I just returned from a Wyoming elk hunt with an empty cooler. Rutting activity was minimal, so I watched a wallow intermittently. At the end of the hunt, I pulled my Stealthcam and learned the bitter truth. Right place, wrong time.

This video comes in five segments: locating the wallow and posting the camera; a bear messing with its alignment; a big bull visiting while I’m hunting elsewhere; a decent 4×4 drinking by moonlight; and an off-camera bull throwing mud into the wallow, again while I’m not there. Bummer!

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