This is coming out of the The Hole north of Hyman creek in hellroaring . The original picture is better but I always thought this looked like a Charlie Russell print . I think we got three elk that day . The next day I came back up there and spotted a lone first year six point bull elk headed from Silver creek to North fork basin . This is a long way . But it was a hot day and I  figured he would Hole up in some cool timber . I could maybe bugle him in . So two hours later I picked up his track bugled for about an hour and sure enough he came sneaking in quiet . He was maybe four hundred yards out when a six year old horse we just broke named “ Roanie saw him through the dwarf white bark pine trees and whinnied . The gig was up . He stopped and turned horns thrown back over his rump and so long . 🙂We ate lunch and it was maybe three thirty in the afternoon . My hunter wasn’t real tough but never whined . Silver creek trail was abandoned in the 90s but I knew enough secret game trails I figured to go down it and back to camp rather than ride an extra 4 hours . There is no prettier trail than silver creek until you hit the thousands of trees blown down . Well it was worse than I figured and after three hours of jumping logs moving trees we still had 30 minutes to get out . But the hunter didn’t know that . At one point I heard him talking and I turned around and he was on his phone . I said you get service here ? He didn’t answer . I asked him again ! He said “ Warren I have all the faith in you but I’m scared I’ll never see my family again and I’m leaving them a message telling them goodbye and how much I love them “!! 😁I said after I quit chuckling , listen we are not going to die ! Do you know how many nights I’ve hugged a horse to stay warm ? I can build a fire in one minute picket the horses so they can eat we can cover up with saddle pads and rain slickers . But I’m eating a hot supper in two and a half hours . To me it was so dang funny . Growing up chasing elk horns from Jackson Hole to Gardiner I’ve slept many nights with no fire . There is nothing better than that hot sun warming you in the morning . One time I was three days late and Sue got worried hired a baby sitter and started looking for me . I had found so many horns that I was walking leading my saddle horse packed with horns and six mule colts loaded too . Now that was a payday and she forgave me . Yep I’m ready for the horse ranch we are building in Jardine .

Respectfully Warren