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My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

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Old 10-21-2013, 09:33 PM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Congrates on your first Elk! That was a great write up of your hunt and a great job of sneaking and taking a great shot!
My Elk season opens on Wednesday the Oct. 23rs, that's the day after tomorrow! I am getring pumped big time! This will be my 15th or 16th season elk hunting and I have yet to put a tag on one. Came so close so many times, but something always went wrong. Well I drew a hair tag so even if I don't get a bull At least I hope to get an Elk. I guess pictures qill have to be my trophy to hang on the wall. I'll be using my .308win. Savage Striker and 168gr. Barnes TSX reloads. I hope I do the samething as you, eat well through the winter.
Again Congrates on a very nice Trophy!!!
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:52 PM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Fantastic story and good shooting. Love it when a plan comes together.

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Old 10-22-2013, 10:05 PM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Isn't it great when a plan comes together.
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Old 10-23-2013, 07:15 AM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Great write up. and congradulations on not having to eat a tag sammich this year. I was planning on joining my father-in-law this year on an elk hunt in Colorado but that making a living thing keeps getting in the way. Congrats again.

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Old 10-24-2013, 03:29 AM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Thank you all once again for the kind comments.

Nick Carter,

Really glad to see you post here!! I didn't know you were a member.

We BS about all sorts of hunting/shooting/reloading etc...........both near and far on this site, you've got valuable input. Thanks for the reply!

Just for clarification; remember the day You, I, John and EJ were driving around looking/glassing for elk and/or deer.........The first "knob" we stopped to glass (just after seeing the 2 coyotes in the prairie dog town) is only about 400 yds north-north west of where this bull had his final breaths. He was between the old branding corrals and the windmill that we were overseeing at that point.

Hard to tell how many times or how many people drove and/or walked through that area during the previous week. No Matter I guess, I was luckily at the right place/right time..........Kinda like hunting coyotes; its all about "Location".........................Gotta Love it when a plan comes together!!!!!
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Old 10-28-2013, 03:35 PM
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Re: My first elk...5X5 @ 575 yds...6.5-284...w/Pics

Nice story.
I quit hunting early this year because of a consulting project that was urgent, so my usual antelope hunt in Wy didn't happen. I'll be back nest year for sure.
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