Took a Break from Bird Huntin

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Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby AverageGuy » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:41 am

Bugling Bull Elk coming to a call are a kick.

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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby orhunter » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:56 am

I think your trophy wall is going to get a little cramped. How will he chew? Being pre-rut, I'd expect him to be better than post.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby carramrod » Wed Sep 23, 2020 12:32 pm

That definitely looks like something I need to be doing...
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby jlw034 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:20 pm

Nice Royal AG!

Tell us about the shot.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby MadMax » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:20 pm

wow congrats, great animal.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby Dmog » Wed Sep 23, 2020 1:59 pm

Very nice. My heart would have been pounding for sure. Did you get him cooled down pretty quickly? My buddy shot one this time of year in MT and by the time he got it loaded in pickup and ice in the chest and into the processor, about 1hr and 15 minutes. 15 minutes was stopping by my house to show me what I missed out on by not going with him that morning, he lost about 25% of the shoulder meat to spoilage. Just curious how you made out.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby Steve Anker » Wed Sep 23, 2020 3:17 pm

Yeoooooooowzzza......

Nice Bull.... 8)
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby J D Patrick » Thu Sep 24, 2020 6:16 am

congrats AG!
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:47 pm

The Bull came to some sparse cow mews on a string. Stopped and bugled at around 75 yards, stood looking in the cover where the call was coming from and then started walking fast again right towards the call. I was ranging him as he came. My setup was not great, with sparse cover, so I let him get past me. He stopped at 40 yards and I drew but his vitals were covered by a juniper. I held to the forward side of the juniper and when he started walking again I cut the arrow loose as his chest came into my 40 yard pin. The ViperTrick broadhead blew through him, the bull wheeled and ran over the contour in the open ridgetop above me. He bedded about 75 yards down the slope in the nearest cover he came to and died.

I have not eaten any of this bull yet as I am still working on 2018's bull, but I expect he will be good quality meat as all the prior ones have been.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby jlw034 » Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:59 pm

You're stone cold AG
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby orhunter » Thu Sep 24, 2020 1:19 pm

Thanks for the story.

Viper makes quite an assortment, which one were you using? A point that punches clear through an elk is a good one. They just made mechanicals legal in Oregon, dumb move in my opinion. Being an old fart, I never understood their purpose.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 5:27 pm

The Broadhead I use for Elk is the ViperTrick made by SlickTrick.

It is a 4 blade head, replaceable blades, the main two go to the tip for a cut to the tip max penetration design and the other two are bleeder blades. Just shy of 2 inches of cutting surface, extremely sharp (sharpest of anything I have tested), very sturdy, very accurate.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby RowdyGSP » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:01 pm

That's a phenomenal bull and one heck of a hunt. Congrats again... now get back to the business at hand... Bird hunting.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby AverageGuy » Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:10 pm

Headed to SD on Sunday. Looking Forward to it.
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Re: Took a Break from Bird Huntin

Postby J D Patrick » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:58 am

AverageGuy wrote:The Broadhead I use for Elk is the ViperTrick made by SlickTrick.

It is a 4 blade head, replaceable blades, the main two go to the tip for a cut to the tip max penetration design and the other two are bleeder blades. Just shy of 2 inches of cutting surface, extremely sharp (sharpest of anything I have tested), very sturdy, very accurate.



I like slicktrick heads,,,
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