Tracking Bull Elk in Snow - EPIC Last Day Bow Hunt!

29 Sht 2020
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The last video of my 2020 Colorado elk hunting during bow season with Born & Raised Outdoors. We wake up to almost a foot of snow on the ground making this a rare elk hunting opportunity during archery season. At the end of the day, we are lucky enough to call in multiple bull elk making this an epic hunting situation I'll remember forever!
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Justin Rackley, known as Lakeforkguy in the fishing world, creates fishing and outdoor videos on youtube and other social platforms. LFG provides fishing tips and techniques for mostly largemouth bass fisheries but also travels to other freshwater and saltwater fishing spots to explore new fish species and fishing techniques to help you catch more fish. Lakeforkguy likes to hang out on any fishing vessel or go bank fishing with his other ALworld Fishing friends and vlog with his Wife Stephanie AKA Ocean Spoon Girl and french bulldog Winston.
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  • That would be so annoying to hear that nois

    Ryker's RuckusRyker's RuckusDitë më parë
  • I love hunting

    Ryker's RuckusRyker's RuckusDitë më parë
  • I have unsubscribed. You make the term hunter look bad, leaving a wounded elk out there. When is a wedding more important to make than following up on a wounded elk??

    Peter PanPeter Pan2 ditë më parë
  • What broadhead did you use?

    John LeeJohn Lee3 ditë më parë
  • Wow awesome

    Two Passions FishingTwo Passions Fishing3 ditë më parë
  • Happens to everyone, if they say it hasn't they either haven't hunted alot, or they're lieing.

    Clayton HunterClayton Hunter5 ditë më parë
  • Man elk hunting is hard im alsow lerning

    Adam JohnsonAdam Johnson9 ditë më parë
  • You wouldnt know good blood if it was your own.

    Mike RodihMike Rodih10 ditë më parë
  • It’s sad that you had to pull out. That elk was dead 100%. 1 more day and you probably would have found him. You also could call the dnr and they would have gone out looking for you.

    xHamster52xxHamster52x11 ditë më parë
  • Should of spent the next day looking for him. That bull deserves it

    Justin BradburyJustin Bradbury11 ditë më parë
  • How’s after shooter . Why you guys to slow to follow up . Need more faster chase. Until can met on the way The elk death for no reason.

    G KG K11 ditë më parë
  • Yea you should of skipped the week end to find that bull.

    Jessica KelleyJessica Kelley12 ditë më parë
  • Unfortunately this can happen. Its a horrible feeling but even of this elk did die it will not be wasted. Bears wolves birds and everything else in the wood will consume this animal. Keep your head up and learn from it. Great work, keep em straight and tight.

    William BWilliam B15 ditë më parë
  • Believe it or not, this is EXACTLY how my first shot into a whitetail, went. I was 14 and thought I had a beautiful shot into the lungs. Tons of foamy red blood. Miles of tracking. And the trail just dwindled. These animals are very strong, and have an incredible will to survive. Enjoy the hunt and get back out there.

    joseph lamerisjoseph lameris16 ditë më parë
  • Congrats on almost 1M

    emrn77emrn7717 ditë më parë
  • cant shoot somethign and instantly start tracking it if hes hurt hell lay down 100 yards away and die pushing the animal to run itll go forever on adreniline

    RyanRyan17 ditë më parë
  • This just makes me sick! You can shoot it but you won't track it! With how much that animal was bleeding they would've found it if they would have taken the time to look for it. I'm sorry but this was an unethical hunt! Hunts like these make us hunters look bad! I'm only 15 but if I was in their position, I wouldn't have taken the shot UNLESS I knew that it would be a good shot. They shouldn't have taken the shot considering all the branches that were between him and the elk that could have thrown the shot off. I slowed down the video of the shot and it looks like it hit in the lower neck. Anyway, I am very disappointed that they didn't go out and look for it the next day. Even though they had that wedding to go to they should have called and apologized that they wouldn't be able to make it because they were tracking their elk. If you cant finish what you started then you shouldn't be hunting!

  • Tomorrow is the day BRO Land of the Free. Should have skipped the wedding and tracked that bull.

    Gettum MuddyGettum Muddy20 ditë më parë
  • You did what you could and you guys were awesome, you win some and lose some just part of it. Texas Forver

    linkin1979linkin197921 ditë më parë
  • It had nothing to do with the wedding.. the last day is the last day sooner or later..Nobody wants to make a bad shot and l'm fairly certain the guides know how to track and whether or not that bull was able to be found..I commend LFG for keeping it real and showing that not every time we pull the trigger or loose and arrow that an animal is recovered..Anyone who thinks that watches too much Outdoor channel..Again no responsible hunter doesnt feel like crap when they stick a big game animal that they cant find

    Jimmy GabodaJimmy Gaboda22 ditë më parë
  • I'm so sorry. It was heartbreaking. Shit happens.

