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Old 10-03-2022, 10:35 PM   #7851
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Congrats! About how far did he make it after taking that arrow if you don’t mind me asking?


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He went on a full speed sprint in about 150-200 yd semicircle…. Ended up down 75 yds from impact. Guide actually got the whole thing on video on his phone…. 14 seconds from arrow impact to lights out crash.

The other interesting thing from the video that tells me what you think you saw happen isn’t always the case. From that screen capture you can clearly see the arrow buried to the nock… what I saw live was the bull turning and running with half the arrow sticking out, leading me to believe I didn’t get very good penetration. What actually happened is the arrow hit the offside shoulder, and as he turned to run that shoulder pushed the arrow back out almost instantly.

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Old 10-04-2022, 12:02 AM   #7852
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That’s a monster out of west Texas!
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Old 10-04-2022, 10:54 AM   #7853
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First bull! I shot my first bull the last week of September. He responded to a bugle and i worked my way to him. He didn't actually come in to a call but he came out when he heard me working my way to him when I was about 30 yards away. He gave me a 10 yard frontal shot and he ran about 60 yards and fell over. The arrow exited behind the shoulder and he had a blood trail Stevie Wonder could have followed.
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Old 10-04-2022, 06:32 PM   #7854
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He went on a full speed sprint in about 150-200 yd semicircle…. Ended up down 75 yds from impact. Guide actually got the whole thing on video on his phone…. 14 seconds from arrow impact to lights out crash.

The other interesting thing from the video that tells me what you think you saw happen isn’t always the case. From that screen capture you can clearly see the arrow buried to the nock… what I saw live was the bull turning and running with half the arrow sticking out, leading me to believe I didn’t get very good penetration. What actually happened is the arrow hit the offside shoulder, and as he turned to run that shoulder pushed the arrow back out almost instantly.

Good deal!!! I wasn’t sure when looking at the still frame of the arrow embedded in him whether it got both lungs or not. Apparently it did! Congrats again, dream bull to me.


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Old 10-04-2022, 10:58 PM   #7855
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My first archery elk hunt was a success. New Mexico in September was a success.
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Old 10-04-2022, 11:26 PM   #7856
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Old 10-04-2022, 11:58 PM   #7857
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Whelp. Elk hunt I had planned on going in November is a no go now. Seems like we lost our connections for some private land Colorado we had access to.

Missouri deer hunt it is.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:06 AM   #7858
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My first NM bull!!
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:05 AM   #7859
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Fantastic bulls! Wow! Congrats to each of you. That Oregon bull is something else. Lots of character.
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Old 10-05-2022, 08:32 AM   #7860
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Congrats Grunt and Walker. Great bulls.


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Old 10-05-2022, 09:15 AM   #7861
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That Oregon bull is insane!
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Old 10-05-2022, 09:45 AM   #7862
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Some solid bulls on this thread!
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Old 10-05-2022, 10:13 AM   #7863
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Lots of great bulls in this thread! Congrats to everyone on their successes this season! The west Texas and the Oregon bulls are

Had a great hunt with Michael in New Mexico during first archery. Lots of bugles in the am but afternoons were quiet. Had a number of bulls well within rifle or muzzy range, just couldn't get them to come in that last bit we needed for a good bow shot.

I chased an awesome 7x6 around the last day we hunted and had him within 50 yards, 5 different times. We were in some thick pinyon country and it sounded like I was walking on cornflakes. He did a great job about keeping brush between us and I just never had a clear shot at him. Frustrating to have him right there screaming at you and no way to get an arrow in him. It was a riot though. Can't wait for next year.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:28 PM   #7864
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Hats off to you gentlemen, great bulls so far !

Getting our chance to rifle hunt this weekend, starting Thursday actually, on the ranch we work for.

Heads up for those travelling up into the Rockies next week for say Oct 15th elk opener up here or a season in CO.
Might be the first really cold front with snow coming in mid week next week.
Could affect travel and they are saying might get COLD.
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Old 10-05-2022, 12:51 PM   #7865
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Lots of really nice bulls killed this year. Congrats y'all!
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Old 10-05-2022, 01:34 PM   #7866
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All good Scott! The Carpenter's got me hooked. Hope to be up there again sooner than later!

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Old 10-05-2022, 01:45 PM   #7867
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All good Scott! The Carpenter's got me hooked. Hope to be up there again sooner than later!
Thats great!

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Old 10-05-2022, 03:18 PM   #7868
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Great pics everyone, keep them coming!

