Thursday, October 25, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This fine looking bull walked in to 29 yards before catching our wind. Fortunately for him, Tom had decided to hold out for a bigger bull. What a great looking young bull. Hope to see him in a couple years.
Monday, October 22, 2012
This bull lured us in with his deep throated bugle. After setting up on top of the ridge we were able to call him in to 10 feet! Unfortunately he looked nothing like he sounded. I know you can't judge a bull by his bugle, but we had to take a look......
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
This bull slowly worked his way down to us on Chads last day to hunt. As we were preparing to shoot I relized both his left brow tines were busted at the beam. Upon seeing this and with the rut in full swing, we elected to pass on this bull and continue searching for a trophy bull for Chad to put his tag on.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
After sneaking in close while this bull was raking a tree, we set up and gave a few cow calls. He finally came out of the juniper jungle he was in and revealed himself. Although not what we were looking for, he still got the blood pumping being only 10 yards away!
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
We ran into Capt Hook the first week of the archery elk season while hunting with Tom. He is a cool looking bull with beams that curl down hard after the fifth point. Fortunately for him, a tree occupied his attention just long enough for our wind to shift in his direction. Ten more yards and he would have caught an arrow!
Monday, October 8, 2012
After chasing bugles deep into the timber, we finally got within striking distance. Finally getting situated in the only semi-open spot we could find, I let out a couple soft mews. The forest erupted with bugles from the three bulls we had been following. Two of the bulls split as the most aggressive bull turned and came charging in!