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Old 07-24-2010, 09:29 PM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

Congratulations, hope you get a chance to put it to good use.
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Old 10-13-2010, 08:34 AM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

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I'm looking for some of you that might have drawn a tag in Oklahoma for either sex Elk in the Wichita Mountains.
Mike

Mike,

I drew for a cow last year and was successful and can put you in touch with someone who helps every year at the hunt. He helped me a lot in picking were to hunt and packing out my elk. I will PM my phone number.

Hank
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Old 11-11-2010, 05:54 AM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

I drew the same tag on the same dates, e-mail me and I will let you know the info I have found out. Good Luck, hope to meet you there tbruce@cotcwb.net
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Old 12-05-2010, 04:19 PM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

Headed to my Elk Hunt in Oklahoma. I found out that Dan Bruce, on this site also drew a Bull/cow tag for this weekend. We are camped next to each other in the Refuge camp ground. He knows more about the place because he drew a Deer tag on the same property a year or so back.
We are pumped. Rifles ready and all we need is some good weather and it looks like we are going to have high 50's for the days and low 30's for the nights with very little wind. We will try to keep updates coming if I can get service for my air card on my computer where we are.


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Old 12-05-2010, 05:12 PM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

Good luck Mike,

Jeff Steele with the Elk Foundation should be there for orientation. He can really point you in the right direction once you get your area assignment. He will be the guy hanging around in a cowboy hat and will probably speak at orientation. Jeff has been helping down ther for years and knows the place like the back of his hand.

I hunted areaq B last year and his advice was fantastic.

Friend of mine named Obie White will also be hunting.

Hank
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Old 12-10-2010, 12:52 PM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

Just returned from my Elk Hunt in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma. I drew a either sex tag but was looking for a bull since waiting for 31 years to draw a tag. Hunted all day Tuesday and saw as many as 15 cows and a spike in a canyon I chose to hunt. Tuesday I hunted some ridges about 3.5 miles from the area I hunted the first day. Rough terrain and a long hike into the area in the dark but at day light I had 4 nice bulls across a canyon at 520 yds. By the time I could see them in my scope and get a good range reading the bulls moved off the back of the ridge, out of sight. I crossed the canyon, and up to the area they were when I saw them. No bulls in sight. I hunted the top of this mountain and back to the place I came up. I found a spot in the sun, out of the wind and took a break. About 30 min later I was watching a bench below me and two bulls came out of the canyon. One was a spike with about 12" horns and 6" brow tines. The one I shot was a 5x5 and pretty nice size.
I ranged him at 232 yds and check my drop chart on my Encore 280. I put the second ballistic line on him and sent one. I heard the report of the hit and he humped up and dropped his head. I finally got another round in the chamber and when I touched it off he dropped before the bullet hit, and went over him into a rock. I jammed another round into the chamber and put it on his shoulder when he was trying to get to his feet. I hit square on his shoulder and dropped him. I was getting concerned because we are only allowed to carry 5 rounds into the hunt each day and they do spot checks on the hunters.
The Game Warden estimated him at about 500lbs. I was about 3/4 mile back into the mountains and the Warden told me a better way to take the bull out in quarters to a truck he would send around to a gate.
The fun was over and the work started. My help didn't show so my Conservation Officer, which was the driver of my unit and two others that work there helped me get my elk out. They had a little party when they started the aging check. One looked it the bulls mouth and at the teeth and called another and then another until there was about 10 people trying to look into the bulls mouth. They pulled a book with photos of Elk jaws at different ages and finally came to a decision that my elk was between 18 and 19 years old. The rifle is a Encore 280 with a Burris 4x12 Ballistic Plex. The first round was a Nosler Accubond, 140grn of my load and the others are 150 grn Hornady SP with H4831SC powder. Nikon 550 range finder and BlacksCreek Canadian "Jim Horn" pack.
I had a great time and any one that can put in for this once in a lifetime hunt, should.
Here are some photos and no, the rifle is not pointing at me. One of the photos show the meadow in the distance that I'm going to take the quarter down to for a pick up by one of the workers.




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Old 12-10-2010, 01:03 PM
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Re: Drew one of the rare Oklahoma Elk Tags...Help..

Another hunter that found this site, by doing a Google search for Oklahoma Elk Hunting, Dan Bruce from NE, Oklahoma contacted me via this site about him drawing a Elk Tag also. We visited back and forth on this site and by phone before the hunt. He drove down to the camp area a few days early and got a nice camp spot and reserved one for me. It was a pleasure to visit and swap info at the days end when having a nice meal. His friend Lyndol came down to help Dan and cook. Dan took a very nice bull on the second day of the hunt, just after I took mine. I had sent him a text message from the mountain and he was setting there thinking about his next move when one showed above him. Dan can qualify for one of the Long Range Hunter guys for this site. He ranged the bull at just a little over 600yds and after saying a prayer and checking his scope he sent one and dropped the bull. He was more than excited about his hunt. This was a once in a lifetime hunt and the first time he has ever hunted elk. His buddy, Lyndol had promised Dan that if he ever when Elk hunting, he would go and help him. That is a great buddy. Here is the only photo I have of Dan and his bull. I had a great time camping with him and his friend and some of the others in the camp that were all there for the same reason, ELK!
Dan was using a 7mm Mag.
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