I'm really interested in your Ibex hunt. Have you gotten any scouting done yet or been able to see any?
The elk license I drew this year is basically once in a lifetime as well but it sure is tough getting as much time as I would like. I've always hunted the same areas so real scouting wasn't needed until now. It takes me over 2 hours to get there and then learn where to start.
Still 76 days to 3rd season in Colorado. Seems like a long way off still but those are our tags and no other choice. Small game is not an option this year at least not before elk/deer season. At least next spring I will be bear hunting in Idaho so it will not be as long between hunts next year. Only 268 days to spring bear!
In the darkness, the hunter stumbles through the underbrush, making noise and leaving his scent seemingly EVERYWHERE!
Daylight will be here in 30 minutes and he wanted to be in the stand an hour before daylight.
"I know I left that stand RIGHT in this area last night," he mutters under his breath, "but where is it now?"
He traipses back and forth in a zig zag pattern, getting himself overheated and sweaty, but never finding the stand he left there the previous evening – and eventually sits on a...