2013 & 2015 Hell's Canyon trip

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  1. carpetman2

    carpetman2 Well-Known Member

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    After passing up 7 bulls in 5 days, I decided to take this guy since I still had help to get him out. Then my son took this beauty the next day. Great trip.
     

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    Here are some more pictures we took. My son obviously took this guy where it was actually sane. Some of that country is nearly straight up and down.
     

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    Well done guys! Excellent pictures and life-long memories.
     
  4. Scot E

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    Love that area! Not for the light-hearted though!

    Scot E.
     
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    congrats! that's some tough country to hunt!
     
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    Wow....those are some great pics and some very nice bulls that one looks huge!! Did you guys score it and was it over 330? Either way massive ID bull
     
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    I don't think he has officially scored it yet. It is a very nice bull, and it was a blast to just be with your son on such a great harvest and hunt. I actually had both my sons and one of my son in laws on this hunt and will remember it for the rest of my life. This was the 4th time we have drawn that unit and they have all been unique and a lot of memories. That's the best part, a lot of family memories doing what you love to do in some of the most beautiful rugged country in our State. :)
     
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    Congrats on two great bulls. Thanks for sharing!
     
  9. SidTheKidd

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    Good bulls. How far did you shoot them at?
     
  10. carpetman2

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    Well, not very far. Mine was right at 300 yards and my son Kyle's was at 140yards. We were fortunate, sometimes the distances in this unit are just plain crazy.
     
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    Close or far, still gotta put those bulls down. Being able to shoot long distances is just a nice option to have. Nice shooting
     
  12. carpetman2

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    I can't believe it, but my son and I both drew again for this unit. The sad thing is, the Idaho Fish & Game is ruining this unit with all the extra cow tags they are issuing on top of increasing the bow tags and the regular cow tags the past several years. What a terrible mistake. Seems like no one in Gov't can make a good decision these days. I am still excited about this coming year in Hell's Canyon though it may prove more difficult to find success for a number of reasons including how dry it is.
     
  13. lazylabs

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    Could you float hunt that area?
     
  14. carpetman2

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    You would be better off Jet boating, but you could float it too; or should I say i know some who have. The biggest problem is you have to climb each trip and coming down to the river in most places is hard with meat. Plus, the elk are around middle elevation & higher most of the time.