phutch30 wrote:Not exactly what I said. LOL I said Id shoot a cow before shooting a small bull. I looked over about 70 bulls up there last week. Saw a couple I shoulda gone after and went after 1 that gave me the slip. Heading back Tue night for another week.
phutch30 wrote:I probably counted a few of them twice as we glassed a couple of the same areas on differnt days. But the bull to cow ratio up there is 45:100, so you see a ton of bulls in relation to the number of elk.
phutch30 wrote:If there was a chance for Murphy to screw me this last week he took full advantage. On Mon morn I had a bull that was well over 350 (as welll as another 350+ and 2 in the 340s in my scope at 286 yards that didnt come home. I had an army helicopter blow 18 bulls including the same 2 350 bulls 340 bulls from 2 days prior to the 4 winds. I had a cow hunter drive in to retrieve his elk at 130pm and blow out 11 bulls including a pig of a 320+ 5x5 that I wanted, as I was sneaking in on them. Factor in the temperature swings from 20-40 degrees, melting snow and super crunchy snow folled by degrading roads culmulating with me getting my truck buried in mud on Sun morn all equals a frustrating 8 days. I lost 7lbs in 8 days. To say my feet covered some ground would be an understatment.
Saw over 100 bulls though. But, Im soooo sick of elk hunting!!!!!!!
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