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Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4

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Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4

Postby WapitiTalk1 » 03 03, 2021 •  [Post 1]

Location: Somewhere in the elk woods
Hunt Pressure Status: Minimal
Hunt: Solo hunt
Date/Time: Early OCT around 8:50ish
Tag: Muzzleloader; 3 PT (or better) bull or antlerless

Long story short, you’ve worked your way across a side hill, following a vocal bull with cows since right at the crack of dawn. You’re not overly familiar with this area and are more than surprised to come across what you hear and see now in this small opening, right below a cliff, on the smallish bench. A handful of cows back off to the rear, left of the bull…. are starting to drop like flies, below the cliff, in their bedding spots, and yep….. right as you get to where you are now, old whale tail screams a bugle from his resting spot. The thermals are still moving pretty steady downhill this time of the morning. Your view of this bull is exactly how you see it, right around 80 yards away. Smoke pole shouldered………. shoot or no shot here?

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If you're shooting, save the picture to your desktop and open in MS Paint, then place a spot, X, or whatever on the critter before you save it back to a jpg or png and add the marked up pic with your post.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4

Postby >>>---WW----> » 03 03, 2021 •  [Post 2]

Dead center on his neck and at the base of the jaw bone. He won't even twitch.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4

Postby Swede » 03 03, 2021 •  [Post 3]

If I have a decent rest, I would take WW's shot position. I do not feel that confident with an off hand shot.
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Re: Shoot or No Shot 2021 - Episode #4

Postby Lefty » 03 04, 2021 •  [Post 4]

. likely Im already have a rest or shooting sticks,
With a rifle I would have two into him, he wouldn't get off the ground

It looks like the shot is there,.. but I dont With a soft lead ball and Idaho regs . open sights. Im waiting for the bull to stand for a shot.
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