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2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 08, 2018 •  [Post 1]

This is the place to share your pictures (and brief story if you wish) of your 2018 Big Game harvests. ;). Whether they're taken with bow, rifle, shotgun, smoke pole, hand cannon, spear, or the Five Point Exploding Heart Technique, let's see your 2018 harvests!

The previous year meat poles are all located in the Archived Tips section if you wish to view them.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 03 08, 2018 •  [Post 2]

story in the predator forum. good start to the hunting year!!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 08, 2018 •  [Post 3]

Sweeet; congrats on a fine big cat Mike! Way to start off the 2018 Meat Pole with a bang!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ixsolracxi » 03 20, 2018 •  [Post 4]

Awesome cat!!! and rifle too! Congrats
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby VT Sasquatch » 04 26, 2018 •  [Post 5]

Holy Crap!!! That's incredible. What state?
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 05 11, 2018 •  [Post 6]

VT Sasquatch wrote:Holy Crap!!! That's incredible. What state?

oregon
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 05 11, 2018 •  [Post 7]

Kicking myself now for not taking a picture of that skunk to post here :lol:
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Joe Schmo » 05 23, 2018 •  [Post 8]

Bear
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby wawhitey » 05 23, 2018 •  [Post 9]

Nice! Wa permit?
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 05 23, 2018 •  [Post 10]

Nice!!! Congrats!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 05 26, 2018 •  [Post 11]

Congrats. Very nice color in that critter!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 05 27, 2018 •  [Post 12]

pretty bear Joe! love those color phase bear over east, well done!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Deanmac » 05 28, 2018 •  [Post 13]

congrats, good looking bear
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Joe Schmo » 05 29, 2018 •  [Post 14]

wawhitey wrote:Nice! Wa permit?

The ID OTC baby!!
6 hours of driving, 2 hours of hunting...not bad for never having set foot in the area :)
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ishy » 06 16, 2018 •  [Post 15]

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Story in other big game forum.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ishy » 06 24, 2018 •  [Post 16]

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Another one! Gotta love two bear units.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 06 26, 2018 •  [Post 17]

Two bear spring, awesome Bryan.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 08 27, 2018 •  [Post 18]

So days 1 and 2 come and go in the 2018 Elk Season and we as a group have nothing to show for it? C'mon folks! The players on the sideline are all cheering on the players in the game! :lol:
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Fridaythe13th » 08 27, 2018 •  [Post 19]

Tigger you got me all excited when I seen a new post. I was hoping for new pic of a elk. Lol
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby cohunter » 08 27, 2018 •  [Post 20]

I got... nothin' I'll try again this weekend. But seriously - nobody else has one either? Come on guys! :oops:
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 08 28, 2018 •  [Post 21]

Didn't mean to Eric, but you guys got me too! I was opening this hoping......


What is wrong with those out hunting right now, don't they understand how bad we want to see a grip and grin picture?? Sheesh, they should try harder. for us.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby stringunner » 08 28, 2018 •  [Post 22]

Opening morning he came in but was feeding away from my stand, the closest he came was 45 yards and I never had a clear shot. I kept quiet hoping he would return for a drink but he never came. Day 3 he appeared again walking the same trail and feeding away from me. At 75 yards away I gave him 3 soft mews and his head came up and looked for a while, then he turned and headed my way feeding his way to me, at about 45 yards out he again lost interest and starting feeding back away from me. I gave him 2 soft mews and again he stuck his head up and turned, this time he committed and came to within 14 yards out from my stand. He was standing there eating and looking for close to 5 minutes as I looked down on him from 35 ft up in the tree. The only shot I had was a frontal and I’m not comfortable with that from above. So I waited....to my dismay he came closer! Stopping this time 3 steps from my tree but this time broadside under me. I drew back and had to lean out so as to avoid hitting my stand platform. I placed it high up close to his spine going straight down. He only went 250 yards. He is not the biggest but he has character and will eat really good.


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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 08 28, 2018 •  [Post 23]

There ya go! Man, way to show Great patience and knock down such a unique bull brother; he’s certainly got great character. Congrats and way to get and share the FIRST member bull of the year in the meatpole.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Stick » 08 28, 2018 •  [Post 24]

Congrats.....looks like you broke the ice. Now maybe the floodgates will open!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Fridaythe13th » 08 28, 2018 •  [Post 25]

Great picture, even better story.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Indian Summer » 08 29, 2018 •  [Post 26]

Congrats!!! Now what? It’s way too early in the year to be done elk hunting.

35 feet up? Holy smokes what kind of stand and tree are you up?
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lsb » 08 29, 2018 •  [Post 27]

Good job man!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 08 29, 2018 •  [Post 28]

We are on the board! The jinx has been lifted. Way to come through for the team. You other knuckledraggers that are hunting, come on, follow his lead!

35' up. wow.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby elkstalker » 08 29, 2018 •  [Post 29]

Congrats Gunner! Great story, great shot placement and bull. Sounds like you were prepared and ready to rock when opportunity presented itself
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby stringunner » 08 29, 2018 •  [Post 30]

Thanks guys!

