What You'll See:
In Part One, Chris provided a great example of what can happen when you get caught in a bad set-up, your camo’s “reflective signature” is brighter than your background, and you make even the slightest of movements when a cautious bull is coming in – even if he’s coming in on a string! In this Part Two, Chris continues his lessons of “what not to do” or “when things just don’t go right” when he starts to work a bull, and the wind falls apart on him. This is a great sequence for you rifle hunters, because this scenario is one that plays out far too often, even when all you need for an elk to do is step out into the open a few hundred yards away.
Setting the Stage:
After the encounters in Part One, Chris moves down the ridge a few hundred yards and inadvertently makes contact again with the first bull in Part One. Now several hundred yards away, the bull again is eager to respond to Chris’s calling, so Chris sets up, and hopes to get lucky in having the fickle winds not screw up the set-up. With rain, poor wind conditions, and a cautious bull, the odds of a successful encounter weren’t great, but…sometimes you’re limited in what you can do, so…all you can do, is try and see what happens.
Viewing / Listening Tips:
There are a few distant bull vocalizations that can be heard better with headphones/ear-buds, so if you can, listen with those. If not, just turn up the volume to a comfortable level, and you should be able to hear 99% of everything in the sequence.