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Bitterroot Bulls
08-13-2011, 10:38 PM
Well,

I checked out a new basin, and only saw one bull.


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Also saw some less-friendly company ...

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Bootdog
08-13-2011, 10:56 PM
Wow what a stud. I hope you have a tag for that unit.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-13-2011, 11:02 PM
I do. It is OTC.

RUTTIN
08-13-2011, 11:42 PM
Nice bull, bad bear. Hope you can find him when the hunts start.(the bull, not the bear.)

Skybuster1329
08-13-2011, 11:49 PM
He's a monster !!

Drhorsepower
08-14-2011, 12:41 AM
Wowser. A fine specimen.

mthuntress
08-14-2011, 12:44 AM
Nice bull!!!He's a 7x7? Been awhile since I've seen a 7x7.

sjsmallfield
08-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Great bull! Hope you can post a close up in a month or so.

antler-man01
08-14-2011, 02:23 AM
Love the snow in the background. So are most bigger bull's out of velvet?

Bitterroot Bulls
08-14-2011, 08:06 AM
Nice bull!!!He's a 7x7? Been awhile since I've seen a 7x7.

Yeah he has that classic 7 point look to him.


Great bull! Hope you can post a close up in a month or so.

We will see. They tend to start moving out of their summer range to their rutting areas about then.


Love the snow in the background. So are most bigger bull's out of velvet?

As you probably know antler-man01, there is plenty of snow left in the high country of MT right now. That bull is still in velvet. I hope he puts on a few more inches in the next couple weeks, but those antlers do look like they are hardening up.

jenbickel
08-14-2011, 09:30 AM
Wow! Definitely a nice bull!!

Elkoholic307
08-14-2011, 10:57 AM
What a giant! I hope you catch up with that bull later on. That bear looks huge too. Very nice pics.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-14-2011, 11:28 AM
Here is a photo of my Tarptent Contrail set up in the tundra. Wild and deep country.

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I got some great video of the bear and bull I might post later.

Elkoholic307
08-14-2011, 02:25 PM
Please do! I can't get that picture out of my head, so video would be even sweeter! Did you take it thru your Razor?

sigpros
08-14-2011, 02:59 PM
Nice bull. Seeing that snow is kinda wild. It has been over 100 degrees here the past few weeks. I would love to go jump in that snow. Hope to see a pic of you and that bull togther

Bitterroot Bulls
08-14-2011, 04:16 PM
Please do! I can't get that picture out of my head, so video would be even sweeter! Did you take it thru your Razor?

Yeah, all of the pics and video were taken through the Razor with my Sony WX1 and Tines Up adapter.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-14-2011, 08:57 PM
Here is some video:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFQ69p8aBPw

Jon Boy
08-14-2011, 09:33 PM
that is an absolutely incredible bull. I really like the video.

IL Hntr
08-14-2011, 09:36 PM
WOW!! I hope you kill that beast, what an incredible bull.

dewey
08-15-2011, 10:45 AM
Thanks for posting the pictures and video Bitterroot Bulls and good luck hunting for him.

Dewey

6mm Remington
08-15-2011, 12:35 PM
What a gorgeous BULL! That is some really neat country! The grizzly bear, you have to tell me within 50 miles of where that is in the great state of Montana! I want to know where you saw that bear! Man he was gorgeous!

RUTTIN
08-15-2011, 12:52 PM
Awesome video!

goathunter
08-15-2011, 09:21 PM
that is awesome

dhershberger
08-15-2011, 11:58 PM
Wow Bitteroot Bulls, that is incredible footage of a sweet bull especially in an OTC unit! That is really what it is all about, finding monster bulls in OTC units! Good luck hunting him this season!

Elkoholic307
08-16-2011, 02:30 PM
Amazing video, just as I expected. How far away were you from the bull?

jenbickel
08-16-2011, 02:34 PM
Very freakin sweet!!!!

Kevin Root
08-16-2011, 05:25 PM
Thanks for sharing that video clip Bitterroot Bulls. Hope you get a chance at him come hunting season and will be able to bring him along with his backstraps home with you.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-16-2011, 05:42 PM
Amazing video, just as I expected. How far away were you from the bull?

I was about 1400 yards away. I don't know if he will be there for the season or not, but it is worth a look.

I have video of the grizzly, and another bigger grizzly I will post soon. At first I thought they could be the same bear, but after reviewing the video it is obvious they are not. The other bear is so big he looks like he should be eating salmon on Kodiak, not huckleberries in MT!

Thanks for the compliments on the video everyone!

Elkcrazedfrk
08-16-2011, 05:43 PM
Awesome footage..He has sweet fronts.

Jon Boy
08-16-2011, 11:47 PM
I cant get over this bull I love awesome 7 points!

antler-man01
08-17-2011, 01:21 AM
jst can't wait until season starts! u do know that bull is going 2 the cow's after those antler's harden up? have u found the cow's yet? I hunt near Helena and Ive been following a good seized up herd with about 50-60 head of elk. No bull's around yet, but a good year for calf's. The smaller rag horn's and spikes are bugling hard! Well at least they're tryin! need to post my video of them tryin, it sounds ridiculous.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-17-2011, 11:16 AM
u do know that bull is going 2 the cow's after those antler's harden up? have u found the cow's

I don't know where he will be. I wish I did. I have found bulls near their summer range during season often, however. Some bulls, especially some older bulls, seem to start rounding up cows a little later. I think some don't rut at all.

I still think that basin is worth a look.

Good luck to you on the elk you have found!

antler-man01
08-17-2011, 06:43 PM
wow! not rutting at all, that sound's like a good shed hunting spot in the spring. This year i think the bull's will rut earlier because of the cooler year were having. Look's like that spot would hold some big mule deer? Have u seen any?

jay
08-18-2011, 11:02 AM
stay on that bull bitteroot, he's a wall hanger for sure!!! Good luck!

Bitterroot Bulls
08-21-2011, 11:14 AM
Here is the video of the bears:

http://www.eastmans.com/forum/showthread.php/1167-Grizzly-Bears-in-MT?p=10696#post10696

rpeebles
08-21-2011, 01:10 PM
What an amazing animal. Thanks for sharing.