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Old 09-12-2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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This morning I woke up at 5:00 Am . Made coffee & took my binos out on the back porch to glass the hay field. To my surprise there was two elk about 120 yards from the house. I hadn't seen any elk here for the last week with the full moon. So I watched & drank coffee till it got light enough to see if they were bulls or cows. I got my dad up because he has a cow elk private land tag good for September 1 - January 31. As it got light I could see antlers so my dad was bummed. They weren't the big 360" bull that I had seen the week before but they were bulls so I took off for the edge of the woods on the south west side of the field. When I got set up they both started to go the other way. Ranged them at a little over 850 yards. I cow called a few light calf calls with no response so used my " Imakadabullcrazy" one time & the little bull took off at a run straight to me. The bigger one kept going away. So I bugled & stopped him. Cow called again followed by a longer bugle & here he comes running wide open from almost 1000 yards. He went around the hill & up over the pond dam then jumped in & started pawing, splashing & hooking the mud , moss & cat tails up in the air! Put on a heck of a show. At this point he's 100 yards. He started walk toward me but angling away. Cow called soft now he's on a string . Hung up at 65 looking for that cow. I bugle , he answered me walks broad side to 22 yards, I draw as he passes some brush & softly said mew. Shot him with the old trusty Grim Reaper . Got a complete pass through. He ran about 40 yards before I called & stopped him. He stood there about 5 minutes then made a death run about 150 before he laid down. Probably my most successful call in so I was pumped it all worked out textbook. Good Lord has been good to me hunting & I give Him all the Praise & Glory !
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #2
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I enjoyed the story, the calling him in part was awesome. Your post would get a 9.5 out of 10 if there had been pics.

Edit: Since you gave our Father the glory, I'll still give you a 9.5....just add pics later.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:44 PM   #3
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Sounds like one heck of a hunt. Big congrats on the bull. God definitely blessed you with a good one.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:45 PM   #4
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Pictures?? Congrats! That sounds exciting!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #5
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Awesome, felt like I was right there! Can't even begin to know how that feels. And giving all praise to our Holy God tops it off. Congrats on your bull and mostly on the experience.


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Old 09-12-2017, 09:47 PM   #6
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Pictures were in the previous post. I'll have to add them with Tapatalk.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:50 PM   #7
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #8
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Pictures were in the previous post. I'll have to add them with Tapatalk.
Ok, searched your posts and saw the pics. Awesome story, amazing animal, gave thanks to God...and packed it out with a Kubota. I can now give the post an 11.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:51 PM   #9
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Bet that was awesome for your dad to watch
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #10
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Ok, searched your posts and saw the pics. Awesome story, amazing animal, gave thanks to God...and packed it out with a Kubota. I can now give the post an 11.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:52 PM   #11
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Good story!

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Old 09-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #12
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Bet that was awesome for your dad to watch
Yes sir ! He & my mom watched from the back porch with binos. They couldn't see me but could hear me calling & watched the elk react . Awesome morning for sure.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #13
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Awesome, Brett! That sounds like a FUN hunt. Congrats!!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:55 PM   #14
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Awesome!
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:58 PM   #15
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Heck of a hunt right there! Just awesome.
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Old 09-12-2017, 09:58 PM   #16
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Nice. It's all about the bugle.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:16 PM   #17
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Very cool! Congrats!


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Old 09-12-2017, 10:21 PM   #18
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That is an awesome story. I bet that was a rush pulling him into you, be hard for me to keep the nerves in check with him so close but just out of range. Thanks for the details.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:26 PM   #19
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Congrats sir!!! On my bucket list!
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:29 PM   #20
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So pumped you got one on yalls place this year buddy...
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:36 PM   #21
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Out-friggin-standing! Great job, congrats.
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Old 09-12-2017, 10:39 PM   #22
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AWESOME! Great recap, Brett! I've been fortunate to spend a lot of time in SW Colorado for work recently. Let's get together if you're around when I'm "working" in the area!

Good stuff, amigo! Thanks for sharing!
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:10 PM   #23
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Outstanding! I love a good elk-calling story.
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Old 09-12-2017, 11:35 PM   #24
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Awesome hunt
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:47 AM   #25
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Congrats again.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:47 AM   #26
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AWESOME! Great recap, Brett! I've been fortunate to spend a lot of time in SW Colorado for work recently. Let's get together if you're around when I'm "working" in the area!

Good stuff, amigo! Thanks for sharing!
That would be great, Michael! Pretty sure I still have your cell number if it hasn't changed. Thanks for the kind words.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:23 AM   #27
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Way to go sir!!!
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:29 AM   #28
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That's outstanding all around!! Way to get it done sir!!


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Old 09-13-2017, 06:44 AM   #29
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Man that is awesome, way to go and God is good!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:16 AM   #30
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WOW!!!! That is freakin awesome. Congrats....
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:21 AM   #31
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Bad *****!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:29 AM   #32
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Had to be heart pounding stuff having them respond to your calls and knowing they were coming on a string! Congratulations Brett!
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:39 AM   #33
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Congratulations Brett! That write up had me waiting for that bull to come in.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:43 AM   #34
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Congrats Brett on the nice bull. We just did the drive from Gunnison to Walsenberg last week and that is some beautiful country.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:46 AM   #35
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That had to have been intense! Congrats on filling the freezer in an epic way.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:48 AM   #36
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Very cool, congrats! That's a nice bull.

This is not a criticism, I am honestly curious as I have never hunted elk. If he ran 40 yards and stood there 5 minutes like you posted, why didn't you put another arrow in him? If that was a whitetail I would have been sending a second broadhead his way but maybe that's a bad idea with elk?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:58 AM   #37
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Brett, thanks for sharing the story and pics. Looks like you packed him out in one trip. Where is your place in Colorado?
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:13 AM   #38
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Good read .. Congrats
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:14 AM   #39
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Nice!
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:17 AM   #40
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Congrats! That's an awesome story.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:27 AM   #41
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Just a few elk in the backyard. No big deal... Lol Congrats on an all-around awesome hunt
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:42 AM   #42
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:47 AM   #43
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That sounds like a great experience Brett. Well done. Congrats.
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Old 09-13-2017, 08:52 AM   #44
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Sweet!!!!! Congrats!!!!

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Old 09-13-2017, 08:58 AM   #45
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:05 AM   #46
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One last hurrah on the Ranch! Man I am gonna miss that place.
Congrats again buddy!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:08 AM   #47
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:14 AM   #48
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Awesome big congrats! You made that seem way too easy.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:16 AM   #49
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One last hurrah on the Ranch! Man I am gonna miss that place.
Congrats again buddy!
You and me both!
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:22 AM   #50
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Very cool, congrats! That's a nice bull.

This is not a criticism, I am honestly curious as I have never hunted elk. If he ran 40 yards and stood there 5 minutes like you posted, why didn't you put another arrow in him? If that was a whitetail I would have been sending a second broadhead his way but maybe that's a bad idea with elk?
I probably should have but thought he was gonna go down. In the picture you can see the exit wound is back a little. The entrance was closer to the shoulder. Not sure if it would have made him run further or not.
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