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Old 10-10-2016, 01:03 PM   #1
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Talking 2016 Colorado Bull Elk

its been a while since I posted on here but finally got some time and wanted to share this with you guys my recent elk trip.

Shot on opening week of bow season, public land Pagosa Springs, Colorado.

We hunted for a week and I was the only guy out of 4 that got a shot on one. Shot him at 50 yards. he ran about 40 yards and crashed like you see on the hunting channel. it was awesome experience that I will never forget.

So public land hunting was tough and we covered lots of country. Went into this experience with realistic expectation that bull elk was probably not going to happen unless all things lined up correctly. Me and 3 other buddies were hunting by ourselves with nothing but google earth to use to prepare for the trip and set up each days hunt location.

Myself and buddie james were helping guide the two guys that were with us. I finally got my bow out of the case on day 4 when I realized that we needed to start increasing the odds because we were on the road to coming home empty handed after a week of hunting.

Most awesome experience of my life even if I would not have made the most awesome shot ever on this dude the setting I was in alone was soooooo cool. Like a scene you see when you go to best buy and walk into the surround sound booth with the big screen Herd of elk cows, big bull working the herd down the mountain into a valley, calling, satellite bulls working the outskirts of the herd. I cant fully describe the awesomeness of the front row seat I had. they never knew I was there until I shot that arrow....

I was sitting next to a tree and had a buddy calling about 100 yards from me. this dude got about 50 yards the other side of the tree and started calling and the hair on the back of my neck stood straight up....at that time I was watching a satellite bull that was much smaller and up on a ridge line and could not see this guy or the herd because of the tree and bushes I was next to. I was being very quiet and not moving for a long time.

next thing I know, I look up and this bull starts pushing a heard of about 20 cows through a valley and he stopped broadside and I did not waste any time. made a sweet shot on him and watched in glory as he stood there looking at me and collapsed.

I was supper excited. FIRST BOW KILL EVER!!!!!

not sure how I am ever going to top this one.

hope you enjoy the pictures....the first picture you can see when he fell on his side he landed on the arrow and pushed it to the other side of him. you see it poking up..
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:07 PM   #2
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Very nice!!! not many of us had much luck this year on elk. Congrats to you sir!!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:08 PM   #3
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Very cool, congrats
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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That is awesome! Congratulations!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:12 PM   #5
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Heck of a first bow kill! Congrats on that!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:13 PM   #6
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Congrats.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:18 PM   #7
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #8
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Very nice, where about were you hunting? I have done a lot of hunting around Pagosa.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:21 PM   #9
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:24 PM   #10
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Awesome bull! Congrats!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:25 PM   #11
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wall hanger! congrats!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:28 PM   #12
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superb trophy given my experience of DIY elk. Or just "elk".

Full body mount.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:29 PM   #13
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Congrats on a nice bull
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:30 PM   #14
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Congrats!! Family spent a week in the Pagosa area this summer. It's beautiful country!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:30 PM   #15
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That's a good looking elk! Congrats!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:36 PM   #16
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Finally had tI'm to put it on here huh. We got skunked
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:38 PM   #17
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Very Nice! Congrats!
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:39 PM   #18
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Nice job. We hunted West of Pagosa and they were not talking much. Congrats.
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Old 10-10-2016, 01:39 PM   #19
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yeah I finally got around to posting it..... I think county road 302 was the road we were near.
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Old 10-10-2016, 02:33 PM   #20
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Nice! Great bull and congrats on your first bow kill being a 6x6 Elk. Unreal!

Went on my first elk hunt this year too. Don't know why it took me so long to do it and it sure won't be my last.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:26 PM   #21
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congratulations!! That is truly a good time.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:31 PM   #22
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Thats a pretty awesome first bow kill! Congrats to you sir

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Old 10-10-2016, 07:33 PM   #23
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:35 PM   #24
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:37 PM   #25
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waydago!! thats awesome
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:38 PM   #26
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:41 PM   #27
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Awesome, glade someone got lucky. We seen one elk. We were on the National Forrest, flat tap mountains.

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Old 10-10-2016, 07:41 PM   #28
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Awesome, congrats on the bowkill bull elk.
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:43 PM   #29
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NM tag soup for me. Congrats on a fine bull!
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Old 10-10-2016, 07:47 PM   #30
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Awesome!

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Old 10-10-2016, 08:20 PM   #31
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Nice Bull, Congrats!
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:21 PM   #32
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Awesome and congrats
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:38 PM   #33
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:43 PM   #34
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Good job!!!
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:54 PM   #35
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:57 PM   #36
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Very nice. Congrats

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Old 10-11-2016, 02:17 AM   #37
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Very nice Congrats!
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Old 10-11-2016, 02:38 AM   #38
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Big congrats!
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:27 AM   #39
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Great job!!
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Old 10-11-2016, 07:30 AM   #40
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Awesome, congrats on the kill! I had 4 buddies go, but no luck for them. Hopefully I can make it out next year
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:09 AM   #41
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thanks guys. it really was a great experience and will be hard to beat in the coming years. Beautiful country and I cant wait to go back.....just not to keen on the bear situation. I know black bears don't mess with you but this Texas boy still don't like it!
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:17 AM   #42
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Sounds like an awesome trip!
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:20 AM   #43
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That's one heck of a first bow kill! Congratulations
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:30 AM   #44
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Congrats Matt!!
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:37 AM   #45
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Congratulations Matt.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:56 PM   #46
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More pics! camp, surroundings, etc...
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:59 PM   #47
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:03 PM   #48
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Great story and great bull, congratulations!
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:04 PM   #49
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That's awesome man congrats
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Old 10-13-2016, 04:05 PM   #50
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Awesome congrats..... I would love to do this someday.
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