6:00,am: just cracking light. I’m “back in the saddle again”.
9:30 am update. I glassed that entire mountainside in prime hours with good light. Spotted two deer and a few elk. So 2.5 hours last night and the same this morning. I feel good checking this place off my list.
BTW, I know I totally blew it on the blaze orange requirement this morning. I must be tired. Walked away from the pickup and left it all on the seat
5:30 pm Headed to that deer country where I saw the big-bodied buck on day 1 & 2. He was as older deer. Perhaps another one has shown up there now.
8:45 update. The big-bodied buck was there along with a new buck. He’s pretty nice but still won’t break 170. I tried to get you guys a pic of the bigger buck:
I know, bad, but this is the conditions I’m seeing them in- over a mile and at first and last light. That is a side view of him, so you can only see his height. The elk rut is really rolling now and I’m seeing elk daily. Saw about a 280 6-point tonight herding cows. I could see a bowhunter putting the stalk on them. Elk never knew he was a hundred yards from them but as elk do they just up and headed out for a big meadow a half mile down canyon. Left the poor guy in the dust.
Head out tomorrow where I saw the nice buck two days ago. I really like that place and only got a glimpse of him and that other deer so can’t really rule that country out yet. See you in the morning!