Posts Categorized: The Hunt

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 »

My Elk Hunting Adventure in Colorado – Day 3

The wind – it didn’t stop last night, wouldn’t stop today, and would change everything about the rest of this hunt. If I told you that the wind was relentless, then you would likely interpret that as a figure of speech. But I mean it – the wind was non-stop – 20, 30, 50+ mph… Read more »

My Elk Hunting Adventure in Colorado – Day 2

Although my eyes were still closed, and despite the fact that the moon kept the sky somewhat aglow through the night, I somehow knew that dawn was peeking into the sky. My mind instantly raced – it’s time to hunt! I squirmed out of my sleeping bag, crawled out of the tent – making as… Read more »