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Several years ago I shot a 4 X 4 bull up near black mountain Colorado.
The bull was just 125 yards across a beaver pond. When I fired the 300 mag the bull just stood there looking at me. I heard the bullet hit the lung area and I saw the steam exit his lungs. It was a great shot. My wife was with me and of course she yelled “YOU MISSED”. I was busy reloading my single shot Ruger # 1 when the bull started to run. I wasn’t able o get another shot off before he was in the trees. I did notice he was running with his head down. After he was gone I received some shooting tips from my wife. Naturally I thanked her and went to look for my bull. I knew I had hit the bull hard and in the right spot. I found the bull almost 75 yards in the trees. His tracks were easy to follow in the snow. He was not bleeding AT ALL. When I got to his side I saw his eyelids were twitching. I thought to myself that a little shot from the 44 mag on my side would finish him off. I stepped over to get a tree between the bull and me. When I fired a shot between his eyes this guy got to his knees and then fell back to the ground while I was running in mid air. Since that day I always take special care to not walk up on a deer or elk head on. I’m not as young as I use to be.
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I have a friend that shot a 6x6 2 yrs ago from about 250 yds down hill with his 300 Weatherby. Hit this bull and it didnt flinch at all so he shot again. The bull again did not flinch. Just walked off. He thought maybe his gun was off and freaked him out as he was packed in on horses. Well he went down there and no blood trail and followed the tracks and there 50 yds into the trees was the bull laying dead. 2 shots within inches of each other. He took the heart. If you watch the video the bull does not flinch at all.
So again I say shoot them till they are down.

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Now Elkman what I want to know is if you got anymore shooting tips from your wife in subsequent hunting trips. :smile:

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Four years ago I shot a small 6 by 6 at 65 yards full run threw the lungs then quartering in the lungs and then in the shoulder which brought him down. He tried to get up but went down again. Next I ran behind the other side of him behind a tree and put one more on the other side. The caliber was a 270 and all penetrated except one lay on the farside. The bull didn't travel more than 50 yards.

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bitmasher Naturally. I get shooting tips from the wife all the time. She always helps with advice when she thinks I need it. Although this year she had to eat a little crow. Got to go, she’s coming up the stairs just now.

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Well I guess you can't complain if she is helping you pack it out. Wink

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No such luck Bitmasher: She just volunteers advice and shooting instructions.
I get to do the field dressing, packing and loading all by myself. She never gets in my way. She can shoot and that’s the end of her work on a hunting trip. I get to do the easy work. That was my mistake for teaching her to hunt!!

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:smile:

Well just tell her she is getting to be so good (thus all the free advice) that she'll need to pick up some of the tab which includes the "easy work".

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bitmasher; She does; she does.
That is the one thing she does well!!!
She never complains about any money I (or we) spend for hunting. She does contribute to the expense of each hunt, cheerfully I might add!
Most men would love to have a wife like the one I have>>>>>>>>>

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Most men would love to have a wife like the one I have

Pssstt... its okay buddy, you can be honest. I won't rat on you. :smile:

Just pulling your leg, glad you both hunt together sounds like you all have a good time. Thats what it is all about.

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