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Offline Djfan

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #420 on: Oct 18, 2019, 07:02 AM »
I hate those )&#%)#(*% elk!!!!

What the heck does it take to down one????  I have spent six years, countless hours scouting, reading, etc., and too much money to get one.  I swear I am jinxed by the elk gods. 

Anyone have something I can learn from this?  I am besides myself trying to harvest one.  Un-fricken-believable how impossible it is for me to harvest an elk.

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #421 on: Oct 18, 2019, 09:44 AM »
I hate those )&#%)#(*% elk!!!!

What the heck does it take to down one????  I have spent six years, countless hours scouting, reading, etc., and too much money to get one.  I swear I am jinxed by the elk gods. 

Anyone have something I can learn from this?  I am besides myself trying to harvest one.  Un-fricken-believable how impossible it is for me to harvest an elk.

hahaha! Hi DJ I'd be more than happy to give you a few pointers in killing an elk if you'd like to PM me some questions you have. Besides that, a rule I live by (especially during rifle season) is to treat elk like those "dark seekers" in the movie I am legend. Seriously. Once elk feel pressure they hate the daylight. Be hiked in and to your predetermined spot as shooting light arrives. If you start your hunt after shooting light you're already behind the 8 ball. Stay out until you can't see anymore and walk back in the dark. It's amazing how many elk come out of hiding 5 minutes before shooting light ends.
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #422 on: Oct 18, 2019, 10:47 AM »
It took me a few years to get an elk and I grew up in Wy. I would add to what POK3s said hunt where the elk are, not where they were. They move in big circles in most areas not at random. While scouting you should be able to figure the loop out. Most of the time it takes about a week to 10 days. Fresh tracks and scat on the ground it where you should be hunting today. Keep at it after a while it will go off like a light bulb.
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #423 on: Dec 05, 2019, 10:22 AM »
Some nice animals!

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #424 on: Dec 06, 2019, 10:08 AM »
Since my 2019 hunting season is a wrap, here are the highlights!

General tag, archery bull elk. I hunted elk for 10 days before tagging this guy. I first saw him on September 1st and killed him on the 21st. 




I archery antelope hunted opening weekend and screwed up more times than I care to admit but did fill my doe tag.  My girlfriend loves antelope jerky and said we HAD to go back to kill another. We did in late October and during a winter storm warning. I missed this buck the day before and was able to find him again. Negative temps with 40 mph gusts...McKenzi stayed in the truck.





After hunting mule deer hard a few different extended weekends I ventured east to hunt whitetail with my girlfriend. She hates the cold and that morning was 5 degrees with a stiff wind. This is after I missed two different bucks. One was a great 5x5.



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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #425 on: Dec 06, 2019, 03:51 PM »
congratulations Trent- especially on that Bull as he's a big one~~
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #426 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:38 PM »
Way to go what a great season
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #427 on: Feb 24, 2020, 07:53 PM »
Nice animals

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #428 on: Sep 09, 2020, 07:07 AM »
If anyone in the sheridan area is in need of a pair of old skis for a sled build i have 2 extra pairs that were given to me for free that i could pass on

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #429 on: Dec 15, 2020, 04:00 PM »
Since it just feels wrong not to post here...Iím going to!

My favorite thing to do is hunt archery elk if thatís not obvious by now. I put in lots of time, passed up a handful of bulls and missed out on my chances at the big guys. Some years thatís how it goes! On opening day or rifle season I killed a small bull with my dad after he dumped a spike. It was an eventful morning and just flat out fun!





Thee golden gem was that I was able to get my fiancť on her first ever elk hunt where she was the one behind the gun. We hunted a place that opens a bit earlier than my usual tag so that she could get as much hunting time as she could in with her new job working at the middle school as a social worker. It rained like crazy that morning and as the storm broke we hit the trail. No more than a mile in and one of my bugles was answered. Hours later and making the right moves, I was able to bugle that bull into a mere 8 yards for her to have a slam dunk at her first elk. It was probably the most excited id ever been!








As far as myself...my real pride and joy this year was my Colorado deer hunt. I didnít have a lot of preference points built or anything like that. I did research, wanted to burn my points, and ended up going to a bucket list place just to say ďI hunted deer there!Ē It ended up being everything I wanted. I struggled, found bucks, passed up ďgoodĒ bucks and ended up with an awesome buck on day 7. It was a solo mission except a couple days I had a Colorado buddy in camp with me. Everyone else post up their hunting season/off topic happenings and letís officially turn the page to hardwater season!








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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #430 on: Dec 24, 2020, 10:23 AM »
Merry Christmas and a Happy New year, everyone stay safe on the hard water.

Tight Lines, Cargo


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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #431 on: Dec 25, 2020, 10:39 AM »
MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR
To you too Cargo and everyone

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #432 on: Dec 26, 2020, 12:12 AM »






Hi all. Long time no see. Hereís my 2 most memorable hunts for this year. The buck is 188. The bear has an 18.25Ē skull

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #433 on: Dec 26, 2020, 05:09 PM »
Awesome wyoboy!! Good stuff!!

Merry Christmas everybody!!
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #434 on: Dec 31, 2020, 11:05 PM »
Awesome work on that buck Trent!!!

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #435 on: Jan 01, 2021, 04:05 PM »
Well I had to end 2020 by having to put one of my pointers Patch down on the 31st.  The  vet would not do it without doing test that I really did not want and ended up charging me $400 to tell me my baby girl would not make it.  SUCKS
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #436 on: Jan 01, 2021, 04:30 PM »
Sorry to hear about Patch.  I know how bad that hurts the owner.  Been there, experienced that.

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #437 on: Jan 01, 2021, 04:44 PM »
Sorry to hear about your pointer olefish I lost my GSP 2years ago to cancer. Still hurts

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #438 on: Jan 01, 2021, 07:10 PM »
Sorry to hear about the loss always stinks to lose one if the pets.

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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #439 on: Jan 03, 2021, 07:42 PM »
I just lost my bird dog as well. 10 years old. It was tough! I feel your pain wayne! Sorry to hear about your loss!
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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #440 on: Mar 19, 2021, 09:47 AM »
Went in search of open water last weekend with the kiddo. Took some driving but found some fishable water and the daughter got to meet a big ol cutbow made the whole trip worth while.


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Re: Wyoming Off Topic Thread
« Reply #441 on: Mar 25, 2021, 05:59 PM »
awesome pic massNtrash! that's when they "get hooked!"

 



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