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Old 10-25-2009, 08:18 PM
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I was lucky enough to harvest this cow on opening day of first season. She was moving thru a large meadow wish some small aspen stands. They when into a small drainage and that allowed me to move up a little closer and also find a good spot to shot from. They popped from the drained around 150 yards. I always shoot the lead cow always seem to be the biggest and she did not let me down. Hit her with a round and I could tell she was hit good and she hunched up. She then proceeded to turn and go back up the meadow and she stopped, so I let the .338 Win Mag hit her again and she never took another shot!!
I have to give a huge thanks to my DAD!! I packed out a front quarter on the way to get him. He was not hunting as he did not draw a tag and came along to just hang out and be there just incase I needed some help packing out. And I did!! She was 2.3 miles from the nearest road and the walk was straight uphill all the way!! Back is still sore!! It took us until 6pm on Sunday to get her all back to camp!!
THANKS AGAIN DAD!!!!!!!
Only draw back to the trip was we both had deer tags for 2nd season, but the road we take to get to the lower area is a horrible to road drive even dry and it had been snowing and raining on and off for the 6 days we were there. Talked with Sombrero Ranch guys and they were even having touble getting horses in for 2nd season. So we decided not to risk the road and not be too greedy and headed home a few days early!!
One more time.......THANKS DAD!!!!

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Veiw from camp!!

Releif that work is done!!

Until next year!!! :cheers:
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Old 10-27-2009, 07:56 PM
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Those are some great pics..I love seeing and hearing stories of others...congrates!
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:24 AM
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Where did you hunt that you had that much snow on Oct 11th? I was near Salida myself and when I shot my bull on Oct 11th it was in the 50's.

BTW, congrats. Good meat cow there.
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Old 11-01-2009, 08:51 AM
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Congratulations! I took a smallish 4x3 bull opening day of the 1st rifle season in Colorado, my first elk ever. What brand rifle is your .338 Winchester Magnum? I am attracted to this cartridge and muse about buying one of these someday. My .30-06 shooting 180 grain bullets dispatched my bull pretty handily, but then the range was less than 100 yards maybe less than 70 yards.

There was snow on the ground where we were hunting, but not much. We had significant snow on Tuesday -- about 6" to 8" -- at our camp at 11,300' elevation. The snow started about 2 AM.

I cooked a tenderloin from my elk last Sunday evening. Everyone in my family and a friend of my 13 year old youngest daughter liked it very much. It was as tender as the best restaurant fillet mignon I have ever eaten, and the flavor was very good also. Tonight I am braising an elk roast. I'll be interested to see how that turns out. I field dressed, skinned, quartered, and butchered all of my elk meat myself. The meat was well cared for and was cooled reasonably quickly.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Alsatian View Post
Congratulations! I took a smallish 4x3 bull opening day of the 1st rifle season in Colorado, my first elk ever. What brand rifle is your .338 Winchester Magnum? I am attracted to this cartridge and muse about buying one of these someday. My .30-06 shooting 180 grain bullets dispatched my bull pretty handily, but then the range was less than 100 yards maybe less than 70 yards.

There was snow on the ground where we were hunting, but not much. We had significant snow on Tuesday -- about 6" to 8" -- at our camp at 11,300' elevation. The snow started about 2 AM.

I cooked a tenderloin from my elk last Sunday evening. Everyone in my family and a friend of my 13 year old youngest daughter liked it very much. It was as tender as the best restaurant fillet mignon I have ever eaten, and the flavor was very good also. Tonight I am braising an elk roast. I'll be interested to see how that turns out. I field dressed, skinned, quartered, and butchered all of my elk meat myself. The meat was well cared for and was cooled reasonably quickly.
We were hunting north of Hayden...it snowed and rained almost the whole time we were there.

My .338 is a Ruger MK77 MarkII...I love that gun!!!!
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Old 11-05-2009, 05:07 AM
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.338 ??? Thats a sisssy gun.
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:47 PM
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I know huh.....maybe I will go back to my old .257 Roberts??
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