5 more weeks for us, wife loves traipsing around in the snow so we always get to go late after two months of yall teasing me to death.
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Old 10-08-2022, 07:35 AM   #7869
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Old 10-08-2022, 04:19 PM   #7870
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Found a young 6 pt that was not smart enough.
Hoping to finish out with a nice cow too.
Gotta a love a pack out like this too.
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Old 10-08-2022, 09:49 PM   #7871
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Nice. That was a long pack to the UTV.
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Old 10-09-2022, 10:02 AM   #7872
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Excellent!
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Old 10-09-2022, 06:00 PM   #7873
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My favorite pack, drive right to them!


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Old 10-11-2022, 06:48 AM   #7874
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Was at the Jicarilla last week. We went 6 for 6 on rifle hunt.









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Old 10-11-2022, 07:35 PM   #7875
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New Mexico 2022

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Old 10-11-2022, 07:48 PM   #7876
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Took my first elk on 9/26 in New Mexico. I am already excited for another elk hunt!






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Old 10-16-2022, 03:57 PM   #7877
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Old 10-20-2022, 11:49 AM   #7878
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If any of y’all are headed to SW Montana, please take heed of this. We’re going from beautiful fall weather with temps in 70s to winter this weekend.

According to the National Weather Service:

WINTER STORM WATCH IS IN EFFECT FROM LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
WHAT...Heavy snow possible.
Total snow accumulations of up to 10 inches below 7000 feet with 10 to 20 inches possible above 7000 feet.

WHERE...Little Belt and Highwood Mountains and Gallatin and Madison County Mountains and Centennial Mountains.
WHEN...From late Friday night through Sunday afternoon.


Read More: Montana Says "Pow, Brah" With 20 Inches of Snow Possible | https://mooseradio.com/montana-says-...edium=referral


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Old 10-20-2022, 12:18 PM   #7879
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I knew where the elk were since I had been scouting. He didn't have time to scout so I guided him to the elk that I had been seeing. No I didn't get paid. I guess you can't call it a DIY as I had did most of the work. He just pulled the trigger. That's what good friends are for.
I like scouting for buddies. It gets me in the field. I’m going to be doing a whole lot of drone scouting this next season.
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Old 10-20-2022, 12:19 PM   #7880
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So many nice bulls taken this season so far.
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Old 10-23-2022, 02:59 PM   #7881
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Been hunting unit 34,in New Mexico, the last 5 days. Wednesday evening, I was lucky enough to get this beautiful bull!








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Old 10-23-2022, 04:09 PM   #7882
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Huge congrats, that is a beautiful bull.


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Old 10-23-2022, 04:57 PM   #7883
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Nice bull, congratulations!

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Old 10-23-2022, 06:23 PM   #7884
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Been hunting unit 34,in New Mexico, the last 5 days. Wednesday evening, I was lucky enough to get this beautiful bull!








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Time for an avatar pic change? Congrats on a great bull. Good times!!!!
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Old 10-23-2022, 07:55 PM   #7885
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One of my favorite threads on TBH...congrats to all of the successful hunters...great bulls this year!
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Old 10-24-2022, 10:44 AM   #7886
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Old 10-24-2022, 10:47 AM   #7887
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Great bull !
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Old 11-10-2022, 04:36 PM   #7888
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I stalk this thread every year and finally get the opportunity to add to it! I was able to get it done during 2nd Rifle in CO this year and couldn’t be more grateful and excited!
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Old 11-10-2022, 05:23 PM   #7889
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How was the weather for the 2nd season? Good bull congrats.
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Old 11-10-2022, 05:44 PM   #7890
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How was the weather for the 2nd season? Good bull congrats.
Thanks! The weather was great this year. We had highs in the 50's and lows in the 20's, but they were expecting 12-20 inches of snow and 45 mph winds the day we left. 2 years ago we got about 2 ft of snow a couple of days in and had highs in the 30's and single digit lows.
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Old 11-10-2022, 10:09 PM   #7891
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Got camp all setup this evening, thermometer outside says it's 6 degrees. Looking at the forecast for this area we've got only one night in the next 7 that are not single digits.
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Old 11-11-2022, 12:19 AM   #7892
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Will be arriving in Colorado tomorrow. Bull elk tag and mule deer tag in my pocket this year. Congrats Drew51 on your bull.
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Old 11-11-2022, 10:06 AM   #7893
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Just returned from hunting unit 50 Colorado last week
Our group went 6/8 on elk and deer tags. 40-50 degrees daytime and 8-12 degrees for morning temps.
Filled my bull tag and did see some other bigger bulls but they didn’t present open or clear shots




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Old 11-11-2022, 11:11 AM   #7894
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Congrats! Hmmmmm....steak. Might have to bust out a package tonight thanks to your photo above.
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Old 11-11-2022, 04:32 PM   #7895
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Will be arriving in Colorado tomorrow. Bull elk tag and mule deer tag in my pocket this year. Congrats Drew51 on your bull.
Thanks! Good luck! Hopefully you fill both!
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