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Elk Hunt 2014

Elk Hunt 2014

As the title of my blog suggests, when it comes to hunting your opportunities are always limited. I have drawn a late season archery elk tag in one of my favorite units for the last three years. Though it wasn’t till this season that I began to figure it out. This young bull became my lucky tag holder on November 13th 2014.

He and his herd showed up at a tank (waterhole or pond for those of you not from Arizona). He presented me with a perfect angle at 50 yards. My arrow found its mark and he was dead in less than 20 seconds. As I was field dressing him for the not so long pack out, the rest of his herd returned twice to the same spot as well as two other groups stopped by. Bulls were bugling all around, which is a little unusual for November.

Just a little back story to this hunt. Even though I have drawn quite a few bull tags in my life this was the first succesful kill. Now with this one under my belt next year I can focus on finding where the bigger bulls might be.

Thanks,

JDF

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Posted by on November 27, 2014 in Uncategorized

 

My First Blog…

I came up with this idea during a recent elk hunt in Arizona. My tag was for an antlerless elk in a “limited opportunity” area. Meaning there are a low number of elk and the ones that do live there are quite mobile.

This got me to thinking about how much of a limited opportunity this hunt really was. First of all you have a very limited chance of even drawing an elk tag in Arizona, even a cow tag. Secondly, with the way my schedule fell apart at the end of the summer, I missed the first two weeks of the hunt due to work obligations. Limiting me even more.

All these limits got me to thinking about how most of the adventures we hunters go on are all about the limited opportunities we get. Whether it be that once in a lifetime Desert Bighorn Sheep tag or the hours spent in a blind or treestand waiting for that one instant when everything falls perfectly into place and you get that perfect shot.

I hope you enjoy following me as I document the limited opportunities that make up my sporting lifestyle.

Thanks,

JDF

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2011 in Uncategorized