Matching wits with a cagey, old bull is most likely found under the definition of an addictive pursuit. A wild animal, thriving from the open prairies to some of the highest peaks in the West, tends to captivate those who experience its’ magic. For Andrew Whitney and Zack Boughton, their journey as hunters led them to bowhunt elk from the initial stages. Like anything, progression brings new challenges, new ways to perfect your craft and find new complexities in a sport ripe with twists, turns, and more unknowns than a lifetime will ever uncover. To get better at any pursuit, a person must push their boundaries, finding the edge of their comfort zone and breaking through it. After years of successfully bowhunting elk, Andrew and Zack decided a test of their skills was in order. Having been friends for years, their bond revolved around hunting and a “always be your best” mindset. Zack had first hunted Idaho in 2016 and notched his bull tag on the third day of hunting. Conversation about future hunts, summers spent scouting, and a trip with Andrew carrying the bow and Zack the camera, naturally led to the two men deciding an elk season with a lofty goal was in order. What seemed simple in concept would obviously be harder in reality. For Andrew and Zack, their 2020 fall would be marked with the goal of killing two elk in Idaho with their bows and then return to Montana and repeat the feat. Four elk tags, two bordering states, a camera and hopefully a story not to be forgotten.