The goal is always 30ft, want to keep the scent up as high as possible. This year when placing the stand (Millinium M100U) however I had a few more tree steps in my pocket apparently and had the stand bracket placed before realizing how high up I was. When I dropped down my 35ft ropes for gear hauling and they didn’t touch the ground, I knew I went a little high. :lol: but it worked.

Buck tag and bear tag left to fill this week. Hoping for a triple, but the elk was the primary goal.

Team Swede went further east this year into new territory hoping for greener pastures, as most of you know we have hunted and camped together for past several years. As of last night they still were working at it with no brown down yet. Hoping they connect soon. My dad is still at it as well. The elk are bugling some. Been a great week so far.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby OsoElkHunter » 08 30, 2018 •  [Post 31]

Hi I'm new here but wanted to share what events played out today! I almost took a shot at two cows, 27 yards but no real good opportunity of a shot placed itself! I saw what looked like ears looking at me and then they flickered and I knew I was close, but the wind swirled and she lifted her head and curled her upper lip and I saw her teeth and then they walked away into the brush! Almost! This is my sixth year coming to Colorado and hunting public land and I love it! I live in Houston, Texas and I live to elk hunt every year! Thanks for letting me post!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Magic » 09 01, 2018 •  [Post 32]

Congrats on the first Elk blood stringunner. It also was a nice descriptive write up.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Rangerz » 09 01, 2018 •  [Post 33]

2018 Nevada Antelope.

Drew a Nevada Antelope tag so I skipped this fall's elk hunt.

Got within about 350 yds of the pictured waterhole and had to crawl the remaining distance to get under the pictured Juniper tree. Buck came in early and left right away chasing a doe. He never had time to drink so I figured he would be back. Laid under the tree for 3 hours until he finally returned.

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 09 02, 2018 •  [Post 34]

Nicely done Chris!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby OsoElkHunter » 09 02, 2018 •  [Post 35]

Hello again,

Anyone out there on public land hearing the elk talk much yet? We are hearing a few distant bugles here and there but not much. It seems that the bulls and cows are in separate groups still and most bulls are by themselves! I just want the rut to be here, so we can get some good hunting in! Hopefully I get some answers soon!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Stick » 09 03, 2018 •  [Post 36]

Never been a kings Camo fan but that looked real good when you where under that tree. I’m assuming from what I can see that is Kong’s Camo if not laughs on me. Congrats on the goat
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby MTLongdraw » 09 03, 2018 •  [Post 37]

Congratulations Stringunner and Rangerz
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 09 03, 2018 •  [Post 38]

Way to go Stringunner! And you, Rangerz!

Oso, this is just a thread for logging our kills, hence the "Meat Pole" title. You'll get more responses with a new thread on the Virtual Campfire page. Why not start a post introducing yourself! Welcome to the forum!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Nuck » 09 03, 2018 •  [Post 39]

Come on guys where the pics. Leaving in 9 days. Need some inspiration!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Rangerz » 09 04, 2018 •  [Post 40]

Stick wrote:Never been a kings Camo fan but that looked real good when you where under that tree. I’m assuming from what I can see that is Kong’s Camo if not laughs on me. Congrats on the goat


Kings Desert camo shirt, Sitka optifade pants. That kings shirt is very light and breathable. The color works good in the desert.

Thanks, Chris
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 06, 2018 •  [Post 41]

stringunner wrote:Opening morning he came in but was feeding away from my stand, the closest he came was 45 yards and I never had a clear shot. I kept quiet hoping he would return for a drink but he never came. Day 3 he appeared again walking the same trail and feeding away from me. At 75 yards away I gave him 3 soft mews and his head came up and looked for a while, then he turned and headed my way feeding his way to me, at about 45 yards out he again lost interest and starting feeding back away from me. I gave him 2 soft mews and again he stuck his head up and turned, this time he committed and came to within 14 yards out from my stand. He was standing there eating and looking for close to 5 minutes as I looked down on him from 35 ft up in the tree. The only shot I had was a frontal and I’m not comfortable with that from above. So I waited....to my dismay he came closer! Stopping this time 3 steps from my tree but this time broadside under me. I drew back and had to lean out so as to avoid hitting my stand platform. I placed it high up close to his spine going straight down. He only went 250 yards. He is not the biggest but he has character and will eat really good.


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Well done! That is way up a tree! Cannot argue with your logic though, and it worked like a charm! Well done!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 06, 2018 •  [Post 42]

I have only hunted 3 days myself, hunted with a buddy the first week, which was crazy, saw some monsters, buddy had some good opportunities, and ended up with a bull between 305-315" . I will apply for that tag from now on...incredible place.

Almost had a wrap on my season pretty quick, had a bull at 50.5yds, just too far for me, made an effort to get closer but I think the wind got me, it was terrible just as the thermals were changing.

Next day I had one in range, but a cow behind him, and again, wind got me before my situation improved.

I have a good feeling about next week :D
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 09 06, 2018 •  [Post 43]

Looks like there’s plenty of room on the meat pole Roosey; looking forward to seeing you hang your elk here. I’m leaving next Thursday. Anxious to get back in the elkwoods is an understatement.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby stringunner » 09 07, 2018 •  [Post 44]

I hear some positive things from Swedes’ camp who is still out with some partners. Hoping to get confirmation with a pic on here soon.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BullRun » 09 10, 2018 •  [Post 45]

Good luck this week Roosie...and all you other arrow slingers!! I'm headed out for early rifle season in NM in a couple weeks...blood's pumping hard already!! Then back to the Coast Range for some wet weather Roosevelt chasing in November!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby nrocchio » 09 12, 2018 •  [Post 46]

Shot my archery moose over the weekend. I now have the deer and moose tags filled. Hopefully I can get out later this week and chase elk.

