My elk Trip this year brought Matt Salm back into the fold as well as 2 of his friends, Chris and Rodney. The "Geriatric Crew" of the last few years have all but passed on the torch. With 4 guys from 4 different states the planning was quite entertaining and we did manage to double up on some things and completely forget others.
The first day had Chris killing the largest bull of the trip, at around 480 yards at first light. Matt filled his mule deer tag at, if I remember correctly some where in the 400 yard range that afternoon.
Tuesday Matt killed a 5x5 at close to 600 with his 300 WSM
So with a few days of me packing lots of meat I really had not put on many miles hunting. I chose to spend my mornings and evenings glassing from different and repeat locations until I thought I found what would be a sure thing.
Thursday morning I found a pattern that would help us fill the remaining 2 tags (due diligence all week behind good glass pays off) My decision to climb into a large box canyon with Rodney, that very evening, payed off. We finished the trip with a 890 yard bull and a 968 yard bull.