Wyoming Elk Hunt Report by Nile Ersland

Wyoming Elk Hunt Report by Nile Ersland

Hunter: Nile Ersland
Date: Oct 14-20, 2021
Trip Taken: Wyoming Elk Hunt
Consultant: Patrick Kissel | Outdoors International

Our base camp for the hunt was a beautiful lodge with great staff and terrific food. This was a 5 day hunt for bull elk at 7,500 to 9,000 ft. A hunter can harvest a cow if he/she chooses. Beautiful country. Lots of hiking, climbing to glass and call for bulls. Guides are excellent at this.

I had some fun but frustrating stalks on days 1-3. We just couldn’t quite “nail” it. You can hunt till dark. I found my guide was willing to do whatever I wanted.
On day 4 at 8:30 am we had a successful stalk on a “large” 5 point/small 6 point bull at 8,700 ft. What a thrill. My guide did a great job of advising me on the shot, and calling in the bull.

I am a older hunter so I had to pace myself a bit. My guide was extremely patient and helpful. After the 3rd day my acclimation to the altitude was noticeable. I’m in my 70″s and in reasonably good condition. Older hunters can enjoy this hunting experience and be successful. Mornings in Oct are cold, but mid day was 40’s low 50’s. Can be colder I think so bring gear for everything.

  • How would you rate your trip overall? Great. I would highly recommend this hunt.
  • How were your guide(s)? Great
  • How was your lodging? Great
  • How was the food? Great
  • How was your outfitters communication? Great
  • How physically demanding was your trip? Difficult
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  • How would you rate your consultant? Great. Patrick was very helpful, and encouraging.
  • Would you book another trip with OUTDOORS INTERNATIONAL in the future? Yes
  • Can we use your stories and/or photos on our website? Yes
  • Can we use this in social media? Yes

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