I screwed up on the elk hunt that started this morning and was sitting in the wrong spot for when the elk came out of the trees but my partner had no trouble bagging a nice cow. At the shot the rest scattered and all I was able to see was bodies running through the trees so I didn't get a shot. That was until.
We worked to get the cow taken care of and cut up into 6 pieces to start the short pack out to the 4 wheeler. I ran a couple of them back to the truck witch was about 4 miles away on the main road and then headed back with more game bags for the rest of the meat. I thought about leaving my rifle at the wheeler but decided to pack it down the hill with me even thoe it would get in the way when I brought out another sack of meat. Just as I got to the pile of meat after passing my buddy on his way up the hill with a load I looked up the hill and noticed 5 or 6 elk making there way down the road that the wheeler was parked on. Well, that is all it took except for the shot and I had my elk on the ground at around 11 am this morning and only 20' off of a road. My buddy wondered what I was shooting at and then when I told him to walk up the road a ways and start to clean my elk he about droped. So I packed the last of his elk up the road and then headed over to start to take care of mine so that we could get it onto the 4 wheeler since the road was a sloppy mess from all the fresh snow that was melting and I really didn't want to chain up my pickup to get into where we were.
So we went 2 for 2 with one shot kills on each elk and some good eats starting tonight. Now in a couple of days the butchering will start.
Sorry no pictures since my camera is on the frits. For some reason the lens cover will not open up when it is turned on. I figure that I need to take it apart and give it a good cleaning since I was hunting in a lot of dust back in September and October. Sometimes I think that the old fashion 35mm SLR camera were a lot better.