Harvest moon earns its name

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Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Wyoming.260 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:12 pm

This morning at 4:30 a.m , I awoke , dress and left the house in a timely fashion. I drove the 30 miles to my hunting spot in full glorious view of the Bright Full moon. When I got to my parking area, I could see well ,even though it was only 5;30. I hike a nice easy trail along about 400 yds. and found my little opening in the thickets to sit and listen for the day to unfold. At about 7:15 I decided to move forward a bit. I had to relieve my self first. After a quick leak, I was zippering , when I heard the clumping of hooves through the trees. I caught movement and moved for my bow. As I got ready, this bull , kept getting closer and as he moved through some pines, I got my bow up and drawn. He popped into my opening at 12 yards and I yelled at him to stop him. My 18 year old easton X7 arrow with an equally old Steel force brodhead hit right in the meaty rear lower portion of his shoulder and he bolted forward at a fast trot down a trail. I took a minute to pause and reflect. then looked for first blood. 10 yards into the trailing I found the rear half of my arrow. It had blood to the fletching.
The blood was decent but some what sparse. Enough to keep following but not heavy. After a 45 minute track job . I came up on my prize. I look ahead in the woods and 120 yds. in front of my was the forest road......... and as I looked 80 yards to my left was the glint of my truck windshield!!!!!!!!!
I was back at my house at 12 noon with a DIY Bull and all the meat!!!!!! Thank you Lord for the bounty!!!!!!
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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Wyoming.260 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 5:13 pm

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Bill K » Sat Sep 17, 2016 7:18 pm

Beautiful and sure is nice when it comes together so nice and easy like that, and so close to the vehicle. I only had one time that I could but my rig right up to a Elk. All the other times it was a quarter, carry for several trips, and much further than yours.. Great job, and as you say great meat for the winter.. Thanks for sharing. Bill K

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby deadeer » Sun Sep 18, 2016 2:10 pm

Wow! Awesome. Sometimes better to be lucky than good. Lol. Congrats.

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Wyoming.260 » Sun Sep 18, 2016 6:47 pm

deadeer wrote:Wow! Awesome. Sometimes better to be lucky than good. Lol. Congrats.


The only skill i used was going into the woods at a direction that gave me a favorable wind and went to a small clearing where three heavy used trails intersected in heavy cover. The Good Lord encouraged that bull to use one of those trails......... and I am thankful.
This spot is overlooked because of it's close proximity to the highway. If I had blaze orange on people would have been blowing there horns at me. It is super thick by Bighorn Mtn. standards and is tricky to move around in undetected. That is the reason I went in an hour and a half before daylight and sat quietly. Worked out this time, may never work again, and that's Ok.

P.S. I always say It's Better to be Lucky then Good...............

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Silverfox » Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:19 pm

Excellent!!! Congratulations on being at the right place at the right time and good shooting too!!!

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Wet Spaniel » Mon Sep 19, 2016 3:06 am

Wyoming, there is obviously some luck relating to hunting, but it also must show some skill to let an elk get that close to you without knowing you are there. That said, with him dropping 80 yards from the truck, that just rings of you being a jammy bugger !!!!

Congratulations on a great hunt and some top notch meat for the freezer.

Edit - I hope jammy bugger translates across the pond as the friendly 'insult' it means here.

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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby bullseye-69 » Mon Sep 19, 2016 6:25 pm

Damn nice job there!!!!
It really feels great to do a DIY and get your tag filled, no matter what size it is and that is a beauty of a bull!!
Man I am jealous.
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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Hogpatrol » Mon Sep 19, 2016 7:45 pm

WOW! That is an awesome "harvest"! Good shooting. Enjoy that elk venison.
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Re: Harvest moon earns its name

Postby Striker » Tue Sep 20, 2016 6:21 am

Congratulations on the harvest. Some things just fall into place sometimes. What is the chances of that ending up as close to your truck as that pure luck.
What grn broad head you shooting and at what pounds . Myself like many others out there hope to bag a trophy like that one of these days . Congratulations again in the success.
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