USA: BOWHUNT: First Roosevelt Bull Elk

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    10 or 12 years ago Elk started showing up on my farm coming out of Cascade foothills. I'm a rifle hunter hunted Rocky Mtn Elk for years shot several Bulls. The years I didn't draw my normal Rocky Mtn Elk unit I would hunt these Elk at home trying to catch them on my Farm, BUT about 2-3 days before rifle season the Elk would go back into foothills. My wife and daughters had killed several Cow Elk over the years.
    3 seasons ago I decided if I was going to kill one of these Bulls I would have to learn how to shoot a Bow. My son in law is a bow hunter so he helped me with learning to shoot. When Bow season came around that year I had several close encounters but something always went wrong (Typical I find with Bow Hunting) I had a huge Bull within 10 yds but he wouldn't take that last step from behind a tree, but luckily I had my son in law on the escape route son in law MISSED UGH.
    2014 season I drew my Rocky Mtn Elk Tag no luck for me but son in law kills 3 pt Bull on my farm.
    2015 season back hunting on my farm my son in law Double Lungs a Nice 5 pt Bull the first week of season. I hunted Elk for 26 mornings and 10 or so evening hunts out of a 30 day season missed 3 Bulls, mistakes on my part, theres a lot to remember with shooting a Bow (Typical I find with Bow Hunting) I called a 5 pt in on the last Thursday of the season, once I got my heart to quit trying to jump out of my chest, and did everything I was supposed to I shot the Bull. It got dark on us we retrieved the Bull the next morning on neighbors in the Blackberry bushes. I had another Buddy hunting with me also he had a couple close encounters but never got to shoot.

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    I will post pics later
     

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    Now that is Typical of Bow Hunting. :A Try:

    Congratulations on your long fought success. :A Yell:
     
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    Way to hang in there, looking forward to the pics!
     

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    Congratulations.

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    That's awesome!!!!

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    The 3 P's of bow hunting, practice , patience , persistence.
    Good for you the persistence paid off . Forrest
     

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    Yeah Bow hunting is definitely a rush! And it does seems like when something can go wrong it will go wrong! Congrats and look forward to seeing the pictures!!
     

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    My Willamette Valley Bull Elk
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    Son in Laws Bull

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    This is how you load Bulls in Farm Country first Bull I didn't have to pack out on my back
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    I'm a little tech challenged not sure why son in laws pic is small
     

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    BIGGER BRAGGING RIGHTS ! LOL ! Congrats. to you both .
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    Fixed. :) Thanks for sharing.
     

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    Thanks Jerome
     

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    Congrats on some awesome bulls. A bull elk is one animal that I haven't been able to kill yet. Someday....
     

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    Thats awesome!
     

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    Awesome!!! I was looking at Roosevelt elk hunts last night on the web. Very cool little bulls they are and quite unique, I tend to be a subspecies guy and enjoy hunting the less common stuff. Congrats to both of you, excellent Bulls!
     

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    Roosevelts are larger bodied but smaller antlered than their rocky mountain cousins.
     
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