2004 produced one of our best Whitetail hunts. 37 hunters harvested 44 deer.
We had 4 hunters who were unsuccessful, of the 4, two did not see large enough bucks and the other two unfortunately missed their opportunities.
150+ Bucks was as good as I have ever seen. Four consecutive mild winters have stacked up a rather impressive age class of "Top End Deer".
Our Boone and Crockett average on Whitetails was 154 gross and 176 on Mule Deer.
Shawn Hartman harvested a tremendous Buck scoring 182 gross 176 net. Shawn spent 6 consecutive 10 hour days on the stand before harvesting this 340 lb live weight monster. Shawn also took a 174" Mule Deer with guide Jason Parker.
First time hunter, Bill Raymond took a 180 point gem of a Buck with Bob Hyde.
Tony Ercalono on his second with us took a 188 Mule Deer and a 158 5x5 Whitetail.
Jeff Hayduk harvested a tremendous pair of Bucks a 165 Whitetail and a 182 Mule Deer. Both Bucks were taken from well placed stands.
The diversity of our hunt is the reason our statistics stay consistent. We moved more stands into the brush and creeks in 2003 and plan to add to our bush totals for the 2004 hunt.
Combination hunters did very well. 12 hunters were successful in taking both a Whitetail and a Mule Deer. There are very few places in North America where that is that possible.