My 11th DIY elk hunt and 7th elk. This 4x5 came right to me a hour and a half into the season 100 yard straight on shot taken with a 7mm mag 175g partition handload. Right after the shot we got a nasty storm snowed a foot by the next morning. Took me from 6am till 3pm the next day to pack it out on the elk toboggan. I really need to get a horse but I don't even know what end to shove the hay in.
Me with my buddy's big old bitch taken with a old Ruger 358 and handload as light was fading we boned it out got it hanging then hiked out in 9 degree weather. Came back the next morning to sled it out.
Time for the work to begin