Tbt Elk hunting 1980 to 2022 North Idaho 43rd Elk Season Complete

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Ross

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Continued to move up the hill to his elevation without calling and just listening and checking the wind…now up to his line gave a bugle over my shoulder and he answered about 125 out and at same elevation. Continued to check wind and move up as I could see the visbiliit’s opened up the higher I went….he bugled again at about 100 so I froze and he did as well…having played this game 100s of times I could see him but couldn’t…standing scanning listening and checking the air…. i then saw him go behind a tree then stop again….obscured…same game he is listening and looking for recognition…all the while I’m checking the wind and it is now about 11:15 sun is starting to filter in and can feel a subtle change uphill…having had this happen so many times and almost thrown my bow many 🤣 it was time to bugle so I turned bugled quickly downhill and he immediately cut me off and I saw him coming and that he was a bull I wanted. In and out of the timber he came safety off and remember the cross hairs coming down his neck and settling on his chest at 42 yds steep uphill as he froze looking.,…this frontal I’ve taken many times with a rifle 🥰 at the recoil scanning nothing, another round in move quick uphill and there he is🥰. The last few years I’ve let several bulls go in this otc unit waiting for next solid 6 so it was a bull that was caped and either his antlers will go on the wall or a Montana bull who I did not save the cape on..back to the zoleo was able to make contact with two young friends for packing along with Brian and one arrived that night the other the next morning…Tendy dinner in the tent that night. I learned to elk call in the 80s a lot of self learning trial and error..i will always call and in this wolf country if I can find one that wants to play then game on👊🤙🥰
 

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Idaho4x4Bronco

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Incredible how consistant you are in wolf and grizz country, especially considering it's all the same unit. We saw some really massive wolf tracks today in the alders 😐

Incredible story, love following along 😎
 

Randle

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Way to go Ross. Thats a great bull. I love your resolve to kill good herd bulls. Man with a mission . Congrats
 
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Coach529

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Thanks for sharing, what an awesome story!!

I admire you guy who get it done every year, I have yet to put it all together!!

Congrats!!
 

Geewhiz

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Freaking awesome. Your buddy Brian looks like he could throw the whole thing over his shoulders and lug it out in one piece!
 

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That photo with the antlers on the log with the sunset behind is frame-able.
 
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