Night Hawk Stories... Entry 29
Setting Up the Hunt
EDITOR'S NOTE: Tim Hooey, the host of "North American Fish and Game Outdoor Magazine," has hunted avidly since childhood. One of the lucky ones, he's turned his love for hunting into a 10-year career. His show runs in syndication in several cities and the Outdoor Channel runs his show on cable on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. EST.
In September 2000, Tim Hooey took a monster elk with his bow in New Mexico. Viewers will have the opportunity to see the hunt on the next season of Hooey's show. This week, he gives visitors to Mossy Oak's website the inside scoop on how he took this elk.
What was the hunting site like?
That first day I heard some males rutting and bugling. So, I used my call. At first I didn't hear or see anything, but then I heard this growling bugle that I could tell was made by a mature bull. However, this 330-class elk took off. I couldn't figure out what made him run. I realized that for this bull to run, an even larger bull had to out there that the bull I could see feared. He must have thought I was a monster elk bugling to him.
QUESTION: How were you dressed?
Tomorrow: Getting In To Predator Mode