I was on an elk/moose combo hunt. Weather (rain & mud) complicated the first part of the hunt. The elk wouldn't respond and we had trouble accessing some areas. Once it cleared up, we all started seeing animals and having encounters. I was the only hunter who released an arrow during our hunt, but all of us were at full draw at least twice.
I told Mike when we first started that I'd shoot the first legal animal that presented a shot - and that I'd prefer to shoot a moose over an elk. This was a 1 guide for 2 hunter deal and the hunters would take turns being the primary shooter. When it was my turn to be primary, we concentrated on moose (regardless of what you went after, there were both elk and moose in most of the areas). I was not the primary the day I shot my elk, it just worked out that the bull presented me with a shot and nobody else.
I had 2 close encounters with bull elk, stalked up to within 25 yards of a bedded moose (it turned out to be a cow), had another stalk on a bull moose blown when the wind shifted 180 degrees, saw several BIG mulie bucks and a bear. There were also lots of white-tails, wolves and coyotes around.
I drove to Mike's up through Banff and Jasper National Parks and would recommend that to anybody who can possibly do it. The scenery is magnificent (way better than Yellowstone). Mike is about the hardest working guy I've ever seen. Frankly, I don't know when the poor guy sleeps. He worked his butt off to make sure we all had a quality hunt.
This was not only the best non-resident hunt I've been on, it's probably the best vacation too.
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Like I said earlier, the first part of the hunt was hampered by light rain and the resulting mud.