Pictures from the Boss' Big Hunt

Discussion in 'Hunting Forum' started by Dillinger, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Third attempt. Man this is frustrating. :mad:

    Okay, so I have talked about my boss' vaunted shooting skills on many of an occassion and here is some proof.

    This 6 x 6 Elk was taken at about 11,000 feet in Wyoming on a hunting trip Don Rose just got back from.

    This was a 293 yard downhill shot of about 30 degrees from a cold bore and resulted in a one shot, one stop on this big bastard.

    The weapon was built by Brett Evans of N.W. Armswerkes and is a Winchester Model 70, chambered in .338 Winchester, with a 23", #6 Krieger barrel that is heavily fluted to save on weight.

    The round impacted the animal in the shoulder, punched through both lungs and stopped in the guts somewhere. The animal staggered about 10-12 yards and bled out in less than a minute.

    Rack measured out at about 300 for those that are interested.

    Ended up with just under 290 pounds of hanging meat after dress out.

    Enjoy


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  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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    HUMMMMMMM looks like 290# of meat eating heaven. Let us know how it tastes JD.
     

  3. skullcrusher

    skullcrusher New Member

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    Very nice. Elk is some of the best eating big game animal, if not the best, imo.

    Sounds like one heck of a good shot as well.
     
  4. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    That should make a beautiful hat rack. Though i don't drive in that area, i do appreciate your boss taking down a jaywalker; he might have saved a life and a car (not just a compact car from the look of that monster :eek: ).
     
  5. Moss99

    Moss99 New Member

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    Thanks JD, now i'm hungry and all I can get is Vending machine garbage for the rest of the day... :mad:
     
  6. Jess

    Jess New Member

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    yum!!!! that must have been an amazing trip
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    Orange - He was 28 miles from a tail head, in horseback only country. Plus he was at 11,000 feet outside of Yellowstone by about a mile. No chance of a car getting out there. Even one of those Jeepers. :cool:

    Side note, one of the guides stuck himself something fierce in the leg with his skinning knife, stuck it into the Femur, but missed the Femural Artery. Luckily.

    They had to airlift him out or he would probably have died. :eek:
     
  8. orangello

    orangello New Member

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    Good, that means one of the suburban jaywalkers can now relocate to a better/safer area for all of us. :D
    Death to the Ungulate Jaywalkers!
     
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    That's just too cool! I've never eaten elk. Ate buffalo while on vacation in Montana, but missed out on the elk. :eek:
     
  10. dunerunner

    dunerunner New Member

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    Damn Nice kill!! Wish I'd done that when I was younger. Just don't hold up long at 11,000 anymore. Good thing they could pack out the meat!!
     
  11. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

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    Every hunter's dream! To get a tag, and than to actually do it. The closest I'll ever get to shooting an elk is the Tioga game preserve...:(
     
  12. 30-30remchester

    30-30remchester New Member

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    Hey DILLENGER do you know what bullet your boss used. When I was guiding I also was knifed in the leg by another guide, I was squatting down skinning the front legs of an elk while the other guide was skinning higher and he dropped his knife. The knife penatrated all the way to the hilt. For those that have never tasted elk do so it is fine dining.
     
  13. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    I don't know, but I can find out and post up the specifics. I will get the tale of the tape on the round in question.

    JD
     
  14. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    The bullet was a 225gr "A" Frame Swift that he hand loaded himself.

    The results speak for itself.

    JD
     
  15. Patrick Sperry

    Patrick Sperry New Member

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    Question

    Did you folks take the 16 on the way back through Buffalo by any chance? It sure looks like one I saw come through town on the back of a pick up and trailer.