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Losefreeze » 09 12, 2018 •  [Post 47]

Nick CONGRATS! You are on fire this year and it just feels like the stars have aligned for you to get the trifecta. Good luck. :mrgreen:
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lsb » 09 13, 2018 •  [Post 48]

That's how you get it done Nick, good luck on the elk.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 49]

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When hit with the second arrow she blew a lot of blood out of her mouth and nose, thus the poor photo-shopping of the ground in front and below her. The first shot stopped her in place as it hit the spine, coming down at a very steep angle.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Trumkin the Dwarf » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 50]

Freezer filler for Swede! Way to go!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 51]

Congrats! Honestly, I cannot tell where the photoshop is, so good job on that too!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 52]

Oh, I see it now.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BullRun » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 53]

Very nice, Swede!!! The tastiest!!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 14, 2018 •  [Post 54]

An interesting thing happened tonight. I got a call from the butcher shop. They gave my elk away and kept another by mistake. They called as soon as they realized the mistake and will make it right. That is better than some I know of. One time I got a free antelope from a different butcher shop. I don't know how that was handled on the other end, but I think they made it right too. One time we took in two bulls to a butcher shop. One was 400# hanging quarters and the other 320#. All we got back was about 150 pounds of cut and wrapped hamburger. We asked for everything that could be made into steaks to be cut for steak. Not all butcher shops are up front and honest.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BrentLaBere » 09 17, 2018 •  [Post 55]

Archery 6 point
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 09 17, 2018 •  [Post 56]

Nice bull!!! Congrats to you and Swede
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BullRun » 09 20, 2018 •  [Post 57]

Nice bull Brent!! Can't wait for the story!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby nrocchio » 09 21, 2018 •  [Post 58]

Nice work Swede! That is a really nice bull Brent, congrats to you both!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 21, 2018 •  [Post 59]

Swede wrote:An interesting thing happened tonight. I got a call from the butcher shop. They gave my elk away and kept another by mistake. They called as soon as they realized the mistake and will make it right. That is better than some I know of. One time I got a free antelope from a different butcher shop. I don't know how that was handled on the other end, but I think they made it right too. One time we took in two bulls to a butcher shop. One was 400# hanging quarters and the other 320#. All we got back was about 150 pounds of cut and wrapped hamburger. We asked for everything that could be made into steaks to be cut for steak. Not all butcher shops are up front and honest.

keep us posted on this situation, curious what resolution you will get. congrats on another elk!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 21, 2018 •  [Post 60]

great bull Brent!!!! congrats, beauty!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 22, 2018 •  [Post 61]

crazy season, crazier last week, didn't think I needed it, but I got humbled once again this season. elk hunting with a bow is indeed hard. thought for sure I was gonna break my streak, wasn't bothered by it, but got lucky in the 8th inning. really, really happy.
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Postby Jesse208 » 09 22, 2018 •  [Post 62]

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Idaho bull, first 6 point, brought in by Creative Cow Calling. Paul, the app was a huge aid this year, we are stepping up our calling skills finally. What a world of difference it has made in one season. Thanks a bunch. Congrats everyone and good luck to those still hunting!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 22, 2018 •  [Post 63]

Roosiebull wrote:keep us posted on this situation, curious what resolution you will get. congrats on another elk!


Well, it worked out fine. It was an honest mistake. The butcher shop gave me some beef steaks, and sent me a gift certificate for more. I texted the store owner that I was shredding the certificate, and if he was inclined he could give the meat to a known poor person that lived in the area. From the looks of things, that should be real easy, but I will leave that 100% up to him and will ask nothing more.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 22, 2018 •  [Post 64]

BTW: Roosie you got another beautiful bull. I know you were wanting a spike, but we have to settle for what the Lord supplies. :D

You had planned to do a significant amount of calling this season. Can you tell us how that went?
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 22, 2018 •  [Post 65]

Swede wrote:BTW: Roosie you got another beautiful bull. I know you were wanting a spike, but we have to settle for what the Lord supplies. :D

You had planned to do a significant amount of calling this season. Can you tell us how that went?

thanks.

calling went fine, started in Weneha which was crazy. called some bulls, but the one we were hunting just would not come that last little bit, but even at that, it was a great tool.

back on the coast it was lots of days of south wind, which messes up thermals bad, so I called a lot, but mostly for keeping tabs. I called one into 31 that I should have shot, but lost my attention at the last minute and it cost me.

all of the southerlies shut down the bulls too, still acting rutty chasing cows, but couldn't get any answers, and with non stop messy wind, I had to change tactics for that.

I did incorporate calling much more this year, but not how I was anticipating it pre season. it was a season of "almosts" and "close calls" lots and lots of action. in all reality, super low volume cow calls helped a lot on many encounters when I bumped an elk or 2, or one saw me, super low volume cow chatter calms them right down sometimes.

