well I ended up shooting a smaller bull than I wanted to but it's hard to complain when it's that much fun chasing elk. One regret was scouting really hard and beating myself up physically before the hunt even started. By the time the hunt rolled around it had felt like I had already been hunting for 7 days. I was able to get in close to some really good bulls and called them right in but dead fall and other thick stuff made it so I couldn't get a shot. A little bit of elk fever got the best of me when I called in this bull and I couldn't resist. I thought he was the better five that I had glassed in the same direction but he ended up not being him. Oh well, I was happy and he came right in the way we all dream about. and it was in a pretty decent spot to pack out. Much easier than where we had been chasing the bigger bulls. I will have some "what if" moments and think about what could've been if I would've passed on this bull but ya know what, there are people who would kill for an opportunity like I had, so I won't complain one bit and I owe it to that beast that's in the freezer to be grateful and appreciative. A little bit of extra horn length really doesn't matter much when I look at the experience I had. I just hope I am fortunate to do it again someday. I hope all those that are waiting draw their tags soon. good luck guys! here's the youtube link
barnes does some damage! softball sized hole on that shoulder
How to make your elk look bigger, stand back and reach far!
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