Hello all. The Missouri breaks trip has come to an end. With seventeen hours of driving under our belts getting there and back, plus five days of tough hunting, we’re spent. We had high hopes that we’d be bringing back a couple cow elk and some dandy mule deer bucks. In the end, we didn’t fill any of our tags, but we had a great experience with family and friends and will plan on returning next year as we always do. We explored country that we hadn’t hunted previous to this trip for the last three days of our hunt. Although we came home empty handed in terms of meat for the freezers, we found country that we’ll no doubt hunt in the future.
Finding big bucks on public land is hard, and with luck and more hunting days success will come in the future because of the experiences and knowledge gained on this hunt. I’d like to send out a special thanks to my dad Scott Seacat for putting up with our hunting style and “cover as much country as possible” attitude, with a torn meniscus in his left knee and a fresh replacement on the right, he covered a lot of miles in search for his elk. Sorry we couldn’t put it together for you Dad… next year! Also I’d like to thank Jeff and Dawn Pattison as always for their wonderful hospitality, we’ll see you guys next year!
Keep posted as the Live Hunt nears its conclusion with two more weeks of Rifle Elk Hunting live from Montana. Two more weeks to find the big boy, wish us luck!