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Old 11-29-2011, 06:02 AM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

congrats.he will always remember this hunt
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Old 12-10-2011, 04:54 PM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

Sorry I didn't get back to everyone sooner.
2 days after the hunt, I blew out a cervical disk in my neck......
That was almost 2 months of pure hell because all the doctors kept trying to figure out what was wrong with my arm rather than my neck....

There were many opinions that I noticed, some were very complimentary and I thank you!

There were some that were rather critical of my introducing the boy to an elk of that size, and I will address that right now.

The 1st nice bull elk I/we stumbled onto during scouting and had patterned, was a 410+ bull 8X8 and extremly proportianate, with awsome palmation.
That bull was harvested the last day of archery season... the day before our hunt began.
When you take your son or grandson out hunting I don't believe in looking for the most inferior animal so that there will only be room for improvement.
I am sure when I am dead and gone, my grandson will have a story to tell to his friends and own grandson!!

Some suggested that he should have had harvested a cow or yearling.... He had a trophy bull hunt tag!!
He won the lottery!!!
What parent who loves their grandson or son, would tell the lad that he has to pass on a 6X6 because he's too young, and might be dissapointed later in life? Especially if he used all the skills he had been taught to harvest the best bull he could???

To those of you who spent quality time in the Unit 1 area with parents who taught you to appreciate the beauty that we have had the privelidge of growing up with. I hope you have lots of pictures... that way your grandkids can see what the forest looked like when we were children. I believe the forests will still be beautiful for them but not the same as when we were kids.

In all the world, for 58 years, Unit 1 is my favorite vacation destination!! I never get tired of it!

Mike

BTW Matts 2nd and 3rd choices were for cow hunts so that he would hopefully get to hunt.
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Old 12-10-2011, 07:52 PM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

Congratulations to you and especially to the young man! Fantastic story and hunt.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:07 AM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

That was a great story. You have made some unforgetable memories for you both. As for the lad shooting a trophy, it will dawn on him one day if it hasn't already, that he did shoot the bull of a lifetime, and he did with his grandpa. Then he will most likely spend a great deal of time thinking of you and the hunt while he pursues another bull of a lifetime, smiling along the way.

I shot a 170 class whitetail 23 years ago... my first whitetail! I've spent the past 22 years trying to do it again. and it's awesome:>
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Old 07-03-2014, 07:44 PM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

I am Canadian, and we packed into the White mountains in the early 90's and remember Escudilla Mountain..near Springerville , I think..You do grow some nice elk in eastern Arizona.Too bad about the big burns
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Old 07-18-2014, 10:55 PM
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Re: 12 Year Old Bags 6X6 Bull Elk

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Kant sai thts the best shot i herd uv but this one time in the alaska everglades i had the privlige if bag in an tagin a hurd of bull mooses wit me trusty model 39 in 22 calbr. All 5 wer kleen hed shots and then i kild a ataking bare that killd my gide almost, quik skope lol jk an the had half sheets uv plide wood on bofe side. 300 yards
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