I just returned from an archery hunt. I found the elk in a horrible canyon. The weather was hot, 85+ each day and only dropping to the 50s at night.
I found a nice bull and a satellite but was worried that if I shot one the meat would spoil before I could get it out. I was hunting alone, I'm 52 in decent shape but the 1200 foot deep canyon that was a mile and a half across intimidated me.
Did I make the right call not going after them?