I called it quits after another good (B+) hunt today... 3 miles from the gate, I spotted two satellite bulls at first light; a 4x4 and a 5x5 @ 104 yards, on a ridge, at the edge of a clear cut, and on the same trail I was on. The 4x4 spotted me, I ducked and tried a cow call, nope. They shuffled down the ridge along the woodline, I closed the distance to 83 yards. They dove 25 yards into the timber and circled-back; caught my sent, bark! They bolted into a timber h3ll hole. Soaken-wet, burning hips, numb shoulder, aching elbows, it was over Good season; I stalked 50+ elk to within 100 yards or less, I even had a 6x6 @30 yards but no shot. I have the 217R tag, so I'll give it another try in late Nov-mid Dec. My hunting buddy got himself a dandy 6x6. What I was looking at when I made the call to "change mission" (quit).