Six hunters were on the hillside looking at a big bull the night before the season opened, making an already challenging hunt even more so. Highly competitive hunting situations are like Easter egg hunts for kids at a public park; everyone is after the same prize and there is nothing left shortly after the start. Get it or it will be gone! The elk usually hightail it out of these situations, unscathed with fresh hunter’s scent in their noses by sunrise of opening morning.
Late Is Great
At 40 yards I had to slip down off a three-foot ledge and some how it worked and I was now 30 yards away. I picked my next path and was now at 20 yards from the giant. Surprisingly, I stayed very calm (not sure how) as I contemplated my next move.