Looking at all your wonderful mounts makes me feel kind of silly. I went on this antelope hunt one time in Wyoming and while I was sneaking up on a bunch of lopes, all of a sudden I caught movement out of the corner of my eye. I quickly turned and it was just in time. I saw him coming at about 15 yards and he was closing fast with hatred in his eyes. I knew I had to act fast or I would be history. I raised my 416 Rigby and fired from the hip. Lucky for me I had been practicing my Anny Oakley routine and I dropped this beast at 5 feet. In fact, the body slid to a halt just inches from my feet. As terrified as I was, I skinned him and took him to my local taxidermist. You can call him what you like, but I just call him "killer". Here he is, now hanging safely on my trophy room wall. I shake just thinking about that hair-raising ordeal. Please be careful when hunting the wilds of Wyoming. I hope you don't think my trophy room is silly.
My 07 archery bull. I was napping in one of my favorite meadows on a hot afternoon in mid september occasionally cow calling. When I heard leaves rustling below me. I casually sat up and chirped on my cow call thinking it was probably another chipmunk. Boy was I surprised when a bull immediately bugled and started running right to me. I drew my bow as he was running up the game trail and the bull stopped at 20 yards facing me. He froze and looked all over the meadow for a cow. I was waiting for him to turn broadside when I felt the wind change and the cool breeze started blowing on my sweaty back. I thought he would bust any second Luckily I had sprayed a ton of elk piss all over the bushes around me. He did not bust but I couldn't hold my bow back any longer so I took the shot and hit him perfectly the bull only ran 70 yards and expired.
I know shots like that are considered risky with a bow but at 20 yards I was confident I would kill him. My arrow got the top of his heart, lungs, and the broadhead ended up lodged into his pelvis. He grossed 299 5/8.
The other pic is my dads 09? archery bear. Don't know what he weighed but his skull measured just under 21 inches.
We hear more and more about giant bucks these days.
Hunters are on a mission, scurrying to and fro – and even from state to state - trying to find the “perfect” hunting area where big bucks abound and they are found chasing does at all hours of the day.
These properties exist but they are expensive to maintain and generally, very expensive to hunt!
Let’s look at possibilities closer to home – your land, your lease or land that you have permission to hunt!
My brother and I are fortunate to...