|Looking down into the valleys and meadows we would be hunting. Unfortunately, wolf signs were everywhere and the elk and other game move out.|
At about 150 yards, he must have either winded me or saw the movement, because he moved quickly and tore back up the mountain into the dense timber.
We hunted the rest of the day, seeing lots of elk signs consisting of rubs and droppings but no elk.
|Wolf track were found here and no droppings or rubs. Look at the beauty of this meadow. Small streams were all across the floor, and the ground was soggy.|
|This will be a tough shot, but this is tough country.|
|Typical meadow, but look at the cover. The shots will be close|
We then moved to an area that had experienced a forest fire about 15 years ago. Elk had been seen frequently feeding in the area adjacent to the standing timber. Since the area was quite large we hunted several spots before moving on. Finally we went back to the big meadow next to the burn area and found fresh elk signs everywhere. We hid here until early evening, but saw no elk. Thank goodness Casey carried a GPS with him. I had no idea as evening set in where we were. It all looked so different.
|Looking down two game trails. Our guide is behind us. This is looking down the mountain and would be a really tough shot, but this is rugged country.|
Next week we will have a guest writer. He is an outdoorsman who with a close friend just shot his first elk in Wyoming. This will be a great read.
|My horse, Jaz.|