Many of you will be sitting in treestands this coming week with the opener of bowhunting seasons for deer occurring across the country. A few of you will be stalking mule deer and a lucky few of you may even have drawn archery elk tags. I was one of the lucky ones. I have tags for whitetails and mule deer as well, but my first priority this fall will be archery elk and this past weekend we picked out a location for elk camp.
Cole will be joining me the few days and he will get first chance at a broadside bull. We're also sharing camp with several other good friends including the father of a friend who holds a coveted Shiras moose tag.
Before we staked out the wall tent on Saturday we scouted and immediately landed in a herd of more than 100 cows, calves and bulls. It was crazy at dawn with mewing and bulging, but this is one herd that needs to break down to a huntable size before we can creep in for the ambush. That breakdown should occur this week.
After our scouting we put up the wall tent, picked places to park another camper and my horse trailer, and cut firewood. Camp looks cozy, the forecast appears to have a good start and there are plenty of elk around, plus a few moose.
It should be an exciting season and with that I plan to keep you updated on the progression of the rut, new tactics and techniques I've found to be helpful. I'll check in as much as possible, but don't crucify me if I miss a blog or two due to lack of technological connections.
I thought this tent was supposed to be taller?