Charlie Scheidler - 2003 Elk Hunt
Everything about my elk hunting trip was well organized by the Wild
Kakwa Outfitters. All the guides were friendly and shared their
hunting knowledge with all the hunters at camp. The food was excellently
prepared by the outfitters wife, Rita. I have never been in the
woods and ate so well. The country was beautiful and while hunting
I saw fox, deer, mule deer, moose and plenty of elk. I also heard
elk bugling nearly every day of my trip. Wow, what a sound!
The day in which I was fortunate enough to shoot a 6x6, started
off with my guide Mel, hearing an elk bugling in the distance an
hour or so before day break from our camp. We got up, Mel discussed
what we were going to do while we were eating breakfast and then
at day break, we started out in the direction of where he last heard
the bugling. Mel stated that we were going to try to catch up to
this elk. As we quickly and quietly covered ground through the woods,
my guide would stop, call and listen for the bull elk response.
After covering 1.5 miles like this, my guide saw a cow elk at the
edge of the woods. My guide stated that we needed to crawl on our
bellies to the open cut out in front of us and he would call on
occasion while we were getting into position. When we got to the
opening, we could see a number of cow, calves and a bull elk. At
approx. 80 yards, we could see the bull elk was quickly moving back
and forth between several of his cows. To my surprise, the bull
elk then stopped and started scraping small trees with his antlers.
I was able to use this moment to get up on my knees and pull off
a well placed lung shot with my HS Precision 300 WBY. Mag. rifle.
Special thanks goes out to all the Wild Kakwa Outfitters staff who
worked so hard to make this elk hunt so enjoyable and successful.
I also want to give thanks to my friend, David Ryan who was kind
enough to travel with me for his third moose hunt with the Wild
phone number 717-274-2478
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