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Unread 10-28-2010, 06:43 PM
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Utah Anbtlerless Hunt 2010

In order to buy preference points or apply for special hunts in Utah you must buy a nonresident hunting license. Once you have invested that much money in Utah you might as well go and hunt there if you enjoy the high mountain country. So, I bought an over the counter archery elk tag and an archery deer tag and applied to draw out an antlerless elk rifle season tag. For the nonresident, there is a 100% chance to draw out the cow elk tag if you apply for the right area.
My archery elk hunt was successful and my archery deer hunt was lackadaisical being as elk was my primary target. After killing the elk with the bow I drove the couple of thousand miles back home and spent two weeks with family and then drove back out to Wyoming to shoot antelope. From Wyoming I went on over to Utah to hunt cow elk with my rifles. I was using two different rifle s and that seemed to be the flaw in the plan. The way I work is in the evenings when things are quiet, I mentally review the day’s events and develop plans for the next day or modify existing plans. Nothing is spontaneous with me. So each evening I would pack my gear and get whichever rifle I was going to use ready. It seemed that the elk had some inside intell and if I had the long range 16# rifle they would show up at 100-230 yards for fleeting offhand shots. Twice I missed neck shots with that rifle at ranges under 200 yards because there was no place to get prone and I had to shoot offhand. If I carried the short range rifle (about 700 yards max accuracy) the elk would be out beyond 1000 yards. I also missed twice with that rifle because someone, and I am not going to mention any names, forgot to spin the dial down and left it one rev high (10 MOA). At 524 yards the shot went 4 feet high!!! How could I miss such a chip shot. Back at camp checking the rifle’s zero told the sad but true story .

So anyway once I got the Laurel and Hardy stupidity out of the way, I actually managed to kill an elk at 425 yards right at dark one evening. This is a video shot the next morning.



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    Unread 10-28-2010, 09:19 PM
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    Re: Utah Anbtlerless Hunt 2010

    Your the man.........the man with lots of cow elk meat that is If you need to go take another I can get you in on a new mexico long range cow hunt middle of Nov. but spontenaity is required
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    good job Bob, what did you do for fun in your spare time? btw they do make zero stops
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    Re: Utah Anbtlerless Hunt 2010

    Nice videos BB, I watched them all, enjoyed them also.
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Congratulations on a fine hunt. What a way to spend some time - afield in the great west... Nice!
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    Re: Utah Anbtlerless Hunt 2010

    Great story and hunting, BB! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Utah Anbtlerless Hunt 2010

    Another good story... Congratulations on the Cow with the bow.

    Send that NF cap to me and I'll install a zero stop.
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