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#6231927 - 02/28/12 how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed
ravenr Offline
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been at it since 76', trying to bust 100, 35 to go

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#6232064 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
buffybr Offline
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Loc: SW Montana
I killed my first bull in 1966. My next elk will be #35. With mostly just me eating them, I'm on the "every other year plan."
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#6232198 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: buffybr]
Dog_Hunter Offline
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Registered: 03/06/07
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Loc: Wyoming's anal orifice
Been of age to hunt since 1991, have killed 3 via archery and 7-8 via rifle. I'll catch up to you old farts soon enough.
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#6232239 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
KC Offline
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Loc: Colorado Springs, Colorado USA
Originally Posted By: ravenr
been at it since 76', trying to bust 100, 35 to go


ravenr:

I went on my first elk hunt in 1978 and have killed 33 elk since then. But I only hunt elk in Colorado.

You must hunt in several states each year to have accumulated 65 kills since 1976.

KC
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#6232448 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
redfoxx Offline
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Since 1982, have not really kept count since then, buts its got to be at least 12, maybe 15 (mostly cows, a few bulls, nothing over 300", and all public land DIY hunts. I'm a meat hunter mostly but I do like to hold bone every now and then. I can't imagine anything that tastes better than a big fat September cow!
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#6232458 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: redfoxx]
saddlesore Offline
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Registered: 06/22/01
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Loc: Colorado Springs, CO, USA
I started in 1966 I think +or-. I have killed quite few, but some one here said it was bragging to say how many. So I will just say it's over 40. I hunted NM for 8 years or so,CO since 74 and have been to ALberta once.


Edited by saddlesore (02/28/12)
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#6232537 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: saddlesore]
shrapnel Online   content
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Registered: 06/05/07
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Loc: Bozeman, MT
Elk is one of many reasons I live in Montana. I have been hunting them since I was old enough to hunt. To date, somewhere near 60, again, living in Montana I have been able to shoot 2 a year for some time now. From nicest to worsest...



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#6232598 - 02/28/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
bucktail Offline
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Loc: MN
Since 2010. I've gotten 2.
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#6232725 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: bucktail]
BuzzH Offline
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Registered: 02/16/06
Posts: 1161
Loc: Wyoming
Started hunting elk at age 12 in 1980:



Shot this AZ bull this November, my 49th elk:



Never have considered myself much of an elk hunter, but I've always had pretty good luck while hunting them.

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#6232791 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: BuzzH]
NJelksmacker Offline
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Registered: 03/23/11
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Loc: New Jersey
Killed my first elk in 1996, I've killed a total of 10 elk, 8 bulls and 2 cows, all in Northwest Colorado (units 12 and 13). All the bulls were raghorns,I did kill one decent 5x5.

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#6232839 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: NJelksmacker]
rl11 Offline
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Registered: 02/26/08
Posts: 706
Loc: Montana
I've carried an elk tag 13 years, filling two.

I can honestly say though, that since I started seriously getting after it about six years ago, I could've killed elk every year. Passing on cows every year until I killed my first bull, and a handful of raghorns the last two years.

I love hunting elk, but I'm a little guy and hunt by myself- it better really be worth it when I pull the the trigger.

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#6232897 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: NJelksmacker]
DrHJH Offline
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Registered: 08/06/06
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Loc: Cheyenne, WY
Started in 1970, have 46 in 41 years, all in Wyoming, about 60 percent bulls because you couldn't kill a cow in the area I hunted for 25 years. Killed three 6 X 7 bulls, numerous raghorns. When you get to be a smart old elk hunter you don't care if you ever backpack another big bull and no longer want to eat old elk so tough you can stand a fork up in the gravy.
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#6233015 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: DrHJH]
colorado bob Offline
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I started in 80. Guess I've killed @ 30. Killed a couple of 300 6x6 bulls, got 1 mounted. Now, I'm happy shooting a dry cow--they eat better.

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#6233048 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: ravenr]
alpinecrick Offline
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Registered: 03/02/05
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Loc: Western Slope of Colorado
Started following my dad in the early 60's--back when there was a LOT less elk, and elk hunters. Killed my first elk in 1971.....I'm somewhere around 45 now...but I've kinda' lost track.....


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#6233059 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
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Did that one die in a beaver pond? I had one that did....looked kind've like yours by the time I got him out...... cry

Originally Posted By: shrapnel

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#6233091 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: alpinecrick]
Dawgin'it Offline
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Registered: 07/26/01
Posts: 122
Loc: Northern Utah
Been hunting them since 1976 and I have lost track how many I have killed. BUT, I can say I've never killed one with a .223!

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#6233275 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Dawgin'it]
BeanMan Offline
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Registered: 04/25/05
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Loc: Western Colorado
Started in 1989. Two with a bow, about 13 with a rifle, and one with my old toyota pickup truck just outside of Meeker.

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#6233308 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: alpinecrick]
shrapnel Online   content
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Originally Posted By: alpinecrick

Did that one die in a beaver pond? I had one that did....looked kind've like yours by the time I got him out...... cry

Originally Posted By: shrapnel



Actually it is the result of about 6 miles behind a 4-wheeler on a muddy trail.
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If you want to fit in with a new crowd, ask them if they know shrapnel. There is no friggin' way they won't know who that man is. He is the Chuck Norris of Montana and you will have a nice icebreaker to discuss.
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#6233519 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: shrapnel]
TOBYJOETRUBY Offline
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Registered: 04/08/04
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Loc: Lost most of the time
Im 37 years old. I have killed 13 bulls with a bow. Have never shot one with a rifle, unless it was a wounded bull someone else had shot..

Toby Joe

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#6233554 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: TOBYJOETRUBY]
Greenhorn Offline
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Registered: 02/25/01
Posts: 1996
I think I bought my first elk license in 1990, though I'd been hunting in MT since 1980. I've shot one per year since 93, probably around 340 average, (7 with a bow). This coming fall will be my son's first year (he'll be hunting at 11) and I suspect if it's brown - it's down.

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#6233598 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Greenhorn]
Bart7175 Offline
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Registered: 12/08/09
Posts: 149
Loc: Yuma, AZ
Killed my first elk in 1974 a raghorn 5x5 and have killed about 25 to 30 since then. I haven't hunted in the last three years since I move to AZ, but am going to head back to MT this fall and see what happens. Probably about 75% bulls and 25% cows. Some in Idaho, and most in Montana.

Bart

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#6233822 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: Greenhorn]
kawi Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2313
So Shaplnel you never thought that maybe I should backout 6 miles I mean dang both of you lost your head Grin.Kawi

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#6233854 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: kawi]
kawi Offline
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Registered: 05/11/10
Posts: 2313
Ok 1979 and 33. I still get goofy every time I see them.

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#6233944 - 02/29/12 Re: how long have you hunted elk and how many have you killed [Re: kawi]
tikkanut Offline
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Registered: 01/30/01
Posts: 5223
Loc: Rural Podunk Utah....

Many years....have taken only a few cows....couple spikes

and 3 mature bulls....have only hunted Utah...

here's probably my last Utah bull....last November...

takes too long to get an LE tag...me on the right....





Edited by tikkanut (02/29/12)

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