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2009-2010 Bowhunting Contest This is it. Will the Dark Horses be over thrown? Good Luck to all This Season.

Official Team The Dark Horses Thread (13)

Old 09-06-2009, 12:54 PM
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Sounds good Arrow, thanks for stopping by though!
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Old 09-10-2009, 02:59 PM
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Ok boy's it's go time here in WI. I'mnot hunting opening weekend,I'll be filming either my wife or my neighbor on his bear hunt. Then Sunday morning we leave for CO. Fran I wish you were going. I'll be in the mountains and hunting Monday morning. While you guy's are going to work I'll be in the middle of a herd of bugling elk. At least that's the plan.

Good luck to anybody doing any hunting while I'm out and I'll text with any success story's or BS.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:10 AM
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Are we going to get an alternate for arrowdynamics? Looks like we may have missed the boat on the alternates....anyone know?
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:09 PM
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Here is the story of my elkk hunt

The 2009 Colorado elk hunt started Sunday September 13th about noon. Jason and I left Merrilian,WI with plans of driving straight through and start hunting Monday morning. Our drive was interrupted by the Nebraska POPO. $128.00 dollars later we are back on the way. We made it to our spot in time to hunt the morning. After an exhausting climb to the top of the mountain we waited for daylight. All our effort to get there by dawn with high hopes of getting to a pinch point funnel where the elk feed up through on there way to bed were crushed by some hunters camping in the meadow the elk feed in.

Day 1 ended on a high note as we were on our way out we spotted 2 bulls and a couple of cows on the opposite hillside. To late to make a stalk we made a plan for the morning. Day 2 started with a hike up this steep knarly ridge. We ran into elk about ĺ of the way up. The elk were about 80 yards out. 1 bull and 4 cows which would not respond to any calls.



Day 3 We decided to go back to where we went the first day but hunt a little farther away. After an uneventful morning we sat at the top of the mountain and ate some lunch. I decided to let a couple of bugles. 10 minutes went by with no answer, then it happened. We heard a branch break the another branch break. We got set up as fast as we could but the bull was at 20 yards and looking right at us. Good thing Jason had his bow ready, as he came to full draw the bull whirled and started to run. I let out a cow call to get him to stop but as he slowed down Jasonís finger bumped his release resulting in premature arrow release.

We caught back up to the bull about an hour later. We got with in 50 yards of him but he did not offer any shot before he took off for good. By mid afternoon we had about as much excitement as we could handle for 1 day and started our trek out. We made it about 400 yards before we heard another elk bugle. We got set up with the decoy I bought from Justin and I started calling. With in minutes I had two bulls screaming at me and closing the distance. They both came in to 35 yards not offer any shot. 1 was a small 5x5 and the other was 300+Ē 6x6. They didnít see what they were looking for and took off. Just spent from all the activity we decided to let the area cool off for the rest of the day and hit it again in the morning.





Day 4 came with high hopes of screaming bulls looking for a fight. After setting up and starting to call we got an answer. 30 minutes of bugling back and forth resulted in caling in 5 other hunters. After that we went out and got liquored up.


Day 5 Slept in, went and did some shopping, then headed up to try again. It was getting late when we heard a bugle of in the distance but we figured we would try. We got set up again. After calling and calling the bull sounded close and was coming in hot. I was thrashing trees and doing my best to sound like a herd of elk. The bugleís got just out of sight when all of a sudden I see a human face, make it 3 human faces. We all had a good laugh and hiked out.



Day 6 was met with low expectations but we have to make the best of what we got. In the morning we saw a cow and a small bull come over the ridge top and bed down. We believe that they do that almost everyday so we have a plan for the morning of day 7. We came up with a plan for the afternoon hunt of day 6 and started our climb back up. We got with in 200 yards of the top of the mountain when I decided to bugle. We got an answer right away. We ran to get set up for a shot but the bull ran straight in and was standing at 12 yards. Jason knocked an arrow and drew his bow again the bull turned but this time Jason got a good shot off. The arrow flight was true but his aim wasnít. 1-Aspen tree shot.


On our way out we found some bone the only bone we would bring home. A 5x4 Elk and a 4x4 Muley.

We had a good time and saw some great scenery. We also found a grave. Weird






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Old 09-21-2009, 03:42 PM
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I gave Rob a PM about the alternate he's on it.
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Old 09-23-2009, 04:42 PM
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I've added kevanddj as your alternate, he should be checking in shortly. Good luck guys.
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Old 09-23-2009, 06:59 PM
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Evening Team 13
It's an honor to be put on your Team this year. Thanks to Rob for getting me in as an alternate. I hope that I don't let you down and will be able to assist you in your QUEST for another repeat again. I'm from the state of Missouri and have a good friend that lets my son and I hunt his property along the Great Mississippi. Which the deer here I call the Riverhill Monsters. We have over the years left many nice deer walk to allow for growth and he has informed me that there are at least 5 decent wall hangers this year. My son is 13yrs old and this is his 2nd year bow hunting. My joy is slipping him into a tree stand of a morning or evening and here his report of what went on. NO BETTER FEELING!!!!!!
Again Thanks to Rob and Team 13 for allowing me to join you guys for this years contest. Good Luck to you Guys and be safe. Look forward to checking in and see how everyone is doing.

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Old 09-27-2009, 04:43 AM
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welcome kevanddj

Sounds like your going to fit right in.Good luck this year to you
and your boy!
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:47 AM
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O yea did i tell you guys im going to Kansas this year.
I cant wait they say its a hot spot were im going.
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Old 09-27-2009, 04:40 PM
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Welcome to the team man! We have high expectations, but im sure you can keep up!

And thats good to hear Blue! Any guess on whos gonna draw first blood for us this year???
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