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Other Big Game Hunting / Florida archery buck
« on: February 11, 2020, 06:03:26 PM »
Even to this day it still blows my mind that I can chase rutting bucks in February. 

On Feb 2nd I was able to put down this cool buck on a super fun hunt. 

I was sitting in an area that I had a feeling would be active and it didnt disappoint me.  The first few hours of the morning I saw bucks cruising around like crazy about 150 yards ahead of my on this little saddle. 
Once it warmed up and the winds started to switch, I snuck over to that saddle to pick a new tree to climb once the winds stabilized. 

No sooner than I marked the spot on my phone I heard a crunch crunch coming up the hill.  I looked over to see a buck heading my way and I didnt even have to second guess that he was getting shot. 

I froze and every time he was behind a bush I would reposition.  It finally got to the point where he was 30 yards away coming straight for me.  There were two trails he could take.  One less travelled path coming directly at me which would have resulted in a 2 yard quick draw and shot and the other trail (which he ended up taking).  He started cutting left and I was able to draw while he passed behind a bush only 7 yards away! Then he emerged at FOUR YARDS BROADSIDE! I stopped him, shot, and instantly smiled because I knew it was a good hit.

I think if I physically could I would have done a couple of backflips out of excitement.  Not only was the whole encounter super awesome, I walked up on this gnarly of a buck 6 point.

Busted up ears, double throat patch, and a mature 6! Something that Ive just always dreamed about shooting!

Its just so cool to see the difference in deer all over the US.  I shot a buck in Kansas this year that was a 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 year old deer who tipped the scales at around 230lbs.  Then here is this 4 1/2 to 5 1/2 year old Florida deer who weighed a whopping 85 lbs field dressed....

Doesnt matter though, this is why I love bow hunting.  What a cool buck and fun experience! Ill never forget that day!

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General Elk Hunting / Gerber Knife giveaway!
« on: October 18, 2019, 10:44:29 AM »
Good morning everyone!

On this Free Gear Friday we are giving away a Gerber "Fastball" Knife (color: black)

Entry is easy: Simply tell us what hunts you have planned for 2020 in a comment below and you are entered!

A winner will be selected at 700PM MST!

GOOD LUCK!  :thewave:

General Elk Hunting / Another giveaway
« on: August 23, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »

Happy #freegearfriday everyone If you want to get into todays awesome giveaway, please check out https://www.elk101store.com/giveaway. This contest will run until 8/29, dont miss out!

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Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / What's more important to you?
« on: August 09, 2019, 07:15:20 AM »
If you had one option for the rest of your elk hunting career which would it be?

In the perfect world where you could get away with this, which would you prefer.....
A) Scout a unit a couple times (2-4x) before a hunt and hunt for 7 days
B) Not be able to scout a unit at all prior to the hunt, but get 15 days to hunt.

General Elk Hunting / Crossover stabilizer giveaway
« on: August 05, 2019, 04:24:15 PM »

Anyone looking to try out a wonderful @crossoverstabilizer stabilizer? What better way to try than winning one of them from our Elk101 store giveaway! Just follow the link and get signed up to win 1 of the 6 @crossoverstabilizer 1233s. This contest will run today through August 15th! Good luck!

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General Elk Hunting / 2019 Elk season MEAT POLE!
« on: July 31, 2019, 06:23:14 PM »
The season is coming in quick.... it's time to get ol faithful started :D

Campfire / Happy Fourth of July!
« on: July 04, 2019, 09:34:02 AM »
Have a safe, relaxing, and enjoyable day!

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Hunt Planner / Wyoming and Montana preference points opened today
« on: July 01, 2019, 03:48:17 PM »
Wyoming preference points and Montana bonus/preference points opened today for purchase!

Don't miss out!

General Elk Hunting / Idaho controlled hunt results
« on: June 25, 2019, 05:31:00 PM »
Did anyone draw?

Archery / Got my new string on
« on: June 16, 2019, 12:34:01 PM »
New string is set up and my bow is grouping.

Now its time to reset pins and adjust everything else!

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Campfire / Elk101 & MTN OPS supplement giveaway
« on: June 09, 2019, 07:43:31 AM »
For those of you who havent signed up, dont forget to get in our Elk101 & MTN OPS  elk shape routine package! The link is:


Good luck

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Campfire / Elk Truck Giveaway - Plus large prize packages
« on: June 02, 2019, 05:39:49 AM »
In case you guys haven't seen, Elk101 has partnered with MTN OPS to give away an ELK Truck.


You have three ways to get entered: 1) A single free entry by clicking the link above and filling out the form, 2) starting or renewing a UEH membership, or 3) by purchasing MTN OPS supplements and using a promo code at check out. (all info provided in the link above)

There is also a giant archery and rifle package being given away too.

General Elk Hunting / My NM tags showed up!
« on: June 01, 2019, 03:44:15 PM »

100 days and Ill be in the mountain with a pocket full of tags. (Two more coming - all the same season)

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Campfire / Test
« on: June 01, 2019, 06:24:50 AM »

Campfire / July 11-14th RMEF Elk camp/mountain fest
« on: May 14, 2019, 07:53:34 PM »
Is anyone going to the RMEF Elk camp/mountain fest this season in Park City, Utah?

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