Elk hunt report from our Idaho Wilderness Elk Outfitter:
Here is an elk hunt report from our first two hunts we’ve had so far. Our first elk hunter (Greg) was a bit excited when we called in a bull, and missed a mature 6×6. Then on his second opportunity, two days later, he shot and hit a mature bull. However was not a clean hit, but my spotter confirmed that he was hit well and looked like he was not going to make it. We searched for two and a half days and still have not found the bull. –Big Bummer.
The first rifle hunts of the season went well. We had warm weather but had a couple of fronts that allowed for some good bugling action. We ended up seeing 17 bulls in 5 days.”
Our second hunter (Steve) passed up on some opportunities on some smaller bulls, but on the 5th day we got him in on some rutting excitement. I called a group of cows out of the thickness of trees, and he made a perfect shot at 240 yds and dropped this great bull in his tracks. The six by five gross scored 328 6/8. The charter pilot couldn’t get antlers in the plane because he was so wide, so they ended up flying with the door open.