One came running full bore in when my hunting buddy was calling. I picked him up in the woods about 100 yards away. Now if he goes to his left he is mine, but of course he went to the right and and came down the fence line towards me.
He was protected by trees until he got right up on me and then did a beeline in the opposite direction. He was moving to fast for me to get a shot at him.
Still, it had my heart beating. My hunting buddy and his son saw a couple earlier but they too did not present a clean shot.
We walked miles and miles through the snow today.
Bought some new cabelas rubber boots with 2000 grams thinsulate in them and they kept my feet nice and warm.
Maybe next time will be better. Good news is I didn't have skin anything today
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....