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Old 11-22-2011, 05:48 PM
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The Seven Devils Range is a remarkable place. I could roam that place on horseback summer spring and fall and never get over it's raw beauty.... lots of wildlife. Goats, Bighorn sheep, elk, mulies, lions and bears. So far the wolfs have not made a big impact on the Hells canyon herds (im sure that will change).
The outfitter and guide was Russel Gilmoore who owns Hells Canyon Outfitters. Its a hunters hunt. Comfortable, yes. Fancy, no. The guy is a true predator. If finding herd bulls is the goal over sopping up biscuits and gravy then this is the real deal.

This is the bonus Mule deer. We spotted him from a long ways out. I humped two hours and climbed 1800 vertical feet to get within 525 yards. We had to bring him down on our backs because it got pretty steep.
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Old 11-22-2011, 05:58 PM
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One of my favorite places in Idaho and that's saying something! Congrats on both trophies!

What are the specs of your gun, cartridge, scope etc.

Scot E.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:12 PM
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I'm shooting a HS Precision 300 WSM topped with a Nightforce 5.5X22. It took quite a bit of work to get a load the REALLY worked well. I settled on 180 gr. Barnes TTSX bullets, winchester brass and RL17 powder.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:06 PM
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Nice mature bull. 18 is a good unit to hunt and I did so for years but have not been in there sense retiring and buying a small ranch in unit 13. Congratulations...beats the heck out of a rag-horn doesn't it!
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Old 11-22-2011, 08:23 PM
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Nice mature bull. 18 is a good unit to hunt and I did so for years but have not been in there sense retiring and buying a small ranch in unit 13. Congratulations...beats the heck out of a rag-horn doesn't it!
Indeed it does!
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:03 PM
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Great bull. I got my first long range trophy bull in unit 18 in 2009. It is trully rough country. My bull took 30 hours to get to and back to camp. LOL! But it was worth every minute. How far was your shot?
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Old 11-26-2011, 11:59 AM
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Great bull. I got my first long range trophy bull in unit 18 in 2009. It is trully rough country. My bull took 30 hours to get to and back to camp. LOL! But it was worth every minute. How far was your shot?
The shot was 798 yards. Dead perfect flat rock rest on eberlistock rifle cradle I sewed to my pack. I had a cross wind to deal with.. We kept waiting for the mirage to straighten up. 20 degree up slope. Took my time as the bull was fully unaware. Worked out well!
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