Hunting is never easy. One thing that we have learned on the mountain is that the hunting circumstances can change in an instant. Whether it’s the animal, the elements, or human error, we have to be prepared to quickly adapt. 2015 was a challenging season for us. We experienced some super highs and some super lows. Our typical style is being vocal, being aggressive, and putting on serious miles. A new member, T.J., added new concepts and strategies to our team. Hunting in a group of 4 guys has it’s positives and negatives. Ultimately,
the positives outweigh the negatives for us. Yes, there is more noise and human error, but those are small in comparison to the advantages of having 4 skill sets, 4 packs, 4 ideas, and 3 of your best friends experiencing the emotion of a hunting season with you. After some close calls but no harvest, we changed things up. During the time following a slow morning hunt, we would normally be relocating during lunch time, but this year we focused on patiently hunting in the elk bedroom midday. By adapting to the plays the elk gave us, we were able to harvest an elk using a different approach. The film Adaptation is our September story that shows “a season of changing tactics”.