As luck would have it, I tagged out on a beautiful bull elk on the fourth week of this year’s archery season. With eight more weeks of hunting, I had the opportunity to broaden my horizons and focus hard on finding myself and two others some wall hanging bucks.
October 25th, opening morning of the Montana rifle season, friend and co-worker, Kyle Christenson and I trudged through knee deep snow and headed into high country. At first shooting light we were surrounded by mule deer. We saw eight bucks that morning but never took a shot. Two weeks later, we went back to the same vicinity and Kyle took a gorgeous whitetail. It was his first big game animal, one he’ll have a hard time topping.
The next week, friend and roommate, Sean Schroff and I went in search of mule deer. Frigid temps and inclement weather pushed some of the larger bucks down into the lower elevations offering us some great opportunities. Sean was able to reach out and touch his first mule deer.
With seven days left in the season it was my turn to give it a go. I went to an area that … READ MORE >