we saw a number of 140-150 class bucks we only had occasional
glimpses the true giants that inhabit our area.
had opportunities at 6 bona fide 180 class bucks of which 3 were
hit and lost. The other 3 were clear misses.
took two Whitetail bucks over 170 gross. A 175 10 point harvested
by first time hunter Gene Wilson with Rookie Guide Chris Broster.
The other 170 was taken by another first time hunter, P. A.s'
Jeff Salter with veteran guide Mike Bruneau out of a well placed
and Gene Wilson with a pair of great non-typicals at 167 and 174
and Dave Gleixner took a pair of good bucks with veteran Bowen
Dolhan. Gene Yount on his 11th hunt with Bearpaw took a good 184
Mule Deer with Bowen as well.
Bruneau took over our 527 camp from Shane Elliot and collected
3 out of 4 bucks for clients in 527.
private land hunts continued to produce excellent opportunities.
Ben Kunstleben and Brad Brubach teamed up for another 150 on the
last day after hunting two monster Whitetail for 9 days. The only
opportunity to shoot either deer was on a Sunday.
seems like the "Big Boys" were really blessed, many shots were
taken and lost, it almost seemed as if there was a way to screw
up, we did it. But I guess that's hunting.
would like to thank my excellent staff for another first class
effort. Dan Dolynchuk 11 years, Guy Bruneau 10 years, Ben Kunstleben
8 years, Bowen Dolhan 7 years, Chris Gilbert 5 years, Mike Bruneau
5 years, Ryan Jones 3 years, Kevin Congdon 3 years, Gord Lavergne
3 years and our Rookie Sensation Chris Broster.
and Good Hunting