Here is one of my favorite hunting stories. It was the Montana elk hunting season of 2002. I was hunting the high country searching for the elusive Wapiti. There was about two feet of snow & I was roughly six miles from my truck, just starting to think about lunch when I heard a branch snap down this old semi grown in clear cut.
I knelt down on one knee when out of the timber came two rag horn bulls. I pulled my 7mm ultra to my shoulder took aim on the front bull then the next, when something caught my eye. It was the biggest bull I've ever seen & he was just 168yds below me feeding.
Just as I was about to shoot he stepped behind one of the younger bulls. I thought to myself, "Do I move & take the chance of spooking them or do I sit tight and wait? If I wait they may end up in that thick timber below them." I decided I needed to reposition.Well just my luck they spotted me & headed straight down into the timber. They weren't too spooked so I thought I might be able to side hill around & see if I could spot them again. Well two hours later I was around the hill looking down in a hole when I spotted him.
I pulled the range finder out he was 380yds. I knew the 7mm could handle it. I took a deep breath aimed high on his shoulder & squeezed the trigger. Down he went. He was the biggest bull I've ever shot 7 X 7, he scored 360.
Montana elk hunting is quite the adrenaline rush.Thanks for sharing my story.This is just one of the many hunting stories Elk Hunting Outfitters has to offer..
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By: Jennifer Stout