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Thread: WY elk, round 2

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    Default WY elk, round 2

    So, George and I ran into each other shortly after I moved to Laramie 18 years ago while I was hunting elk in a general unit. I camped close to where he and his group have been hunting since the late 1960's and George and I have become pretty good friends.

    He was bummed that he couldn't make it out to hunt over labor day with me, so we went out this morning.

    We located a pretty good group of elk right at legal shooting light and started to make our way over to them. We didn't even get a third of the way over when we spotted 3 cows in a draw feeding. We put a short stalk on them and I had the privilege of watching the old master make a text book shot right at 200 yards on a 1.5 year old cow. Shot it with his 30/06 sporterized enfield and 165 grain partitions. George looked at his watch...6:50 AM. I apologized that it took so long for him to get his elk...he laughed. Had it back to the truck and on our way home by 9 sharp.

    He does great for a guy 75 years old...he packed a front and all the rib, neck, and loins, I got the 2 hinds and the other front so we got out in one trip.

    Fun, fun day and one I wont forget.



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    Grats to George and the camaraderie you two share. Hope when I'm 75, I'm bucking up my packouts!
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    Well done!
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    I like everything about this story. Congrats to George and thanks for sharing.

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    Good stuff Buzz!

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    Cool nice hunt

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    Cool story! I hope at 75 I’m still hunting and packing meet.

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    Right on!

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    That’s a pretty great morning!!

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    Very nice!

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    Way to go George! Thanks for sharing Buzz

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    a great story and congrats on the nice cow!

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    Good going, as usual Buzz.

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    Nothing more rewarding than passing it on to a new hunter or helping out a seasoned one. I hope I am able to hit the woods at that point in my life!

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    Good deal all around. A hunt I'm sure you will both cherish more as the years pass.

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    Awesome. Thanks for sharing Buzz!

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    Props on the assist, congrats to George.

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    Way to go George! Good on you Mr. BuzzH
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    Congrats on a great hunt! Nothing better than spending it with a great friend.

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    Short but memorable. Nicely done

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    Well Done!! I love the way you tell the story!

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    Gotta love elk hunting in WY.

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    Thank you for sharing the pics and story. Always great to see someone helping out one of the "old Masters" and making it possible for them to continue hunting.

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    Great hunt

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