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#6005961 - 11/02/15 06:53 AM 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested!
Joshmm Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 98
Loc: Seguin, Tx




3rd rifle in southwest Colorado. This was my third attempt and first really good opportunity. What an awesome creature they are up close!


Edited by Joshmm (11/02/15 06:56 AM)

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#6005963 - 11/02/15 06:55 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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Registered: 12/22/09
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Loc: Emory,TX
Congrats. Nice bull
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#6005964 - 11/02/15 06:56 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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cheers Story?
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#6005985 - 11/02/15 07:13 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Chief Joe]
Joshmm Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
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Loc: Seguin, Tx
I saw a bigger bull Saturday morning at 8 am but he skirted inside the tree line and never gave me a shot. One of the other guys shot that bull on Saturday evening below where I was set up. I thought for sure I'd seen my opportunity come and go. Another friend set up about 500 yds to my right on Sunday morning to cover the part of the field I couldn't see. He shoots right at legal shooting light and again I'm feeling a little unlucky. Fortunately the bull he shot had 5 cows and another bull with him. They must have circled back down and around because my bull walked out about an hour later. 300 yds and facing me. Looked a little spooky so I took the shot at his chest. He took a Barnes 180 grain TTSX (30-06) to his front right shoulder, ran about 50 yds into some trees and began to destroy some dirt and tree limbs. He took another 2 shots before giving up. They sure can take some punishment.


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#6005998 - 11/02/15 07:22 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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#6006028 - 11/02/15 07:43 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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Good on ya, man! That's just a dream for a lot of folks.
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#6006059 - 11/02/15 08:03 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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#6006418 - 11/02/15 11:23 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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#6006430 - 11/02/15 11:27 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm]
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#6006433 - 11/02/15 11:30 AM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm]
Western Offline
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Great job, never give up. I still get amazed every time I walk up to one, they are a big, beautiful animal.
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#6006831 - 11/02/15 02:50 PM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm]
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You earned it. Congrats
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#6006924 - 11/02/15 03:48 PM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm]
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Registered: 06/30/08
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Congrats. Was this a self guided hunt.

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#6007272 - 11/02/15 06:56 PM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm]
Michael W. Offline
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Registered: 11/22/10
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Congrats on the success.
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#6007288 - 11/02/15 07:04 PM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: bigjoe8565]
Joshmm Offline
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Registered: 11/13/12
Posts: 98
Loc: Seguin, Tx
Yes sir. A group deal. Most have been hunting together here for 15 plus years.

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#6007298 - 11/02/15 07:08 PM Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm]
chital_shikari Offline
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: Katy, TX
Sweetness! Congrats on some great eats!
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