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    awesome elk encounters gone sour

    lets hear some stories of some awesome encounters with elk that we were unable to pull off to get the blood flowing.
    last year I had a decent 5x sneak in behind me while I was trying to get a big bull to come up from across, made it with in 10 yrds of me before I heard his foot step, I turned and we locked eyes, I never had a chance to stick him.

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    Should be some good stories on this thread.
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    Had 3 different opportunities at a herd bull and screwed it up. Poor technique, poor gear, lack of patience. It was great??!!?? After that is when I dedicated to improve myself.

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    My best elk encounters always seem to happen with a deer tag in my pocket.....LOL
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    Last year in Colorado my son and i took a friend with us come to find out he walks threw the forest like an elephant. my son calls in a nice elk to 20yds and our friend is 50yds behind him and and hangs his rangefinder on a tree that falls to the ground bye bye elk we still give him crap about it but he's good dude and we can laugh about it now.
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    On a similar note, I was trying to move into a shooting position on a bull and watching my feet to not break any twigs I hit my head on branch and it broke like a gun shot. Bye bye Mr. bull

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    Drew a tag in the gila found a bull long ways off couldn't tell how big he was so I move to get a better look. couldn't find him on my first attempt so I went back to where I spotted him he was still in the same place. When i was looking for a better route he got up to get a bite to eat and get in the shade. I could tell he was the one I wanted. when he bedded back down he was facing up the ridge he was on. Off I went to find him a second time. This time I found him but the only shot I had was a spine shot so I was going to wait for him to stand. The wind changed and before I could get my gun up he was already standing and facing me thinking he was going to bolt I rushed my shot and missed. Can't wait to get back there and try again

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    Quote Originally Posted by Againstthewind View Post
    On a similar note, I was trying to move into a shooting position on a bull and watching my feet to not break any twigs I hit my head on branch and it broke like a gun shot. Bye bye Mr. bull

    Lol! Sounds like something that would happen to me.

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    My worst flub is the classic "arrow falling from the rest".

    I did everything right for 40 minutes including two relocations.
    Had the herd walk right in front of me at 30 yards and foolishly drew as soon as it was clear that I had out smarted the lead cow.
    The herd bull had been close on the heels of the herd the whole time.

    Now he decided to follow along at least 30 seconds behind. No sooner had I let down that he showed himself.
    In my haste to redraw the arrow came of the rest and slipped down to the rest bracket.
    Didn't even know it until I let go……. Biggest Rosie I have drawn on!!!!!!
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    Forgot to put the cell in silent one time while I was on call…….. Mr. Blacktail was about 60 yards away.
    He didn't care for my ringtone!!!!!!
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