I heard more bugles this year than normal, but that was likely because I bugled more. I have a lot to learn, but picked up a bunch of very good info this year.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 09 23, 2018 •  [Post 66]

Congrats roosie!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BrentLaBere » 09 23, 2018 •  [Post 67]

Congrats to roosie and sweed. Nice job guys.
Roosiebull, sticking with it till the end makes it that much sweeter.
nrocchio, nice bull too! That is on my list to hunt one of these days if im lucky enough.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lsb » 09 23, 2018 •  [Post 68]

It wasn't much meat but he was tasty.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby stringunner » 09 24, 2018 •  [Post 69]

Nice bull roosie! Way to get it done
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 24, 2018 •  [Post 70]

thanks guys, was a LONG season for me, in the woods all but 2 days since Aug 22, first part was with a buddy who drew the best tag in the state, which was a complete blast, and he killed a nice bull (315ish I think) and has a couple chances at true giants. I could not get my stuff together once getting back, and had chance after chance messed up at the last second.


i had a chance at the spike i wanted about a week into hunting, easy shot, ranged the wrong tree as he was coming into my window and shot right over him (shot for 38 i think, he was 27) i almost ranged the first cow just to make sure, but decided to hold tight.... oh well.


had several bulls outside of the distance i want to shoot, probably 7 or 8 bulls between 40-50 yds standing still. i shot a giant at point blank range (story is in the gear and weapons section in the arrow thread) he is alive and well, seemingly unscathed, second one i had hit and not recovered in my 19 seasons (other was lower in the heavy part of the shoulder several yrs ago) that really took the wind out of my sails, and could not get motivated after that. i almost shot him again 2 days later but didn't get a good shot, he was fine (which i knew anyways) but i just didn't want to go try to shoot another.


the big bull was present when i shot mine, that whole situation is a long story, and maybe hard to believe for anyone other than us who witnessed it, but i ended up shooting the 5 pt after passing 2 shots on him wanting redemption on the big one. more than anything, i wanted to find out what stopped my arrow, if he gets shot during rifle season, i will hear about it, he is a pretty special bull, so maybe i will find out at some point anyways.


season had lots of twists and turns, i don't think i have been more relieved to have a bull tag in my life. i felt like throwing my bow a couple times this year (out the window of my pickup while driving 75mph :lol: )

i often get worried that modern compounds are making archery hunting too easy, this year eased that concern :lol: it's one thing to shoot a bow well in the off season, it's a completely different thing to shoot an elk well in a hunting situation, between the fatigue, adrenaline, extreme angles, brush, rushed shooting, shot placement, etc.... archery hunting is really tough. some years it seems almost easy, but in general, it's still really tough, even with todays technology.

i wish there was a way i could practice for adrenaline, that's why i keep shots close, the sight picture (peep vs pins) even looks different, everything is different when an elk is in front of me, nothing about it feels natural, and i have to manually make myself shoot well, after 19 yrs, i am still that way..... it's a lot to process in that mental state in the heat of the moment, and i would think i would have ice water running through my veins by now.... but nope!

i guess it's all part of the drive, the love for archery elk season. i am really looking forward to glassing for blacktails coming up! such a nice transition from non stop chaos of archery elk hunting, to the laid back blacktail rifle season, yin and yang... both awesome.

heading to Hawaii for a week coming up (10th anniversary) and then blacktails! i guess i better go back to work at some point too :lol: i know how bucks and bulls feel after the rut.... about like i do now 8-)
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 09 25, 2018 •  [Post 71]

It was a great 2018 season for my group. We had 29 bull opportunities for the week. I was able to call in a bull and shoot him midweek. I will post the full story, but the cliff notes version is this:

Brother and I, see bull, call bull in, shoot bull.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ElkNut1 » 09 25, 2018 •  [Post 72]

Awesome guys, I bet you're stoked! Luke, love those dark antlers!

Wow, 29 bulls in a week, that's crazy!

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 09 25, 2018 •  [Post 73]

Yep it was crazy. some of the opportunities were better than others, but lots of action. We may have created new, unheard of ways to goof up an encounter! typing on an InReach comes to mind!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BrentLaBere » 09 25, 2018 •  [Post 74]

Congrats tigger. Thats a lot of elk action in one hunt!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 25, 2018 •  [Post 75]

sounds like a great hunt Tigger, congrats on your bull!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 09 26, 2018 •  [Post 76]

Congrats tigger!!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 26, 2018 •  [Post 77]

Very nice Tigger. Interesting tops on those antlers. Congratulations.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby otcWill » 09 26, 2018 •  [Post 78]

Big Congrats to all the successful hunters!

My bull from 9/21
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 26, 2018 •  [Post 79]

Nice bull Will. Congratulations. You must have a good story to tell here. I understand the Chuck Adams smile. I would have one too.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BrentLaBere » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 80]

Nice bull, otcWill. Looking forward to a story with that one. Glad to see you made it out!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Charina » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 81]

So, three years ago I took up archery in pursuit of elk after a 20 year hiatus. I didn't score in either 2016 or 2017, but had shot opportunities and some really close encounters. This year I at least partially made up for the last two seasons of misses. I'm a meat hunter, and choose to hunt one of Utah's limited entry units where the branch antlered bulls are off limits to general season archery hunters. No opportunities on big bulls for me this year. Spike or cows only.

