Spike Elk 14, Raven 0

Spike Elk 14, Raven 0

This is a discussion on Spike Elk 14, Raven 0 within the Hunting Forum forums, part of the Related Topics category; Got back this afternoon from another 3 days in the back country hunting for spike elk. We hunted near Red Creek Reservoir behind Paragonah, Utah ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13
Like Tree40Likes
  • 8 Post By G26Raven
  • 7 Post By airslot
  • 2 Post By Nix
  • 2 Post By Shootnlead
  • 3 Post By Encore2016
  • 3 Post By gasmitty
  • 4 Post By DownInTheDark
  • 4 Post By gasmitty
  • 2 Post By KILTED COWBOY
  • 2 Post By G26Raven
  • 3 Post By KILTED COWBOY

Thread: Spike Elk 14, Raven 0

  1. #1
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,979

    Spike Elk 14, Raven 0

    Got back this afternoon from another 3 days in the back country hunting for spike elk. We hunted near Red Creek Reservoir behind Paragonah, Utah at 8300 feet. Saw a lot of deer, but no elk of any persuasion. The valley we hunted last night was one of the most beautiful spots I have ever seen (sorry no pictures) with a very nice creek, aspens, pines, and dramatic hillsides. This was the rifle hunt and I was itching to put my AR10 to good use.

    My last opportunity will be in early November for the muzzle loader hunt. I don't feel too bad to not have punched my tag yet as several hunters I know with far more experience than me have yet to tag out.

    Spike Elk 14, Raven 0-red-creek-resevoir.jpg
    Last edited by G26Raven; October 14th, 2019 at 09:35 AM.
    airslot, Nix, BBMike and 5 others like this.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

  2. #2
    VIP Member Array airslot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    GA
    Posts
    3,653
    That's why it's called hunting and not killing. Perseverance will pay dividends in the end.

    Any day in the woods/wilds is better than a day doing anything else.
    MY RIGHTS DON'T END WHERE YOUR FEELINGS BEGIN

    The situation will NEVER BE THE WAY YOU WANT, it WILL BE THE WAY IT IS. You must be FLEXIBLE ENOUGH TO ADAPT and just "DEAL WITH IT".

  3. #3
    Nix
    Nix is offline
    Distinguished Member Array Nix's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    1,237
    Good for you for getting out there!

    I haven't been hunting yet this year.
    G26Raven and airslot like this.

  4. Remove Advertisements
    DefensiveCarry.com
    Advertisements
     

  5. #4
    Distinguished Member Array Shootnlead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Southeast GA
    Posts
    1,659
    Hey, bud...it is just blessing to be able to get out there.
    airslot and G26Raven like this.
    “The everyday man who holsters a handgun for come-what-may eventualities cannot improve on a .44 Special revolver.” Skeeter Skelton

  6. #5
    Member Array Encore2016's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    Western Washington
    Posts
    225
    Pretty much sums up my elk hunting: lots of deer, beautiful country, lots of miles, never brought home an elk ... and loved every minute of it ... well, except the no elk part. Who knows, there could be another elk hunt in my future. Best of luck in November.
    G26Raven, M1911A1 and airslot like this.

  7. #6
    Senior Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    18,511
    With terrain that beautiful, I wouldn't need to snap a cap to enjoy the hunt. Bringing home meat would be a bonus!
    G26Raven, airslot and M1911A1 like this.
    Smitty
    AZCDL Life Member
    NRA Patron Member
    NROI Chief Range Officer

  8. #7
    Senior Member Array DownInTheDark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2017
    Location
    Flat side of Montana
    Posts
    1,160
    In the end all we have are our memories.

    My best memory hunting didn't include any big game kills. It included a case of beer, a bbq, a 12 gauge, a chainsaw, and some squirrels. I will not elaborate.
    Last edited by DownInTheDark; October 14th, 2019 at 11:05 AM.

  9. #8
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,979
    Thanks to all for your good wishes.

    Being a goal oriented person, I have a tough time when I don't achieve what I set out to do. But having started hunting so late in life, I feel like it's an accomplishment if I at least see my quarry and figure out where they are likely to show up. I just have to keep reminding myself that very few hunters in Southern Utah this year have taken an elk.

    A friend of my wife's from her church told her that this woman's husband, who only hunts elk and has been pretty successful at it in the past, gave up this year and brought his camping trailer down from the mountain.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

  10. #9
    Senior Moderator
    Array gasmitty's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Gilbert, AZ
    Posts
    18,511
    Your thread reminds me of the marvelous decade I had bird hunting in CT with my Lab. He didn't have the best field manners, but watching him work a field, pushing up birds and retrieving was just so fulfilling that even if I came home empty-handed, enjoying God's creations of nature and wildlife left me sated, peaceful and happy.
    BBMike, G26Raven, airslot and 1 others like this.
    Smitty
    AZCDL Life Member
    NRA Patron Member
    NROI Chief Range Officer

  11. #10
    Senior Member Array KILTED COWBOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    926
    Your weekend was still a success in my eye.
    Out there in GOD's country.
    You talk about the creeks,aspens and pines. Beautiful!
    One of my memories is also the smells out in the forests. The pine smell, the dirt. The clean crisp air.
    Better luck with the muzzle loader.
    i hope to get some ML hunting next year.
    G26Raven and BBMike like this.

  12. #11
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,979
    Kilted Cowboy, it was a success. I was with my wife and friends. We learned new country. We saw some beautiful spots. We saw deer. Nothing broke. We didn't get lost. I just get frustrated at times with my lack of expertise. In addition, due to the genetics of my family, I don't think I am going to live a very long life so time weighs very heavily on me.
    airslot and KILTED COWBOY like this.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

  13. #12
    Senior Member Array KILTED COWBOY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    TEXAS
    Posts
    926
    I hope you live to see 100 my brother.
    You remind me of that country song by Tim McGraw

    I went sky diving
    I went Rocky Mountain climbing
    I went 2.7 seconds on a bull named Fu Man Chu
    And I loved deeper
    And i spoke sweeter
    And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying
    And he said
    Someday I hope you get the chance
    To live like you were dying.
    airslot, G26Raven and BBMike like this.

  14. #13
    VIP Member Array G26Raven's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Southwest
    Posts
    6,979
    Kilted Cowboy, thanks for your good wishes. I try to live that way and certainly my wife and I have had our share (probably more than our share) of adventures and good times. I am in very good health at the moment, but I am a firm believer in the statement, "biology is destiny." But, I also try to be a realist and recognize the realities of my life.
    "Don't drive your truck when you're all jacked up..." Gretchen Wilson
    2% of the U.S. population thinks the Cold War was caused by climate change

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •