Re: 370 class Bull Elk Bugling/Herding Cows Yesterday
Long Time Ranger, I have only seen a total of 1 370 class bull on public ground, in all my years of hunting elk. I still dream about that bull elk I saw around the Hoback Junction area in Wyoming a few years ago. Some 80 head of elk and several satilite bulls to boot, this big bull standing right in the middle of all the cows.
Yep, I was a mear 557 yards from that big bull, the young guide told me to take em now if you want him. I just turned and said "son that is a long way for this .338 mag to travel and not to mention shooting through the tops of those aspen trees below in order to hit him".
Let's just go back to the horses and travel up the mountain bench while in the wooded area. We will come out directily across from him and the shot should be under 250 yards.
Well, that was the plan until man who called himself and elk hunter pull a shell out of his pocket, dropped it into the chamber of his Browning Bar 300 win mag and then slammed the action closed. It sounded like a crack of thunder below after that stunt! Yep, all 80 elk took to the trees on the other side of the canyon. I'll never forget that day, you can bet on that for sure.