First bull elk bow kill

Discussion in 'Bowhunting' started by RH300UM, Sep 22, 2013.

  1. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    Bowtech Insanity CPX and Victory VAP arrows with Toxic broadheads put this Idaho bull down.
    My first bull elk with a bow!
     

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  2. Korhil78

    Korhil78 Well-Known Member

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    Congrats! I shot my first animal with a bow last year. It was a 5x5 as well. I didn't draw this year..go figure.
     

  3. Red Sparky

    Red Sparky Well-Known Member

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    Good job! Nice looking bull. I am taking my new bow for my ML hunt as it is a legal weapon. Daughter gets first chance at her first bull and if she passes then I get my chance. Hopefully with the bow.
     
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    pockets380 Well-Known Member

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    Nice bull! How did the Toxics work? They look like a pretty mean broadhead. I've been looking at them quite a bit. It hard to find any info on how they perform on elk. How was the penetration? How far was the shot and where did you hit him? Do they fly well? Sorry for all the questions:) Just really interested in them!
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations, Robert.
    Nice bull, and thanks for the story details on the phone.
    Great story, need to share it with all.
     
  6. Ol'Gator

    Ol'Gator Well-Known Member

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    Congratulation. It doesn't get any better than elk hunting with a bow.
     
  7. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the late reply.
    It is hunting season and I am going a 100 mph with my hair on fire!!!
    Man I love this time of year.
    The Toxics performs.
    The shot was at 50 yards extreme quartering away. Very little shot window.
    Let the arrow fly and hit him square in the right shoulder... Ugh!!! Bad shot on my part. Wind carried the arrow 5 inches right.
    After a very long search we found him.
    The bow, arrow and broadhead combo did it's job.
    When the bull was butchered the arrow had penetrated through the shoulder. Hit a rib and went into the throat.
    penetration was 8 inches or so.
    Most of that through shoulder bone.
    Very impressive.
    Also take into account that I was using Victory VAP arrows.
    They have improved the amount of penetration dramatically.
    This was one of my all time best hunts!!!
     
  8. RH300UM

    RH300UM Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Jim,