I may actually buy a MF tag, if there are any left, not so much for the elk - but for the country. I haven't decided quite yet, fully. But then I would have to surrender running around the woods here, in AUGUST, for one of these local elk.
yes we are. neat hunt but lots of people. i found you need to get about 2-3 hours from the airstrip to stop seeing people though. We are going to base camp at the strip and spike out from there. I passed up a buck a day and screwed up a doulbe on a buck and bull. I counted my chickens before they where hatched.
So i am not going to deny my total belief in myself screws me up at times. lol
Hmmmm ... am I just too `old school' ... or is the IFG becoming something quite different? Or both? Is the IFG becoming more `relevant', contemporary? And if so, to who? Maybe the fact that I am logged on to BGH betrays a double mind ... but,
... perhaps it's just as well. I'll log off - while the masses pull up to their computers and log on, I will be chasing critters.
I must admit that I have missed a big game animal with a rifle. And not only was it a bull elk, it was the largest bull that I have had in my sights with a tag in my hand. But, as with most "missed shot" stories, I have an excuse. Moisture doesn't really ever bode well for hunting equipment. When moisture (either rain or snow) gets into a firearms barrel, nothing good takes place. A couple rain drops down there can change the point of impact drastically and a barrel jammed with snow after a...