WY elk, round 2

BuzzH

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So, George and I ran into each other shortly after I moved to Laramie 18 years ago while I was hunting elk in a general unit. I camped close to where he and his group have been hunting since the late 1960's and George and I have become pretty good friends.

He was bummed that he couldn't make it out to hunt over labor day with me, so we went out this morning.

We located a pretty good group of elk right at legal shooting light and started to make our way over to them. We didn't even get a third of the way over when we spotted 3 cows in a draw feeding. We put a short stalk on them and I had the privilege of watching the old master make a text book shot right at 200 yards on a 1.5 year old cow. Shot it with his 30/06 sporterized enfield and 165 grain partitions. George looked at his watch...6:50 AM. I apologized that it took so long for him to get his elk...he laughed. Had it back to the truck and on our way home by 9 sharp.

He does great for a guy 75 years old...he packed a front and all the rib, neck, and loins, I got the 2 hinds and the other front so we got out in one trip.

Fun, fun day and one I wont forget.



 

Sytes

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Grats to George and the camaraderie you two share. Hope when I'm 75, I'm bucking up my packouts!
Mouth watering freezer filler!
 

justdada

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Nothing more rewarding than passing it on to a new hunter or helping out a seasoned one. I hope I am able to hit the woods at that point in my life!
 

Carlin59

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Good deal all around. A hunt I'm sure you will both cherish more as the years pass.
 

MT_elk

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Congrats on a great hunt! Nothing better than spending it with a great friend.
 
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