    Jackie CavenderJackie Cavender25 ditë më parë
  • why are you making a fire during a fire ban and also shooting elk that you aren’t gonna track like go back to texas please

    Luke MunroLuke MunroMuaj më parë
  • Hunting is always a game of inches. It’s unfortunate when you lose a blood trail and I know you all did everything in attempt to recover the bull. It wasn’t that bull’s day to die. Hopefully he is alive and will recover for another chance at life. LFG keep up the good work and keep posting videos. Bow hunting is never a guaranteed kill, it takes time and the will to never give up. You will get the bull next time!

    Craig DayeCraig DayeMuaj më parë
  • What a joke......cant even give that animal the respect he deserves and exhaust every option. ...this ALworld/Instagram influencer content creator shit is getting old

    K. LessarK. LessarMuaj më parë
  • "last night was coldddd" Me, an Australian who only sees a tenth of an inch of snow every 2 years: :O

    Sam Vodopianov - Самуил ВодопьяновSam Vodopianov - Самуил ВодопьяновMuaj më parë
  • One lungers,,, I hate-em, been there, done that. Your buddies are good people, they backed you up.

    Scott SchaefferScott SchaefferMuaj më parë
  • Bull was shot in the in the neck. Clipped 1 jugular and pierced windpipe. That's where the bubbles came from and made it look like lung foam. Watch slowmo when bull turns to leave you can see the fletching. Loud crack was actually the the spine in the neck.

    Levi JonesLevi JonesMuaj më parë
    • You're right I saw that also

      AVARI ARCHERAVARI ARCHER19 ditë më parë
  • You probably should learn the ethics of hunting before going out there, priority should be finding the elk instead of a dumb ass wedding. That elk is definitely dead if you actually put in the effort to find it. You probably should just stick to fishing instead of trying to be a wannabe hunter.

    Wisconsin OutdoorsmanWisconsin OutdoorsmanMuaj më parë
  • waisted 30 min

    HalxcifyHalxcifyMuaj më parë
  • The shot to me looked high of the shoulder and to the right of it. Man keep up the good work and your a real one

    hunt_mikal _fishhunt_mikal _fishMuaj më parë
  • Yep you donated one to the bears , coyotes ,wolves Etc... it happens but you should have stayed with that bull for another day you would have found him

    bigrainbow25bigrainbow25Muaj më parë
  • 🛑One hunters misfortune gets jacked by comments....but not one of you are in petition to change wolf laws......which DECIMATE herds.....sorry it went down like that

    APEX Outdoor Adventures A.O.AAPEX Outdoor Adventures A.O.AMuaj më parë
    • The reason why everyone is leaving hate comments is for one he made a bad shot, it was in the neck. Two he should have finished what he started and tracked the bull even if it meant missing the wedding. With how much blood it was losing he would have found it. I am very disappointed with this hunt it was very unethical. And not to mention its not just wolves that ¨Decimate herds¨

      AVARI ARCHERAVARI ARCHER19 ditë më parë
  • I forgot how much I love your channel.

    david Arnolddavid ArnoldMuaj më parë
  • The last time you were hunting in the snow it was one of the hardest days of your life, but the experience, the reward, like no other!

    david Arnolddavid ArnoldMuaj më parë
  • You definitely hit it in the lungs or there wouldn't be so much bubbles, I would have kept looking or got dogs to help. That elk is somewhere in the woods dead right now

    Dick UnderhillDick UnderhillMuaj më parë
    • It wasn't a lung shot, the bull was hit in the neck. You can see it clear as day when the bull turns to run away. Just slow the video down.

      AVARI ARCHERAVARI ARCHER19 ditë më parë
  • This is extremely disturbing and becoming widely accepted. I’ve spent a lot of years watching BRO, Hush, ELK101 and the likes. And these last 2 seasons, over all social accounts I’ve seen the change in push for “content” rather then “ethical” hunting. I can appreciate seeing both the Highs and Lows of Hunting across all species, the lack of effort to recover makes it a really tough watch and even harder to come back and support these “Content Creators.” The minute you committed to knocking that arrow was the minute you should have fully committed to not making it to Flairs Wedding. But standing around chatting about Bourbon you brought at the end of the video, disgusting... should have been about you setting up camp and giving it all you had the following day.

