My daughter and I took a second trip to try and fill her cow tag and her Moms (Proxy). My hunting partner was along as a pack horse - good thing. We only had a couple days left to fill the tags so my daughter prearranged her absence from school so we could hunt the final 2 days. Early the first morning we found a nice cow feeding in the slough we were hunting. We watched her for a long time looking for a calf and once we determined it was alone she took the shot with her 30-06 at 177 yards on the range finder. The cow was standing on the edge of the shallow slough and when shot she ran all the way across the slough and disappeared into the trees. We proceeded down the slough to find the cow dead from a heart shot about 10 feet from where she entered the trees. She did us the favor of falling about 10 feet from a spruce tree that had fallen and lodged in a birch tree creating a great hanging pole. Perfect place & weather for butchering, mossy, dry, clear skies a couple hours later she was hanging & cooling. The best conditions for butchering you could ask for, still cool out so there wasn't even any bugs.