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#1 mzlloader

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 08:29 AM

Well After not drawing a tag in the regular draw, I put in for one of the anyelk tags that were left over on the Hopi Limited opp hunt, and was able to draw this tag, at first I was going to try and take a bull but set my goal on a 370 or bigger, after much scouting and unable to locate any big boys, and then have to make my hunt a 2 day hunt instead of 7 days, I just thought I will fill the frezzer with some good ol cow steaks,

I was not able to leave wickenburg till 3am opening morning, and its right at a 3 hour drvie to my hunt area, I pulled into a spot where I had been watching a young 6x6 330 bull who had 5 cows with him, I got the glasses up and found him just as the sun was coming up, a short stalk later and the work began, My hunt lasted all of 30 mins not including driving time, LOL


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Its only a cow, but just did not want to shoot a bull that was not mature, and no matter how long you boil the horns there still tough


hope everyone is doing good, I still have 5 more guide hunts to get done before the end of the year and things slow down for me a bit,


PS for those of you who can tell I am 33 lbs lighter, and counting
R L


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Posted 22 October 2010 - 09:39 AM

I would love to have "only a cow"...
especially in 30 minutes or less. :roflmao:

Before I die, I intend to take SOME kind of elk with a bow.
Time appears to be dwindling rapidly. Not in life,
but in the fact that I am struggling to draw a 50# bow now. :doh2:

Their size still impresses me.
I'd need much help even with a cow. :lol:

I did notice your slimming from the last pics I saw of you.
It's good to see you. Stay safe out there.

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 01:18 PM

Double congrats ---- on the cow and on getting the pounds off.
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 02:34 PM

Freezer trophies are good!
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 03:30 PM

:bigthumb: Way to go RL. How far of a shot did you have to take?
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Posted 22 October 2010 - 04:33 PM

Way to go, RL. One more week for me, and I'll be looking for an elk too!:boone:

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Posted 22 October 2010 - 05:16 PM

Thanks guys

Eric I was planning on taking a shot out to 400 yards so I took the 7mm with me and as always nothing goes as planned, shot her at just over 75 yards, kinda wish I had taken the smokepole with me,

I lost 33 total, my goal is between 60 and 70, I went off the diet before the elk hunt because I did not want to be limited to how many calories I could eat during the hunt, and I knew I would have to go thru it twice, so in another week I will start again and loose the rest,

Jer, if you want to try for elk let me know, I would be glad to help ya out,

R L

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Posted 23 October 2010 - 10:05 PM

There is one thing we know for sure in AZ RL anyone should be able to draw a cow elkl tag with AZ F & G having 900 tag in some units. Congratulations on filling your tag. When you look at the success rates in some units you sometimes wonder what those hunters are doing, unless they just don't put in the time to locate a good area to hunt. None the less congratulations. Oh I expect your Wranglers to make a good show for the 3A west conference. If we beat Parker next we should be in second behind you all. It looks like Parker gave you guys a game at 7 to 0 final score.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 10:27 AM

That is a big cow, good job man.

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Posted 26 October 2010 - 07:16 PM

Thanks RL. Yeah it would have been sweet to take her with the smoke pole but 7MM works also. :boone:
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