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2017 Elk Drawing

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

  1. srconnell22

    srconnell22

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    Yeah, it looks like we won’t be short on snow. Most of ours will be hanging at The Elkhorn Grill in Vanderbilt.

    Hunters are ready, we are ready. Almost time to go to work.
     
  2. Scottygvsu

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    Stopped in Atlanta, some beauties on the pole
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  3. Scottygvsu

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    Headed to Vanderbilt, you have any hanging?
     
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  4. srconnell22

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    I don’t know if anybody hung any there or not today. Eleven tags in the group and six were filled today. Three bulls and two cows left to go.

    We killed two bulls and four cows today.
     
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  6. srconnell22

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    Two more cows and a giant 12+ year old 7x8 down today. I’m down to one bull tag left.
     
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  7. AntiHuntersLoveMe

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    If I'm ever lucky enough to draw a tag you'll be the first one I contact srconnell... You're the man!!

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  8. srconnell22

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    It’s not just me. I have an incredible team around me that works their butts off to find and kill these animals. James Bunker, Will Iler, Joe Ferguson, my brother Dan, Brad Martin and my other bull hunter Creig all had a hand in making this happen today.

    I am very blessed to have the team around me that I have. I am just a cog in the wheel but when we work together, good things happen.

    From what we were told at the DNR check station, this is hands-down the biggest bull that has been killed so far this hunt by both weight and antlers. These guys and both of my bull hunters worked their tails off today to put this bull on the ground.

    It takes a team.

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  9. Scottygvsu

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    Sometimes I have elk in my yard and garden.
    That said, if I were to draw a bull tag, my first call would be to srconnell and his crew. You don't mess around with a tag like that.
     
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    That's a heck of a bull, congrats to the lucky hunter and guides.

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    "Lucky enough" and "bull" - fat fingers
     
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  12. Huntmich

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    This the same 8x that you guys were seeing around when I was up there a few years ago? Seen you guys been busy this weekend. Jammer and a cow hunters pic was on Michigan out of doors page. Awesome
     
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    Awesome Bull guys!!! Amazing! I’m bummed I wasn’t still there to help.
     
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    Ended up being a pretty busy day. We killed Victoria’s cow around 1:30 and this bull around 3:30 after killing your cow this morning.

    As of tonight there have been 33 animals checked in and we have 10 of those 33.
     
  15. srconnell22

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    No. He is still alive though. Saw him this fall about 12 miles south. Of course I only had a cow hunter left at the time.
     
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