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Old 12-31-2012, 11:53 PM
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Congrats Riley nice job I see a large Bull looming in your future.
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Congrats Riley nice job I see a large Bull looming in your future.
Thanks, I sure hope so!!
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You'd be surprised the percentage of elk I cut that have been jacked up in the front end and healed.
Really? You see it somewhat often??
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Old 01-01-2013, 08:47 AM
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Riley,
Congrats on the score, and a nice shot too! It is GREAT to see your interest, in real life activities, rather then " cyber hunts". That seems to be more the norm nowadays, which is a shame. Your dad must be proud!!!! Good job! All the best in the New Year!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:17 AM
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Really? You see it somewhat often??
Ya you'll see it a lot if you cut a lot, my buddy went three years in a row killing an elk that had been previously shot.
You see two thing commonly, bullet didn't penetrate the shoulder and it's a mass of healed bone and gristly scare tissue or they'll have the tops of the spine shot of. I also see them when they come down on the fields, you see far more shoulder shot elk limping down than anything else. When you take apart that elk shoulder look at the size of the ball socket on the blade down the the next joint, and a cow will be light compared to a bull!
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Old 01-01-2013, 10:57 AM
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Ya you'll see it a lot if you cut a lot, my buddy went three years in a row killing an elk that had been previously shot.
You see two thing commonly, bullet didn't penetrate the shoulder and it's a mass of healed bone and gristly scare tissue or they'll have the tops of the spine shot of. I also see them when they come down on the fields, you see far more shoulder shot elk limping down than anything else. When you take apart that elk shoulder look at the size of the ball socket on the blade down the the next joint, and a cow will be light compared to a bull!
The bullet went into her leg but didnt exit, i am 99% sure of that. It is a large mass of tough strong scar tissue just like you described. I saw your thread "why i dont shoulder shoot elk" and the point of the shoulder is insane!! While she was laying down after the shot i followed the bone down until i got to the point and its about the size of a tennis ball. I am going to keep the shoulder blades for bullet testing, much better than wood.
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