Hunter Brenda Doudican had to do a double take this month when she saw a bull elk wandering through a Lyon County clearing with deer.
The Emporia Gazette reported that the spotting led Doudican to obtain a permit on Dec. 12 to hunt elk, which are unusual in the area. She didn’t catch a glimpse of the elk that night, but the next morning she got a clear shot. She then completed the paperwork needed to have the animal processed. Doudican says she’s “still kind of in awe.”
Doudican began hunting with muzzle loader season. She continued with bow season and then followed with rifle season. She says she spent a great deal of time waiting and now feels it was worth it.