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Anyone arrow an elk this weekend?

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by Pigdog, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Pigdog

    Pigdog Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I hunted hard Saturday and Sunday. Nothing. They were there every time I checked on them all summer. I left them alone for a week and the moved.
     
  2. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    That sucks! Did you see any fresh sign still?
     
  3. OR4X4

    OR4X4 Hour south of portland Member

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    One of my sponsors knocked one!
    Now I think he's moved on to a bear hunt.

    I don't start till thurs
     
  4. old_heli_logger

    old_heli_logger Hillsboro, Oregon Member

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    Nine cows and eight calves filed past me at 10 yards...no bulls. Doh!!
     
  5. 61henry

    61henry Island City, Oregon Member

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    Saw about 100 cows and calfs and a few spikes and forkies but couldn't get close enough, couldn't seem to get any closer than 2 or 300 yards.
     
  6. elkoholic79

    elkoholic79 salem Member

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    Saw 2 branch bulls but the were out of range and not sticking around long
     
  7. clownbuster

    clownbuster Vancouver, WA Active Member

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    Heading to hunt my property in the Blues Tuesday, will be there till the end of the season.
     
  8. alphapygmy

    alphapygmy Yamhill County Active Member

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    Same as Pigdog. Watched them most of the summer, season starts and "poof" gone. Saw two recent rubs from the one I'm looking for but not a track or turd newer than a week old. The photo from my phone is really bad but you can see my bike leaning up against the tree for scale. The rub topped out at about seven feet tall. He was a heavy 6x7 last year and I'm hoping he's 7x7 now. Got a few more weeks to try and find him again! One thing I noticed different than the last few years is a lot more people. I saw more guys from Monday to Friday than my last 3 years combined, and I'm pretty far from the main roads. Maybe high unemployment so people have more time?
    bigrub.jpg
     
  9. Pigdog

    Pigdog Vancouver, WA New Member

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    I got mine yesterday morning just before 7. A big fat 700 pound roosevelt cow. Double lung pass through from 35 yards. She ran about 50 yards and stopped to wait for the rest of the herd to catch up. She knew something was wrong but didn't really spook. Luckily she only made it another 100 yards before laying down right next to the trail, I didn't find one drop of blood. It all stayed in her body cavity and came gushing out like the scene from the shining. It took me and my two hunting buddies about nine hours to get her back to the truck.
     
  10. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    Congrats on your cow! Any pictures?
     
  11. Pigdog

    Pigdog Vancouver, WA New Member

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    Sorry, no pictures.
    I did, however finish butchering her out last night. 230 pounds, cut, wrapped and in the freezer.
     
  12. gallogiro

    gallogiro Willamette Valley Active Member

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    **drool**

    (we need to add a smiley that drools, lol)
     
  13. CJ49er

    CJ49er Lake Oswego Member

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    watched a 6pt fly across the road @50yrds in front of the truck as we were driving back to camp, followed by 2 of his cows. Couple guys chased after them into the bush, but those monsters can move!!! Almost got a shot at the bull @70yrds but no good. Going to try again tomorrow.
    On a brighter note, party member dropped a spike opening day....well, brighter for him I guess.

    CJ
     
  14. PapaTony

    PapaTony Yamhill County, Oregon Member

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    Tag soup again this year. Got into elk 3/4 of the time but couldn't get in a spot close enough to shoot. I have to work all this week and out of town next weekend, so it looks like I'm done.

    Maybe I'll head east of the mountains next year. I'm getting too old to be hoofing it through all this coastal brush!
     
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