18th 03 - 2010 | no comment »

Elk Hunting In The Yukon?

Elk hunting is expanding into a lot of states that haven’t had it for a long time.  The only problem is that it is nearly impossible to get an elk hunting tag for most of these states.

This bull was killed in the Yukon on 9-25. Elk were put in there in 1958 from Yellowstone Park . This was the first year they have been hunted. They drew for 15 permits.
The hunter is Al Klassen.
He’s been a sheep guide in the Yukon and Northwest Territories and has personally guided over 100 Dall Ram kills.
Preliminary gross score… 451 5/8

Here is a little article about elk re-introduction that i thought might be interesting.

Considered to be both a mountainous as well as a plains dweller, the North American Elk originally lived through most of North America’s temperate regions, other than the Great Basin and the south east. Some types of elk as most of us are aware, are now extinct, including eastern elk and Merriams elk, and although many restocking efforts have taken place, and the populations are rising in many areas, for the most part the plains and the deciduous hardwood areas of their original range are strangely without elk.
There are exceptions however, such as the small, introduced, isolated populations in those areas.
One area which has had great success in building the elk herd is a smaller area in the mountain and hardwood regions of Pennsylvania, coincidentally named… Elk County. Elk County does offer elk hunting in the state of Pennsylvania now, as the elk herd has grown now and requires some culling.
Another area where elk have been very successfully reintroduced is a plains area in Nebraska and its neighboring Colorado.
The Rocky Mountain elk has been reintroduced by hunter-conservation organizations in the Appalachian region of the eastern U.S., where the Eastern elk once lived.
After elk were replaced in the states of Kentucky, North Carolina and Tennessee, they then migrated into the states of Virginia and West Virginia, and have established permanent populations there.
As of 1989, population figures for the Rocky Mountain were 782,500, and estimated numbers for all North American subspecies was well over 1 million.[Before Europeans came to North America, it is estimated that about 10 million elk lived on the continent.


14th 03 - 2010 | no comment »

Eagle Hunting!

These are some awsome videos that we got from a couple hunters.  We have a lot of Golden Eagles around our Utah hunting ranch and in Idaho were we hunt elk as well.  We have seen them on a dead elk calf before.  I assumed that a lion or coyote had killed the calf and the Eagles were playing clean up, but after watching these videos maybe not. 

 

Maybe we should we should hire a few of these mongolians to help us with our wolf and coyote problem.


10th 03 - 2010 | 7 comments »

Lynx or Bobcat?

These are some pretty amazing photos.  Does anyone know if this is a Lynx or a Bobcat?  If you know leave a comment below.

i don’t know how often a Lynx kills a deer but it doesn’t seem very common.  The body size comparison seems like the deer is a lot larger.  It seems like a near impossibility that it would end on a road like this.  For one of the people that were lucky enought to see it to have a camera and get such great shots of it seems like all the star were lined up.  At least it wasn’t a big buck like the wolves killed in the last post.

Post by: Garet Jones


24th 02 - 2010 | 1 comment »

Wolves at it again!

I am really sad about this one.  This is a deer that I would have been much happier with then the wolves.  Maybe we could have the fed talk to the wolves and tell them to only kill little bucks and does.

By looking at the official score sheet you can see his is exactly the type of buck i am looking for.

Post by Garet Jones


11th 02 - 2010 | 1 comment »

Wandering Wolves

Lee Bird sent us this picture.

If you are a deer, elk, or moose and you see this, it is probably the last thing you see.  Hopefully some of the hunting that is being done will help this not be such a common site.  We are here at the “Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show” and it is amazing the amount of outfitters that can’t find animals because the wolves have eaten them all.

Here are a few wolves that have been harvested in Idaho.  Guess they won’t be killing anymore elk.  It’s lucky that we don’t have wolves, in the south east, were we hunt.


4th 02 - 2010 | no comment »

Record Book Moose

We have had a lot of people sending in some pics of some GIANT MOOSE.  There are lots of stories about scores and were they were taken.  All I know is they look great and I hope that there is one like that out there with my name on it.  Cool pics and thanks for so many great emails everyone!!

This last one is suppose to be from Ontario.  If it is it must be a record Eastern Canadian Moose.  The other ones are all Alaskan Yukon Moose.  The yukon moose are notably bigger but it is a different sub-species.


29th 01 - 2010 | 1 comment »

Some of the Guides and Rulon here at Broadmouth Canyon Ranch had the fun opportunity to go on an Alaskan Black Bear Hunt.  One of our long time customers, and great friend Rob Skinner, invites us on this amazing adventure. 

All five of us flew to Ketchikan and from the moment we arrived Rob took great care of us.  He invited us into his house, fed us, and made us feel like his own family.  After a wild boat ride over some large ocean swells we arrived to our desired hunting location on Prince of Whales Island.  After our stomachs settled and we started glassing around we immediately saw bears.  We drew straws on our hunting order and Dalton was the lucky winner.  After we saw the first bear he went ashore and shot this giant boar.

  We put out the crab and shrimp pots right away and the feast began shortly after.

 

We camped in a beautiful inlet and after a day of rain Chase was the second to harvest a giant Alaskan coastal black bear. 

We moved locations the next day.  Jadan and I were the next to harvest a few other nice bears.  Jadan’s bear was the blackest bear ever known to bear hunters, and after a short track we found him in the dense Alaskan forest.  We didn’t have to do any searching for my bear, (notice that it’s still on the beach).  I’m not saying I’m an awesome shot, just NO TRACKING NECESSARY.

We did some fishing when we had the chance and never stopped seeing great scenery like these sea lions.  We saw everything from killer whales, bald eagles, Dolphins, to Dungeness crabs and sea stars. 

Last but not least The Big Boss killed a really nice bear. 

Over all it was an amazing adventure.  Thanks a million to Rob Skinner and his wonderful hospitality.  There are very few people that are as giving as him.  This was Alaska black bear hunting at its finest.  One of the best things about guiding at Broadmouth Canyon Ranch is meeting wonderful people from all over the world.

Post By: Garet Jones


29th 01 - 2010 | 1 comment »

Southern Utah Mule Deer

The story about this buck, that I heard is this.  The boy, Zack, was on his first deer hunt because he is only 12 years old.  Him and his father went out opening morning and were successful in harvesting a small 2×2.  When they retrieved the small buck it was full of infection and un-edible.  They had the fish and game officer in town look it over and he issued them a new tag t harvest another animal.  They went out again and shot the first buck they saw.  It wasn’t a clean kill so they tracked it for a while and ended up finishing it off with a second shot.  When they walked up on it this is what they saw.

I hope he doesn’t spend the rest of his life looking for a better one.  That will be a tough task to complete.


29th 01 - 2010 | no comment »

Giant Dall Sheep

I am not the most experienced sheep hunter. I have seen a lot of mounts and this one looks exceptional to me.

A couple of his buddies look pretty nice. But he looks amazing.



15th 12 - 2009 | no comment »

The couple who hunts together….

MarkRulon,
My wife and I just wanted to say thank you for providing an absolutely “A” experience. After going on my own to the Utah location and coming home with an absolutely beautiful bull, we had to come back and fill my wife’s tag in Idaho. Needless to say, we were not let down. What made this experience so great was the professionalism of the staff, the accommodations that were provided and the care and attention to detail. I personally have been on several guided hunts. Everything from bargain inexpensive deals to high cost outfits and I can definitely say that your costs are reasonable and the experience is top notch! We will definitely be coming back soon.
If you ever need a husband and wife reference, please let us know, we would be happy to provide one!
Sincerely,
Mark & Erin Horning

Erin


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