Originally Posted by Topgun 30-06
IMHO the OP needs to do quite a bit before even thinking about going elk hunting. It sounds like he's never hunted anything in his life and it appears from his age that he may to have to pass a Hunter Safety Course and even if he doesn't he should take one! He makes no mention of what, if any rifles he has to go on an elk hunt, so that is another big thing in the equation. He also makes no mention if he has all the other necessities for a hunt of any kind such as boots for various weather conditions, as well as clothes for any and all weather conditions. All those things really need to be taken care of before even thinking about going big game hunting even for antelope.
All good points and well taken.
To answer your questions.
I have hunted water foul, pheasant, chukar, quail.
I have not hunted deer, elk, moose, bear etc...yet.
I have the necessary/proper clothing for harsh weather.
I consider myself physically fit for my age. I'm 61 and hit
the gym 4-5 days a week using weights and 30 minutes of cardio.
I have taken several NRA firearm classes and am a certified NRA RSO.
I worked the Shot Show here in Las Vegas last year. Additionally, I have
taken and passsed a field trauma first aid course. My FA kit is quite
extensive and prepared for most serious accidents.
As far as weaponry goes, I'd say I'm pretty covered there as well.
Depending on the hunt I have the following:
.308, .300 Win Mag, .45-70, .375H&H and .a custom SAC .338 Lapua Magnum
of which I shoot a mile and some.
I didn't grow up hunting like most people here. But I have the desire to hunt game
and I will. Thank you for taking time to post your opinions and questions.
MDslammer / Mark Dalzell
Las Vegas, NV