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My 2012 Free Range Alberta Bison

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Heres my bull from 2012. I played cat and mouse with 4 bulls for 25mins in -30 celcius weather in northern Alberta. These bulls finally had enough and started to head into the muskeg. Me and my cousin both agreed that this may be our last chance and I used the back up gun at 412yrds to kill this 6 1/2 year old bull. I drew a lottery tag for this bull and I have never had my heart racing so hard trying to get into bow range of four wild bulls. I then got a hold of a young hunter who was a tag holder and got him into range of a 9 1/2 year old bull and watched him knock him down. This hunt took place in the most north western tip of Alberta near the North west territories. This was a pile a work and we finally got them back to the truck just before dark.

 

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Nice Bull. That would be an awesome experience for sure. What gear do you us for those cold temp's?

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Alot of layers lol! I use a merino wool base layer against my skin. Next was a pair of fleece pants.Smart wool socks and my meindels. A long sleeve t-shirt then a t-shirt over top of that. I was wearing a cotton hoodie over all of that. Then I had columbia winter wool bibs and and jacket for my outter layer. I use a muff around my waist full of hot packs to warm my hands up. I'm not going to lie I was freezing cold after the 20 mins. Then I let my 300 win stretch its legs. For field dressing the heat off the animal keeps you warm enough. It warmed up to -12 celcius by about noon which made it very tolerable.

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