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Old 09-24-2017, 10:08 PM   #51
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Sweet. Some nice bulls! Looks like lots of fun!! Congrats
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:17 PM   #52
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Wow. Incredible! Congrats
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Old 09-24-2017, 10:29 PM   #53
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Nicley done!

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Old 09-24-2017, 11:18 PM   #54
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Man!!! That's getting it done!!


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Old 09-24-2017, 11:30 PM   #55
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Awesome bulls men! Congrats!
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:44 PM   #56
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Well Done Hunter
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:46 PM   #57
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very nice! can not wait until i get to hunt for that
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Old 09-25-2017, 10:12 AM   #58
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Wow, that's a heck of a group of bulls taken in the same trip!! Congrats!
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Old 09-25-2017, 11:45 AM   #59
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Gosh i've cancelled two hunts this year and probably going to have to wipe this season out. Pharking harvey . . . . .

Of course the year that bulls are going down in droves . . . . congrats man you slay em!
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:00 PM   #60
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Thanks everyone. Also forgot to mention the first afternoon when we were shooting our bows, we saw a big bull moose about 800 yards below spike camp. That was a pretty cool sighting.
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Old 09-25-2017, 12:08 PM   #61
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Great bulls, great recap, and glad yall got to share it with your dad.
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:25 AM   #62
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Congrats Hunter,
Those are some sweet bulls

I got a buddy that hunts NE of Salt Lake. one of these days I'm going to make it......I keep telling myself that. Maybe when my wife finishes grad school, she will send me as her graduation present
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:36 AM   #63
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Great bull! Nice shooting and congrats you guys!
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Old 09-26-2017, 11:40 AM   #64
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What an experience! Thanks for sharing. Congrats on the stud
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Old 09-26-2017, 12:18 PM   #65
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Old 09-26-2017, 01:41 PM   #66
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Well done.
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Old 09-26-2017, 03:41 PM   #67
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Thanks everyone. I was really excited to take this bull down quickly. This was the first animal I have had a chance to shoot with my Halon 32. I can shoot with confidence on an elk sized target out to 60/70 yards. Overall, very happy with the purchase.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:41 PM   #68
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Congrats Hunter! Talked to Travis last night. Sounds like it was a great trip!
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:53 PM   #69
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Congrats Hunter! Talked to Travis last night. Sounds like it was a great trip!
Yea it was a quick trip but it was a lot of fun. I think it checked off all of the boxes for what we were looking for! He sent me a picture of your 612th nilgai with a bow. Congrats!
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:54 PM   #70
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Congrats Hunter!

Thats a great bull and story!

To cool that both your Dad and brother were able to do that hunt with you.
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Old 09-27-2017, 02:59 PM   #71
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Wow. Those are some beasts!
Thanks for sharing.
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:15 PM   #72
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congrats very nice
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Old 09-28-2017, 10:43 AM   #73
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Great write up and even better bulls.
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Old 09-28-2017, 11:47 AM   #74
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That is awesome....congrats to you all.
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Old 10-02-2017, 10:11 PM   #75
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WOW! Congrats TH! From my last couple of years of elk hunting I am debating giving up.....you give hope LOL!!!
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Old 10-17-2017, 08:30 AM   #76
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just got this up recently, got some shots of Hunter and the gang!

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Old 10-28-2017, 11:05 AM   #77
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My dad, brother, TBHer travissalinas and I went to Utah this past week. My dad wasn't hunting but the other 3 were ready and loaded up with our bows.

Day 1 started with rain all night in our spike camp. Turned to snow right at daylight and we stayed put until the weather broke about 9:00. We went out and started seeing and hearing bulls right away. It was raining/snowing and was just all around miserable weather. Finally it broke and my brother was able to get an arrow in an awesome 7x7 at 40 yards. He made a good shot and the bull didn't go far. We were on the board. Even better, my dad was standing right next to him when he made the shot.

