Tuesday, September 12, 2017

It was chilly when we woke up this morning, but there still hasn’t been a frost. Brian and I headed out behind camp and made a day of it. We didn’t hear a peep the entire day. It was very slow as far as bulls bugling or moving, at least in the area we hunted.

Around 5:00 p.m., we finally saw some animals when a cow and a calf came up the hill toward us. They seemed especially spooky, and a few minutes later, we came to understand their demeanor when we heard people talking and horses neighing on the hill above us. A short time later, the people began shooting muzzleloaders. It definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. At least we ruled that spot out for the next few days. It appears that the people have driven most of the animals out of there for the time being. Hopefully, we can find the place where some of them relocated. Dad and Dave went to a place where Dad was hunting before he killed his bull, and Dad said he believed all of the elk they saw had come down from above. They exchanged bugles with a nice bull before it decided it was no longer interested in playing the game.

Brian and I ended the day by seeing two cows race past us. They were on edge, just like the cow and calf. I’m hoping for a good day tomorrow. Until then…………

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