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On opening day of the 2010 archery elk season, Jeremy Johnson returned to his wilderness campsite to find his gear stolen. With only the clothes on his back and a tarp for shelter, John- son stayed a week in the high country to continue his solo hunt. Photo courtesy Jeremy Johnson


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very important. If it weren’t raining, I would walk for warmth. The wind helped to dry out my clothes and the exercise helped me to build body heat.” He hiked back to his original camp spot to find the tent Barry had left the past Sunday. The shelter gave him a chance to dry out. Thursday passed, then Friday.


Each day, he found himself close to elk, but not close enough to make a clean shot. He prayed, he rationed his food and he watched the clouds and checked his awareness, careful to be deliberate in action, to keep his tem- perature up, to preserve his strength and energy. On the seventh day, he peered over


the edge of the rimrock to find four bulls 125 yards below him. He took out his cow call to cover


the sounds of his approach. Twenty minutes later, he had closed the dis- tance on the downwind side. When


the biggest bull, a 5-by-6, stood up in his bed, Jeremy loosed the arrow. Jeremy Johnson could have surren- dered on day one and hiked out to the trailhead. No one would have faulted him for giving up. But his story of survival proves that with a little preparation and some back- country knowledge borne of confi- dence and not a little faith, a man can survive alone in the wilderness. Ten miles from the road, hundreds


of miles from home and hearth, it takes uncommon toughness, dis- cipline and determination to defy wicked weather and wickeder men — and bring home the meat. *


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