As I step out into the crisp morning, the sound of bull elk bugling in every direction is both overwhelming and breathtaking. As the sun begins to rise, I am thankful God created such a beautiful world for us to enjoy. My family and I are avid hunters, and an elk hunt of this caliber has been a dream of mine for many years.
For this hunt, we are in the mountains in northeast Utah at the peak of elk season. The expectation is high, yet the experience of being here is the reward.
An Unforgettable Experience
What an emotional week. My goal of harvesting a mature bull came to fruition on September 18, 2020, at 8:02 a.m. This is a moment I will hide in my heart forever. To experience this with my husband, Dr. John Phillips, and my son, Preston, is a gift I will cherish for a lifetime.
I am thankful I missed the elk on our first day. Many memories were made over the next five days, and I would have missed out on them. What a blessing that I missed!
The bond built on hunting trips is like nothing you can get anywhere else. Our family’s passion for hunting is now greater than ever and we look forward to the next hunt, where we can spend more time with each other.
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