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#3306838 - 07/30/13 05:31 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: trealtree]
Relentless
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Registered: 07/24/11
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Loc: Shelby County, TN

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I went last year with new boots. Wore the hide off my ankles first day. The rest of the trip involved duct tape to keep it from getting worse. Good boots very important!
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#3306955 - 07/30/13 07:37 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: Relentless]
UPSman
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Registered: 08/29/99
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Loc: Powell Tn

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I had at least 40 miles in my boots before I left for the rocky mtn high.
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#3306972 - 07/30/13 07:48 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: Relentless]
tickweed
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Registered: 11/25/09
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 Originally Posted By: Relentless
I went last year with new boots. Wore the hide off my ankles first day. The rest of the trip involved duct tape to keep it from getting worse. Good boots very important!
Yea right, always an excuse.
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#3307114 - 07/30/13 10:03 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: tickweed]
DMAG
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Registered: 11/13/10
Posts: 335
Loc: Bradley County, TN

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Alright guys I bit the bullet and bought the 520 Asolos. It was hard, but I figured Il shoot one arrow hopefully and take 40,000 steps to sling that one arrow, so I went ahead and bought them. Thanks for your help
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#3307521 - 07/31/13 10:30 AM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: DMAG]
pseshooter300
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Registered: 04/03/11
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Loc: kingsport

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What about the cabelas meindl
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#3308967 - 08/01/13 02:59 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: pseshooter300]
AT Hiker
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Registered: 07/03/11
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Loc: Clarksville, Tennessee

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Not sure about the Cabelas, but I do know for sure some other reputable company makes their quality boots for them. With cabelas reputation and customer service I dont think you could go wrong with them. Plus they are building one in Bristol, so you would be very close to it to go and try them on.
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#3321561 - 08/13/13 02:07 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: AT Hiker]
RockChucker30
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Registered: 07/26/12
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Loc: Tennessee

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I hope to go back this year. I got this guy last year in CO on a DIY, OTC, public land backpack bowhunt.


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#3323199 - 08/14/13 08:10 PM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: RockChucker30]
GOODWIN
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Registered: 02/18/08
Posts: 453
Loc: Chattanooga, TN

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Wow!!! Very nice. Tell the story.
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#3323484 - 08/15/13 05:40 AM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: GOODWIN]
Buzzard Breath
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Registered: 07/31/06
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 Originally Posted By: GOODWIN
Wow!!! Very nice. Tell the story.


I agree. He can't just throw a picture like that up and leave. We don't need locations, just a play by play on how it happened.

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#3323781 - 08/15/13 10:23 AM Re: Colorado elk bowhunt, anyone going? [Re: Buzzard Breath]
RockChucker30
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Registered: 07/26/12
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Loc: Tennessee

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I actually wrote a story about it and got it published in Eastman's Bowhunting, the March/April 2013 issue.

I also re-posted it on my friends blog. The link is here:

http://seekoutside.com/be-careful-what-you-wish-for/

In short, I went out with a friend, packed in a couple miles with 1500 vert on day one, then he gets a phone call saying his MIL had a heart attack. We packed out the next day so he could travel home to be with his family.

I went back in solo, moved camp twice more, followed bugling till I found elk, was in them for 2-3 days and killed that bull on Day 5 with a 30 yard shot.

It poured on me during boning and packing. The packout SUCKED!!!! 3.5 miles with 2800 feet of elevation loss. Thankfully I had a friend out there who brought help after he got off work.

The hunt changed my life. I've been a backpack nut for years, but after the misery that my high dollar hunting pack created I decided that a better pack could be built.

So I teamed up with a partner who owns a gear company and we designed a new pack frame for hunting, filed a patent on the design, and I wound up quitting my day job.

It's amazing how small things like going on an elk hunt can change your life.

Nathan

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