Brag all you like. It is a beautiful animal.
I assume you had it mounted, I would.
Oh I'm getting it mounted. No doubt. I've actually been bragging quite a bit. Lets see, Its February and I shot it in October. So thats nearly six months worth of bragging. I think my friends are getting sick of hearing about it. But, I don't care. Elk in the bugle, if you haven't tried it you must.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...