The elk this year (in the north half of the unit) have been few and far between. I talked to our CPW agent Ryan this Sunday while I was bear hunting and he even said it has been very, very slow. Also very few elk being taken.
I have personally seen the elk numbers drop since 2006 and it is becoming tougher and tougher to find elk. Now the southern part I do not know as well. I also heard rumor that the elk from Kelso Mesa south to the Roubideau Wilderness area have been going crazy and many to be found, but that is just what I have heard.
There is something about the look and feel of a bolt action rifle with a walnut stock that pleases me. Call me old fashioned, but the character of the rifle I choose to own is equally as important to me as how that rifle performs.
I’ll be the first to admit that the lack of weight in a carbon fiber stock is awfully nice when chasing elk in high country and that any synthetic could help a bit when mother natured decides to rain on your parade. My own preference, however, is to...