Well, one more of my buddies, KC Kreger, drew a cow tag in the Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma Elk Hunt. Again, this is a once in a lifetime hunt. I visited with him a couple of weeks back on a bow hunt in southern Oklahoma. I told him that if he shot a elk I would drive down to the hunting area and help him pack it to the road. I live about 2.5 hours from the hunting area. He called me on Wednesday night. He has shot one and was needing some help bad. He told me where he was when he shot. I have a map of all of the hunting areas and found the area. He said the shot was about 300-305 according to the range finder with a 7mm Unltra Mag.
He has a bad shoulder that he was supposed to have cut on a month back but wanted to wait until the hunt. He also has a bad back. I told him I would take off work, meet him and another helper for some breakfast and then meet him at the place where we had to ride into the hunting area. This is all Federal land, and you at shuttled to and from your hunting spot.
We walked in about 1/2 mile, took off our heavy cold weather gear and started climbing rocks the size of Volkswagens. After an hour we found the elk, almost frozen but not touched by varmints. I told my buddy that the elk was so hard to get to she might have been born on that flat spot and lived its whole life there.
Got some photos and quartered the cow, boned out all the meat we could, loaded the packs and made the trip down and to the road in about 2 hours.
This was his first elk hunt. He had a great time.