Elk Hunting 2014 for the Lance Boys, photos and a brief write up.
Elk hunting. Hard work is what comes to mind when I read these words. Hard work with huge rewards and a sense of accomplishment. Then there is the other side of the coin. Hard work that comes with frustration, dejection, disappointment, Elk 2, Lance Boys, 0.
The latter is the elk hunt I went on this year, and my Brother as well. I struck out for cow, my Brother for bull. Regardless of the sex, it is equally as hard to swallow coming home empty handed. Don’t get me wrong; I would not trade the experience for the world, and I had a blast just being in camp and trying to solve the riddle of these animals.
Question: Will I do it again soon? Answer: As soon as possible! Time for a little pay back on the elusive Wapiti. I will spare the details of an unsuccessful hunt, but you can enjoy the photos.
I have decided to just hijack my brothers post, rather than create my own to share the Elk Hunting 2014 Idaho portion. After hunting the Idaho forest and the Nevada desert, I am more confused than I was before setting out. The age old saying that they are where you find them could not be more true. I came across enough sign during the two hunts to fill a tag for everyone I know, but if you are minutes late, you miss out, and just because they liked an area yesterday, doesn’t mean they will like it tomorrow. I logged a ton of miles on my boots, hiking high peaks, and through plentiful valleys, and a ton of miles on my rig, looking for good areas. These miles were filled with experiences and frustration, but as stated above, the next season couldn’t come soon enough . Enjoy the photos, and we will try again next year!
P.S. We are taking horse and atv\utv donations!!