The first animal is one of the most memorable. At least it was for me. Congrats and good luck knocking down an elk. Don't forget to post you story and some pics too for the rest of us to enjoy! Thanks!
Definitely congrats are in order for the first big game animal harvested. As Vermonters said - you are now bitten and addicted!
It is now Friday afternoon so I'm sure you are on the road - so good luck on that elk hunt! Going two-for-two on big game is most certainly not impossible and actually very doable. Let us know how that elk hunt went... and send some pictures!
Congratulations on your first big game success and good luck with your hunt tomorrow morning. Going fron antelope to elk is definately a big change. Let us know how it turns out and hopefully we'll be seeing many more pictures and reading your stories as the seasons go by.
Congradulations on your first big game animal!! I'm assuming a deer? The first is always the most memorable. Did you take some pictures for the rest of us to see ? I'm sure your on the road for your elk hunt since it's late afternoon now on friday. Good luck to you and I hope you have a hunt of a lifetime. Make sure to post a great story and some pictures for us to read and see. I have to live through you guys right now since I'm in the middle of my 6 week break between hunts. I took my son out for a bear hunt today it was fun but we didn't see any bears as it was also the last day of the Cascade elk season and there were people everywhere.
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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