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#6492506 - 10/12/16 01:58 PM Group Elk Hunt Motivation
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
I thought I would post a few pics from my hunt in Northern NM.

It was raining off and on and was walking to the spot for the morning setup. Stopped and called and all of a sudden a bull screamed from about a 100 yards away! He started coming straight at me, breaking branches and making a hell of a racket. I got my rifle ready and saw him at about 60 yards but couldn't get a shot. He kept coming and at 42 yards shot him, he ran back the way he came and I heard him crash. I felt good about the shot (300 Win Mag), waited about 15 minutes and went to look for him. He's a mature 5X4. Not a huge trophy but I'm very happy with him.

Love the mountains but hope you are in shape, 9000 ft. is no joke!

Rifle ready

All Packed

Herdís Burger!

Border

Near Santa Rosa

Off Pavement

Aspens

Ice!

Hands on

As he lay

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#6492508 - 10/12/16 01:59 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
Getting to work

Really hard work!

Back home

Another Herdís Burger!

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#6492522 - 10/12/16 02:06 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
Justin T Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 09/23/09
Posts: 5808
Loc: Austin
How dare you! That's the same picture for both burgers!

Nice job on the elk. up
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#6492526 - 10/12/16 02:07 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
chital_shikari Offline
Minor in training

Registered: 08/03/11
Posts: 11397
Loc: Katy, TX
coolpics up

How did you pack him out? Like what pack/frame did you use or just rough it with quarters over your back/shoulder, lol
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#6492548 - 10/12/16 02:22 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: chital_shikari]
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
Mystery Ranch Crew Cab. I use the lid as a day pack. Luckily it was not a tough pack out.

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#6492643 - 10/12/16 03:34 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
Eyesofahunter Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 01/11/15
Posts: 181
Loc: Hill Country of Texas
Congrats on the hunt, I leave a week from Friday hoping for similar result.

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#6492659 - 10/12/16 03:42 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
PMK Offline
Extreme Tracker

Registered: 09/10/12
Posts: 4979
Loc: Central TX (Gtown/Austin)
clap upwell done!
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#6492701 - 10/12/16 04:12 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
CitySlickerHunter Offline
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Registered: 04/01/06
Posts: 3573
Loc: Tarrant County,TX
CONGRATS!!!!!! What rifle & ammo did you use? food
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#6492750 - 10/12/16 04:37 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Reata]
Creekrunner Offline
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 10/19/12
Posts: 7223
Loc: Bexar/Gillespie, hunt Terrell
Great pictures. You let them do the talkin'. Well done sir. And congratulations. Where's Herd's? I've probably passed it and didn't even know it. I'll make it a point to stop, if you enlighten me.
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#6492776 - 10/12/16 04:51 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Creekrunner]
Theringworm Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 326
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Great pictures. You let them do the talkin'. Well done sir. And congratulations. Where's Herd's? I've probably passed it and didn't even know it. I'll make it a point to stop, if you enlighten me.


Jacksboro, TX. If you blink you will miss it. It's tucked just back off the main drag there on the West side of the street.


Edited by Theringworm (10/12/16 04:51 PM)

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#6492809 - 10/12/16 05:14 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Creekrunner]
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
Originally Posted By: Creekrunner
Great pictures. You let them do the talkin'. Well done sir. And congratulations. Where's Herd's? I've probably passed it and didn't even know it. I'll make it a point to stop, if you enlighten me.


Thanks CR. Yes, as Theringworm says, it's in Jacksboro in an old house. I usually stop on the way to and from whitetail hunting. It's worth a stop!

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#6492816 - 10/12/16 05:16 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: Justin T]
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
Originally Posted By: Justin T
How dare you! That's the same picture for both burgers!

Nice job on the elk. up


You caught me! ;-) I was too tired to take any more pictures. Slept for 10 hours when I got back and thinking about doing it again.

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#6492821 - 10/12/16 05:20 PM Re: Group Elk Hunt Motivation [Re: CitySlickerHunter]
Reata Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 10/23/08
Posts: 74
Originally Posted By: CitySlickerHunter
CONGRATS!!!!!! What rifle & ammo did you use? food


Win Model 70, 300 Win Mag 180 grain Federal Trophy Copper. Setup and practiced for long range, did not expect to shoot him at bow range.

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