Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 13

Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 13

We slept in. The thermostat said 35-degrees in the cargo trailer and 33-degrees in the tent. Burrrrrrrr! At 6am, our neighbor Mr. Hoot Owl was hooting up a storm. By 7am, the camp robbers (the jays we had been feeding for two weeks) were dancing all around the top of...
Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 12

Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 12

Our last great hunt of the season. We know where they are but nobody will go in with us. The area is huge. Gary knows the area but one of the courses we need to take is “uncharted territory” as he stated. We told a few if the other hunters what our plan of...
Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 11

Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 11

Really cold night last night. Woke up to 37°. By dawn it dropped to 34°. The frost on the ground is thick. It’s so cold that the steel of my rifle is like ice on my fingers. I dropped Gary off on an old road parallel to the areas we are hunting. The last fresh...
Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 10

Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 10

Another cold, foggy, wet morning. Starting off by staging a truck at our exit point and then checking the roads. Our first hunt took us back to yesterday’s area only this time we will approach from the upper end, not the lower end. We sat and cow called in a...
Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 9

Elk Hunt Trail Diary: Day 9

Day three of yet another excellent wet morning. Not much fog to speak of. We are going into the place where Gary walked for 2 hours and found the fresh tracks that had just been made. The elk we are looking for has been living in this area for more than one year. He...

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