Tomorrow morning will be opening day for our 1st season Coastal bull elk hunt (western oregon), my hunting partner will be my dad. Alarm is set for 3:30 AM, spent all of today keeping tabs on about 30 cows with 4 bulls, 2 spikes, a double spike (very cool), and a 5 point.
By my count there will be 6-7 hunters on these elk, but i am liking my odds very much, hope to post pictures in a few days (hopefully of that double spike).
I will be carrying my M77 MKII .338 WM, my bullet will be 225 grain nosler partitions.
My dad will be carrying his old savage 110 using 180 grain accubonds.
Nothing is gaurenteed while elk hunting, but i am pretty excited about how pinned down these elk are.
P.S It never fails, night before opening day of elk season, I am very jittery.