NV cow elk

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  1. MJ

    MJ Administrator Moderator Flyway Manager

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    I killed this cow on Thursday, day 4 of my hunt.

    I switched to 125 gr 4 blade Magnum Buzzcuts this season. I'm really happy with the results. This was a 57 yard shot slightly uphill. The entry wound is centered in the pocket, the exit wound slightly higher. I shot her at 7:30 in the evening and she bolted into the dark timber so we just backed out and went back the next morning to find her. She went less than 150 yards from where I shot her. Ironically enough, she died 75 yards from where I killed a bull in 2006.

    The pics aren't the best. She was stiff so we couldn't move her. We quartered and deboned one side (gutless method) and were then able to roll her over to finish up.

    What you're seeing in the exit wound is part of her diaphragm.


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  2. widgeon

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    Woohoo!! Congratulations!! Nice elk!
     
  3. MJ

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    Thank you!

    We got a pretty good pile of meat out of her. We'll be cutting it up and freezing it today.

    Elk tenderloin is on the menu tonight...
     
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    Nice. I friend has been trying to get me to move to Vegas for a job and if I were younger I'd sure think about it more seriously because I'd sure like to do some hunting like that.
     
  5. WoodieSC

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    Nice job there, MJ. :tu

    Was the temp in the mountains cool enough to keep the meat OK?
     
  6. MJ

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    High 40's at night at this elevation (9500'). We could see our breath in the morning air every day we were up there. It was overcast and windy all that night and we even had a few rain showers. It was overcast most of the morning while we were deboning.

    Once we had her off the mountain, I hung the meat in the shade at camp and drove to town for ice. Iced her down and left the next day. We cut her up Sunday and Monday. Thankfully, we lost no meat.
     
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    It sounds like you got a great break there with this heat wave going around the country. Good job. :tu
     
  8. HONKERS41

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    Congrats brother nice shoot!!!!:bow
     

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