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    My 2012 "Memorial" Bull

    Well to say its been a long season would probably be an understatement. After drawing a special bull elk permit, I spent a lot of time in the field this year looking for that special bull. I saw a lot of great bulls throughout the season, and came close to punching my tag several times on great bulls but could never seem to put two and two together. Then on Nov. 20th my father passed away, so I was unable to get out into the field during the last couple of weeks of the season due to spending time with him in his last few days. I finally made myself hunt on the last day of the season, even though my enthusiasm was nearly gone, and filled my tag on this bull. Granted he is not a monster bull, but he will forever be the bull that I can remember as my fathers "memorial" bull. My father was such a great outdoorsman, and taught me so much during our several time's out in the field, either hunting, hiking, camping or fishing. My hunts from now on just won't quite be the same knowing that my dad is not here anymore to share the joys of success, and frustrations of coming close, but not close enough. From now on it will be my turn to pass on the knowledge to my children, just as my father did with me, and if I can do half the job he did then I think that would be a good start. This season has truly made me re-focus on what is important in my life, and I can never fully thank my father enough for the valuable life lessons he taught me during his lifetime. I hope that everyone has a wonderful holiday season, and don't forget to take time out of your schedule to visit the ones you love.
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    Sorry for your loss. Nice bull!

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    well stated. nice bull

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    jjenness,

    I am so sorry about the loss of your dad. He sounds like a great teacher and hunter. I am glad you got your tag filled on a special bull, no matter the size. I sincerely appreciate you sharing something so personal with us.

    Take care and God bless.

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    Jjenness- I'm sorry for the passing of your dad. It is a great "memorial" bull! It would definitely be my favorite bull!

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    jjenness- So sorry for the passing of your dad. I can't imagine how difficult it must be to get back out in the field after losing your dad. Pass on his hunting legacy through your kids.

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    Thats a tough one jjenness, sorry for the loss of your dad. I'm sure you will be as big, if not more, of an influance to your kids. Keep the lagacy strong. Congrats on the Memorial bull.

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    jjenness,
    Your dad sounds like a fine man and we're so sorry for your loss. I am certain that he would be proud that you went out and found a nice memorial bull in his honor.

    Pass on the wonderful traits and love of the outdoors to your kids too, it's how we honor the ones who taught us those things.

    Blessings to you and your family.

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    I'm truely sorry to hear about your loss jjenness. Congrats on a fine bull. Stand strong my friend!

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    jjenness,
    Sorry for your loss. What a great way to remember your father and what you have learned from him. Stay strong Brother

 

 
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