Another ELK DOWN !!!

1_pointer

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Hell, if I'd a known you where in Pokey I'd had you come down! Getting those bastiches out by yourself sucks.

This hunt had been a bit discouraging as I hadn't seen any cows, but 13 bulls (5 of them 6pts). When I got to the area on Sat. morning, the two roads I'd been using to access the area were closed, but one was still open to ATVs/Snowmobiles. Sorta ironic, yes? Sat. I saw four bulls, no cows. Sunday I spied some cows crossing at the top of a basin, of which I was at the bottom. I headed them off but couldn't get a shot, so I head across hill and spotted them going up the adjacent canyon wall. Laser read 309yds on the last in line, knelt shot. She stayed on her feet so I shot again and she rolled down the hill. This was about 2mi in from where I'd parked. I after gutting her, did you know the stomach is a highly pressurized organ that when ruptured will spew stuff quite a ways
, I dragged it down hill to a creek and realized it wasn't coming out whole. I boned half and hiked it out. A buddy from nearby got my messeage and we got the other half out via the ATV trail and his ATV.

I learned a few things elk hunting this weekend.

1. Elk (even cows) are much bigger than any whitetail I've been around.

2. An elk's stomach is a highly pressurized system when full. If ruptured it will shoot grass-goop up to 15' away.

3. Dragging an elk out whole by yourself is basically a no-go proposition

4. Hunt where friends are near to help out.

5. Find out about road closures early in the hunt!

Sorry, but I don't have any pics, I forgot the camera.
 

A-con

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Congratulations 1 pointer !

Whatda ya mean ? Just throw that cow over your shoulder whole and walk out ( right )

My first deer, I had no idea about stomachs,
I just rolled him over and shoved my knife in to the hilt. After wipeing the crap off my face & pucking, it took me an hour to finish cleaning up the mess.
 

JoseCuervo

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>I learned a few things elk hunting this weekend.

1. Elk (even cows) are much bigger than any whitetail I've been around.

2. An elk's stomach is a highly pressurized system when full. If ruptured it will shoot grass-goop up to 15' away.

3. Dragging an elk out whole by yourself is basically a no-go proposition

4. Hunt where friends are near to help out.

5. Find out about road closures early in the hunt!

Sorry, but I don't have any pics, I forgot the camera <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

To complete 1-Ptr's education...

6. When shooting Cows, always aim at a calf. They are easier to pack out, and you still get plenty of meat...
(When shooting at Bulls, if it ain't big enough for the wall, shoot a spike....


7. If you forget to bring the camera, then make sure you tell the story that the Elk was 300+ Bull. Hell, we ain't gonna know, you might as well tell the story that way.

8. When you post the story, don't mention the ATV, unless directly asked.


And I am thinking I may have to call BS on this Elk story, kind of like the Bunny Wabbits I called you on, that you couldn't produce the pictures of...
 

Moosie

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> What is said on Hunttalk stays on Hunttalk right?? <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

(For a price
)

Anyone that can't pack out a whole cow Deboned on their back is a PUSS
 

tnctcb

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congrats.i think atv's are fine for a tool just not for hunting off of.in fact if you can get close enough to an animal to shoot it from an atv knock your self out
 

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Congratulations on your cow. I was lucky in that I had experienced help near at hand when I got my bull. (Although I had gutted enough other critters that I knew about the stomach!
) Those elk sure get bigger once they are on the ground and you have to deal with them!

That
WAS a 309 yard head shot, right?
 

T Bone

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one pointer,

you are an elk killing machine... congrats. I'd take a small cow in a heartbeat this year, as the freezer has an echo to it!
 

JoseCuervo

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You think I am gonna believe you got that much meat out of two Bunny Wabbits?
I am not as dumb as I look...


You certainly get more ground than I do....
 

1_pointer

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Wife's not too hip on roasts and steaks, but I did get a few of each for me.

With all the chit in the water from the coal mines, those rabbits get pretty big!
 

mtmiller

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Wife's not too hip on roasts and steaks, <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

Man I can't wait until I find a woman to carry my balls.
 

1_pointer

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Man, my puppy is gonna take a while to heal from all these lumps!

If that was pot, I could afford a better hunt!


Don't know about kilos, but there are 66 packages of burger, 3 roasts, some loin and round steaks in the freezer. It was not the lead cow
it was last in line. I'm sorta fond of retards! Why do you think I hang out here!
 
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