The fall of 2012 was full of exciting elk bowhunting adventures, both in Wyoming and Colorado. My hunting buddy, Jason Stafford, started early in September by taking a tremendous 350 inch bull deep in the Wyoming wilderness. I’ve been side by side with Jason during many of his archery elk successes, but this one was special due to the extreme effort put forth.
I had the opportunity to take my wife to Botswana on a 7 day bow hunt in the Kalahari this past October. Just returning from a 70 day deployment to Afghanistan, I was so excited to share this hunt with my wife. This would be Jen’s first trip to Africa, and my 5th.
Montana's general hunting season was quickly coming to a close and I had yet to fill my deer tag. The bigger buck I’d been after continued to stay just out of range. With the clock ticking I passed on some good bucks, however, it was beginning to feel like crunch time.