Oct 15th 2021 will be forever be a day of legends. I will tell my kids and grandkids about this day for the rest of my life. First off my buddy from college came to hunt with me. We hunted back east all through college together but hadn't hunted together in 10 years until Oct 15th. I only had 2 days away from work and so he went down and set up camp yesterday afternoon. I got there about 730pm last night and we formed a plan for general elk opener on the 15th!
540am alarm goes off.
6am leave camp.
700am deer every where but season already closed.
720 walking to next knob to glass and spot elk 900 yards away.
758am kill my first bull at 387 yards. Tough thing took 4 shots to drop. Actually dropped on second shot but got back up. Hit him all four times.
830am. We drove around and got the truck 208 yards from elk..
1015am arrive back at camp.
1016am wife texts to kill a deer on the way home.
11am depart camp to move to general deer area.
2pm arrive in general deer area and 5 miles into area on a tiny tiny piece of blm stands a good buck.
230pm quarter up the buck and text my wife I shot one.
231pm wife texts back and said go fill your antelope tag!
4pm arrive at home. Drop off meat from elk and deer to continue to cool.
5pm arrive in second choice antelope unit and then quickly realized why its a second choice antelope unit. Must have been 30 camps and 40 trucks in the small area.
8pm arrive home.
I tried to pull off the WYO HAT TRICK in one day but couldn't get it done. Either way it was an unbelievable day to shoot my first elk and biggest buck on the same day with an old hunting buddy with me!
I still have 2 cow tags, 1 whitetail tag, the antelope tag I probably won't even try again on.... and a 3rd season CO deer tag that I have been very excited about drawing for a few years now.