All in all a pretty good year for elk hunting. While I have hunted elk a fair amount, i had never hunted out of state. a lot of people on this board were very helpful in making it a doable process. Me and two friends went to Colorado on a Muzzleloader cow hunt and I was lucky enough to fill my tag opening morning. My friends weren't as lucky but it gave me the week to enjoy some Beautiful country!!! Not only did i put some meat in the freezer but I ended up with some great memories. (Like coming down off the hill around noon on opening day to get the packboard, and finding that cattle had absolutely trashed our camp. Would have been angry if i wasn't so happy about the elk.) I will be back!
In my homestate, i have had the great fortune to hunt with my dad the last several years. We have been putting in for cow tags because we have a good chance of drawing a tag every year and "dad" memories are way more important than antlers!! We saw elk off and on throughout the week but just never got a shot. By Thanksgiving day, it was getting a little frustrating!! And then... its all ok, because Dad got one Thanksgiving afternoon. Made it all worthwhile!! I didn't end up getting one but still had an awesome hunt!!
God, I love elk hunting!
P.S. I'd post some pictures but i am fighting the resizing thing.