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Location: Washington's Back Country
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Idaho elk hunters

How did the elk crop turn out in N. Idaho this year???? Due to some family diffaculties I didn't get to attend the mouth watering N. Idaho mt's this year and was wondering how everybody did this year..........pictures are worth a thousand words. thank you

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Location: north idaho
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I got a spike, my dad a cow.

i also know of 5 buds that got cows and 1 bud that got a 5x5.

hope this helps.

practiced up on any 600 yard shots lately? lol oh the spike was 150 yards

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Location: Idaho
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Everything I heard was how bad the wolf's are hurting the hunting and herds.
Girlfrend's dad hunt's there a lot a didn't even see a elk, heard very little bugleing. But in the south western part of the state most every body I know got a good bull this year. Every time I turned around somebody had a nice bull to check out. As for me I shot a odd ball He was a good 6 point on one side (260ish) and a hugh 40 inch main beam with a 15 inch eye guard and 7 inch drop tine, and a 3rd horn about 3 inches long growing out of the center of his head. I will post a pic when I figure out how smile

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Location: Idaho
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figured it out Thumbs up

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Location: Palisade, Colorado
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Nice bull! It's interesting how those deformities happen. Here's a picture of one I killed in CO in 1999 that is similar to yours.

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Location: Idaho
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WOW these elk are vary similar. Did your elk have any old wounds ? I couldn't find anything. So I figured he must of damaged his antler when it was in just starting to grow.

When he started rolling I thought he broke off ! I never saw the other side before I shot him. @ daylight I saw a 300 class bull and I thought it was him so I didn't take a lot of time to look him over I had taken my spoting scope out of my pack to cut weight. O well I will never see a bull like that again.

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Location: Palisade, Colorado
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MuleyCrazy,
No physical injuries were evident on my bull either. I suspect that he injured the right antler early in the growth cycle. The area where his antler should have been was very smooth. Once that broke off, it appears that the second brow tine attempted to make up for what was broken off and grew about 18" prior to the time that he polished up. He was with another bull that had typical antlers. This one makes a much better conversation piece though.
Congratulations on your fine bull!

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Joined: 12/26/2003
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I found one too...


If the photo isn't loading it can be found here http://community.webshots.com/user/fairchase

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Location: Palisade, Colorado
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fairchase;
Congratulations, that is an incredible bull! Many people dream of something like that and never have the chance. Thanks for the picture.

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