We got in a couple of hunts in this year.
This was my (Luke) first elk hunt, as I just turned 12, the minimum age in Colorado for Big Game, in October. I was successful and killed my first elk. We tracked it down in the snow, spotted it before it spotted us and I shot it in its bed. Rangefinder said 209 yards. We had to watch her for almost an hour to finally decide the spike looking antlers above her head were sticks and not antlers. Great time together! While My dad was taking a photo of me another elk ran right by us and dad was able to get her. The grace of God no doubt. Our other two hunting partners killed their elk too, so we went 4 for 4.