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Old 09-18-2020, 03:23 PM   #251
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Not my first choice on beverages but it is cold and it is beer!!!!


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Old 09-18-2020, 03:24 PM   #252
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Congrats.

Now, let's see some fly fishing pics. Trip is still on and I'm still stuck like Chuck at work.

Gonna drink beer, shoot squirrels and fish for a few bass on the ranch. I知 going to try to arrange some fishing Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.


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Old 09-18-2020, 03:32 PM   #253
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Congrats Doc!! Heck of an accomplishment!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:36 PM   #254
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Congrats sir!

So since you've been on the hunting DL over the last year, are you going to make up for it in the coming months???
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:42 PM   #255
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Congratulations on a great Tule and amazing how close you are on the super slam.
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:46 PM   #256
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Congrats sir!

So since you've been on the hunting DL over the last year, are you going to make up for it in the coming months???

Oh, I be hunting!!!! Probably going to have to cancel my trip to Spain in December. I値l hunt the lease a bunch and have some hunts in the works.


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Old 09-18-2020, 03:53 PM   #257
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Not my first choice on beverages but it is cold and it is beer!!!!


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LOL, I'll agree, it looks cold. My Dad would agree its beer.
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Old 09-18-2020, 03:55 PM   #258
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Gonna drink beer, shoot squirrels and fish for a few bass on the ranch. I知 going to try to arrange some fishing Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.


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Outstanding!

I'll be doing Honey dues this weekend and working on Mon and Tue.
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:01 PM   #259
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Congratulations!!

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Old 09-18-2020, 04:19 PM   #260
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Awesome. Congrats.
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:27 PM   #261
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Congratulations Mr. May!
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:28 PM   #262
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Congratulations on the nice bull doc!

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Old 09-18-2020, 04:43 PM   #263
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Congratulations Doc
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:44 PM   #264
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Way to get it done! Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-18-2020, 04:47 PM   #265
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Oh, I be hunting!!!! Probably going to have to cancel my trip to Spain in December. I値l hunt the lease a bunch and have some hunts in the works.


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Old 09-18-2020, 04:56 PM   #266
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Outstanding, congratulations on the Tule Elk. That elk is really a cool trophy. Your “pic of ol’ doc!” is a classic. Very nice composition with the Tule Elk and beautiful country filling up most of the space while you and your matching camo bow rightfully stake out the center of the pic. If that’s how you planned this pic you hit a home run. Now your challenge might be what celebration dinner can you make tonight that will top last night’s meal! Good luck with the rest of the trip, and post pics when you can.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:07 PM   #267
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Congrats Doc

So if you wound an animal, can you not try to finish that animal off?

Or does it just mean you draw blood on one and you can't take any other animal except the wounded one?

Knowing Cali it is the first
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:09 PM   #268
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Congrats. You didn't even wait until the last day on this one. Looks like it was fun.
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:18 PM   #269
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Awesome!!! Heck this early night as well stick another one and have book ends.

That said I like fishing too!

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Old 09-18-2020, 05:23 PM   #270
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Big congrats. Never heard of a Tule elk until this thread. That's a great accomplishment. Soak it in and enjoy it, Doc style...

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Old 09-18-2020, 05:31 PM   #271
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I know the Tule are smaller bodied, and it definitely appears that way when comparing to the size of your bow.

So what do you reckon that bull weighs?

Nice job!
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:35 PM   #272
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Congrats! Thanks for sharing
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:46 PM   #273
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Old 09-18-2020, 05:59 PM   #274
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Man, that is awesome! Congrats! I had a chance to hunt Roosevelt elk on Santa Rosa Island in the late 90s with some friends/King ranch heirs and ended up having to go to a wedding that weekend instead. Ooooof. My buddy was divorced within two years. I still hold that trip that didn’t happen against him.
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Old 09-18-2020, 06:19 PM   #275
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I know the Tule are smaller bodied, and it definitely appears that way when comparing to the size of your bow.

So what do you reckon that bull weighs?

Nice job!

I would bet that bull is 500 pounds or so. Maybe like a big red stag.


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Old 09-18-2020, 06:20 PM   #276
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Congrats Doc

So if you wound an animal, can you not try to finish that animal off?

Or does it just mean you draw blood on one and you can't take any other animal except the wounded one?

Knowing Cali it is the first

Yes, you can try to finish it off. But I think if any evidence of a hit that is your animal. So graze the brisket or knock some hairs off the back and you are only hunting that animal.


