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Old 09-15-2018, 09:14 PM   #1
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Here is my Southwestern Colorado Bull. This was my trip of a lifetime. I have been hunting elk for three years now. My first year I did not kill and elk but did learn a lot. My second year I was able to make a 35 yd shot on a nice cow elk. My third year I connected on this magnificent 5x6 at 37 yds. I shot him on the Sunday of opening weekend around 1:30 in the afternoon. I was headed to go filter water from a spring I found and decided to hunt on the way. I came across 2 bulls play fighting and managed to get within 37 yds. I made the shot and the bull didn't know what happened he lifted his head up from sparring with the other bull turned around made two steps and fell over. I couldn't believe it. I had him all cut up and my first load of meat out by 8pm and the rest if the meat by 3pm the next day. Then my final trip was Tuesday when I carried out my camp and his head.

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:16 PM   #2
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Heck yeah! Awesome bull!

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:17 PM   #3
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Thatís awesome man! Congratulations.


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Old 09-15-2018, 09:19 PM   #4
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Congrats! That’s a great hunt. What unit were you hunting?
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:19 PM   #5
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That is bad ***. Congratulations sir!
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:19 PM   #6
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Awesome....you done good!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:20 PM   #7
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Awesome job
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:22 PM   #8
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Congratulations!! A trophy that creates a lifetime of memories!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:23 PM   #9
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That is awesome
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:24 PM   #10
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Congratulations man-what a great accomplishment

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:27 PM   #11
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That is bad ***. Congratulations sir!
This^^^^^
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:30 PM   #12
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more congrats to you!!!!
awesome hunt and a memory for a lifetime
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:33 PM   #13
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Congrats on a great bull!

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:37 PM   #14
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Incredible! Well done bud
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:38 PM   #15
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Very nice!!!

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:41 PM   #16
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Wow! Congratulations.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:43 PM   #17
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Wow! Congratulations on a great bull. That should make you smile all the way home!
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:44 PM   #18
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Hell yeah bro!! You da man. Good stuff right here.
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:48 PM   #19
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Man that is too cool. Congrats!

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:48 PM   #20
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I was hunting unit 70. My camp consisted of a one man tent, tarp,sleeping bag, and pocket stove with fuel and tin cup. I also carried in enough food and clothing for 8 days along with an empty collapsible water container and water filter. I had a 5 mile pack out one way. My truck was parked around 9400' and I shot the bull right at 11000'. I was shooting a Hoyt Spyder 30 and my arrow was tipped with 100 grain slick trick grizzly trick 2.

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Old 09-15-2018, 09:49 PM   #21
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Thats awesome man.. There is something special about a solo bull
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:51 PM   #22
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Freakin awesome
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Old 09-15-2018, 09:58 PM   #23
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awesome! Congrats!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:02 PM   #24
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That is so awesome! Congrats!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:03 PM   #25
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Greatness and what an accomplishment congrats to you. I can attest to the hard work that's involved. It's not easy by any means.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:06 PM   #26
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Congrats man. Not many that can do that, you're a dying breed, and the credit is all yours.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:09 PM   #27
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That is freakin awesome......Congrats!!!!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:10 PM   #28
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Awesome man, congrats!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:11 PM   #29
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Huge congrats!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:13 PM   #30
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Thanks brothers. I haven't stopped reliving it yet. I was so pumped that after I hauled my last load out I made it to the nearest town grabbed some real food then made the nonstop except for fuel 16 HR drive home. I couldn't wait to get.home and see my wife and kids and go over the hunt with them.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:19 PM   #31
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Here he is all cleaned up. I did it myself.

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Old 09-15-2018, 10:21 PM   #32
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Super cool. Congrats on a tough hunt. Especially solo. Heck of a trophy.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:21 PM   #33
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That's what I'm talking about!!!! Way to go man! Trip of a lifetime!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:24 PM   #34
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Way to go!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:24 PM   #35
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Awesome, congrats!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:25 PM   #36
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Congrats! Pure awesomeness!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:27 PM   #37
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Congrats! Well earned trophy.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:29 PM   #38
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That is awesome and and lot of work. Congrats
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #39
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Big congrats amigo!

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Old 09-15-2018, 10:30 PM   #40
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Wow that is AWESOME! Congrats!
I'm super jealous.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:35 PM   #41
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You did what we all dream of doing. Congrats sir !!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:45 PM   #42
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Nice bull. Trophy
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:46 PM   #43
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Awesome, congrats on pulling that off, especially solo, that really is a great accomplishment! That's a huge bull!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:48 PM   #44
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That is legit!!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:51 PM   #45
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Very cool! Congrats
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:57 PM   #46
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Congrats!

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Old 09-15-2018, 11:02 PM   #47
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That is just freakin awesome! Congrats on the success and thank you tons for posting pics. He is a stud for sure.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:02 PM   #48
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Now that’s just awesome. Big time Congrats bud!!!
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:23 PM   #49
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Sweet Success.I've been twice and have had opportunity but never connected.
Nicely done....
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:41 PM   #50
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Congrats
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