Its been a real bummer for my wife and I because we didn't get any deer tags this year A little depressed about it but... on a good note, a friend of ours was able to draw an Elk hunt in a unit he's been putting in for last 19 years. It was great to hear the stories of his hunt that just took place & all about how his willingness to help another hunter who was handicapped in a different part of the same unit he'd got drawn for... And how this hunter at the last moment had to leave because his wife had a accident and needed to be taken to the hospital. The handicapped hunter was so thankful (after many unsuccessful attempts posting for help) because my friend was willing to step up & reach out to help him...So upon taking his injured wife to the hospital which ended his chances of his hunt decided to tell my friend where exactly to find a Huge 370 inch bull Elk. My friend found the Huge bull the day before the season opened. He waited until the bull laid down for the night. On the opening day of the hunt... he found the bull just where he left it the day before. He started his long slow sneak, got to where he was in range with cow elk there running all around him and noticed the old bull was holding back for two last cows.... then all of a sudden the sound of a rifle went off from afar. One shot from another hunter dropped the big old bull in his tracks...an over 600 yard shot right over my friends head! My friend was so mad after all those years waiting... to be sniped away in a moments notice after all his hard work! He was able to tell the story of what had just taken place to his (handicapped) friend who had given the location (out of gratitude of my friend being the only person being willing to answer to a call for help). Well, this new friend was so kind & decided to give my friend another lead/opportunity on a different big old bull elk! You'll never guess what.... the same thing happen to him again... talk about bad luck! This time the other hunter shot the bull at over 700 yards. In the end of this story my good friend was still blessed and able to get this bull elk (a 330 inch beautiful 6x6). I love to hear these stories...I just wish I could've been apart of it. This is the bull he ended up with...not too shabby, huh? I guess his kindness to someone else in need still paid off and he didn't go home empty handed.