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Old 10-08-2017, 09:08 PM   #1
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Me and my brother made our first trip to the lease this year just north of Fredericksburg this weekend. We made our first sit on Friday morning and my little brother had a pretty big surprise about 7:45. Standing about 300 yards away on the other hill was a huge elk. My grandad had hunted this place for over 50 years before he passed in February and had never seen an elk and very few exotics. My brother sends me a text and ask what he should do. I told him get out and go get him!!! The entire time I am thinking he has no chance to get close enough with a bow, as it is pretty open on top of the hill he was hunting. I was sitting in the bottom below him and was having a small panic attack wondering what was happening above me. About 8:45 I hear an elk bark not far behind my feeder and then what sounds like my brother talking. I immediately get out of the tripod and start walking towards where he is talking. Half way down the tripod I get a text that says "I got him". I walked up the hill from my tripod and my brother is standing 50 yards away, he threw his hands up and ran straight for me. The elk had only made it 30 yards after the shot, and was only 100 yards behind my feeder. When I first saw him I couldn't believe how big this animal actually was. Turns out he shot and missed him at 60 yards, and then cut him off at 40 yards down in a draw and made a perfect shot on him. On a side note we made our first trip to Colorado elk hunting the first of September. We saw one small 4x3 bull. First weekend in the hill country my brother kills a 7x6 giant. So as far as we know there are just as many elk in the hill country as Colorado. There is no doubt this was a gift from grandad up above. I could only imagine what he was saying while all of this was taking place. Sorry for the long read, but this is some stuff that never happens to us.



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Old 10-08-2017, 09:10 PM   #2
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That's awesome!

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #3
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WOW!!! Thatís awesome!


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Old 10-08-2017, 09:11 PM   #4
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Wow
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:12 PM   #5
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A BIG Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:12 PM   #6
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:12 PM   #7
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Heck of a bull! Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:14 PM   #8
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i doubt if anybody tops that this year! Congratulations!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:15 PM   #9
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Wow - that will go down as a page in your families history? Huge congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:15 PM   #10
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Oh heck yeah! Great bull
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:15 PM   #11
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That's cooler than the other side of the pillow!! Congratulations!

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:16 PM   #12
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That is so awesome!! Congratulations!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:16 PM   #13
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Dig it
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:16 PM   #14
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Wayda Go!! great bull
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:16 PM   #15
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Unbelievable! That is too cool.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:17 PM   #16
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Awesome I bet his heart is still racing!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #17
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Wow! Congratulations to him, that is once in a lifetime.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #18
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That’s a fine elk, congrats & thanks to grandad
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #19
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That's a $10,000-15,000 trophy in Texas (and some parts of the mountains in the west as well)!

Great story. Thanks for sharing!


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Old 10-08-2017, 09:18 PM   #20
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That's a great surprise, congrats.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:19 PM   #21
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Wow Awesome Bull Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:20 PM   #22
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Very cool, congrats.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #23
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Holy crap! That's awesome!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #24
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That's so cool!! Way to go!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #25
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How awesome is that!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:21 PM   #26
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So awesome! Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:22 PM   #27
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Very cool!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:22 PM   #28
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Man that is awesome!!! Wow wow!! Congrats


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Old 10-08-2017, 09:26 PM   #29
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That is too cool!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:26 PM   #30
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What a hunt. Congrats on the great bull.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:27 PM   #31
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Can’t beat that with a stick! Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:27 PM   #32
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That's an incredible story! Congratulations!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:27 PM   #33
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Awesome! Congrats
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:28 PM   #34
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Holy chit!!!!! This is awesome. Loved the write up. Crazy.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:30 PM   #35
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Sweet man, just another of the many things that I love about the hill country!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:31 PM   #36
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Crazy!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:33 PM   #37
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That's awesome. Congrats to him
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:33 PM   #38
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Thatís a surprise thatíll never be beat. Congrats to your brother!


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Old 10-08-2017, 09:34 PM   #39
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Awesome!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:35 PM   #40
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Lawd Hammercy!! What a surprise. I bet that was a shock! Thanks Grandad!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:35 PM   #41
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That's one hunt y'all will never forget. I'm envious. Wondering if he's a high fence escapee, and how long he's been hanging around?
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:36 PM   #42
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Wow awesome!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:36 PM   #43
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Very Cool!!!!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:38 PM   #44
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That's a $10,000-15,000 trophy in Texas (and some parts of the mountains in the west as well)!

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This. I hope the landowners cool with y'all shooting this (a lot of them are funny about it).

Super nice bull though.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:38 PM   #45
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Amazing, congratulations to you brother on a spot and stalk in the hill country.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:40 PM   #46
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Sweet! Congrats to your brother.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:40 PM   #47
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That is sweet!
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #48
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Jealous!!!!!!!

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Old 10-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #49
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That is so awesome! Congrats to y'all on a memory of a lifetime.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:42 PM   #50
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Awesome, a hunt to never forget!
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