Blizzard, rugged and remote terrain, bears and big bulls make for one memorable elk hunt!
Photos by Blum
As any big game hunter knows, there's a difference between hunting elk and finding elk.
The recent elk season in western Colorado saw many hunters returning home empty handed.
When storm clouds drape themselves over Grand Mesa and the cold settles into the low-lying areas of Delta County, John Gilbert settles comfortably into the enclosed patio in the rear of his home on Redlands Mesa. With a sharp knife in hand, he transforms a block of wood into an adorable character, glancing up occasionally to watch the deer migrate through his yard.
Kevin Parks has many wonderful memories of growing up along the North Fork of the Gunnison. He enjoys recalling a time when game and migratory birds could be found all along the river corridor, and, in particular, on one piece of river-front property that has remained in his family for generations.