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Nov-01-16, 
08:39 PM (MST)
"Gila Bull"

I learned second season rifle hunts are tougher than you think. Having hunted late season in other states before, I thought I knew beforehand what it would be like. Word to the wise, it's way warmer in NM even towards the end of Oct. the Bulls had split off from the cows and were in the darkest, nastiest place you could find. On the fifth and last morning, I finally spotted a cool shooter bull at 1,500 yes. Since I'm not a military sniper, I decided to cut the distance via hiking back to the truck, driving around and praying he would still be out. Long story short, he wasn't out. But after taking a gamble and heading from the only water hole around straight to where we had last seen him, the elk gods smiled upon us. 50 yd shot through the trees and one bullet later from my 338, I had my trophy...

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Gila Bull  Elkhunter96      Nov-01-16   1 
  RE: Gila Bull  Elkhunter96      Nov-01-16   2 
   RE: Gila Bull  Elkhunter96      Nov-01-16   4 
   RE: Gila Bull  Maxxy      Nov-02-16   7 
   RE: Gila Bull  Want2Celk      Nov-02-16   8 
  RE: Gila Bull  Trail      Nov-01-16   3 
   RE: Gila Bull  Snoopdogg      Nov-01-16   5 
    RE: Gila Bull  cmbbulldog      Nov-01-16   6 
     RE: Gila Bull  CAelknuts      Nov-02-16   9 
      RE: Gila Bull  Elkhunter96      Nov-02-16   10 
       RE: Gila Bull  leftturnabq      Nov-02-16   11 
        RE: Gila Bull  jls456      Nov-02-16   12 
         RE: Gila Bull  sambo3006      Nov-02-16   13 
 RE: Gila Bull  98caxj      Nov-02-16   14 
  RE: Gila Bull  mozey      Nov-03-16   15 
 RE: Gila Bull  mossback50c...      Nov-06-16   16 
  RE: Gila Bull  Camper_A1      Nov-07-16   17 
   RE: Gila Bull  Founder      Nov-08-16   18 
 RE: Gila Bull  trophyhunter      Nov-08-16   19 

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Elkhunter96
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Nov-01-16, 
08:57 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Gila Bull"

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Elkhunter96
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Nov-01-16, 
09:00 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Gila Bull"

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Elkhunter96
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Nov-01-16, 
09:02 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Gila Bull"

7x8, he would be a 8x8, but sheared off the G5 on the one side. I have a picture of him with the G5 intact, missing about 16 inches of bone in that side...very happy with my last day bull

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Nov-02-16, 
08:48 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Gila Bull"

Awesome!!! Good looking bull. I LOVE hearing guys actually cutting the distance even when that means maybe losing an opportunity. I shot an elk at 500 yards once. Dropped him. Never again, the rush wasnt there for me. (everyone to their own). Off my soapbox, congrats again.

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Nov-02-16, 
10:11 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Gila Bull"

He's a beauty!! Congratulations!!

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Nov-01-16, 
09:01 PM (MST)
3. "RE: Gila Bull"

Congrats on a great bull! Nothing like getting in close and earning your bull.

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Nov-01-16, 
10:39 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Gila Bull"

Damn!

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Nov-01-16, 
11:14 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Gila Bull"

That's a great bull, congrats!

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Nov-02-16, 
11:10 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Gila Bull"

Congratulations on taking a very fine bull! I especially like the fact that you worked to get a closer shot and that it worked out. Sounds like it was a great hunt, even though those short five day seasons make me nervous.

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Nov-02-16, 
11:58 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Gila Bull"

It was a fun hunt, although the five days go fast. My dad didn't tag out, but did see some big bulls. I hope to draw it again.

I just wish NM would age their bulls, I would have loved to find out his age since he was an old bull.

I have videos of him in August that another person had, my video through my spotting scope and the kill shot through the trees on video. All great memories...

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Nov-02-16, 
03:10 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Gila Bull"

Congrats on a great bull.

It's not always this warm. We've had it snow on us down there on that hunt before.

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Nov-02-16, 
03:43 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Gila Bull"

Awsome.

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Nov-02-16, 
07:26 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Gila Bull"

Way to get it done on a stud bull!

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Nov-02-16, 
10:01 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Gila Bull"

Outstanding Bull, congrats

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Nov-03-16, 
07:38 AM (MST)
15. "RE: Gila Bull"

Much congrats on an awesome-looking bull!

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Nov-06-16, 
07:14 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Gila Bull"

Nice bull. Ya, the weather is usually a lot cooler. This year was just a hot year is all.

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Nov-07-16, 
09:15 AM (MST)
17. "RE: Gila Bull"

Great looking bull, congrats!

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Nov-08-16, 
10:43 AM (MST)
18. "RE: Gila Bull"

Yep, great looking trophy there. Good for you.

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Nov-08-16, 
11:18 AM (MST)
19. "RE: Gila Bull"

Congrats great bull.....the elk gods were on your side in 2016.....lasting memories......cool pic

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