Over the past week, wildlife officials homed in, trying three times to tranquilize the bull without success. Then, on Saturday, a resident reported a sighting near Pine Junction, several miles away from Conifer. Wildlife officers went to the area and found their target among a group of about 40 other elk. Dawson Swanson, a wildlife officer, maneuvered into a spot where he thought the bull would cross. He got within range a few times, but other elk or tree branches blocked a shot at the tire elk.