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By John Davis

Memories of elk hunting


November 15, 2016

The other day as I was coming home from a walk along the river a young friend drove by and offered me a ride to my house. I climbed in, noticed that my friend had a rifle (he said he was going elk hunting in the coming week) and I asked him the caliber. “7 mm,” he said, which I converted to a .280. My elk rifle was a .270, and so .280 seemed about right to hunt elk. He talked about where he was going to hunt and with whom, and the conversation brought back memories of all the elk hunting I’d done when younger.

When I grew up in Worland, in the ‘50s, most men pursued deer rather than...

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