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Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by sp6x6, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    I started out hunting with some buddies, trying to get into some elk with them. Then work was slow and next thing I was hunting hard. On day seven in a row I cut a griizz tack, 2 wolf tracks that turned to 4, and finally a cat track all going to my favorite ridge. Well I thought thats pretty crowded . But as I topped out at about 7500' I decided it is time to take my ridge back. I only saw 2 muley tracks, and ridge was littered w/wolf tracks. I have seen 20 + elk and same for muley on same hunt. I was beyond frustration. So next day I say I am wolf hunting. I hike in at daylght, which I rarely do and when I am in about 3 mile I look up this chute and a bull is feeding @ 840 yrd. I was standing in alders so I thought I could get a shot a bit up the chute, didnt work out.Now I am at chute and make a set up and what for 45 min. NO BULL. So I decide that since this is the only 6pt. I have seen all season to hike up timber to side where I should have good wind.I crunch out about 2000 vert. and I am in larch that was near his location and I SEE a small patch of elk fur, he is looking at me and I side step and shot through small hole in alder, off he goes. I follow him across a cliff, off which he doesnt make it and see his horn only down below about 20', that had to hurt. So my dream of shooting my bull @ 840 turned int a 50 yrd timber hunt.The hole from shot was fist sized from the 338 Norma,300 otm Berger.The shot was just under spine and mid body, traveled about 80 yrds, loosing copious amounts of blood.
     

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  2. theflyonthewall

    theflyonthewall Well-Known Member

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    Great story on an incredible bull. Congratulations!
     

  3. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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    Nice job. Way to get after em. Congrats on a good hunt and a darn nice bull.

    Jeff
     
  4. winmag

    winmag Well-Known Member

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    Way cool bud! Good hunt, way to close the deal.
     
  5. sp6x6

    sp6x6 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. The wolfs are changing the game where I live. Been in fresh wolf tracks all week, but they area hard to catch up with in the mostly timber areas I hunt.
     
  6. bigngreen

    bigngreen Well-Known Member

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    Man, the Norma stacked them up this season!!! I've been a day behind the wolves all season, hardly any snow hasn't pushed them down, back after them tomorrow gun)
     
  7. Elkmen

    Elkmen Well-Known Member

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    Great story, great pictures, and very nice bull congratulations.
     
  8. SBruce

    SBruce Well-Known Member

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    Nice Bull, Congratulations!

    I hope you guys get on them wolves, kill one for me while you're at it please.