Well, I can’t say I didn’t have my chances. I hiked into a completely new area and spent a total of 2 days scouring for elk. I saw 18 different bulls with only 2 being shooters. I had an opportunity at a smaller 5 x 6 on the first evening but he wasn’t what I was after. I had one of the shooters at full draw Wednesday morning at 50 yards before he winded me and wheeled out not giving me any shot. Pushing on I relocated the herd bull, four satellites and 18 cows. They were 2 basins away and this was the last morning of my fall archery hunting season.
When my moment of opportunity presented itself, it was almost too good to be true. It was my very last hunt for this year with a bow and it came down to this….. 25 yards and the bull had no clue I was there…perfect situation. When I let the arrow go, my string caught my sleeve up in my bicep area! The rest is left puke over!!!! A clean miss and I was truly sick!! All that effort and then it came down to the last hour, literally, and BOOM, it blew up in my face!
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