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Old 09-22-2017, 06:57 PM   #1
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Default My first bull Elk after chasing them for 5 years OTC in Colorado

Finally got a shot opportunity at a bull after 5 years and hundreds of miles of hiking. I shot it on the last evening and the last minute of shooting light of my 5th year. I realize it's not a giant bull but out of all the animals I have ever harvested with a bow this one means the most. After a half a day lockout we are relaxing at the house in silvedfon then dallas bound in the am. Shot this bull with my Mathews halon 32 slick trick BH and a quartering away shot. Got a complete pass through and watched him drop 50-60 yards later. After 5 years and not even excited to come back this year I am beyond thrilled and heading home with a lot of meat! I can text someone pictures. I don't post here often and don't know how to post pics. Edit: fellow tbh member is helping me with pics. Thanks!

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Old 09-22-2017, 07:08 PM   #2
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Congrats amigo! You will have some great eating for a while.
Bow elk is still on my bucket list for sure.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:15 PM   #3
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Default My first bull Elk after chasing them for 5 years OTC in Colorado

Here are the pics, nice bull for being his first one!!

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Old 09-22-2017, 07:16 PM   #4
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Congratulations!! Way to persevere
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:17 PM   #5
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Thank you for posting. Really appreciate it. Seems like good people on this site. I don't have wifi so it was a big help!
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:17 PM   #6
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:20 PM   #7
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:21 PM   #8
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I be happier than a puppy with 2 tails!
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:22 PM   #9
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Congrats!!! That's awesome!


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Old 09-22-2017, 07:24 PM   #10
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Nothin at all wrong with that fella. The adventure and the memories are all that matter.
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:28 PM   #11
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Congrats on your trophy! Enjoy the fine eating and safe travels home
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:30 PM   #12
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Nice work!
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:31 PM   #13
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Old 09-22-2017, 07:32 PM   #14
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Great stuff! Any public land OTC bull is awesome


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Old 09-22-2017, 08:03 PM   #15
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That's awesome, Congrats to you!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:04 PM   #16
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Congrats on a fine OTC bull!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:08 PM   #17
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awesome bull....best trophy ever is an elk with a bow. good work!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:17 PM   #18
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There you go. Nicely done.
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:20 PM   #19
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Cool deal...Congrats!!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 08:20 PM   #20
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Congrats on a hard won bull elk ! Persistence paid off !
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:01 PM   #21
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:04 PM   #22
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Trophy for sure!!! Congrats!!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:11 PM   #23
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Congrats man, that is a great bull. You earned it~!
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:19 PM   #24
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Great job bud!!! And at 20% (1 in 5 years) you are well ahead of the average.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:22 PM   #25
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Congratulations! Great job.
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Old 09-22-2017, 10:46 PM   #26
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That a boy. Big congrats. I have always been told your first is the hardest. Congrats. Eat well my friend

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Old 09-22-2017, 11:20 PM   #27
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Awesome trophy ! Congrats!!
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:23 PM   #28
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Sweet !!!! congrats
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:51 AM   #29
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Congrats!!
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:06 AM   #30
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Well earned! That's definitely true hunting right there!
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:10 AM   #31
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:27 AM   #32
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Good job. Way to stay after them.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:30 AM   #33
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Congrats! Trophy all day in my book!
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:34 AM   #34
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:40 AM   #35
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:16 AM   #36
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Yep that's a trophy with a bow, congrats
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:22 AM   #37
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Congrats. Way to stick with it!
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:59 AM   #38
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Nice congrats!
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:11 AM   #39
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That grin says it all! Congrats, brother!
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:15 AM   #40
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Congrats.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:19 AM   #41
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Congrats.
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Old 09-23-2017, 08:22 AM   #42
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Congratulations. A well deserved trophy.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:17 PM   #43
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Way to get it done. Congrats!
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:19 PM   #44
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Its not the size of the elk that matters. Elk country gets in your soul!!!! Congrats.
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:33 PM   #45
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Congratulations
Your persistence paid off
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Old 09-23-2017, 03:53 PM   #46
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Look on your face says it all---and IMO, the things we work the hardest for mean the most to us. One reason why I am a bowhunter.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:18 PM   #47
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Pretty sweet. I hope to fill my tag next year


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Old 09-23-2017, 06:43 PM   #48
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Nice work. I know how that struggle can be.
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Old 09-23-2017, 07:27 PM   #49
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Congrats.
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Old 09-24-2017, 12:06 AM   #50
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Congrats. Nice work on the bull and getting it done.
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