12 October 2009
Never Before Seen Photo prove a sometimes controversial trait.
A story released today had elk hunters, wildlife biologists and local towns people in total disbelief, and others feeling elated, relieved. For years, mountain men and some hunters have sheepishly described bone chilling accounts of very strange elk behavior not condusive to this large unqulate’s normal routines. Many non-hunters would often comment; “hunters were just making excuses".
All of this disagreement now comes to an end, which will open up all avenues of study for both scientists and elk hunters, not to mention FWP personell who have to make accurate counts of animals now believed to hold “ghost-like” traits.
“Most of my guides and some close friends have heard my stories, and now they can see with their own eyes that I would never make things up, especially when it comes to elk hunting, see for yourself!” -JB Klyap
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As it turns out, mountain men and hunters were correct. Tall tales of elk using their great antlers to burrow caves, then pull rocks around with their tails to cover their tracks…or, the most common…"the elk just vanished"…"it was like they stepped into another world"…
Many of the local guides, hunters past clients, and wives will be planning a therapy-like meeting very soon on how to deal with these elk behaviors.
Thanks again to our first week’s archery hunters for a great week and we look forward to next year’d adventure once again. Who would have thought we’d have nearly 50% shot opportunity before lunch on day 1?
We are gearing up for rifle season. The weather has definitely turned winter-like, and as always we feel a tingle of excitement with hopes of a strong migration and good elk movement daily.
Bulls are still bugling and chasing cows. I was treated to a great show last night along the loop drive past the ranch, then around to R&. I saw several large bulls, lots of younger bulls and plenty of cows. Most bulls were with the herd, while a few had branched off and we’re already seeming to begin their fall elusiveness and solidarity.
See you on the mountain!
JB Klyap, Outfitter #7843