Good Luck Hunter25 as well I wish for your Dad. Have a great and successfull hunt! And generate yet another great story for all of us to read and for you to relish for life! I eagerly await the 13th for when I leave for 1st rifle!
Good luck Wade, I hope you and your Dad bag a 400 incher. I'm very jelious as I havent bagged an elk for a few years as i build points and hunting OTC archery. I'm looking forward to seeing some pictures and reading the story of your sucessfull hunt. I think there are a few of us here living through you and your dad right about now. I'm sure te scouting you did during the summer will pay off it usally does, those who work hard in the off season usally bag the big bucks/bulls. Good luck, be safe and look forward to your return.
Wind is one of the most crucial variables in any kind of big game hunting. It helps level the playing field between a hunter with a scoped rifle and the game animals being hunted. This is not novel information. Any hunter who has consistent success in the field knows this. I have tried a couple different techniques for keeping track of the wind. Here are a couple.
The most simple and obvious is to just stay cognizant of it. It is amazing how slight of a breeze you can sense if you just pay...