This year, not only did I take my first ever elk with archery equipment, I also took my second just four days later!

Tuesday 9/4:
The first cow was just pure dumb luck - on several facets. We just crossed paths shortly after I got out of the truck at 6:30pm. I'll frankly admit I took a shot I probably shouldn't have. She was 50 yards out, on alert, but perfectly broadside and closest front leg forward. I waited until she turned her head and was no longer staring at me, verified she was staying still, and let it fly.

I don't know if she jumped the string, or the timing was simply that she decided at that moment to turn to bolt, or what. But I saw her running off and over an edge 30 yards to our left with the arrow way back. I was dumbfounded, sick, anxious, mad, etc. Quite frustrated with myself for not waiting for another, better, opportunity.

Turns out, I severed her femoral artery, and there was an absolutely great trail to follow, and I found her just before 8pm.

So I punched my general archery tag.

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She was 0.6 miles from the truck. Uphill most of the way to the truck, but not too bad. I got her out in three loads, with last load arriving at the truck at 2:45 am.

I took the next two days to recover, cut her up, vacuum pack, and put her in the small freezer I brought. She was frozen 36 hours after shot.

Friday 9/7:
This one I'll take credit for. Now I was hunting on my antlerless elk permit I drew. After 4 encounters inside 100 yards earlier in the day, but not getting shot opportunities, I setup to call. And I received a reply from a cow, but it was behind me, where the wind would blow to periodically. I decided I'd reposition and try to get a more wind-friendly position before calling to her again to get her to come in.

However, I hadn't gotten 20 yards when I spotted her working her way towards me at a fast pace just 60 yards away. At 9 yards she paused to look at the position 20 yards behind me where I called from, and I drilled her with a frontal shot. This was 4:25pm, near a small dirt road, and the blood trail was massive. I thought for sure I would be in bed at a decent time, with a super easy packout.

That was not to be! My top pin is set to serve my needs from 0 to 30 yards, hitting about 3 inches high at the apex, and 3 inches low at 30 yards. I failed to account for this in the rush of the moment, and only clipped the top of the right lung. Still, as much blood as she lost, I'm absolutely shocked she made it the 3/4 mile she did. But, she did. After giving her an hour, plus three hours to track (had a really hard time in one stretch where she turned uphill and there was no blood or tracks to follow), I did find her at 8:30pm.

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This was a much larger cow, and there is no way I could do three loads at that point. Had to do four. Final load was back to the truck at 3:45 am, and back to camp an in bed at 4:30 am. I was dead tired!

Pressure cooked a whole sirloin for a roast last Sunday. It was incredible! Falling apart tender and juicy. Of course, as always, the steaks are the best there is. We will be eating well this year.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 82]

great bull OTCWill!!!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 83]

congrats Charina! sounds like you packed a LOT of experience into a very small amount of time! i'm guessing you took a whole bunch away from this season and answered lots of questions, sounds like an exhausting week!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Deanmac » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 84]

congrats on filling the freezer, I enjoyed your post
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby otcWill » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 85]

Thanks guys. I'll find time for the story eventually but right now I'm juggling work and my 2 little boys ;) Life is Good
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 27, 2018 •  [Post 86]

Congrats Charina. I would be pleased with Two fine cows anytime.

I will be over for dinner. It sounds like you know how to fix elk. :D
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ElkNut1 » 09 30, 2018 •  [Post 87]

Once again, well done folks!

Nice one Will, good luck reigning in the young ones, they can be as tough as trying to corral an elk! (grin)

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 09 30, 2018 •  [Post 88]

Congrats to all of you cats that connected while I was out and about in the spud state. No, neither by buddy or I connected and I have a very sad tale to tell about the Selway unit but I'll wait until I can fully grasp what happened there before I post a note up. Again, congrats to you successful hunters from the past few weeks... Nicely done!! RJ
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 09 30, 2018 •  [Post 89]

Bummer, RJ. I know there is no one that hunts harder than you on a sustained basis. You give it everything you have. Process what happened, and try to learn something. Just keep on hunting.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 01, 2018 •  [Post 90]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:Congrats to all of you cats that connected while I was out and about in the spud state. No, neither by buddy or I connected and I have a very sad tale to tell about the Selway unit but I'll wait until I can fully grasp what happened there before I post a note up. Again, congrats to you successful hunters from the past few weeks... Nicely done!! RJ

Look forward to the details, things don't always go by the script during September, I have had plenty of those lessons the past couple years. All we can do is try, and feel fortunate when the luck is better than worse
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby six » 10 04, 2018 •  [Post 91]

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My buddies first elk. 4.5 miles from the truck. Still learning and still loving the hunt.
Elk are where you find em...
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BrentLaBere » 10 04, 2018 •  [Post 92]

Congrats to your buddy six.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 10 04, 2018 •  [Post 93]

Six, it looks like your buddy has a lot of good eating ahead. Congratulations.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lefty » 10 06, 2018 •  [Post 94]

The old dog and me
Need to wait a week before we hunt our Idaho A tag this time with a smoke pole.
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She shot the grouse in a tree :o
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ewade73 » 10 06, 2018 •  [Post 95]

