Opening Day Colorado Solo DIY Archery Elk Hunt

Opening Day Colorado Solo DIY Archery Elk Hunt whitetail deer hunting blog

Personal challenge: Do a solo DIY backcountry elk hunt over Labor Day weekend.

After 2 days of on/off heavy rain, hail and lightning at 10,000 ft, I had a great experience.

Had a moose at 10 yards. No tag but really exciting.

Had 5 Muley’s, 1 170ish velvet buck and 4 does all at 20 or less yards. No tag Opening Day Colorado Solo DIY Archery Elk Hunt whitetail deer hunting blog

Still hunting my way into 2 cow elk. Both at 39 yards. Lead cow behind brush and 2nd cow broadside behind an aspen. Lead cow winded me and both took off up the ridge.

2 more steps is all I needed for a kneeling 39 yard shot.

30 minutes later lightning bolts started hitting all around me and being alone with a lightning rod in my hand, it was time to head off the mountain.

I walked a mile back to my spike camp. Packed everything in the thunderstorm and made my 2 mile hike back to the truck.

A great opening weekend experience. 1E/S tag and 1 cow tag. 1 more month to go Opening Day Colorado Solo DIY Archery Elk Hunt whitetail deer hunting blog

Can’t wait to get back up there.

Been scouting some great spots and can’t wait for opening day! #elkhunting #deerhunting #bowhunting

Been scouting some great spots and cant wait for opening day! #elkhunting #deerhunting #bowhunting whitetail deer hunting blog

Been scouting some great spots and can’t wait for opening day! #elkhunting #deerhunting #bowhunting

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Happy Saturday all!

Rudy

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