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3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! #6005961 11/02/15 12:53 PM
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3rd rifle in southwest Colorado. This was my third attempt and first really good opportunity. What an awesome creature they are up close!

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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6005963 11/02/15 12:55 PM
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Congrats. Nice bull

Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6005964 11/02/15 12:56 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Chief Joe] #6005985 11/02/15 01:13 PM
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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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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6005998 11/02/15 01:22 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6006028 11/02/15 01:43 PM
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Good on ya, man! That's just a dream for a lot of folks.


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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6006059 11/02/15 02:03 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6006418 11/02/15 05:23 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested [Re: Joshmm] #6006430 11/02/15 05:27 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6006433 11/02/15 05:30 PM
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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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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6006831 11/02/15 08:50 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6006924 11/02/15 09:48 PM
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Congrats. Was this a self guided hunt.

Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6007272 11/03/15 12:56 AM
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Congrats on the success.



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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: bigjoe8565] #6007288 11/03/15 01:04 AM
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Yes sir. A group deal. Most have been hunting together here for 15 plus years.

Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6007298 11/03/15 01:08 AM
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Sweetness! Congrats on some great eats!

Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6007428 11/03/15 02:00 AM
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I'm certain the fact this was a self guided hunt makes it an even getter hunt.

For the record, I'm not knocking anyone who uses a guide.

Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6007467 11/03/15 02:12 AM
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Congrats on a beautiful bull

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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6008081 11/03/15 01:39 PM
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: tdecker22] #6010023 11/04/15 12:07 PM
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Congrats. Nice bull
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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6010058 11/04/15 12:42 PM
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Beautiful animal. Congratulations.


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Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6010081 11/04/15 12:58 PM
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Congrats on a well earned trophy up


Re: 3rd times the charm. First Elk harvested! [Re: Joshmm] #6011976 11/05/15 12:37 PM
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Thank you to all for the compliments. I left Colorado Tuesday morning and haven't been able to post. Got home early Wednesday morning. I dropped of two full 150 qt. coolers at the processor and they will have it ready later today! Just over 200 lbs. of boned meat after its all said and done.

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