Wade Fillmore writes, "I wanted to share some photos of our 2010 elk hunt in our home state of Colorado. The first photo is my 6x6 bull I shot on opening morning of first rifle season. My buddies and I scouted two days ahead of season and made plans to hunt a particular park we had seen elk in. On opening day we hiked in two miles and gained about 1000 feet in elevation to where I shot my bull. After the shot the work began. We spent the next seven hours gutting, skinning, deboning and packing this critter out on our backs. Who needs horses when you have great friends? As you guys probably know this will test your physical abilities. This was my first bull in about ten years, it was worth all the pain.
We didn't have much luck after that until the fourth day of the season, when my friend, Kenny Nabors, was sitting a park in the evening and connected with this nice 5x5. This was Kenny's first bull. After packing this bull out about a mile, we got back to camp at 9 p.m. We didn't get any field photos of Kenny's bull, but the second photo was taken the next day. The bull on the right is his."