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Bitterroot Bulls
11-29-2012, 10:24 AM
I ended up finding a six point after passing on seemingly endless smaller bulls. He isn't quite the monster I was hoping for, but a fine bull nonetheless.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/mcashell/ELK%202012/2012bull1.jpg

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii95/mcashell/ELK%202012/2012bull2.jpg

It was a great season, and I simply can't wait for next year!

Timberstalker
11-29-2012, 10:48 AM
Nice bull BB ! I am jelouse, where I live you don't pass any bull.

Kevin Root
11-29-2012, 11:17 AM
Nice Bitterroot Bulls!

tdub24
11-29-2012, 11:19 AM
Congratulations BB, nice bull with unique characters.

AKaviator
11-29-2012, 12:14 PM
Good job Bitterroot, cool looking bull. I hope you have a big freezer!

CoHiCntry
11-29-2012, 12:17 PM
Nice bull! Congrats...

Bitterroot Bulls
11-29-2012, 12:35 PM
Good job Bitterroot, cool looking bull. I hope you have a big freezer!

I am eating as much moose as fast as I can. Not tough duty though ... it is delicious!

goatpoop
11-29-2012, 02:06 PM
What year did that area burn?

Bitterroot Bulls
11-29-2012, 02:14 PM
What year did that area burn?

There have been many burns that ran into each other there. I am not sure which year this particular burn was, but the area burned in 2000, 2001, 2003, 2008, and 2010.

The biggest acreage happened in 2000, and the best hunting was the following year. The worst part about hunting the burns is trying to keep the deadfall off the trails.

Edelweiss
11-29-2012, 02:51 PM
Nothing like hunting elk horseback in the snow.

Can you explain your saddle system, we talked about it a couple years ago, but I like the looks of those panyards.

How much is a ton of hay in Helena?

Edelweiss
11-29-2012, 02:52 PM
When we used to hunt the east slope of Mt Powell horseback, we had the problem of most of the elk being onto the prison farm before we could get things going.

sjsmallfield
11-29-2012, 03:22 PM
Nice bull BB. You definitely had a season some only dream of.(I'm one of them) Congrats man!

BKC
11-29-2012, 03:34 PM
Nice bull BB. Looks like a lot of fun.

WYcoyote
11-29-2012, 05:08 PM
Nice bull Matt. Not a bad one to "settle" with.
Good job.

Muleys 24/7
11-29-2012, 05:24 PM
Gosh, why did you shoot such a little one? Lol. I wouldn't of thought twice, Great bull!

HuntWYODon
11-29-2012, 06:03 PM
Great bull Bitteroot ! Great pics too ! Congrats !

hvfd21walker
11-29-2012, 06:06 PM
Nice bull BB. Thats some good looking country you are in.

Bitterroot Bulls
11-29-2012, 06:45 PM
Thanks for the kind words!

Edelweiss,

The packsaddles are Deckers. The front one is the "classic" bar design, while the back one is "improved." I much prefer classic, as you can get the load higher.

6mm Remington
11-29-2012, 06:55 PM
I already told you nice bull, but that really is a nice bull Matt! Sure is neat country isn't it!! Gets treacherous in the wind after a short few years when hunting though! Every time I hear a tree crack or pop it makes me jump and look around.
David

potsie
11-29-2012, 07:31 PM
Congrats on a great bull

Hoot
03-15-2013, 10:07 PM
Great bull, nice hunt!!

griz
04-02-2013, 11:24 PM
Cool looking bull BB. Nice work!

Ikeepitcold
04-28-2013, 11:50 AM
Very cool BB I love hunting old burns.