For two guys still holding unpunched elk tags I’d say we are pretty pumped about how elk season ended up. In this podcast One of the better hunters I know Ben Guttormson and I sit down to talk about the highs and lows of 2020. Ben gave me all kinds of grief throughout the season about “passing” bulls, but honestly I had a great year. I learned so much, I saw so much cool country and at the end of it all had one of the coolest encounters I could ask for. Elk hunting is a funny thing that is something different for every single person. Heck even for me it can be many different things. I may have had one of the most gut punching low of lows this year but I walked away from season a better elk hunter and possibly more addicted to the game than I ever have been. Thats a win to me.
Intro – Overview – 0:03:54
Ben Breaks Down His 2020 Success – 0:11:31
Frontal Shots, Bens Buffalo Tag, & Cody’s Season – 0:30:09
Ben’s “Dead Bull” Story – 0:35:33
Big Bull Survival Theory – 0:44:13
Finding That Bull & Montana Elk – 0:46:54
Cody Strikes Out on Monster Bull – 1:00:21
What Happened to Hunter Etiquette? – 1:23:00
Ben’s Rants About Social Media & Hunters – 1:35:36
Biggest Lesson Learned in 2020 – 1:45:22
Strange Encounters – 1:57:44
Closing Thoughts – 2:06:34
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