Garmin Xero Bow Sight
Late season Willard goat tag
Mountain Goat
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Dogman 17-May-18
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From: Dogman
17-May-18
Anyone have any experience with the late either sex Willard Peak goat hunt? Drew the permit, now the long wait starts. Season is 24 Sept until 14 Nov..

From: BULELK1
18-May-18
I have help 3 other bowsiters over the years on Willard and their Mnt Goat hunt

Feel free to reach out

Exciting

Good luck, Robb

BULELK1@comcast.net

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18
Very exciting to be helping out Both Non-Ressy Billy tag holders in this Utah Willard Peak Mnt. Goat unit.

It took 2 trips to Scout the Unit to give a fair look-see, Pre-Season intel and lay of the land/Mountain.

Pete from Wisc and EJ from N.Mex. of our Bowsite Family, will have a Great hunt.

As normal, many of you have already recieved the lil vid's I Text out or Old School Email sent out......

Exciting

#LovinLife

Robb

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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I start at the bottom via the Mantua Ut access, 13 miles up the terribly Rocky and washed out road.

I took the F350 out and the RZR2 for this trip upl

No Jeep, just the RZR2

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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Once at the summit, I parked and went to the North on the Closed ATV trail all the way out to Grizzly Peak

It was 84 degrees @ 8000 ft @ 0700.....Hot day ahead.

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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this Grizzly Peak area doesn't have the Nannies/kids like Willard Peak, more so Billies for some reason.

It is not as steep and cliffie as Willard Peak, but it does drop out down once ya get out on the edges......

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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19-Jul-18

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19-Jul-18

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All the Forest Fires here in the Rockies, sure made it smokey and ya could kinda taste it in your mouth.

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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2 Billies in the shale slide...…...on the Shade side about 1 mile away.

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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Lush green and feed with in the Wild flowers
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Lush green and feed with in the Wild flowers

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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My summer 'Buzz-hair cut" is great for these hot summer Pre-Scouting hikes.
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My summer 'Buzz-hair cut" is great for these hot summer Pre-Scouting hikes.
Some folks think I 'Chew' but I don't.

That is a Blowpop sucker bulge in my cheek.......

They keep moistrue in my mouth as I hike (I break the sucker stem off) and when I get down to the gum in the center it is like chewing 5 starburst at once when ya first bite into the gum! ha

From: BULELK1
19-Jul-18

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That wraps up this leg of the Pre-Season scouting trip.

Hot, dusty trip but the RZR2 has done it's job and ready for the next trip up to go out on Willard Peak.

Thanks for Viewing

Good luck, Robb

PS--I gotta get off to the gym and then up on the mountain for a hike--------> Willard Peak next ~~

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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Willard Basin, Willard Peak on the left and Inspiration Point on the right.
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Willard Basin, Willard Peak on the left and Inspiration Point on the right.
When ya get into what they call Willard Basin, there is a primitive campground, no toilets but a spring with a PVC white pipe.

I have filled water bottles out of this spring with just 1 purifying pill added with no negative results.

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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If I get above 10x on my Zoom, without being on a tripod, it gets to jumpy/blurry so this is the best pic of the group
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If I get above 10x on my Zoom, without being on a tripod, it gets to jumpy/blurry so this is the best pic of the group
Hiking up to Willard Pond that is just below the crags of Willard Peak I spotted a herd of Bachelor Muleys in Velvet

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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I have never drank out of Willard Pond but many people camp around it in the pines.

Sometime ya see a moose in it though.

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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The hike in starts to get a little western once ya get past the pond

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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The trail is Legal for motorcycles, eBikes and hiking but NOT for ATV's
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The trail is Legal for motorcycles, eBikes and hiking but NOT for ATV's
The face of Willard Peak normally holds good numbers of Mnt. Goats, many Nannies/kids/young Billies but there has been quite a few dandy Billies harvested in these crags/cliffy shelves

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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The Mnt. Goats are scattered through out this area.

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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20-Jul-18

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The Backside of Willard Peak is rough and if ya arrow one in this area be prepared for a long pack out if it falls off a cliff/crag and rolls dooooowwwwnnnnnnn!

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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20-Jul-18

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20-Jul-18

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That is the Area of Ogden down behind me and Willard Bay

I did get 1 tick thru this hike in/out.

Removed it when I found it after getting home

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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Ben Lomond Peak is also with in the unit boundaries and holds some dang good Billies.

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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20-Jul-18

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Mnt Goat Bed...…..that was hoofed out for comfort!

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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Day nap with a view

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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I have noticed that if I take a few extra minutes and cover my RZR2 before I leave it for hours, that I never get anything stolen

When I have left it uncovered, I guess the temptation to grab something is to easy

That did suck loosing a jacket like that and my helmet...…….not any more though.

From: BULELK1
20-Jul-18

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That wraps up this Pre-Season scouting/hiking trip.

Pretty satisfying and an enjoyable mid-week get-a-way for a great cause.

I had a bull moose in the road on the way out...….

Thanks for viewing

#LovinLife

Robb

PS ~ I am down to Az./7W next week for another Bowsite Family member that drew that bow bull tag......whew.....I am happy to help and share.

20-Jul-18

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This is my Willard unit Mt. Goat . Thanks again Robb for all your help to make my hunt a success.
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This is my Willard unit Mt. Goat . Thanks again Robb for all your help to make my hunt a success.

From: midwest
20-Jul-18
Thanks for the pics, Robb. Hope Native Okie can draw this tag someday!

From: BULELK1
21-Jul-18
You still hold the longbow/trad State record Jim!!

If NO drew it, I know the kid can shoot !!

Points taken this year----->

19--Billy--First Season

9--Billy--2nd Season

3-Billy--First Season

3-Nannie--Tag

'Ya Gotta Believe'

Good luck, Robb

From: t-roy
21-Jul-18
Very generous of you to help others out, Robb! Kudos to you!

When you get to Iowa, look me me up. I’ll buy you a case of Blowpops! (not sure that sounds quite right!)

From: YZF-88
21-Jul-18
I was just watching them from my driveway yesterday. Way less work! Sure hope to draw that tag some year. Last year a nice billy was hanging out with the deer I was chasing much lower in October Seriously, I was stalking a buck with does and he just walked through the middle of them like he was part of the herd.

From: BULELK1
22-Jul-18
Hey thanks-----> BlowPops!! haha

-88 I am starting to run into them on the late Wasatch Front bow buck hunt up Millcreek ~~ Surprised me.

I have been doing this (lil vid's Scouting ) for years now, for others with a tag that can't come out and scout.

I have a 200 mile limit-- 1 way so a 400 mile day type deal as I certainly don't charge any $$ for doing this.

I have better luck if I just go on my own time as I have been screwed a time or two when some one with the tag didn't show up to 'scout' and I never heard from them until I got home....so I go alone most of the time now and it is much more enjoyable, although I did meet with and hike into BARETOP Mnt./Utah, with the 18 year old girl that drew 1 of the Ram (Rocky) tags for up there and her dad this early summer and it went well...…...

I am fudging my 200 miles on this coming weeks trip down to Az./7W but I want to hike the highest Peak in Az. (just shy of 13k) and it is just to the east a pinch from 7W.

If the Ski Lift runs early enough, I might 'Cheat' and ride it up! and then hike to the Peak from there.

#LovinLife

Robb

01-Aug-18
Yes it’s still the record for traditional archery in Utah.

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