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2017 Elk Drawing

Discussion in 'General Michigan Hunting' started by srconnell22, May 19, 2017.

  1. srconnell22

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    Temps are getting worse.

    Mark my words... I will kill an elk in flip flops during the next portion of this hunt.

    Good luck to all those that are still hunting.

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  2. chuckinduck

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    Pics or it didn't happen. If going with flip flops I would recommend REEF. They have the bottle opener on the bottom. Which pairs nicely with celebratory cold ones in stifling heat.
     
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    The bulls have been ready to go for a few weeks now. Pretty quiet out there with the warm temps.

    The rutting zones will be key for this hunt. Once the weather and temperatures break, all hell is going to break loose.
     
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    I'm ready for the weekend.
     
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    Scott, curious as to how you deal with these temps once you get one down. My buddies cow last Dec took us 6 hours to get out. Surely we'd start losing meat in warm temps taking that long and we didn't even get to the check-in until the next morning! Of course, it was below zero and we had the opposite problem - it was frozen like a brick.

    Regardless, good luck and we'll look forward to seeing the pics!
     
  8. srconnell22

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    Drag really fast and run him straight to the processor!

    That's what I'm doing with this one right now.

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    how's the drag going in the flip-flops?
     
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  11. srconnell22

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    Flip-flops are for the evening hunts!
     
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    Shoot them across the street from the processor. Have processor pick up with tractor. Easiest drag of my life
     
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  13. srconnell22

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    Here's Jim's 6x7 from this morning.

    The picture above was Jim's bull the morning before season opened (yesterday morning).

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    Flip flops are in action on this lovely July, I mean September evening.
     
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    This is 14 year old Drew with his cow killed this morning. This cow was part of Jim's bull's harem.

    Drew was the recipient of a donated tag. What a great program that is, I would encourage anyone with kids interested in the outdoors to sign up.

    Guided by James Bunker.

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    We killed another 6x6 tonight. James killed it, so I can't claim it with the flip flop kill.

    I saw two bulls that I held the hunter off on as they were too young.

    That makes 8 killed for us so far in 5 days of hunting. We are tagged out, so it's on to helping other guides unless anyone else is looking for help for either a bull or a cow.
     
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