Reply
Go Back   TexasBowhunter.com Community Discussion Forums > Topics > Around the Campfire
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-11-2021, 04:53 PM   #1
DapperDan
Pope & Young
 
DapperDan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tomball Tx
Hunt In: Texas
Default Y’all, my wife… wow!

After a disappointing season of bikini completions my wife had decided to hang it up for a while and get busy living. This was from her national show this year.





And this trip to Colorado has been on her mind all year. Last year we did 80 plus miles in a drought stricken area and hunting was tough. Called in 3 bulls but couldn’t get it done.

Fast forward to this year. We arrived yesterday around 2, dog tired from driving and set up camp. Got behind but made it to a waterhole for an afternoon sit around 5:45. Around 6:20 Caci days she sees and elk coming followed right after h it’s a bull! I look up and this guy is walking into the water at 15 yards. We got 5 mins of wallowing and splashing before he decided to get up. In the meantime I got the camera moves and set up to begin filming. Once he stood up he turned and walked road side allowing her to come to full draw. Once he stopped she sent an arrow out of her RX4 right trough the lungs. That 68.5# draw weight sent her 430 grain arrow right through him with m! He spun, ran 40 yards and stopped. That started waking away. We weren’t sure since he ducked the shot so we gave him a few hours. Well, he was laying 10 yards from the last spot we saw him. The tears of excitement out of this girl was the best early bd gift a man could ask for! We spent the next 4 hours breaking him down and camping him out. What a way to start a trip! I’m just happy the pressure is off my back! Plan is to kick back and enjoy the next day or so. Gonna go catch a few trout this afternoon and have grilled trout and fried elk heart for dinner!

God couldn’t have put a better woman in my life. I love living life with her and never knew life could be so amazing! 3 years into marriage and I know the adventures we are going to have in our lifetimes will fill 10 lifetimes. Ow that she has her elk, all focus will be on our 2022 caribou drop hunt out of Kotz next mid September. Guess I’m up now and have to fill my tag! Oh, momma has a bear rag too and wants her a black rug! 9 days to find her one!















Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
DapperDan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 04:55 PM   #2
Bowtech38
Pope & Young
 
Bowtech38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Belton
Default

Nice elk congrats to you both
Bowtech38 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 04:57 PM   #3
geauxgruene
Ten Point
 
geauxgruene's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Comal County, TX
Hunt In: NE Atascosa Co
Default

Sweet! Packing all that meat is a workout in itself!!
geauxgruene is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:00 PM   #4
TKRanch
Ten Point
 
TKRanch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Back in TEXAS!!! Sandia, TX
Default

WOW!!! Great elk and great story!
TKRanch is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:02 PM   #5
Gumbo Man
Ten Point
 
Gumbo Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2021
Location: Livingston Texas
Hunt In: Onalaska Texas
Default

Y’all are living the dream. Congrats to you both. Thanks for sharing.
Gumbo Man is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:02 PM   #6
4-fletch
Ten Point
 
4-fletch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Abilene Tx
Hunt In: Buffalo Gap
Default

Way to go Caci!
Congrats to y’all
4-fletch is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:03 PM   #7
The Crippler
Ten Point
 
The Crippler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: San Angelo
Default

Fantastic, waydago!!!!!!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
The Crippler is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:04 PM   #8
curtintex
Pope & Young
 
curtintex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Porter Trash
Hunt In: Tyler County
Default

Great elk!!!!
curtintex is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:09 PM   #9
DaveC
Pope & Young
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Crosby,Tx
Hunt In: Kinney County
Default

Wowee, excellent trophy- congrats !

Tbher's nocking them down this year
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:14 PM   #10
CLW
Eight Point
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Hunt In: DeWitt County & South TX
Default

Outstanding!!
Congratulations to you both!!
CLW is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:14 PM   #11
stickfigure
Ten Point
 
stickfigure's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Richmond
Hunt In: D'Hanis
Default

Congratulations. Great elk
stickfigure is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:21 PM   #12
slayr
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Conroe
Hunt In: Hill Country
Default

Great stuff! Congrats!
slayr is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:28 PM   #13
Lungbustr
Pope & Young
 
Lungbustr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Texas
Default

Wow, thats a great elk!! Congratulations to her.
Lungbustr is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:28 PM   #14
Texas8point
Pope & Young
 
Texas8point's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Hunt In: Buffalo and Juno, Texas
Default

Awesomeness!!! Congrats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
Texas8point is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:31 PM   #15
lmartin5
Ten Point
 
lmartin5's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Location: San Angelo
Hunt In: Callahan County, Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado
Default

Congratulations to you and your Wife on a beautiful Elk!


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
lmartin5 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:36 PM   #16
Cazador
Ten Point
 
Cazador's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: El Lago, TX
Default

Awesome! Congrats to her!
Cazador is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:37 PM   #17
brokeno
Pope & Young
 
brokeno's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Smiley, Texas
Hunt In: Gonzales & Young Co and anywhere
Default

That's awesome. Congrats
brokeno is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:39 PM   #18
tps7742
Ten Point
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Texas
Hunt In: East tx
Default

Congratulations to each of you.
tps7742 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:40 PM   #19
Passthrough
Pope & Young
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Default

Congrats to you both!
Passthrough is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:42 PM   #20
Katch66
Ten Point
 
Katch66's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Montalba
Hunt In: Anderson County
Default

Congrats to you both!
Katch66 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:47 PM   #21
Rudyl
Pope & Young
 
Rudyl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Laredo, Tx
Hunt In: Webb County
Default

Amazing, congratulations.
Rudyl is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 05:57 PM   #22
sunsethunter
Ten Point
 
sunsethunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Fort Worth
Hunt In: Sunset
Default

