Our game cameras told us the breeding herds had arrived on the ranch.

Other game cameras told us the satellite bulls were standing by.

Our own very cautious scouting early and late the days before Opening Day revealed the elk were where we thought they should be.

Careful planning and preparation, low hunting pressure, and the great natural elk habitat on the ranch paid off.

Jamie connected with a trophy bull on opening day. 7x 6. 355 Boone and Crockett points. One to be proud of as we are of him. This is not a Range Rover ad and yes, that is the Lodge in the background.

The remaining tags were filled the following day. Day 3 had more elk on the ranch than we have ever seen before and no one hunting which is how we (and the elk) like it.