This was a video I made of my 2006 hunting season where I took my 12 yr old son out on his first hunt. I tried to piece together the whole season including typical camp pics. Also if you can sit through the thing, I've got a kill shot at the end. It was the last night of the hunt! Anyways, it was another head-on shot. That cow ran only 50 yds afterwards.
Video of Opening Day Elk Hunting .... you won't believe!
Nice pics......but what have you put around those stumps? Between the fighting and the fact that they are focused around them like a trough leads me to believe there has to be some sort of attractant/bait. In the first pics looks like you have some salt or something out there.....and a bunch of it.
Out here in Colorado, and in the units that I haunt, it is a tricky game to figure out how far to pack in on a rifle hunt. You want to get away from the masses that have moved game away from the roads but might want to stay close enough that you are taking advantage of the animals forced movements. There is no universal distance but I like the 1.5 to 4 mile range for day hunts where I am not planning on bivying out. This keeps you in that productive buffer zone where the animals are really...