I was fortunate to join some good friends for a DIY public land elk hunt in unit #82 for the third season. We hit the mother load the first morning of the hunt after a logistical debacle with the airlines the day before.
While climbing the mountain ridge to our destination area, we glassed a herd of elk including at least five legal bulls. Keeping the story short and after glassing them for nearly twenty minutes waiting for the herd bull to clear for a shot, the back of the herd spooked for some unknown reasion and we had to act fast. I shot this bull at 380 yards after the herd exploded in all directions.
Thanks! I owe my hunting partners a great deal for putting me on elk and sacrificing themselves physically the rest of the day packing the bull off the mountain. We were sore the next day but it was worth it.
I am sure it was well worth it, I have been out 3 times and have not killed one but one of these years I will connect but the view you get to see is amazing, and hats off to your partners for helping, I am sure some jerky will be a good payment for them.
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday - John Wayne