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Offline Kooter

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My First Traditional ELK !!!
« on: October 17, 2007, 07:09:00 PM »


My streak of 5 consecutive years of missing shots at 6-point bull elk FINALLY ended.

66lb Bob Lee T/D Recurve ~ Grizzlystix ~ 125gr Magnus

Basic Story: Morning hunt alone. Foggy, sleet, elk bugling like crazy. Just got in front of the herd and let them walk into me. 5 cows and a bigger 6-point walked by within 20 yards (6pt #1 saw me), before this guy (6pt #2) stepped into my lane at 14 yards. Arrow stuck in him to the far side ribs. He ran 150 yards and piled up for a long dirt nap. Quick photos then off to work for the day. Two friends showed up at 8:30pm with all the necessary equipment (knives, saws, childrens' sleds, tallboys) for packing him the whopping 1/2 mile out. If memory serves we had him quartered and in the truck just after midnight (tallboy #4) as the sleet turned to snow and the roads went from "Muddy as Hell" to "Holy SH!!T Gumbo". By the next morning, we had 4 inches of snow covering central Montana and I had my first elk with my recurve.

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Offline Kooter

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2007, 07:10:00 PM »
Does anybody know how I can post my photos?  HELP PLEASE!  I have them posted on Photobucket and on my personal computer.

Offline dodgethis

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2007, 09:54:00 PM »
First of all, congratulations!!  Sounds like a morning that was just begging to be hunted!  I just posted pictures for the first time and under the main forum  I looked at the 'how to resources' that had a tutorial that was very helpful. If you already have tried that, then perhaps you could elaborate on your difficulties a little more and I am sure somebody would be willing to lend a word or two of advice.
I believe we choose the stick and string because extreme efforts and obstacles can and should be used to raise personal achievements to new heights and deeper meanings.

Offline kawika b

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2007, 05:07:00 AM »
Congrats bro,,, and with a little searchin here ya go!  
Nana ka maka;
ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
pa`a ka waha.

Observe with the eyes;
listen with the ears;
shut the mouth.

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Offline kawika b

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2007, 05:11:00 AM »
 and the other pic.
Nana ka maka;
ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
pa`a ka waha.

Observe with the eyes;
listen with the ears;
shut the mouth.

Thus one learns>>>------>TGMM Family of the Bow

Offline Kooter

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2007, 09:46:00 PM »
Kawika B - Thank You VERY much !!!!!!!!!  I really appreciate you posting the photos for me.

Enjoy the photos.  If any of you find yourselves in SW Montana, let me know.

Offline BigRonHuntAlot

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2007, 06:06:00 AM »
SWEET and Congrats  :thumbsup:
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Offline tomh

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2007, 07:25:00 AM »
Great story and congrats. Nice elk!

Offline nontypical

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2007, 09:08:00 PM »
CONGRATS  :thumbsup:  

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Offline Angus

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2007, 06:46:00 PM »
Ahh, Kooter, great elk!  Breathe the wind; drink the rain, bro!
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Offline AnointedArcher

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2007, 10:04:00 AM »
That's a dandy for sure, well done  :thumbsup:
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Offline Dirty Bill

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #11 on: December 19, 2007, 12:54:00 AM »
Good job.I've been on 4 elk hunts,and nevergot at shot at anything...except a snow shoe hare that I spotted hiding in the brush,it was easy to pack out..   :campfire:

Offline longbowben

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #12 on: December 19, 2007, 12:00:00 PM »
Congrats kooter  :thumbsup:
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Offline allanburden

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #13 on: December 20, 2007, 05:40:00 AM »
Congratulations.
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Offline Flatstick

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Re: My First Traditional ELK !!!
« Reply #14 on: December 20, 2007, 06:50:00 PM »
Congrats! Looks like it was worth the wait   :thumbsup:
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