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TheTone

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I was fortunate enough to punch my 2015 elk tag the other morning on this great bull. Overall it was a pretty great season as I heard bulls every day I was out and saw 9 different bulls; this one was just the first that gave me a shot. I heard him bugling cross canyon from me, got the wind right and dropped down into the hole through some old growth after him. I spent about 15 minutes with him bugling 150 yards away before he decided to come in and give me a 25 yard shot. My arrow deflected and hit a little farther back than I wanted, but I got lucky and he was down within sight. He then did me the favor of rolling down the hill into a root ball pit from a fallen tree and onto another rotten log which made quartering him and getting him ready to go a bit more of a challenge than normal. I had a sliver of cell service and was able to get a GPS point sent to a friend who showed up after a couple hours to help with packing. Overall he was only half a mile from a road, but it was typical north Idaho steep, brushy and covered in downed logs. After 5 hours of packing the last load was to the truck. Maybe hunting elk in these nasty jungles agrees with me?
 

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Oak

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I see, you're going to be one of these guys that just goes out and shoots a 6-point with his bow every year. Nice......
 
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Nice bull and even nicer you have friends that just show up for the crap work of humping and hauling the critter out, LOL
 

kansasdad

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Jungle, and steep jungle at that. Congratulations on the adventure and for having friends that could help. Priceless.
 

TheTone

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I see, you're going to be one of these guys that just goes out and shoots a 6-point with his bow every year. Nice......

Is their something wrong with hoping I become one of those guys? To be perfectly honest I probably should have killed a different six point about a week before this one.
 
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