Monroe Late Bull...

Wiszard

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I was able to fill my tag with this elk on the fourth day of the hunt after passing on several other smaller bulls. This bull was 1 of 3 pretty good bulls in a group of about 150 that we had seen the first night of the season but weren’t able to get a shot at any of them.

Without the help of my Dad and three other guys that pretty much guided me on this trip, it would have been 10 times harder to fill this tag with a good bull. They know who they are and I am truly grateful for their friendship and willingness to help a guy out on such a special hunt.

This bull is a 6 x 6 and was rough scored at 325 inches. I came into this hunt without huge expectations. I would’ve been happy with any bull I had chosen. I had to work my butt off in tough conditions in order to get a shot on this guy and it makes the experience that much more gratifying. Unfortunately, my Dad was not able to be by my side when I shot this bull simply because I had to hike in quite a ways to catch up to this herd. It was pretty rough country, it was cold and the snow hid every log and rock I had to climb over to get to these elk.

My Dad was ecstatic when I met him back at the truck. He greeted me with a huge hug and a congratulations. We hiked back in and field dressed and quartered the elk. The following day, several of us packed him out which made it a lot easier than it should’ve been. I owe the guys that helped me a huge thank you.

Upon packing this elk out, my Dad and I were in awe of the work involved in harvesting an elk. It’s all about preparation… Getting in shape, getting information from people, knowing where the elk are and where they might be going. Not to mention spending enough time at the range to know what your max limitations are. I was lucky enough to kill this bull at less than 200 yards.
To say I am lucky is an understatement. Drawing this tag as a non-resident with 10 points is ridiculous. I spoke with several locals who told me it takes them over 20 years to draw this tag and they have 85% more tags allotted. I do feel bad for residents that aren’t able to hunt close to home but I would give anything to draw this tag again 10 years from now.


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littlebighorn

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Congratulations Wiszard
Most often, late season bulls are not a cake walk. Sounds like your hunt was just what you wanted. Well Done!
 

Snoopdogg

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That is a cool score and congrats on your Pop being there too. Although not on the kill itself, he sure does look proud. Congrats!
 

elkassassin

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Nice Wisz!

You Didn't Really Haul that Elk Leg all the Way Back to KALI Did You?

Maybe a Souvenir for Ms Wisz?:D
 
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DeerHunter53

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I was able to fill my tag with this elk on the fourth day of the hunt after passing on several other smaller bulls. This bull was 1 of 3 pretty good bulls in a group of about 150 that we had seen the first night of the season but weren’t able to get a shot at any of them.

Without the help of my Dad and three other guys that pretty much guided me on this trip, it would have been 10 times harder to fill this tag with a good bull. They know who they are and I am truly grateful for their friendship and willingness to help a guy out on such a special hunt.

This bull is a 6 x 6 and was rough scored at 325 inches. I came into this hunt without huge expectations. I would’ve been happy with any bull I had chosen. I had to work my butt off in tough conditions in order to get a shot on this guy and it makes the experience that much more gratifying. Unfortunately, my Dad was not able to be by my side when I shot this bull simply because I had to hike in quite a ways to catch up to this herd. It was pretty rough country, it was cold and the snow hid every log and rock I had to climb over to get to these elk.

My Dad was ecstatic when I met him back at the truck. He greeted me with a huge hug and a congratulations. We hiked back in and field dressed and quartered the elk. The following day, several of us packed him out which made it a lot easier than it should’ve been. I owe the guys that helped me a huge thank you.

Upon packing this elk out, my Dad and I were in awe of the work involved in harvesting an elk. It’s all about preparation… Getting in shape, getting information from people, knowing where the elk are and where they might be going. Not to mention spending enough time at the range to know what your max limitations are. I was lucky enough to kill this bull at less than 200 yards.
To say I am lucky is an understatement. Drawing this tag as a non-resident with 10 points is ridiculous. I spoke with several locals who told me it takes them over 20 years to draw this tag and they have 85% more tags allotted. I do feel bad for residents that aren’t able to hunt close to home but I would give anything to draw this tag again 10 years from now.


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nice bull and with Dad can't get much better than that
 

Pines_N_Tines

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Congrats on your bull. The Monroe is an awesome place to hunt. It's easy to fill your head with huge expectations that could ruin the fun of the hunt if you let it. The Monroe can be a cake walk hunt for some and then be brutal for others. Just depends on the year and the elk patterns. Congrats again.
 

Trix4me

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Congrats!
I’ve got a neighbor who is from Monroe and has 23 pts. I won’t show him this to rub it in. (maybe)
It’s been a good year for you
 

joesikora

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Wizsard! Ain’t nothing to be worried about that elk I’ll take that one any year I could get one CONGRATS BROTHER!

Joe
 

joesikora

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I was able to fill my tag with this elk on the fourth day of the hunt after passing on several other smaller bulls. This bull was 1 of 3 pretty good bulls in a group of about 150 that we had seen the first night of the season but weren’t able to get a shot at any of them.

