Monday, December 12, 2011

Youth Hunt

Here are my niece and nephew, Megan and Gage, with the coues deer they harvested on a
Junior hunt back in October.  This is Megan's second coues deer in two years of hunting and Gage's first buck.  Gage was a gentlman last year and let his sister have the first shot, but this year was his turn.  I wish I had been this lucky my first couple of years of hunting.  Their father took them on the hunt.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Dad's AZ Strip Buck

Here are some photos of my Dad's buck he took on the strip last week.  I went up and hunted with him for the first six days of the hunt.  It is a tough hunt with low deer densities but the thought of coming across a strip giant keeps a person going.  My dad had Hunter Haynes helping him when I left and they were fortunate enough to relocate this buck we had seen a couple of days prior and harvest him.  This is the best buck we could find and he is right at 180".  Hunter was able to get some footage of the buck as well as a photo of him bedded before they harvested him. 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Alaska Goat

Here is a photo of Dr. Doug Hartzler with his mountain goat he took this past week in Alaska.  Doug's goat has 9 3/4 inch horns and should make the awards minimum for Boone and Crockett.  It is the second largest goat that has been taken with his outfitter in the past 10 years.  Doug says it died on the edge of a 250 cliff.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Joe C.'s Elk

Here are some photos of Joe Carter's bull from a limited opportunity hunt in central AZ a couple of weeks ago.  Joe hunted with Dustin Parra, Art Parra and Mike Shaw of Wind Dancer Outfitters.  They scored the bull at a little over 391 green.  This is another one of those animals that the photos do not depict the actual size very well.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Inland Grizzly

Here are the photos of Jimmy's grizzly bear he recently harvested in B.C.  It is a six foot bear with beautiful coloring and will make a great mount.  Jimmy also shot a nice moose on the same hunt and is thinking about mounting his bear on a moose kill.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mountain Goat

Client and neighbor Jimmy Johnson just returned from a trip up north where he took this nice goat.  The weather was bad most of the hunt and finally cleared some on his last day when he was able to get his goat.  He left that hunt and went for an inland grizzly which he was able to get.  I will post a photo of his bear later.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Prickley Pear Bear

Here is a photo of Phil T. of Yuma with his bear he harvested in central AZ last week.  Phil had the auction bear tag and hunted hard for a full week in the hot AZ desert.  He was finally able to connect on this mature boar with a great coat.  Congratulations to Phill.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Bomber Coues Mounted

Here is Jim's huge Coues deer he found this past winter.  We just finished mounting him and the official score on this buck is 143 4/8 gross and 138 7/8 net nontypical.  I had the opportunity to see the sheds from this deer from the previous year and they are equally impressive.  When the antlers are up on a body, it puts it more in perspective how big this buck really is.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Big Utah Typical Muley

Here is a field photo posted last fall as well as a photo of the finished mount of Rayne Rohrbach's mule deer he took last fall in Southern Utah.  I did the official score on Rayne's buck and he grosses 203 3/8 and nets 192 0/8 typical Boone and Crockett.  He is now on his way home to Utah where Rayne works for the National Park service at Bryce Canyon.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Coues wall pedestal

Here is the buck that Steel Armstrong harvested back in October.  We recently finished his mount and did it with some rock and habitat around it.  This is a great buck and gross scores over 118" and will net over the minimum all time for Boone and Crockett.  Steel and his friends watched this buck for a couple of years before he was finally lucky enough to put his tag on him.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Strip Mule Deer

Here is a great big buck taken on the Strip by Scott Dierenger of Dierenger Outfitters .  Scott's father is Sam Dierenger and they have taken several big mule deer in the past few years in Arizona.  Sam guides for most species and is one of the top dry ground lion hunters around.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Dall Sheep

Here is Doug Hartzler's dall sheep he took last fall.  Doug eventually wants to put all of his sheep on one pedestal so he decided to make the Dall hang on the wall until he gets his Rocky and Stone down the road.  Doug's Dall had nice, slick hair because he took it in August.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Chapman Elk

Terry  Chapman of Aztec, New Mexico recently picked up his elk mount from Mogollon Taxidermy.  Terry's great AZ archery bull officially grosses 374 6/8 and nets 362 4/8.  Terry hunted with Colburn and Scott outfitters.  Congratulations to Terry on a super bull.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Utah Mtn. Goat

Here are some photos of Dan Kasprzyk with his mountain goat he took in Utah.  Dan was very fortunate to draw the tag and even more fortunate to take a great goat with his bow.  He was joined on the hunt by his dad, Dick, and his son Kyle.  I have also included a photo of the wall pedestal we did with Dan's goat.
Dan with his goat

L-R Dick, Kyle and Dan

Monday, April 11, 2011

Snow in April

Here are a couple of photos of the shop on Saturday morning.  We had about five inches of snow on Saturday, April 9.  This is the latest I can remember it ever snowing.  Hopefully there will be a little more moisture before we get the summer heat.  I have included a photo of the Mazatzal Mountains from Sunday morning so you can see where the snow level was  at around 4500 ft.

Mazatzals on Sunday morning

The shop on Saturday

Another view of the shop

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Archery Coues

Here is a Coues buck that Kyle Kasprzyk took with his bow in January.  It was a spot and stalk hunt and after spotting the buck at several hundred yards, Kyle was able to get within bow range and make a lethal shot.  It is good to see the younger generation with the passion to hunt.  I know Kyle's father, grandfather, and uncle, and they are all good people who are instilling the importance of the outdoors in their children.  Congratulations to Kyle on taking one of the more difficult big game animals with a bow, spot and stalk.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Absolute Bomber Coues

Check out this Coues deer that was just found in central Arizona.  The lucky guy that found it checked it with Game and Fish and they determined that it was killed by a mountain lion.  It is unbelievable how many giant bucks are taken by lions.  They are by far superior hunters compared to us humans with our high powered rifles and optics.  I put a quick tape on the buck and he grosses 144 inches and nets 139 nontypical.  He has a 129 3/8 gross, 124 3/8 net mainframe with 14 5/8 of extras.  His beams are an incredible 21 3/8 and 22 6/8 in length.  The photos don't do this buck justice with his height, width and massive bases  All I can say is I hope that he passed his genes along before the lion got him.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

400 Bull

Here is a photo of Logan Anderson with his bull that he brought in to have scored a few weeks ago.  Logan took this bull on an Arizona archery hunt last fall.  The bull officially grosses a little over 414 and nets just over 400".  As you can see from the photos it is a very impressive bull.  I believe that this was a limited opportunity hunt. 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

More MX

Here are more photos of the bucks taken in Mexico a couple of weeks ago. Friends Houston Davis, Darin North and Jeremy Gugelmeyer all took nice bucks.  Houston took his 105" buck at over 700 yards, quite impressive shooting.  Darin took his 97" buck and I believe it was over 500 yards.  Jeremy took his buck with a closer shot and it is 108" with a broken G-4 or else it would have been 111-112.  We had a great trip and are looking forward to hopefully returning next year.

Houston (above)

Darin (above)