Thursday, July 30, 2009

Scouting the Backcountry

My buddy Mike and I went this last weekend to scout some new area in the backcountry of Utah. For many years we have talked about hiking a certain mountain in central region of Utah, and Last weekend we finally did it. This Mountain range was steep, rugged and strenuous to hike, which was the reason it took us so many years to hike it. For the most part there was no trail to use. The night before it rained and so everything was wet. Not long into our hike we were drenched and the water from our legs ran right into our boots. By the time we reached the top our boots where full of water. Despite all the blisters and sore muscles that came the following day, seeing this buck made it all worth it. This buck has cheaters on both sides plus eye guards which makes him a 6X6 with a width of about 26 inches. This buck gets me even more excited for the bowhunt (almost two weeks away) to start. Besides from seeing this big buck we saw a few does and came across some bear track. It's not too late for you to go and spot the buck you are going to go after.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Preseason Scouting

It is time,once again, to dust off the hiking boots and start scouting new country in search of your dream buck. I know I haven't done much preseason scouting in the past because of the lack of time. This year is going to be different. I want to check out some new backcountry and find the buck that will win the "Da Man Trophy". We are going to checkout some new country in the Central Region of Utah. The area we are going to hike into should produce some big bucks. Don't be like me the previous years and procrastinate preseason scouting.