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  • September 2, 2013 at 4:38 pm #593021 Back to Top REPORT
    hotshot
    Hotshot

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    {#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}

    Awesome Brian! Congrats!!

    Great bull and great pictures!

    X2 on being glad that elk didnt roll even further down that hill.

    Good job Brian! {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    {#emotions_dlg.mathews}

    >>>>--Shoot Straight-->
    September 2, 2013 at 7:17 pm #593050 Back to Top REPORT
    rich_r
    Rich_R

    Age: 42
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    Congrats on the bull Brian {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}
    Monster 6, DL 28.5 DW 72#, QAD UltraRest HDX Lost Camo, HHA DS-XL5519, Carbon Tech Panthers, G5 Strikers 100gr
    September 2, 2013 at 8:29 pm #593079 Back to Top REPORT
    mdbowman
    mdbowman

    Joined: 7/15/2006
    Nice job Brian.
    September 2, 2013 at 8:54 pm #593086 Back to Top REPORT
    arrow-star
    Arrow Star

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    Looks like all that exercise and practicing really paid off …..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Congrats,

    El Cappy Tan

    September 2, 2013 at 10:08 pm #593093 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    Looks like all that exercise and practicing really paid off …..{#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    Elk Rib Eye marinated in Tamari (low salt, gluten free Soy Sauce) and BBQ’d medium rare
    Jasmine rice, toasted in peanut oil, steamed in Chicken stock and chopped scallions with a pinch of red pepper flakes
    Green beans in coconut oil and slivered toasted almonds
    A glass of fine red wine …

    … Life is Good{#emotions_dlg.mathews_praying}

    September 3, 2013 at 7:19 am #593112 Back to Top REPORT
    jemyers10pt
    jemyers10pt

    Joined: 7/18/2008
    Location: Ohio
    Congrats on a great bull!!!!
    Always looking for my next Booner!
    September 3, 2013 at 8:49 am #593123 Back to Top REPORT
    bow4um
    BOW4UM

    Joined: 2/28/2008
    Location: VA
    Man what a hunt! Love that red arrow in the quiver and those pics are sweet! 7 trips would have killed me. Hope your not still in bed :) CONGRATS on a super hunt and kill! Gotta Love It!!!

     

    You are indeed the Elk Guru!

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by bow4um BOW4UM.
    My Buck killing skills are sick – too bad there not contagious!!!
    September 3, 2013 at 11:01 am #593139 Back to Top REPORT
    blackdog
    BlackDog

    Age: 63
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    Congrats! I figured you scored when I saw a post from you in the ‘general’ section. Take a few ‘young’ bucks with you next trip. You would all benefit {#emotions_dlg.mathews_thumbs_up}

    “Elk Rib Eye marinated in Tamari (low salt, gluten free Soy Sauce) and BBQ’d medium rare

    Jasmine rice, toasted in peanut oil, steamed in Chicken stock and chopped scallions with a pinch of red pepper flakes

    Green beans in coconut oil and slivered toasted almonds

    A glass of fine red wine …

     

    … Life is Good{#emotions_dlg.mathews_praying}

    Certainly is {#emotions_dlg.mathews_big_smile} but don’t go nuts about the gluten free unless you have need.

    September 3, 2013 at 11:10 am #593141 Back to Top REPORT
    bow-drawn
    Bow Drawn

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    Great story – telling like it happened and huge congrats on killing the dry spell bull. Antlers are okay but that meat is what it is all about. Again you got it done! I knew that Monster was going to do the pass through shot at that distance especially with the QAD heads. Congrats!

    Was it easy to pick out a trail to set your tree stand on?

    September 3, 2013 at 11:12 am #593142 Back to Top REPORT
    vash
    vash

    Joined: 5/30/2010
    that freezer trophy looks like a trophy trophy!!  nicely done G!!
    September 3, 2013 at 11:36 am #593149 Back to Top REPORT
    wratchet323
    wratchet323

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    Great hunt! Nice trophy & story thanks for sharing keep it up
    September 3, 2013 at 12:17 pm #593156 Back to Top REPORT
    gjarcher
    gjarcher

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    … but that meat is what it is all about…. Was it easy to pick out a trail to set your tree stand on?

    Thanks, Mark. I just finished cutting, wrapping, and putting the meat in the freezer. 223 lbs, which is about right for a 680 – 700 lb liveweight Bull.

    I found my spot while trailing my first bull back in 2004. It was not a good shot, liver. I spent 6 hrs trailing him and in the process realized how all the different elk trails converged to a crossroads. That is where I put my treestand … I’ve killed 6 Bulls and 1 Cow Elk out of that tree between 2005 – 2013.

    The map to the treestand is for sale … but I doubt any of you could swing a bank loan big enough to even get a sneak peek at it. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

    September 3, 2013 at 3:55 pm #593208 Back to Top REPORT
    jerseyboy
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    Congrats on a beautiful bull…{#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}
    September 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm #593210 Back to Top REPORT
    arrow-star
    Arrow Star

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    “…… Took 4 250-mg Potassium pills to stop the cramps. Now I’m sore in places I’ve forgotten about, and stiff as a board.”

    “…Once he is past me, I stand up and he immediately bolts about 20 yds and stops … gotta check that stand for creaks and squeaks.”

     

     

     

     

    Sure it was the tree stand?{#emotions_dlg.mathews_laughing}

    Thanks for sharing your story and pictures with us.

    DP

    • This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by arrow-star Arrow Star.
    September 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm #593212 Back to Top REPORT
    three08
    three08

    Age: 43
    Joined: 3/6/2013

    Wow, what a lot of work to fill that freezer, Brian! Hearty congratulations, though, on a nice shot and a fine bull!{#emotions_dlg.mathews_applause}

    Thanks, but that’s Elk hunting … You have to be prepared to butcher and pack one out and not hunt places where you can’t, even if you know there are bugling Elk down is some inaccessible hole. Its more than just physical conditioning for hiking and altitude adjustment, it becomes“mental” to see it through, especially when you’ve turned 70 with all the aches and pains that come with it. Total loads were about 60# of de-boned meat off each hindquarter, 60# for each shoulder with bone in, 20# for the two backstrap and tenderloins, 10# for the rump roast, and about 15# for shank meat, brisket, and other small cuts … Total of about 285# to pack out…plus the antlers, which weigh almost nothing.

    I see far too many guys hunt where they really aren’t prepared to get the elk out. Too bad those TV shows don’t cover how the game is recovered and meat taken care of…I think some might think twice before taking on an Elk or Moose without outfitter support. {#emotions_dlg.mathews_whistle}

    As far as getting a good night’s sleep … Took 4 250-mg Potassium pills to stop the cramps. Now I’m sore in places I’ve forgotten about, and stiff as a board.

    GREAT job Brian! Send me what you cant eat lol.

    Arrowafflixtion
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