Boy.... Life's been, uh, busy to say the least. Dan and I both took on more responsibilities at work. In addition to increased workload, we've both had personal issues that needed to be tended to, and as we all know when life gets busy you have to prioritize and execute the most important tasks...
Called in a bull from a few ridges over for my buddy. Since it wasn't huge and there were other bulls bugling, my buddy said, "I'm only going to shoot him if he comes right over here."
Well... That's exactly what happened.
First off, you can answer most of your own questions by visiting the NM Game and Fish website and reading the regulations.
You should contact some outfitters and consider applying for the draw with them. It'll increase your odds of getting a tag...
McMillan Sako Hunter stock for a right handed Howa 1500/weatherby vanguard long action. Stock has factory installed pillars, pachmayr recoil pad and sling studs. Stock has not been bedded.
Selling it because I got a sweet deal on an edge filled McMillan GameHunter.
As far as the rest of the season goes, the only major things I have left are NM barbary sheep & rifle javelina, and AZ javelina & OTC archery deer. There's a couple other things potentially in the works, but nothing set in stone.
Got the skull taken care of yesterday. Pretty dang good 2019 elk season for me. It'll be tough to top this one.
Not sure why the dog decided to lay in the middle, but I wasn't going to tell him to move. Haha.
I absolutely love hunting by myself, but packing an elk out solo pushes a little too close to the miserable category. It's so good to have friends!
I feel bad for making these guys hike up to this spot, but I couldn't be more grateful for their help. The fact that they dropped everything...
Knowing the shot was perfect and the bull would die, I hoped he would run a few hundred yards and get as close to the bottom of the mountain as possible to make the pack out a little less difficult... But he only went about 60 yards before falling over.