Elk Hunt, Mission Accomplished!

I'd Rather be Playing! on September 16th, 2008

After chasing a 6 point bull elk on Saturday morning without success, and passing up a 5 point elk later that afternoon, I went home empty handed.  I had a friend tell me that he had seen a 7 point elk in the same area, but I had only seen the 6 point.  He called me up Sunday night and told me the 7 point was spotted just below our lookout point in Willow Creek, Ephraim Canyon.

My dad and I got up early Monday morning and headed up the mountain.  Only minutes after I arrived I heard rocks rolling below where I was standing.  I looked down and a herd of elk, with a large bull, was just below me.  The light was still dim and the herd quickly moved into the bushes before I could count the number of horns on the bull.  I anxiously followed the elk off the hill to get a better look.  I caught another quick glimpse of the bull as he went into a grove of pine trees, but I still could not tell how big he was. Read the rest of this entry »

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Ready for the Big Bull Elk Hunt?

I'd Rather be Playing! on August 26th, 2008

This morning I woke up I with a sore shoulder. Last night I went with a friend to the shooting range in Ephraim to sight in the 7MM MAG rifle I plan to use for the Big Bull Elk Hunt next month on the Manti-LaSal National forest. It didn’t take many shots with a gun this size before my shoulder started hurting. It “kicks like a mule”. Read the rest of this entry »

BIG Bull Elk Hunt

I'd Rather be Playing! on May 21st, 2008

King's Outdoor WorldWell I finally did it, I drew out for the big bull elk hunt on the Manti-LaSal National Forest. I received my official tag this past week in the mail. I have been putting in for this hunt for more years than I can keep track of, approximately 10.

My dad called me up this past Winter to see if I wanted to enter the draw and I almost told him no. After so many years of not drawing I had almost lost interest. The hunt is this September so I will have plenty of time to brush up on my elk bugling skills.

I have been teasing my wife that a head mount would look really good above the stairs or in the front room. She laughs and smiles but I think in her mind she is saying “hang it in the storage room!” If any of you know where all the big boys hang out, please leave a comment. I don’t want to get skunked on such a great opportunity.  Photo: King’s Outdoor World

Good Fishing at Nine-Mile?

I'd Rather be Playing! on May 5th, 2008

Utah-Dave AA71ZI have been told there is good fishing right now at nine-mile reservoir. I have not tried it out myself this spring but they say they are pulling 2 lb. fish. However, it was reported it wasn’t very good yesterday due to the wind.

Ice Fishing

I'd Rather be Playing! on February 28th, 2008

Ice Fishing Locations up Fairview Canyon:  Huntington Reservoir, Electric Lake, Cleveland Reservoir, and Scofield Reservoir.