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Old 10-20-2019, 09:44 AM   #1
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It all started about 5 years ago my Uncle started asking me to go hunt with him on his annual Colorado Public Land hunt and for the last 4 years work and life got in the way, but this year I managed to get the time off. I started out Thursday, me and another gentleman from the group rode up there together and drove straight through, we got there Friday in the middle of the day. My uncle and another gentleman have been here since Tuesday so we settled in and me and my uncle went and looked at a few spot that evening. Saturday morning rolls around and we get up and in our spots about an hour and 20 before daylight so I settle in and can’t believe how quiet it is up here. Daylight starts breaking and I hear some crunching in front of me and I figure it’s hunters but it’s a spike bull about 300 yds and he’s looking my way, I can’t believe he sees me but I found out real quick he was looking at a cow in between me and him. Know the spike wasn’t legal I ease my gun towards the cow and be still. She finally starts to walk away and right behind her another cow, another and a another next thing I see is antlers!!!! I steady up and he walks out giving me a small window, I see he’s legal and I shoot!!!! He just walks a few steps and turns, I start freaking out thinking I miss and reload stand on a rock that gives me a better shot angle and shoot!!! I know I hit him that time and he falls down. I couldn’t believe, 30 minutes into opening morning I had a bull elk!!!! Once we got back to camp I realized that the other two gentlemen have not shot one and they have been coming here for 7 years now. I am definitely blessed to have been at the right spot at the right time. I have a Muley Buck tag and 8 days left. If we get anything else I’ll update post.






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Old 10-20-2019, 09:48 AM   #2
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Man that's awesome! Congrats

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Old 10-20-2019, 09:48 AM   #3
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Well that's awesome...congrats.
Nothin better than being in those mountain
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:49 AM   #4
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Nice. Congratulations on the elk .. I can't wait to get back out there next year...
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:49 AM   #5
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:50 AM   #6
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Congrats on your bull !
Good luck on your buck now .
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:02 AM   #7
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:08 AM   #8
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:09 AM   #9
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Beginner's luck! Send some my way. Congrats on a nice bull
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:19 AM   #10
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:30 AM   #11
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Well good gosh that's great. I'd say that shot in the shoulder went right where it needed.

What is your gun, scope, caliber, bullet setup?
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Old 10-20-2019, 10:40 AM   #12
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Well good gosh that's great. I'd say that shot in the shoulder went right where it needed.

What is your gun, scope, caliber, bullet setup?
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:11 AM   #13
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congrats on a nice bull I wanna go chase them so bad!
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:48 AM   #14
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Congrats. You will now be ruined for hunting in Texas forever
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Old 10-20-2019, 11:54 AM   #15
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Very nice!
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:01 PM   #16
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:06 PM   #17
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:09 PM   #18
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See ? Elk hunting is easy ! Congrats, some fine eating there !
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:19 PM   #19
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Congrats!!


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Old 10-20-2019, 12:22 PM   #20
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Congrats! Nice bull!
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:24 PM   #21
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Awesome!!! Was the first shot a miss after all?
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:30 PM   #22
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:37 PM   #23
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Congratulations! Great bull.
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Old 10-20-2019, 12:51 PM   #24
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Pure protein!! congrats on your success
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:02 PM   #25
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Nice one!! Congratulations!
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Old 10-20-2019, 01:23 PM   #26
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Very nice...congrats! We learned this past week that Elk hunting is tough!


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Old 10-20-2019, 01:54 PM   #27
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See ? Elk hunting is easy ! Congrats, some fine eating there !


This made me chuckle! Nothing to killing bulls in these OTC units.


Congrats on a great hunt. Be thankful you have folks to go with. A great western hunt is special.


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Old 10-20-2019, 02:09 PM   #28
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Congratulations! Nice 5x5. You may be delegated to guide duty now.
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Old 10-20-2019, 03:34 PM   #29
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:06 PM   #30
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:24 PM   #31
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Awesome!


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Old 10-20-2019, 06:25 PM   #32
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Man that's awesome. Hope be be in your shoes next year.

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Old 10-20-2019, 06:26 PM   #33
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Nice work! Congrats!
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Old 10-20-2019, 06:27 PM   #34
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Congrats, in Colorado right now hoping to get my first bull.
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Old 10-20-2019, 08:49 PM   #35
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Awesome job! Congrats
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Old 10-20-2019, 09:04 PM   #36
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See ? Elk hunting is easy ! Congrats, some fine eating there !
Now that’s funny
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Old 10-21-2019, 05:22 AM   #37
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How cool is that, way to go!!


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Old 10-21-2019, 07:39 AM   #38
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Congrats man, taking a public land bull, especially post rut/pre late season is impressive! I've never seen someone hang a whole elk in a tree, that is a feat in itself!
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:32 AM   #39
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great bull congrats
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Old 10-21-2019, 08:37 AM   #40
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That's awesome! Congrats!

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Old 10-21-2019, 10:59 AM   #41
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:20 PM   #42
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Saw a few mule deer doe this morning but no bucks following still have 4 more days, everyone in camp is seeing animals, mostly elk cows, muley does and a few black bear hoping someone puts something down this evening. Hunting pressure seems to have dropped big time. Skinned the bull head in between hunts today.



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Old 10-23-2019, 02:39 PM   #43
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Congrats! Which unit are you hunting?
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Old 10-23-2019, 02:40 PM   #44
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Nice. Congrats!
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:45 PM   #45
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Thats pretty awesome. Congrats !!!!!!
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Old 10-23-2019, 03:59 PM   #46
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:06 PM   #47
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Congrats! Patience paid off!
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Old 10-23-2019, 04:28 PM   #48
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Congrats! Its nice to be lucky sometimes.
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