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scouting success!!!

If this doesn't get you pumped, you're not human. After so many years of little action, this happens. Sorry for poor picture quality, they were all taken through my spotting scope.

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More And yes, those are all

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And yes, those are all bulls.

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Nice

Wow, great bulls. Are you going archery or rifle?

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Looks like you have good

Looks like you have good bulls there to choose from.

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Archery... I hope they're

Archery... I hope they're still there.

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So, here's the update.

So, here's the update. Diligent scouting and hard work pay off, but in the end it is still sometimes a feat to close the deal. After repeatedly patterning these bulls I knew where they would channel in to bed down. So after a long, steel hike I set up camp about 500 yds from this channeling (bedroom door) area. Opening morning, before dark, my girlfriend and I set up with the wind in our favor and waited. I knew that the big (360) bull was always the first one in so we patiently anticipated his arrival. With many thoughts running through my head, I kept second guessing our set up. I thought we may have been about 50 yds off from where we should be. It was then I set down my bow and retrieved my phone to reassess 9 u r location by referencing pictures an maps. My girlfriend saw my frustration and decided to set her bow down as well to put on her gloves. It was a moment later when she firmly grabbed my arm... and tighter her grasp became. Frankly, it hurt! I looked up to respond accordingly and noticed her eyes were the size of silver dollars looking to the east. I peer that way and see that great big SOB looking right at us from 30 yds away! We were motionless. He relaxed, turned his gead, and it was then I reached for my bow.... I think you know what happened next. Needless to say, he was gone. Never saw him again. The rest of the bulls he ran with continued almost the Same pattern, entering their bedding area 200 yds from the original spot, but the bruiser was gone. We couldn't close the deal on the others the second day, but had big plans for the third day. Unfortunately, the afternoon of that second day,  some douche bag Texans decided to unload about 200 rounds on the neighboring ridge. The third morning, no elk came in. There were no sounds in the woods that night either. Huge game changer. Now back to work for two weeks then back at it. Fingers are crossed.