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First Elk with a bow!
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Contributors to this thread:
Mike Ukrainetz 31-Aug-23
sitO 31-Aug-23
Mike Ukrainetz 31-Aug-23
Bowfinatic 31-Aug-23
Twinetickler 31-Aug-23
rattling_junkie 31-Aug-23
t-roy 31-Aug-23
Buglemaster 01-Sep-23
Bowaddict 01-Sep-23
Glunt@work 01-Sep-23
yeager 01-Sep-23
Rackmastr 01-Sep-23
LUNG$HOT 01-Sep-23
pav 01-Sep-23
Vaquero 45 01-Sep-23
DanaC 01-Sep-23
BULELK1 01-Sep-23
midwest 01-Sep-23
Mad Trapper 01-Sep-23
Smtn10PT 01-Sep-23
PeteO 01-Sep-23
hawkeye in PA 01-Sep-23
Bob 01-Sep-23
Supernaut 01-Sep-23
KSflatlander 01-Sep-23
bentstick54 01-Sep-23
TJS 01-Sep-23
400 Elk @Home 01-Sep-23
Bernie Bjorklund 01-Sep-23
Tradmike 01-Sep-23
Tradmike 01-Sep-23
Missouribreaks 01-Sep-23
labxtreme1. 01-Sep-23
Billyvanness 01-Sep-23
mooseslayer 01-Sep-23
Whocares 01-Sep-23
Big John 01-Sep-23
bohuntr 01-Sep-23
12yards 01-Sep-23
Treeline 01-Sep-23
iceman 01-Sep-23
Vonfoust 01-Sep-23
Brotsky 01-Sep-23
jordanathome 01-Sep-23
Scoot 01-Sep-23
HUNT MAN 01-Sep-23
Lewis 01-Sep-23
Bowfreak 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
Will 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
Scoot 01-Sep-23
APauls 01-Sep-23
tm 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
BwanaND 01-Sep-23
deerhunter72 01-Sep-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 01-Sep-23
CTBobcat 01-Sep-23
jdbbowhunter 01-Sep-23
Cheesehead Mike 01-Sep-23
Rut Nut 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
maxracx 01-Sep-23
Old School 01-Sep-23
12yards 01-Sep-23
Scoot 01-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 01-Sep-23
Beav 01-Sep-23
Scoot 01-Sep-23
Lee 01-Sep-23
Rut Nut 01-Sep-23
PECO2 01-Sep-23
tradi-doerr 01-Sep-23
molsonarcher 01-Sep-23
SBH 01-Sep-23
Brun 01-Sep-23
SC Bar 02-Sep-23
Beendare 02-Sep-23
ki-ke 02-Sep-23
Unit 9er 03-Sep-23
TMac 03-Sep-23
arlone 03-Sep-23
goelk 03-Sep-23
goelk 03-Sep-23
Mike Ukrainetz 03-Sep-23
TGbow 03-Sep-23
drycreek 03-Sep-23
ahunter76 03-Sep-23
WV Mountaineer 03-Sep-23
Ron Niziolek 03-Sep-23
Turk 03-Sep-23
Boreal 04-Sep-23
ElkNut1 04-Sep-23
Willieboat 04-Sep-23
Kingntuff 04-Sep-23
Jasper 04-Sep-23
blacktail 05-Sep-23
Dino 06-Sep-23
31-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Brooke Ukrainetz
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Brooke Ukrainetz
Here is my daughter Brooke with her first elk kill! A public land bull with a bow. We called it into 18 yds with some cow calls on Aug 29th.

From: sitO
31-Aug-23
Gonna be hard to beat, congrats young lady!

31-Aug-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Proud Dad moment!
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Proud Dad moment!
She had been sitting stands by herself every evening for 4 days and had passed on 2 different cow elk at under 25 yds. I told her she better shoot a cow or she probably won’t get an elk at all since she had to get back to school. She said it just didn’t excite her so she didn’t want to shoot. I said, fair enough, then we better do some hiking and calling and hopefully bugle in a bull. I had a big, river valley in mind to go hunt and Brooke said she was up for it and was willing to get up at 5 am to give it a good days hunt. Now what 16 yr old girl will get out of bed on a summer day to go hunt with her dad? Not many I bet, I was so happy just to get out and really hunt, not sit a stand. (I had also been sitting a stand every evening with my 14 yr old son trying to get him an elk, he was not up for a 5 am wake up call.)

31-Aug-23
How cool is that!

Congrats to her Proud papa indeed

From: Twinetickler
31-Aug-23
Awesome! Congrats to her and great job Dad!

31-Aug-23
That's great Mike!

From: t-roy
31-Aug-23
Something you both will remember for the rest of your lives! Congrats, Brooke and dad, as well!

From: Buglemaster
01-Sep-23
Awesome job young lady! Awesome job Dad! Congrats on a dandy bull!

From: Bowaddict
01-Sep-23
Awesome! Congrats

From: Glunt@work
01-Sep-23
That is awesome!

From: yeager
01-Sep-23
Fantastic……tell her a big congratulations!

From: Rackmastr
01-Sep-23
Huge congrats!!! Awesome stuff.

