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Bow Hunter Stares Down Bull Elk at 4yds (Not in Washington)

Discussion in 'Northwest Hunting' started by 2A2Dend, May 17, 2016.

  1. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Obviously this was not filmed in Washington. Where to put it?

    When I watched the video, my adrenaline purged.
     
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  2. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Well, someday I'll be close enough to an elk to take one home - until then I'll continue to be envious and butt sore watching people make it look easy:p.
     
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  3. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    While not Bow Hunting, I found a few other videos very appealing to my needs. I need to get out more.


    This kid, not an iota of excitement. His dad wets himself.
     
  4. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Yeah watched that years ago


    And watched it again. That is awesome. I may have watered myself with a bull that close
     
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  5. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    Sorry but the second vid makes me mad. And you can read my comment that tells dad to teach the kid to hunt now.
    A friend knew a guy who filmed those type hunts. Said they didn't find half of the animals those type guys shot.
     
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  6. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I was sitting on the bank of a coastal lake, just after dawn, trout fishing. A BIG bull and three cows ghosted out of the woods behind me and had a drink within a couple of feet of me!
    A. When you're sitting, virtually, under a bull elk they are real big!
    B. Those things are quiet!
    C. I didn't spoil me rompers!:D
     
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  7. scrandall01215

    scrandall01215 Washougal,WA Well-Known Member

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    Post # 3 vids. Those guys are a bunch of dumb f*cks and don't deserve the privilege to hunt! That kid wasn't excited because, the stock is what builds the adrenalin, the first vid. Is a prime example!!

    Stacy
     
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  8. v0lcom13sn0w

    v0lcom13sn0w Keizer, or Well-Known Member

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    i agree. why would you take a 1000+ yard shot at an elk and risk losing it. learn how to hunt!! will bring much more satisfaction.
     
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  9. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    Sorry? They are hunting. They are using the same tools an everyday hunter is. Only better.

    I still get a rush, stalking my prey. Most times I went hunting four leggers, adrenaline dump.
    I get a rush watching videos. Guided hunts, that's not hunting. Open land, that's not hunting.
     
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  10. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    One of the locals,some guy named Elmer Kieth?:rolleyes:, I dunno, used to say if you can get closer,get closer
     
  11. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    I can see the value in marksmenship to hit an animal at that distance, but to me I fear wounding an animal more than anything so if I'm not confident I'm going to make it a quick kill I won't take that shot. At 1000+ there's too much that can change your round or impact your placement.

    But that first video. Dang! My heart would have been beating so hard it would have scared the elk away.

    I'm not sure I could make that shot after almost hugging that bull.
     
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  12. 2A2Dend

    2A2Dend .. Well-Known Member

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    IMO people rifle hunters that hunt in this manner, they are not true sportsmen to the reason for being there. When the animal has no chance out of instinct, what's the point.
     
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  13. Joe13

    Joe13 NW of Vancouver Opinionated & Blunt Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    Meat would be my only reason
     
  14. 308

    308 ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ ΜOΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ Platinum Supporter Silver Supporter

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    There is a ranch back behind my dads place in Idaho near Yellowstone where they raise elk specifically to be trucked in to private ranches for the pay2hunt crowd. I have some great pics of these enormous bulls who didn't seem too concerned about my very close proximity. I've seen big cattle haulers coming out of that place full of these desensitized elk, so it seems reasonable one could be quite close and not spook them.
     
  15. Vaultman

    Vaultman Clackamas Co, Oregon Active Member

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    The bull in the first video, the bow hunter, was big but it certianly did no appear to be a planted bull. Not near that big.