Here is a pic. My friend called this bull down the hill to about 15 yards. I went to full draw but he stopped behind a tree and all i could see was horns and head. I held draw for about 2 minutes and starting shaking. I think he seen me shaking so he ran back up the hill. I let down and shook my arms out while my buddy called again. Back down the hill he came and stopped at 22 yards broad side. Pulled back and let him have it. He ran about 40 yards and stopped to another cow call. Stood there about 2 to 3 minutes and folded over dead. This was an awesome experience. I hope you guys have as good of luck as I have this year.
I shot this bull @ 7:30 AM and we didn't get this bull back to camp where this picture was taken until 12:30 PM. I had the guts knocked out and had him cut in half within 45 min but the hide was on awhile and it was fairly warm that day. The quickest way to cool them down is to throw them in the river next to camp. I find skinning them in the water is actually easier. Let him sit in the water for about 45 more min and then run em into town for a wash and hang into cooler. Freezer is now full!
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...