Re: LUCKY.....GROUP......CLUB ( BI - PODS - ..ONLY )
Actually the elk kill was really lucky. The pictures do not do it justice, but it is a really steep incline where the Bull came to rest on a large deadfall cedar stump. The Bull actually took one step after being hit, and then tumbled about 600 feet down the slope, a_s over applecart. At one point, he rolled over a horizontal tree about 3.5 feet off the ground, cleaning the 8 inches of snow off about 7 feet accross the length of the tree.
The lucky part was there was not a scratch on him, not even a mark on that rack.
The most memorable words of the trip came from the 19 year old guide in the space of about one minute,
"My Dad says we need to get within 200 yds. to be SURE" [img]images/icons/mad.gif[/img]
"Holy SH_t he's HIT!!!....... and HE'S DOWWWWN!!!" [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
"I sure hope he stops tumblin before he goes all the way to the bottom of that mountain."
Thank the good Lord for well placed cedar stumps. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]