BOOM: Bowhunter Takes Elk From Three Feet Away (Video)

Published on December 2, 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InScYVAg_BQ

I’ll bet this hunter was more than happy with this shot.

Sometimes, you really do get what you wish for. This hunter got the shot of a lifetime when a bull elk was called in and passed by at touching distance. In fact, if it had been any closer, it probably would have bumped into the hunter himself.

If you’ve ever wondered how truly oblivious bull elk are, a 2004 study by researchers at Montana State University found that males are about six times more likely than females to be killed by wolves. This is because during the winter, a bull elk’s first priority will be getting enough food to make up for the weight they lost during the rut.

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