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"Dad's Last Elk Hunt"
Photo provided by: Jake Christensen

Jake Christensen (SnakeKidd) recently shared in the forum the story of his dad's last elk hunt. Here it is....

"Dad’s Last Elk Hunt - Dad has been hunting elk in Utah since they would let him and in our family elk hunting has always trumped anything else. Do when dad ran into some health issues last year we made the decision to cash in on his points and go on one last hunt no matter the quality of bull we wanted to do another elk hunt together before we missed the chance.
The first unit me and dad ever hunted together was the Lasal unit near Moab. We both filled our tags that year and decided that since we started on this unit together we would end it here as well. Prior to the hunts I contacted Josh and Randy with Black Timber Outfitters and explained the plan and they jumped at the chance.
jump forward to the hunt-we meet up with our guides and talked over the expectations and reason for the hunt and we went hunting!
On opening day we slipped into our glassing location and saw multiple bulls but nothing to get too excited about until dad asked “what is that”. We all glanced over about 350 yards to see a big bull had shown up over night and we got excited. We had set up in an area that would funnel everything past us an liked our chances. About 15 minutes later we heard branches breaking and out runs a small five point bull followed by the big bull. There was no question that dad was going to take the shot on this bull when the opportunity came. Dad placed a perfect 155 yard shot and the bull dropped in his tracks and the high fives and congrats started!!!
Special thanks to BTO, Zack, Dallon, Josh, Dennis, Justin, Marcus, and the greatest hunting buddy I could ever ask for Dad!!! Congrats on an awesome bull."

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