#fbf one week ago we were knee deep in snow chasing elk up the mountain. We cut a fresh set of tracks that were coming down the mountain and @rickh13 and I followed them up down and around for a few hundred yards and finally we caught up with them. Rick closed the distance to 50 from the lead cow as I called from 30 yds back. The wind shifted or they seen movement or something they didn't like and away they went. We tried to follow them but those elk sure are fast when running uphill. We gave a 100% effort on Friday but came up a little short. . . .
It still was pretty epic day bowhunting elk in the snow in September, it's a hunt I will never forget. The elk may have given us the slip this day but I learned so much about them in a few short hours following their tracks, it's a lesson I soon won't forget. . .
I welcome the challenge of chasing OTC DIY public land animals, elk, whitetails even turkeys, as they are the best teachers of humility I've ever known. Till next time...... #elk#montana#otc#diyhunting#elkhunting#bowhunting#helenanationalforest#snowday#epic#flatbrim#behindthebow#stayhungrystayhumble#skre#bowhuntingfiend#soclose#almost#wildernesspacks#swingandamiss
Well it is a Friday morning for sure! Got up running around like crazy, kids school called and said they have a 2 hour delay because of power outage. I still had to drop Mini me off at her school across town, and this almost happened!!! But I remembered it! Yay!!! Here is to Friday!!!