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Mausermolt
January 12, 2012, 11:44 AM
this pic was requested by blacksky, enjoy. the story behind it is my mom used to work for a rancher that would help out on an elk farm. theyt would cut the antlers off while in the velvet, grind it into a powder and sell to the Japanese because they thought it was an afrodeziac (pardon my spelling). so they would go out and rope them and tranq them for harvest.

warbirdlover
January 12, 2012, 12:17 PM
AWESOME!! :eek:

IdahoHombre
January 12, 2012, 01:42 PM
Wow - you don't see a pic like that everyday! What state was that in?

twobit
January 12, 2012, 01:47 PM
When you compare the size of the elk to the horse it makes one realize how big elk are. We don't have elk here in SW Texas, just little white tail deer.

Mausermolt
January 12, 2012, 01:50 PM
this pic was in central Oregon i believe, around Redmond.

Red Dog
January 12, 2012, 02:14 PM
Pretty cool!!
Are there more pics of this roping?

Mausermolt
January 12, 2012, 02:32 PM
i wish, but not to my knowledge

nate45
January 12, 2012, 02:56 PM
http://thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=77447&stc=1&d=1326397871

Mausermolt's Mom roping an elk.


Neat picture.

I thought you might enjoy it rotated and out in the thread. If you don't let me know and I'll delete it. Feel free to save it if you like, after all its your pic. :)

Mausermolt
January 12, 2012, 03:38 PM
thanks thats awsome! leave it, i put it on here for others to enjoy

IdahoHombre
January 12, 2012, 03:49 PM
I'm going to guess you didn't try running away from your mom very often ~

hikingman
January 12, 2012, 04:20 PM
Great action shot!

Daryl
January 12, 2012, 04:22 PM
I once knew al ol' boy who claimed to have roped a wild elk from horseback. He said it didn't take long for him to cut the rope and ride out of there like his tail was on fire.

Don't know if it's true or not, but he wasn't really bragging when he told the story. Somebody'd mentioned that they'd like to try it, so he told his story.

Daryl

shortwave
January 12, 2012, 06:51 PM
Mausermolt,

That's a beautiful pics and one I know your proud of.

I know I would be.

Hope you have copy's in case something would happen to the original.

Gbro
January 12, 2012, 07:35 PM
I once knew al ol' boy who claimed to have roped a wild elk from horseback. He said it didn't take long for him to cut the rope and ride out of there like his tail was on fire.
I believe there is a big difference in how a deer or elk will behave while in velvet vs later. The antlers I have been told are very sensitive.


Nate thanks for re-posting that picture. I had to save it to look at it myself.

Cowboy_mo
January 12, 2012, 07:58 PM
That's a great picture!!!!! As a long time team roper I admire your mom's work!!!

Kreyzhorse
January 12, 2012, 08:53 PM
That is a great picture. Very cool. What time period was this taken? I'd guess early 70s?

Art Eatman
January 12, 2012, 08:58 PM
Wasn't that a Willie Nelson song? "Babies, don't let your mamas grow up to be cowgirls..."

Shotgun693
January 12, 2012, 10:16 PM
Something West Texas Cowboys all wanted to do was rope a Pronghorn. My Uncle Hoyle Nix did it when he was young. It was just something to brag about.

doofus47
January 13, 2012, 03:58 PM
Wow, nice picture! I bet after that, your mom would go to the local rodeo and say things like "Steer wrestling? That's for men!" ;)

Mausermolt
January 13, 2012, 06:22 PM
my mom did team roping all through high school and still does occasionally. this picture was early or mid 80's i think. and no dont run from momma..she could rope me with a rubber band if she wanted to :D

Shotgun693
January 13, 2012, 07:39 PM
She's Heeling' that Elk. I wondered about getting the lariat over the antlers. Heeling makes a lot more sense. Do you know if she drug them to the guy cutting the antlers or did they go out to where she'd caught one?

Gbro
January 13, 2012, 08:31 PM
She's Heeling' that Elk.
Or like us bump-kins here might say,
"She's Lassoing the legs" :D

FrankenMauser
January 14, 2012, 04:07 AM
Great photo.

infmp32
January 14, 2012, 01:50 PM
That's really cool. I never really put 2+2 together that ranchers with game animals as the livestock still did ranch type things with them. That's great. So if you rope one by the legs like that, and tie 'em up to keep from kicking, is it still hog tied or is it elk tied? :D

BIGR
January 15, 2012, 08:05 AM
Nice roping. Dang, don't they have any trees (forest) around that place? Wide open ranch country I assume?

Mausermolt
January 15, 2012, 12:15 PM
central and eastern oregon is more desert country on the south half of the state. get further west or north it turns into pine forest

BIGR
January 15, 2012, 04:39 PM
central and eastern oregon is more desert country on the south half of the state. get further west or north it turns into pine forest
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One of these days I am going to get out there and see that area. Have you ever been to Crater Lake? That is one area that I am wanting to visit.

Mausermolt
January 16, 2012, 02:58 PM
being a native Oregonian....i am ashamed to say i have never been to Crater. it is on my list of places to see though :)