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 Post subject: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:16 pm 
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Monday morning my brothers long awaited (22years) Limited Entry hunt for elk started. He has been scouting the area like a mad man and had found 4-5 bulls that were first day shooters.

We packed in Sunday night about a mike and a half and set up our spike camp. We had bulls bugling all around us the entire night.

As the sunlight began to lighten the skies we were up and ready. We picked out the closest gnarly growling bull and went after him.

A short time later we spotted cows. He was screaming his guts out but we could not see him. With the wind right, we closed in to 83 yards.

Suddenly he popped into view chasing a cow. As quickly as he appeared he was swallowed up in the new growth quakie trees.

He appeared again and paused in a perfect shooting lane exposing his head, neck, and about 5 ribs behind his shoulder.

My brother shot and the bull dropped in his tracks rolling down the draw. The years of waiting ended at 7:39 am. But then the work started! Luckily we had horses lined up which made quick work of him once we had him ready.

He was shooting my CVA Accura MR. 300 gr. Hornady XTP MG and 70 gr. By weight BH 209 and CCI primers. It is deadly on deer and it did an amazing job on this bull as well!

Shot was high shoulder with no exit. I did not recover the bullet unfortunately.
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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 6:36 pm 

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He tagged a beautiful bull. His hard work definitely paid off. Congratulations.

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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 7:10 pm 
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Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:02 pm 

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Wow. Awesome!


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 9:18 am 

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That is fantastic! Way to go.

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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:27 pm 
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Impressive!

What state?


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 2:27 pm 
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Thanks! This is a Utah bull.


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:59 pm 
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Congrats to your brother and all involved! Magnificent animal! CL

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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Sat Sep 26, 2020 12:50 pm 

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Beautiful area - and some good eatin' in that elk - :-) Enjoy!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:53 am 

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A beauty, for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:02 am 

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Dang that is incredible!


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:06 pm 

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Beautiful bull - congrats


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:10 pm 

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That's a nice one! I have one of those ml and going to try that powder in it this year. Dan.


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 Post subject: Re: Muzzy Elk
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 2:47 pm 

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Congratulations very nice Elk.


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