From: LUNG$HOT
01-Sep-23
Congratulations Brook and proud dad Mike! Great first bull. Here’s to many more.

From: pav
01-Sep-23
Congratulations Brooke!...and congratulations proud Dad! That's what it's all about!

From: Vaquero 45
01-Sep-23
What a great memory and bonding experience. Now that's a big deal . Congrats to both of you's. You might need a bigger house by the time " She's " through for mounts and antler space ! In this world filled with heartaches thanks for posting and sharing this positive and good news thread . Lord bless you " All " ! .....

From: DanaC
01-Sep-23
Great! Congratulations on a fine hunt.

From: BULELK1
01-Sep-23
Congrats Young Lady and Dad too---->

Robb

From: midwest
01-Sep-23
Outstanding! Congrats Brooke and dad!

Thanks for passing it on, Mike.

From: Mad Trapper
01-Sep-23
Congrats to Brooke!!

From: Smtn10PT
01-Sep-23
Nice bull! Congrats

From: PeteO
01-Sep-23
That's Awesome! Congrats. Daughters are the best.

01-Sep-23
Congratulations to the daughter and Dad.

From: Bob
01-Sep-23
Beautiful Elk. Congratulations.

From: Supernaut
01-Sep-23
Outstanding!

Congratulations to Brooke and you Mike. Proud dad moment for sure.

From: KSflatlander
01-Sep-23
Wow congratulations. High bar for a first elk. Congrats to a proud dad too.

01-Sep-23
Very cool. Congratulations to both dad and daughter!

From: TJS
01-Sep-23
Cherish!!!!!

01-Sep-23
Awesome and way to go for both dad and daughter!

01-Sep-23
That's amazing! What wonderful memories for both of you! Congrats! She will have lots of stories to tell at school!

Bernie

01-Sep-23
Congrats to her for keeping it together and making the shot.

From: Tradmike
01-Sep-23

From: Tradmike
01-Sep-23
Congrats Brooke. Hard earned bull.

01-Sep-23
Congratulations to both of you !!

From: labxtreme1.
01-Sep-23
Congratulations to the young hunter!

01-Sep-23
Nothing better than that! Congrats!

From: mooseslayer
01-Sep-23
Excellent job to both of you. Those smiles tell it all!!

From: Whocares
01-Sep-23
Pretty fun and proud moment for you and your daughter! Way to go! I remember two of my daughter's getting their first bucks when they turned 12. More fun than me getting one for sure.

From: Big John
01-Sep-23
So love this, Congratulations to you both!!!

From: bohuntr
01-Sep-23
That is fantastic! Congratulations to both you and Brooke!

From: 12yards
01-Sep-23
Congrats to the huntress!

From: Treeline
01-Sep-23
Congratulations to both Brooke and you Mike! What an amazing shared memory for both of you!

From: iceman
01-Sep-23
That is awesome! Congrats to both of you

From: Vonfoust
01-Sep-23
Best post I've seen for quite a while. Congratulations!

From: Brotsky
01-Sep-23
That's awesome! Way to go Brooke and congrats to you as well Mike!

From: jordanathome
01-Sep-23
That is awesome!

From: Scoot
01-Sep-23
Brooke and Mike-- WTG!!! That's pretty darn awesome!

From: HUNT MAN
01-Sep-23
Way to go guys!!!!

From: Lewis
01-Sep-23
Love these stories a family that hunts together stays together congrats to you both Lewis

From: Bowfreak
01-Sep-23
Congrats Brooke!!!!

01-Sep-23
Thanks guys for all the kind comments! I’m so proud of her and happy that she even wants to do it.

From: Will
01-Sep-23
Congratulations to both of you!

01-Sep-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
The pack our crew, son Tyler, Brooke and my wife Jen.
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
The pack our crew, son Tyler, Brooke and my wife Jen.
Jen had the heaviest load at this point, 80+ lbs and Jen is tough as nails but that was before the uphill portion of the pack out. We ended up stashing the head and and doing another load the next day. More family fun!

Brooke packed out a solid 60 lbs, more than half her body weight for a couple of jungly, sweaty, tough miles with a man’s pack frame, very uncomfortable. She said it was the toughest hike she had ever done. She’ll remember it all her life I bet. Tyler had a big load too on another awkward, man’s frame pack with no chest strap. Gotta upgrade some gear, dang it.

01-Sep-23

Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Tyler and I trying to call in a bull for him the next day. All we did was get eaten alive by mosquitoes, builds character I guess.
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Tyler and I trying to call in a bull for him the next day. All we did was get eaten alive by mosquitoes, builds character I guess.
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Some stand hunting on a field edge. We had cow elk within range a few times but the wind was shifty and dead quiet, couldn’t get a shot off, so frustrating.
Mike Ukrainetz's embedded Photo
Some stand hunting on a field edge. We had cow elk within range a few times but the wind was shifty and dead quiet, couldn’t get a shot off, so frustrating.
I focus on helping my family have some fun hunting, and maybe even get something, the first week or so of the season, Aug 25 to about Sept 1. My guides are all focused on our American clients.

