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mattm
08-24-2011, 11:20 AM
So I have a nose that can't smell, eyes that need glasses, short legs that move much slower than anything else in woods. I really don't see how this is fair chase! These elk are way ahead in the game at this point! Hunter 0, Elk 4. Having fun with it anyway. Hope all of you other folks are having as much fun as I am. Enjoy your seasons! P.S. I really am having a blast!!!!!!

NVBird'n'Big
08-24-2011, 11:58 AM
I am feeling your pain mattm! It is my first year bowhunting and man is it a different world, there are so many things that you take for granted rifle hunting. I have had the time of my life this summer going after antelope and deer and am definitely hooked. All I have to say is keep up the hard work and the persistence will pay off.

Jerry
08-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Thanks Matt, Enjoy the hunt!

T43
08-24-2011, 12:30 PM
Same here, is it just me or can antelope run faster when you have a bow in your hand?

jenbickel
08-24-2011, 12:32 PM
Hahah this thread makes me laugh :)

and believe me, you havent seen short legs until you have seen mine! lol

jenbickel
08-24-2011, 12:33 PM
Same here, is it just me or can antelope run faster when you have a bow in your hand?

I believe it!!!!

jay
08-24-2011, 01:06 PM
jen, how many years you been bowhunting? do you still rifle hunt or strictly bow?

jenbickel
08-24-2011, 01:11 PM
I mainly bow hunt but sometimes rifle hunt. I have been bowhunting for about 4 years now :)

jay
08-24-2011, 01:51 PM
thats cool, i've always wanted to try it, but can't kick the rifle...i've gone with friends to call and so forth for them but have never tried myself. Looks like its a rush, at least it is for me when i'm with them, i could only imagine when your the one behind the bow. i give you and all the other bow hunters props, cause i know it ain't easy...

jenbickel
08-24-2011, 02:32 PM
It's definitely not easy but very rewarding! You should definitely try it!!!

wyohorn
08-24-2011, 04:35 PM
Jenbickel,
I use to live in Sheridan and did a ton of bowhunting on some alfa fields. Is that were u bowhunt or do u head for the big horns?

jenbickel
08-25-2011, 01:45 PM
Really?! I kind of do both. My parents have a ranch outside of town that have a lot of deer and antelope.. I also go up to the Big Horns and look for mule deer sometimes..This year I have seen some really good mule deer up there so I may have to ditch my parents ranch.

mattm
08-27-2011, 12:10 PM
Ok on Wed. morning I was able to get within 92 yards of the bull I've been chasing. Busted! This morning I was able get him into 72 yards. I used a cow call on him. Every thing was going really well until I looked over my shoulder and found that 3 spikes and a raggy 4pt were 35 yards from my backside. None of them could really figure out what was up, but none of them stuck around. Fun times!!!!!!!!!! Why is this called fair chase?

jenbickel
08-27-2011, 12:17 PM
Lol Matt!! Maybe tomorrow you will get one to 52 yards and bust him!! Good Luck!!

jay
08-29-2011, 10:05 AM
Matt, look at it this way, you could be behind a desk wishing you were chasing elk instead of being at work waiting for the end of september for your hunt to start...good luck man, i hope you are successful! When you finally get him on the ground this will all be worth it.

Bitterroot Bulls
08-29-2011, 10:08 AM
Would it be as fun if it just worked perfectly on the first setup?

Who am I kidding, of course it would.

jenbickel
08-29-2011, 10:42 AM
Would it be as fun if it just worked perfectly on the first setup?

Who am I kidding, of course it would.

lol yes it definitely would!!

mattm
08-31-2011, 10:11 AM
I don't feel so bad. This is my first year bow hunting in 20 years. I have been getting into bulls every time I go out. I passed on a really small 5pt 3 days ago. Every time I go out I get more excited. I can't wait for them to start talking! Let the elk follies continue.

mattm
09-06-2011, 12:52 AM
1636

1st archery kill. 1st big bull. Best damn Sept 5, 2011 I've every had!
All fair chase!!!!!

mattm
09-06-2011, 12:59 AM
Took him at 42yards. By myself for the hunt. Had 4 of my great friends come out and help me bring him in. Couldn't have done it without my friends!!!!! Thanks guys!!!!

307Wapiti
09-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Took him at 42yards. By myself for the hunt. Had 4 of my great friends come out and help me bring him in. Couldn't have done it without my friends!!!!! Thanks guys!!!!

Congratulations Matt! Good bull!

Bitterroot Bulls
09-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Well done, Matt!

dhershberger
09-06-2011, 08:21 AM
Great Bull, especially with a bow!

mthuntress
09-06-2011, 08:31 AM
NICE bull. I've been bowhunting for 8 years now and I'm hoping to help my Brother get his first elk this year I'm taking two weeks off of work haven't taken time off of work in five year so I'm loking foward to it.

bowhuntress
09-06-2011, 08:46 AM
Great bull Matt! Congrats on finally getting it done :)

jay
09-06-2011, 10:26 AM
great bull matt, congrats!

Pronghorn73
09-06-2011, 06:05 PM
Good job, nice bull.......good times!!!

sjsmallfield
09-08-2011, 04:42 PM
Way to stick with it Matt. Great bull!!!