I decided a couple of years ago that I was going to stop waiting on friends to do some of the things I wanted to do. Most of my friends have gotten too soft to rough it anymore. I made the decision to start doing some hunting trips and if I was solo, so be it. I have posted brief summaries of the trips but I don't think I ever got around to posting this one.
ARCHERY ELK HUNT 9/7/16 through 9/17/16
I got back from my hunt in Colorado. It was my first attempt and it was an OTC archery hunt on public land that I did solo. I did see 4 elk and other wildlife but I wasn't able to get within bow range. I did see a group who had taken a bull with a muzzleloader. The elk seemed to vanish as the week went on. It was public land with unlimited tags so there was some hunting pressure. The altitude got to me a bit and that surprised me. I thought I was immune to that kind of thing. I was camping at over 10,000 feet. Here's some pics: