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SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw #8425595 10/21/21 06:11 PM
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Had a great time at Elephant Mountain WMA. Staff were great, plenty of info and assistance. Helped me immensely. Scouted for about 3 hrs and put two blinds up over water. Heard one feller holler out "dont waste time putting up blinds, you'll waste time", well...You can spot more mulies/deer if you move around and glass then spot/stalk if you see something. To me that is ok if you do it early morning and maybe mid to late afternoon, but your odds of blowing the stalk or jumping game and messing up your area are greater than if you still hunt over feed/water or travel corridor(pinch point). I chose water close to good cover or ease of escape up mountain with most and recent animal sign. I sat at a small ground stock tank that had the freshest sign I saw in regards to deer/elk tracks. It paid off the first evening. My shot was a little high for my liking but he came in just as I hoped with my set up. maybe 18 yard shot. My blind was up against an old big willow tree. He stopped and looked at me when he got in the water and I didn't wait. My game camera got a picture of him just prior to him stopping and looking at me.(Last picture is game trail pic). He went total about 40 yards into a deep drainage with the tallest sunflowers and Johnson grass out there.. pain in the a$$. 5 ppl to load him onto the truck and back to the cooler. Thank goodness they installed this. 3 hours for my methodical quartering. Back home now and feel a little rested. No one else scored from what I was told. Cant wait to get a draw on the gun there and finally get a nice mulie.

*Cross bow (Centerpoint Sniper 370) with 325 grn. Bloodsport 20" bolt, topped with 100 grn. Dead Ringer Hyper Strike braodhead and a Nocturnal Launchpad lighted nock did the trick.

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Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425616 10/21/21 06:28 PM
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Real nice!


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Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425637 10/21/21 06:46 PM
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sweet! congrats..

Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425638 10/21/21 06:55 PM
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Congratulations!

Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425672 10/21/21 07:28 PM
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We are all impressed. Great job!!!


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Congratulations! That is awesome

Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425749 10/21/21 08:43 PM
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That’s great!

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Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425802 10/21/21 09:34 PM
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Outstanding!


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Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8425859 10/21/21 10:37 PM
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Great job, real nice Bull, big congrats up


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Re: SUCCESS!! At Elephant Mountain WMA 2021 Archery draw [Re: safdm44] #8426135 10/22/21 03:20 AM
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Beautiful bull. Great job!

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You made the right call to hunt the waterhole. That beast is huge.
Well done.

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Congrats that’s fantastic and a beautiful area

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Congrats on a great hunt and critter in a beautiful area of Texas.


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Originally Posted by BigLou
sweet! congrats..


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LTD dude. I'd say sitting on water in a hot desert is a classic technique. Good move. Congrats on a great animal and experience.

Did you see the bighorns? I did a college field trip out there, and we got to go up the mountain and see the bighorns.

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I just find a whole lot of awesomeness in this thread.

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Cool story, thanks for sharing.

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What a great time!

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Congratulations safdm44. Great pictures. Great writeup. Thanks for sharing

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Originally Posted by goosebuster
LTD dude. I'd say sitting on water in a hot desert is a classic technique. Good move. Congrats on a great animal and experience.

Did you see the bighorns? I did a college field trip out there, and we got to go up the mountain and see the bighorns.



Those were the first things I saw when glassing high.. Saw 5 really big ones, one really old broomed one wide curl and big!

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Great job on a dream hunt!


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