It's rare these days to find someone who has lived the true life of the Western Elk hunter like our friend Ryan Altus. Raised in the woods of Idaho, Ryan discovered a love for elk hunting at the age of 8 when he accompanied his Dad on an archery hunt. Since then, he has achieved great success in harvesting large, mature bulls, each and every year. His stories of solo hunting elk in Idaho, New Mexico, and Arizona in the 2016 season are epic, and even more epic is the love and respect he gained for these animals from his father, who passed away from cancer in June of 2016. This is a great conversation with a humble, knowledgeable, and successful bowhunter.