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I ended up finding a six point after passing on seemingly endless smaller bulls. He isn't quite the monster I was hoping for, but a fine bull nonetheless.





It was a great season, and I simply can't wait for next year!
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Sweet.
Mountains of Montana among the very best place's to hunt fair chase.

Congrats
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That's a very nice bull, Matt! Congratulations!
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Fantastic! congrats, Matt!!Excellent
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Nice bull. I hope to make it out there someday to hunt elk; it makes the hair stand up on the back of neck when I hear one bugle on tv, I can't imagine actually hearing one up close and personal.
 
BTW, what make/model bino case/harness are you wearing?
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The bino case is a custom case made by Paul Lewis of FHF Gear in Bozeman MT. It is simply the best binocular case available ... period.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:

The bino case is a custom case made by Paul Lewis of FHF Gear in Bozeman MT. It is simply the best binocular case available ... period.
 
Thanks.
 
I'm in the market for one and this is by far the best looking/built case I've looked at. I just checked out his website, I just found something else for Santa to bring me.
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Outstanding, Matt! 
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That is so awesome.  Are those packs/bags for meat???  I know nothing of animal hunting...
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Originally posted by 338LAPUASLAP 338LAPUASLAP wrote:

That is so awesome.  Are those packs/bags for meat???  I know nothing of animal hunting...
 
Oh yes you do ... different animals though.
 
The bags are panniers made of leather and canvas.  They carry everything you put in them, which for us includes camp, food, and occasionally whisky.
 
In the pics, they are indeed moving meat.  The saddles are Decker packsaddles, and the panniers hang off the metal bars at the top of the saddle with brass hooks.
 
Hunting elk off horseback is truly one of the great American experiences.
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Originally posted by Bitterroot Bulls Bitterroot Bulls wrote:


 
Hunting elk off horseback is truly one of the great American experiences.

Horse is by far the best way to hunt for elk!

That is the truth there.  I miss guiding.  Nothing like spending four months on horseback hunting elk in the mountains.

We didn't use bags though.  we used the hide to keep it on the horse and protect the meat all at the same time.  Should have seen the look on the clients face when we broke out the chainsaw to prep the elk.
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Yeah, I have mantied up skin-on quarters, but now I prefer the simplicity of panniers.  The ol' vegetable oil in the saw trick, eh?  It only takes a few good wacks with a sharp axe too, if you want to save the saw fuel.
 
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Veggie oil when needed. After the first elk there was usually enough fat that lubed the blade we never used oil after that.

I got to looking at the pics closer tonight.  Terrain looks very very familiar, although I am sure not exactly where I am thinking.  I love hunting old burns for elk.  Great way to go and I have had huge success that way.  I have a few theories as to why, but will reserve that for another time.

Congrats on a great elk!
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