Roger Richardson - 2004 Elk
Rick & Rita,
I want to thank you for the opportunity that I had to hunt out
of your elk camp September 2004.
My hunt was very exciting from the very beginning. Our first day
out, my guide, Mel, was able to get two bull elk to respond to
calls. We moved in on them, soon to find the smaller bull had
moved out while we worked on trying to call in the other bull.
We got this bull into about 80 yards and Mel was able to see him
briefly and I saw him from my position but could not get a the
shot needed for a clean kill. This bull was in the 320-350 scoring
range and was a great bull.
We worked a couple more bulls over the next couple of days, and
then relocated to a new area. On day five of my six day hunt,
Mel got a bull to bugle 1 1/2 hours into the day. We moved in
on the bull, and Mel was able to bring him bugling out into the
open where I could get a good shot. He was a good 6x5 bull, that
was my first elk harvested. This was also my wedding anniversary,
so it was a nice added gift for a special day. I also had the
chance to hunt some with Rick Houweling and was able to see a
bull moose at 30 yards, that would have made a nice archery shot
Rick and Mel both certainly put a lot of effort into locating
game and care of the animals once harvested. We had to struggle
some with the rain and wind for a few days, but they were persistent
and patient while still getting the hunters onto animals throughout
The area we hunted was unique with its remoteness and beauty.
I felt greatly blessed to see and hunt this area with Wild Kakwa
Outfitters. Hope to come back Rick & Rita.