One of the best deer hunters dies

bigmoosie

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One of my best friends died last week. Bob Elkins 86 went to hunt were all the bucks are 40plus. Bob was a vetran of Iwo Jima he told me of the six best friends who went through basic training together he was the only one who made it off the beach.Bob was a B&C scorer and we scored many great trophies together.Bob himself killed over 50 blacktails over 20 inches and probably 20 muledeer over 30.All of these were done without a guide. He died just days before he was going to go on a muledeer hunt in old Mexico with his son Jack who is an outfitter there.Bob and I were talking one day about how tough it was to kill a true 30 inch muledeer, and he said I'm going to go try and kill one, he killed 3 in 3 years all after the age of 75, something to think about boys.There has been many people that have hunted blacktails all there lives that have never seen a 20 inch blacktail,let alone kill over 50 of them. R.I.P. Bob, hope there all over 40 up there. Ron
 

eldorado

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My condolences Ron on the passing of your friend. His deer hunting accomplishments are truly remarkable. May he RIP.

Eldorado
 

sageadvice

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Very Nice!!

Joey


"It's all about knowing what your firearms practical limitations are and combining that with your own personal limitations!"
 

Tikka

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LAST EDITED ON Dec-27-11 AT 04:35PM (MST)[p]It sounds like he died a Happy Man!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now he is in Muley Heaven......
 

TOPGUN

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Amen to that! He sounds like quite the man and may he rest in peace with his crosshairs on a biggun!!!
 

YukonDall

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I LOVE THOSE OLE WAR VETS THAT LIKED TO HUNT, THEY HAVE GREAT WAR STORIES TO TELL. MOST OF THEM ARE GOLD AROUND A CAMPFIRE....HEARD MANY A HUNTIN STORY AS WELL.......MY UNCLE WAS ONE. MAY YOUR FRIEND RIP...........................YD.
 

Tikka

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>
> I LOVE THOSE
>OLE WAR VETS THAT LIKED
>TO HUNT, THEY HAVE
>GREAT WAR STORIES TO TELL.
> MOST OF THEM ARE
>GOLD AROUND A CAMPFIRE....HEARD MANY
>A HUNTIN STORY AS WELL.......MY
>UNCLE WAS ONE. MAY
>YOUR FRIEND RIP...........................YD.


+100
 

eelgrass

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Im sorry for your loss Ron. We're losing our great WWII vets at an alarming rate. That entire generation will soon be gone, but I hope never forgotten. The vast majority of the truely great hunters are not on the internet, and probably never will be. I'm glad you are the exception.

Eel
 

TOPGUN

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eelgrass---Very true! I just lost my Dad on 9/11 and he just missed his 89th birthday by 5 days. My Mom just got two certificates of appreciation for his Army service during WWII. One of them will be framed and go on a wall of my man cave over the safe containing most of the guns he gave me over the years.
 
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DRHORNHUNTER

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Sorry to hear about your loss bigmoose
Another fallen monster muley hunter for sure
 

kilowatt

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Ron, sorry to hear about Bob's passing, will look for the Obit in paper.
Here is a NT Muley that Bob scored some time ago that belongs to a friend of mine.
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Brian
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