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Old 10-11-2017, 12:44 PM   #1
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The ranch we're headed to has spotty signal at best so I'll try to update as we can. Headed out yesterday morning and stopped in Llano for some Cooper's BBQ, then made it all the way to Santa Rosa to spend the night and a green chile cheeseburger.



Once we got towards Nolan and Sweetwater there was nothing but cotton, oil wells and windmills. If that's not Texas I don't know what is.

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Old 10-11-2017, 12:47 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:28 PM   #3
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:34 PM   #4
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Old 10-11-2017, 01:51 PM   #5
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:04 PM   #6
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:09 PM   #7
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:20 PM   #8
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:35 PM   #9
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:02 PM   #10
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Day one is in the books. Lots of elk and chased a couple good ones. Got within range of this 315-320 bull at last light. Beautiful country up here and lots of animals to look at on this ranch. We had Aoudad, mule deer, and about 15 bulls.





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Old 10-11-2017, 10:06 PM   #11
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:44 PM   #12
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This is the bull I'm after. Thinking he'll be 370. He's the one on the right in the last 2 pics.





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Old 10-11-2017, 11:19 PM   #13
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Hes a stud. Good luck.
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Old 10-12-2017, 12:15 AM   #14
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Old 10-12-2017, 04:28 AM   #15
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:03 AM   #16
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Good luck for sure
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:20 AM   #17
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Awesome bull good luck man
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:11 AM   #18
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:15 AM   #19
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:15 AM   #20
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:20 AM   #21
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Is it a high fence ranch?
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:23 PM   #22
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Is it a high fence ranch?


Yes. Sure doesn't make them any easier to hunt though. There is 3500 acres in the pasture we're hunting.

This morning we went driving until we found the group with that bull in it. I've got my heart set on him at this point.

Walked a couple miles chasing him and finally got within range after a 2 hour stalk while he was bedded. He got up and stopped at 57 and I rushed the shot and watched it sail right over the top of his back. He and the other bull he was with boogied out. We walked back to the Ranger and drove around to find them. They bedded back down in an area with no good way to approach., these big guys aren't stupid that's for sure. Going to get back after them after lunch.

One of the guys shot one with the bow this morning that should score 355-360. There are four of us on this trip.
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:07 PM   #23
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I hunt high fence. Have several times. Idk if I could drive a ranger near the bulls where I'm going in Colorado though lol.


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Old 10-12-2017, 02:09 PM   #24
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I hunt high fence. Have several times. Idk if I could drive a ranger near the bulls where I'm going in Colorado though lol.


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Old 10-12-2017, 02:11 PM   #25
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Old 10-12-2017, 02:27 PM   #26
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Good God Almighty!
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Old 10-12-2017, 05:33 PM   #27
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That is a big bull. Good luck getting an arra in him...
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:03 PM   #28
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So I've been within 100 yards of a 415, 455 and 480 this afternoon. Got to within 55 of the one I'm after in some of the thickest cedar I've ever been around. He never gave me a shot. We think we know where he's headed though, so chasing him hard.

I saw this bull the first night and decided either I'm taking him home or going home empty handed.

This has been a lot of fun so far walking these hills listening to some of them screaming. The one I'm after isn't talking and is running with a 390 bull.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:09 PM   #29
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480. Lawd!!
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:27 PM   #30
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What ranch are you hunting? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 10-12-2017, 06:34 PM   #31
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Is that the Acoma?
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:22 PM   #32
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No. Here's a teaser until after dinner

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Old 10-12-2017, 10:17 PM   #33
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Finally got it done tonight. Joker was locked in some of the thickest stuff on the ranch, which allowed us to sneak in on him. He finally stepped into the clearing at 59 yards and my arrow was true this time. Couldn't be more excited, he sure made us work for it. Not sure what he scores, but he's an 8x9.



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Old 10-12-2017, 10:56 PM   #34
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Congrats that's an awesome bull!

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Old 10-13-2017, 05:34 AM   #35
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Awesome bull.
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Old 10-13-2017, 06:21 AM   #36
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Great Bull!
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:09 AM   #37
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Red Canyon Ranch?

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Old 10-13-2017, 07:12 AM   #38
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Congrats!

Neck shot?
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:27 AM   #39
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Wow and congrats on a stud of a bull.

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Old 10-13-2017, 07:30 AM   #40
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Very nice. One day I might can afford one.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:38 AM   #41
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Congrats on a beautiful bull


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Old 10-13-2017, 07:43 AM   #42
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congrats nice bull
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:51 AM   #43
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monster. Congrats.

What ranch where yall hunting?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:11 AM   #44
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Congrats! What a monster!
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:29 AM   #45
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awesome job great hunt
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:45 AM   #46
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:36 AM   #47
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Yes sir. Awesome place and great people.

Thanks, I couldn't be happier with the experience and the elk coming home with me.

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Old 10-13-2017, 10:43 AM   #48
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Wow, that's awesome
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:44 AM   #49
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Wow!!!!!
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Old 10-13-2017, 10:50 AM   #50
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Wow!! Beautiful Bull. Congrats
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