Went out for the archery opener here yesterday. Had one giant cow at 38 yards broadside but she saw me fiddling with my rangefinder. We stared at each other for a long time and eventually she decided I just didn't blend in with the short grass and 2" quakies well enough and she walked off. There was another cow and two calves with her also at 40 yards but bad angles. Then I moved a few yards, squatted down on steep hillside so I could see under the canopy of the little quakies and the pines... when out popped another cow and calf. I could hear something in there, but there's lots of cattle around so I assumed it was a moo not an elk This cow and calf are headed down a trail that puts them 20 yards, broadside. When the cow goes behind a pretty thick aspen I try to stand and draw in one motion... Nope, she totally busts me and stomps off. Maybe if I had one of those elk hats. :D It was fun anyway. Also had a long tailed weasel hop within five yards of me and a doe and fawn mule deer within ten yards.