour on the way to the Colorado Bowhunters Assocation jamboree (which was a great weekend with north of 600 bowhunters). A few pictures of some bulls getting close to their potential.

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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Bet a few of you recognize this spot.

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18-Jul-23

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The transfer to bowsite got the color wrong on this one and a couple others. Wish that didn't happen.

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18-Jul-23

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How about the 3rds on this 7x7.

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18-Jul-23

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From: Catscratch
18-Jul-23
Seems like I post the exact same thing on all of your threads.... Wow!

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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This is one I really wanted to like but did quite get there.

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18-Jul-23

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18-Jul-23

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From: LUNG$HOT
18-Jul-23
Bravo. Beautiful work. Thanks John.

18-Jul-23
Some great photos. Thanks

From: JohnMC
18-Jul-23

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Our way to big, but fun group for a 6:00 AM go through the extreme range at the Jamboree.

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18-Jul-23

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What happens when you put a target 80 yards across a valley with a tree in middle just off 10 ring.

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18-Jul-23

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Those damn e-bike flying through vendors alley.

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18-Jul-23

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I'll wrap up by sharing and says thanks to the 'The Colorado Bowhunter' magazine. For featuring a few of my photos in their magazine.

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18-Jul-23

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From: Beav
18-Jul-23
Looks like fun! Thanks for sharing!

18-Jul-23
Good stuff John, thanks!

From: Huntcell
18-Jul-23
That ARR0W tree is hilarious!

18-Jul-23
Really nice John.

From: Beendare
18-Jul-23
Great depth of field on those shots John

From: jdbbowhunter
18-Jul-23
Great pics , thanks for sharing.

From: Gib
18-Jul-23
Thank you for the pictures,

From: bowhunt
18-Jul-23
Thanks for posting

Always like your deer and elk photos

From: Stoneman
18-Jul-23
Great primer for September!

Thanks for sharing John.

From: jjs
18-Jul-23
John, what is your camera set up, out standing pictures.

From: JohnMC
18-Jul-23
Thanks guys, I appreciate it.

Jjs camera is a Canon R5. Lenses used for those pictures were Canon 600 F4 ii and Canon 70-200 F2.8

From: EmptyFreezer
18-Jul-23
Wowza.. Thanks for sharing

From: Bowboy
18-Jul-23
Very nice thanks for posting

From: blue spot
18-Jul-23
John, very much enjoy all your photos. Great subjects, great composition, and the other great qualities I cant name at the moment. As the photographer I am sure you notice all the qualities lost posting here, but they are still pretty damn good.

From: tkjwonta
18-Jul-23
John? Taking fantastic pictures? I, for one, am shocked!

Kidding aside, thanks for sharing your talents with us again! That looks like one of the very few good excuses for a 3am wake-up.

From: Zbone
19-Jul-23
WOW, impressive, great pix! Thanks for sharing John...

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-23
Fun times and kool pix!

Good luck, Robb

19-Jul-23
Very nice thanks for sharing.

19-Jul-23
Your recent threads have reminded me of the BB threads of the old days!

From: drycreek
19-Jul-23
As Boggs said, I really miss the BB threads, but you are doing a great job taking up the torch. Thanks John !

From: Ron Niziolek
19-Jul-23
Thanks for sharing, John. I really enjoy your photos.

From: TGbow
19-Jul-23
Dang John..looking at your photos, I feel like I'm standing there in real life looking at the elk. You are very good at photography

From: kennym
19-Jul-23
Awesome pics!!

From: goelk
19-Jul-23
Nice Thanks for posting always enjoyed your pics

From: SBH
19-Jul-23
Said if before, say it again......great job John. Love the pics

From: JohnMC
19-Jul-23
To you all that comparing my pictures to BB thanks, but I am not there yet by a long shot. His pictures on here have always been some of my favorite threads. Maybe we will see more of him before long!

From: 12yards
19-Jul-23
Awesome photos! It never ceases to amaze me how fast they can grow that bone!

From: Jaquomo
19-Jul-23
Great work, as always, John!

From: Scoot
19-Jul-23
John, thanks again for the pics! Yours are great! I certainly would love it if BB would grace us with some of his pics/stories again. Some of his wonderful stories and the associated pics changed the way I hunt (for the better) and I'm really glad I stumbled into them many years ago.

From: jordanathome
20-Jul-23
BB has his stuff all over facebook now

Great pics dude. Jelly much here.

From: Rob in VT
20-Jul-23
Awesome pics!

From: badbull
20-Jul-23
Good work! Puts me in the mood to go scouting but pretty sure I won't see that caliber of animals. Thanks for sharing.

From: hobbes
21-Jul-23
Great photos.

The Jamboree photo is great. It's been a while but it was always a great time in my CO days.

21-Jul-23

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One of John’s goat pictured he allowed me to frame. I matted and framed two of his goat pics and will donate them to one of the many organizations I belong as a raffle item.

From: DerrickOlley
21-Jul-23
Great shot and excellent camera Canon 600 F4 ii and Canon 70-200 F2.8. I have the same one, it produces beautiful pictures, only small adjustments are needed for clear pictures! I'm often busy in cosmetic here surgery ! But I love this camera Canon 70-200 F2!

From: AaronShort
21-Jul-23
Looks like the elk pics were on top of trail ridge road. We always go up there if we are in the Estes Park area

From: JohnMC
21-Jul-23
Aaron you are close. Most of these were on Old Fall River Road which joins up with Trail Ridge at top.

From: AaronShort
21-Jul-23
AHH...right. Its been a few years since I've been up through there. Its the one way gravel road to the top. I havent ever taken that drive and not seen elk.

From: ki-ke
23-Jul-23
Great pics as always John! Thanks for sharing

From: doubledrop
08-Aug-23
Excellent pictures John! I was hoping it might have been you up there Sunday. The fog was incredible and lifted as soon as we reached the herd. Made for some amazing photos and someone was up there with a nice camera. Would love to see those pictures.

From: JohnMC
08-Aug-23

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I was up there Sunday. Is this the fog you were referring to? I'll post some pictures in a week or so of some elk from Sunday

From: doubledrop
08-Aug-23
Awesome! Yes, that's what we saw once at the top. I was so relieved after we drove through super dense fog through most of the park that day. I told my kids there were some unbelievable pics on Bowsite of the herd.

From: JohnMC
08-Aug-23
You go up 'Old Fall River road'? That were they were Sunday. I was up towards the top before sunrise. Took a few pictures from Fall River road. Then drove up to the visitor center and walked down the road after it stopped raining. You probably saw me down below the road I'd guess between 7-9 AM if you were coming up around that time.

From: fuzzy
09-Aug-23
Beautiful animals

11-Aug-23
Beautiful pictures. Thanks

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