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Oct-26-16, 
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"So proud of my wife."

I wanted to give a huge shout out the my wife Cathy, for battling through so much adversity this year, to not only get out on this hunt, but she also overcame all the emotions that come with hunting. Shortly after learning she drew an elk tag for a CWMU, she was injured while on vacation. She tore here MCL, PCL, and ACL, and also dislocated her knee cap. Following surgery to repair the damage, she was told the healing process would take 3-9 months, which would include 12 weeks of rehab.

She worked hard, and was released from rehab after only 5 weeks, and the Dr.ís were amazed at how fast she healed. She continued to work on her leg strength, riding her stationary bike, and topping the 1,000 mile mark. Most hunters know that bike shape, is not mountain shape, and she would learn this while testing her knee while hiking after these elk.

As man y of you know, Iím severely disabled, and Cathy is my caregiver, as well as a full time employee. I couldnít tell you the amount of pressure she endures during an easy week. To add to that pressure, I was dealing with a bad infection, for not only the duration of the hunt, but also the weeks leading up to it.

She had to do all the packing, loading, including me, and all other preparations. This gave me a huge admiration for those women who get out in the field on their own, and get their kids involved in hunting.

She hunted the 1st morning, then spent the afternoon with me in the hospital, trying to get a pic line/iv for my meds, and then hunted the evening. The CWMU operator, along with a local guide, helped her for 4 days, trying to get her on a bull. She had a lot of close calls, and some neat experiences, but after 4 days, we had to return home without notching her tag.

We were invited back if we could make the time, but it didnít look good. 3 more trips to the Dr. for me, trying to get the right meds to get me better, followed by a night in the hospital, an allergic reaction to a new med, and other side effects of the meds made for an unpleasant week.

During this time, we got a call from Doyle Moss, who offered to take Cathy out for a few days, if she could make it down. We threw caution to the wind, and made the trip in spite of my health issues.

We had 2 evenings, and a morning to make it happen, and although we had some cool experiences, like seeing a bear, screaming bulls on the wrong side of the fence, and young bulls tempting her to squeeze the trigger, she once again faced a long drive home without a bull.

Doyle talked her into trying one more morning before we departed, and it paid off, as she was finally able to put a bull on the ground, and notch her tag. Hunting, is so much more than just killing an animal. Its preparation, anticipation, frustration, depression, disappointment, excitement, 2nd guessing, hope, and then determination to get up and do it again the next day, with no guarantee of success in notching a tag. I am sure Cathy has more knowledge about herself, and her strengths, because of how she was pushed, and how she pushed herself, on this hunt.

Success came to her, regardless of whether she filled her tag.

Iíd like to give a special thanks to Doyle Moss, Jeff Nelson, Coby Christiansen, for all the time, and effort they gave, in helping Cathy experience all the aspects of hunting these elk. Also wanted to thank Mark and Mike for helping with the packout. And a big thanks to my brother Dave for going along and providing some muscle and great Company


