American Hunter Assistant Editor Jon Draper is back from his first elk hunt in southwestern Wyoming. Booked through NRA Outdoors, the hunt was sponsored by Weatherby and Swarovski. Each hunter walked away successful, and took home memories of expert guides, great food, new friends and big bulls!
After sighting in our rifles, owner and guide Justin explained the parameters of a shooting contest. One lucky individual was about to go home with the prize of a new Weatherby rifle topped with beautiful Swarovski glass.
100 yards off the sticks is not that difficult, but try doing it in a snowstorm, high winds, and with the competition watching your every flinch. Not to mention the balloon targets were dancing in the trees!
The search for elk began over the beautiful Wyoming countryside. Unfortunately for my legs, we spotted a great bull that evening on the opposite side of this canyon with only an hour of light remaining.