It looks like we got a little push of birds into the valley and I cant hunt them!
The elk are moving pretty good though. Ive got a guy I did a swap hunt with here. This am like yesterday I dragged him up to the meadow that Ive been watching elk in for a week. We got there 5 min too late yesterday morning and watched them going into the trees. Today at first light/first glance, it appeared empty, but only cause we had walked right past a large group on the way in. A little back tracking and we were in buisness. In a little basin were 55-60 head, (I stopped counting cows after 37 but saw more) 8 spikes, and 6 legal branched antler bulls, 2 were 6x6 and one of those was pushing 270. Snuck into 225 yards got him set up with shooting sticks. The biggest bull turned broadside and stood there. Bang........swing and a miss.
I could see my truck about 3/4 mile away and there was a nice road 500 yards below up that led downhill all the way to it. I had mixed feelings about the miss. LOL On one hand I didnt have to pack. On the other hand the next chance isnt likly to be as easy to get out as this one was.
Oh well the pressures off me. He had an excellent chance at an above average bull for this area. It was a easy shot with a gun he shot a 1" group with at 100yards on friday. I told him we will keep looking but I can almost assure him we wont have that kind of chance again.
I really wish I was duck hunting!!!!
....its like taking x-lax when you have a bad cough. It wont clear up your lungs, but it sure stops you from coughing