Re: Long range elk hunting surprise.
Wow, that's an awsomem story. I got cought flat footed in the Bitter Roots here in Idaho. Standing in the middle of a trail, I just went down on one knee and watched as the antlers aproched out of the timber. there was a small creek at the edge of the timber. He came at a trot and cleared that stream, about 15ft., and landed right in front of me! I was folling him the whole time with the rifle, was going to heart/lung him as he went by. But as he landed, he stoped right there, black dirt went flying foward over the snow from his hoves, and he looked right at me. Thats when I squezed the trigger, neck shot, laid where he stood. That was 11 paces. When I shot all the cows took off right at me! I had to stand and wave my arm's and holler "HAW", some of the cows went high some went low, came within a few feet of me, now that was a heart thumper. Sometimes there is a big surprize waiting for us out there in the hunting fields.