is the best word to describe our 2000 whitetail season. 34 hunters
harvested 26 bucks for a 68% success rate. Not bad numbers but
no where near as good as we anticipated. Our overall success rate
was 67% with an average size of 154 gross. I felt we should have
been in the neighborhood of 80% success with an average of 160+,
going into the season.
shortage of big deer, we had nothing but bad luck with 5 very
large deer being shot at and lost.
Vaught of Texas took our best buck at 178 gross, 168 net. Extreme
mass and long beams made up a good chunk of the score.
Mike Bruneau with massive 215 non-typical with 60" mass.
hunters did well this year. Dave Foster took a 29" wide,
168 gross on the third day of his hunt. Jim Moses on his seventh
hunt with bearpaw took a 163 gross with rookie guide Gord Lavergue.
Bryan King took a 174 non-typical with Chris Gilbert who probably
saw more big bucks this fall than anyone else. Jim Nelson scored
a nice 160, 5X5 just before he was to leave for home.
Finch and Mike Belosky harvested a pair of 24", 3 1/2 year
olds with veteran guide Bowen Dolhon.
Shultz went home with a 177 non-typical with the assistance of
guide, Ryan Jones. 22" of the non-typical points on his eye
guard make this buck very unique.
with a fine 165 Mule Deer