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#6534103 - 11/08/16 09:02 PM 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success!
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Registered: 12/23/11
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Loc: Forney, TX
Got it done today on day 4. After 3 days of seeing nothing but turkeys, this morning I set up in a valley over looking a meadow. Out of no where 1000 yards away right at day light I spotted 3 bulls. I took off on foot leaving behind my binoculars and all kinds of other stuff and moved quickly and as quiet as possible. The biggest was a 4x4 and he was already half way up the mountain. I got on my belly rested my 7mm on a tree stump and took a 250 yard shot shooting up hill and nailed him quartering away. He ran 200 yards and dropped. My first ever elk hunt was a success. Addicted now I would say even though I walked 5000 miles it seems!

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#6534197 - 11/08/16 09:30 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
LandPirate Offline
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Registered: 08/18/09
Posts: 11035
Loc: Buda
Congrats. That's a huge accomplishment.
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#6534250 - 11/08/16 09:48 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 4208
Loc: Hamilton
Congrats
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#6534334 - 11/08/16 10:18 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
Theringworm Offline
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Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 516
Loc: Midland, TX
Strong work sir. A major accomplishment. Congrats.

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#6534373 - 11/08/16 10:27 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 04/20/11
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Loc: Wise County Texas
Great job! persistence and staying in the field pay's off up
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#6534494 - 11/08/16 10:59 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 11/24/13
Posts: 856
Loc: West Texas
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#6534801 - 11/09/16 12:43 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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#6534814 - 11/09/16 12:49 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 04/01/06
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Loc: Tarrant County,TX
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#6535311 - 11/09/16 09:30 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Congrats!
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#6535365 - 11/09/16 09:52 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: redchevy]
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Registered: 11/05/14
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
Congrats!


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#6535383 - 11/09/16 09:59 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 03/09/09
Posts: 2843
Congratulations, that is a real achievement.

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#6535391 - 11/09/16 10:01 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 06/09/08
Posts: 1126
Loc: Allen, Tx
Congrats

Im up here hunting 74/75 and have only seen 1 heard, of course they were on private land.

Got a few more days.
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#6537659 - 11/10/16 01:31 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
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Registered: 08/25/06
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Loc: Azle,Tx /Hunt ?
That'll work......... up
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#6537748 - 11/10/16 02:27 PM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
Redskins4ever Offline
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Registered: 01/28/16
Posts: 30
Great job. That is definitely something I want soon.

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#6541254 - 11/13/16 09:44 AM Re: 3rd season- Rifle Colorado Elk Hunt Success! [Re: Hartca]
scdogman Online   content
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Registered: 11/12/10
Posts: 222
Congrats Hartca on th bull.

I spotted my cow while sitting on a ridge. She was alone which was odd, but I got a glimpse of brown then lost it. Reappeared at 280 yards and the 270 win with 150 partition dropped her right there. Funny thing, I went down and couldn't find her. We looked and looked. I had to go back up the ridge and direct my buddies to her. I was almost 300 yards off.

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