Posts Categorized: The Hunt

Our 2013 Archery Elk Hunt in Kentucky – Part II

Jerud flipped over in his sleeping bag and shook my shoulder with excitement… “Wake up! Did you hear that? A bugle!” Apparently Jerud had been sleeping soundly for the last 4 hours, because bugles had been ringing through the night for at least that long. They began somewhere around 2AM, and got closer and closer… Read more »

Our 2013 Archery Elk Hunt in Kentucky – Part I

It had been less than a month since I returned from my Colorado elk hunt, but it was already time to start packing up gear to go elk hunting again – this time in Kentucky. First, Some Background… Last May I found out that I drew an archery cow elk tag in Kentucky’s yearly lottery…. Read more »

My Elk Hunting Adventure in Colorado – Day 6

The previous five days have delivered so many twists and turns; so many unexpected challenges, and surprising gifts.  I didn’t think that I would start the final day of this hunting trip by waking up in the back of a truck, on the side of a road.  But that’s exactly where we were. Yesterday’s soaked,… Read more »

My Elk Hunting Adventure in Colorado – Day 5

It was time to get up and hunt, but the sideways rain and just-above-freezing temperatures weren’t make it very easy to leave the comfort of my sleeping bag. It’s one thing to be wet, and another to be cold, but soaking wet and cold? More than uncomfortable, that combination can be dangerous in the mountains…. Read more »

My Elk Hunting Adventure in Colorado – Day 4

Last night was a sleepless night, not only because of the constant winds, but also because I kept going back and forth, debating the plan for today. We had hunted hard for three days, and despite the great sign, we weren’t seeing or hearing as much elk as we hoped to. Granted, the weather had… Read more »