As the sun begins to touch the distant horizon, it signifies the end to another September day in elk country. However, the work is hardly over for the elk or for the hunter. Time is of the essence now as hundreds of pounds of fresh organic meat must now be properly cared for and hauled back to camp. Hours of prepping and packing seem to fade away in moments of reflection and appreciation for the hunt and the animal. What seems like a never ending trail is promised to end by the glow of a warm fire.