Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My First Elk Hunt – What I Did Wrong, What I Did Right

Last year, elk hunting was very new to me and in many ways it still is. There is still so much for me to learn and I look forward to getting back out there chasing them up and down the mountain. My buddy Mark, who authors the Sole Adventure blog, asked me to write an article for his series on his upcoming elk hunt. You see, Mark is right where I was a year ago. He is going to be going on his first ever elk hunt and he is researching, writing and asking the right questions. My article offers some insight into what I did wrong and what I did right on my trip. I hope you enjoy reading it!

This time last year I was planning my Colorado elk hunt. While I planned well and had a successful four-day hunt, I learned many things along the way. Many things went quite well and some not so well. I am going to share a little of both in the hopes that your elk hunt will be fun, exciting and successful.

Instead of flying, and with taking one of our family vehicles being out of the question, I opted to rent an SUV. My trip was a solo trip and that cost me dearly in fuel and muscle fatigue from driving. It would have been in my best interest to do the trip with a friend so that we could split the cost of the SUV and the fuel. On top of that, with a partner we could have divided up the food and necessities costs for the trip.

Always bring everything you might need every time...

You can read the full article over on Sole Adventure.