That's a magnificent bull and the end to a great hunt I'm sure. I bet I'd get scared if I knew how much he had to pay for that tag and group of guides though. Even though he was able to take a shortcut It just goes to show again though that if we are ever lucky enough to draw the right tag that there are always great bulls out there for us to chase.
Congratulations to the hunter, It's the bull of more than one lifetime.
Holy Moly, that's a big bull elk! Funny thing is, he even looks bigger in that 2010 photo, if that's possible!
Very cool for the hunter. I like the idea of that 365 day tag. It can bring alot of interesting variables intot he hunt. Of course, if you pay that much for that tag, it's not going to be a 365 day tag, cause you won't hunt from the time they drop until about now, when they are getting ready to shed their velvet.
From the books that I have read, there is a lot of importance in knowing every nook and cranny of your hunting territory as well as the animal that you are hunting. So scouting as much as possible, just walking the land, will give you a good idea of what's around the corner or what's on the other side of a hill. Which can be very beneficial.
Making your own maps of human and deer trails, and different types of foliage such as group of pines,...