This bull elk was shot up the North Fork, out of Cody Wyoming in 2007. He gross scores 421,
but after a deduction for his seventh tine he drops down to 401. He is 3/8
inch short on the one tine to be non typical.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...