My First Elk

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by mountain hunter, Dec 11, 2018.

  1. mountain hunter

    mountain hunter Spike

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    I was able to harvest my first elk on Saturday Morning after an day break spot and stalk hunt that ended a lot quicker than I had anticipated. I was not using a guide and even though my brother and I had been scouting on and off since July the last few weeks since deer rifle season I had seen very little fresh elk sign. Willing to work all week to get it done I was preparing my self for multiple days of hunting in order to fill a tag I was blessed to be drawn to get.

    When we pulled up to our first spot I spotted the elk on a point about six hundred yards away. we were able to get in position and put a stalk to within 150 yards of the elk. 4 cows and 1 spike bull in the bunch, I made sure I shot a cow. She didn't go more than forty yards from where she was at when I shot her. Falling on a hillside I was able to easily gut her and with the help of a couple of deer hunters that came by we loaded her in the back of my truck with little trouble.

    Now that the hunt is over all I can say is that I was blessed to not only have the opportunity but also be able to harvest one of these animals. I wish everyone else out still hunting or those hunting next week luck in harvesting an animal.

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    Hillfarm, davers, mac0492 and 9 others like this.
  2. bondhu

    bondhu 12 pointer

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  3. Ataulbe1

    Ataulbe1 10 pointer

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    Congrats. Sounds like a good time
     
  4. Strutter

    Strutter Cyber-Hunter

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    Congrats on a fine cow.
     
  5. bird whisperer

    bird whisperer 10 pointer

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  6. elkaholic

    elkaholic 12 pointer

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  7. 1wildcatfan

    1wildcatfan 12 pointer

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    Congrats. Way to get it done on your own. Who said elk hunting was hard.
     
  8. bgkyarcher

    bgkyarcher 12 pointer

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    Congrats! Freezer full of delicious right there!
     
  9. Drahts

    Drahts 10 pointer

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    Good eats right there! Congrats!!!
     
  10. Outdoorfan

    Outdoorfan 6 pointer

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    That's a like of good eats!! Congratulations!!
     
  11. carnivore

    carnivore 12 pointer

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    Nice job! Good eatin!
     
  12. Genesis 27:3

    Genesis 27:3 8 pointer

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  13. kymuskie

    kymuskie Fawn

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    Very cool! Congrats!
     
  14. zone1

    zone1 6 pointer

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    You put the work in. You deserve the results. Congrats
     
  15. Capttrae

    Capttrae 12 pointer

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