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Escape To Elk Country

I dearly admire a beast that makes its living on the run. That's the elk, a creature that thrives socially, yet requires a certain degree of solitude to take the edge off. Those are traits I can identify with. Maybe that's why I became infatuated with the idea of sharing the Rocky Mountains with this grand animal.

If you grow up in a rural community, it’s almost a given that the meat next to your potatoes will come from your backyard barn or back 40. If you’re born and raised in the cement skeleton of suburbia, you might learn to envy such liberating details. That’s me. The hustle and bustle has become a necessary evil, but sometimes I just have to get the hell out of town. If I’m lucky, I return home with...