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Rebecca Troester of All Seasons Taxidermy grooms a finished elk head mount last week. Local taxidermists say this year's big-game seasons appears to be yielding an average harvest.

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Half the harvest

Through two of the fall's big game rifle seasons, hunters gauge success, eye early migrations

High-country hunting may have taken a brief break during this past week's five-day hiatus between the second and third deer and elk rifle seasons, but that's when the craziness began for the butchers at Steamboat Meat & Seafood Company.


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