Elk hunt report from our Idaho Wilderness Elk Outfitter:
First hunter (Greg) was a bit excited and missed a mature 6×6, then on his second opportunity two days later, 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 looked for two and a half days and still have not found the bull. — Big Bummer–
First Rifle hunt, went well. We had warm weather but had a couple of fronts that allowed for some bugling. Ended up seeing 17 bulls in 5 days.
Second hunter (Steve) passed up on some opportunities but on the 5th day we got in on some rutting excitement and as I called the group of cows out of the thickness of trees, 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 so they ended up flying with the door open.