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Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

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Unread 08-22-2012, 02:57 AM
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Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

I was Caribou hunting in interior Alaska two weekends ago and was fortunate enough to shoot a decent bull, and fortunate that he left a good blood trail to enable recovery. The animal was about 350 yds away and was shot with one of 'elkaholic's 190 grain SXR bullets from a .300 Win Mag. Muzzle velocity is about 3075 fps. Bullet entered and exited the ribcage on a mostly broadside shot.

Here's a photo of the blood trail I followed to track down this bull:


Massive blood loss out both sides of the rib cage.

And a couple photos of the bull caribou:




This bull traveled about 40 yards after bullet impact, and as you can imagine, the trailing/tracking job was not too difficult. Very nice to have caribou meat in the freezer heading into a long Alaskan winter.
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    Unread 08-22-2012, 04:36 AM
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    Re: Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

    congrats on a nice bull . Jim
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    A blind man could follow that blood trail.
    Looks like the bullet performed well.
    Congrats.
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    Re: Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

    phorwath,

    you call that a trail? Man, that's a highway!

    Somewhat dark, isn't he?

    Congratulations!
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    Congratulations Paul! That is nice bull and some beautiful country.
    I'm currently working on a bullet that will gut and quarter the animal, and next year, maybe a "BURGER" bullet........Rich
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    Re: Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

    Congrats, nice buck, I like his color. Cool pictures too.
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    Re: Recovered a Bull Caribou by Blood Trail

    Nice Job. Thats a blood trail we would all like to have. Surprised he went as far as he did. Good job. Thanks for the pics. Bruce
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