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Death Dip

Death Dip

The final moments in the life of a magnificent bull elk are caught on film.
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from Danielle1103 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

nice!

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from Jan Allen wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

All good, all wild! Just be thankfull you are not dealing with the issues that this bull dealt with. Sucks to be him!

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from Jan Allen wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

All good, all wild! Just be thankfull you are not dealing with the issues that this bull dealt with. Sucks to be him!

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from jake28296 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

that stinks the same thing happened to my dog i dont have a problem with death but drowning is the worst way to do it

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from Scott Cooper wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

death waits for no-one or nothing,when its time to cross over its time period

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from Salladthewhitet... wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

That was an awful way to die unlike a humane, quick rifle kill

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from KelKel wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I would love to have the antlers!

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from Obidia wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I've seen it before, animals know when they're going to die. Farm dogs go off by themselves and expire in a hidden place. This elk may have found relief in the coolness of the lake, and simply faded away. I doubt the elk found any pain in passing, just an oncoming numbing of the senses. Better than being torn apart and eaten by predators while still alive.

A great bull is gone, but his genes and wild spirit live on in new life with the calves that will be borne next spring. Salute the fallen warrior with a quiet moment and gaze thoughtfully over the beautiful domain that he roamed and ruled. Amen..

PS: The meat I wouldn't consider for consumption, and neither would the conservation officers advise the same. In the Foothills of the Rockies in Alberta the Wildlife Service airlifts large road killed elk and moose by helicopter to the inner wilderness for spring black and grizzly bears to fed on when they come out of hibernation. This helps keep these large carnivores away from livestock ranches where they sometimes head to for cattle and sheep predation, and which then leads to the bears destruction. This idea works good and the ranchers appreciate the assistance.

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

at least he's not suffering anymore.

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from RemsDad wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

It's a shame, but no one ever said nature was fair!

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from traprunner wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

WOW that's really weird but cool pictures

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from turkey777 wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I wish he didn't die by drowning but by my .270

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from louis scott wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

i feel really sorry that there isn`t something that could be done to help. that would be a terrable way to die.

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from pif123 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

wat a crappy way to die it would of been better if i was there because i would of blown it way with my .243 rifle

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from arabin wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

cool

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

i would have thought it would know how far it would be able to swim

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

poor bull i feel so lucky where as we would go and get antibiotics to make us healthy. where as elk and all animals have to do it all by themselves. poor guy was just trying to cool off from the infection and fever

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from Outdoorchic wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Poor thing was doing what any of us would do if we burning up with a fever from infection. Go take a bath in the cool water. Poor thing was probably weak and so sick he just couldn't swim any more. Bad way to go, I don't think I would want any of him he was burning up with infection!!

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Nice catch!

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from Fishingfreak wrote 5 years 5 days ago

what a shame...drowning would not be a short way to die, unlike a quick, accurate shot from a good rifle.

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from RICH wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

a bullet is a hard way to die!

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

are you kidding what a DUMB animal

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from kodsh1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Interesting story, great pictures!!

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from dbucci62 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

what a shame to go that way

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

that would have been quite a site to see i wish i was there but something must have made that elk go into the water in the first place.

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

that would have been quite a site to see i wish i was there but something must have made that elk go into the water in the first place.

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from meeko626 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

That would b a horrible way 2 die. kind a funny though. I wonder if the guy got to keep the meat and stuff

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Your Livin the Dream!

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from bowman wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

i can think of better ways for him to die, like my 100gr montec zippin through his vitals............

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

ya know this just goes to show that hunters may try to break eachothers records but, nature will always comeout on top

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from Obidia wrote 3 years 7 weeks ago

I've seen it before, animals know when they're going to die. Farm dogs go off by themselves and expire in a hidden place. This elk may have found relief in the coolness of the lake, and simply faded away. I doubt the elk found any pain in passing, just an oncoming numbing of the senses. Better than being torn apart and eaten by predators while still alive.

A great bull is gone, but his genes and wild spirit live on in new life with the calves that will be borne next spring. Salute the fallen warrior with a quiet moment and gaze thoughtfully over the beautiful domain that he roamed and ruled. Amen..

