Early on the first morning Rob and I were on the mountain and the elk were hard in the rut. as we slowly walked through the timber we jumped a spike bull. He stood at 16 yards bugling which got another bull talking. As we got situated a cow came walking up and right behind her this bull was following her. I hit him with the range finder at 55 yards. There was a rock in front of him at 40 yards. He was walking towards me and stopped to bugle. I drew back and once he hit the large rock he turned giving me the broad side shot. I released and hit him perfectly right behind the shoulder. He ran about 20 yards, hit a tree breaking off my arrow. He fell to the ground and I knew that I had tagged my first bull with my new bow.