We decided to forgo the vast network of roads and 4 wheeler trails for a distant roadless area in the unit. Just 3 days previous, we had spotted a couple hundred elk headed in that direction… we were filled with anticipation and hope, not to mention we were down to two days left in the hunt. This day started at 4:00 a.m. and ended the next day at 3:30 a.m., 23.5 hours door to door. It was one of the finest days of elk hunting I've ever had. We stalked 6 different GREAT bulls. It was sunny, it rained, the wind was calm, and then it blew hard. We had hunted the previous 11 days looking for a monster and we finally found him. The rut was in full swing and we had the experience of a lifetime, in a sliver of the finest elk country I'd ever seen. This story is best told through the eyes of the hunter, so I will leave you with Mr. Andrew Crow's words. Enjoy!