Colorado Bull Down

In God We Trust

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I finally was able to hunt unit 49 for elk this year. I shot my bull Tuesday night right at timberline. Nothing like a 4 mile hike back to the truck in the dark. I used my dad's 28 year old Model 700 BDL 30.06 because my brand new rifle wouldn't shoot better than a 10 inch group at 200 yards so I had to send it in. Gotta love the classic rifles, always reliable. I am not sure 49 is worth the 6 points it takes but it is a good unit and I had a blast. Here are a few pics from the hunt. Good luck to all of you that still have hunts coming up. Man I love Autumn in the Rockies.
 

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a3dhunter

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Congrats.
Did you see any better bulls?
If not, I would agree that it isn't worth six points but I've heard of some good bulls from there.
 
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ElkNut1

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Congrats bud, nice work!! Yes those old rifles can still get it done! My son shoots a 30/06 now & then & it is old as the hills but a tack driver!

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Congrats again man - it was good talking with you and I will let you know what I find out for your brothers tag like we talked.
 
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bbrown gave me some info on elk he was seeing and that paid off so thanks bro. As far as seeing bigger bulls, I did during preseason scouting but not many during the season. It's funny I new better but just the excitement of hunting a unit that takes that long to draw had my expectations maybe a bit higher than they should have been. It is still hunting and there isn't a 330"+ bull hanging out in every basin.
 

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I can completely understand that. Glad you found a bull you could take. There's a reason those bulls get big, they go somewhere to hide until hunting season is over. ;)
 
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