Re: 721 yds
My friend and I pack into the Mt Zirkel wilderness area in Colorado every year. Takes about a day to load the horses, ride in and set up camp. We hunt with our bows. The country is phenomenal. Very rugged with a lot of rocks and blow downs. It's also park country. Seems every ridge you top shows a new bowl with a tawny park and gleaming pond. The elk are everywhere. A typical day starts with shivering out of bed a couple hours before light. An hours riding or hiking listening to bulls bugling. Cows talk and chirp, spikes whistle.
It seems impossibly dark under the pines, and silvery bright in the open. We'll call in a few sattelite bulls in a morning. Sometimes we'll find one we want. If not, we'll eat lunch and keep hunting. Usually calling in a few more bulls as it gets late.
It's very exciting hunting. Lots of elk, lots of breathtaking scenery. Nothing beats elk tenderloin in a dutch oven at 10,500 feet! The fishing is great too. We see a few deer. Not many, but man are there big ones up here. Sometimes we see bear. There's more sign then anywhere I've been. We usually see a couple coyotes. And, there are grouse everywhere.
I look forward to this trip all year. I hunt a lot every year. But this trip is my favorite. Just seven months.....