Can somebody sell this guy a truck!

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  1. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    I don't know if I feel worse for the elk or the car.
    Hey, wait a minute, aren't those Montana plates?! Kirby, is that you!? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/laugh.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
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  2. bailey1474

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    People never cease to amaze me!!!
     

  3. Fiftydriver

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    Not me GG but I would say thats the best way I have ever seen to show off a successful hunting trip /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif!!!

    To be honest, I am not man enough to put an entire mature bull elk on the top of a car. I woul dbe afraid one good pot hole would crush the top of that car like a pop can!!!

    Hats off to him or her, I bet they get better gas milage then my Duramax GMC gets the rest of the year!!!

    Just goes to show you, if you have the right place to hunt, anything is possible!!

    Kirby Allen(50)
     
  4. CAM

    CAM Well-Known Member

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    I seen this on a form and it was Titled
    "This is a direct result of a typical Montana income and high fuel prices."

    Made me laugh
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  5. Buffalobob

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    It was probably shot with a 30-30 too.
     
  6. gonehuntingagain

    gonehuntingagain Well-Known Member

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    A better question would be how did they get a full grown elk on top of the car IN ONE PIECE?
     
  7. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Wow, I've never done that, but I did have 5 mature Muleys and 5 MATURE hunters and all their gear in my '79 Bronco for a 4 hour 4x4 drive in the hills east of Moab.

    I ended up breaking both rear springs that weekend.
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  8. goodgrouper

    goodgrouper Well-Known Member

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    Would that have been the La Sals?
    Beautiful country down there. Red rocks and blue mountains.
     
  9. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    South West end of Pinon Mesa. Colorado. Too bad its impossible to draw tags and impossible to get access now a days. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif That was nearly 20 years ago though. Progress /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif

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  10. Pete Lincoln

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    ha he ha.. had to chuckle at that one. ive had more than 1 fully grown wild boar strapped in my passanger seat in my Mitsubishi Pajero(montero)the wife complained about the smell and the serial killer stains on the seat, so i bought a game carrier that hooks on the trailer hitch (tow bar for you Brits). it must have been a bitch to get an animal so hight up with only 2 blokes, ever notice how the hair on animals legs goes the wrong way on for gripping em? i struggle like hell to get some of the se pigs on the carrier and its only 3 feet of the ground.
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  11. curtis

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    This is a funny picture! Hey Pete, you are lucky you still have a wife after putting a dead animal in the passenger seat of your truck. My wife would have me strapped to the top of the car if I ever did that. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
  12. Bob S.

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    Hey! That looks like my daughters boyfriend's car. Oh yea his isn't running.
    Wait till that elk wakes up!
     
  13. Pete Lincoln

    Pete Lincoln Well-Known Member

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    Knappy, wait till you are stationed here buddy, i'll show you the stains on the seat,
    Game in cars,, i'm working with a Greek guy at the mo, his brother hit a wild hog with a 6 month old BMW touring (station wagon)just clipped the pig and didn't dammage the car much ,but the pig was laid out on the road, thinking cheap sunday roast, he and his mate lifted the pig ( a 60kg perhaps 3 year old boar) into the back of the car,.. they had gone maybe 15km when there was a grunting scuffling starting to occur in the back, all of a sudden the "dead" boar was wide awake, and pretty unhappy about been run over and kidnapped (or pig napped as the case may be) . screaming and snorting.and creating havock in the back of the car.. The driver stopped the car asap and de-bused, unfortunately some how managing to close the doors behind them, so now the pig was trapped. to scared to approach the car and open the door, they left the pig inside and called the automobile association for recovery, mean while the pig completely wrecked the inside of the car..
    the story made the papers in Belgium apparently, which is where the incident occured.
    the cheap sunday lunch turned into an expensive one.
    Pete
     
  14. wilecoyote76

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    A little update on the sweet "elk on car" photos:

    From the Billings Gazette.


    November 17, 2005

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    Off-Trail: Mystery of cartop elk solved
    Brett French
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    Bonnie Potter was "tickled to death" when she saw two pictures of her bull elk, tied awkwardly across the top of a small Dodge Colt, printed in The Billings Gazette's Outdoors section last Thursday.

    "It was so cool," she said. "It was my first bull, and I wanted to bring it home whole to show my daughter. You wouldn't believe how many people took pictures. So many people were smiling, and others were flipping us off, too."

    The photos were sent across the country via e-mail to friends and family, a copy of which ended up in the Gazette newsroom. The Gazette's caption on the photos asked for more information on who the photographer was and if anyone knew the occupants of the car.


    Joe Hughes, an engineer at Micron in Boise and former Montanan, called in to take credit for the photo. He snapped it on Oct. 30 on his way back from hunting with his father and brother near Winifred.

    "My sister gets the Gazette and she called me up and said, 'Hey, your picture is in the Gazette,'" Hughes said.

    "It was pretty interesting," he said of seeing the big bull motoring down the highway atop the tiny car.

    Potter, of Roundup, said her truck was in the shop the weekend she went hunting, so she and her boyfriend had to make due with the small Dodge. It was her first big bull, taken on a private ranch north of Roy in hunting district 417.

    Potter's friend, Garth Bascom, a foreman at the ranch, loaded the five-point bull atop the car using a front-end loader, she said. The group laid two 2x6 planks across the length of the roof to keep it from caving in, placing the elk on top of the boards.

    "It was sagging but the boards held," she said. "I sure as heck wasn't going to sit inside there when they loaded it."

    With all the weight, Potter said the car was topping out at about 45 mph on the ride home. "The back wheels were hitting the fenders on almost any bump," she added.

    She's already purchased a new freezer to hold all the meat