Congrates on your first Elk! That was a great write up of your hunt and a great job of sneaking and taking a great shot!
My Elk season opens on Wednesday the Oct. 23rs, that's the day after tomorrow! I am getring pumped big time! This will be my 15th or 16th season elk hunting and I have yet to put a tag on one. Came so close so many times, but something always went wrong. Well I drew a hair tag so even if I don't get a bull At least I hope to get an Elk. I guess pictures qill have to be my trophy to hang on the wall.
I'll be using my .308win. Savage Striker and 168gr. Barnes TSX reloads. I hope I do the samething as you, eat well through the winter.
Again Congrates on a very nice Trophy!!!