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Old 09-18-2020, 07:18 PM   #277
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Congrats on another great hunt!


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Old 09-18-2020, 07:21 PM   #278
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Gonna go try to catch a California bass on the fly rod. Decided to hang out at the ranch until Sunday. I enjoy these guys I知 hunting with. I booked two days of fishing by Redding with The Fly Shop. I値l try not to disappoint!

On a side note, this was my first animal with the VXR. It痴 a great bow although I think I like the traverse a bit better.


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Old 09-18-2020, 07:29 PM   #279
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Some California hunting camp pics. Beautiful country. Two bad you can稚 cut the big cities and crazy people down south out of the state!


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Old 09-18-2020, 07:31 PM   #280
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Congratulations on a beautiful animal sir! Looks like an awesome time!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:26 PM   #281
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Great bull! Congrats!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:34 PM   #282
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That country is beautiful.


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Old 09-18-2020, 08:36 PM   #283
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:45 PM   #284
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Awesome bull congrats!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:47 PM   #285
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Congrats!!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 08:55 PM   #286
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Congrats Doc! What an awesome bull!


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Old 09-18-2020, 09:00 PM   #287
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Congrats, there is some great fishing up near Redding, Hat Creek and the McCloud come to mind
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:15 PM   #288
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:21 PM   #289
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The good times keep rolling!


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Old 09-18-2020, 09:34 PM   #290
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Not a bad evening out here! Gonna open up some bourbon here in a bit!!!!!


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Old 09-18-2020, 09:47 PM   #291
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Cool to catch a black crappie on a fly rod!!!
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:49 PM   #292
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Who壇 have ever thought puzzy would get you so many great hunting opportunities?!




Another great one Doc
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Old 09-18-2020, 09:59 PM   #293
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Congrats!


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Old 09-18-2020, 10:16 PM   #294
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Another great one Doc
No joke!

Props on finding a way to monetize what breaks most of us!
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Old 09-18-2020, 10:28 PM   #295
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Nice going, Congrats!
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:09 PM   #296
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Did I miss the write up on how it went down.? Congrats doc. Can't wait to hear the details. Have fun fishing.
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:10 PM   #297
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Big congrats! He's a stud
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:18 PM   #298
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Did I miss the write up on how it went down.? Congrats doc. Can't wait to hear the details. Have fun fishing.

I didn稚 take the time to write that yet. I will.


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Old 09-18-2020, 11:38 PM   #299
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The kill story:

We started the morning headed back to the flat where we left the 7x7. Found the elk and there were 4 bulls chasing 8-10 cows. We made a move in on them and tried to call a bull away. One great 6x6 started our way but went back to the fray. We made another play on them and tried to get in front of them. Wind was bad so we backed out. As we were headed back to look for other bulls, Jed(second guide/spotter) called and said he had a good bull spotted with 4 cows. Away we went!

We got to about 800 yards away and heard a bugle. Started closing in and thought we still had 200 yards or so to go. He was 68 yards straight below us with no shot. Tried calling him from two different setups but he would not come. He started pushing the cows up the mountain so we went up and over to cut them off. We set up to call with only one response from the bull. We eased further up and saw the cows coming up the fence line in front of us. We backed out and went up higher above them. Set up to call and he bugled immediately. I got set up big a huge oak and Cary the outfitter was about 60 yards above me on the mountain. I had a fence line 22 yards in front of me. The bull started coming and then stopped in the brush 30-40 yards below me. I could hear him breathing and pacing back and forth. He started raking the brush and I could see the trees moving. Finally I could see his antlers and tried to find a window for a shot. Way too thick. Cary kept mixing up some cow calls and bugles and finally he started coming!

The bull came out of the brush and started working uphill on the same side of the fence as me. While I was screened from the bull I hit full draw. Cary stopped him with a bugle but he was still a bit below where I had planned for a shot. I felt like it was good enough and started to release the arrow. He did take a step as I let it go and knew I was a bit back. That was at 16 yards! First shot was an iron will. Bull spun and tried to jump the fence. He got hung on the top wire for several seconds as I reloaded. He cleared the fence and stopped. I guessed he was thirty yards and let arrow number two fly. This one was a 1.5 inch sevr and hit him well. Blood exploded out both sides on the second shot and I hit the top of the heart. I watched him fall at 66 yards. I wish I did a better job with my first shot but elk just gave that effect on me! From there we hiked down to the bull and Jed was able to bring a ranger up to us from the bottom. All smiles after that.


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