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Bemused

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Location : Arizona
Registration date : 2015-06-08

PostSubject: Elk   Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:13 am

Field & Stream section is a little too slow so I'm posting a recap of elk season. I was able to get the freezer filled early December Laughing

Elk are easy to find (generally) but not always easy to get to. These ones were about 1.5-2 miles away from the glassing spot and out in the wide open with no good way to get to them. All those little dots in the bottom clearing are elk and that clearing is probably 3/4 mile across:


In between those elk and where the picture was taken we were able to find a yearling bull and my good friend bagged his first elk:


A few days later I was able to get this bull. They get a lot bigger, this was on the young side of mature. Great times with family and friends:


Now the work starts. We were able to drive to my bull so got him out in one piece. Halving with the chain saw:


Pile of elk in the truck bed, ready to do some butchering:


Everybody helps, even the kids:


About ready for the freezer:


Of course tenderloin never makes it to the freezer:


Elk Wellington at Christmas:



Can't wait for next year I love you
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Richard Burley

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Location : North Coast NY
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:20 am

I'm drooling, and just a touch envious.
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Location : Colorado
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:35 pm

Nice and thanks for sharing! I wish I was taught to hunt Crying or Very sad
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Thu Apr 28, 2016 8:45 pm

Thanks for sharing that. I noticed no scope on his rifle. Must have got quite close.


Elk Wellington for Christmas dinner,,,my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. lol!

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Bemused

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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:05 am

mark wrote:
Thanks for sharing that. I noticed no scope on his rifle. Must have got quite close.


Elk Wellington for Christmas dinner,,,my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail. lol!

120 yards. It's a pre-64 Winchester model 70, was his grandpa's hunting rifle. His dad never hunted and he wanted to kill his first elk with his grandpa's old rifle. He made it happen and it was special. I'm very happy for him, he's in it for the right reasons.

I'll be sure and get your invitation correct next time Wink

leacha wrote:
Nice and thanks for sharing! I wish I was taught to hunt

Do it. Find a mentor or do it yourself, it's worth it. Hunting is life. My buddy got that elk because he asked me to take him. He'd never hunted big game until he met me and asked if I'd take him and I'm glad I got to be a part of it.
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Fatman

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Location : Alaska
Registration date : 2013-02-14

PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:41 am

Looks like a great time hunting, and congrats on the kill! Elk is my favorite game meat. I have had Elk, moose, caribou, big horn sheep and deer and Elk is superb!
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Idlefellow

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Location : The Kansas Prairie
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri Apr 29, 2016 10:52 am

Yummy!
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Blackhorse

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Location : Oregon City
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Tue May 03, 2016 10:26 am

Always nice to see kids raised to know that meat doesn't originate at the grocery store.
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Tue May 03, 2016 4:51 pm

A great post and so good to see all the family involved.

Couldn't imagine being on my belt buckle to get to the Elk in the first photo!
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Bemused

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Location : Arizona
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Thu May 05, 2016 10:35 pm

Blackhorse wrote:
Always nice to see kids raised to know that meat doesn't originate at the grocery store.

Yessir, it's an important concept to me.
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riff raff

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Location : Western Maryland
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri May 06, 2016 7:11 am

Nice! We enjoyed some Elk steaks this year for the first time. My son-in-law bagged this one in Colorado with his father & brother.

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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri May 06, 2016 9:40 am

Nice bull!
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Fri May 06, 2016 1:45 pm

OMG that tenderloin looks delicious! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Sun May 08, 2016 8:55 am

Elk is the tastiest of the big game!
For those long distance shots you need to get one of those 50 cal sniper rifles. Just as long as you don't have to 'hump' it in to the hunting area you should be good to go (G). It would be like calling in the artillery on those long distance elk!
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PostSubject: Re: Elk   Sun May 08, 2016 11:23 am

Actually... I did recently buy a 338 Lapua but I don't think I'm gonna hunt it. It's a beast, humping it around would not be fun. Also I like pulling sneaks Wink
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