The details are went in with my cousin.
I had first shot with him having a late season Arizona tag.
Opening morning found us working in on a vocal bull in pretty thick trees. We got to about 200 yards and there was a wallow at our feet. I moved up a hair and he bugled,splashed in the wallow, racked a tree and poured water out of his bottle. Elk bugled back within 100 yards. I just knew in a second I'd be shooting him. Well several seconds went by then a minute later I'm thinking where is this thing. Then from about 20 feet behind and 40 to the side, Kaboom! I jumped a bit but the bull came in the one spot I couldn't see. He shot it at 62 yards and it didn't go far at all. I was excited to have one down but also a little bummed.
Moving on to Sunday we got some elevation and worked several basins until we saw the herd mine was in. He bedded and bugled from there for about 5 minutes before he stood up at 238 and stood broadside. He was farther from camp and required some elevation gain but I was no longer bummed about not getting the 5 point my cousin shot.
Great hunt with family and will likely try it again next year.
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