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    Way to go. Any elk taken with a bow is a trophy....

    Way to go. Any elk taken with a bow is a trophy. Good luck and keep us posted
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    Good Luck

    Good Luck
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    Colorado has some beautiful elk country and the...

    Colorado has some beautiful elk country and the most elk. There is something about Montana that makes me want to stay there every time I go there. If I could talk my wife into living there I would be...
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    Sorry about the bust on elk tags. If you don't...

    Sorry about the bust on elk tags. If you don't mind saying, What state do hunt with OTC tags?
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    We didn't draw on the buck antelope or any of the...

    We didn't draw on the buck antelope or any of the once of the lifetime tags. I did get Kansas but that tag isn't hard for me to draw because of the family farm. The antlerless is coming next
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    Me and three of my boys got deer tags. But the...

    Me and three of my boys got deer tags. But the exciting thing is one of my boys drew a archery any bull tag. Hopefully I will be posting elk pictures this September.
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    I just do the OTC archery tag. About every third...

    I just do the OTC archery tag. About every third year or so somebody will draw a anybull tag. Then I usually focus on them.
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    They all have tagged along bowhunting with me...

    They all have tagged along bowhunting with me since a young age so I've been lucky there...it's just the 15 hours from elk country that causes the problem right now:). As soon as I know they are...
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    For me its about half in stands and and half spot...

    For me its about half in stands and and half spot and stalk. My boys do about 80% spot and stalk. We have 3 stands we put up. The closest stand is about a mile off the main trail and the furthest is...
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    The furthest I have ever shoot an animal is at 51...

    The furthest I have ever shoot an animal is at 51 yards. My eyesight isn't what it use to be so 40 yards is my max. Besides the one elk at 51 yards all the rest have been 32 yards or closer and that...
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    Thanks for sharing Matt. I really enjoyed them....

    Thanks for sharing Matt. I really enjoyed them. When will your Kids be old enough to hunt with you? I'm lucky to live where I live.
    I was blessed to take my kids on hunts when they were young. Now...
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    I think I may have shared this story before. I...

    I think I may have shared this story before. I wrote this in 2012 on a successful hunt. Anytime I can go on the mountain and bow hunt elk is a successful trip to me. Any elk with a bow is a trophy.
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    40 yards would probably be my max with a bow. ...

    40 yards would probably be my max with a bow. I'm only pulling 40-45 lbs. But so far I haven't even bought an archery elk tag.
    Maybe I'll buy one this year.[/QUOTE]

    You should try it...
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    Just something to talk about

    I'm just wondering what everybody's max distance is for shooting elk. This is just for conversation so please nobody tear down anybody. I just need to talk elk hunting because August for me isn't...
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    DCA

    I shot the deer crossing arrows today at 20, 30 and 40 yards. They do shoot well. I have 400 spine arrow at 28" long and 50 grain inserts with a 100 grain field tip. At 20 yards I had a 2" group at...
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    I tried it on the elk hunt last year. The jury is...

    I tried it on the elk hunt last year. The jury is still out. I didn't have an elk follow it. I also didn't have an elk bust me either. This next year I will try it again. The Coyotes followed it and...
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    Very good article scraps. When I hunt the...

    Very good article scraps.
    When I hunt the Midwest I use expandable heads for whitetail and they work great. Here at home I use fixed heads for elk and I should say mule deer but that's only because...
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    Good luck wreckless

    Good luck wreckless
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    DCA Arrows

    I just ordered me a dozen of the Hunter series arrows. With the 80 grain insert. I will let y'all know how they shoot and hold up to elk.
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    One of my sons uses the 150 grain on elk and has...

    One of my sons uses the 150 grain on elk and has had great success with them.
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    None of us drew a bear tag.

    None of us drew a bear tag.
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    Welcome Im not from Wyoming, I'm a state south...

    Welcome
    Im not from Wyoming, I'm a state south of ya. I practice out to 60 yards but don't take any shoots for deer over 50 yards. I wont shoot an elk over 40 yards. Thats me. I know people who are...
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    Trial153 had a lot of good advice. I shoot a 450...

    Trial153 had a lot of good advice. I shoot a 450 grain arrow for elk. I have one son who Who shoots the FMJ's his arrow weight is around 560. He is also has a 31" draw and shots at 70lbs. Me I'm at...
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    My first choice on bear is for the fall Wasatch...

    My first choice on bear is for the fall Wasatch hunt. I did that mostly so if I see one when I am bowhunting I can take it. My Second choice was the Nebo summer tag. I have a son that lives up in...
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    I forgot to mention I did put in for bear. The...

    I forgot to mention I did put in for bear. The draw for that is in 2 weeks.
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