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    Default Finally connected

    Its nothing spectacular but after putting in a lot of time and energy in to different hunts I finally connected. I was looking for a bull but didnt see one in 2 days of scouting and about 50 miles of driving.

    Shot her at about 250 yds. Rd hit the very bottom of the spine and took a sharp turn and hit the back hip. She dropped right where I shot her.

    Guess that was a good thing. I was all by myself and getting her loaded up was a real chore. I got my rig stuck not long after that as well and luckily some other hunters stopped and helped me out. I repaid the deed not 2 miles back down the trail when I ran it some guys whose frame snapped on their 6 wheeler. Funny how that stuff works out.

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    Congrats. It doesn't take a monster bull to be a successful hunting trip. Glad you connected with one
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    Definitely a purdy animal. I love cow meat. Big antlers are cool but cow makes for great eating. Topjob.


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    Success is having meat in the freezer and great memories of a safe and fun time. Congrats!
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    Nice...nothing wrong with a nice big cow. Tasty stuff there! Congratulations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JuliW View Post
    Success is having meat in the freezer and great memories of a safe and fun time. Congrats!
    Success is great memories of a safe and fun time..........meat in the freezer is a great bonus..............lol.
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    It sure was a fantastic feeling. Lots of sore muscles today but that meat sure smells good. I dropped the bulk of it at the processor today. Letting the ribs and back strap hang a bit. Ribs are hitting the smoker and I've got some stuff planned for that back strap too!
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    Congrats!

    I'm sure those straps will be tasty.

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    Success is Success. I haven't shot a cow yet but I would if I didn't always get stuck with these bull only hunts. Coming home with the prize is what counts.

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    what caused the frame to snap on the 6x6?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacherman View Post
    what caused the frame to snap on the 6x6?
    Cheap construction would be my guess. The "frame" was 1 in HOLLOW square tube. Not exactly quality construction. I suspect that over time the way the shock is mounted on those 6 wheel drive deals that the strain of bouncing up and down just wore that hollow walled square tube out.
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