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1st Elk in Colorado #5369560 10/20/14 02:27 PM
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Well I must say that elk hunting is a lot harder than I thought. Got this 5x5 opening day of the first rifle season near Granby, CO. Took me three hours to skin, quarter, and haul all of him 125 yards from a meadow to a logging road. 14 trips total. We then put him on a buck cart and pushed it three miles back to the truck at 9500 ft altitude. I thought I was in half way decent shape until that moment. Wow! It was hard to breathe! Great trip and had alot of fun.



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Nothing wrong with that. Elk is on my bucket list


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Nice job! Got some great meat for the freezer and a set of horns too!

Yep, after you get an Elk down the hard work is just starting.


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Congrats!!

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Congrats.


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cheers


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Speed goat is at the top of my list, but elk is second. Congrats! Elk is T A S T Y!!!


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congrats on the full freezer

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Hard work but worth it. Congratulations.


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cheers Congrats!

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You did good.

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enjoy that good eating, thanks for sharing


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Good jobup. Very good eating banana


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I love Elk. My first was the same size. Hooked on elk now!


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Very Cool Congrats....That Meat will Spoil the crap out of you!

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I have learned one essential thing needed for elk hunting.
Horses!
After having them for most of my life on a ranch I decided years ago the only true use for a horse is hunting or navigating the mountain wilderness.

Congrats on the first elk. I hunted a lot of years up there before I took a bull.

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You happen to run into a guy by the name of Sneaky up on the mountain?

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