After having a disappointing elk hunt in 2014 with my BM450, which did not take down the elk despite two solid hits at 200 yards, I "upgraded" to a .30-06 Savage 111XP Pro Hunter with a Nikon ProStaff scope (3-9x 40), which got the job done after a four hour stalk at the LK Ranch near Meeker, Colorado, in October. The range was just over 100 yards.
This was the smallest (5x5) of the four elk taken that week at the Ranch in the Ranching for Wildlife Program (all the others were 6x6), and a total of 18 were taken during the season this year. I donated most of the meat to a family in Grand Junction, who have a daughter with severe food allergies. She can't eat beef or chicken (additives like antibiotics or hormones are suspected), but can handle wild game.
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