Hunting Stories and Rumors from 2008
I always get these emails about big bucks and bulls, and you never know if the story attached to the pictures are true. While the pictures are impressive, it would be nice to get the real story. If anybody knows the facts on these, let us know by commenting. In the meantime, enjoy the pics.
Big Buck Alert: Possible New World Record Whitetail
Montana “Breaks” Ram
Greg Krogh and Pat Loescher’s AZ Strip Bucks
Idaho Unit 45 Mule Deer
All I know is that this 41″ Mule deer buck was taken in Idaho’s hunting unit 45. Right in my back yard. A few years ago a friend of mine got a buck in unit 45 that had those same weird drop tines that aren’t really drop tines.
Blue Mountain Bull
New Mexico Antelope
Paunsaugunt Mule Deer
Huge Archery Elk
Preston Mercer passed a lot of trophy bulls on his Arizona archery hunt. He finally located this huge 6X6 bull and he cow called the bull within bow range on the second evening of the Arizona archery season. B&C Official Measurer Clay Goldman taped the bull at 412-3/8 gross and 399-5/8 net B&C green score.
The Spider Bull Is Down!
After , the fabled “Spider Bull” from Utah has finally been taken on Sept. 30 by Denny Austed who was guided by Team Mossback.
The bull has been officially scored by Rusty Hall at a whopping 480 1/8″ Net B&C. This puts him teetering on the edge of being the new world record.
Check out the Spider Bull Forum
This ram was shot in Montana by a hunter who wishes to remain anonymous. His outfitter found him before the season and he is the largest ram he has ever seen in Montana.
He camped on the ram for four days until the hunter could show up.
Once the hunter showed up, he missed the ram on his first shot at 300 yrds (it was the first ram he had ever seen). They found him again the next morning and worked him for a few hours until they got a standing shot at 150 yrds. He missed again. Luckily they found him again and the hunter finally connected at just over 100 yrds.
Here’s what I have: “I shot this bad boy @ 823 yards twice threw the neck & he refused to go down so I put one threw his Hart & Lungs at @ 741 yards. There was a 30 MPG cross wind which made it even more of a challenge. SCI record score of 419.5 The adventure & kill was filmed for the non believers.” (unconfirmed)
Dan Agnew Washington Bull
This bull is causing quite a stir and the rumors are flying. This free-raning 9×10 non-typical Washington bull was taken by Dan Agnew. He has an unnofficial green score of 450′ plus. It will be the new WA state record.
The current Washington state record non-typical taken in 2003 by Jeffery G. Thorpe scores 421-7/8.
This story is confirmed. We dug up the truth at: www.boone-crockett.org
Randy Ulmer’s Archery Nevada Mule Deer
Randy Ulmer (left) killed this great Nevada buck with his bow. He was guided by Gary Gallegos. Ulmer credits Gallegos’s “unrelenting enthusiasm, great glassing skills and uncanny big buck instinct in creating an opportunity where there appeared to be none. I’m sure that we’ll read more about this one in the magazines.
Confirmed by www.boone-crockett.org
Arizona Potential World Record Antelope and Arizona Strip Mule Deer
Dr. David Meyers shot an AZ antelope that may eclipse his current world record that is tied at 95 B&C. Word is he purchased both governor tags this year and is going to wait until next year to fill his second tag. The unofficial score is being kept a secret until after the 60 day drying period.