It has been a while since i have been on this site and i know there are a few people who enjoy my post. So Evan though this last Elk hunt wasn't as event full as usual i will post it anyway.First off i actually had company this time around which would have made it a lot easier on me if i was fortunate, however i wasn't. The company i had with me was only able to come in late Oct after the snow storm they had in the west. From what we were told was that a lot of the Elk were killed during that time and what was left would be hard to find,Well they weren't at first, because the very first day we ran into a herd that evening while driving to our destination. HOWEVER my gun was still in the back of the truck somewhere and buy the time i got it and loaded it they were on there way. we did try to catch up with them but it was getting to dark. we tried to find them again for two days with no luck. By the way i was the only one with Elk tag, my new friend had a whitetail tag and his brother had a turkey tag.Other events that happend, didn't have a sling for riffle so had to use rope, cabella's scope stopped working so had to buy new leupole .lost part for tripod so had to buy new one, strap broke on friends brothers back pack. this is the worst of the trip, this old man and friends climbed a couple thousand feet to get to a good vantage point to glass and i liter y screwed it up. some how i notist a little something in the barrel of my gun so i cleaned it and opened the bolt to make sure the barrel was clear and when i closed the bolt i did not realize i was putting a round in the chamber so did not put safety on.( never again) well of course when i tried to put the riffle on my back some how it went off, thank GOD it was pointed in a safe direction. So that took care of that clime. We did not see another Elk in the 7 days we were there. my friend did get his deer and his bother had a shot at a turkey but missed. Going to Colorado this year.