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#3792944 - 10/13/14 08:12 AM Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread
TN Larry
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Registered: 09/17/03
Posts: 3119
Loc: Baxter, Tennessee

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Most of you probably know that I got drawn for the TN Elk hunt. For all of the people that say that this drawing is "rigged", it isn't. I'm just a regular person living the "dream" right now in terms of elk hunting in TN. I still can't believe that I got drawn.

A lot of people asked for me to take pics, give details of the hunt, etc. which I plan to do. I will use this thread to post updates and hopefully some kill pics of a giant TN elk. \:\)

The hunt starts a week from today on 10/20 and lasts until 10/24.

Here is where I stand now:

Shortly after getting drawn, I was contacted by a gentleman asking if I would like to hire a guide. I had not even thought about that and had not planned on it at all. I have not been guided since I was a kid, and my pride wouldn't let me do it as I wanted to do it all on my own. I then got to thinking that even though I can hold my own in the deer and turkey woods, I don't know squat about elk hunting or Royal Blue and really don't have the time to spend scouting and researching that I need to. I also considered that this is a once in a lifetime deal to get an elk tag in TN and not a time to be letting pride mess it up. I talked to a bunch of folks about what they would do and long story short, I ended up with a guide. He has guided someone every year of the hunt with outstanding results. The hunt will also be filmed as well which is way cool.

I have checked and double checked the zero on the rifle so good there. I will be washing and packing clothes all week this week and will head out on Sunday some time to prepare for what I am considering a hunt of a lifetime.

Stay tuned here for further updates.........
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#3792949 - 10/13/14 08:16 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: TN Larry]
birddog
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Registered: 02/21/02
Posts: 6519
Loc: Seymour, TN

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Good luck buddy!!!!
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#3792959 - 10/13/14 08:22 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: birddog]
KENBOB10
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Registered: 06/22/06
Posts: 13541
Loc: Benton tn. Polk Co.

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Awesome, and I think getting the guide for a hunt of a lifetime was a good move.

Edited by KENBOB10 (10/13/14 08:49 AM)
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#3792964 - 10/13/14 08:26 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: KENBOB10]
plinker22
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Registered: 02/07/05
Posts: 12564
Loc: Mountians of East Tennessee

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Thanks for letting us mortals live through your hunt Larry. We are pulling for you Brother.

Looking forward to pictures, especially the bloody ones. \:\)
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#3792991 - 10/13/14 08:44 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: plinker22]
Bow Hunter
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Registered: 09/21/02
Posts: 16642
Loc: Murfreesboro Tn.

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Good luck and hope you kill a monster bull.
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#3793002 - 10/13/14 08:50 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: Bow Hunter]
Grizzly Johnson
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Registered: 10/07/08
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Loc: Tennessee

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Happy for a fellow forum member to be partaking in this huunt. Best of luck to you and look forward to your updates!!
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#3793013 - 10/13/14 08:57 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: TN Larry]
MUP
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Registered: 08/01/07
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Loc: Just North of Chatt-town

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Good luck TL!
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#3793031 - 10/13/14 09:13 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: MUP]
Nimrod777
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Registered: 09/28/03
Posts: 26004
Loc: Spring Hill, TN

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BWAAAAAAAAACan't hardly stand the anticipation!!
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#3793036 - 10/13/14 09:16 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: Nimrod777]
Daniel n
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Registered: 11/22/12
Posts: 297
Loc: Hamilton County

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Good Luck!!!!!
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#3793124 - 10/13/14 09:57 AM Re: Official TN Elk Hunt 2014 Thread [Re: Daniel n]
easy45
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Registered: 11/06/07
Posts: 29794
Loc: Chester County

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awesome, good luck
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