Idaho Elk Hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting, Fishing & Camping' started by CFranklin, Dec 1, 2005.

  1. CFranklin

    CFranklin

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    I have been meaning to post this since I got back from my trip to Idaho back In Oct.
    Absolutely fanatastic trip!
    We hunted outside mackey idaho and spent seven days on horseback and on foot, four out of the five of us harvested bulls.
    This was my first kill after formally bowhunting out there for six years. I am very happy about this trip and it was definatly money well spent.
    I took him down from 407 yards with my 7mag.
    he's not huge being a six x six but I am excited
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    nice bull and congrats on the long shot;Y
     
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    That is a FINE looking bull, hey, any ELK is a big one! I for one, have never shot one, although I've hunted them. Enjoy that fine meat, nice set of horns on the wall, and fine memories. Good Job, and congrats! Take care...
     
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    Glad you enjoyed your trip up here. Thats a nice bull. I have a muzzleloader cow hunt that just opened Dec 1. Am heading up in the morning. Hopefully with our recent snow the elk will be grouped up a bit. It will make for some easy tracking.
     
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    You did a good job on the Elk Hoss, an you made a fine shot, and used my favorite hunting caliber to boot! ;)

    Nice Bull!
    Happy Eating!


    CanyonMan
     
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    What load did you use in that 7mm Magnum rifle?
     
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    CFranklin,

    That's a beauty of a bull with some long brow tines for a 6x6, congratulations! Normally, 407 yards is a long shot for elk, but not so much in pinyon-juniper sage country. The drier, snow-free conditions probably made finding elk more difficult. Please tell us more about your hunt, and your experience with the outfitter.
     
  9. CFranklin

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    Thanks guys for all your feedback!
    We stayed at Wild horse creek ranch, outside Mackey.
    We have been working with Dan Muhlic (outfitter) for a few years now, awesome guy and treats his guests fantastic!
    I would highly him to anyone.

    Over my time in the mountains this trip we covered alot of ground on horse back, oddly enough I got my shot the first day out.
    (We spent the rest of the week working for my dads shot)
    We covered around 40 miles that day and watched my bull for around four hours before he came in.
    He was sitting on an opposite ridge from use about 2500 yards with one satelite bull and over ten cows.
    over the course of the afternoon he worked his way down.
    I wanted to get a shot closer but he came in to around 350 then he started back up to over 4 before he turned.