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Sept.2002, I brought my son Mike back to the mountain, for his first hunt. He's 17 yrs. old, using my Browning stainless stalker2 7 mm magnum w/ a leopold vari - III scope. He got a 6x6 bull 1400 lbs. shot at 170 yds. He gut shot it, I had to finish the job behind the shoulder blade, broke one rib and penetrated the heart. I thought I was going to have a heart attack from the adrenalin rush. Elk are the most regal of all in the deer family what a massive animal.Southwestern Pennsylvania will always
be home to me, even tho we live in the Chicago suburbs now.

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Hey Jack, I hear you, you have got elk fever. Wink Sounds like a hell of a bull you guys tagged!

What amazes me about elk is that even though they are big, they can flat out move. They blow through thick scrub brush like it isn't even there.

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I hear you there, Bitmasher. I'll never understand how it takes me forever to stumble and curse my way through a stand of alder bushes, but a bull elk with antlers attached can run through them like they're air.

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Yeah it is amazing how they will truck right though and make a hell of a racket in the process.

This fall while elk hunting, three guys in our group worked a ridge opposite to my Dad and I in an effort to push the elk around.

While working the ridge the guys pushed out a spike and three cows running at a full sprint ahead of them length wise with the ridge. We didn't get off a shot, but later I asked the three if they saw the elk they were pushing. None of them had, but they did hear them even though the elk were leading them by at least 150-300 yards. They push and break brush/branches aside as they truck through...

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The only thing is I have found is how much noise they make in the beginning or starting then dead quiet after a couple of seconds.

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Sounds like a hell of a first elk . There not that big in Arizona.

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Elk get bigger the farther you have to drag them. Why the last cow I shot, must have been well over 1 ton before I got the damn thing in the truck.

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Here in Oregon if you hunt the coast range it is as thick of brush as you will ever see. I have seen a bull with 4 cows take off through it, with the bull in the lead he just lays his head back and takes off. The brush parts around the antlers and the cows just tuck in behind. You wouldn't believe they were ever there they go through it so quick.

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Yeah it is pretty amazing what they will truck through. Sometimes I have watched groups of elk move quickly on an opposite ridge along a faint trail. Then following on the same trail is a tangled mess of branches for me.

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