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Elkrazy01
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Oct-26-16, 
06:01 PM (MST)
"Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

I took my friend to my normal hunting spot this year for an elk hunt. Well the first three days were screwed up by weather, heavy rain then light snow in mornings followed by sun in evenings on first two days. To our surprise the elk started migrating even though the snow was only an inch or two deep. We couldn't figure it out. Then we woke up the third morning to 30 inches of snow at camp, which equates to around 4 feet where I normally hunt. Spent all of day three packing up camp and horses then making a plan for our next 6 days since our original plan was ruined.
Day 4 we go to an area where I know the elk migrate heavy into if there is enough snow, which I wasn't quite sure if there was. We get in there and there is some tracks but not the migration we were hoping. We found 2 seperate bulls, 5 point and a tag, over two miles away and way uphill. No real way to hunt them so we moved on, then we spotted 2 bulls together, a 5x6 and a rag also 2+ miles away. They were in a huntable spot but it was going to be an all day deal. We debated, then they layed down and it was on. 1/3 of the way there I check on them and they stood up. We kept going anyway. About 3 miles later and 3000+ feet in elevation gain we get to where they originally bedded. No elk. Followed tracks into the next deep Valley which was extremely thick for the most part. Then my friend spotted the rag feeding on the opposite hill about 800 yards. So we snuck that way then we spotted 4 Bulls laying down a few hundred yards from the rag. 700 yards.
It was plenty thick and they had no idea we were near so we snuck closer, even though Im confident with my gun to 1000 yards. Next opening was 450 yards and I said we are taking the shot.
My friend wasn't comfortable with his gun at that range so I decided to let him take the first shot at the biggest bull with my gun. Dialed it in, got steady and he nailed him through the lungs. I grab the gun and off my knee I put 2 bullets in my bull, both felt good but I wasn't sure since it wasn't the easiest shot off my knee. His bull stood there while mine moved out of sight so he shot his again and knocked out a front knee which sent the bull rolling downhill. We raced to my bull since he was moving steady uphill and I was worried it was a gut shot. We got on him 100 yards and put him down. Turns out my 2 shots were a heart shot and a front shoulder shot, just a hair high of the joint.
The 4 Bulls included the 5x6 we originally saw, my bull a medium 6x6, my friends bull a slightly larger 6x6 and a good size 5x5.
So all in all we got 2 6x6's on general otc tags, public land.
My bull 242 1/4
Friends bull 278 3/4

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Pair of wy...  Elkrazy01      Oct-26-16   1 
  RE: Pair of wy...  Elkrazy01      Oct-26-16   2 
   RE: Pair of wy...  DeerHunter53      Oct-27-16   3 
   RE: Pair of wy...  98caxj      Nov-02-16   13 
 RE: Pair of wy...  Want2Celk      Oct-27-16   4 
  RE: Pair of wy...  Country      Oct-27-16   5 
   RE: Pair of wy...  Elkrazy01      Oct-27-16   6 
    RE: Pair of wy...  Zeke      Oct-28-16   7 
     RE: Pair of wy...  cmbbulldog      Oct-28-16   8 
      RE: Pair of wy...  BeanMan      Oct-29-16   9 
       RE: Pair of wy...  gahunter      Oct-29-16   10 
        RE: Pair of wy...  WVHUNTER      Nov-02-16   11 
         RE: Pair of wy...  jls456      Nov-02-16   12 

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Elkrazy01
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Oct-26-16, 
06:06 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

LAST EDITED ON Oct-27-16 AT 04:57 AM (MST)


My bull, friend holding it.

Friends bull

My bull aged out at 11 years old which we were very surprised. Friends bull was 6. The hole was already in the horn on mine. Assuming someone tried to long range him with a short range gun. This area has a bunch of long shots from the trail if your lucky.

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Elkrazy01
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Oct-26-16, 
06:09 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"



Good pic of the country. The trail is in the bottom way down there. It was so steep I drug my bull out whole, most the way with one hand lol. Took us a full day from dawn to dusk to get meat out with horses. Lots of work well worth it.

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Oct-27-16, 
10:20 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

great story and two nice bulls that will eat just fine. Bet you can't wait for some tenderloins
Congrats way to get it done

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Nov-02-16, 
10:03 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Awesome, congrats on a great hunt

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Want2Celk
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Oct-27-16, 
11:31 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Nice job congratulations!! What unit were you in?

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Oct-27-16, 
11:50 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Congratulations, nice bulls for public land. Sounds like a great hunt. Always nice when you fill the tags.

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Oct-27-16, 
01:29 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

LAST EDITED ON Oct-27-16 AT 07:07 PM (MST)

My bull was all hamburger except the tenderloins. Even the loins were too tough. Could have tenderized but we were lowest on burger so just made some awesome burger from him. And it was unit 102. Hunted there my whole life along the border of 102/104. Last year I got a 315 bull on 104. That was my first bull over a rag. Part of the reason I let him shoot the bigger bull was it would be his biggest and likely a shoulder mount, where for me it'd been my second best and a euro mount.

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Oct-28-16, 
09:27 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

That's cool!
Sounds like tons of work to get on those bulls and especially to get them out. You earned them for sure.
Zeke

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Oct-28-16, 
09:14 PM (MST)
8. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Looks like some beautiful country, congrats on a couple fine bulls!

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Oct-29-16, 
08:43 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Very nice!

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Oct-29-16, 
04:22 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Congrats to you and your buddy. I enjoyed reading about your hunt.


"Easy now, keep the croshairs right behind his shoulder & squeeze the trigger"

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Nov-02-16, 
10:06 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Congratulations to you and your friend on two nice bulls. Two good bulls on General tags is quite a feat anywhere.

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Nov-02-16, 
03:41 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Pair of wyoming general season bulls"

Looks like you 2 had a great time.

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