The Busted Up ‘Bou
I was doing a solo, archery caribou hunt and had crawled out in front of the herd of caribou. It was negative temps and the morning wind coming down from the mountains was ice cold and gusting hard. I had my rangefinder and shooting hand down my pants to keep it from freezing up. The bull was at the back of the herd and I ranged him at 62. I drew and released but immediately saw my arrow going low. I knew it wasn’t a good hit and when I watched the herd of 35 run off. I cursed myself for shooting in that wind.
The rest of the day I spent chasing this bull for a follow up shot.
I was close several times and finally just before the sun dropped behind the mountains I snuck within 80 yards of the bull and had smaller bulls and cows within 40 yards. I waited and waited, he stepped off to 96 instead of coming closer with the herd. I realized my opportunity to put the bull to rest was leaving me. I pumped myself up, relaxed and thumped him!
I was stoked on this bull and my ability – the practice at the lodge all summer had paid off.
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