In episode 1 of this Montana archery elk hunt, Randy Newberg links up with employee and fellow tag-holder Michael Parente as they pack up a trailer of llamas and head to central Montana. This area is familiar to Randy as his son shot a mature bull here 16 years prior. Things have certainly changed since then, but they hope to be able to share in some of that success.
After a five hour drive they load up the llamas with panniers full of gear and food and make a big loop to try and get somewhere that other hunters won’t go. Or at least hopefully it puts them in a good position for when the inevitable hunting pressure does come.
It doesn’t take long to find elk, as they locate a herd of spikes and cows not long after leaving the truck. They set up and camp and are up early the next morning to try and locate an elk to either call within range or put a stalk on. While there are plenty of elk around, the task is still a difficult one to complete.