Wow. I have followed some game trail full of elk sign over 13k passes that were, as far as talus goes, about as sketchy as it gets. I wished that I was wearing a helmet and two hunters would certainly kill each other if they didn’t go one at a time and stay out of each other’s fall lines. How a herd of 700+ lbs animals could not cause rockslides and wipe out the herd, get their ankles trapped under shifting boulders etc is beyond me. I’m sure these scenarios happen from time to time, but given the severity of the terrain, it’s amazing that avalanche chutes are clogged with elk bones.I've watched elk cross some of those boulder fields where they took steps on a knee to get where a hoof could touch again.
Pretty good thinking because no sane person would shoot them there.
For the right bull.......not even an issue. But one year I shot a cow 6 miles from the closest road. My buddy never let me live that one down. I just don't shoot cows anymore.And your buddy asks what the hell you were thinking. . . That's when it really hits home!
They were being sneaky sneakyAnother rokslider and I were out in 3rd rifle chasing mule deer last year. Got in to a pretty nasty hillside covered in snow and down timber. There were elk tracks literally walking on top of one down tree to the next. It was a sobering experience.
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