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the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn

the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« on: November 21, 2012, 09:29:42 PM »
my¬  wife got the special draw in¬  The Peace River region of northern alberta, 26" spread, 6.5" circs, 13" g2's, 28" diameter neck.

got permission from a farmer and wandered rather aimlessly into a random bush and stepped on this guy and his posse, couldnt get close enough to secure a good shot with so many animals around. came back next morning and picked him up 400 yards from were we left him. sent a ttsx his way and tagged him.
seen over 100 whitetails and mulies, 30 moose, elk, elk elk, -20 C and windy.
Quality over Quantity.

Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 09:37:27 PM »
why is it southside up???

here is my brothers 171" typical 2012 whitetail compared to this one, for comparison
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 12:23:34 AM »
Wow.Tell your wife congratulations.257 Wby Magic and Barnes Bullets strikes again.
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 12:41:58 AM »
Wow congratulations to your wife
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 02:59:10 AM »
that is a nice one. She use the 100 grain or 80 grain?
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 05:10:54 AM »
rockville, we both have UL mark'5's and run 100gr barnes in both, in fact we put the same handloads in both, it doesnt make enough difference at my and our skill levels to warrant separate loads.
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 07:50:52 AM »
I have shot the 80 grain ttsx but I have not shot the 100 grain tsx yet.
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 09:23:24 AM »
Your in my back yard LOL. I love my Peace country. Animals are thick around here. Congratulations on the nice mule. Nice whitetail your brother snagged as well. I saw lots of elk this year too but the bulls are shy. They should have a year where moose is a general tag. Thick as flees. Lots of roadkill moose laying around.     
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 09:32:51 AM »
Roger. Just browsed your trophy rm. There is one under "Stuff". I've seen that quite a bit south of here. fence post used as an antler rub until it literally disintegrates. First time I ever saw one I asked dad how a beaver got so far away from any water ;).
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Re: the wife, the 257 and a alberta thickhorn
« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 09:02:16 PM »
mike, the fence post is in central sask, my brother is/ was a contributor to big buck mag so got to see some real giants. we were hunting south of Bluesky.
the whitetail was taken in my home zone of 222.
Quality over Quantity.