BY: MONTANA WILD
Man vs. Elk. It’s a battle that consumes the minds of thousands of hunters each year. To me, elk hunting has become a passion and a lifestyle. I love the challenge and the places that it takes me. I don’t have a long history with elk, it’s only my third year chasing the wild beast, but it’s something that has become a part of me. This year I once again drew a Missouri Breaks tag. After failing to arrow a bull there last year, I made it a goal to return and get redemption. After 5 grueling days I was without an elk once again. At that point, the decision was made to swap the open country for the dark timber of Northwest Montana. I already had a location picked out as I had done some scouting there this summer. Trail cameras had shown that some mature bulls were inhabiting the area.
We arrived at the trailhead at 5:30AM. This would be the first time we’d be camping out of our Long Bows, and we were excited to see how they’d handle the challenge. The packs loaded nicely, and I can say I could comfortably hunt for … READ MORE >