Getting back into the swing of hunting season did not take long. It has been an eventful first week of rifle season here at Upper Canyon. By the end of the first day of rifle season we had harvested two nice 6x6 bulls, two cows and a respectable eight point whitetail. Then, on day two, one of our hunters harvested a monster of a 5x5 bull elk. It will score well over 330.
We have a great group of hunters this week, pleasant, fun and they have a great mental attitude about the hunt. They realize hunting is hard work and dedication. Being in good shape can help your hunt immensely, however there is much more to a hunt than just hiking around the mountains. Having a good attitude can be the difference from having a fantastic week of hunting with your buddies or a week of being miserable in the cold and only thinking about that perfect shot you need at a monster bull. Personally, I would much rather guide a person with a good attitude than someone in top physical condition who has a bad one. Don’t let the little things that go wrong in your hunt sour your attitude of the whole experience.