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North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« on: July 26, 2019, 02:29:48 PM »
Hello Everyone!


New to this site, but not the world of elk hunting. I believe my brother is running around here somewhere as well.


I have gone on 3 archery elk hunts with our group the last three years, and this fall I will be trying to fill my once in a lifetime ND bull elk tag (E3 for those that have hunted elk in ND before).


I am excited for this fall and can't wait to leave work and head to the badlands for a weekend of scouting in 3 minutes :)


Here are a few pics from my last scouting trip - sadly no elk




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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2019, 05:52:12 PM »
Awesome awesome awesome pictures!
Good luck to you on the hunt, I bet you get into them and shoot a dandy!  :upthumb:

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2019, 05:21:05 PM »
Congrats on an awesome tag! Hope the scouting trip goes well. Let us know what you find.

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2019, 09:29:07 AM »
Had a great scouting trip this weekend! Found 75-100 Cows, Calves, and spikes along with 2 140-150" mule deer and 3 shooter whitetails, one looked to be a huge heavy 10 pt. I didn't have my phoneskope adapter so pictures are limited this go around. No bulls yet, but finding that many cows is promising!
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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2019, 03:47:08 PM »
Looks like a successful trip to me!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2019, 05:17:35 PM »
Had a great scouting trip this weekend! Found 75-100 Cows, Calves, and spikes along with 2 140-150" mule deer and 3 shooter whitetails, one looked to be a huge heavy 10 pt. I didn't have my phoneskope adapter so pictures are limited this go around. No bulls yet, but finding that many cows is promising!






Great shots!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2019, 09:31:17 AM »
Thank you! I enjoy having the camera with me and picked up a new attachment to keep my camera on my shoulder strap while I am hiking so it is always ready!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2019, 12:22:09 PM »
Quick update: Got back out to the badlands this last weekend and found some antler! The first night I saw a large framed bull (I am guessing a 325 class 6x6) from about two miles away. I got some video of him and a satellite bull.
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[/size]The next morning I set up on a bluff that cut the distance in about half towards where I saw those bulls disappearing. At first, all I was seeing was deer - and lots of them! I looked back towards the spot I was at the night before and sure enough there is a big bull working his way across a small meadow. I pull up the binocs and almost fainted. It was the giant 8x7 bull I got a tip on! It was 15 seconds of mad-dashing to get the phone skope set up, and proceeded to get lots of video and pictures of him. (pics and video to follow)That night, I wanted to move down the valley a little and see if I could spot any cows about a mile or two further down from where I saw him. It was a quiet evening with lots of deer again. I looked right below me (391 yards) at a water hole and sure enough, this big boy was working his way towards some green feed. I got a bunch more videos of him before he slipped in some cover. Didn't see any cows, which I would like to find so I can have an idea of where he will head once the rut starts up.  [/color]

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2019, 03:13:01 PM »
Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the pics of that monster.

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2019, 04:51:59 PM »
Cannot wait to see how you do on this hunt!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2019, 03:01:45 PM »
Here is the post a few of you have been waiting for!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2019, 05:20:25 PM »
That's a great bull! Are you already camped and sleeping there each night?

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2019, 05:42:51 PM »
Awesome shots!!!!!

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2019, 06:26:14 PM »
Wow!!! Gotta go get a napkin to wipe the drool off my face  :lol:

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Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2019, 10:27:17 AM »
Those are bulls we dream about. Good luck on your hunt. I hope you get a dandy.
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