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.
Two States, Four Days
Only 10 minutes went by and a deer was on his feet headed down the hill. Brian asked for a range and by the time I was able to give him a number, the deer was at 400 yards. Brian put the .308 to work and dropped his buck.