Thanks Guys! I am a VA resident and not KY. Drew the tag in the KY tag lottery after 4 years of application. The bull was apparently pretty old judging by his teeth and appeared to be past prime. His body was huge. Haven't scored the antlers yet. It was a great hunt. I love KY!
Awesome animal Bluedog! Should make a great mount, now you have worry if you have a big enough wall.
Maybe thanks to good selection and management the KY elk herd has some awesome animals. They bagged 550 last year, I do not know how many tags went out this year. I know it's become big business for the KY FWR. 50,000 apps at $5 apiece, then if your a non-resident, tag and license is anther $500. They used to only give 10% of the tags to non-residents but I think they realized how much money they were losing.
The tricky stuff is best left to those who are highly experienced in operating at the ragged edge of stability and sanity.
Post by huntmeister on Sept 25, 2012 11:32:22 GMT -5
I think the cost for a chance is $10 rossman and now they have split the tags up so you have only a single choice for that $10 but IMO it is still a worthy gamble. If you have the jack you can now buy LO tags too. The KY herd is giving the great western herds a run in the big bulls dept...maybe one day KY will produce the new WR.
I used my Parker 175lb Terminator (out of production model), Parker Red Hot bolts, and 100 grain standard Slick Trick broad heads. I had a Leupold 1-4 variable with a 'turkey' reticle. My shot was at a ranged 65 yards and I had a complete pass through. Bull went about 30 yards and laid down.
Nice bull, i live in eastern ky where they turned alot of the big bulls loose i actually have them right behind my house on an old strip mine have not yet been picked for the lottery but waiting its hard looking at these big bulls all the time and not getting a chance to hunt them yet