    Michael BehrensMichael BehrensMuaj më parë
    • Couldn't have said it better myself! I may be 15 but I don't sit on my ass and play on my phone, instead, I'm outside soaking up God's creation! People like this just make me sick! If you cant finish what you start in my eyes you shouldnt even be hunting!

      AVARI ARCHERAVARI ARCHER19 ditë më parë
    • Well said! Couldn’t agree more!

      Gary OGary OMuaj më parë
  • ??? How did you not commit to that bjll....he was walking dead...3 hours and hed been stoned...

    Tired RedneckTired RedneckMuaj më parë
  • The meat would not be good

    Derek EdgeDerek EdgeMuaj më parë
  • why is it always the last day! are you guys procrastinating and never go out until that day, or do you use it to sell your videos

    elmerfudd 1961elmerfudd 1961Muaj më parë
  • Don’t take a shot at a animal if your not gonna put out the effort or time to recover it

    evan franklinevan franklinMuaj më parë
  • I lost an elk near yampa Colorado I’m September, I was alone and 17 miles from camp and I spent the next 3 days looking for the bull and I never found him, when I shot he went down immediately, I got a high back shot and I guess it was just enough to knock him down but not enough to kill him

    Bar_P_ OutdoorsBar_P_ OutdoorsMuaj më parë
    • Now that's what they shoulda done. There's no excuses for them with the amount of people they had, the shot, the blood. Mad respect to you 👊

      Jonathan NedeliskyJonathan NedeliskyMuaj më parë
  • Hey, there is a state wide fire ban dude

    Bar_P_ OutdoorsBar_P_ OutdoorsMuaj më parë
  • Bro, your paint looks like something every 2-year-old daughter would do their dad. 6:32

    Drone MaverickDrone MaverickMuaj më parë
  • Nothing better than eating McDonald and watching you guys shoot the smallest bull ever

    Tfue BeastTfue BeastMuaj më parë
  • Use a gun

    armybeas !armybeas !Muaj më parë
  • Your elk is dead that much blood no question he died, I hate to say this but your shot is why I wont use a bow on an elk. You put him down with a clean shot or two and the elk cant go far.. I know you like these born to raise guys, but they aren’t the greatest of hunters, number one with elk its a sit and spot type of hunt. You gotta be up and out there sitting before sun rise let the elk come to you or spot the elk and figure out how to get in there and blend in with nature so they don’t even know youre there. And as for a bugle you use that once you spot the elk maybe to get him to stop or turn just right, elk can hear and smell you but if you sit long enough and are quite they can’t tell. So much to elk hunting!! Plus on public land you’ll always have Johnny I gotta be moving around let him push the elk to you!!

    21elkaholic21elkaholicMuaj më parë
  • The same happened to me this year in Colorado. Shot the heard bull at 15 yards, pass through and tons of blood right off the bat. Waited 35 minutes before starting to track him then proceeded to track him for the next 12 hours and over 6 miles. I wanted to back out and give him time but the falling snow was going to erase the tracks. I'm still heart broken about it.

    Outdoors AddictOutdoors AddictMuaj më parë
  • This guy was my favourite googan until I saw this video. This is bad sportsmanship.

    For Frig SakesFor Frig SakesMuaj më parë
  • That was a high shoulder hit. That elk will live to be old and wiser for it and so will you. Shake It off it happens to all of us eventually.

    Davy BooneDavy BooneMuaj më parë
    • The bull was hit in the neck plus it would explain the bloody foam

      AVARI ARCHERAVARI ARCHER19 ditë më parë
  • Why you ALWAYS got a good dog close by. We never go out on anything without that. and ya we have those that has walked away even after 12h with good dogs :( sadly hunting tho, sometimes it works. Other days its the worst 24h you'll lived.

    LudwigsPrecisionLudwigsPrecisionMuaj më parë
  • You know that there was a fire ban in Colorado this year, right?

    vman91vman91Muaj më parë
  • I hope the guides went back out and tracked it. He’s pouring blood

    Keyven BuchananKeyven BuchananMuaj më parë
  • You can invest in a drone to use to track an animal that is shot.

    britto761britto761Muaj më parë
  • I guaranteed that bull layed down and passed that night.

    Stephen LukovichStephen LukovichMuaj më parë
  • I'd be embarrassed to post this video.

    Jason ViningJason ViningMuaj më parë
  • Was that a frozen turtle at 3:01

    Xander KhadkaXander KhadkaMuaj më parë
  • Everyone painted their faces and buddy still had his reflective sunglasses on.

