If you are unfamiliar with NRA Outdoors, it is the ultimate source for finding your dream hunt. We have developed relationships with top-notch outfitters and keep constant tabs on their amenities, success rates, trophies bagged, personnel and more to provide you, the hunter, with all that you need to know and all that you can possibly imagine.
Every so often they offer unique expeditions, and attendees have so much fun they can't wait to share their stories! And we love to hear them, share them, and continue making dream trips come true.
Here is a story from NRA Outdoors member, Charlie Cogdill, of his latest Elk Hunt in Evanston, Wyoming...
My friend and I drove from New Mexico to Evanston, Wyoming for the 3rd Annual NRA Outdoors Invitational Elk Hunt. (This event is hosted by NRA Outdoors in partner with Weatherby and Leupold.) The six-day hunt is kicked off with a shooting competition - my buddy Mike, was fortunate enough to win the competition and came away with a great new Weatherby rifle and Leupold scope. The competition started off by verifying your own rifle was properly sighted in, and then shooting a timed event of 3 shots in 3 different positions: prone, sitting and on a bench. The first two shots were with your own rifle, and the last was with the new Weatherby. You are given 3 minutes to complete all 3 shots. You think 3 minutes is a lot of time until you start focusing on the shot...3 minutes doesn't feel like much time at all! The shooting competition was a great way to get everyone engaged and start off the next few days of hunting...
Our guide Chris Bowen, a true gentleman and hard worker, worked with us until the last minute to ensure we were successful. Mike harvested his bull on the second day, and I, with only 20 minutes of light left in the day, harvested my bull on the last day.
Putting together so many different people in a single cabin, it's hard to know how you'll get along, but everyone clicked flawlessly. We spent six days with a great group of people, who I now call great friends. It was so great that we already booked a trip for next year!
Big thank you to the NRA Outdoors team, Lindsey, Greg, Deborah and Peter - you worked with us to make this hunt one truly memorable one!
So if you're looking for a trip of a lifetime, be sure to check out NRA Outdoors. Or perhaps, you've already been on one and want to share your story with us, we'd love to hear it.