- Mar 1, 2019
After harvesting a cow elk in the Rochelle Hills of Wyoming last year I applied for the type 3 tag, spike or antlerless, tag along with an uncle and some people for work and last June got the results that we had drawn the tag. Unfortunately my uncle moved to Phoenix and one guy from work donated his tag to a veterans hunt. So after the knowledge I gained last year plus a couple weekends of scouting I had a plan for opening day woth a friend from work. Since he had never taken an elk I told him he was up first and after watching enough fresh tracks told him we ARE NOT doing a synchronized shot. You shoot one and if a shot is available after you shoot an elk I'll shoot. Well we headed out opening and had a mishap in the morning with the SOS button on the truck. Long story shot a wife and emergency services were dispatched but the service behind the SOS button called them off when it was clearly identified the button was pressed in error and the wife was contacted before she left the house. Made at the button pressing culprit, which shall not be identified, but relieved we were okay. While that was being dealt with a guy drove past us as we were glassing for elk before moving closer. We saw them bur he drive past us and drive the two track all the way up to where it stopped to get out. Later we found out he went around a hill and got an elk opening day. We chased after elk but they moved off on us when we realized we couldn't catch up my friend called it a day around noon since we had work the next day. On the way back we shot some prarie dogs. I just said it's public land hunting and you'll have stuff like that happen.