Those are some great pictures, thank you for sharing them!
One of the most exciting things this fella has ever seen is a band of Bighorns on a mountain side opposite our position as we rode horseback high on an Alberta mountain. They were only 250 yds away as the crow flies, but about 2 miles down and up that other mountain! LOL
It was positively facinating to see them like that though.
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...