Antlerless elk tag filled

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by cinch, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    Well, I filled my late season antlerless elk tag Thursday morning at 07:26. We had walked in about a mile and ran in to two elk that ended up being calves after the fact. It's hard to tell a calf from a cow if they are not side by side. But that's ok, good eating and less to cut up. Anyhow, we snuck up a creek bottom to 406 yards. I hit mine on the 2nd shot with a 200gr Accubond in the neck. My buddy dumped the other. Another guy with us killed one an hour later and a mile higher. We were hunting in very rough, high country. Packing the elk out wasn't bad either as it was all down hill. Here's my elk and a few pic's of the country.

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    If you look hard you can see a herd of elk in the center of the 3rd picture.
     
  2. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Congrats and enjoy some good eats!
     

  3. kcebcj

    kcebcj Well-Known Member

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    Elk backstrap is gooooooooooood!
     
  4. HUAINAMACHERO

    HUAINAMACHERO Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your hunt!!!
    I am sure you will enjoy that elk meat.
    Enjoyed the pictures, that is some great scenery; nice pictures.
     
  5. jmden

    jmden Well-Known Member

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    Some meat for the winter! Gorgeous elk country! Thanks for the story and pics.
     
  6. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations!!! Nice freezer-filler!

    Sorry if i didn't get this in your post, but where is this? I don't want particulars, just something to whet my imagination.

    What were you using to bring 'home the bacon' (rifle/cartridge/load)?

    frank
     
  7. cinch

    cinch Well-Known Member

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    This was north and west of Thermopolis, WY. Very rough country. I was shooting a custom APS 300 Rum, 200gr Accubond at 3280fps.
     
  8. fmajor

    fmajor Well-Known Member

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    That looks like some beautiful country - just the sorta place i head to for a vacation - in winter! And not far from the Grand Tetons - ahhh wish it was home...

    What a nice rifle as well - 200grns at over 3,200fps is simply AWESOME!!!