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Bighorn Sheep Party

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My dad and I went up to the Missouri Breaks on Sunday afternoon and I was able to collect a bighorn ewe. We spotted the sheep way up on the rim of a huge canyon. We crawled our way to the top and belly-crawled 150 yards into some tall grass on the top. There were 41 sheep all around us from 250 yards to 80 yards. It was like a big sheep party. Some sheep …

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Buck Detour

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So, my family was on our way to go hunting for bighorn sheep. We’re all pretty excited about that tag. But on our way we spotted this big buck from the road. It was about a mile away. Since I had a tag for that area, we pulled over and walked down to the bottom of the hill. We went the long way over two hills and spotted two groups of deer. The second group …

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10-Year-Old Breaks Up Epic Fight By Taking His First Moose

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After a couple days of hard riding on horseback, we decided to sleep in a little and have an easier day hunting for my moose. I woke up so excited to have another day moose hunting with my dad and his friend. We woke up to a cold 9/11 morning and hiked to the edge of the Snake River when Rob spotted two moose across the river on a little island fighting the “epic battle.” …

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14-Year-Old Girl Shoots New Oklahoma State Record Elk

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Last season, my 5×5 bull scored 377 6/8 – shattering Oklahoma’s state record by more than 39. My dad and I were hunting and spotted the big elk one evening. The next morning, we were out at dawn looking for the bull again. While we were glassing our surroundings, the bull popped out on our hillside. I thought he was a really nice elk, but he was at least 300 yards away and too far …

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Joshua’s Utah Bull

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I got my first bull hunting with my dad in September on my first time hunting in Utah. We were in a dense forest with a lot of downed timber, so it was tough going in and out. We’d been hunting a couple of days and got up early one morning. We walked a pretty rough trail and then met some hunters on the way, so that changed our game plan. We went to a …

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First Turkey

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I have been waiting a long time for my first turkey hunt. We live in the forest so there are always turkeys that come through our yard because we have the things they like – trees to roost in, bushes for cover, dirt to bath in and pine nuts and bugs to eat. They really like to come and relax by this stump in our yard. So on opening morning of the turkey hunt in …

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Close Range

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This was my accomplishment on September 8, 2017. It was my first year with a tag and my awesome Dad called him in to 10 yards for me. I killed him with a single shot to the throat. I couldn’t be any more of a blessed 17-year old girl. It was the best hunt I’ve ever been on. When I found the animal, all kinds of excitement and joy filled through me! Knowing it was my …

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The One that Didn’t Get Away

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I was hunting with my dad and younger brother, Adam, and we both had cow elk youth tags. The sun was starting to set when two cows came through the canyon and we spotted them.  When the cows were within 150 yards, I took the first shot with my .270 and was successful. My brother also took a shot at the second, but in the excitement, he missed and the elk got away. We tried …

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From the Alfalfa Field

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My dad, brother and I had practiced shooting targets and were ready to find deer. I was 12 and was looking for my first buck. While scouting, it was a little tiring at first but it paid off. I had to pass up a doe and then make a plan for where we were going to find the deer. My dad and I decided to climb a 20-foot haystack and sit for a while watching …

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Hoping for a Three-Peat

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The last two years I have successfully drawn a mule deer tag and successfully harvested a nice mule deer buck. I’m hoping for a three-peat this fall. We don’t have to travel far from home to go hunting. So a lot of times, my dad will scout for the deer and then pick us up after school for an evening hunt. We usually have about an hour drive to where we find our big game. …

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A Six-Year Wait

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On the evening of November 26, 2016, it was chilly and windy.  I was in my stand at 4 pm, and planned to be there until around dark. Once I got settled in, I prayed “Lord, please let me get a deer tonight.  I would love a buck. Please Lord, let me get one.  I’ve never gotten a big buck. I’ve had so many close calls, so many hunts, so many times seeing big bucks …

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The Witness

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My dad and his friend were scouting for deer and found some big bucks on the hillside. So they came and picked me up after school and asked if I wanted to go hunting. My dad and I hiked up there. We scoped and then stalked the deer to within 232 yards. It was going to be my first buck, so I didn’t really care about the size. I decided to take the smaller one …

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Buck in the Rut

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After a challenging day of trying to get onto a buck in constant stiff winds, I was able to go back a second day to the same area. Shortly after daylight we spotted a good buck on the move. The rut was in full swing, and the buck covered ground quickly. By the time we got into position he had mixed in with a large group of does scattered over both sides of a large …

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Bigger Than I Thought

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In my family, we do a lot of hunting. We practice shooting a lot in the summer to prepare for hunting season. I got my first bull on opening morning – October 10, 2014. It was a nice day and I was hunting with my dad and his four friends. We were scanning the hillsides and saw the bull. We had seen it two weeks early when scouting, so we were all excited to see …