My elk hunt this year was not successful in some ways but very successful in other ways. In 8 days of hunting I saw one Bull with a Cow that was moving through the timber at about 100 yards. I had been setting on a log taking a break when I saw movement ahead and watched them cross in front of me. They obviously were on a mission to move through the area after having been, I assume, pushed out by some hunters to the East of me. I followed their tracks until they plunged off down a very steep mountain side heading for a place I did not want to go. They did not respond to cow calls or bugle so that was the sum total of my elk encounters. However I spent 8 wonderful days camping and wandering through some beautiful mountain country.
The area I am hunting is laced with old logging roads that have been abandoned for 50-60 years. This makes it easy to slip along quietly and cover a lot of country very easily. My 75 year old body appreciates this very much.
The area is covered with old rotting stumps and logs and I had a great time stump shooting. I would usually hunt up to over 11,000 ft and then hunt and stump shoot back to camp.
I was hunting with my JD Berry Morning Star long bow and wood arrows. I am thankful God has blessed me with good health so I can still get out and enjoy His beautiful creation!
Wishing i went west this year.
As James said, thanks for sharing! 👍
Paul, thanks for sharing. Beautiful country and sounds like you got to enjoy yourself. In my books you had a very successful hunt.
Nice. You are blessed the Colorado high country is just so beautiful.
Being "out there" is the success, for sure...the older I get , the more I know that's true...
Hey Paul, I just got back from a couple weeks of hunting west of Gunnison. I didn't see any elk but the weather was nice and I was with a couple of really good friends so my hunt was successful, I think.
Great pics Paul. Beautiful countryside for an adventure!!! Thanks for the tag a long.