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Unread 10-28-2007, 02:18 PM
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Colorado Success

Hi All

Just returned from my Colorado Hunt.
It was a dry hot opener, not at all the best weather for hunting elk. But have a good spot, would have been surprised if I didn't spot any game. At day break had four small bulls past by me, then about a dozen cows. About twenty minutes later and two ridges over, spotted this 6x6.
Ranged him at 698 yds. 37 clicks according to my drop chart, wind was calm. Made a good shot which took both shoulders , went right down. Was using my Rem M700 LSS 338 RUM with 225 gr Accubonds. This was the same rifle I took to AK for my sheep hunt with Joel Russo, so I was very confident with it. Took me an hour and a half to reach him. He had piled up in thick brush on a very steep ridge, being alone had a rough time dealing with him.
For those of you that haven't hunted it, this is what Colorado oak brush is like.

Took the shot from here.

The work begins!!!

After an hour hour or so had five strong arm guys show and got him out to the truck.

Part way down, couldnt go any further had to cut him in half.

Next morning we didn't hunt--snowing so hard we couldn't get out of camp. That's Colorado. Two days later we were hanging out in our tee shirts and not enjoying the 70 degree weather.

Also filled a cow tag and my partner took a 5x5.

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Unread 10-28-2007, 02:30 PM
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Nice Bull and nice shot!

What area where you hunting? I'll be out there in 2 weeks hunting SouthWest of Meeker.

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Unread 10-28-2007, 03:00 PM
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That is some good looking Bulls .

Thank good ness for Four wheelers.

When I was up there in Bow season we took 1 mule an 3 horses .

what part of the state was you hunting In NW, NE , SW , SE ?

what is the Outfiter did you use ?


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Unread 10-28-2007, 04:16 PM
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We were in the SW corner, hunting area 70. Closet town was Naturita.
We stay on a ranch, they feed us, give us a place to stay, take us out and kinda point ya in the right direction. Get something down and there is plenty of help getting it out for you.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 04:24 PM
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Congrats on a nice shot Phil! That bull sure chose to go down in some ugly looking terrain.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 05:15 PM
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Nice shot and a very nice bull. Congrats!

Originally Posted by Slopeshunter View Post
That bull sure chose to go down in some ugly looking terrain.
I've seen a lot worse. Some places, you would contemplate bringing a loaf of bread and a jar of mayonnaise, and just eating his ass right there.
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Unread 10-28-2007, 05:26 PM
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Nice going, Phil!

Man that's rugged brush.
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