This is awesome! And good luck on yours. Y'all hunting private or public?
sunsethunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:02 PM   #23
capt341
Ten Point
 
capt341's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Justin,Texas
Hunt In: Coleman County
Default

Congrats!!
capt341 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:07 PM   #24
easeup
Ten Point
 
easeup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Texas
Default

yall are gettin it done and making memories!
easeup is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:12 PM   #25
CabezaBlanca
Ten Point
 
CabezaBlanca's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Rock Island, TX
Hunt In: Colorado County
Default

Congrats to both of you!
CabezaBlanca is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:28 PM   #26
skinsfan
Ten Point
 
skinsfan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Corpus Christi
Hunt In: Goliad/Medina County
Default

Awesome, I will be Taking my first elk trip next year and could not be more excited!
skinsfan is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:35 PM   #27
Hoytbowhunter
Pope & Young
 
Hoytbowhunter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Default

Great bull, congrats.
Hoytbowhunter is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:36 PM   #28
Bluesman
Pope & Young
 
Bluesman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Hunt In: Retired Bowhunter
Default

Congratulations, very well done!
Bluesman is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:38 PM   #29
Ag 89
Eight Point
 
Ag 89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: SETX
Hunt In: Segovia, Menard
Default

Congrats! Great bull.
Ag 89 is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:42 PM   #30
doghouse
Pope & Young
 
doghouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Goldthwaite
Hunt In: Mills County
Default

Great story. Congrats to her and you too!
doghouse is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:43 PM   #31
WyoBull
Ten Point
 
WyoBull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Wyoming
Hunt In: Wyoming
Default

Well done! TBH'rs are putting the elk down this year! Good luck on your bull and a nice black bear as well.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
WyoBull is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:51 PM   #32
porkrind
Eight Point
 
porkrind's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Newgulf, Tx
Hunt In: Wherever I Can
Default

Congrats to both of you!
porkrind is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:52 PM   #33
Ellen
Ten Point
 
Ellen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Hall County, Texas
Hunt In: Hall County, Texas
Default

You go girl!!! Gorgeous animal. In for the rest of the story........
Ellen is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 06:53 PM   #34
Hooverfb
Ten Point
 
Hooverfb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Default

Nice!
Hooverfb is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 07:13 PM   #35
Briar Friar
Pope & Young
 
Briar Friar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Default

Awesome critter! Well done Caci! Well done MrDan.
Briar Friar is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 07:14 PM   #36
bigjohntex
Ten Point
 
bigjohntex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: east texas
Hunt In: Kaufman county
Default

Yay! Congratulations!
bigjohntex is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 07:22 PM   #37
louieagarcia
Pope & Young
 
louieagarcia's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Kingwood, Tx
Hunt In: Planet Earth
Default

Congrats to you both!
louieagarcia is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 07:23 PM   #38
rjtkdplus
Pope & Young
 
rjtkdplus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Lockhart
Hunt In: Everywhere I can
Default

Awesome! Congrats!
rjtkdplus is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 07:24 PM   #39
Fritz
Ten Point
 
Fritz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Brazoria
Default

Congratulations
Fritz is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:01 PM   #40
3ChordTruth
Ten Point
 
Join Date: May 2020
Location: Grapevine
Default

Congratulations to your wife, great elk, cool story.
3ChordTruth is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:20 PM   #41
Texas Grown
Pope & Young
 
Texas Grown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Burleson, Texas
Hunt In: Kick CoViD's tail!
Default

Well done yall!
Texas Grown is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:25 PM   #42
Pedernal
Pope & Young
 
Pedernal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Del Rio
Hunt In: Amistad
Default

Congrats to you both!!
Pedernal is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:27 PM   #43
NBK75
Ten Point
 
NBK75's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Cibolo/Schertz
Hunt In: Guadalupe
Default

Nice Tundra
NBK75 is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:32 PM   #44
be12hunt
Pope & Young
 
be12hunt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Lake Jackson, TX
Hunt In: Montell, TX
Default

Wow that’s awesome. Congrats to her
be12hunt is online now   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:32 PM   #45
BigOh!
Six Point
 
BigOh!'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Brazoria Co.
Hunt In: Colorado & Lavaca Co. / McCurtain Co. OK
Default

You sir are living your best life!
Congratulations Y'all!
BigOh! is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:40 PM   #46
BTLowry
Pope & Young
 
BTLowry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Lindale
Hunt In: Behind the house and public in Texas; Kansas Unit 5
Default

Congrats Caci, nice bull

Go get that bear
BTLowry is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:50 PM   #47
Tmag
Pope & Young
 
Tmag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tarkington Prairie, TX
Hunt In: Depends on the TPWD draw results!
Default

Massive 6x6, way to go Caci. Congratulations on a great trophy.
Tmag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:51 PM   #48
jay07ag
Ten Point
 
jay07ag's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Montgomery, Texas
Hunt In: Angelina & Gonzales Counties, TX; SW Montana
Default

Wow what a trophy and a great memory for you guys! Congrats


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
jay07ag is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 08:57 PM   #49
ThisLadyHunts
Ten Point
 
ThisLadyHunts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: Central Texas
Hunt In: Austin, Boerne, Wyoming, South America
Default

All that and she hunts, too? I’d say you hit the lottery with that one. Really love seeing couples celebrating achievements and enjoying the hobbies of one another. Definitely a good start to a strong and lasting marriage!
ThisLadyHunts is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Old 09-11-2021, 09:26 PM   #50
SmTx
Pope & Young
 
SmTx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: San Marcos/Hempstead
Hunt In: Jim Wells
Default

How cool. Congrats, y'all!

Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
SmTx is offline   Reply With Quote Back To The Top
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:01 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1999-2012, TexasBowhunter.com