Tracking down an Archey Bull Elk – Solvid Bow Hunting – 100% Film It Yourself

Tracking down an Archey Bull Elk – Solvid Bow Hunting – 100% Film It Yourself


thanks to the 1970 Honda Trail 90, I made it five miles and 3,000
vertical feet above the river bottom by first light without even breaking a
sweat I ditched the bike and walked another mile before I got my first response it sounded like he was down in a hole
and across the canyon so I made it across the creek and did another call set, but got no response and nothing came into the calls so I headed up the hillside and got on the
ridge top where I cut a track, which led to more tracks and more sign. It
appeared to be alone elk, so I wasn’t expecting heard bull, but with two days
left in the season, hot temperatures and a supermoon, I
wasn’t about to be very picky I followed the signs over a mile and about a thousand feet above the creek until I came up to some benches where I thought I might
hang out for the afternoon and work on him that, evening but instead I caught him
by surprise laying in his bed he was definitely on to me, but I’d been
being quiet and Cow calling so a human was probably the last thing I expected to see with an arrow nocked, I ranged him… 35 yards of course he stands up in a bad angle
and though not very visible to the camera, there’s some limbs about the same elevation as his vitals, preventing a shot if there was one. So I stepped the
left hoping he’d give a broadside shot Before running There’s a gut shot, and now 40 yard
lung shot Well, there’s a pretty good chance I just arrowed a bull elk Snuck up on him in his bed Then I heard a bunch of crashing, so there’s a good possibility he didn’t go very far. With a few minutes to kill, I took off the Solvid Head Cam Mount and replayed the footage. Its gonna be a good-little pull out of here, but i think I made the right decision. ohhhh, Yes! That’s where he was bedded. There he is That bull didn’t make it 50 yards from where he was hit. Right there! YES!!! He’s not the king of the forest, but he’s got character. All his tines are nice. Perfect Shot! Probably just a 2 or 3 year old bull elk, not real raggy, so that’s nice. He’s just cool. He’s got some character. Its not going to be a terrible pack out of here, but its gonna take a couple days, for sure. I’m just happy to have him though. So I’m over here working on my archery elk and ther’s my arrow, the one that killed him. Two days packing heavy loads off the mountain myself definitely had me questioning my sanity, But looking at a pickup bed full of meat at dark the following day, definitely made it worth it. Where I’m heading. Quite the trek.

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