My public land bull colorado

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by J-L, Mar 14, 2019 at 3:17 PM.


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  1. J-L

    J-L Member LRH Team Member

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    AA91DF48-372C-4400-89DC-C39C9C58C9DD.jpeg A0E28EBB-1654-43CE-82A3-D7625E762D31.jpeg 05610DC4-5A49-4F06-B94F-F7A1548E0646.jpeg 1350923E-7195-4D09-AFA9-B0D0F85125F6.jpeg New to the forum here but been hunting awhile. Got this bull last year by Craig 1st rifle. Originally humped in to the back country, opening morning saw some cows and a spike but no legal bulls. Hunted up there another day then decided to switch to lower country, got this guy at 367 yards , not too far I know , but still happy with the shot. Rifle specs .28 nosler , 700 action, lilja barrel , nightforce nxs , was having a tough time getting brass last year so finally found some and loaded up some old 150 gr ttsx Bullets I had hanging around , 3130 FPS, retumbo, TBAC .338 ultra can. Shot him about 800 am , by myself , packed him out took all day and multiple trips to the truck. Got him euro mounted. I’ve added some pics. And no won’t say specifically where I was at but will say craig area ;)

    Was pretty happy considering I got medically retired from the army a year before for a bad parachuting accident where I broke my pelvis and back, ICU, surgery, wheelchair, rehab for 6 months .... so pretty happy I could still do it , i was really hurting though after lol , note for you guys being a paratrooper after 40 is rough on the body :)
     
  2. joseph singleton

    joseph singleton Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Awesome thanks for the pics...
     
  3. jasonco

    jasonco Well-Known Member LRH Team Member

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    Bull down!

    I'l keep it on the DL, just between you and I...what are those GPS coordinates....:D
     
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  4. Mach 1

    Mach 1 Well-Known Member

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    Not a lite rifle/optic combo to pack around. Way to go and good shooting.
     
  5. the hunter

    the hunter Well-Known Member

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    Congrats, man thats nice.
    Sorry about the accident, thanks for your service.
     
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  6. J-L

    J-L Member LRH Team Member

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    ha ha ha on the gps coords post :)

    It was a blaze orange army 1st rifle there, I first hiked back in 3 miles and set up camp but opening morning there were still guys everywhere who had gone in on horseback.

    I shot this guy only 1.5 mi from the truck - go figure , way better than 3 miles back in.

    Not kidding on the weight of the rifle - I got the Macmillan ultra light stock, but then put a heavy --- Lilja barrel on it and with the can on it was like I was carrying around a telephone pole.

    I decided after a couple of days to carry it without the TBAC , but when I would set up in a good spot I would thread it on and wait.
     
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  7. Dirtscoots

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    Nice bull congrats, thanks for your service
     
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  8. Pulpwood

    Pulpwood Well-Known Member

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    Good job and glad to hear that you are doing better
     
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  9. Elkeater

    Elkeater Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done! You weren’t to far from me.
     
  10. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    Nice going! Thanks for sharing.

    Regarding your para damage -- did you end up having to jump too low?
     
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  11. CO_Guy

    CO_Guy Well-Known Member

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    Awesome hunt and the mount is incredible. I love that area around Craig.
     
  12. Rhino Hunter

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    Very nice! Congrats, and thank you for your service.
     
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  13. J-L

    J-L Member LRH Team Member

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    Too windy we shouldn’t have jumped , usual 1500 agl static line jump , when chute opened wasn’t over dz , was cruising at 30 mph or so when I slammed into a side of hill. You want entertainment I’ll post my post op xrays
     
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  14. Barrelnut

    Barrelnut Well-Known Member

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    Sorry you got so badly hurt protecting the freedoms we enjoy in this great country. Thank you.
    AND congrats to the public land bull taken on your own! Awesome!
     
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