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    7 Years and FINALLY!!!

    Seven years I have hunted the ghost of the woods. Many times I have come so close and not yet been able to put a shot out there. Deer have stood before me and fallen, but this year!.....an elk took to the butcher by my arrow!

    I was on a solo hunt this year. Completely on my own and following the footsteps of a successful hunt last year with some friends I went right back into the same country that produced the elk last year.

    I know for some its not a big deal, but there are those that have been there and done it and know. Putting an elk down with a bow is not an easy task, especially in my state. This year I was teased yet again by the big ol bull and he didn't even give me a glimpse of him this season, just a close enough to hear him breathing tree thrashing at my challenge and he walked away. Shortly after I landed a nice big cow elk with a perfect 72 yard downhill pure instinctive shot straight through both lungs.

    It was a fun hunt knowing I still have the big boy to look forward to next year one more time. And for all the years I put in the efforts, this year it has paid off with an elk of my own!
    My first photo and third are me wasting time the first two days over a wallow that never produced anything more than ants and a few photo ops.
    The second photo is of coarse my elk that I landed this year. I conceded on the cow the moment I saw her. Four days away from home and on a pure solo hunt, I was soooo ready to go on home. Shot was there, it was an easy shot to take, and knowing I had gotten one more chance and encountered my nemesis, "raspy", I called it and made that shot count this year.
    Now....this last photo boys and girls....let me explain....I simply saw this as I drove out of my hunt camp. It had to be photographed....and let it be a lesson to all y'all......there IS such a thing as too much SH&@ to pack to elk camp!!!! lol!!!!!Click image for larger version. 

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    Last edited by wolftalonID; 09-16-2012 at 07:54 PM.
    I hunt because........

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    Nice job! You found one that was not bbq'd with all the fires we are having eh? Next year for the bull.
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    That's a long shot! I shoot a whisker biscuit as well!

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    nice cow, you'll be eating good this winter! Where did you get your hat, I've been looking for one...

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    Nice job. Defiantly a hard thing to do is any elk in ID these days. Congrats!

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    Congrats on your first elk. I know you have worked hard for it the last few years. Next year the bull will fall!

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    The frezzer will be full! Good job. That's one way to bring in camp......Uhaul truck ....really lol
    -NRA Life Member
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    Good job man congrats

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    Congrats man! Yea I also love the pic with the uhaul.

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    Congrats! Looks like meat in the freezer to me! So glad you got it done with the bow!

 

 

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