Western Hunt 2011- Rifle cow elk

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Buffalobob, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Buffalobob

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    After chasing antelope around Wyoming I returned to Utah to be greeted by a big snowstorm.

    After a little of the snow had melted I set my camp up in the same spot I had used during the archery hunt. There were no flowers blooming any more!!!.

    On the second day after setting up camp, I shot a calf at 556 yards with the 257 Wby and the 130 gr Wildcat bullets.


    With all my hunting out west done I turned the truck east and came on home.
     

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  2. SBruce

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    Looks tasty!!:)

    Wish I would've seen an elk this season.
     

  3. Len Backus

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    I'll expect an invite for an elk meal. :D

    I may be visiting your area next year around cherry blossom time. Please save some meat.
     
  4. jmden

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    Nice shot, BB. Should be tasty!
     
  5. MT4XFore

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    Congrats Bob! Good shot.....a nice cartridge/bullet combo. That camp sure looks comfy with all the amenities.
     
  6. Buffalobob

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    In order to build up points in Utah you have to buy a nonresident license which is $100+. So after paying that much you might as well go and hunt. A nonresident archery tag is OTC and the nonresident rifle hunt cow elk is 100% certain to draw. It is close and convenient to the Wyoming antelope hunt.
     
  7. Joel Russo

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    I expect an invite as well..:D
     
  8. ICANHITHIMMAN

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    Good to know Bob, any chance I can get a pic of your truck on the trip? That Toyota
     
  9. Buffalobob

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    Here is my truck as I am getting ready to leave home.

    First I take out the rear seats to give me more inside room. Then I put on a cap and using the boat rack on the cap I bolt on a top box. After that I use the trailer hitch to put on a rear carrier which has a plastic patio box of very light items in it. I took both my broadhead target and my field points target with me.

    It is important to try to get the weight centered over the wheels as much as possible because of camber/caster problems at the rear and steering at the front. The tires are off road tires and expensive so you do not wish to wear them unevenly.

    I took three rifles and two pistols.

    One 100 Qt cooler holds a elk calf deboned and two antelope cut and wrapped. 10# of dry ice freezes everything solid enough in a 5-day cooler for the trip home.
     

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  10. Len Backus

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    Years ago we traveled with our children. With 3 bikes on front and 2 on back, stuff on the roof, we called it our CLOWN CAR. :cool:
     
  11. Buffalobob

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    Been there done that! :D
     
  12. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    WTG BB

    I like the set up on the truck, much better than hauling a trailer.