Monday, August 29, 2011

The "Droopy" Buck

While stalking a group of six bucks this morning, we bumped into "Droopy".  We had to enter the tree line out of sight from the bucks we had glassed at first light in order to get in front of them. For some reason they were not taking much time to feed. Just shortly after entering the trees, we saw him. Unfortunately, he saw us first! We had a stare down for about two minutes as he chewed the remaining grass that was in his mouth. When he was finished, he quickly walked away to our right and we were unable to get on him again.

While looking for "Droopy" this evening, we were able to slip in to 30 yards of this young 3 point.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Lori's Spot and Stalk Muley

After glassing all morning without finding a monster to chase, Jeremiah called his wife. We had glassed a three point at first light and kept tabs on him as the morning glassing session wore on. She decided she would come out and put the stalk on it after she dropped their oldest daughter off at school. Lori arrived with cold drinks :) and we began our stalk at about 9:30. At 11:30 she let an arrow fly!

The arrow is on its way in the upper right part of the pic!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Jeremiah's Close Call

I went out looking for a deer this morning with Shane Koury and Jeremiah Johnson. Jeremiah and I have spent a TON of time in the woods and were ready for some new scenery. Shane took us in to one of his trusty spots and it did not disappoint. Right off the bat we glassed up a couple small bucks and some does. After picking the hillside apart and not finding any more deer, we hiked over the ridge to glass the other direction. Immediately we picked up some bucks. One of them was a borderline buck. After some convincing, Jeremiah grabbed his bow and off we went with Shane on point. The stalk went perfect. The bucks fed over the ridge as we were moving into position. As we worked towards the edge, anticipating a shot opportunity, a doe and small buck fed up out of a cut we couldn't see and busted us! As they bound down the back side they took our "shooter" with them. So close to closing the deal! Thanks for the help Shane!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

August 19 Elk

Found this bull on opening morning of the archery deer hunt. He has a great left side but short G4 and no fifth on the right.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

One Day Before Archery Deer Season!

Only one day left before archery deer season and I still haven't found "the" buck I want to shoot. I have spent many days looking along with my friend Jeremiah, but a couple shooter bucks we found early on have eluded us for several weeks. This evening we decided to go to another spot that has been good in previous years and came across this group of three bucks. Jeremiah's dad, Mark was with us and is anxious to chase a couple of these four points around opening morning.

Monday, August 15, 2011

August 15 Muleys!

With Archery deer season just around the corner, I thought I would share some footage of a little 4 point muley I found while scouting for elk this morning.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Diaper Sniper, "Elk"

I had the opportunity to hunt elk with Skyler Koury, AKA "The Diaper Sniper" and his dad Shane Koury, owner of Koury Guide Service, this last weekend on a limited opportunity elk hunt. After locating a couple of shooters during several scouting trips, the elk had lady luck on their side for the first few days. On Monday, we continued to look for the needle in a haystack. With so few elk, especially "shooters", the hunt seemed to be turning into mission impossible! Late in the morning we cut some fresh tracks and began the three and a half hour tracking job. While the soft sand provided a good trail, the dense cover offered very few shot opportunities. Finally, after a few close calls, Skyler was able to touch off a round and put down his bull with just one well placed shot. The bull didn't know what hit him and never got out of his bed! Congrats on a great bull Skyler!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Pretty Boy

Footage of a good looking bull we filmed in velvet.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Aug. 3, 2011 Scouting

I got up at 3:00 this morning so I would have enough time to hike in to one of my favorite elk spots. My plan was to be in position with the camera set up before the elk started feeding in my direction. Everything went perfectly until I went to turn on my camera. My battery was dead! I was extremely disappointed, as the elk fed to within 40 yards of me! The footage could have been awesome. I did manage to take some pics and video holding my cellphone up to my binos though.

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