First Season we had 7 hunters in camp. All clients saw Bulls and 5 out of the 7 harvested with a big 310 bull being the largest taken. We also had a few guys with bear tags, but with the cold weather, it made bear hunting tough. We saw a few bears, but just couldn’t get shots at them.
1st 5 days of Second Season This season was rough for a few reasons. First the weather continued to get hot and the temperatures reached 80 degrees for three of the 5 days. The other reason it was tough was we had three of the 8 clients miss 6 x 6 bulls and 2 other clients both saw bulls, but did not get shots. The good news is that we did kill 2 bulls and 2 deer. In summary we had 8 clients in camp, 7 were elk hunters, 1 was deer only and 1 of our elk hunters also had a deer tag. So on elk we were 2 out of 7 on kills, but 5 out of 7 on shots on bulls and our two hunters with deer tags both shot deer. So we were 100% on deer.
Last 5 days of Second Season we have 3 elk hunters and 1 deer hunter. Despite some rough weather, out of our 3 elk hunters, we killed two bulls and our deer hunter shot a beautiful 28″ wide 5 x 5 Mulie.
Third Season… This week we have 9 elk hunters and 1 deer hunter. 1st day started off with a bang with 2 bulls taken the first morning and over 120 elk were seen. We had 2 more bulls taken including one 300+ Bull. Our deer hunter also harvested a great Mule deer buck. Photos coming.
4th Season… This week we had 2 hunters. Todd and Nick from Iowa. Todd harvested a nice bull on the first day of the hunt with a non-typical palmated left main beam. Nick passed on 3 different bulls legal including one really nice 5 x 6.
Blye from Colorado and Guide Fred with Blye’s awesome 12 x 11 Mule deer. The buck gross scored 180″.
Tom from Colorado and his beautiful buck taken on the 4th day of his hunt. This buck gross scored 173″
Our own Fred Eichler and his Colorado Whitetail taken on our Whitetail river bottom property. This buck gross scored 140 as an 8 pt.
Ted from Ohio and his archery Mule deer Ted and his brother Dan both shot bucks on the same day guided by Jake
Dan from Ohio returned after 2 years and shot his archery buck on the same day as his brother Ted both were guided by Jake
Bill from Oklahoma took his rifle buck on the last day. Bill saw several bucks during his 5 day hunt.
Sam from Colorado and his late season cow taken on the first evening of his hunt.
Fred and son Jeb, doubled on these cows for the winter freezer on the ranch.
Dave from Michigan (left) with Guide Luke and Daves first evening cow
The Witt Family from Georgia, Grandfather, Son and Grandson, had a great day with all three filling their tags the same morning.
Terry from MN and his first day Cow Elk his wife Charlotte also shot a cow that morning
Jerry from MN and his first day cow.
Charlotte from MN shot her cow the same afternoon as her husband Terry
Carl from Colorado and the cow he shot his third morning.
Todd from Iowa (right) and his 4th season 1st day bull. His buddy Nick (left) passed on 3 legal bulls during his hunt including a nice 5 x 6.
Matt from Texas and his 2nd day bull taken during 3rd season.
Larry from Illinois and his bull taken on the first day of his hunt.
Russell and guide Luke (left) with his bull
Darrell and guide Luke (Right) and Darrell’s Bull
Buddy from Texas and his first day bull
Bob from Texas and his first morning bull
Steve from California doubled during second season with this nice Mule deer and an elk.
Frank and his beautiful buck taken the 3rd day of his hunt This buck grossed in the high 170’s.
Barry and his buck taken during 2nd season. Another 170 class Mule deer buck.
Steve from California and his 2nd Season Bull
Pete from TX makes this his 6th bull in a row with us, Pete was guided by Jake (right)
Eric and his trophy bull he took on the last day of his hunt
Bryan and his 6 x 6 bull taken during 1st season, Bryan also shot the monster 86″ Pronghorn Buck the week before with us.
Blye from Colorado and his beautiful 6 x 6 Muzzleloader Elk
Jerry from MN (right) was guided by Jake on this beautiful 7 x 6 bull taken on the 4th day of his hunt.
Our own Michele Eichler and her 6 x 6 bull taken on the last morning of the season. Future guides Jeb, Seth and Trent help get it home.
Marv from Minnesota and his monster bull shot with his muzzleoader on the first day.
Archery Elk 2009
Our own Fred Eichler and his nice bull shot on video for Easton Bowhunting TV
Son Ryan and Dad Bill from Kansas had a once in a lifetime opening morning. Ryan’s bull and Bill’s Cow elk fell just 30 yards apart.