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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 05, 2019, 05:32:44 AM »
Thanks for the replies.


I think if you let each page load for a bit the photos will show up.


I used 6 PPs for this area. Im
Not sure if 5-6 is worth it for some people but it was for me.

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General Elk Hunting / Re: My First Bull - Solo in New Mexico Unit 36
« on: October 04, 2019, 10:11:04 AM »
I coulda done without the profanity tho

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General Elk Hunting / Re: My First Bull - Solo in New Mexico Unit 36
« on: October 03, 2019, 08:36:08 PM »
Good job!

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Hunting Gear / Re: Best Frame to Just Haul Meat?
« on: October 03, 2019, 05:02:50 AM »
Kelty Cache Hauler - no frills, not expensive and rugged

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Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: So close
« on: October 02, 2019, 05:46:45 PM »
Move further back so he had to search for you and commit.
 At 25yds he shouldve seen an elk and didnt.

Another option would be a decoy


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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:47:54 PM »
We hiked down the mountain and broke camp. No regrets, nuthin but good memories.


Looking forward to 2020


Thanks for tagging along

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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:46:11 PM »
While I was looking for his arrow [that I found the small tree] I happened to look down to my left and low and behold, there was a nice deadhead from the year before!
 
It made the trip home with me :)





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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:41:27 PM »
Each day we were into elk. It was a blast. Finally on Friday, Sept 13th. my buddy decied it was going to be his last morning hunt.


So we went and hiked up to 11,000' again and I called in another bull.


Those pesky limbs got him again!

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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:38:53 PM »
I came back the next day and kept calling for my buddy.


One evening we set up on some elk that were coming thru the timber and a cow and bull came down a trail right to us.


My buddy hit a limb... then hit a tree




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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:37:00 PM »
I decided to take a trip home and bring my meat the processor.


Here is the entire bull - bone in - in 2 150qt coolers. Its tricky but they will fit




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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:30:53 PM »
Over the next few days, we called in spikes, cows, calves and bulls. We got busted and winded and just had a ball.




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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:24:53 PM »
As you can see, I use a Kuiu Icon Pro 1850 for a pack. That thing is a great tool!




We got everything back to camp about 6pm. Then it was time to relax and prepare for the next day's hunt with my buddy to help him fill his tag

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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:22:43 PM »
It was about 11am by the time I got the first load back to camp. I sent out a few texts to some buddies, and was preparing to go back for a 2nd load when one of my friends said he was in the area and wold swing by to help get the elk off the mountain.


I readily agreed! Especially since my hunting buddy wasnt to arrive until late evening.


When my frind showed up to help pack, he even brought another buddy so in one trip went up and packed the rest of the bull off the mountain.


They each took a hind quarter and I took the other front quarter and the head - another 80lb pack








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General Elk Hunting / Re: cnelk's archery elk hunt - 2019
« on: October 01, 2019, 04:12:50 PM »
As I mentioned earlier, I was solo. It took me a couple hours to break him down and get the quarters ready for travel.


The first load I carried a front quarter, backstraps and loose meat - all that weighed 70lbs, plus the 20lb weight of my daypack, so that 90lbs sure made my toes curl going down 1000' in 3/4mi




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