Monday, November 16, 2015


Elk season is now over, and
I am elkless:(
I had a prime opportunity opening day and blew it.
I couldn't get it in my scope in the couple of seconds I had
in which to act.
Instead, I got to hike, climb, and crawl many many miles.
But instead of whining like I would prefer,
I will show you some of the country we covered.
Opening day it was so windy, we had to brace ourselves
against the wind.
In my infinite wisdom, I told Hubby, "This is why you see
those witches stuck to telephone poles.  See we're in the mts.
so it's hunter stuck to tree."
Okay, so I'm warped. 

Above and below ~ opening day.
Then. . .
yep that's the snow-line. Yesterday, covered all this in a blanket of white.
We did see about 75 head in this draw, but all cows and branch bulls 
- no spikes.
An idea of how steep it can be.
It was exhausting, and I am still without elk in the freezer.
I'm a poor hunter.  It's not something I really enjoy.
I only do it for the opportunity of delicious free range meat.
I don't like waking up in the middle of the night to hike in the dark
to where we are going to watch the sun rise while freezing to death and
remaining 'out' until dark, then come home to cook dinner,
shower, and crash.
It's beautiful, but I'm a fair weather hiker.  

Well, as promised, I will soon be posting some fun ideas
centered around the holidays.

Until next time,
Nimble Fingers and Even Stitches.


  1. Sorry to hear about your luck. I've only eaten elk a couple times, but it was delicious.

  2. :( As they say, better luck next time! At least you got to air out your head in the great outdoors too!

  3. What beautiful country! I'm sorry you didn't get your elk but your experience was worth the trip.

  4. You didn't lose. There is nothing richer than standing under the stars listening to the elk bugle. I have had three tags, one rifle two archery. Only one elk to show for it. Still, like you, I have amazing photos and pictures in my mind. Hunt on my friend.