Bull elk hunt 2007. Let the planning begin!!
Last nite at the anual Alaska bowhunter's association, I participated in the live auction for the Governor's elk permit for our Alaskan elk hotspot (Etolin Island) and won with the high bid. I will have 2 months (September and October) to harvest my bull and will be able to hunt with bow and rifle. I am planning to hunt the first half with my bow and after that I havent connected, the big guns come out. I dont believe there are any B&C size elk on Etolin Island but they have some pretty darn nice elk. This will also be one of the most grueling hunts of my life. The country is super steep. It is a rainforest enviornment. The vegetation is incredibly thick and nasty filled with devils club. If success does happen, it will be a horrible pack out to say the least. Alaskan bull elk are the largest bodied elk in the world and can reach 1350+ pounds. Knowing I am in for all this he!! I am still looking forward to this hunt. I have researched this hunt before and as an avid dall sheep hunter and elk fanatic, I am looking forward to this challenge. I cant wait!
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.