So you want to go elk hunting but have no idea where to start?
Coming up with the funds to make the trip happen is step one. If you start saving $20 per week right now, you would have more than enough to cover your tag, gas, and safety money for your own Colorado elk trip. Bring a sack lunch to work instead of eating out, stop drinking pop, brew your own coffee, or downgrading your cable are simple ways to save a little money. Maybe you have to sacrifice one of life's little luxuries for the chance to take on a new adventure, but none of us is getting any younger so why not start now? Don't wait for the stars to align to chase your dreams.
Step two is figuring out where to elk hunt. Where can you find information to guide that decision? Well how about the very website you are on?
“Nobody succeeds beyond his or her wildest expectations unless he or she begins with some wild expectations”
― Ralph Charell
Where does your passion come from?
I remember like yesterday my dad, two brothers and I would gather around the kitchen table, lay out our gear, and make bold predictions about the next morning's deer or pheasant season opener. To me, the planning, preparation, and most importantly the camaraderie are still nearly as much fun as the hunt itself. Whether you're planning for the season opener close to home, or your dream hunt in Alaska, there's a certain element of excitement that can only be compared to a kid waiting to open Christmas gifts.
That feeling doesn't have to end as the quarry gets bigger or further away. Nearly all of us have the ability to chase the animals of our dreams just by building it into a budget. A Colorado, do-it-yourself elk hunt on public land provides that very opportunity. September 4th I'll be leaving for my fourth such trip and will share with you some good lessons I've learned and how you can make the same hunt happen. Follow along this week as I get ready for my trip and update you as the journey unfolds.
The Budget Bowhunter