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November 30, 2016

 

"The Heads Up Outfitters, Ltd."
Six Legged Elk Series #4


Print Size: 23"x36"

Retail Price: $500 Sale Price: $195 


Artist's Commentary
 

We have a high hunter success ratio here in Montana which makes this state a mecca for local and out of state enthusiasts. We have an excellent group of licensed outfitters who can tailor a camp to personal specifications. The Gallatin area of southwest Montana has one of the largest herds due to the Yellowstone ecosystem. Another factor has been the rather mild winters these past ten years. The winter of 92/93 seems to be one of those "old time" winters residents will recall. In fact the elk are showing up around my stored horse hay even though it requires traversing more than four feet of snow.

 

I have a special feeling for elk and it's real difficult to watch them "tough it out"...We support the local elk feeding program and actively haul hay for them until the snow melts enough for them to forage again...consequently, it would be difficult for me to shoot one of them when I don't need meat to survive. I do dearly love to go hunting just for the cameraderie...the scenery....the adrenaline rush...the camp...the food...the horses...and it is said that half the fun is just going and getting there...

 

This particular outfitter is regaling his client with tales of wild success with wild bulls...the horses, meanwhile, have their elk spotted while the humans have missed an early trophy...my favorite ending in a man vs big game never ending story. While few hunters have had trophy success, many more are scouring the back country and getting in great physical condition...

 

I've had my best experiences, fun and research from hunting with Jim and Gail Walma of Buffalo Horn Outfitters of Gallatin Gateway, Montana...in fact Jim is research...

 

"THE HEADS UP OUTFITTERS LTD" is number 4 in the SIX LEGGED ELK SERIES. The lithograph was reproduced from an original oil (24"x40") and is limited to 850 signed and numbered lithographs with 85 artist's proofs and 85 Publisher's proof. It is printed on top quality 100% certified archival (300 years) paper, pH neutral number 1 grade with an image size of 19"x32" and a 2" trim on all sides. It has been personally inspected and signed by the artist in pencil. The plates have been destroyed after publication and no further issues will be made.


Gary Carter

West Yellowstone, Montana

January 1993


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