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2020 Elk Hunt #8011315 10/15/20 06:32 PM
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Here are a few pics from my Northern New Mexico hunt this past weekend.

Rut was winding down but bulls were bugling like crazy. In the tent could hear bulls bugling all night. Hard to sleep!

Opening day was kind of a bummer, lots of hunters and campers and people riding around on ATV’s. But hey, in the elk woods on public land with my oldest on a beautiful day is hard to beat.

Second day was awesome, found a spot the only way to get to was over horrible blow down which kept out the road hunters and chased at least 6 bugling bulls all morning and didn’t see any other hunters. Could not connect for various reasons, swirling wind etc. but had a great time. Started heading back to the truck but still hunting into the wind. Spotted a bull standing behind some trees about 50 yards away, couldn’t see his antlers but had a clear shot behind the shoulder. Got setup on the sticks and had my son peek around the tree so he could make sure he was legal, his eyes got big and he gave me the thumbs up!

Fired, waited an hour and my son found him piled up about 60 yards away.

Packed and ready to go. (Blanton's in the duffle bag)
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Stopped at Herd's in Jacksboro.
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In a drought but beautiful weather
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Could not believe how big he was when I walked up on him!
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An ugly gun is not required to shoot an Elk
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A mile as the crow flies from the truck
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Headed home!
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Another Herd burger!
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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011327 10/15/20 06:38 PM
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Well done!! Great looking bull. up


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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011328 10/15/20 06:38 PM
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Well done and congrats!

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NIce bull and hamburger! What hunt unit were you in?


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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011432 10/15/20 07:41 PM
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Very very nice, Congratulations. up


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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011443 10/15/20 07:52 PM
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Love Love Love elk meat. Our lease tradition is to have elk burgers on opening rifle. One of the members scored so we'll be able to keep tradition alive for another year.

Congrats on the bull!

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Well done and congrats


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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011464 10/15/20 08:13 PM
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Envy, envy, envy

Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011476 10/15/20 08:29 PM
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Awesome hunt. And what is that beautiful gun you were carrying?

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Congrats!

Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011503 10/15/20 08:54 PM
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great story!

Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011522 10/15/20 09:03 PM
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Wow that's a heck of a nice Bull especially on public land, congrats to you and your son cheers Looks like a 6X6?

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up well done and beautiful bull !!!


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Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: Reata] #8011666 10/15/20 10:51 PM
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Like your style. Looking at your photos makes me want a Herd's burger, so I think I'll get one this weekend.

Congrats on a nice bull & photos.

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Congratulations. Forrest

Re: 2020 Elk Hunt [Re: 270Sendero] #8011760 10/16/20 12:05 AM
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Originally Posted by 270Sendero
Awesome hunt. And what is that beautiful gun you were carrying?



Thanks, it’s a Model 70 Supergrade in 300 Win Mag.

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Awesome hunt. And what is that beautiful gun you were carrying?



Thanks, it’s a Model 70 Supergrade in 300 Win Mag.


Classic rifle and cartridge for a classic hunt. Well done.

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Congratulations on your elk hunting success. Lots of fine eating and great memories.


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Very well done and great pictures. cheers


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Very nice, congrats

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Originally Posted by Creekrunner
Very well done and great pictures. cheers


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Great bull ~ Congratulations . up


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Great story and pictures. Thanks for sharing.


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