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Exbiologist and Elkkill, Thank you so much for the great advice each of you gave me over the past year. We have been hunting elk for many years and this trip was the best and most successful we have ever experienced. I was able to take my best bull ever, a 358 2/8 gross 7x6. I have pictures attached. Thanks again.

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WOW! Congrats! Thumbs up

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derek1, what a truly awesome bull! Thumbs up Looks like you had an awesome hunt. Great job!

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Wow, what a monster. Great job derek1. Thumbs up

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That's a really nice bull!! congrats!! Thumbs up
what unit did you shoot him in?

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I took him in unit 40.

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That is a very nice bull congrats! Wish it was mine!! Wink

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Congrats on a really nice bull!
Any good story on kill?

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NICE, very nice! Congratulations!

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The muzzleloader season had just closed and that pressure had pushed the elk to thickest and most rugged area. We had chased these elk the week before the muzzleloader, took a week off during the muzzleloader and returned for the last week of the archery season. The elk changed their patterns drastically during the black powder season. At daylight on Sept. 22 I watched this bull and four cows enter a thick draw from about a mile away. I assumed he and the cows would bed there until late in the afternoon. I grabbed my pack and headed across the two canyons between he and I. It took a couple of hours to get to the area I wanted to set up. Late that afternoon, I heard a bugle through the high wind. I knew he had to be fairly close for me to even be able to hear him. I cut the distance between he and I quickly and began to cow call. Almost instantly, I saw the four cows at 50 yds. with the bull in tow. The cows came by at 10 yds.. The wind was in my face and I knew as the cows got by, they would wind me as they went by. Sure enough, the lead cow blew out and started up the mountain. The bull was at 32 yds and broadside but it was very thick between he and I. I knew I only had one chance to take him so I drew back and found a hole to shoot through. The arrow went straight through without touching anything and hit the bull directly behind the front leg. He flinched, turned and tried to follow the cows but after two steps he fell straight down. It took me two days to get him out of there but I would gladly do it again, it was well worth it.

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Great bull and it's even better to here the story of the hunt. Thumbs up Gets me pumped up for my trip next week.

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