PS: The meat I wouldn't consider for consumption, and neither would the conservation officers advise the same. In the Foothills of the Rockies in Alberta the Wildlife Service airlifts large road killed elk and moose by helicopter to the inner wilderness for spring black and grizzly bears to fed on when they come out of hibernation. This helps keep these large carnivores away from livestock ranches where they sometimes head to for cattle and sheep predation, and which then leads to the bears destruction. This idea works good and the ranchers appreciate the assistance.

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from Aaron1991 wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

ya know this just goes to show that hunters may try to break eachothers records but, nature will always comeout on top

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from HawgNSons.Com wrote 5 years 10 weeks ago

Your Livin the Dream!

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

that would have been quite a site to see i wish i was there but something must have made that elk go into the water in the first place.

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from buckslayer33 wrote 5 years 5 weeks ago

that would have been quite a site to see i wish i was there but something must have made that elk go into the water in the first place.

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from Fishingfreak wrote 5 years 5 days ago

what a shame...drowning would not be a short way to die, unlike a quick, accurate shot from a good rifle.

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from Outdoorchic wrote 4 years 43 weeks ago

Poor thing was doing what any of us would do if we burning up with a fever from infection. Go take a bath in the cool water. Poor thing was probably weak and so sick he just couldn't swim any more. Bad way to go, I don't think I would want any of him he was burning up with infection!!

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from RemsDad wrote 3 years 22 weeks ago

It's a shame, but no one ever said nature was fair!

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from KelKel wrote 2 years 31 weeks ago

I would love to have the antlers!

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from Scott Cooper wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

death waits for no-one or nothing,when its time to cross over its time period

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from jake28296 wrote 2 years 11 weeks ago

that stinks the same thing happened to my dog i dont have a problem with death but drowning is the worst way to do it

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from meeko626 wrote 5 years 7 weeks ago

That would b a horrible way 2 die. kind a funny though. I wonder if the guy got to keep the meat and stuff

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from dbucci62 wrote 5 years 4 weeks ago

what a shame to go that way

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from kodsh1 wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

Interesting story, great pictures!!

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from arabin wrote 4 years 18 weeks ago

cool

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from turkey777 wrote 4 years 6 weeks ago

I wish he didn't die by drowning but by my .270

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from traprunner wrote 3 years 46 weeks ago

WOW that's really weird but cool pictures

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from jamesti wrote 3 years 13 weeks ago

at least he's not suffering anymore.

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from Salladthewhitet... wrote 2 years 23 weeks ago

That was an awful way to die unlike a humane, quick rifle kill

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from Jan Allen wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

All good, all wild! Just be thankfull you are not dealing with the issues that this bull dealt with. Sucks to be him!

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from Jan Allen wrote 2 years 5 weeks ago

All good, all wild! Just be thankfull you are not dealing with the issues that this bull dealt with. Sucks to be him!

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from Danielle1103 wrote 1 year 21 weeks ago

nice!

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from bowman wrote 5 years 11 weeks ago

i can think of better ways for him to die, like my 100gr montec zippin through his vitals............

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from www.dropjhook.com wrote 4 years 46 weeks ago

Nice catch!

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from Taylor Pommier wrote 4 years 30 weeks ago

poor bull i feel so lucky where as we would go and get antibiotics to make us healthy. where as elk and all animals have to do it all by themselves. poor guy was just trying to cool off from the infection and fever

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from Brittle wrote 4 years 19 weeks ago

i would have thought it would know how far it would be able to swim

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from louis scott wrote 4 years 7 weeks ago

i feel really sorry that there isn`t something that could be done to help. that would be a terrable way to die.

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from pif123 wrote 4 years 15 weeks ago

wat a crappy way to die it would of been better if i was there because i would of blown it way with my .243 rifle

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from RICH wrote 5 years 2 weeks ago

a bullet is a hard way to die!

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from bighunter wrote 5 years 3 weeks ago

are you kidding what a DUMB animal

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