Carbon Express Arrows
AZ Strip buck
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
sticksender 07-Sep-17
Trial153 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
HUNT MAN 07-Sep-17
Zackman 07-Sep-17
Drahthaar 07-Sep-17
Charlie Rehor 07-Sep-17
t-roy 07-Sep-17
Outdoordan 07-Sep-17
midwest 08-Sep-17
Scoot 08-Sep-17
Bowboy 08-Sep-17
Pigsticker 08-Sep-17
Mad Trapper 08-Sep-17
GotBowAz 08-Sep-17
wilbur 08-Sep-17
BOWUNTR 08-Sep-17
Florida Mike 08-Sep-17
GhostBird 08-Sep-17
Brotsky 08-Sep-17
OldnGrumpy 08-Sep-17
njbuck 08-Sep-17
Southern draw 08-Sep-17
wild1 08-Sep-17
APauls 08-Sep-17
Outdoordan 08-Sep-17
AZBUGLER 08-Sep-17
Grubby 08-Sep-17
Outdoordan 08-Sep-17
BOWNBIRDHNTR 08-Sep-17
buzz mc 08-Sep-17
Outdoordan 08-Sep-17
XbowfromNY 08-Sep-17
Heat 08-Sep-17
Scar Finga 08-Sep-17
deerslayer 08-Sep-17
StickFlicker 08-Sep-17
BigOk 08-Sep-17
Outdoordan 08-Sep-17
drycreek 08-Sep-17
SteveB 10-Sep-17
Mountain sheep 10-Sep-17
Bob 10-Sep-17
Nick Muche 10-Sep-17
EmbryOklahoma 10-Sep-17
ruthunter 12-Sep-17
Outdoordan 12-Sep-17
Beav 12-Sep-17
From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17

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While certainly not as big as Marvin's monster buck, I did have a little luck myself on the strip. It was quite an uncertain journey, as I had planned on going with a buddy, in his truck, pulling his razor. He canceled a week and a half before my hunt started. So, put new radiator, shocks, a/c pump, satellite radio, and tires on my old truck, and headed down. Hunted a couple days with a guide (that I hired last minute), but ended up hunting 8 days solo and killing my buck in a different area. I saw bigger, but couldn't resist a 33 yard shot, with camera rolling, on this 32" wide buck (those wide ones get me, lol). Glad to have gone, equally glad to leave as it is not an easy place to spend 12 days.

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17

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Another shot

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17

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Another shot

From: sticksender
07-Sep-17
Cool buck, congrats. Looks like he could be an old one.

From: Trial153
07-Sep-17
Excellent Congrats

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17
Yeah, he had a big body, big head, and easily outsized some of the other very nice bucks he was with. Teeth were well worn.

From: HUNT MAN
07-Sep-17
Very nice Dan!! Hunt

From: Zackman
07-Sep-17
Great buck!

From: Drahthaar
07-Sep-17
Awesome Dan, still loving the Zen ray binoculars I got from you. Forrest

07-Sep-17
Great symmetry and mass. Good for you! Enjoy! C

From: t-roy
07-Sep-17
Congrats on a great buck!

From: Outdoordan
07-Sep-17
Ha, I miss the kind words of many of my friends on here. Thanks. A long hiatus, and I hope to come on more often. It looks like I am not the only one to be out there chasing the beast with bow in hand, lots of good looking animals here. Congrats to all.

From: midwest
08-Sep-17
Hey, Dan, great buck and congrats! Good to see you on here again!

From: Scoot
08-Sep-17
WTG Dan! Awesome buck!

From: Bowboy
08-Sep-17
Great buck congrats

From: Pigsticker
08-Sep-17
Congratulations on a great buck.

From: Mad Trapper
08-Sep-17
Very Nice!

From: GotBowAz
08-Sep-17
Nice buck! Way to get it done Dan. Congrats!!

From: wilbur
08-Sep-17
Great buck Dan way to get it done. How many points did you have to draw the tag?

From: BOWUNTR
08-Sep-17
Congratulations Da. Ed F

From: Florida Mike
08-Sep-17
Wow! Thats a Toad! I like em wide too! Mike

From: GhostBird
08-Sep-17
Congratulations... good buck!

From: Brotsky
08-Sep-17
Beautiful buck Dan! Congrats!