    Cass GIllhooleyCass GIllhooleyMuaj më parë
  • What....!!! That elk is definitely dead... Should not be out there if you're not going to follow up. Even if the rain was going to melt snow it would have taken most the night to do so. That many guys could have found it that night. May have been a late one but thats what should have happened

    Stephen KulawinskiStephen KulawinskiMuaj më parë
  • I can't wait for elk season! Oct 17th here in Oregon. I've got 2 nice bulls on my trail cam just waiting for me haha

    Nates PNW AdventuresNates PNW AdventuresMuaj më parë
  • Well if you aim right you won't have to track the poor thing. Its important to bring the animal down quickly so it doesn't run off suffering.

    Buck* ShotBuck* ShotMuaj më parë
  • It always hurts when you injure an animal and can’t find it but I know he will be dead somewhere with that much blood

    Zach HargettZach HargettMuaj më parë
  • IDK if you all want a video of you guys making a fire in Colorado. I know it's snowing... but the Governor issued a state-wide ban on all fires in Colorado even though there's snow on the ground. I know...stupid! But yeah... you all should get rid of that part of the video.

    Serr HerSerr HerMuaj më parë
  • I’m sick...

    Yao SaeteurnYao SaeteurnMuaj më parë
  • I just tuned in to see Trent. Don't even know who the shooter is

    James MarquardtJames MarquardtMuaj më parë
  • All I see in the comment section is hateful words from a bunch of keyboard warriors. Look at their channels... Either only fishing or nothing to do with hunting. This happens to a lot of hunters. I have lost 1 in my 30 years of hunting. After 8 hours of tracking, and blood hounds tracking we never found the deer. The next year I am positive my cousin shot him. His front quarters were messed up from an old wound. He was shot within 1/4 mile from where I shot at him the year prior. Justin learn from this event and reflect on the details. It sucks to lose an animal but you can't beat yourself up over it. If you doubt your ability next time you may over think it. Cannot wait for your next bow hunting adventure.

    Willis 509Willis 509Muaj më parë
  • I hope the born and raised guys carefully select who they take into the elk woods for now on. It’s clear some people aren’t cut out for it. Sad attempt at a track job..

  • Last year I shot a deer with my bow and we tracked it and tracked it but we couldn't find it. Then the next year we see it on our cams with a scar in-between its vitals.

    Nicholas AmaroNicholas AmaroMuaj më parë
  • Shot my first whitetail with a bow last night and never recovered. Came into 26 yards full broadside, split my 20-30 pins shot was great mule kicked and all, bubble filled blood fo 900 yards across a bean field and through 2 corn fields, got to a hay field and blood stopped, grid searched for 2 hours and nothing, went to the woods and looked and still nothing, I’m sure she’s dead but I had no clue where else to go.,

    Keigan freeseKeigan freeseMuaj më parë
    • If you have any deep ditches with tall grass look there.... Wish you the best.

      Norman KasterNorman KasterMuaj më parë
  • i have a uncle living in colorado

    Paul Rispress IIPaul Rispress IIMuaj më parë
  • Love that guys have puffy jackets, and gloves on, and Trent is rocking a homemade short sleeve shirt with the deep V neck.

    Mark ValentineMark ValentineMuaj më parë
  • State wide ban for fires in Colo this year. Even though it's snowing they might come get ya.

    Mark ValentineMark ValentineMuaj më parë
  • You need to increase your arrow weight. Specifically broadhead weight.

    Greg BrownlowGreg BrownlowMuaj më parë
  • From way south Texas man. This is a dream hunt. Outcome sucks. But for sure a hunt and experience of a lifetime keep your head up bud. Save that bourbon for the next time 💪🏼 awesome content man.

    AJ SaldanaAJ SaldanaMuaj më parë
  • "Steve are you chuckle shaming right now? Steve- Yeah im chuckle shaming." Lmao I lost it 🤣🤣

    GingyGingyMuaj më parë
  • Coolest hunting vid I’ve ever seen 👍

    Spencer BSpencer BMuaj më parë
  • So tell us the truth. Was it really worth giving up the hunt for Flair’s wedding after you came so close? lol

    Denis TeeterDenis TeeterMuaj më parë
  • You shouldn't have taken the shot if you didn't have the time to look for the elk!

    Solly206Solly206Muaj më parë
    • Someone needed to say that!

      Hudson BarnumHudson Barnum12 ditë më parë
  • the video is really cool, congratulations directly from the Amazon 👏👏👏👏

    Fishing Alone in AmazonFishing Alone in AmazonMuaj më parë
  • Smeagol will lead the Hobbits through the dead marshes...Don't look in the water.

    WombbattsWombbattsMuaj më parë
  • God Bless You LFG.

