well, we started the 29th of august here in oregon. i have had a ton of close encounters with elk so far this season, just have not had a great shot at any i wanted to kill. i have 1 more week left and only 4 of those days i will get to hunt. i have not made it to the last week of the season since i killed my first elk so i am sweatin' a bit. i do want to fill my freezer and concentrate 2nd season on killing a blacktail buck.....so for the last 4 days i get to hunt, if it's brown, it's down. hopefully i will have some pics for you guys by next weekend.