From: OldnGrumpy
08-Sep-17
Congrats! Mighty nice. Beauty.

From: njbuck
08-Sep-17
Congrats on a great buck!

08-Sep-17
Congrats ! A beauty!

From: wild1
08-Sep-17
Awesome, heavy buck!! Congratulations!

From: APauls
08-Sep-17
Congrats on a beauty! Who doesn't like that amazing width?! Good mass too. I'm curious what you mean by not an easy place to spend 12 days?

From: Outdoordan
08-Sep-17
APauls - It's hot, dusty, no cell service except to drive to one location, which is spotty, fly's are horrible, I think I counted 35 on my socks and legs (I put a stalk on a group of bucks with my recurve and stood, 25 yards from them for over an hour, my socks were probably pretty ripe, lol). So, you hunt the morning, go back, get about an hour before the tent hits 90 degrees, wake up feeling like one of the walkers in the walking dead, eat some lunch, fly's and all, and go out that afternoon. Only to do it all again. Town is 40+ dirt miles away. It would DEFINITELY be better to commiserate with a buddy, solo was tough. As I told my friend, quality of animals 10, quantity 6, quality of experience 3, so it averages just about a 6 (in my book).

From: AZBUGLER
08-Sep-17
Congrats to you! What an adventure!

From: Grubby
08-Sep-17
Great buck!! How many years did the tag take you?

From: Outdoordan
08-Sep-17
I had 16 points, so 14 years (they give you 1 loyalty extra point and I took the hunter ed class giving me 1 extra point).

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
08-Sep-17
Awesome job, congrats!

From: buzz mc
08-Sep-17
Great buck!!! You mentioned something about a camera rolling, are we going to be able to see a video of the hunt?

From: Outdoordan
08-Sep-17

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Yes, but now I am playing catch up on work! But, will get it done as soon as I can. Pretty good footage. Here is a teaser of it. Self filmed.

From: XbowfromNY
08-Sep-17
great buck, congrats

From: Heat
08-Sep-17
Way to go Dan! Saw this buck on Facebook and was hoping to hear more here. That Strip country is pretty unforgiving. Congratulations on a tremendous buck!

From: Scar Finga
08-Sep-17
Man, what a toad! Great buck and congratulation!!!!

From: deerslayer
08-Sep-17
Great job!

From: StickFlicker
08-Sep-17
Congratulations Dan, heck of a wide buck! I loved your description (ratings) of the aspects of the hunt. I was more like 80 miles from the nearest town/paved road (one-way), and I would rate the quantity of animals lower than a 6 in the area I was in, but I would do it again! Marvin

From: BigOk
08-Sep-17
Great deer!

From: Outdoordan
08-Sep-17
Marvin, there are two main areas, and I was really hoping to get down to your area (south). Yes, quantity is low, but good in core areas, so, I may be a little off. Yes, now that I have spent the last 5 days on the couch, lol, I am ready for round two! Although that won't happen. Thanks, and I have spoken of your buck and the tremendous achievement of getting that warrior before the others had. Thanks again to all that commented.

From: drycreek
08-Sep-17
Congrats ! That is a really nice buck. If he just had a little width....

From: SteveB
10-Sep-17
Well done and welcome back!

10-Sep-17
Very nice, it ain't easy up there. Looks like a BLack Rock buck, congratulations!

From: Bob
10-Sep-17
Nice buck Dan ! looks like you and Marvin took pictures in front of the same brush. Ha

From: Nick Muche
10-Sep-17
Congrats my friend!

10-Sep-17
That's a beauty! Congratulations.

From: ruthunter
12-Sep-17
Congrats on a successful hunt! Was your shot around 45yds? I would also agree with you about the strip. It's the most mentally challenged hunt I have done when I drew.

From: Outdoordan
12-Sep-17
Thanks again for the nice words guys. Yes, black rock area.

rut - 33 yards approximately. From blind. The kaibab hunt is a much nicer hunt, higher altitude, easy to see the grand canyon if you want to, prettier. With some pre-scouting, or paying a guide/scout you can find some big bucks as well. I think in the next 10 years the Kaibab hunt will really start coming alive.

From: Beav
12-Sep-17
Congrats on a beauty of a buck!!

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