    Tyler DurdenTyler DurdenMuaj më parë
    • and family (BTW)

      Tyler DurdenTyler DurdenMuaj më parë
  • Hit in the neck. Foam came from him bleeding down his wind pipe. You can see the impact ahead of his shoulder. Had this happen to a client years ago. Killed the bull in the rifle season. He was healed pretty good. Their a tough animal. As long as you didn't hit his esophagus, he may live.

    daviddavidMuaj më parë
  • You f up you should have never shot that animal knowing a snow storm was coming it's sad that he's now food for all the scavengers you may want to consider gun hunting only and sticking to what your good at BASS FISHING.

    Nick AllenNick AllenMuaj më parë
  • Man that sucks . It looked like you may have jump him. Been there before . Kinda bummed you all gave up. But live learn and do better next time .

    Brandon MondayBrandon MondayMuaj më parë
  • WTF, 5 guys clod hopping around the downed timber making all kinds of noise. Dumb ass elk comes in anyway? Stick him, decent blood. Loose him. I bet that elk recovers and never gets fooled again.

    Mark MilanowskiMark MilanowskiMuaj më parë
  • Theory: the elk somehow managed to clot it’s wound and will survive?

    Ryan FyfeRyan FyfeMuaj më parë
  • Shoulda went out the next day early morning and went and looked from where you left off at.

    Justin DennisJustin DennisMuaj më parë
    • @Micheal Melton bwhahahahahaha what agenda? That when you injury an animal you take an extra day or 2 of your precious time to honor that animal and try and find it not it's raining and dark let's head home unbelievable that anyone who is a hunter doesn't agree with that.

      B-DangB-Dang24 ditë më parë
    • @B-Dang except you arent, your just being a snide critic just to push an agenda. Lead by example or hush.

      Micheal MeltonMicheal Melton24 ditë më parë
    • Such an awesome series man! Thanks for always bringing honest and raw videos. I wish I woulda grown up hunting.

      Roberto MartinezRoberto Martinez29 ditë më parë
    • Justin Dennis actually you don’t even have that you just share other people work😂 god damn you’re a weeb

    • Justin Dennis says the dude with a CDL come back to me when you’ve spent time in combat. Difference between me and you is I’d say all this shit to your face. And I can actually back it up.

  • That is one of the worst feelings one can experience. Most of us who spend alot of days in the woods have lost one. I have and it sucked. I would have skipped the wedding personally. Any hunter would have understood

    Dave WylieDave WylieMuaj më parë
  • The elk deserved better. Bad thing about bow hunting. Always an excuse. Sad.

    roger warnikeroger warnikeMuaj më parë
  • 11:41 & 12:15 distinctive extra elk caller...most likely the Squatch hunting also...took off w/ your Elk..

    KABLE 819KABLE 819Muaj më parë
  • Awe so sorry that happened that was a beautiful elk. Better luck next time.

    Susan MaserSusan MaserMuaj më parë
  • Definitely should have looked at minimum the whole next day. A lung shot animal is a dead animal.

    Desert-Timber-OutdoorsDesert-Timber-OutdoorsMuaj më parë
  • 7:19 the laugh and bugle timing! HA! 😂😂

    Preston DavisPreston DavisMuaj më parë
  • Everything is better with a bow

    Kolton ForemanKolton ForemanMuaj më parë
  • Im guessing he was just going off straight adrenaline. My cow elk I shot 2 years ago went 2 miles of adrenaline and we found her on a hillside.

    Aidan HoweAidan HoweMuaj më parë
  • really enjoyed this series man, well done. and good luck rest of the year hunting

    kylekyleMuaj më parë
  • Animals got abondond and hurt bye you

    bopsimus primebopsimus primeMuaj më parë
  • That is not nice they don't kill us:(

    bopsimus primebopsimus primeMuaj më parë
  • Awesome content! I pray the elk survived and lives another day!

    paul lovallopaul lovalloMuaj më parë
  • Wow now even 10 minutes ago I got back from desperately trying to find the whitetail I shot yesterday. Same exact thing, BUCKETS of blood. Never seen so much. Then, all of a sudden. The blood trail that was like a barrel of paint with a few holes in the bottom, just stopped. I was crushed. Didn’t want to touch my bow ever again. After this last 5 hour walk in the woods without finding him I started feeling a little better about it. Now after watching this, thanks to you I’m going to go back out in the morning. God bless and stay safe.

    2fastHarley2fastHarleyMuaj më parë
  • I know it’s snowing, etc etc ... I also was hunting during this time... but come on man, respect the fire ban.

    Freestylematt139Freestylematt139Muaj më parë