Awesome Oregon elk! I’m hoping to hunt somewhere on the east side next year.Spent my 20 Oregon elk points for a Mt. Emily tag. Wolves have made a huge impact on the elk population and bugling. I was here 4 weeks and only had serious bugling 4 days. 95% of the bow hunters with this tag will leave with it in their pocket. I was one of the lucky 5%. Not high scoring but lots of mass.
Nothing to be ashamed of there! Beauty!View attachment 115495
After calling this bull in a couple times I watched him and another bigger 300 ish bull bed. Snuck in to 12 yards, but I couldn’t tell which one was the bigger bull through the pines. I only had a clear shot at this bulls vitals so I took the gamble. Turned out to be the smaller bull but it was super cool to stalk in on them and despite calling in hundreds of bulls over the last few years for buddies this was my first archery bull.