A few months ago I made a post about traveling to hunt whitetails titled, Destination Hunting, Is It Worth It?. I don’t think I was really trying to prove a point so much as make people think about the motivations for traveling to hunt, especially if that species is present close to home. So not to sound like a hypocrite, but today I’m telling you why I plan on going west. Simply put for two things and in order of importance. First: Adventure, Second: Elk. The first can be found close to home but the second sure can’t!
To read the full post head over to the Western Hunter Magazine Blog, Here’s a sample:
I’m pretty sure I can blame my desire to head west on Marty Stouffer. A lot of hunters will tell you their motivation to go west is a historic hunter or conservationist like Theodore Roosevelt. For me it was a PBS nature documentary, despite the fact that years later Marty confessed to staging some of his shots! I grew up watching episode after episode from Marty Stouffer’s Wild America. I’m pretty sure I heard my first elk bugle on his show and just seeing the habitat and the animals had me hooked. He rarely ever mentioned hunting in the show, but growing up hunting here on the east coast, it was natural progression from just wanting to see it all, to try to match wits with the animal.
Featured Image: ‘Lone Wapiti’ Original Painting by Christina Deubel; InTheDepths.com