Fair weather Wyoming Elk

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Dave Harper
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17 Crestliner
Stupidly warm and dry in Wyoming, but decided to do some armed hiking on Saturday morning. Was contemplating all the chores I would take care of after returning from what I assumed would be nice walk in the woods...but about 3 miles in, I poked my head around a rock and could see a small patch of grass with a bull standing broadside, facing away. Snuck up to a rock and he looked my way right as I pulled the trigger. Dropped like a stone! I am an equal opportunity elk hunter, any legal elk is all I care about, but this guy turned out to be a pretty nice bull. Crazy weird 4X5, with over 30" between the points on his Royals. I gutted him out and called in my wife and and a buddy to pack it out, it took 3 trips and 6 hours of packing and a boat trip to get it out. Huge bodied beast we will be processing for days!
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DH10

Member
Aug 18, 2009
622
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Pinedale WY USA
Name
Dave Harper
Boat Name
17 Crestliner
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Nice. What did you shoot it with?
Trusty 30-06 I bought at a pawnshop in 1996, my first rifle. Federal meateater copper 165 grain loads. I have killed 6 elk the past 6 seasons with these, and they are deadly. I have recovered most of the bullets, and they all have mushroomed perfectly, looking like no fragmentation at all.
 
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Good
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2021 Allied WildCat 30
You really know how to screw up a leisurely hike! 😂
 
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DH10

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Aug 18, 2009
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Pinedale WY USA
Name
Dave Harper
Boat Name
17 Crestliner
So one shot dropped it?
In its tracks. Took a follow up shot to the neck after it was still moving its head around after a few minutes, but it was not going anywhere. Shot was only around 100 yards...
You really know how to screw up a leisurely hike! 😂
Hahaha the oldest elk hunting joke around. Did seriously alter my plans😂
 
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