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I went Archery elk hunting again this weekend in Southwestern Wyoming.

My buddy got this one at noon on Saturday.

After walking about 5 miles him and his buddy got into a group of cows and this bull, they set up and called him in to a broadside shot at 30 yards. At the last minute he had to drop to one knee so he could shoot under a pinion tree branch. make a good shot, clipped the top of his heart, he ran about 50 yards in a circle and died next to his cows.

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Leroy, Congrats to your friend. Thanks for posting his bull story and photo. I hope you get yours soon. That's a good unit, tough tag to draw.

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Well the 07 archery season is over for us in our area, we went 2 for 6 with my friend getting this nice bull. This bull was taken at 30 yards with a cross bow, in the cedars. The boy standing there is his grandson, he is a fine hunter and blood trail tracker already and can do a pretty good bugle as well.

If you didn't bag a bull doing the archery season on October 1st we can hunt the rifle hunt. (we put in for rifle and found out you could hunt the month before during archery for an additional $25.00 needless to say we did that.

October 1st started the rifle hunt.

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Congrats!!!

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The first day of the rifle hunt was very fun. We got up good and early and went down into the cedars, we'd noticed that the bulls had taken their cows down out of the pines into the cedars so they could better keep track of them. We picked a ridge that nobody had went down, (watching the truck lights) and parked up high and walked down. I saw a half a dozen bulls, one nice 5 x 5 that caught me off guard but wasn't quite big enough.

I had lunch in the field and got a call on the radio from my buddy, he said he had gotten into them and got a big one clear down in the bottom of the canyon.

He walked down and heard them bugling, when he got lower, he actually watched them challenging each other, he said there was about five good size bulls. He noticed this big one in the bottom with the cows and decided to take it. the bull dropped about 40 yards from the spot he shot it at, a 200 yard shot.

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After we talked on the radio, I headed down to give him a hand. it was about a 2 mile walk down to the bottom, so I circled around the rim of the canyon on top, walking just off the edge in the cedars, cow calling and bugling. when I got to the end of the ridge I bugled and got an answer. I slowly walked down to the bottom of the canyon and up the other side a little so I could see into the cedars. looking up the other side I saw a cow looking right at me. I waited and she started to move. Another cow and a bull jumped up and started running thru the trees. I saw glimpses of the bull and it was a shooter. The bull made a fatal mistake. He didn't know where I was and stopped in a small clear patch to look. I had a about 10 seconds for a 228 yard shot, I took it and he went down horns first and slid down the hill and wedged his horns under a bid cedar tree. I had to walk up slowly down wind and finish him with a final shot.

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After we got our bulls out of the bottom we got a message from another buddy, he had gotten this bull up in the pines.

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Nice bulls!

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So that was 5 for 6. All we needed was to fill one more tag. The guy with the last tag went up about a week later and set up camp, we were going to meet up with him the next day but that evening he decided to catch the last hour of hunting and got this nice bull.

Public land, self guided, 6 outta 6, not bad.

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Leroy wrote:
The first day of the rifle hunt was very fun. We got up good and early and went down into the cedars, we'd noticed that the bulls had taken their cows down out of the pines into the cedars so they could better keep track of them. We picked a ridge that nobody had went down, (watching the truck lights) and parked up high and walked down. I saw a half a dozen bulls, one nice 5 x 5 that caught me off guard but wasn't quite big enough.

I had lunch in the field and got a call on the radio from my buddy, he said he had gotten into them and got a big one clear down in the bottom of the canyon.

He walked down and heard them bugling, when he got lower, he actually watched them challenging each other, he said there was about five good size bulls. He noticed this big one in the bottom with the cows and decided to take it. the bull dropped about 40 yards from the spot he shot it at, a 200 yard shot.

Nice elk. What I wouldn't give for a shot at him.

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