Youth elk hunt 2016: My boy Hunter 14 years old was lucky to draw a youth bull tag this year, I scouted all summer and went on the archery hind and killed a Spock bull, I told Hunter I left the big ones for him!
We hunted hard the whole hunt and couldn't find any elk, the weather finally turned and Bulls were finally vocal on Friday , we spotted bull and couldn't get a range on him because of the snow storm Hunter took a couple shots but clearly missed! We decided to go home and get out of the storm.
Hunter was so disappointed, I told him we could go up on Sunday morning the last day, give it one last shot!
We did and hiked a mile up to where we knew the elk were at, it was ten minutes after daylight when I bugled and was answered by three Bulls , I glass the hillside and found this bull at 580 yards! I told Hunter to take his time and hold it steady on the third mill dot , he was calm and collected, he fired and hit the bull the fist shot, the bull only took a couple steps and stood there, I told him to fire again and he missed two shots, then he calmed himself and knocked him down with the fourth shot!
I am so proud of Hunter he never gave up and worked so hard to harvest his first elk!. Photo submitted by Bryan Wahlstrom on Sep 27, 2016 10:13 PM