Nice job on the hunt! Pretty cool to stick an elk on your first trip out in 7 years. I liked the self portrait too. I've tried do self portraits before and they always turn out pretty bad. Have a great deer season too.
And thanks for your service too. I really appreciate your sacrifices to protect my freedoms.
Well, I just have to say...I feel like I've really been blessed this year. I shot my first archery bull elk and my first rifle bull elk this year! Both 5 points! I'm a real believer in the BDC from Nikon and premium bullets. It went through his front shoulder and down through the entire body cavity at 575 yards!
Bring them in on a string. I love this term, if you want to be successful on calling in Elk, try not to just sound like the other caller. We all laugh at each other when we are practicing Elk calling at home or while camping. When I first started calling in Elk, I had no idea what i was doing and it's funny how many I could call in. The biggest Bull that I have called in to date was actually my first. I was making cow calls and screwing it up big time. But it's obvious I didn't screw up...