We walked all day and didn't have any luck until right before dark. We were able to walk up on a great bull and I had some bow issues. I was unable to seal the deal with a large bull at 41 yards. My guide and I were both bummed but we knew it was still only the first day. We got word right at dark that Travis had sealed the deal on an awesome bull.

Tuesday morning we saw plenty of animals but couldn't find what we were looking for and just couldn't get within range or anything. Finally after blown stalks, getting winded etc we found a bull to chase with about 45 minutes of light left. He essentially walked right up on us in some thick brush that we couldn't see him in. We were walking the same time and came around the ridge at the Same time. We followed him over a ridge and into the next valley. We lost sight of him and decided to loop the way around to try and get in front of him. In doing so, we located a nice bull bedded on a grass shelf on a fairly steep hillside. The weather the next day was supposed to be nasty with 4-8 inches of snow and knew we were up against the clock. We decided to try for the bedded bull and use the terrain to our advantage. We were able to crawl up to 65 yards and I was hesitant to shoot at that distance and still needed him to stand up. The guide told me to just start walking right at him. We had very low light at this point and the hillside behind us to break up our silhouette. We got to 57 yards and he stood up. The guide called out the distance and I let it fly. It seemed like an eternity from the time I let the arrow go until I heard the thwack of the arrow hitting him. I caught him forward but hit something important because he hunched up and started staggering. He made it about 20 yards and stopped. We hurried to the edge of the shelf and ranged him at 60 yards. I drew back and settled my 60 yard pin on him and let it rip. Again it felt like forever until I heard my arrow find its mark. This time I had 10 ringed him and the guide looked at me with a huge smile and told me I could put my bow down. It was too dark to be able to follow the arrow naked eye but the guide was looking through his binos and was confident in the shot. Sure enough the bull took off down the hill and made it about 30-40 yards staggered and fell over. He was finished in seconds and I had my second bow bull. To add to the excitement Travis, his guide and my dad were hundreds of yards away on the next ridge over watching the whole thing play out. Essentially had stadium seats to the whole deal. I still hadn't had a great look at the bulls rack and asked my guide what caliber he was and was shocked when he told me he was around 350". Once we walked up on him I couldn't believe how big he was. He was a 7x6 with a small little 2" extra on one side. It was a great trip and it couldn't of worked any better. It was a great time with my brother, Dad and great hunting buddy. Enough talk. Here he is. Thanks for reading.



My dad and I from spike camp

Where we sighted in our bows.....not a bad view

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Old 10-28-2017, 06:19 PM   #78
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Awesome stuff !!!


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Old 10-28-2017, 10:11 PM   #79
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Congrats. Great write up on great bulls!
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:13 PM   #80
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Nice bulls
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Old 10-28-2017, 10:33 PM   #81
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Outstanding bulls! Congrats!
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Old 05-04-2018, 05:52 PM   #82
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Mounts are finished and hung! I think they turned out great. First time using this taxidermist but very happy with his work. Browder Graves in Uvalde did these for us.

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Old 05-04-2018, 06:03 PM   #83
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FnA! Congrats to all!
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:11 PM   #84
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Looks awesome, beautiful trophy room!!!
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:36 PM   #85
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Looks great!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:20 PM   #86
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Nice additions to the trophy room.
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:22 PM   #87
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Very nice...

Awesome wall right there!!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #88
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Congrats man
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:24 PM   #89
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Looks great !
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:25 PM   #90
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Hopefully my buddies and I can get one this September in Idaho. First time heading out there. Doing our homework
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #91
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Hopefully my buddies and I can get one this September in Idaho. First time heading out there. Doing our homework


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Old 05-04-2018, 07:34 PM   #92
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Wow, very nice!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:38 PM   #93
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Look great Hunter, congrats!
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Old 05-04-2018, 07:43 PM   #94
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Very nice. Where are all the mulies from?
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:16 PM   #95
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Very nice. Where are all the mulies from?


Thanks!

All from Sonora, Mexico


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Old 05-04-2018, 08:34 PM   #96
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Epic!
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:38 PM   #97
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Congrats on the great bulls! An that is an awesome trophy room!!
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