TomKat-That just means you dont want to hunt elk.
PTROOFER FTFOWLER- I invited your lazy crippled ass to come on over. Work is for people who cant find time to hunt!
You get your plane ticket for DE yet?
Opening night I had a decent bull come in silent and unbeknownst to me stand looking at me at 35 yards. I didnt see him until I stood up.
I passed up a 280ish 6x6 broadside at 30 yards second sunday of the season thinking I was going to get a crack at the much bigger herd bull pushing him away from the herd..not! This one still hurts. LOL
I passed up a couple smaller bulls the second week but had a lot of fun playing with them. All of them were 40 yards or less.
On last Thur I called in a lone 6x bull that was just big, and flubbed a 28 yard broadside shot. Found both 1/2s of my arrow with only the middle 12" with blood, I figure I hit him through the very top of his back. Followed his tracks for 500 yards and looked for 3 days, nothing. Only thing I can figure is I kissed a branch or something with the arrow. At first I thought I had shot over him. Couldnt figure out how since I had ranged the opening and he was closer than the ranged bush.
Last Sat night I passed up what I thought was a med 5x5 at 40 and at full draw at 38. At the time I didnt want to pack him out of the hole I was in 5 miles to my 4wheeler. Turned out I under estimated him. He walked out again in the wide open at 70 and he was bigger than I thought and really wide. I would have put him at 45" wide and all around allot bigger than I thought. He was as big frame wise as the 275 bull I took 2 years ago and wider.
On Sun night, I called in and passed up a medium/large caucasian with a smaller (satellite I guess) caucasian following closly along at about 45 yards. They both had trophy class camo paint on and came in very nice. I think the big one shat a little when I said "hey" to stop them. Best part was they came in from way up on the mountian all the way to the bottom. LOL
Last night I had a big 310-315ish herd bull sucker me into climbing 1500 feet verticle up the side of the mountian. At one point I had him at 60 yrds for almost 5 min, but he was facing away raking sagbrush and would never turn and give me a shot. After that he never came any closer than maybe 75-80 yards.
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing