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My youngest took his first elk today !!

My youngest son Arlan took his first elk today. Him and my dad were hunting together yesterday and today. Yesterday all they were seeing were bulls, but he did manage to take out this little coyote.

Today I received the call from Arlan at 7:40 am. at work, that he had taken a great cow. Then 20 minutes later my dad called me and said they needed my help. So I made to them by 9:00 am and we had the cow back to the truck in an hour.

Another very proud dat for me ! Thumbs up

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You mean that you didn't say

You mean that you didn't say you shot it you gut it you pack it?  You are a great dad and your dad is a fine man taking your boy out to get the cow.:thumbsup1:  

I remember my first elk after 4 or 5 years of trying.  It was a nice 6pt bull and it about killed me and a couple of friends getting him out of the canyon that I found him in. 

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That is awesome news! I am

That is awesome news! I am surprised to hear that it is his first after seeing how much success you and the family have had over the years. I am willing to bet that it is his first elk in a long line of wapiti kills that will surely include some great bulls if he takes after his pops. I bet you are pretty darn tickled with him and I have to congratulate you as a father for teaching him how to take part in this great tradition. I am not looking to have kids anytime soon but I can not wait for the day that I get to help my kid field dress their first big game animal.

Good work Arlan!

Oh and I just yelled across the apartment to tell my brother that Arlan got one and he wanted me to congratulate him too as Evan's computer is down.

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Always great to read about a

Always great to read about a succesful hunt, especially if it involves a youngster!  A big congrats to your son, and a big kudos to you for getting him into the sport and carrying on the tradition!!!

Just tell him to smile some in his photos.  Be happy!!!

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Hey congrats to your son!

Hey congrats to your son!  Looks like he is a fine shot as well.  

He has one more elk than I do!  Hopefully, next year that will change.

Congrats again.

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Awesome!

Your family is having a great year! And, kudos to your son I was much much older when I got my first elk. Congrats to him!

 

 

 

 

 

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Very Cool!

That's how your son looks in the pictures - - very cool for taking his first elk.

Great shot - congratulations, Arlan!  Thumbs up

Being from the Midwest and never hunting out west, we never think too much about the "where" of taking an animal.

Sure, some are more difficult than others to get out, but we never would consider passing on an animal because it was going to be "impossible" to get it out and still be alive to tell about it.

After reading several stories on this forum, I now realize that it's very possible to shoot an animal where it is virtually impossible to get the meat out.

Glad you guys were able to get it back to the truck in "only an hour".

Nice 'yote, too!

 

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Thanks Everyone !!!!!

Thanks everyone for the wonderful comments ! Thumbs up

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Arlan, Great job on your

Arlan, Great job on your first elk. Thumbs up

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Thats great!!! Congrats to

Thats great!!! Congrats to your son!!!

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Nice Cow!!

 Nice Cow and yote!! Bet it is going to be some good eating :thumbsup1:  I got two late cow tags hopeing I can get me atleast one cow. I hunted last week and seen lots of sign but no elk so far atleast I know i am hunting in the right spot and I still got a month to hunt!! Yes Great Job on the cow !!

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