Saturday, November 13, 2010

In the Elk Fort

Elk hunting has many methods.  One is to sit and wait. I look for areas with good fields of view, and where I can be screened from view so my inevitable movements are less visible.  I found this natural blind that was just right.  It had been created at the base of a massive ancient cedar tree, logged and re-logged, then the stump cut up to make cedar shingles.  Here there was a pile of roots and new growth the made a nice three foot tall wall covering most of 360 degrees.  Here I sat in the rain and sleet.  Here I heard the shots that were on the other side of the ridge, the right side, downing an elk.

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