Would like to thank everyone here for all the help,encouragement, teaching,etc. Could not have done it without all of your knowledge. Was hoping to get my dad on one but the bulls were getting pressured pretty hard this year. He is in his 70's and still gets out there but the bulls we are usually able to hunt where all pushed to the bottoms by a lot more people than I have ever seen in the area. So is hunting. Thanks again it was still a very successful year for us. Great memories where made. Have pics. but can't figure out how to send them. I'll keep trying.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

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Can only post one pic. at a time. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do.
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It's hard to choose which photo I enjoy the most. My dad taking a break with the horns in front of him or this beautiful site out the rearview mirror on the road home.
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Postby ewade73 » 10 06, 2018 •  [Post 105]

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This pic. makes the decision much easier. That's the future of elk hunting right there. I can not wait to pack out elk with this guy. Thanks again for all the help and congrats. to all who where successful.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 10 07, 2018 •  [Post 106]

Congrats ewade!!! Great bull and memories
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 07, 2018 •  [Post 107]

Outstanding Ed! Very nice bull
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 07, 2018 •  [Post 108]

Very nice ewade!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Tigger » 10 08, 2018 •  [Post 109]

Super nice ewade! what state?
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Postby ewade73 » 10 08, 2018 •  [Post 110]

North Idaho sir. Heard wolves 4 of 11 days in the field. Lots of wolves and lots of people. 9/26 Was the lucky day for me. Just over 5 miles on a closed road. At least it was supposed to be closed until the next day I walk in about 3.5 miles and there was a truck sitting there. Local guys. I was pissed. Packed the meat 1.5miles to the truck and had them haul it out otherwise I was going to send pics. Of truck and licence plate to dfg.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 08, 2018 •  [Post 111]

My nephew Joe’s dandy Wyoming muley.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 10 08, 2018 •  [Post 112]

More great trophies. Congratulations to all.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby BullRun » 10 10, 2018 •  [Post 113]

Roosiebull wrote:crazy season, crazier last week, didn't think I needed it, but I got humbled once again this season. elk hunting with a bow is indeed hard. thought for sure I was gonna break my streak, wasn't bothered by it, but got lucky in the 8th inning. really, really happy.



Nice bull Roosie! Sounds like a great season...ups and downs of elk hunting! We got shut down in New Mexico...already gathered and went down to the alfalfa! First time since we've hunted there that nobody got one!

Hoping to head to the coast for the first rifle season and take the first thing that walks out. Freezer is empty!!

Also, great job everyone else. Good to see some meat on the ground!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ElkNut1 » 10 10, 2018 •  [Post 114]

Nice job guys, great looking animals!

Ed, that's great your Dad was there too, well done & good luck on future hunts with your up & coming Son there, there's not much better in hunting with family!

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Postby Roosiebull » 10 10, 2018 •  [Post 115]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:My nephew Joe’s dandy Wyoming muley.
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That buck makes me want to hunt a mulie!! Awesome buck!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Swede » 10 10, 2018 •  [Post 116]

It is very special to get that large of a buck that is quite symmetrical. A trophy for sure.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Joe Schmo » 10 14, 2018 •  [Post 117]

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 14, 2018 •  [Post 118]

I got to go with my sis in law yesterday morning, it was her first attempt for the season, and it ended quick!

Her 8th in 9 seasons! I have been lucky to see most of them get taken. We were back home before noon
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ElkNut1 » 10 16, 2018 •  [Post 119]

Wow! She's taken more Deer than a lot of guys I know & probably ever will! (grin) Very nice, you must be a good guide!

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Postby Swede » 10 16, 2018 •  [Post 120]

Nice buck Roosie. I don't think I will go down your way to hunt Blacktails. You and your group of hunters have been too hard on the deer population. :D
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 17, 2018 •  [Post 121]

Joe Schmo wrote:Buck

nice buck joe!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 17, 2018 •  [Post 122]

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ElkNut1 wrote:Wow! She's taken more Deer than a lot of guys I know & probably ever will! (grin) Very nice, you must be a good guide!

ElkNut/Paul

she does good on her own too! she has killed a couple bucks solo (of course I packed them out :lol: ) she also arrowed a really nice roosie by herself, and killed a really big spring bear solo.... that was a long night, I had been on the ocean working for 10 days, driving my 4hrs home I start getting text messages... see a big bear...etc :D

of course she shoots about an hour before dark, I pick up my pace a little driving (which was plenty quick to begin with ;) stop by my house just to grab a pack frame, get up on the mountain around dark, just had time to find the bear and get a couple pics before dark (luckily) and finally got home around 3am. bear never die in good spots.

the bull, she thought was a bear (he was dry wallowing) I was home cutting up my bull from a couple days prior, and i'm trying to convince her through text it's a bull, and talked her into making a move on it, the rest was history there. she ended up shooting him at 20 yds, he did not know what happened, never ran after the shot, stood around and died, so he was easy enough to find after dark.


I created a monster out of that one :lol:

I have to work this weekend, and finally we are getting some weather, and deer hunting should get good! gonna be a busy end of the season, 2 buddies, my brother, my wife and I need to kill bucks. my wife is top priority, she has never hunted before, so I would really like to get her a couple chances at least, whether it works out or not.

