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My First Elk

We got in a couple of hunts in this year.

This was my (Luke) first elk hunt, as I just turned 12, the minimum age in Colorado for Big Game, in October. I was successful and killed my first elk. We tracked it down in the snow, spotted it before it spotted us and I shot it in its bed. Rangefinder said 209 yards. We had to watch her for almost an hour to finally decide the spike looking antlers above her head were sticks and not antlers. Great time together! While My dad was taking a photo of me another elk ran right by us and dad was able to get her. The grace of God no doubt. Our other two hunting partners killed their elk too, so we went 4 for 4.

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Good Job!

Way to go, Luke!

That's a pretty impressive animal for a first big game kill.

Congrats to you and your dad; you'll have lots of good eatin' this winter.

 

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Awesome!

Big time congrats to you on your first and a fine hunt for your party!

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Sounds like you had a great

Sounds like you had a great time congratulations.   

I might suggest that you write it up like a essay and with your photos and submit it to the story forum here on the site.  You may just win a nice prize for your time and effort. 

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Right-on my man!!!! Congrats!

Right-on my man!!!! Congrats!

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Congrats on a fine elk! 

Congrats on a fine elk!  Welcome to the site!

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Very cool !! ;)

tracker,

Congrats on your first elk and job well done on the rest of the crew ! You are definately hooked now ! Thumbs up

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Congrats Luke on your first

Congrats Luke on your first elk! Way to go! Thumbs up

It sounds like yall had a great hunt. Pretty good to go 4 for 4. Good luck this season.

BTW, heck of a shot at 200 yds in the bed! Yes

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Luke Thanks for posting this

Luke Thanks for posting this up. It was a true blessing to hunt with you son and I am very proud of you. That was an incredible shot. Thumbs up

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Good Job!!

Good Job luke!! You have done good, Im 15 and have yet to get a elk. Hopefully this is the year for me!! Congrats Thumbs up

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Congrats little buddy! Great

Congrats little buddy! Great job on taking your first elk. You will never forget it... I am sure. Especially with your dad getting one after you put yours down.