COACH | OTC Rifle Elk Hunt in Colorado

Tagging a Colorado bull elk on public land with an OTC tag has become one of the most notoriously difficult big game hunts in the country. After three years of DIY close encounters, Will Cooper is geared up with a fresh game plan. This time around, he trades his bow for a rifle, but he’s also prepared to level the playing field with a secret weapon: Jermaine Hodge.

As a former World Elk Calling Champion and wrestling coach for the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program, Hodge is a force to reckon with in the elk woods. It doesn’t take long for Cooper to realize there’s no magic bullet for success in this match — you just need to dig deep to pin down the king of the mountain.