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SoftShoe
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Big dummy...

Postby SoftShoe » February 13th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Was hunting Muleys on TGT with a bow today & was watching a nice muley buck come in. I had the bow up & was just about to draw when what appeared to be a monster of a elk bull stepped out of the bushes right next to me. I twist, draw as he spots/scents me then loose as he starts to whirl. I hit him but knew it was a bad hit. To far forward, probably shoulder. I watch him run away & realizing I would have a lengthy tracking session in front of me decide to drop him as he runs away. Now heres the rub. 98% of the time I have my beloved 7mm break action with me but this morning I had been looking at my statistics & realized I never once used the 270 I got as part of a package deal I bought when I 1st became a member so I decide to bring it. Not realizing I have a 270 in my hands because I equipped & shouldered it so fast. Morover even the scope is the same as I use on the 7mm so in my mind nothing was amiss & I was indeed very pleased with myself as I see the bull pile up after the shot. I start walking toward my prize when the "Warning, unethical ammunition used" flashes up... Ohhh Noooooo...

I get to the bull & sure enough hes the biggest I have shot thus far & it counts for bupkis.

402.719
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby TheSheWolf » February 13th, 2018, 3:17 pm

Ahh MAN that is tragic. My condolences ;(
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby gas56 » February 13th, 2018, 5:09 pm

I've done that a few times pulling up the wrong rifle (allowed list) and shooting an animal. That just sucks........
Or pulling up the weapon with it not being loaded, but then you can still pursue it..........if you have enough time left in the game.

but you should just laugh at pulling up the wrong gun,.. it could happen to anyone.

BTW..... I would have kept looking for another big Elk in that hunt,.. because you never know how many big ones get spawned.
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby killertut » February 13th, 2018, 5:33 pm

happens to the best.

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Re: Big dummy...

Postby RidgeBack69 » February 13th, 2018, 7:54 pm

Yea we have all done it and it S***S! I do have a question where did get the score? I only ask because it looks like around 350-360 to me. But I could be wrong and it wouldn't be the first time. lol
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby xOEDragonx » February 13th, 2018, 8:19 pm

The scoresheet makes it look like a 352 to me, but that could be oversight on my part. I assume you got that 402 score from somewhere Softshoe!

Scoresheet = https://www.thehunter.com/#profile/soft ... /591340711
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby Seifer » February 13th, 2018, 8:35 pm

Very nice Elk! Haven't broken 400 myself yet :?


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Re: Big dummy...

Postby Griph » February 13th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Count, shmount! That's an incredible kill, story, and trophy (shot, at least). I hope you mounted it.
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby RidgeBack69 » February 13th, 2018, 9:17 pm

The game won't let him mount a DQed animal
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Re: Big dummy...

Postby stancomputerhunter » February 13th, 2018, 9:21 pm

400 RM Elk are a dime a dozen at TGT so no big deal. When you mess up on a 430+ there, then you should feel sorry, I would. Get a 400+ Roosevelt Elk, and you are in a pretty exclusive club in comparison to the number of players. Good story though.


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