^^^^^^...best post on this thread.It's almost like being a new elk hunter every year. You need to pay attention, because when you hunt elk, usually you'll have something thrown at you you've never seen before. Guys that are successful year after year are always learning. mtmuley
I second Big Fin, understand their needs, to find them. That seems to be the biggest hurdle.
At least once you find them it gets fun, before that you are just sort of hanging out in the woods with a lot of extra stuff.
I'm glad to see there is so much interest in this. I think there are a couple other really good points
- After the shot -- they don't always fall over even with a big gun and IMO, especially if they are very adrenaline charged before hand. I'm no expert, but from what I've seen a really adrenaline charged bull can go a long ways fast, despite a near fatal or soon to be fatal injury.
- Also the meat management can be difficult at times. There are so many variables. Me I always pass on the 350 + bulls just because I don't want to have to carry all that cape and stuff out of the woods. It's so much easier to just get the cow meat out and not have to worry about this thing having to go on my wall
It is. You guys have a good sense of humor on this board, and that is a good thing. That is lacking on a lot of forums. Seriously though, I think Nathan almost needed an addition on his house for his bull. If I have to build an addition to hang a mount, the cost per pound of meat went way upIts always such a bummer when you are tripping over 350 bulls and looking for cows.....