From: Scoot
01-Sep-23
Mike- that pack out picture would go in a frame if it were my crew!!! Outstanding work by all involved!

From: APauls
01-Sep-23
Dude that CAN NOT BE BEAT!!!! Thanks for sharing LOVE to see it!!!

From: tm
01-Sep-23
Great job for all of you.

01-Sep-23
Thanks Scott! I guess it is a pretty cool pic. Thanks for the enthusiasm everyone. It’s actually a lot of work to get all 4 bows set up, get them out shooting, make sure everyone has good enough clothes, binocs, range finder, rain gear, etc, etc. wears a guy out, would be so much easier to just focus on myself or even guiding my hunters, that would be easier! Haha

From: BwanaND
01-Sep-23
Congratulations to the huntress, that's quite the accomplishment!!

And good on you Dad, for getting the kids involved!

From: deerhunter72
01-Sep-23
Great pictures of your family! Congratulations to all. Making memories is what it's all about.

01-Sep-23
Awesome Mike! Congrats Brooke!

From: CTBobcat
01-Sep-23
Great story

From: jdbbowhunter
01-Sep-23
Congrats to you and your daughter! Made a memory that will last forever!

01-Sep-23
Congrats to Brooke!

From: Rut Nut
01-Sep-23
GREAT Family pic! And CONGRATS to Brooke and her mentor! THIS is what it's all about!

My only question is .............................................how much "ribbing" did little brother take for sleeping in while Big Sis was "gitn-er-dun?!" ;-)

01-Sep-23
Exactly Rut Nut! That’s where he’ll build the life long passion for hunting, with a bit of fun, healthy competition.

From: maxracx
01-Sep-23
That's OUTSTANDING!!! Congrats!!!

From: Old School
01-Sep-23
Congrats Mike and Brooke. Great, lifelong memories right there!!

From: 12yards
01-Sep-23
Great pic of the pack out! It's amazing they packed all the meat out and let you just take pics! ;^D

From: Scoot
01-Sep-23
Haha Rut Nut I wondered the same thing!

Mike- your daughter gets up to hunt with her dad, bowhunts, and is cute as a button. I'll PM you my son's phone number to pass along to her. He's a nice, well mannered kid! :) Hahaha

01-Sep-23
Haha Scoot, 5 more years and she can start dating!

From: Beav
01-Sep-23
Outstanding Mike!! Congratulations to her and you as well!!

From: Scoot
01-Sep-23
Haha Mike- I have a 16 year old daughter and we're on about the same timeline!

From: Lee
01-Sep-23
That’s awesome!!

From: Rut Nut
01-Sep-23
Yep! Nothing wrong with a little sibling rivalry Mike! : )

From: PECO2
01-Sep-23
Well done, congrats!

From: tradi-doerr
01-Sep-23
HUGE Congrats to Brooke, and another Huge congrats out to Dad for getting your kids into the world of hunting!!

From: molsonarcher
01-Sep-23
Fantastic work!

From: SBH
01-Sep-23
Great job!

From: Brun
01-Sep-23
Outstanding! Congrats to the whole family.

From: SC Bar
02-Sep-23
Super job!!

From: Beendare
02-Sep-23
That smile says it all

From: ki-ke
02-Sep-23
Congrats to Brooke and the whole family! Spectacular lifestyle

From: Unit 9er
03-Sep-23
That whole thing put a smile on my face!

From: TMac
03-Sep-23
Congrats to Brooke and well done all around by you and your family Mike!!

From: arlone
03-Sep-23
Nothing more for me to ad, except another big congrats to Brooke and Dad for the kill and another one to the whole family!! Good luck to the rest of the family and with your "paying" customers Mike!

From: goelk
03-Sep-23
Congrats Brooke! Hooked for life now!

From: goelk
03-Sep-23
Congrats Brooke! Hooked for life now!

03-Sep-23
Thanks so much for all the kind comments and congratulations! Brooke and I really appreciate it, Bowsite is a great site!!

From: TGbow
03-Sep-23
Congratulations! Awsome

From: drycreek
03-Sep-23
Congrats to the whole family, it had to be a special moment when she cut that arrow loose !

From: ahunter76
03-Sep-23
Awesome & congratulations to all. Having been with my son, Daughter & G-sons when they have been successful makes our adventures just that more enjoyable.

03-Sep-23
Awesome!!!!!!!

From: Ron Niziolek
03-Sep-23
That’s awesome Mike! Congratulations to you both!

From: Turk
03-Sep-23
Congratulations!

From: Boreal
04-Sep-23
Congrats! That's great for you both!

From: ElkNut1
04-Sep-23
Brooke, huge congrats! You have a very good teacher there!

ElkNut

From: Willieboat
04-Sep-23
Congrats thanks for sharing the smile says it all !

From: Kingntuff
04-Sep-23
Very good for you and your great family. Wish we got to see it more often! Your doing good and should be dam proud congrats

From: Jasper
04-Sep-23
Attagirl Brooke!!!!!

From: blacktail
05-Sep-23
Thanks for sharing your story. Great family!

From: Dino
06-Sep-23
Awesome work Mike!!! Great pics, stories and memories!

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