I think she will do good, she can shoot well, she is just worried about missing or not getting a shot.... I have told her over and over, it doesn't matter one bit, if it works out, awesome! if not, that's fine too, there is no pressure, it's supposed to be fun.

should be a good week coming up, pre rut should be getting more serious, and the rain will get these things moving. should have a few bucks on my back next week :D
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby ElkNut1 » 10 19, 2018 •  [Post 123]

Thanks for the write up, she's definitely one of a kind! She's a natural born killer like you! (grin)

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Postby Jesse208 » 10 20, 2018 •  [Post 124]

Family friend killed this on a general short range hunt, I don’t know if he had been watching this buck or found him that day but either way it’s a cool one.

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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lsb » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 125]

We finally broke the ice. Not a bad day afield, no more hunting until these are in the freezer.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 126]

Fricking sweet Lsb. All Montana critters?
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Postby Lsb » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 127]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:Fricking sweet Lsb. All Montana critters?

Yes sir. Same ranch, we were looking for goats but spotted elk. Killed the cow then the goats on the way out.
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Postby Lsb » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 128]

Jesse208 wrote:Family friend killed this on a general short range hunt, I don’t know if he had been watching this buck or found him that day but either way it’s a cool one.

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Awesome buck!
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Postby Lsb » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 129]

Tigger wrote:Story is in the Other Big Game section, but here are the bucks my daughter and I shot last week in WY.

Nicely done Tigger!
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Postby Lsb » 10 28, 2018 •  [Post 130]

Pretty nice ivories for a cow.
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Postby BrentLaBere » 10 29, 2018 •  [Post 131]

Congrats Lsb and Tigger!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 132]

my pics vanished, haha... here he is again, my 2018 coast buck
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 133]

Man, what a beautiful black tail buck Mike! A huge congrats.
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Postby Roosiebull » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 134]

the last pic is him boned out and ALL in my little popup 18 pack. didn't plan on doing it all in one trip, was going to do 2 trips but I was trying to find a place to stash some of it and saw a mile marker "2.5" I started to walk, just to see how it went....took a break and thought about having to walk back in to get the rest and decided to just do it. super heavy load, but it got done. he was HUGE bodied for a blacktail, couldn't believe I actually fit him all in that pack
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Postby Roosiebull » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 135]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:Man, what a beautiful black tail buck Mike! A huge congrats.

I lucked out on him :D shot him at 11 am in high sun in a relatively young and wide open cut, hanging out in the sun with a doe feeding. covered a ton of ground already that morning, and that was the last cut I had to glass.

lucky there was a buck in there, beyond lucky he was a monster... i'll take luck any day!
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Postby Lsb » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 136]

Congrats again on the blacktail roosie
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Postby Roosiebull » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 137]

Lsb wrote:Congrats again on the blacktail roosie

thanks man! i'm still jealous about the speed goats :lol:
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Elkhunttoo » 10 30, 2018 •  [Post 138]

Congrats on the buck
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Postby Tigger » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 139]

I don't know a lot about blacktails other than they have smaller racks than whitetails, right? So that makes that one a huge blacktail I would think!
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Postby Roosiebull » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 140]

Tigger wrote:I don't know a lot about blacktails other than they have smaller racks than whitetails, right? So that makes that one a huge blacktail I would think!

he is a really good coast buck. the vast majority of blacktail will never get size regardless of age. I will post a couple comparison pics later for reference. I didn't know this buck even existed (only killed one buck ever that I did) I just lucked into him at an odd hour in a very odd place. the laws of exposure work ;) the more time you spend in the woods, the better your chances are of getting lucky
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Postby Clip-Shot » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 141]

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Locally, our Bull/Cow ratio is badly out of balance, so, I decided the last couple years that if a cow without a calf came within range...
Well, things worked out & I filled my tag.
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Postby Tigger » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 142]

Nicely done Lyn!! Did that cow die there of old age? :lol:
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 143]

Nice freezer filler Lyn! Gee, how were you able to capture that image so handily while standing by your elk? ;)
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 144]

Took today off from the old salt mine to see if I could bring a buck home for dinner this last day (Halloween Buck) of the early season. Well, I did just that. Saw three bucks and took the last one I saw, the first two being button bucks, not too far past 9ish AM. 2 1/2 miles back in my area on a gated road is where I really start hunting... that's where I see most of the sign, and, most of the deer. Shot this guy right around 3 miles back in; he was sniffing around just inside the timber on the edge of a clear cut. Took the little Browning AB3 .243 for a walk today as it has never seen any hunting action. It did well and put a well placed 95 grain Nosler BT well, right in the boiler room of the BT buck... see what I did there ;) (distance was right around 150 yards). He hunched, ran back into the timber, and made it about 50 yards before expiring. I took two trips to pack the meat out as I am not quite the beast mode packer I used to be ;). All in all, a good day in the deer woods.....and yep, that ClipShot really came in handy as always! RJ

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Postby Roosiebull » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 145]

beautiful buck RJ!!! you did darn well! incredible classic blacktail! any more pics? is he a 4x4? they are so freakin' pretty this time of year, spotting a mature white face swollen neck blacktail is second to none, it's such an iconic scene. I cannot get enough of that. one of the things I daydream about the most all year is that split second when you spot a buck like that. heart stops beating.....then starts again, but at an accelerated rate :D too cool man! congrats!

