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Successful first elk hunt!

Hey all.  Just got back from my first elk hunt, and wow.........what an experience.  We went to western Wyoming on a guided hunt on public wilderness land, and it was nothing but spectacular. Our outfitter and guide was great, and worked incredibly hard for us.  Our hunt was hindered somewhat by A LOT of snow and very poor visibility for the first few days.  It made things tough, but in the end I shot a 6x6 bull that scored somewhere around 270.  I was in complete awe of this animal once I was able to reach it and see the downed animal.  They are magnificent and majestic to say the least.  I was able to make a good, clean trotting shot at 250 yds, and downed the bull with one shot through the lungs.  He died immediately, and I was thankful for that.  A lot of longer range shooting helped me immensely in getting to know my new rifle, scope, and load, and thus a better chance of making a clean kill.

In preparing for this hunt I relied a lot on many of you for input, and while sorting through it all it was very helpful.  Thanks!

I have learned a lot on this hunt and look forward to another elk hunt sometime in the future.

Now I prepare for a couple of deer hunting trips, and a pheasant hunt or two along the way.  We are so lucky to have such great opportunities.  Good luck to all the balance of this falls hunting seasons!

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Congratulations on a

Congratulations on a succesful trip, especially since it was your first!!!  sounds like you scored a great animal.  Do you have any photos that you can throw up on the site?  We always love seeing trophy shots!!!

 

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Need help getting a picture into reply.

Can anyone tell me how to get a picture into the reply content?  Every time I try to cut/paste or drag one in it gives a link to my hard drive address for the jpeg image, but does not place the image there. Confused

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Over50 wrote:

Can anyone tell me how to get a picture into the reply content?  Every time I try to cut/paste or drag one in it gives a link to my hard drive address for the jpeg image, but does not place the image there. Confused

To get a picture into your reply just scroll down to where it says Attach files to this comment and click on Browse.  Then find the picture in your computers files and click on it.  Then the picture addresss should show up in the box next to where it says Browse.  Then just clike on preview and save and it should be in the reply. 

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Congrats

Congrats on your succesful hunt. Keep up the good work. Thumbs up

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Congrats on your first elk

Congrats on your first elk hunt....know you will be hooked for life.

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Picture of first elk!

 

Well, here is my first attempt to get a picture of my recent bull into my reply content.  Hope it works!
Thanks Critter for the instructions.

 

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Wow!  Thanks for adding the

Wow!  Thanks for adding the photo.  That is a great bull, whether your 1st or your 10th, it's a dandy!!!

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That is a nice bull but I

That is a nice bull but I have one question for you.  Where is the snowman? 

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Nice bull, looks like a ton

Nice bull, looks like a ton of fun!

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Conratulations!

Sounds like you had a blast!  New rifle and scope, and a successful first elk hunt = good times for sure!  It's hard to relate to the picture of the elk in the snow when I got in my truck today after work and the thermometer read 102º! 

I, for one, am a firm believer that elk makes the best table fare by far!

Congratulations on your trophy and good luck on your futue hunts!

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