I hunt around Zortman every year for the opening weekend of upland bird season. I was walking through a wetland area and came over a rise to come face to face with a HUGE bull elk who was, at the max, 10 feet way. He was bedded down, or he would have been long gone before I ever would have seen him.
I don't know who was more scared, me or him.
Lord......let me be as good a hunter as my dog thinks I am....amen