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Awesome pics!!!

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Great pics and story. Thanks for sharing. If you have more pics we'd love to see em! Thumbs up

Great bull BTW.

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Where the bull finished up after it slid down a hill and went over a rocky bluff.
I was lucky the antlers were not smashed to pieces. All that had to be done now was load the meat on the horses and head for home. We were about 5 miles from the nearest track and got out just after dark.

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Some cows that fed up towards us one morning.

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Looks like you nailed a monster bull. Good job and Welcome to BGH! Thanks for the photos. Thumbs up

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Hey thanks.
Yes it was a great thrill to get a bull of that quality off public land on my first attempt.

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outfitter info?

which outfitter did you use and which unit did you hunt?

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Great Bull and pics,looks like you enjoyed the USA.You picked an outfitter worth going with ,your research paid off. Where abouts is the caribou hunt ? Hope you do as well......more pics ..............

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I had a great time in the US thats for sure! Choosing the right outfitter is only part of a having a successful hunt. I think turning up there prepared and ready to tuff it out is far more important. While I was in Mt I saw plenty of guys that had walked straight out of offices and put a camo shirt on and expected to smoke down 50 inch bulls. Others that treated the hunt as a vacation and rode along breaking off tree branches so they would not get scratched , elk are not overly smart but they are not completely dumb! Others that brought rifles that would not fire every time and many that stuffed around so much at the critical moments that I could see them never getting a shot away at a big bull! Not to mention the dudes that just drive up and down the roads and rarely lost sight of their trucks.
Like I said before elk are no where near as difficult to hunt as the sambar deer we have in Aus and I really think that the majority of the hunters I met there would really struggle out here. Maybe they should give it a go sometime, there is no bag limits , no seasons and the permit is like $30 a year..

As for the caribou I am going to a new area in Nunavut with Shoeshone Wilderness Ad and hope to get a couple around the 380 to 400 BC mark. From what I have seen it looks to be a pretty easy hunt so we might be able to relax a little on this one?

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stuffed elk

i'm a taxidermist and the word STUFFED irks me. they are not STUFFED they are mounted. TAXIDERMY = move skin

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