As it turned out I didn't get to go elk hunting this year. Dickidoo screwed up his back and wasn't up to hiking through the woods and mountains with me. Nor was he too thrilled about the prospect of dragging out a bull elk if I were to shoot one.
So we stayed home instead. yay.
Fortunately his back was somewhat healed by the following weekend and he was able to go out with his buddies for some duck and coyote hunting.
Hmmmm.... alrighty then!