Kyle was an avid hunter. 3 years ago, after teaching me to shoot, Kyle suggested we go Elk hunting. We went to Walden, CO. and spent all day Sat. and Sunday morning scouring the countryside for elk signs and elk. Heading back to camp on the second day of the hunt, we decided to stop in a meadow that had been recommended by a friend.
Kyle taught me not to look for animals specially but to look for motion. 15 minutes after sitting down, I spotted movement on the horizon and motioned to Kyle. A cow and her young bull came to within a hundred yards of us and turned broadside. Two shots, two elk. From the time we sat down in the meadow until we had iced down the carcass and returned to our motel was less than three hours. Amazing.
We were parked just off the road. Wehad two other hunters help us load the elk into the pickup and we headed for snowfields at Cameron Pass after icing down the carcass. We covered the carcasses with snow and spent the next three days searching for a bull. No luck
That was my one and only hunting trip with Kyle. One of my fondest memories of my time with him. Kyle successfully hunted a bull elk this past season. He was an amazing hunter and outdoorsman. Godbless
Posted by William A Short
Wednesday December 27, 2017 at 11:18 pm