Here is the only bullet found out of 4 solid hits on my bull elk at 1400 yards. A lot of you may think what posses anybody to shoot a game animal that far? I did myself until this hunt. Long story short on the last day I could hunt after hiking 6 hours we get back to the truck and 5 bulls show up. Was it luck? A little! I had shot my rifle a ton and knew the @leupoldoptics #cdscustomdialsystem was right on, I had 3 people on wind, @_hayyydddd_ @ittie_bitty @bobbij83 and I knew my @hornady_mfg #eldx bullet had enough energy to put him down. The first shot was a clean pass through the chest, the second anchored him through the spine and the next two were just making sure he didn’t get up! This Bullet we pulled out of the far side hip bone and it was destroyed! All of this and the bullet weights 157 grains out of 178! That’s 88% weight retention and like I said the others were pass throughs! I’m a firm believer in the Eld-x bullets and won’t shoot anything else at anything that matters! Oh and all this without a gunwerks rifle! #hornady#eldx#elk#bullelk#leupold#sigsauerrangefinders#wonrategear#battlebornapparel#1400yards#nevada#mountains#hiking#hunting#longrangeshooting#wontshootanythingelse
The boys did all the hard work so I figured I could help with some of the dirty work.
Deer update: I had a scope limitation due to coyotes that did not want me near their area. And now I'm 2 days behind on studying so I'll have to catch up tomorrow.
I'm so excited to hear that my brother @scharfmt closed the deal on this Montana stud tonight! He had worked so hard helping others all season including myself and my dad, I was worried that he was going to run out of time! I spent last week with him and although we had a lot of opportunities with nice bulls we just couldn't find the one that he was looking for. He found this bull for the first time last Friday morning as I was heading home to Wisconsin and one week later found him again!! Congrats Brother! #elk#elkhunting#leupoldoptics#fhfgear#backcountryhuntersandanglers#mypubliclands#stoneglacier#lowaboots#tactacam
Super thankful for this beautiful guy and for this whole last week of adventures with @kevinjnagle. We hammered out over 75 miles in the gnarliest wind, rain, and steep ass landscape. Success feels bittersweet, incredibly grateful for my bull, but that means another year to wait until we get back out there again. For now, a nice hot bath is in order!!! Thanks to @kevinjnagle @hotsoup4surf Max and Peter for helping me pack out all the organic goodness! #camhanes#keephammering#hunting#conqueryourunknown#3x4raghorn#elkhunting
This guy looked and smelled like a guy that just finished a hormone fueled crazy month of rut. At first, I thought he might be injured as a walked by him, but his buddy stood as I walked by, and eventually he did too. They should be jumpy, they chose to rest pressed against a steep decline, while being down wind to a flat conducive to a quiet predator sneaking up on them.