Utah Archery Elk-September 5-8th

It’s been a few days…  Long hard hunting days!
We have found Mr. Heavy everyday,  except this morning.  I have had him under 60 yards twice, only to have him slip out from under me.

Skipping to last night.  
My dad found him in the same spot where I almost got a shot at him on the second day.  
There was less than an hour of shooting light, so I drove and long trotted back up the ridge.  I had good wind and I knew the country well.
Earlier that day, 22 cows and calves piled out below me as I waited on a boulder.  I was frustrated because he wasn’t with them so I left.  Well…  The SOB was now standing under the rock (3hours later)!
Anyways…
I was almost to the edge of the clearing and a cow was bedded in the trees.  I damn near ran her over, because I thought everything was in the meadow.  The cows all walked past me at 55-60 yards but Mr.  Heavy bugled just out of sight.  Damn it!   All he had to do was follow his cows but instead he went off the ridge screaming like crazy.
I watched them until dark because I was pinned down by the cows.  He was really ripping it up for the first time.

This morning was my morning to kill him, or so I thought.  We never even seen the slippery booger.  
I walked and my dad glassed the mountain and draws.  I let a tank of a 360 bull walk away and past on a young stag looking 7×7(pic above).
It’s been raining and I am not sure where he is again.  My dad seen a big 6×6 that really impressed him,  so I might take a look at him, if Mr. Heavy keeps ditching us.  
-Craig #NoExcuses
I have been posting from my phone and not proofing any of this.  Hopefully it is legible!  
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Craig Steele is the founder and publisher at ORGhunt.com. Craig is an obsessed hunter and professional hunting guide. He owns and operates Predator Exclusives. Craig also guides for Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters. Besides hunting and guiding, he operates CS Creativity, which is his marketing and graphic design business.

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