The Herd-Bull Bivouac
In the midseason when elk travel is unpredictable, you want to get on a bull and stay on him. Unlike a base camp or a high spike camp, an ultralight bivouac breaks down every morning, so you can travel on the heels of the herd. "It's real easy to screw this one up, so when you locate the herd, go silent," Speck says. "Don't call until you are almost in shooting range and need to get a bull's attention." If the setup isn't perfect, back out, regroup, and reposition your camp to stay close to the herd. If the setup is perfect, your ultralight pack won't be so wispy on the way out.