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Title: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt 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



Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: DTP 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:
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: cohunter14 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.
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt 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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Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: cohunter14 on July 29, 2019, 03:47:08 PM
Looks like a successful trip to me!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: DTP 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!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt 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!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt 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]
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: cohunter14 on August 12, 2019, 03:13:01 PM
Sounds awesome! Can't wait to see the pics of that monster.
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: DTP on August 12, 2019, 04:51:59 PM
Cannot wait to see how you do on this hunt!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt on August 13, 2019, 03:01:45 PM
Here is the post a few of you have been waiting for!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: sjl2012 on August 13, 2019, 05:20:25 PM
That's a great bull! Are you already camped and sleeping there each night?
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: DTP on August 13, 2019, 05:42:51 PM
Awesome shots!!!!!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: cohunter14 on August 13, 2019, 06:26:14 PM
Wow!!! Gotta go get a napkin to wipe the drool off my face  :lol:
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: Bowhunter1 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.
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt on August 14, 2019, 07:46:47 PM
I can't wait until season starts!!

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Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt on September 10, 2019, 10:50:13 AM
Big Bull Down - Pics and Story to follow!
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: Ol Arky on September 10, 2019, 04:20:12 PM
Big Bull Down - Pics and Story to follow!

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Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: iHunt on September 11, 2019, 12:24:31 PM
Story Inserted as PDF



Story Inserted as a PDF
Title: Re: North Dakota Bull Elk Hunt
Post by: klyons on September 12, 2019, 07:34:44 AM
Congrats iHunt.  Great write up of your hunt and that's an awesome bull!