When the mercury climbs to 90 degrees and above, as it can throughout the late August and September season, elk have to adapt. A few seasons back I joined a hunt with my friend Mike Crawford in the Heppner Unit.

Temperatures topped out at 100 and dropped into the 70s at night. So low was the humidity that the air fairly crackled when the wind blew.

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Gary Lewis is a columnist for The Bulletin. Contact Lewis at www.garylewisoutdoors.com

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