I've been waiting all year to shoot an elk. Now came the chance. My dad went low to chase the elk up to us. Within the first 5 minutes I saw about 10. They came and went and I didn't have any time to setup and shoot them. After another hour passed and no sign of elk. My dads friend went with me and called a cow in. I saw him for 1 second and then he ran away. 1 minute passed then I saw another 2. Now here was my chance. I looked down my scope for a second then I squeezed the trigger. The elk dropped like a rock. I was about 20 yards away when I shot the cow. When I came up to the elk it was still breathing. I had to shoot the elk again to put it out of her misery. It was getting dark fast and we were running out of light and time. We cut it in half and put half of it on the front of a ATV and put the other half on the back. It was much easier than packing out the elk. Even though it took an hour to get it where we were going it was well worth it. We stayed up in till 10 o'clock at night skinning the elk. Now that's my story.