Early Season Luck

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Rucker61, Aug 27, 2012.

  1. Rucker61

    Rucker61 Well-Known Member

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    My hunting buddy scored early and well this year, in a Ranching for Wildlife hunt in Colorado. We don't think that grin is going away any time soon. 7mm Mag, 140gr Berger VLD, 225 yards.

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  2. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

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    Wow. Nice bull and his body looks massive .
     

  3. T3-OleMan

    T3-OleMan Well-Known Member

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    Ride him cowboy. Congrats to your Bud. Nice crown.
     
  4. Canvsbk

    Canvsbk Well-Known Member

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    Really nice bull, congrats.
     
  5. ShooterMedic

    ShooterMedic Well-Known Member

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    You know you have got it made when you bring your elk out whole.

    You know your are spoiled when a tractor does it for you. LOL :D

    Congrats on an awsome bull!!
     
  6. toader

    toader Well-Known Member

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    Awesome bull!!

    What Outfitter / Ranch did you hunt with??

    I am leaving on Sept. 6th to hunt on a Ranching For Wildlife Ranch = Cross Mountain Ranch near Craig/Hayden Colorado.
     
  7. Rucker61

    Rucker61 Well-Known Member

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    Unfortunately, the shooter was my buddy, not me. I'm not sure what ranch he was at, and I probably want to keep that secret, anyway ;)
     
  8. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    Its an outfitter, you want to keep it a secret?? Really, what a class act you are.
     
  9. Rucker61

    Rucker61 Well-Known Member

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    It's not my secret to reveal. If my buddy has no problem with it, then I don't mind posting.
     
  10. SHRTSHTR

    SHRTSHTR Well-Known Member

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    Ranching for Wildlife is run by the state and generally requires preference point to obtain a Bull tag in a decent area. Outfitters hunt these same lands with clients but generally not during these special hunts.

    This gives the average "Joe" a chance to hunt private lands without paying a outfitter thousands of dollars for a hunt. Nice setup but it can take years to draw a real good area. I have 14 points and my daughter has 15 points. Maybe next year :D.