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#7312595 - 01/14/13 10:55 PM Re: New Mexico cow elk hunt report. [Re: Huntr]
JWP58 Offline
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Registered: 02/16/12
Posts: 560
Loc: N/A
Very awesome. You'll be eating well for the next year.

Who woulda thunk it that an old 30-06 could still get the job done. A pump '06 at that. I thought the only rifle that could kill an elk is a titanium boutique mountain rifle.

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#7313259 - 01/15/13 01:18 AM Re: New Mexico cow elk hunt report. [Re: JWP58]
bigwhoop Offline
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Registered: 11/22/05
Posts: 13898
Loc: Land of loons
The wife and I just finished one of the last pot roasts from last years cow. Its going to be a great year to enjoy a freshly filled freezer.
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#7355562 - 01/24/13 03:52 PM Re: New Mexico cow elk hunt report. [Re: bigwhoop]
stevenautique Online   content
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Registered: 03/09/12
Posts: 1016
Loc: MN
Hey BW- just found your report. Glad you finally notched an elk with your 06'. Your right- 20 below is a bit chilly. I guess even us minnesotans would need a long sleeve shirt in the mornings smile

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#7357043 - 01/24/13 09:47 PM Re: New Mexico cow elk hunt report. [Re: stevenautique]
PJGunner Offline
Campfire Guide

Registered: 06/15/05
Posts: 3116
Loc: Tucson AZ
Nice hunt. I took my NM cow elk on the Vermejo park ranch on 1/11/13 and yes, it was still damn cold. I estimate the temp at roughly 25 to 30 degrees with a storm coming in. Winds were about 25 gusting 50 and the wind chill was nasty. I'm estiating about -25 give or take. At least the winds never reached the gust to 70 MPH forecast. My pargtner used a 7MM Rem. Mag. with 160 gr. Accubonds and shot his elk as a lasered 317 yards. I got mine about an hour or so later at 325 to 350 yards estimated by our guide. My rifle was a .35 Whelen shooting the 225 gr. TSX. Elk definitely hate that bullet. We'll be booking again next yeear, God willing and the crick don't rise. grin

Paul B.


Edited by PJGunner (01/24/13 09:47 PM)

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#7357134 - 01/24/13 10:01 PM Re: New Mexico cow elk hunt report. [Re: PJGunner]
Slidellkid Offline
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Registered: 01/09/07
Posts: 2196
Great story and photos!

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