View Full Version : Kifaru Late Season with a Bull.

09-14-2009, 11:03 AM
Here's my buddy's Area 10 bull. Rough score 365, 13 yard shot.


And another with his son, who witnessed the whole deal.


While waiting to track his bull, they call another 320 6x6 in to 20 yards, got the whole deal on video too.

09-14-2009, 01:14 PM

Buck W
09-14-2009, 01:28 PM
WOW is right! Congrats to your buddy.

Scoutin' Wyo
09-14-2009, 01:30 PM
Oh my!!!!

That is a monster! I would have guessed more than 365.

09-14-2009, 01:41 PM
WOW!!! Now that's a fine bull indeed....and to take it with his son in tow is more of a trophy than the animal.

David in OR
09-14-2009, 01:44 PM

09-14-2009, 01:51 PM
I see his time stamp is off on the photo, shot it Saturday A.M., September 12. He usually shoots a long bow, but used his compound due to the open country. Ended up the long bow would have worked out o.k. too.

His son joins him on many hunts and has his first tag to fill this fall, a late season cow tag.

09-14-2009, 04:26 PM
Is this a Colorado bull? Nice bull

one-eyed Bob
09-14-2009, 05:14 PM
That's a wonderful Late Season.

09-14-2009, 05:59 PM
Very Nice elk. Congrats !

09-14-2009, 06:17 PM
Simply awesome! Every Late Season should have to go through that!

09-14-2009, 06:24 PM
Awesome bull. Can you share the details? Leave for my AZ hunt in 9 days. Can't wait and loving all these success stories.

09-14-2009, 06:58 PM
Here's the details.

NW Colorado, GMU 10, tough tag to get but known for BIG bulls.

Very open country, Dan missed a very large bull earlier in the season and had just gone back up for a two week stint. He's from Silt, Co, so it's not that far of a drive. His son and friend joined him to video the event. While one camera was rolling, the camera man got pretty excited, so the camera doesn't always stay on the bull, but hey, they got something to replay the event over and over.

After spotting the bull, Dan called him in using aggressive cow calls on a Primos single reed cow call. He came on a string to 8 yards, with only the bush Dan was using for cover separating them. As the bull moved, Dan pegged him with a 13 yard shot. The bull stopped at 50 yards, blood dumping, but with the opportunity there, he shot him again. Both shots were kill shots, nothing wrong with some insurance on that bull.

The bull went over the ridge out of sight. Dan laid down the law, we are waiting 1 hour before tracking. His son and friend were ready to go!! While waiting a cow comes over the ridge. They get the cameras rolling, Dan calls in a 320 class bull to 20 yards. Once all that fun was over, they went over the ridge to find his bull 100 yards away.

Dan's a very nice guy, great family man and one heck of an elk hunter. He goes to some traditional shoots and usually hunts with his long bow. Long time Kifaru pack user and gets it done most every year. He's about the size of Sawtooth, so maybe that makes the bull look larger!!:)

09-14-2009, 10:42 PM
Outstanding! And a patient fellow to persist long enough to draw a unit 10 tag. Clearly worth the wait.

09-17-2009, 06:18 PM
WOW!!!!!!!!!!Enough said!!!!!

09-18-2009, 04:29 PM

Congrats all around.

09-18-2009, 08:14 PM
Congrats on a beautiful bull!

Might suggest packing that beast with the antlers pointing down (if possible). Wouldn't want anyone to get shot by mistake.

09-18-2009, 08:21 PM
During archery season?

09-19-2009, 07:02 AM
Yes, archery, might be a place to use those points you are building up Smokepole!!

09-19-2009, 07:20 AM
Actually, my comment was for the previous poster, the thought being that during archery season you don't have to worry so much about being shot while carrying horns out on your back.

09-20-2009, 07:42 PM
Unless my eyes are playing tricks on me, that looks like a 6x7, not a 6x6! Wow! Looks especially hug in that Late Season pack - nice job!!