This morning, August 2, 2005, one of the Arizona Antelope Auction Tags was filled by a client in northeastern Arizona. Preliminary scoring is underway, and I will post that info when it is publicly released. Guides for this buck were provided by Pronghorn Guide Service, a privately owned and operated guide service serving Arizona and neighboring western states. These folks now have 30 bucks scoring over 90 inches to their credit. Here's some pictures.
left to right: Auction Tag Client, guide Brady Dupke, guide/owner Eli Grimmett, guide/owner Tony Grimmett.
The auction tag antelope
The client and his trophy buck
The client, guides Brady Dupke and guide/owner Tony Grimmett
E-scoring estimates are ranging this buck from 87 - 97 Gross, both B&C and SCI scores. Owner Tony Grimmett, pictured wearing his trademark V-neck white t-shirt, is a legendary icon and mentor in the antelope guide services world.