bksaun wrote:Went to Colorado in 97 with an Archery cow tag. Saw no elk for 4 days and on the last evening of the last day I walked in between 2 herds of about 40 each. Stood beside an aspen tree and a cow came up at 22 yards, put an arrow through both lungs, she walked calmly about 20 feet and layed down and that was that...Beginners Luck!, plain and simple.
Returned in 2000 and had one cow at 15ft but she had a late calf still nursing, should have been weaned by then, but I let her pass.Still had a wonderful time and took a nice mule deer buck home too.
Cool! Harvesting an elk with the bow is my ultimate goal. It couldn't have been all beginner's luck
That gave you a nice freezer full of good meat too! There is no taking of cows in the unit I hunt, but I'm not sure I could have shot one anyway with the bow. I only had one bull within bow range.
SuperBeetle wrote:My brother goes every year (except this year he had an accident 3 days before he was to leave). The biggest one he has gotten was an 8x8 that was taken with a .60 caliber flintlock.
I didn't know they made that big of a bore!