Yelum

YBU

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: So proud o...  BIGJOHNT      Oct-26-16   1 
  RE: So proud o...  Deerlove      Oct-26-16   2 
   RE: So proud o...  DreaminOf200      Oct-26-16   3 
   RE: So proud o...  Zeke      Oct-26-16   4 
 RE: So proud o...  rmanwill      Oct-26-16   5 
 RE: So proud o...  eyeman      Oct-26-16   6 
  RE: So proud o...  Wapitiwilly      Oct-26-16   7 
 RE: So proud o...  huntin50      Oct-26-16   8 
  RE: So proud o...  Snoopdogg      Oct-26-16   9 
 RE: So proud o...  30Hart      Oct-26-16   10 
  RE: So proud o...  txhunter58      Oct-26-16   11 
   RE: So proud o...  Stubaby      Oct-26-16   12 
    RE: So proud o...  goforbroke      Oct-26-16   14 
 RE: So proud o...  whiteboy      Oct-26-16   13 
  RE: So proud o...  Cornhusker      Oct-26-16   15 
   RE: So proud o...  elkassassin      Oct-26-16   16 
    RE: So proud o...  DW      Oct-26-16   17 
     RE: So proud o...  COLOhunter      Oct-26-16   18 
     RE: So proud o...  rutnbuck      Oct-26-16   19 
      RE: So proud o...  jls456      Oct-26-16   20 
 RE: So proud o...  Salmon      Oct-26-16   21 
  RE: So proud o...  Sierra      Oct-27-16   22 
   RE: So proud o...  crazeymaez      Oct-27-16   23 
 RE: So proud o...  DeerHunter53      Oct-27-16   24 
  RE: So proud o...  mntman      Oct-27-16   25 
 RE: So proud o...  devobrodie      Oct-27-16   26 
  RE: So proud o...  PleaseDear      Oct-28-16   27 
   RE: So proud o...  TX_Diver      Oct-28-16   28 
    RE: So proud o...  sjhgraysage      Oct-28-16   29 
     RE: So proud o...  fstop      Oct-28-16   30 
     RE: So proud o...  dz      Oct-28-16   31 
      RE: So proud o...  Pines_N_Tin...      Oct-28-16   32 
       RE: So proud o...  cmbbulldog      Oct-28-16   33 
        RE: So proud o...  Gator      Oct-31-16   34 
         RE: So proud o...  bowhunt      Oct-31-16   35 
          RE: So proud o...  heartshot      Oct-31-16   36 
           RE: So proud o...  Founder      Nov-08-16   37 
 RE: So proud o...  trophyhunter      Nov-08-16   38 
  RE: So proud o...  nontypical      Nov-09-16   39 
   RE: So proud o...  joesikora      Nov-10-16   40 
    RE: So proud o...  CAelknuts      Nov-14-16   41 
     RE: So proud o...  browtine      Nov-14-16   42 

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BIGJOHNT
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Oct-26-16, 
10:13 AM (MST)
1. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to your wife ! Sound like she deserved that bull !!!

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Deerlove
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Oct-26-16, 
10:31 AM (MST)
2. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great story, and what a reward!

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DreaminOf200
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Oct-26-16, 
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3. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Awesome!!!

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Zeke
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Oct-26-16, 
10:55 AM (MST)
4. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Well done Cathy!
Best elk story ever!
That's what I call fighting through it all and making the best of the tag, hunt and life experience.
Yes. Well done indeed.
Zeke

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rmanwill
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Oct-26-16, 
11:07 AM (MST)
5. "RE: So proud of my wife."

First off, congrats. That is what hunting is all about. Great memories there from so many angles.hope you are on the mend Yelum!!!

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eyeman
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Oct-26-16, 
11:37 AM (MST)
6. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Don't post much....But major congrats to the wife and you as well!....I would also like to add that this to me is what the hunting community is about and should practice a little more often!

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Wapitiwilly
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Oct-26-16, 
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7. "RE: So proud of my wife."

What a story and what a wife! Congrats on a very well deserved bull🇺🇸

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huntin50
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Oct-26-16, 
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8. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to Cathy and Yellum. Glad Mossback was able to give a helping hand as well. Hope your feeling better eating elk steaks Yellum!!

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Snoopdogg
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Oct-26-16, 
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9. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Sounds like your wife is quite the bad-ass. Good on all those that offered to help your wifey fill her tag, knowing the circumstances. Congrats to all involved.

Lucky man, Yelum.

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30Hart
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Oct-26-16, 
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10. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats, that's a helluva story and a model in perseverance! Also a big "way to go" for all those who helped make this happen.

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txhunter58
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Oct-26-16, 
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11. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great story, hunt, and elk! Hmmm. Sometimes it isn't just about the money.

txhunter58

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Oct-26-16, 
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12. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Sweeeeeet.


"That's a special feeling, Lloyd"

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Oct-26-16, 
04:25 PM (MST)
14. "RE: So proud of my wife."

I enjoyed the story. Thanks for sharing. Isn't it interesting how we don't know the challenges and stories a person faces. I've enjoyed several of Yelum's post and never knew of any disability. Way to keep enjoying what makes you happy!

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whiteboy
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Oct-26-16, 
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13. "RE: So proud of my wife."

What a great story and great elk!

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Oct-26-16, 
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15. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great elk and story it doesn't surprise me that your wife is tough it probably comes from hanging out with her husband. I have noticed through your posts the last 15 or so years despite your challenges your attitude is always positive, attitudes usually wear off on those around them as evidenced. A lot to be proud of congrats.

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elkassassin
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Oct-26-16, 
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16. "RE: So proud of my wife."

WOW!

That Girl is HOT!

Oh,Nice Bull Too!

Glad there was Help that Stepped up to the Plate!