Without the help of my Dad and three other guys that pretty much guided me on this trip, it would have been 10 times harder to fill this tag with a good bull. They know who they are and I am truly grateful for their friendship and willingness to help a guy out on such a special hunt.

This bull is a 6 x 6 and was rough scored at 325 inches. I came into this hunt without huge expectations. I would’ve been happy with any bull I had chosen. I had to work my butt off in tough conditions in order to get a shot on this guy and it makes the experience that much more gratifying. Unfortunately, my Dad was not able to be by my side when I shot this bull simply because I had to hike in quite a ways to catch up to this herd. It was pretty rough country, it was cold and the snow hid every log and rock I had to climb over to get to these elk.

My Dad was ecstatic when I met him back at the truck. He greeted me with a huge hug and a congratulations. We hiked back in and field dressed and quartered the elk. The following day, several of us packed him out which made it a lot easier than it should’ve been. I owe the guys that helped me a huge thank you.

Upon packing this elk out, my Dad and I were in awe of the work involved in harvesting an elk. It’s all about preparation… Getting in shape, getting information from people, knowing where the elk are and where they might be going. Not to mention spending enough time at the range to know what your max limitations are. I was lucky enough to kill this bull at less than 200 yards.
To say I am lucky is an understatement. Drawing this tag as a non-resident with 10 points is ridiculous. I spoke with several locals who told me it takes them over 20 years to draw this tag and they have 85% more tags allotted. I do feel bad for residents that aren’t able to hunt close to home but I would give anything to draw this tag again 10 years from now.


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I sure love deer and elk heart! Cut into thin strips salt n pepper a little flour cook in butter Delicious!
 

Wiszard

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I sure love deer and elk heart! Cut into thin strips salt n pepper a little flour cook in butter Delicious!
I can't eat it, Joe. My Dad eats the heart and liver on most animals we kill. I was amazed at the size of the elk heart. I would love to see a moose heart in person.
 

joesikora

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I can't eat it, Joe. My Dad eats the heart and liver on most animals we kill. I was amazed at the size of the elk heart. I would love to see a moose heart in person.
I haven’t seen a moose heart yet either but I can’t wait too!
My friends tried to get me to eat deer heart I told them they were out of their minds until I tried it. You know come to think of it I still have last years AZ elk heart in the freezer humm sounds like Thanksgiving appetizer
 

Wiszard

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I haven’t seen a moose heart yet either but I can’t wait too!
My friends tried to get me to eat deer heart I told them they were out of their minds until I tried it. You know come to think of it I still have last years AZ elk heart in the freezer humm sounds like Thanksgiving appetizer
Barf.....LOL
 

joesikora

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Barf.....LOL
I know I said the same thing! I gave some to a black guy that has never had wild game much less deer heart. One day he came in to have a beer and he said he was looking for something to eat in the freezer one night and decided to give it a try, he told me can he have another one? He said his roommate was asking him what are you eating he told him awe you wouldn’t like it!

Joe
 

Gator

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Great looking Bull, Glad it was done with family. It's awesome that your Pops was on the hunt with ya. Lots of memories for you right there.
 

JB48

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I was able to fill my tag with this elk on the fourth day of the hunt after passing on several other smaller bulls. This bull was 1 of 3 pretty good bulls in a group of about 150 that we had seen the first night of the season but weren’t able to get a shot at any of them.

Without the help of my Dad and three other guys that pretty much guided me on this trip, it would have been 10 times harder to fill this tag with a good bull. They know who they are and I am truly grateful for their friendship and willingness to help a guy out on such a special hunt.

This bull is a 6 x 6 and was rough scored at 325 inches. I came into this hunt without huge expectations. I would’ve been happy with any bull I had chosen. I had to work my butt off in tough conditions in order to get a shot on this guy and it makes the experience that much more gratifying. Unfortunately, my Dad was not able to be by my side when I shot this bull simply because I had to hike in quite a ways to catch up to this herd. It was pretty rough country, it was cold and the snow hid every log and rock I had to climb over to get to these elk.

My Dad was ecstatic when I met him back at the truck. He greeted me with a huge hug and a congratulations. We hiked back in and field dressed and quartered the elk. The following day, several of us packed him out which made it a lot easier than it should’ve been. I owe the guys that helped me a huge thank you.

Upon packing this elk out, my Dad and I were in awe of the work involved in harvesting an elk. It’s all about preparation… Getting in shape, getting information from people, knowing where the elk are and where they might be going. Not to mention spending enough time at the range to know what your max limitations are. I was lucky enough to kill this bull at less than 200 yards.
To say I am lucky is an understatement. Drawing this tag as a non-resident with 10 points is ridiculous. I spoke with several locals who told me it takes them over 20 years to draw this tag and they have 85% more tags allotted. I do feel bad for residents that aren’t able to hunt close to home but I would give anything to draw this tag again 10 years from now.


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Great bull, congrats.
 

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