Archery Bull Hunt Success...

by Heath P.
(Ephraim, Utah)


I have always been a do it yourself deer hunter and have been hunting with my dad since I was little. But when I drew my long awaited big bull tag this year I realized I didn't know much about elk or elk hunting, I had never been. I had run into elk and watched them occasionally while hunting deer or just being in the mountains, but did not know much.


I came across this website and visited it quite often as I prepared for my archery bull hunt. The information on this site got me on the right track. Of course the best way to learn is to just do it, but this site helped me quite a bit.

My Archery bull taped out at 350 gross and scored over 60 mass points.

The only bad thing about hunting big bulls for me is that I am now not interested in deer, and all I want to do is hunt big bulls, and getting bull tags are either few and far between or extremely pricey. So I don't know what I am going to do now.

thanks elk-hunting-tips.net!

Heath P.

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Oct 31, 2012
Awesome Bull
by: elkwisperer

Heath, I have been archery hunting elk for 28 years and I have never come close to a bull like that. That is truely an awesome accomplishment with a bow. Congratulations X 10. Those 3s are super long and thick too. Nice elk!!

Oct 31, 2012
Job well done!
by: Peg Goode

I am so very proud of you! That is a great bull and to do it at 65 yards! Good for you! I live in Arizona and have only got one bull and one cow. I'll be 61 this year and can't wait for my next hunt. Unfortunately, I don't know how to shoot a bow, (and if you have read my past reports I question my rifle shots too) But, I don't want to stop. Just calling them in is a complete joy to me. Keep up the hunting and good luck next year!!!

Oct 30, 2012
Frustrating Fun
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.net

The best two words to describe archery elk hunting during the rut: "Frustrating fun!"

I'm gonna start wearing a GoPro video camera on my head, so I can have it on video when I'm staring up into a bull's nostrils that I can't shoot! It happens every year.

Oct 30, 2012
Archery Bull Hunt Success...
by: Heath

Thanks Dave,

Yeah I am going to start putting in other states, building up points, and maybe try a few over the counter any bull units.

There were times I was ready to chuck my bow and wished I had a rifle tag, but when I dropped this bull from 65yards after he came charging for a fight in response to me bugling near his cows on the final night of the hunt all previous frustrations faded and I havn't been able to stop smiling since, as you know, theres nothing like it.

One way to help with my new favorite hobby, I plan on helping any time any of my friends or family have bull tags and I think I will enjoy spotting bulls, taking pictures and videos, and trying to bugle them in just for fun and to get close looks.

Heath

Oct 30, 2012
Huge Rack First Elk Hunt!
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.net

That's a beautiful rack, Heath! I lost interest in hunting deer, too. Here's what you do next: Just keep bow hunting! Develop those skills. You'll probably have to go out of state. And, be willing to kill cow elk. They are tough to get close enough to with a bow. They are the watchdogs during the rut. Of course, bulls can be tough to get next to, too. But, I find myself staring up the nostrils of a bull called in just about every year during the rut. Keep it up! Glad to hear of your success.

Dave

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