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Got my first elk!

hunted 4th rifle cow in 421. We got a co-worker of mine his just before sundown opening day, decent amount of snow, had to gut and quarter her in the dark and pack the quarters down but it was only maybe 1/4 mile (but steep and rough).

Got mine Friday AM, we saw them, hiked in around the ridge to a meadow and they were going up a slide on the ridge (327yds). Put a Partition through both shoulders (I pulled it out from just under the hide on the other side) and she piled up right there. Managed to get the Ranger in about 50 feet from it so we gutted it and tossed it on the back.

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Nice.  Congratulations.

Nice.  Congratulations.

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Very nice!  Congrats!

Very nice!  Congrats!

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Congrats to you on your

Congrats to you on your harvest. Thumbs up

Too bad it didn't work out for me this year. Cry baby

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Congrats on your elk.  I am

Congrats on your elk.  I am still sulking about going empty handed this year.  Oh well gives me a chance to clear the freezer out.

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Your first elk

Congrats on your first elk ! Dancing Now it is elk fever for the rest of your life. Thumbs up

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I've had Elk fever for the

I've had Elk fever for the past 16 years and I still haven't gotten one!

But congrats on your first Elk! Wish I could have posted the same thing last month!

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gongrats on the first elk you

gongrats on the first elk you should try and post some pictures and i am wanting to go and get my first elk but i dont know where the best area would be to hunt

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You are done for good now,

You are done for good now, after the first one you can't help but go after them each and every year that you can. 

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Congratulations on your

Congratulations on your co-worker and your success! It looks like you were in the part of the state where I hunted elk for the first time. I also got out during 4th season and got my cow. We got a ton of snow though and it made the roads a nasty proposition to deal with. Chains were an absolute must. A quarter mile pack out can be even more rough than a 2 mile pack out if the terrain is bad enough. A steep slippery slope goes a long way in turning a pack out into a night mare. But hey... you got to do what you got to do if you want all those tasty steaks through out the winter. Sounds like the packout on your elk was a little bit easier though. I have never been able to load a full elk into a truck. I always wonder how guys do that when I see one going down the highway. I also used a partition on my calf. I used my .338 win mag with a 210 grainer from roughly 50 yards and therefore I did not recover my bullet like you did. Yes . That thing is probably still trucking along.