Heading to Idaho in September to hunt the frank church haven’t heard great things about the elk population but still very excited for the experienceI wanted to report back after my hunt. Thanks to those on here that were so generous with their information and experiences. I started two days prior to the opener in 66A, but found a lot of traffic at the few access points. The evening before the hunt, I drove south to 76 where I found a lot of people but also a lot of elk. Opening morning I was looking at about 100 elk between three groups including a dozen or so bulls, one really nice bull. Unfortunately they were headed up hill as they fed and we could not get the range finder to work in low light and we struggled to keep track of which bull was which. We ended up chasing the elk up the mountain but could not make it happen. That evening we were looking over a hillside where we say elk the previous day. With about an hour and a half till dark there were only a group of cows and spikes on the hill, but we kept hearing a bugle on the other side of the hill. about an hour later, a string of cows came out with the bull I took bugling as he followed. I decided I did not want to pass on this bull even though I had seen one bigger. I had a great time and got my biggest bull to date!
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