Wapiti Wednesday is here! In this episode of Wapiti Wednesday I am taking it back to my roots to talk Oregon Roosevelt’s with my old friend Ray Kosydar. Ray, is a local guy that gets it done year in and year out on solid Roosevelt’s with a gorgeous 7×7 last year. Ray Also share is story of his giant 316” Rosey from a couple years back. I really enjoyed this episode and chatting with Ray as he has a very unique approach to killing big bull in comparison to most western Oregon hunters, and there are some great tips in here about elk behavior from someone who does less calling than most.
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A little BS – 4:52
Meet Ray: Host of Pacific Giants – 7:20
Ray’s Old School 120lb Bow Setup – 9:09
Oregon Rosies – 18:42
Ray’s Story on Getting 2 Guy’s Rosies 2017 – 21:21
Ray’s Calling Abilities – 27:45
Hunting the Oregon Jungle – 31:00
The 7pt Ray Stole from His Son – 37:36
Ray Shoots a Dead Elk – 51:45
How Tough Roosevelts Are – 52:22
Track Until You Die, Then Track Some More – 1:01:00
Youth Hunting in Oregon – 1:09:00
Hunting Pressure: The CAT Road Shuffle – 1:17:20
Ray’s 1000lb 316 Rosie – 1:32:00