2016 Western Hunts
In September 2016 two friends and I, all from Wisconsin headed out on our first ever western hunt. It was a do-it-yourself archery elk hunt in an over-the-counter unit. I feel as if we were prepared as we could be going out there and were fortunate enough to harvest a 330" bull. Moral of the story, if you're thinking about heading out west but are hesitant because it seems like a daunting task - just go do it, you'll have no regrets!
Here's the video from our hunt (Click here). Enjoy!
Drew early muzzle loader deer tag in CO with 6 points. Really helps kick the training into high gear knowing that is only a few months away.
Theoretically have the next several years planned out at this point to hopefully avoid having to deal with any OTC or leftover issues (but been surprised by point creep before). WY pronghorn, WY deer, WI bear and CO elk hopefully in that order. Planning for future hunts sure is a nice time killer during the winter.
toothy critter......PM me on more info. This year probably wont work for me bc I already went elk hunting, unsuccessfully. Our area was in a forest fire. My bad for not looking into that ahead of time. Lesson learned. We did hear some bulls....saw 2 elk, and were drawn on a bull that busted us before we got a shot. Also screwed up on a couple of stalks and did some dumb things......but it was our first bow elk hunt DIY. So lots of info was learned. I will be a more successful hunter next time.
But that NW Neb hunt has been on my radar for 6 yrs....just never pulled the trigger yet.
I was successful on my solo Drop camp in SW Colorado- Full moon and warm temps made for tough hunting-but I was able to watch this bull go into dark timber on day 3 of my hunt and bed at Daylight- I positioned for an afternoon/evening hunt-he came out of the timber with only 5 minutes of shooting light left-easy 125 yard shot!