I took the advice I received from this website and was successful in not only working with the guide but was fortunate to down this elk 5X5 (it's a 10 point in Arkansas)LOL!!! The hunt was not easy as we didn't see any elk or hear any the first day of hunting. I am not sure what this elk scored but I know it will feed my family for a while.
The shot was less than 200 yards and the animal was taken with a model 700 Remington 7MM STW and a 160 grain Federal Trophy Bonded Bear Claw round which performed perfectly(dropped him in his tracks), which made us happy considering the undergrowth and cover we were in. Something about a large animal and how they can get in some of the smallest and most difficult places to get to or out. LOL I have total respect for anyone that does this type hunting by themselves.
I wanted to Thank You and Your Forum and the folks that share on here for the knowledge and information that helped me find an elk I was quite happy with.
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