500 elk almost ran me over!

Discussion in 'Elk Hunting' started by Len Backus, Sep 2, 2011.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I was out in the Big Horns of WY a couple weeks ago, hiking down a mountain toward my vehicle as it was getting dark. Off to the side in some trees I could hear cows chirping. Over the next minutes a herd of what I first thought must be at least 100 elk started passing in front of me.

    Well, 5 minutes later I had counted well over 500 elk, including only about 10 or 12 bulls, nothing bigger than a few smallish 5's and 6's.

    But quite an experience nonetheless. It was much later than the picture would indicate, my camera is very light sensitive at its highest ISO setting.
     

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  2. Len Backus

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    Another picture from my trip.
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  3. Len Backus

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    And another. Is it any wonder that I can't stay away for more than a few weeks at a time.
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    And here's one from the next morning after the elk stampede. Very poor, contrasty light but a good record shot of FIVE bull moose together.
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    Looking down the "elky" mountain earlier in the evening.

    I stayed at the Bear Lodge Resort again, almost in sight from this vantage point. Gotta stay away from Big Mike's pies, though. Too much extra weight to carry up the mountains. That man is evil! :)
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  6. WyoElk2Hunt

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    Great pictures. Only bad thing is you let too many people know how wonderful Wyoming is in he spring and summer. Both weeks.
     
  7. ruffneck

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    Thanks for the pics, really looks like beautiful country.
     
  8. Magnumitis

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    Good photos. I hope to get one of those cows in my sights soon.

    Edit: Were you closer to 14 or 14A?
     
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  9. T3-OleMan

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    Len,
    Them Beeeeze Some SWEET shots.....they keep on giving.
    Glad you were in the right place. Nice camera!
    Later.
     
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  11. Broz

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    Len , Great photo's as usual, thanks. Seeing all those elk heading out, all I can think of is someone is going to be fixing fence.

    Jeff
     
  12. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    T-3

    Yes
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    Broz

    Thanks!
     
  13. shorty

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    Wyoming the Wonderful!
    I've got a picture of the Tetons on my cell to carry me over, going back in 26 days.
     
  14. tenring

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    Now that was exciting just to see those pics. That's something that most people just dream about, including me.