Nice Job Cathy!

She put a Big F.U. in My Future,Ya She's got a
way with Words

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DW
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Oct-26-16, 
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LAST EDITED ON Oct-26-16 AT 08:38 PM (MST)

Nice job Mrs yelum!

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COLOhunter
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Oct-26-16, 
09:07 PM (MST)
18. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Awesome! Congrats!!!

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Oct-26-16, 
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19. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Good Job and Congrats to the both of you. You her deserve it. Great pics. And story. You be well Yellster.

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jls456
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Oct-26-16, 
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20. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Good for her. Looks like she had plenty of help.
Congratulations!

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Salmon
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Oct-26-16, 
11:17 PM (MST)
21. "RE: So proud of my wife."

BIG,BIG congrats to your wife for not only getting an elk but all the other things in life that get thrown her way. She is a keeper!!

P.S. Hope your getting better Yelum.

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Sierra
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Oct-27-16, 
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22. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Amazing story. Congrats to Mrs. Yelum!

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crazeymaez
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Oct-27-16, 
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23. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great story ,Congrats to the Mrs on a great bull.I too hope you are on the mend.You gotta keep our muley eye candy coming.

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DeerHunter53
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Oct-27-16, 
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24. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Man what a woman maybe you can clone her you would make a million. Great Story I hope you are better and wish you the best recovery.
I have a hard time getting my wife to go out to the freezer and get some elk meat for dinner. LOL
Your a lucky man and nice bull for her Best to you and your family

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mntman
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Oct-27-16, 
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25. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to your wife on a tremendous bull! Nice hearing stories about others helping out to fill tags.
However, it is really great to hear about how much your wife supports you and you her, you two are definitely in a "unique" position, happy to know you make it work!

Mntman

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Oct-27-16, 
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26. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great job, and congrats to Cathy! you are a lucky man to have an awesome wife that can enjoy your passion with you!

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Oct-28-16, 
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27. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to ya both Larry.

Robb

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Oct-28-16, 
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28. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Great pic with the chair and the rack in the truck bed.

Congrats man and hope you're doin better!

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Oct-28-16, 
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29. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Awesome!
Congrats! and hope you are feeling better!

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Oct-28-16, 
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30. "RE: So proud of my wife."

That is a great story Larry. I've always thought you and your wife had a unique bond. Congrats to an amazing lady and great bull.
Doyle gets a lot of flack sometimes. I've never had a bad encounter with him or his guides. In fact, just the opposite. I've seen him do things and not want the publicity. It's great to see him get some recognition for some of the work he's donated.

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dz
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Oct-28-16, 
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31. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats all the way around. Great story with awesome results. I'm not one to pass judgements on people before I actually meet them or have some kind of contact, but I would say that my thoughts of Doyle Moss was not all that high before your story. Today I give the guy an A+.

Thanks for sharing, DZ

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Oct-28-16, 
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32. "RE: So proud of my wife."

I'm so glad that despite the challenges, you and your wife get to share time in the field together. Congrats on a great hunt and story. Hope you feel 100% again soon.

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Oct-28-16, 
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33. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Cool story all the way around. COngrats to your wife.

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Oct-31-16, 
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34. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Good things happens to good people, The story is great and those that stepped up and help are truly blessed.
Glad she was able to put down a good bull. Hope things are better for you now on the health side of things.

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Oct-31-16, 
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35. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congratulations! Not only to both of you but also to Doyle.
I am glad you guys stuck it out and had success!
Well done!

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36. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to wife and kudos to all.

That is a long drive to that corner of the state.

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37. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congratulations to Cathy! That's a big bull. I'd like one like that! Sounds like you all overcame a lot just to be out there. That's really good to hear. Glad you guys were able to get after as you did. Really nice of Moss to help you out. He's a good man.

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38. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to your wife Cathy....great looking bull, story and pics....sounds like you both went through a lot to make that bull happen......special memories......one tough lady.....

))))------->

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Nov-09-16, 
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39. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congrats to your wife and you as well, YELUM. Sweet bull and happy hunter. Can't beat that!

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40. "RE: So proud of my wife."

YELUM. tell your wife congrats from me!

Joe

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think their right" - 2001
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41. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Congratulations to all involved. Yell my, thanks for sharing a wonderful story.

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42. "RE: So proud of my wife."

Awesome! Congrats!!!!

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