Wyoming Rifle Deer 2007 Season with the G-man

 

November 15 - 19 Calvin & Ben's Hunt

        Day One - Started clear, cool and Calvin, Ben and myself checking out the field of the road for prospective buck. Next we parked and proceeded to glass and walk down a good canyon. We spotted over 100 deer, with several of them small bucks. By 10:00 am we made it back to the truck and ate dinner. The afternoon we split up and covered two different crossing. That evening we spotted another 100 head of deer but no shooters

       Day Two - Started clear and cool. We started glassing at first light and located a good herd of deer. Ben and I started an hour stalk on the herd. We saw a good shooter, but could never get close enough for a shot. Game over!!. Our trip back to the truck was used to determine what we could have done differently. Back at the truck we moved back down the trail to check out another area. 
    Just as we were starting to turn I spotted movement off to our left. The big buck had circled back and was chasing does only 80 yard away. We slipped out of the truck and made our move. BANG!! The buck was hit. He move sixty yard away and laid down. We move in a circle toward the buck, Just as we started to cross the fence. He Jumped up and ran. Ben hit him again, but he didn't stop this time. My heart just sank at that moment. 
    We gathered our composure and gave chance, while Calvin moved the truck down the ridge to view the face of the ridge he had vanished behind.  Calvin was pointing to the face and making gestures like he had seen the buck. We moved down and found out that he had see the buck moving slowly across the face and not seen him exit a certain clomp of trees. We stayed there and glass the trees but could not see any thing moving, While Calvin retraced our route looking for any sign of the hit. when he returned he had found some content of the stomach.  I new we now need to back off and let the buck be.  I then proceeded to find where the buck had last laid down. There I found dark red blood, which assumed a liver hit.  
    We needed to wait.  Six hour later, we made a plan to sweep the area where we had last seen the buck. But due to the terrain, we need to start a half mile away.  As Ben and I waited for Calvin to get in place, we heard a shot.   Calvin had jumped the buck bedded on a small finger.  A shy of relief, this buck was not one you wanted to loose.


Ben's Buck 6x7

               
Ben's buck up close. The taxidermist gave us a quick score of 190 1/2 gross 

      Day Three - Started clear, cool and all of us back at the bottom fields. We spotted several deer in the fields, but no shooters. we moved up the canyon and glassed most of the morning. That evening we made a slow stalk along a long ridge and saw several small buck.   

       Day Four - Started clear, Calvin and I moved to a high ridge and glassed, while Ben stayed low an glassed. We located a good buck, but he disappear into a canyon never to appear. Later in the day we move up to the canyon the buck had disappeared in and only found his does.

        Day Five - Started clear, cool with Calvin and I were back near the area Ben had shot his buck.  We located a good buck that needed a closer look. We maneuvered into position and spotted him at 50 yard. However, the buck was not what Calvin had come to harvest. We Jump him three more time, with each time getting him closer to being the buck he wanted. In the end All had a great time. 

Remember the trophy is in the eyes of the beholder. You do not always have to harvest an animal to have a successful hunt. Besides Calvin had several pictures of bucks to show for the hunt. Thank for a great time and hunt!!!

November 8 - 11 Bill's Hunt

        Day One - Started clear, cool and Bill and I checking out the lower fields of my big pasture for prospective bucks. The fields were filled with deer, however one stuck out clearly. We proceeded to glass the buck and let the morning light magnify this deer. After 15 minutes we determined, it was a shooter buck and we need to close the 400 yard down to 150 for a better look.  We made our way using the landscape to hide our advance to the buck. Once we were at 150 yards, the buck was defiantly a shooter. Bang!!! Thirty minute into a five day hunt we were done.  

    
Bill with his 6x4                                     Back view of Bill's Buck

       Day Two - Found us taking a road trip at first light to scout new area further South. We check out area close to Upton and New Castle looking for area I may want to expand too. That evening we check my hunting area for buck for my next hunt.

      Day Three - Found us on another road trip all day covering more country. However, that evening my Clutch went out of my truck, So back to town.

    Day Four - We pack up and moved back to Home to organize and arrange for Bill to leave a day early. 

 

November 1 -3 Shirley & Marcia's Hunt

        Day One - Started clear, cool and Shirley, Marci and I checking out the field of the road for prospective buck. The first two deer we spotted were small 3x3 buck eating with the cows.  Next we parked and proceeded to glass and walk down a good canyon. We spotted over 100 deer, with several of them small bucks. By 10:00 am we made it back to the truck and ate dinner. The afternoon we split up and covered two different crossing. That evening we spotted another 100 head of deer but no shooters

       Day Two - Started cloudy, cool. We started at the bottom and located two large herd in the lower fields.    As the daylight eased over the hill we spotted a buck at the back of the field.  We could see he had good horns, but could not put 4 point on one side. The lighter it got the buck grew more nervous. Just when we could start to make out his rack clearly. He bolted into the dark timber. We moved up the ridge and spotted several other buck, but no shooters again. back at the truck we moved up the canyon and spotted a lot of other deer. The night set found Marcia and I looking over a field with 18 head of deer in it. three were bucks, one 3x3, one 2x2, and spiky. We never did see the big one. Shirley saw about 30 deer, no shooters.

      Day Three - Started clear, cool and all of us back at the bottom fields. We spotted another good buck in the back of the field. We moved into about 150 yard. He was a shooter, Bang!!  A clean miss to the left and the deer were gone.  We check the location where the buck was and found no sigh of a hit. We moved back to the truck and move up the canyon again.  I put the two lady on a sit, while I went up to the top of the canyon and help my good friend hang up a doe he had shot that morning.  When I returned a half hour later Marcia was giving me a thumbs up sign. Once I got to her she pointed to her buck in the bottom of the canyon. Great shot Marcia, over Two hundred yards down hill. I radioed my buddy and he brought his 4 wheeler down for extraction. That cost me a grateful dinner for him. Once we got Marcia's buck loaded and pictures. It was time for the evening set.  About a hour before dark, I spotted two buck coming down the fence line to the fields.  Shirley and I snuck to the top of a small rise that over looked the buck about 150 yards away. Bang!!  another buck on the ground.  Great hunt Ladies.  

    A little side note: Shirley usually comes out with her husband Dave. This would have been the third year they have hunted with me.  However, In February Dave was call home to the Lord. So this hunt was really for me and the girls, in Memory of Dave. I even think, Dave help bring out those last two bucks, for Shirley. Because up until then all the deer were coming out over a Mile away from our location. I will miss Dave greatly, He was a loving and caring friend to me.

        
Marcia's 4x4                                                             Shirley 4x3

Marcia and Shirley with Their bucks

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