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Doug N

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Great bull- no season
« on: September 10, 2011, 09:27:14 AM »
Came across this bull while out bowhunting near home last week. We are seeing more and more out here. No season unfortunately  :(






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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 09:48:17 AM »
Great looking bull.  What part of the province are you in?  Hopefully a season will start there in a few years.  Do you see many of them?

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 09:55:15 AM »
I live east of Innisfail in wmu220. He was on the east side of 220. There is a growing herd in 220 and 208 for sure. I don't see a lot here, but we do see some.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 10:40:45 AM »
Nice bull, sounds like your area needs a draw for them. Another week and the general season opens up around GC. Almost got mine yesterday with the grill of my truck driving to work.

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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 10:43:16 PM »
Wow! never thought that they would be out there.  Not much for bush out there I don't think.  Never hunted it before but it doesn't seem like elk area.  Hopefully the herd grows and offers a chance for a hunt some day.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2011, 06:10:55 AM »
We've been seeing them quite regularly out in that area.  Got a few on game cameras, and picked up some sheds as well.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2011, 09:15:30 AM »
There's been getting to be quite a few east of Red Deer.  I know that there is getting to be quite a few in the 206 WMU as well.  Should be a season opening soon.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2011, 04:31:29 PM »
Nice bull

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #8 on: September 13, 2011, 05:59:26 AM »
That looks like a really good bull.
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« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2011, 04:29:11 PM »
 I have seen a couple bulls in the Pine Lake area as well. I have also heard of them around Delburne and Trochu. It would be nice to see a season close to home.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2011, 04:39:35 PM »
All that east country is doing very good as far as elk populations starting to populate and move. Sure makes a huge difference to the numbers when predator populations are in check and are pretty minimal.
Great elk pic Doug! Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2011, 07:16:14 PM »
Yes, they are nice to see. They haven't found my haystacks yet. Maybe they are too small for them to worry about!!

Last year one of the neighbours was talking about a huge bodied deer feeding on the edge of my place. I went out the next evening to check it out. There was a 5pt bull elk standing there. I LMAO. Pretty big "deer".

Wolves and cougars are showing up here too.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #12 on: January 20, 2012, 09:51:54 AM »
So I heard TWO large bulls were hit on the highway, RIGHT where I took the picture in the original post. I didn't see him again, so I assume that info was more than rumor.

I did see a few other bulls including two more small 6 pt bulls, so that is encouraging.

Towards the end of November, I found this bull in an unfortunate situation. Not sure how he ended up out there on that thin ice (chased maybe), but the coyotes for sure finished him off. It looked pretty brutal.

My son and I spent 45 mintues chopping the horns and skull plate out of the ice. SRD has a found dead wildlife permit for me to pick up today.  :)




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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2012, 05:00:47 PM »
The majestic bull elk.  An animal that makes most hunters get excited as they did on there first ever animal.  Thx for sharing, and a great find.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2012, 02:18:21 PM »
Good picture Doug!

At least you had your camera ready. I was on the Battle River north of Castor on the second week of Nov., sitting in my bush blind & 4-300's came trotting past me a 75 Yrds! I was keeping my camera warm inside my vest, close to my chest & there was no way I could draw it out fast enough for a picture.

On my home(M.H.) I saw 3 more just south of Blood Indian Resovoir, heads/racks back & hauling tail north! I'm thinking a lot of these elk are from CFB Suffield.

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Re: Great bull- no season
« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2012, 02:12:17 AM »
beauty elk doug.  the way these things are expanding their range, it should be just a matter of time till a season opens up there.
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