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Some pics....

To get all us elk hunters fired up....took these a few years back but I like them alot.  Feel free to post some of your own pics up to fuel the fire.

 

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Cool pictures!

Thanks for sharing!  One of these days I'll get a chance at elk!

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Here is a nice bull bedded

Here is a nice bull bedded down I got with in a hundred yards of him and took a couple photos before I walked on.  He had no idea I was there.  This was in Unit 181 on public land opening morning Third season. If you look closely on the left side you'll see a huge drop tine.  I believe this elk was a non typical.  I never got a good look at his right side antlers.  

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Under H2O, great looking pic,

Under H2O, great looking pic, I hope you had a deer or cow tag in your pocket or else I wanna see some hero shots!

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Sorry to say that I had a

Sorry to say that I had a Bull Tag.  I passed on him cause it was a long ways back into where I was and I figured I would have another oppertunity to fill it being it was opening morning.  As you would know it.  I didn't and I am still kicking myself for not pulling the trigger on this one.  I have always enjoyed sneaking up on animals that are bedded down.  Sometimes to shoot em with just the camera.

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That's a bummer, but I am

That's a bummer, but I am with sometimes with a camera is just as good.  think of karma...next time the one you come across will be bigger, and hopefully closer to the truck!

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You got a picture of T3. She

You got a picture of T3. She was one of the elk we monitored all summer. I miss that job and wish I was up there now. I guess you could have taken a picture of another collored elk with the same type of collar and sampling system but I am assuming this was taken up in Rocky Mountain National Park. It sure looks like it. Sweet pictures by the way.

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I had a buddy hunt CO this

I had a buddy hunt CO this year and he said DOW asked hunters not to shoot collared elk on a voluntary basis.  I wonder how many hunters will pass up an elk because it is collared?  I know my friend didn't plan to pass on the collared elk.  He's gone empty handed too long to pass on one.

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Boy, those are some nice

Boy, those are some nice photos.  That bull in the first photo, does he have a split/dual royal (Is that what they are called?) point on his right side???

 

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Imperial and Monarch bulls

Ca_Vermonster wrote:

 That bull in the first photo, does he have a split/dual royal (Is that what they are called?) point on his right side???

 

I believe that a 7th point is an imperial bull.  Royal is a 6 point and I believe a 8 point is called a Monarch.  I might have Monarch and Imperial reversed not sure but that is what I have been told

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Okay, I thought the 4th point

Okay, I thought the 4th point on a set of elk antlers, the really, really long one, was called the "Royal" point.  Must be mistaken.

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