Early Season Elk

Even on opener the bulls were ready to go in the high country of Colorado.

There's no place like Colorado for elk, even if it's opening weekend. We found that out when we visited Banded Peak Ranch Outfitters with on a trip with Mark Kayser and guest Clint Bowyer.

The bulls were already bugling and ready to go when we hit the high country, bow in hand. Mark and guide Randy Slaughter hit the 'honey hole' up high and called in a truly non-typical bull with a rack only a mother (or a Kayser) would love.

After all, the meat all eats the same, and Mark has plenty of trophy racks on his resume anyway.

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