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Discussion in 'How To Hunt Big Game' started by trumperman, Jan 20, 2018.
Just got a text from my son. Nilgai bull down on King Ranch.
I agree. Really hard to beat a wilderness ELK Hunt! IMO
+3 on the wilderness Elk hunt.
To me there is nothing that compares to being on a high mountain where few people have ever been, chasing an incredible trophy in it's own home.
Honestly, that was one of the main reasons that I moved West and also one of the things that I still enjoy the most.
I love hunting big whitetail but being up in the mountains chasing elk is my favorite.
My favorite is hunting the big Northern whitetails.
The most exciting and unforgettable hunt was an African Lion shot in the Chobe area of Botswana about 25 years ago. This particular lion/pride had killed the only cow owned by a native rancher. We picked up the tracks from the kill at the broken fence and caught up with the pride about a day and a half later, held up in the long grass. This guy was shot at 21 yards with a H&H 450 Express Double Rifle made in 1904. I had to hand-load/regulate the cartridges to the rifle because the original Cordite loads were long discontinued. I acquired custom dyes and reformed from 470 brass, with Woodliegh 480grSP, iMR 3031 with Kapoc filler. This load replicated the test target info I acquired from the records still held by H&H in London. I can still remember every detail of this incredible experience as if it were yesterday. The insert in the photo was the taken from a book published by original owner, William Buckley, a famous hunter/adventurer.. It’s a crummy photo but he is holding the same H&H over one of his lion kills....90 years earlier!
Black Bear would be top of list for me. I'd use the Browning A Bolt 30/06 with 165 gr. Sierra Game King bullets or my Marlin Guide Gun 45/70 with 300 gr. Nosler Partitions. Where I would hunt the shots are usually 100 yards or less.
My favorite is definitely packing in for elk. Successful in killing or not the hunt is always awesome and worth the effort. Spot and stock mule deer is a very close second.