BLACKFOOT â€” It's a good thing that Dr. Dave Stanley doesn't equate a successful hunt with harvesting an animal every time.
Stanley, a local veterinarian who owns Blackfoot Animal Clinic, and his hunting companion spent seven long years trying to bring a wily wapiti home before succeeding in 2012. Stanley recounts their adventures and misadventures in the July/August 2013 edition of "Bugle," the national publication of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Stanley hunts with a traditional recurve bow. He has tried compound bows, too, but prefers the traditional weapon. His has a 52-pound pull.