I'm down from elk camp for a few days and still no loins in the cooler. The elk were quiet at best and the best hunting I had was still-hunting after mountain showers. On the first night we did sneak up on a 320 bull and for a brief window I had him at 54 yards, but he never stopped, nor gave me a good broadside angle.
In the end I passed stalks on several raghorns and we chased 4 to 5 more good bugling bulls that just wouldn't commit. I'm taking a break from elk for a few days (I need some sleep) and am going for deer. I'll let you know what I see as I'm hunting both whitetails and mule deer in Montana.
On a positive note met up with new North American Hunter TV producer Jeff Carter while in Wyoming. Carter, a Minnesota native, was enthusiastic about the elk adventure and was full of questions and spirit as we ascended mountain after mountain. He'd been elk hunting once before and I could tell he had the bug again.
It's fun to see someone with such great interest. Cole also joined me for another day of elk hunting and I see the same spark in him. Remember to take someone along on your next hunt whether it's for dove or elk. That one trip might be the hook for a lifetime of hunting enjoyment.
Wake up. It's time for more adventure.