June/July 2013 EHJ (Issue 137) - Midsummer arrived and I started scouting hard in the unit Casey had a tag for. It was looking pretty good and I was turning up some bulls in the 350-class and a few that looked promising to break 370. One or two bulls looked even better.
In August we decided to recruit the help of fel low guide Kasey Edgehouse to help us on the hunt. Kasey was going to be spending lots of time on the mountain with his cousin’s archery hunt and we knew he would have valuable information. Kasey was lots of help and they chased some big bulls. Two weeks before the archery hunt ended I found a bull that looked pretty close to 380. He had great fronts and giant 23-inch thirds and had a solid back end - I was hoping nobody would find him. As luck would have it Kasey’s cousin did, but he was unable to harvest the bull and ended up not filling his tag. Still, Kasey and his cousin saw many great bulls, including one that they were only able to see for a short period of time – although they did get one quick picture of his back end. This bull was incredible, but we never imagined the hunt that was about to unfold.