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THE KIDS WITH THE GEESE
- Titanium Pink Camo Ring
The Daniel Gurr Foundation and Safari Club Vertical Chair for disabled Veterans
My name is Stephanie Payne. I harvested this bull on the Diamond Mountain Unit September 17th, 2013. I was hunting with my Dad and my husband. He is a 6 by 6 and he scores 354 B&C.
Our elk hunt 2013, my wife andie ware and I veredale ware both drew out for anthro this year with zero points, i shot my 5×5 on the 4th day and called in my wifes 6×5 the next day yes hers is bigger than mine lol hers scores 349 1/8
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This year one of my 13 year old twin’s drew the coveted youth elk tag. Photo 0008. After looking at a large bull a little out of range in the morning of the first day. We decided to call a friend who had seen a nice bull a week or two earlier to see if we could find him. We went to town around 3 and picked our friend up. We drove about an hour out of town and pulled up to our scouting area. After about 35 seconds Chase spotted some cows about a 1000 yrs off on a ridge. After setting up the spotting scope it took no time to see the large 330 herd bull working his 47 cows. We started our stalk but soon ran out of cover. Some beef cows started up the fence line where the elk were feeding causing them to startle. That’s when the lead cow jumped the fence and started working our way. After about a half an hour all the cows were over and spreading out in front of us in a large sagebrush flat. After what seemed forever, but probably only another 10 minutes the bull came over and started to herd the cows. To our delight he was bringing them right to us. He was coming from the south and the wind was from west to east so the excitement began to mount. At 300 yrs the bull begain to follow a small band of cows off and away. Just when we decided to try for a shot he turned them back into the herd that was now about 200 yrs off. The cows lined up and started for water down a small 2 track dirt road with the bull screaming in the rear. They were spread out pretty good and a few cows got down wind, they had us nailed. we held still and after a few minutes they decided there were no worries and started off again. There was a small rise between us and the elk as the bull went behind it at 100 yards I set up the shooting sticks, Chase placed the 300 wsm in the saddle and waited for the bull to appear. Just as the bull cleared the brush I told chase to remove the safety get a good look and control his breathing. (I was Hyperventlating) Chase watched him for a minute or so. I hit my cow call stopping the bull in the road. With a bag and a slap the big boy hit the dirt. High fives all around. We were able to slide the big bull in the back of the truck in one piece what a perfect hunt. This all took place over an hour and a half. So much fun to watch this Bull. Vernal is still small the General season area youth bull that chase Jenkins got is still the talk of the town.
Proud DAD Dale Jenkins.