Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Kaibab time again.

Well it was a short weekend trip with the Hoffmans, Raul and Wyler but it ended with Awesome results! Jimmy's daughter shot a giant buck! We almost died in the wind the night before, it shredded the ol' teepee tent and just about took the big wall tent down too. She made a good stalk and a great shot. Glad I got to be part of it.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Little last day buck

My good buddies Eli and Jesse drew general AZ deer tags in a tough unit. It's just tough because it's sooooo big and has a long ways between deer. I was only able to go the last weekend with Eli but we had a ton of fun and got it done on the last morning. We had been practicing on some long range shooting and it paid off big time. Im going to try to embed a video here so lets hope it works.
We found this buck on Saturday afternoon but couldn't get a shot before he snuck out of the country. We glassed the rest of the day and we even saw some elk and Desert Big horns and one old muley shed and a pretty darn nice elk horn. Next morning we found him half mile away and made a little jog to get with in range. The rest is history. Eli made a great shot at 465 yards on his buck.
It was a really great short hunt. Enjoy the pics and hopefully the video.

 A broken bull Eli glassed up.
 Jesse and Eli.
 This was almost a cool picture with the d silhouetted deer and the moon.
 Not a great ram but I was really excited when I found them... just ask Eli. This ram was actually huntable too, that's a rare find.
 Some girl and a baby sheep.
 Eli's buck laying down.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A 16 year long Arizona Bull Elk hunt.

Last week I was able to sneak in and get a shot at a great bull. I want to thank all my family, my friends and Leah for putting up with me going crazy before this hunt and for coming and helping and supporting me during the hunt. I had a great time despite the really hot days and the really rainy days. This hunt was worth all the years of waiting.

Monday, August 29, 2011

First Archery Buck

Friday afternoon Eli and I made a run to the woods. He said he was going to spot for me because it was too hard to make a good stalk on crutches. Half hour in we had some bucks. They were quite a ways away  and even farther below us in elevation. Long story short is the stalk took me two hours, I got 116 yards from the small buck and he smelled me, they trotted over the ridge and started feeding, Eli told me to just go on over cause they were just standing there. Well he was right, snuck over the ridge and the two bigger bucks were 90 yards straight down below me. I couldn't tell which one was the one I wanted but I would be happy with either. Drew back and let her fly. Dark was coming fast so as soon as they were out of sight I went to check for my arrow and blood, Eli literally talked me into the exact spot where I found first blood from about a mile away! Got over there and no arrow.... just LOTs of good blood trail. DEAD buck. The next morning Jesse B and Taylor came and helped me finish packing it out. I couldn't be happier and more thankful for my good friends. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fourth in Colorado

On the Thursday before the Fourth, Leah and I decided last minute to go camping in Colorado. We had a quick but awesome trip. We took a lot more pictures but these will have to do for now.

Our camp spot!
 Kona was cold and wet.


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Here are some pics from a couple of our ski trips this year. 

Leah and I at the top 
 Telluride from the top
 weston and leah
 The crew: Kyle, Chad, Bethany, Me, Leah, Weston, Jeremy

 Beard sickle
 Bridal vail basin
 Dont ask what chad is wearing but it makes him faster
 This is my hot girls friend

 Leah can fly..... and scream
 chad prepares for impact

More Coues hunting

Wyler's first Coues. He is gonna have a rough time getting bigger each time after this. 

 A nice buck we tried to get dad on but he was on the wrong side of the mountain. 
 the wrong kind a big buck but still fun to watch as he ruts his does.
 Dad whacked a giant on the last day