So there I was, barely 15 minutes into the first morning of my annual two-week do-it-yourself elk hunt, and I’d blown what was likely my one chance.
I could have never anticipated the turn of events that would come my direction as my body is still feeling the pain from this hunt.
Just thinking about bowhunting big deer in high mountain basins gets me excited. I’ve hunted around the world and nothing gets me excited like bowhunting big mule deer.
Live Answers To Your Elk Hunting Questions, By Randy Newberg. Before his upcoming Arizona Elk hunt Randy answers questions asked during this BowTech Live episode.
BowTech bowhunters are taking big elk this season. Announcing the Relm X, “The Smartest Bow On The Planet.” And a great interview with Henry Bodnik on the real history of the compound bow.
As I gazed over my hard earned New Mexico mulie, my earlier missed opportunities seemed to fade away. I believe they happened for a reason.
Getting to this point was very interesting to say the least and it will be a day in the field that will be burned in my memory for a long, long, long time.
Hunters are naturally curious, always pushing further and further hoping to unlock the many secrets of the woods. Yes, that curiosity can get us in over our heads and at times.
Is A Huge Bull Moose At 5 Yards Close Enough for Ya? This bowhunt for moose gets tense when the moose gets in close, just on the opposite side of the juniper tree where the bowhunter is hiding.
The antelope was coming in for his morning drink of water. This was the hottest morning so far and got me excited. I felt like today would be a good day for redemption.
I made it to about 90 yards away and ran out of hay bales… it was now time to use the Antelope Decoy. I unfolded it and held it out in front of me with one hand, my bow was in the other.
The sun was just starting to crest over the hill. Day 2 was about to begin. Still beating myself up over missing yesterday, I was hoping for some redemption today!
4 AM came quick. The sun would make it’s appearance soon. I slept well and was excited that it was officially opening day for Montana’s Archery Antelope season.
On Sunday afternoon everyone arrived in hunting camp. I could feel the excitement and energy about this bowhunt right away.
I left Bozeman, Montana on Friday afternoon with a long drive ahead. I meet up with the rest of the writers on Sunday afternoon.
It’s that time of the year. Hunting season is here! Months of planning, practicing and thinking about the hunt are now over. We can finally let the fun begin!