Elk .... Let's see them!!!

AZBridger

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Solo late rifle Arizona hunt Dec 2018. Shot him across canyon. Quartered him up and packed it in snow and covered in tree limbs. On way to get him, I hit some black ice and was lucky the trees saved me a tumble down the canyon. Had to hike to get cell phone reception to get help. Came back the next morning and all the meat was gone. Bear, cat, and coyote tracks.
Had something very similar happen to me in which i am guessing is the same unit in AZ. This was on a deer hunt after packing 2 bucks out. Rolled about 8 times
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AZBridger

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Mine was 27. Surprisingly, only minor other than obliterating my truck that only had 9,000 miles on it. 3 of us in the truck, my hunting partner got thrown out when we came to an abrupt stop against the tree.
 

Tjd

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2017 New Mexico Public Land

Best day ever, we found out my wife was pregnant on opening morning at 3 AM.. and were then able to connect with this bull after watching him the night before.
 

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I always consider it better to be lucky than good. Although I experienced emotions that I didn't really know I could between the time I shot and the time I recovered this bull (cry, yelling, dry heaving, elation, and thorough turmoil. Which isn't bad for about a 40 min time period). All things being equal, if he had been a small 6 I would have been just as jacked to fill the freezer and re-live the moment with the boys back at camp.103417
And because packing shots are often my favorite. And when you know you're on the latter part of the pack.
 
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MTHunter1321

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I always consider it better to be lucky than good. Although I experienced emotions that I didn't really know I could between the time I shot and the time I recovered this bull (cry, yelling, dry heaving, elation, and thorough turmoil. Which isn't bad for about a 40 min time period). All things being equal, if he had been a small 6 I would have been just as jacked to fill the freezer and re-live the moment with the boys back at camp.
Great Bull!!! Congrats!
 

twsnow18

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Some monster bulls routinely killed by guys on this board. More than any other forum.

Seems like many of these tanks (like the last few posts above) are killed on OTC tags as well.

Ive always felt it’s a serious advantage to draw a good buck tag when looking for 5+ year old deer. But MT, WY and ID continue to produce large bulls with easy to get tags. THESE are the hay days of elk hunting.
 
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