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Unread 11-19-2013, 09:50 PM
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968 yard bull

My elk Trip this year brought Matt Salm back into the fold as well as 2 of his friends, Chris and Rodney. The "Geriatric Crew" of the last few years have all but passed on the torch. With 4 guys from 4 different states the planning was quite entertaining and we did manage to double up on some things and completely forget others.

The first day had Chris killing the largest bull of the trip, at around 480 yards at first light. Matt filled his mule deer tag at, if I remember correctly some where in the 400 yard range that afternoon.

Tuesday Matt killed a 5x5 at close to 600 with his 300 WSM.

So with a few days of me packing lots of meat I really had not put on many miles hunting. I chose to spend my mornings and evenings glassing from different and repeat locations until I thought I found what would be a sure thing.

Thursday morning I found a pattern that would help us fill the remaining 2 tags (due diligence all week behind good glass pays off) My decision to climb into a large box canyon with Rodney, that very evening, payed off. We finished the trip with a 890 yard bull and a 968 yard bull.

More packing!
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    Unread 11-19-2013, 10:51 PM
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    Looks like you all had a great adventure with vittles for the freezer and camaraderie to share. Take care, itís good to hear from you.
    P.S. If I read this right your shots were much further that Mattís ?!?
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    Unread 11-19-2013, 11:00 PM
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    Now I started it!
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    Unread 11-20-2013, 09:13 AM
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    Well done for everyone. All good LR shoots with a great average to boot!!!!
    It's not too often you get two at one time approaching ELR ranges.
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    Congrats Jim and gang... Looks like Matt left the new "big stick" at home?
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    Congrats Jim.... what were you shooting? Something you made at Surgeon rifles?
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    Unread 11-20-2013, 07:15 PM
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    Congrats Jim and gang... Looks like Matt left the new "big stick" at home?
    Joel, Matt brought it but never got a chance to use it, instead of sitting at camp and glassing the various mountains he decided to foot it around the mountains, I spent most of my week packing so when I decided to walk to a spot with an 17lb rifle I made it count.

    I was a little disappointed in that he never even got it out to shoot some rocks.
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