10 or 12 years ago Elk started showing up on my farm coming out of Cascade foothills. I'm a rifle hunter hunted Rocky Mtn Elk for years shot several Bulls. The years I didn't draw my normal Rocky Mtn Elk unit I would hunt these Elk at home trying to catch them on my Farm, BUT about 2-3 days before rifle season the Elk would go back into foothills. My wife and daughters had killed several Cow Elk over the years. 3 seasons ago I decided if I was going to kill one of these Bulls I would have to learn how to shoot a Bow. My son in law is a bow hunter so he helped me with learning to shoot. When Bow season came around that year I had several close encounters but something always went wrong (Typical I find with Bow Hunting) I had a huge Bull within 10 yds but he wouldn't take that last step from behind a tree, but luckily I had my son in law on the escape route son in law MISSED UGH. 2014 season I drew my Rocky Mtn Elk Tag no luck for me but son in law kills 3 pt Bull on my farm. 2015 season back hunting on my farm my son in law Double Lungs a Nice 5 pt Bull the first week of season. I hunted Elk for 26 mornings and 10 or so evening hunts out of a 30 day season missed 3 Bulls, mistakes on my part, theres a lot to remember with shooting a Bow (Typical I find with Bow Hunting) I called a 5 pt in on the last Thursday of the season, once I got my heart to quit trying to jump out of my chest, and did everything I was supposed to I shot the Bull. It got dark on us we retrieved the Bull the next morning on neighbors in the Blackberry bushes. I had another Buddy hunting with me also he had a couple close encounters but never got to shoot.