Geza Balint - 2008 Elk Hunt
I hunted in 2005 with
Wild Kakwa Outfitters for elk and bear, and had a great hunting
experience, and wonderful time. I have seen up close numerous
whitetail deer (3 really nice bucks) a few mule deer, 7 moose
(one was a monster bull) 5 cow elk,and 2 nice bulls. But fortune
was not on my side , and the excitement cost me a great opportunity
- I ended up getting no elk. I went home with a great black bear,
and a promise to myself: I'll be back!.
We arrived in Grande Prairie on the 15th of September 2008. The
day was my birthday, and I was wondering, if this date will bring
me better luck? I was teamed up with Alex, my partner from Ontario,
and we hunted hard for 3 days with Mel, an exceptional elk guide.On
the very first day of the hunt my bad the luck was back again
- I missed a shot at a nice 5 point bull elk.
We kept on going, and while climbing numerous mountain sides,
and enjoying the scenery, we had seen all kind of wildlife: 7
bears (2 of them great grizzlies).One of them, a 6 footer was
just a mere 30 yards away when he took off (prior to that he stood
up on his rear legs - like on the TV) and took a good peek at
us. What a rush....and what a memory to cherish! Each of us had
a black bear by the end of the second day.
We had also seen 5 mulies, countless whitetails, 5 moose (2 great
bulls, from which one was only few yards away), and watched our
other partner, Frank, bring in his nice 6x6 on the second day
of the hunt.
My partner and Mel went off on a horsback ride hunt. I went after
my elk with Rick Houweling. Rick is the master of the bush, and
he put me onto a nice 5x5 elk. My elk was truly in love with him,
while coming straight at us in 6 foot high bush, where I took
an easy 25 yard shot (I can tell you, finally my bad luck turned
into a good luck).
I cannot thank enough the people at Wild Kakwa Outfitters for
their hospitality, hard work and dedication to their hunters.
They are awesome hosts, and their knowledge of the game we are
hunting, is top notch.
Special thanx to Rita for the great food she provided us with,
making sure we have the energy to keep going.
Thank You Once More!