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"Just ignore the person taking the pic..."

In the field and carrying no bones is the way to go!

(with Kiwi snagging up all the scraps! LOL!)

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your dog

HeavyC wrote:

HeavyC you obviously have a very well trained and diciplined dog to bring it along elk hunting and still bag a bull.  Thumbs up

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Flat ground? That would be

Flat ground? That would be nice. Mine always pile up on the side of steep ground, or in a ditch. Help!

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First time for everything!

AND...it was the first time I could get the truck so close too! I was only 150-175 yds from the truck! ...gotta like that, because within ten minutes of this pic it was one of those famous NW Colorado white-outs!

 

 

 

 

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Thanks Western!

Thanks! She is a great dog, my best to date!

 

 

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Quartering

Ok im new to this too.  Plannign a trip next yr.  So i have a question and it may be a long shot but what happens if between your trips packing out, if you come back and a bear or lion have found your prize?  How do you handle that situation?  And If you shoot your elk of an evening do you pack what you can in the daylight and get the rest in the morning?  Or is that something u wanna do right away even if your trying to find your way back in the dark?

 

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I take a leak all over the

I take a leak all over the immediate area. Sometimes that will keep the critters away. I also have it all bagged up and hung in trees. My first trip will also have all the best meat. Just in case.

My last ace in the hole is I usually have a bear tag too. More meat. More trips. Big smile

 

As for shooting game late in the day? Being a solo hunter. I don't do that. I'm in place before daybreak, and i'm gone by 1pm. I have 9 days to get it done my way. I don't want to be hauling out meat in the dark.

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thanks

thanks.  Everybody on here for the most part is pretty friendly and helpful.  So my first time elk hunting would u reccomend bow or rifle?  Thats a toss up I have been stumped on.  I can reach out with a rifle which would I think greater my odds of not coming home empty handed however in archery I would hunt the rut so maybe that would be a bigger advantage?  Any suggestion for a first time hunter?  I want a bull but it sure doesnt heve to be a monster.  I have shot big whitetails but any bull will seem like a monster to me.

 

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rifle

If you actually want to get something, use a rifle, your odds will be three times higher.

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Thank you.  lol thats exactly

Thank you.  lol thats exactly what I was asking. I figured it would be higher odds but wasnt sure.

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