Friday, October 18, 2013

Arizona Raffle Desert Sheep Scouting Pics

It was great to get out into the Arizona desert and do some scouting for the upcoming AZ Raffle Desert Sheep hunt.  We are very fortunate to be chosen as the guides for the hunter from Maine.  This will be the third year in a row we have guided this tag and just feel honored to be involved.  We are all excited to get the hunt started and begin our adventure.  The Good Lord has blessed us with awesome weather for scouting with highs in the upper 70's and lows in the 40's.  The late summer rains have the western desert very green and fertile.  There is no doubt this year the sheep seem to be feeding very well and are in good shape.  We have found quite a few rams and many wild burros.  The burros seem to be taking over and multiplying like rabbits.  We will keep you posted as our adventure unfolds.

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Lori Benson Unit 9 Muzzleloader Hunt with Colburn and Scott Outfitters

I met Craig Benson while helping a friend for a day in Unit 3B in 2008.  His wife Lori drew the tag for Unit 9 muzzleloader this year.  They decided to hunt with Darr and I and we had a great time looking for a bull for her to harvest.  Lori and Craig are two of the nicest and funnest people that you could ever expect to hunt with.  Lori harvested a beautiful 6X6 on the sixth evening of the hunt.  Congrats to Lori, Craig and their son Hunter!  The wildflowers were awesome this year in Unit 9 and made for some good photos.  Lori's hunt will be featured on Cabelas Out West in two weeks.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Bryan Otts Unit 9 Arizona Elk Hunt with Colburn and Scott Outfitters

I had the pleasure of helping Darr with his archery client in Unit 9 this year.  He was hunting with Bryan Otts of Mesa, Arizona on the archery hunt.  Darr and Bryan, along with Cabelas Out West producer and cameraman Drew Yarkosky, hit the hills running looking for Bryan's first archery bull.  After scouting 11 days prior to the hunt we still were in search for a great bull.  I mainly focused on glassing while the guys tried to run one down on the ground.  It was evident early on that antler growth was weaker than normal but we still worked hard to find some good bulls.  We had some close calls during the hunt on several nice bulls and we all had a great time elk hunting.  As you will see from the photos the unit was extremely wet and very green throughout.  Congrats to Bryan on his first elk with a bow that he harvested late in the hunt. Bryan and his girlfriend Dawn had a sincere love for the outdoors.  Click on the video link below to see both episodes of Bryan's hunt on Cabelas Out West. Scroll down to the hunts on 9.18 and 9.25.

I really like the new Outdoorsmans Butt Pad

Friend Cody Goff using the Outdoorsmans DigiAdpater for the I Phone

Testing some more elk calls

 Photos below are courtesy of Drew Yarkosky

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