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Took this nice 5x4 bull yesterday in Colorado unit 4 using .270 win. I was able to draw and either sex tag. Great Opening day. It was my first elk, great experience. We quartered it and packed it out 6 miles to camp. Shot it at 2 in the afternoon. Not done packing it out until after midnight. About ten hours of work total, made for a 21 hour day. It was the most difficult, funnest day of my life. I actually packed out two quarters on my back at the same time myself. Man, that was heavy!

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Congrats on the elk! Sounds like it was quite a chore getting it out.

Nice photo! Haven't we had an absolutely beautiful fall this year? Great weather & really spectacular color - very nice!

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Congrats, what part of unit 4 were you in? Just curious.

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We got him in the routt nat. forest north of craig. they were down pretty low cause it snowed the week prior.

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Nice bull and everything. The only thing I dont like is that is appears you gut shot it.

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Buckmasta

Don't jump to conclusions. You cannot tell where it was hit by that photo. And even if it was a bit far back, angles, bullet deflection, etc..... can all have an effect on what you percieve it to be. Or it can be a 2nd or 3rd shot.

Its down and dead, not lost and thats what counts.

Congrats on the bull! I'm still waiting but it seems like i'll never draw....

Jeff

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Thanks for backing me up rost. The blood you see is from the exit wound, I had to shoot it from a strange angle and he was on the move. But it WAS NOT GUT SHOT. My buddy actually said it was one of the better shots he has seen. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I think it was the best shot I have ever made as well. It made me feel pretty good, kind of a rubber meets the road sort of thing.

P.S. I am glad I shot a young bull, his meat is soooo tender!

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Nice job! congratulations etc!
but be warned, you may already be infected!
You're already showing symptoms of a very serious afflection!
One that will test your sanity and the constraints of your wallet, and has caused a few divorces.
are you sitting down?
You may have elk fever.
Once infected, there is no known cure. only treatment is 10 days of therapy a year in the rockies when the aspen are golden and the bulls are bugglin. god be with you lol

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