I think it's worth mentioning again, they are very, very handsome on the wall. I like euros on elk, but blacktail are so pretty, especially late season like now, it's hard for me not to shoulder mount them all, it's almost like the antlers are incomplete without that beautiful cape. we only get to see so many big blacktails in our lives ;)

I dropped mine off today, the guy I have used in the past retired, and it worked out well, found a new taxi, and friend, super cool guy, been doing it a long time, but still super passionate about his work, and hunting in general. rare character I feel blessed to have met.

awesome buck man!
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Roosiebull » 10 31, 2018 •  [Post 146]

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Locally, our Bull/Cow ratio is badly out of balance, so, I decided the last couple years that if a cow without a calf came within range...
Well, things worked out & I fill my tag.

congrats! what a beautiful setting to hunt elk too! that is one of those post card elk habitats, looks very fun to hunt.
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Re: 2018 Meat Pole

Postby Lsb » 11 01, 2018 •  [Post 147]

Good job RJ
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Postby BrentLaBere » 11 01, 2018 •  [Post 148]

Nice buck, RJ. Great picture too
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Postby Clip-Shot » 11 01, 2018 •  [Post 149]

WapitiTalk1 wrote:.....and yep, that ClipShot really came in handy as always! RJ


Great Photo & Thank You for putting what I make to use RJ!
I've got 11 years on my clip-shot, so you can count on it for many more "in the field" moments!
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Postby Joe Schmo » 11 03, 2018 •  [Post 150]

Bull
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 03, 2018 •  [Post 151]

Beautiful bull JS, tell us a bit about your hunt.
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Postby Roosiebull » 11 03, 2018 •  [Post 152]

great bull joe! I too would like to hear more about it, dandy!
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Postby Lsb » 11 03, 2018 •  [Post 153]

Congrats Joe!
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Postby muzzyelk » 11 14, 2018 •  [Post 154]

my first blacktail buck!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 14, 2018 •  [Post 155]

Way to go muzzy!
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Postby muzzyelk » 11 14, 2018 •  [Post 156]

Thanks! I shot it with my new muzzleloader during muzzy deer season. first animal with my muzzy!
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Postby Swede » 11 14, 2018 •  [Post 157]

It looks like the WapitiTalk hunters have been scoring well. Congratulations to all. Well done.
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Postby Elkhntr08 » 11 15, 2018 •  [Post 158]

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Illinois doe. Yep, she’s good eating. Clip Shot picture.
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Postby Lsb » 11 17, 2018 •  [Post 159]

My youngest got her first elk today!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 17, 2018 •  [Post 160]

Nicely done elkhuntr08!
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 17, 2018 •  [Post 161]

Lsb, that's awesome buddy! Congrats to the young hunter and her guide.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 17, 2018 •  [Post 162]

Helped a buddy find a blacktail today (second to last day of the late modern BT season here). Took him to my secret squirrel spot (grin). Jarrod is just four months removed from disc surgery on his neck and did pretty darn well shooting and packing out 1/2 of the buck. Great shot too; 200 yards off my shooting sticks with a .243 Browning A Bolt. The buck piled up just 40ish yards from where he was standing. Was around a 2 1/2 mile pack out and my buddy had to rest a few times due to being sore up top, and, being more than a bit out of shape from the surgery recovery period... Again, all in all he did a bang up job!

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Postby Lsb » 11 18, 2018 •  [Post 163]

She wanted a whitetail but decided this guy would do just fine
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 18, 2018 •  [Post 164]

Awesome! Congrats to the young hunter.
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Postby Clip-Shot » 11 19, 2018 •  [Post 165]

Thanks to everyone who has put one of my Clip-Shot's to use!!!
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Postby BrentLaBere » 11 21, 2018 •  [Post 166]

Rifle buck tag
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 11 21, 2018 •  [Post 167]

Holy heck Brent, DANDY buck!!
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Postby Lsb » 11 21, 2018 •  [Post 168]

There you go Brent!
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Postby Lsb » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 169]

My youngest conected
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Postby Elkhntr08 » 11 22, 2018 •  [Post 170]

Outstanding buck! You’ve got to be a proud dad.
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Postby Lsb » 11 23, 2018 •  [Post 171]

Elkhntr08 wrote:Outstanding buck! You’ve got to be a proud dad.

Yes sir, she gutted him too. It was a little slow but hey it was the first time.
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Postby BrentLaBere » 11 23, 2018 •  [Post 172]

Lsb,
Congrats to you and your family! You guys are having an outstanding fall. X2 on you being a proud dad.
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Postby Roosiebull » 11 28, 2018 •  [Post 173]

well done all! some awesome critters and smiling faces!
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Postby Swede » 11 28, 2018 •  [Post 174]

Well done guys. I especially enjoy the pictures of the young hunters with their trophies, but all are great.
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Postby Joe Schmo » 12 11, 2018 •  [Post 175]

Season over. A high point in my last five or so years of hunting was getting my DAV buddy on his first harvest in 20 years, I got one too.
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Postby WapitiTalk1 » 02 26, 2019 •  [Post 177]

That’s a nice MD buck!
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