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So I took my nine year old on my DIY elk hunt this year. I have been bow hunting elk for several years now. Last year was my first elk on the ground, as you may recall a cow. The year prior some Eastman's forum members who I would call friends today, came and one of them landed a bull.
This year was my year!!!! A nice Idaho bull hit the deck Tuesday afternoon with my son there to be a part of it! He was an awesome hunt partner. Even though I had to get stern with him about being quiet while we moved, he went into overdrive of try his hardest when the bull showed up. He remembered everything I taught him in camp during our practice hunts near the tent. He called on my que, and was instrumental in turning this guy for a dead ringer shot at 34 yards.
I am getting this guy mounted at Imperial Taxidermy here in Idaho. Cant wait to get this guy back!
Last edited by wolftalonID; 02-08-2014 at 09:04 AM.
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Very very cool!! Looks like you have a elk hunting partner for life! Congrats!
Very cool! Congrats and awesome you took your son hunting!
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Congrats on that experience! I have an almost 2 year old son and I can't wait to take him out hunting.
Congrats! You guys will never forget that hunt.
Very very cool and I am guessing he is hooked for life now....great job, both of you!
Awesome! My Dad always took me along and I remember almost every trip just like it was yesterday.
That is the greatest. I love how kids can bugle so effortlessly. sometimes all they need is a pc of rubber hose.
I have no idea how I am going to stay at work until 19th with photos being posted.