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Old June 30, 2014, 09:41 AM   #1
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My First Elk

I hope this is where a thread like this should go.

Quite a few people ask me "Why are you such an avid elk hunter?" I think this explains it.



This was taken in late October 1964 (I was 5) when we live on the O/Z Ranch, 9 mile up Lolo Creek. Seems like it was yesterday. The mount is in Don Vanaman's house in Bozeman. He scored 380 something I think.

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Old June 30, 2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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Nice picture RJ, one to cherish.

I did not catch the elk bug until the early 90's. Prior to that I chased bucks in Utah and California. When our Utah hunt got cut due to drought conditions reducing the herd, we ended up getting to hunt the Deseret Land & Livestock ranch in Northern Utah on management hunts for doe deer and antelope, and cow elk. It only took one time and I was hooked. When the Deseret manager changed hands and they wanted us to pay a guide fee we started hunting southern Colorado.
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Old July 1, 2014, 02:08 PM   #3
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nice...
I haven't been up lolo for a few years now, I should probably take a good road trip some time.
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Old July 2, 2014, 02:05 PM   #4
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Wow! Awesome! What did you get him with?
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Old July 2, 2014, 05:44 PM   #5
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A 1917 Remington Enfield in 30-06AI. K2.5 Weaver with a Varmint Master 6X adapter on King Pike mounts. Some kid ( me) was using it and lost the ebony fore end cap.



Here's my oldest with his first deer shot with that rifle.



And his second elk.



He takes after his Grampa.

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Old July 2, 2014, 07:52 PM   #6
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That is a great photo from 1964!
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Old July 3, 2014, 09:03 AM   #7
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Mom took 'em with her Brownie Hawkeye camera. I think she used up a roll of film because there's at least eight pictures that I know of, but that one is the only one in "captivity"

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Old July 3, 2014, 05:13 PM   #8
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Great to see a rifle passed down and used by multiple generations!
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