That collaring job would be interesting!!
Like how there is barbed wire wrapped around the antlers of that 1 bull. Weird stuff
I always intend to take more photos, keep better notes, just document the overall experience. Most often, I get to the end of the season and realize I was too caught up in the hunt (including scouting, prep-work, etc.) and all the extra stuff fell by the wayside. I'm not convinced that that's a bad thing though. I recollect the details pretty well myself.That’s a fair assessment @livingthedream , no health issues here. The “Poor Elk Hunter” in the title is not in jest. If you were looking for “show-stopping” content You’d be better off following some of the other hunters on here.
That said, I have been a slacker with this thread. I’ve hiked over 100 miles in the Elkhorns this summer. Though not a large range, I have come to find them plum full of seldom visited slices of Heaven. I have lost two trail cameras - one to a bear and another to a thief. I have seen bulls at tens of yards in the timber that I would be tickled to shoot , and I have thousands of trail camera pictures, though honestly nothing spectacular in them.
The last few mornings I’ve hiked I’ve been serenaded by bugling bulls, and though the summer may lack internet content, the geographic love I have for the mountain range has deepened and expanded.
I have two cameras remaining in the hills. And when I pull them next week I’ll share anything worth sharing on them. Otherwise prep yourself for some hunt reports, likely lacking in show-stopping characteristics, but I will give it a whirl nonetheless.