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Offline DTP

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Shoot or pass?
« on: December 01, 2017, 08:42:58 PM »



You've snuck your way up to a meadow edge and have a few elk out in front of you. 
The wind is in your face, but it's been a little swirly earlier in the day. 

This bull is 26 yards away and you're not sure what general direction he will be heading. 

Given the current position, are you shooting or passing? 

Bow hunters?
Rifle hunters?

If you do shoot, where are you aiming?


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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 10:01:17 PM »
For me I'm not shooting the bull with my bow. The big old cow might be in trouble with a meat hunter behind my bow.😉

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 08:41:52 AM »
For the bull, I'm shooting! I'd aim just up a little bit up into the dark mane and to the left of center to avoid the breast plate. But 26 yards as you have suggested is about the max that I would try this shot.

If a cow tag is all I have in my pocket, either one of the cows would work. I'd aim just behind the crease in the lower third of the body. P.S. I'm not a fan of the so called "V" shot placement! The "V" is a good killing shot but why waste a perfectly good shoulder roast!!!! :lol:

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 03:18:11 PM »
 Archery - For me not having experience in the frontal shot and having a softball size target 26 yards is to far. If it was under 15 I would shoot. Right now I'm playing the waiting game to see if I can get a broadside or quartering away.

Don't own a rifle so hes safe from me.

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 04:32:32 PM »
8 into the dark main dead center. Doesnt matter if its a ViperTrick or Scirocco out of the .300 SAUM, that bulls in trouble.
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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 06:57:22 PM »
Rifle: If I had the tags I shoot all 3... ;-) ;-) Not really but the bull would be in trouble...

Archery: Back in the day when I shot a lot I'd most likely put one in the tennis ball of the bull...
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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2017, 08:58:41 AM »
Holding on the bow, tad too far for frontal.  Rifle would be game over.

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2017, 07:01:57 PM »
Rifle is a definite, arrow Im pretty confident I would shoot but that would be based on the fact that I had been practicing a lot and that my nerves were steady. If I had any doubt Id either not shoot or take one of the cows.

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #8 on: December 03, 2017, 07:32:54 PM »
Archery, Im shooting that left cow first.
Then, Ill cow call/bugle real quick to stop the bull and shoot him too :)

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2017, 07:38:49 PM »
Archery, Im shooting that left cow first.
Then, Ill cow call/bugle real quick to stop the bull and shoot him too :)

Id laugh if I hadnt seen you do it before!

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2017, 07:19:25 PM »
I would shoot the cow on the left and fill the freezer.
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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2017, 07:49:29 PM »
Thump!  Dead bull.  I shot my bull this year from almost that exact same angle from 35 yds.  Love frontals

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #12 on: December 11, 2017, 04:42:18 AM »
I'd shoot....if I had a bow. Lol

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #13 on: December 21, 2017, 09:48:44 PM »
My arrow is already on it's way !!

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Re: Shoot or pass?
« Reply #14 on: December 28, 2017, 11:33:19 AM »
Dead elk...... :-D
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