I got lucky yeah I know. My third year of applying for tags I draw a bull elk tag! I have never hunted elk before being from Minnesota originally, witetails with a shotgun is the extent of my hunting knowledge. I have a friend that works with me thatwas born and rasied in my area and still lives right in my hunt area though, my ace in the hole. I have been reading everything I can and shooting as much as possible, but I have a BUNCH of questions! First off my gun: a Mossberg .308 with a Leupold vx-3 4.5x16. Is it adaqate? I can shoot groups of 5 inches at 400yds with it. I keep reading that there is no reason to be up in the area now, since 4 weeks can make a HUGE difference to where the elk are Nov 6 when my hunt starts. I guess I'm just asking for some rookie advice. I didn't plan on getting this tag for at least 10 more years and was hopeing to get out and do some cow hunting before. (don't get me wrong, I am NOT complaining) Just looking for advice!