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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....................... ., once I got my heart to quit trying to jump out of my chest, ..............
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.

Looking forward to the pics.
 

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That's awesome!!!!

Congrats!
 

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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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Elk will test anyone's bow skills new or experience hunter they will push you. But there is nothing like hunting a bugling bull in rut. More then any other animal elk have a way of just not taking that one step more you need to take the shot.
 

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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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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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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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