Elk Hunt, Mission Accomplished!

I'd Rather be Playing! on September 16th, 2008

After chasing a 6 point bull elk on Saturday morning without success, and passing up a 5 point elk later that afternoon, I went home empty handed.  I had a friend tell me that he had seen a 7 point elk in the same area, but I had only seen the 6 point.  He called me up Sunday night and told me the 7 point was spotted just below our lookout point in Willow Creek, Ephraim Canyon.

My dad and I got up early Monday morning and headed up the mountain.  Only minutes after I arrived I heard rocks rolling below where I was standing.  I looked down and a herd of elk, with a large bull, was just below me.  The light was still dim and the herd quickly moved into the bushes before I could count the number of horns on the bull.  I anxiously followed the elk off the hill to get a better look.  I caught another quick glimpse of the bull as he went into a grove of pine trees, but I still could not tell how big he was. Read the rest of this entry »

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