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BOHNTR
08-16-2011, 07:18 PM
My hunting partner (Fred) drew one of the most coveted tags in the Golden State.......an archery Tule Elk tag. After spending a full week of scouting before the opener, he was able to pattern several good bulls before the opener thisw past weekend. With about 15 minutes of daylight left on opening day, this bull came by and he was able to fill his tag with a great P&Y class Tule Elk. Hope you enjoy.

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Here's a photo of it alive:

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Here's a bull he passed earlier in the day:

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brudno
08-16-2011, 07:30 PM
Looks like a great elk. When do they loose there velvet?

BOHNTR
08-16-2011, 07:53 PM
When do they loose there velvet?

Usually by the last week of July.....

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
08-16-2011, 08:00 PM
Fantastic trophy, congrats to him. Thanks for sharing.

Graylight
08-16-2011, 08:04 PM
What a great bull... Congrats to Fred!

dhershberger
08-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Great bull, especially for Tule elk!

Bitterroot Bulls
08-16-2011, 08:13 PM
Thanks for sharing.

Excellent!

dustyboots
08-16-2011, 10:12 PM
awesome thanks for sharing maybe one day i'll hit the lotto and draw one of those tags

Jon Boy
08-16-2011, 11:00 PM
That is an awesome tule elk!

RUTTIN
08-17-2011, 07:23 AM
Awesome Tule! Thanks for sharing.

elkmtngear
08-17-2011, 09:45 AM
Awesome Bull, Congrats to Fred!

Best of Luck,
Jeff

Colorado Cowboy
08-17-2011, 12:11 PM
Nice bull. Back in the mid 50's my Dad drew the very first bull Tule Elk permit on the first ever hunt. Had to be accompanied by a biologist from F & G who told you which bull to shoot. My Dad shot a really nice 6 x 6. As Dad told the story, the biologist pointed out another bull he wanted him to shoot. Dad said it had about 1/2 of one side of the horns broken off and he didn't want it. He shot this 6x6 that was standing right next to the old bull with the broken horn. The biologist was a little put off, but dad told him he thought he said shoot the one he actually got. Great story from a long time ago....my Dad is now 93 and still hunts elk, deer and antelope with me.

brooks
08-17-2011, 03:09 PM
Great bull.