Category Archives: Elk

Elk…Why Colorado when Texas Has it All

Forister Exotics Elk Hunts –

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For a guy like Mike who had been to Colorado multiple times with little success for an animal that he had desired for many years he was ready to put his Elk on the wall. After an unsuccessful trip to Colorado earlier in the year Mike had an exotic trip booked with Forister Exotics he had mentioned he might be looking for a good Elk bull. Well on the first day of the hunt I told him we had been feeding a couple Elk bulls in 1 pasture here at the ranch and that I wasn’t sure how easy it would be to get on one. I proceeded to tell him about a hunt a month or so before their arrival where we hunted for 4 days in the same pasture and only saw a glimpse of a Elk bull 1 time in those 4 days. So knowing that we might be in for a pretty grueling couple of days I told mike we should hunt early over the spot we had been feeding the alfalfa in that pasture that I thought the Elk bull was hitting it early and then going back into the canyon country in the pasture. So with nothing to show for our efforts the first day we went back the second day and we quickly found the Elk hunt coming together. Mike looked at me as the elk made his way into view and said that’s a nice bull. I told him if he liked that one to go ahead and take him when he was ready. Mike steadied the 300 WSM and cracked the first shot into the morning air. I told Mike to keep shooting till the Elk was down so he wouldn’t get off into the canyon behind the opening and mike sent 2 more rounds down range and the elk fell just before the brush line. Some times a plan just comes together and sometimes you spend 4 days chasing your tail glad this one turned out better than that. We quickly got a trailer and tractor down in the area and made our way to the skinning shed. Congrats Mike on a Nice Texas Elk.

Smile Says it All !!

Forister Exotics Elk Hunts

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Dave came back to Texas to celebrate his 60th birthday and I had his present wrapped up with a bow on it. This was a great elk that we where able to make a great stalk on and with one shot from Dave’s new .280 this Elk dropped in his tracks. An incredible Elk for a great hunter. Congrats Dave on a great Elk hunt at Forister Exotics.

Animals looking Good!

Driving through the ranch this morning I don’t recall this country being this green in July in a long time. Starting to heat up and get into the normal summer weather pattern for this time of the year. This morning on the pass through checking fence and water stations I saw our big Red Stag males and they are still in velvet growing but they looked impressive. I also ran across some giant mouflon sheep and some good Axis Bucks. Yesterday I was over at the ranch in Real County and had a chance to look at our Red Sheep and one of the Elk we have in the pasture over there. That Elk has really started to come along looks to be bigger than the 330 class bull he was last year. So anyone interested in a great Elk, absolutely fantastic Red Sheep, super nice Red Stag or some big Axis or mouflon give me a call and get your hunt booked today.

 

Elk 2014