DIY public land hunt in Colorado.
Had an amazing time on this hunt with my father and good friends. Hard hunting due to warm season thus far. The bull elk were hiding in the dark timber in high elevations during post rut. Lots of firsts on this hunting trip, and a true hunting education. Learned a lot while experiencing a different kind of hunt. I was lucky; it was the only night my dad and I did an evening sit watching same area. He saw the kill. Not sure on weight. Guessing around 600 (never got weight having to skin and quarter to pack out) Took a full day to pack out via frame packs. 4x4 on the 5th out of 6 day at 10000+ ft altitude. Ruger #1 .300 win mag.