Wondering how many of you have stayed out at night close to elk that you found at sunset so that you would be right there at sunrise to get after them? Without walking back to spike camp or truck camp that is. A guy I met one time, much tougher than me of course always carried his camp on his back and made big loops thru the mountains, camping wherever he ended the day whether it was on elk or not. He didn't use a tent, he just crawled under a pine tree and toughed it out in his sleeping bag. I remember an old episode where Randy and the cameraman did it and had to cover up with game bags and pine bows to TRY to stay warm. If my memory is correct they nearly froze! I usually have a small tarp and warm enough clothes in my pack that I could survive the night if needed, I've just never tried it. (Have to find elk first ) I'm sure a small fire would help if you were far enough away from the targeted elk. Any success stories or advice?