Black Hills Elk Season 2006
Day One - Found Susan, Doug and myself leaving the house about . I was running late, so I took a side road to get us hunting at first light. we traveled down a gravel road about 4 mile and I spotted a pick up park in the middle of the road. when they saw us coming up they start up the road again. I just look down a big draw and spotted a bull elk feeding on the ridge, but there were other elk in the trees. The pickup must not have seen them. I pickup the pace and got to a parking spot where we moved over the hill in the direction on the bull. As we closed into about 200 yard I spotted a cow in the field, that all I need for this hunt. So we move a head of the elk and as we topped the hill I spotted a pair of legs in the trees. the more I glassed the area seemed to produce more elk in the trees. we sat there for five minutes and watched. pretty soon the elk started to move up. there must of been 30 head. finally a cow was in plain site and hit the ground at 60 yards. We were back to town by 10.
Day One - Found Joe M and myself driving to a afternoon location where we had hunted the Sunday before. We had 2 1/2 inches of fresh snow, so the elk track stuck out. We followed a group of track right back to the same bedding area. once again we walk right into their bedroom and just watch for two hours glassing and looking for the big bull. There was not a big one to be seen. So we decide we would give it a full day try in the morning.
Day Two - Found Joe M and myself driving back to the same location for the third time. As we closed in on the area, we spied a big bull just off the road in the trees. Joe proceeded to get out of the truck and over the near bank, before the bull realized that he was there. Once the bull saw Joe, he started to move out. I quickly hit the cow call and he stopped on a dime. Bang!.. the bull move on, cow call. Bang!.. the bull move on, cow call. Bang! By now Joe need more shell for his gun in the truck. We regrouped feeling that Joe had made great shots on the bull. As we pick up the track, we began to see blood. Then more blood. We new, it would only be a short time before we found him. Sure enough there he was pile up by a tree. Great hunt Joe!! You redeem you self on this one for last week.
Day One - Found Wyatt, Becky, and myself on a afternoon hunt. As we got to the hunting distention, The snow started coming down in sheets and visibility was only 400 yards. we check a couple area, waiting to see what the weather would do. A hour later the snow stopped and we covered a couple ridges. There was fresh sigh and track, but no elk. We never did see any elk that afternoon, probably due to the storm coming in and they were hold up for the evening waiting out the storm.
Day One -
Found Joe M and myself driving to a afternoon location. Once we got
to our destination, we stuck out for a known bedding location. As we approached
the area, I decided to set down and make a few calls before we moving any
closer. I throughout a couple cow call followed up with a bugle. We got a
instant bugle back at us only a couple hundred yard away. So we moved
Day One - Found Joe T and myself at a location where we had put three elk a bull, cow and calf to bed the night before. As the light started to brighten. we glassed the open meadows looking for the elk we had seen the evening before. But they were not in the same location. So we moved on down the ridge. Then I spotted a brown butt on the far hill side. We moved closer keeping what little trees there were between us and the elk. We finally ran out of trees and could make out four cows and a calf in the group. I sat Joe down in front of me a found a good rest. Then I said "Shoot the Big One" Joe stated "which big One?" I said." Can you get on the lower one" "No" Joe said "How about the one above her" I said again Joe said "NO" " How about the one to the left and Up" I said. "I can get on that one" Joe said Bang "you shot over her" I said Bang "You got her" I said. Now the work begins, We had harvest the cow at 7:00 a.m. and we got back to the truck at 11:30 a.m. Just a little dragging involved. Great hunt Joe. Just a side note: Joe had made a promise to his dad and grand dad that he would get his first Elk with the rifle in the picture. Thanks to the heavenly Father we helped that promise come to pass on a beautiful October morning.
Joe's Email back to me
I had one of the best hunts ever and look forward to hunting with you again.
I was truly impressed on how fast you found the elk. I would recommend you to any one who wants a true hunting experience.
Thanks for Everything
Day One - What
an awesome opening day. My hunter Ron & his friend Jay joined me on
opening day. We started at a location that I had put about 35 head of elk
to bed the night before. As we got out of the truck the bulls were going crazy
about 300 yard in front of us. So we proceeded up the road toward them,
but as we started to top the ridge a bull suddenly appear in the sky line only
80 yard in front of us. We were stuck out in the open and need to find a tree
quick. We quickly moved to a near by tree. just as we sat down Jay stated that
we had elk right in front of us. He started to call out, "The first
one, no the second, no the third one is the one you want Ron." Once I
looked at the bulls, I said " No!! the big boy in on the ridge behind them
all." This whole process continued for thirty minutes, as the light bighted
our surroundings. In the end the big boy and the herd melted away out of
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