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Old 09-06-2008, 01:12 PM
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It was Sept. 4th, 4 days into to the archery elk and mule season, and after work I decided to go and sit on a water hole, that we had checked the day before and the elk had been hitting it hard. By 6:00pm I was set up perfectly down wind and about 40 yards from the water, I ranged 4 points, the edge of the water closes to me 38 yards, the left edge 40 yards, the right edge 45 yards, and the far edge 51 yards.
This water hole had sign all over and you could see where a bull had been wallowing. It was almost 7:00pm and I was already wishing I had brought a book or something to do, I have all ways had a hard time sitting water holes, I just don't like it, I always like to get out there and try to make something happen, but being this early in the rut sitting is the best way to get a chance at nice bull.
7:00pm and I am half way through a small bag of roasted almonds, when I heard branches breaking up on the ridge! what ever it was it was big! and there was more then just one! Just about the time I got to my knees ready to shoot, 3 cow elk with 2 caves came out from the trees on a run! They ran right into the water, as soon as they got to the water the bull came out running in toe and right into the water! He looked huge! and he was quartering way from me perfectly and right at 40 yards.
I slowly drew back my bow and laid my 40 yard pin on him drawing a line to his opposite front shoulder settled in and let it fly! The arrow made a perfect landing right where I wanted it! the bull and cows flow 20 yards up the steep bank and stopped looking around in confusment, then the front lags of the bull started to give out, the bull went down and then rolled down the other side of the bank!! HE'S DOWN !!! he is down! I thought to myself, I could not stand myself, I could not believe it!!!!.. The cows stood their for about 2 mins and then they just walked off, I knew he was down, but I still gave him 20min which felt like 20 hours! and then I eased up over the ban to find him laying at the bottom and he was a big bull down!!!
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:29 PM
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Old 09-06-2008, 01:30 PM
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OMG, Kress!!!!! THAT IS A FREAKING MONSTER!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is so awesome!!!!!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:18 PM
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How did ya get him out of there. Quarter him and tote 1 piece at a time? Or could ya get a trow truck to him? Don't look like he'd fit in a pickup bed!
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Old 09-06-2008, 02:41 PM
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awesome bull,great job b4b.Any idea what he would score?Now you have me pumped for my elk trip in 2 weeks.

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Old 09-06-2008, 03:13 PM
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Thinks guys!

Ya we were able to get the truck to him, and we had to cut off the hind quorters and even then the 4 of us had a Very Very Very Hard time getting him into the truck!

We scored him at 361 1/2 green!
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Old 09-06-2008, 04:11 PM
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Way to go Kress!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy for you bud! That thing is HUGE!!!!!!!!! Again Awesome job buddy!
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:18 PM
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Out-frickin-standing!!!!! I am 0-6 on elk but I'm gonna' keep trying!!!

Great job
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Old 09-06-2008, 06:24 PM
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What a beautiful bull!!! Way to go!!!!
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Great Job bud!!!!!

Congrats....
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