Scott Yoder! Let’s 4wheeling brothah!Good luck hunting with your son Corbet. That sounds fun.
I just got back from 9 days in the Flat Tops wilderness. We stuck it out to the very end. Either sex muzzle. Can't get em ever year. Darn it! My friend shot a cow. That was it of the 3 of us. Not as many elk up high where we were and they were not calling. So that made it very tough. Also had more bowhunting pressure this year. Odd year for elk. The deer were also extremely skittish. Elk were not talking and not moving around much in the areas we have learned about over the years. I headed out of camp at 545am most every morning up the mountain to the same game trail I have shot several and didn't have a single elk come thru. I figured I eventually would but didn't. Managing frustration became a big part of the weeks hunt.
Lot's of grouse. We shoot them with sling shots. Doable but not easy. Also saw lots of pine martens this year. Which are pretty cool to watch chasing chipmunks. But, they gave us problems in camp getting into elk meat and stealing our fish and grouse. Sneaky bastards. Sitting around camp at dark looking at camp stoves instead of a fire kinda sucked also. Still had a good time in the woods giving it a go. Good luck out there.View attachment 89122