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ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM #5941925 09/23/15 02:51 AM
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Well..... My first hunt, my first day, my first call, and thats right, my first ELK!!!!
Ethan with Bar X Bar is a very knowledgeable guide with access to some great country and a great lodge. I have been blessed to hunt some awesome places around the world and harvest great trophies, and i can tell you if you want a good shot at some good elk hunting check him out.

Well since this is not an ad, i would like to share my hunt. Showed up to some definite elk country late Tuesday (9/15) night in the middle of the Santa Fe National Forest. Pumped about my first elk hunt, but i guess more pumped to not be at work and be out west. Woke up next morning, not knowing what to expect. Walked up the first ridge after about a mile of walking and a few empty calls, WE GOT A RESPONSE!! Little did i know what was to come. After closing in the distance, my guide which we called GOAT (cause he could walk up hill for days with out breaking a sweat) said get your bow its about to happen. Hit his last bugle and the bull popped out making a B line for what he then though was a satellite bull and maybe some of his cows. I set up next to a pine tree and quickly range a tree where i though he would walk near. Luckly he was a few yards past it. I drew my bow when he walked past the thickest part of the walk and waited for my window to meet the bull. Took the shot at 35 yards and the rest is history. I could not be more pumped about my first bull and my time with some great people. Spent a week with one of my best buddies chasing elk and met John (BOBO the clown) and Brian also forum members. John also got a dandy of a bull. Want to thank God first and then Ethan for a great hunt and great service.







Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5941968 09/23/15 03:10 AM
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Congrats!


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942007 09/23/15 03:49 AM
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Congrats, nothing like that first bull.


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942008 09/23/15 03:50 AM
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Congrats on a great bull

Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942015 09/23/15 03:54 AM
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Great hunt, great reward, nothing better, congratulations up


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942078 09/23/15 09:26 AM
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Congrats on a lot of "first":!! Super bull even if it was number 10, good job.


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942148 09/23/15 11:36 AM
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congrats on your first bull! if you didn't already know it is so hard to be successful at Elk and especially with a bow. you got it done first day which is awesome! I didn't get my first Elk until 20th day of hard hunting and that was no mistakes or misses on my part.

Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: sparrish8] #5942151 09/23/15 11:43 AM
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Congrats on a great bull


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5942303 09/23/15 01:27 PM
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Congratulations and thanks for sharing some great pictures!!!

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Congrats! I leave Friday to meet up with Ethan and put his dogs to work chasing bears. Looking forward to it.



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Congrats, yal must not know how to smile, I'd be grining from ear to ear


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Awesome!

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Awesome! up

Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: GOLDSTEIN] #5943020 09/23/15 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted By: GOLDSTEIN
Congrats! I leave Friday to meet up with Ethan and put his dogs to work chasing bears. Looking forward to it.


Saw a bear and few fresh bear sign. Couple of fresh prints and scat!

Thanx to everyone. Was an animal that represented the west to me and always wanted to hunt. NOW IM HOOKED!!!!
Wait until BOBO post his. He had a good hunt also. Should be getting back today.


Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5943061 09/23/15 08:54 PM
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Way to go !!!!

Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: STJS45] #5943238 09/23/15 10:43 PM
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Congrats, it took me 4 seasons to get my first.


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Great elk


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Super, thanks for sharing!

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Great bull again and it was an absolute pleasure sharing camp with you guys!!!


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Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: BOBO the Clown] #5943647 09/24/15 02:50 AM
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Great bull again and it was an absolute pleasure sharing camp with you guys!!!


Same to you guys! Lets check out your Bull!! and Brian, how he finish?


Re: ELK Success - First Day / First Kill!!! Bar X Bar / Pecos NM [Re: LuckyHunter] #5943692 09/24/15 03:11 AM
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Great hunt, great reward, nothing better, congratulations up


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Congratulations. Great story. Thanks for sharing.

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