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Old 09-30-2002, 11:58 AM
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Friend's son just bagged a nice elk!


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I have a friend at work who's son just got a nice bull with his bow. I saw a picture, and it was a nice large rack, but with fairly short almost palmated tines. The big suprise came when he checked it with fish and game- they estimated it was 15 yrs old! Now that's an old, mature elk. He didn't get that old by being dumb!
The fella who got the bull also got a bear (his 8th) about two weeks before getting the elk. He's a blacksmith and horseshoer, self-employed, and when hunting season rolls around he's in the woods!
I don't have a scanner, but if I can get them to loan me the pic I'll try and find someone to scan it to a disk for me so I can post it. Ah, I love hunting season! I've been seeing a number of nice racks in the backs of pickups around town... ID
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Old 09-30-2002, 07:05 PM
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Yep. Got both of the Wall Tents up in the back yard with the wood stoves going right now. The small one goes Deer Hunting in 2 weeks, the big one goes Elk Hunting in 4. Just making sure all the seems are tight, holes that need to be repaired, stoves are burning right...Uncle drew a Branch Antler permit this year, gotta go find that Herd Bull this year...hope he finds him...I'm looking for the spike...
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Old 09-30-2002, 07:16 PM
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My Grandpa, (Chuck Babcock) on the left with his 5x6, my Dad, (Tom Babcock) at 17 yrs old with his 7x7 that scored 350, and Gene Terry with his spike. 1955, Yakima County. Dad got a ticket on the way home for being overloaded in the old Dodge.
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Great old photo!

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Old 10-03-2002, 06:32 AM
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A super neat photo that I'm sure you're fond of. I'll bet you Dad considered his ticket a "nice problem to have" if you have to get a ticket.

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Old 10-03-2002, 07:23 AM
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Yeah he was a happy 17 year old! He used a 300 Savage, emptied the gun on that Bull. It went down everytime, but would get back up and start running. That Bull and another 6pt that my Dad lost after being down on the ground 4 times is what pushed my Dad in the direction of the Weatherby. He lost the 6pt after he and my Grandpa tracked it all night, and into the next morning. Never caught up to it, that was 1966. The next year he had a "2 county" gun.
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Old 10-03-2002, 03:49 PM
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Joel,

Want you to know how much I enjoy (vicarious living) your posts, and I'm sure I'm only one of many that do. Look forward to more real life insights.

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Old 10-03-2002, 07:04 PM
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Thanks, as a young boy I grew up listening to hunting stories from my Grandpa, (He lived across the street) and my Dad, and couldn't wait until I was old enough to start hunting. Gramps had a pond in his back yard that my brother and I would go catch Bass and Catfish out of. He lived on 14 acres and the back half was all swamp and pond. I was forever looking at pictures of hunts from years gone by and loved to go fishing with" Gramps". My first game animal that I ever shot was with him, using his "Sweet 16" Model 12. Mallard Drake, "settin his brakes over the Decoys". That's pronounced "Dea'coy's" according to Gramps. We were extremely fortunate, we leased a Hunting club during the 70's. I could be Duck hunting within 5 minutes of my Mom and Dad's front door. In fact my brother and I alway's get a kick out of the news today about kids and guns. We used to have my '67 Plymouth Valiant loaded up with the Decoys, hunting gear and just about everybody in school knew that there were a couple of well worn 12 guages in the back seat of the Babcocks "cruiser" . Times have sure changed.
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Here are the pics I promised! This first one is kind of dark, it's in the timber where the elk was taken.
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Here is one up on the ridge where you can see better. See what I mean about being nearly palmated? Imagine what this old boy looked like 6 or 8 years ago!
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That is a really nice bull you got there.

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