2017 Hunting

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Stephen Borud
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2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Oct 24, 2017 1:16 pm

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It’s been one hell of a year for hunting here in Wyoming. The Big 50 took two antelope, and the 50 1 3/4 took a deer yesterday. I had a goal to kill a animal with something other then a 50 Shiloh, but couldn’t make it happen. I have a nice little Shiloh 40/50 BN that shoots great but with the yardage’s and heavy wind conditions I didn’t get an opportunity even though I did carry it several miles this fall. I feel very blessed to hunt where I do and have the opportunity to take my boys with me on these yearly adventures. I killed both antelope on public land and the deer on Orville’s Ranch.

We fished and hunted on Orville’s Ranch for six days. We ate fresh brown trout almost every night that the boys caught and enjoyed fresh deer, antelope, and elk steak. There are to many distractions these days for the younger generation! To have an opportunity to take them to a place where there is no cell service, no distraction other then hunting and fishing is truely unique.

A big thanks to Orville and Janelle for always letting us have full reign on their ranch. Without that we wouldn’t be able to experience what I think is so important, traditional hunting!

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Kodiak
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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Kodiak » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:22 pm

Three proud hunters!

And very much so, well done.


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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:41 pm

Thank you Jim!



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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by BFD » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:14 pm

Kodiak wrote:Three proud hunters!

And very much so, well done.


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Yup, congratulations!

Not going out west this year for something, sure hurts. Next year....

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks Brent! We sure look forward to hunting each fall with these guns. Good luck next year.


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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by BFD » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:22 pm

I have enough elk preference points I think I stand a good chance of being drawn. Just need to decide where to apply.

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:36 pm

Brent, the Shirley Mountains are really good. I killed a couple bulls and some cows in that unit with a bow, lots of elk. Not so sure where the elk move to during rifle season but I know they aren’t necessarily in the same spots as they were in bow season.
One year I didn’t get an elk with my bow and went back out during rifle season, I did kill a cow but it was hard hunting.


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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by BFD » Tue Oct 24, 2017 7:57 pm

I''ll check out the Shirley's . They are pretty mountains, at least to me. We usually hunt the Winds and Absarokas way up high and it's hard, hard hunting. Would like to hunt a bit lower.

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Tue Oct 24, 2017 8:46 pm

They are nice looking Mountains. I really enjoyed hunting them, but it’s a hard unit to draw.
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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by pete » Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:29 pm

Congrats. Stephen I'd say you've had a hell of a year overall. Nice write up too. Are you done for the year?

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:54 pm

I have another antelope doe tag Pete, but I’m not going to fill it. I could of multiple times but chose not too. My oldest son has an elk tag so we might sneak out in November and see if he can get his first elk. Kaleb killed a deer on Orville’s ranch but used Orville’s 264 Win Mag in a Model 70 Win. It’s a really cool rifle and is deadly. I also killed a 6 x 5 bull elk with my longbow at 15 feet, which was a great hunt as well. I’ve been blessed.

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by pete » Thu Oct 26, 2017 6:55 pm

This is definately a year for you to remember. Congratulations on the elk with your longbow that had to be a thrill. Congrats also to Kaleb that's a pretty formidable rifle to handle.
This year my wife and I fulfilled a dream I've had for a long, long time and that was for a bighorn ram. I used a modern rifle for the first time since 1995. I didn't want to but thought it best. I shot a fair amount with the Sharps but wasn't as consistent as I wanted although I'm sure I was being pretty critical but with just the two of us who are closer to 60 than 50 and no help the odds were against us. Anyway the .243 worked good at 276 yds and we got a nice ram.
Still have a deer license that I'll use the Sharps for.

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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Stephen Borud » Thu Oct 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Wow, A Bighorn, that’s great Pete! Good job! Good luck with your deer hunt.
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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by pete » Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:39 pm

Thanks Stephen. The elk with a long bow is awesome.

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Up In Smoke
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Re: 2017 Hunting

Post by Up In Smoke » Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:48 am

One tag down and one more to go. My first elk in 22 years. Took this one opening day in Little Belt Mtns of central Montana. Shiloh Hartford 45-70 and one 405 grn paper patched bullet. A point blank shot at about 35 yds. He trotted off about 20-25 yds stopped in his tracks and went down.

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