Elk Hunt

Aaron P- Cow Elk, November 2nd, 2015

Name: Aaron P
Date of Hunt: November 2nd, 2015
Location of Hunt: Western Colorado
Animal Hunted:
Cow Elk Were you successful: Yes!
Weather, Wind, and Conditions: 40’s  About 8  inches of snow on the ground .

Interesting Details of the Hunt: Went up over 10, 000 ft. and was following some fresh track in the snow.   I rounded a corner and soft-spooked a herd of about 5 or 6 at about 20 yards.  I saw a couple spike bulls and a few cows, but I didn’t have a shot and they trotted off around the corner.  I decided to follow the track and just about 40 yards further I rounded a corner and saw a herd of about 20 elk.  I was able to get a shot at a cow from about 20 yards.  I shot through the  front leg and heart and it dropped right there .

Was using a 150 grain bullet in a 30-06 .

Was disappointed at first to see that I had shot a young calf, but it worked out as I was over 5 miles from the truck.

Aaron P - Cow Elk, November 2nd, 2015
Aaron P – Cow Elk, November 2nd, 2015

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