I have been on many hunting adventures during my lifetime that include; Alaska, Quebec, Pennsylvania, Iowa, Wyoming, Utah, South Dakota and Colorado. This was without a doubt one of the shortest but also the best hunt of my life. I was given the opportunity to share the experience with a new willing hunting partner who just happened to be my little girl.
My only regret is, we moved away from Gunnison and have not had the opportunity for a second elk hunt. Our family moved to Juneau, Alaska in 2008 where Emily graduated from the University of Alaska. She has taught elementary school in South Texas and Austin along with a stint teaching English in Thailand. I can only hope she wants another shot at chasing the elusive wapiti with her old dad before he gets too old.
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George King spent 30 years with the U.S. Forest Service in Colorado, Alaska, and Utah as an outfitter/guide permit administrator and recreation manager.