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Here are a couple bulls in velvet taken over my bear bait site. Took this off my camcorder. I was going in to video some bears coming into my bait site as I got mine on May 25th.

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Nice pics!

Hopefully you'll run into those boys in a few months.

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The second pic was them looking down at my bait site as they where only 100 yds from it. Put bait in the day before and it was almost gone when i went back in the next night. I have seen these bulls with several others a couple times. Unfortunately I am archery hunting in another unit. I have a friend that i am going to take in there to hunt them.

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Do you think the bulls were attracted to the bait or were they just wandering through?

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They have been hanging out on this ridge. I believe they where just up there as they where crossing from one side to the other side of the canyon. I took my wife and kids up there and my wife smelled a stench and as I cant smell I didnt smell it but wife daughter and son all did. It has to be rotten for me to smell it. She smelled a musky smell in there which was bears. When I sat on it that night I had a nice buck come from the head of the canyon and stand and stare up into the bait site. Was wild to see the animals coming or not really worried about the smell of bears in there.
But when i first saw the elk they where coming across and just started feeding up to where this was. I have about 15 minutes of video on them and there are a couple other ones there but this is the best to see there horns plus I didnt want to post a bunch of pics.

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I have heard of deer taking an interest in bait piles (nasty smelling stuff) out of curiosity, but not elk, that is why I was interested if the elk seemed interested.

The bull up slope looks to have pretty big body, although it is kind of hard to tell.

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Yes I think he is a older mature bull. I saw 2 bulls that where big bodied and his horns if you look have some massive mass and has probably around 18" eye guards so far and his second points are even long. But he will be a 300 bull easy. but will look again for him when I start baiting. If i start seeing them during season I will buy another tag for that unit. LOL Have to buy a non resident tag for that unit. The unit I am hunting have saw 350+ bulls. So will concentrate on that unit this year. Havent hunted it before but have seen the same bulls there last 3 years. Its a draw unit for rifle but has a archery hunt.

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