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.