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Anna got her 2019 bull #14200151 10/13/19
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Well my wife Anna got her bull yesterday. About 3/4 mile from the nearest road and almost 3000 feet higher. A good shot and then the work started. I fired too at another one elk, but missed and got scoped. I held what I thought was the correct amount of hold-over and found I guessed wrong and the shot went right over the top of the elk. We were on real steep ground and I tried to curl around the rifle to keep from slipping down hill, but it didn't work very well for me as you can see from the dripping blood.

The shot was across a large ravine between 2 crests, with us being near the top of one and the elk being only about 25 yards below the crest of the other. Anna got on a large rock and shot from prone. I was on the slope below her about 10 yards, and in the snow.

It took 3 of us 7.5 hours to get the elk down to that road. We had to make 2 trips. The slope is steep enough to make going up empty easier then coming down loaded. The pic of Anna with the head and antlers was taken on one of the flattest places we could get to, about 1/3 the way down. The others were taken where the bull fell, and that was not too steep, thank God. We all had to wrap the loads and roll them off the steepest parts and then follow them down on all fours in 2 different places. VERY steep with loose rock covered in about 4" of snow.

What fun!

Anna earned every single ounce of this bull
[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]AnnaElk3 by Steve Zihn, on [bleep]
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[Linked Image from live.staticflickr.com]AnnaElk1 by Steve Zihn, on [bleep]

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Congrats to Anna!


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That's awesome - congrats to your wife.
Hope your battle scar heals quickly.


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great job chicka


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Re: Anna got her 2019 bull [Re: szihn] #14200223 10/13/19
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Congratulations to Anna! A nice bull, and worthy of the work getting him home! And the “scope eyebrow”.....it helps give you “character”! grin memtb


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Fantastic job....proud for Anna!!!


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Re: Anna got her 2019 bull [Re: SKane] #14200248 10/13/19
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Originally Posted by SKane
That's awesome - congrats to your wife.
Hope your battle scar heals quickly.



+1, Congrats.


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Nice work!


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Congrats!


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Congratulations

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Good stuff, congrats.

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Nice job Anna......

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Very cool!
What did she use to drop the beast?
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Congratulations


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Nice work!!!


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Great job to Anna! Sorry to hear about your miss. If Anna is anything like my wife then you haven't heard the last of it--that's experience talking.

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Hell yes congratulations...


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Heavy loads, steep downhill with snow. What could be worse? Some deadfall thrown in?

Congrats on the elk...


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Congratulations! Those that think going downhill is easy have never done it with a heavy pack!


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