Tom Adelman, Wisconsin
2005 Elk Hunt
In September of 2005 I hunted elk
with Rick and Rita Houweling of Wild Kakwa Outfitters, headquartered
in Grande Prairie, Alberta, Canada.
The elk were in rut and bugling, which is a strong plus for the
September hunt. The first morning our guide, Lowell, started out
hunting in a newly harvested clear cut. We cow-called as we stalked
through the other clear cuts that had been harvested in the previous
We started to get responses from two bulls, one definitely sounding
like the larger bull. We stalked in the direction of the bugling
and could tell that the bull was coming to our calling. We set
up and waited for the bull to appear. It continued to answer our
calls and then we could see it about 40 yards away. I let the
bull get to within about 30 yards before shooting it. It turned
out to be a very nice 6x6 bull.
I was one of the first guests in Rick and Rita's new portable
cabins which turned out to be very comfortable. Rita also kept
us well fed with a number of different and tasty meals. All in
all it was a great trip. With Wild Kakwa Outfitters doing all
they can, first to get you an elk and secondly to providing a
comfortable and fun camp.
Tom Adelman, Wisconsin - 608-524-4894