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Old September 18, 2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Old Cow

I killed my 1st Elk last week during the Colorado Muzzleloader season.

Because of 2 day's of rain I was running very low on B P as I had to change my load more than usual and that my powder flask wasn't in camp so after dropping the Cow I had to use the powder in my priming tool to reload for the finishing off shot. One thing nice about that was I knew I had to close my pan cover (frizzen) and the pan self primed.
While waiting for the packs, I boned out one side and then went for the shinny white teeth to find that there was only 1 tooth in the old girl's mouth . Well she had incizers, but no molars.
When my help arrived we started bagging and the milk bags pulled loose and became un-attached.
We then had 3/4 mile hump down to camp and being I put her down at 6pm it was getting real dark in the timber. About 1/3 of the way to camp we run across a couple hunters on horses and here its the local Warden and a friend coming in from a evening hunt.
Well he stops in our camp and checks everything out and has some questions about the sex evidence that's not attached. After confirming that I did know the bags should be attached he let me off.
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Old September 19, 2012, 08:07 AM   #2
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Nice Hawken, I like to see fellow BP hunters and their Hawken rifles. I made my first BP kill with a patched .498 round ball, 120 gr. of BP, vernier peep sight.
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Old September 19, 2012, 10:42 AM   #3
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Old September 24, 2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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I shot an "old cow" elk once in Wyoming-worst tasting, toughest elk meat we ever had.
The guide indicated I should shoot the biggest one which I did. Big in profile but not very wide.
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Old September 24, 2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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Nice job Gbro, congrats.
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Old September 25, 2012, 09:52 AM   #6
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I shot an "old cow" elk once in Wyoming-worst tasting, toughest elk meat we ever had.
The guide indicated I should shoot the biggest one which I did. Big in profile but not very wide.
I do not know what anyone means when they don't refer to their Elk meat as being tough-FFFFFF!

We have brought Elk meat back many times and it matters not what size, they were all tough-FFF!
This old cow is ground up and that is just fine because I love ground Elk.
I did have the store where i brought it run a few steaks through the chopper that they use to make a cube steak. I had some venison given to me last fall, as I didn't score, that was done like that and it was GRAND. I am kind of savoring the thought of a grilled Elk steak that might not exhaust me.
As for Guide, not for me.
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Old September 25, 2012, 10:04 AM   #7
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yummy elk burgers
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Old September 27, 2012, 08:19 AM   #8
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Good shooting with that smoke pole!

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