The old saying seems to always be true, "time flies when you're having fun"! This fall seemed to come in like a storm, and it has opted to stay. I am not complaining because it has been a fall I will not soon forget.
Started with some amazing Smallmouth fishing on Lake Vermillion and Lake Mille Lacs. Even put Jen on a pretty good tube jig bite. ;) From fishing giant brown bass to fishing the 3M event on Man Trap lake the first couple weeks of Sep disappeared like it never happened.
Next I was onto New Mexico with good friend Ben Brettingen for some elk hunting with the Mathews in hand. Ben had drawn a once in a life time bull tag for a great are of New Mexico. I was along to film and capture it. On the first day of Ben's 10 day hunt he was able to harvest a great bull with his bow. The shot was about 35 yards and Ben was spot on with the shot.
With 8 days left to hunt Ben and I started calling around to see if we could find another tag in the area so I could possibly get a elk as well. After only about 4 hours of searching we had landed a tag and were off for another hunt about 60 miles up the road.
After meeting the rancher and getting shown around we geared up the next morning and hit the woods. With bulls buggeling all around us but not in range we opted to make a 2 mile move deeper into the area we thought the bulls were. Later that evening I had a great bull in range at 33 yards and couldn't pass. With that we had two bulls down in the matter of 4 days in New Mexico.
Upon arriving home it was time to gear up for the whitetail woods. It has been an amazing fall and I can't wait to see what it has to offer yet.
Yes, time flies when you're having fun. Until next time, stretch the string and Fish On!