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Ron Niziolek, Pope & Young Ethic Cover
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Contributors to this thread:
Charlie Rehor 25-Mar-22
Shrewski 25-Mar-22
pav 25-Mar-22
JTreeman 25-Mar-22
orionsbrother 25-Mar-22
cnelk 25-Mar-22
Treeline 25-Mar-22
Bake 25-Mar-22
SBH 25-Mar-22
Scoot 25-Mar-22
drycreek 25-Mar-22
tobywon 25-Mar-22
FORESTBOWS 25-Mar-22
drycreek 25-Mar-22
Kurt 25-Mar-22
t-roy 25-Mar-22
TODDY 25-Mar-22
Brotsky 25-Mar-22
sticksender 25-Mar-22
T Mac 25-Mar-22
BOHNTR 25-Mar-22
Jaquomo 25-Mar-22
No Mercy 25-Mar-22
BOWUNTR 25-Mar-22
Bowboy 25-Mar-22
Billyvanness 25-Mar-22
Mark Watkins 25-Mar-22
Pat Lefemine 25-Mar-22
Mad Trapper 25-Mar-22
bigeasygator 25-Mar-22
Scoot 25-Mar-22
Bou'bound 25-Mar-22
kota-man 25-Mar-22
BOHNTR 25-Mar-22
IdyllwildArcher 25-Mar-22
Willieboat 25-Mar-22
Rut Nut 25-Mar-22
Chief 419 25-Mar-22
Bowfreak 25-Mar-22
grossklw 25-Mar-22
WV Mountaineer 25-Mar-22
bowhunt 25-Mar-22
M.Pauls 25-Mar-22
Shug 25-Mar-22
Grasshopper 25-Mar-22
Heat 25-Mar-22
Medicinemann 25-Mar-22
Wayjames 25-Mar-22
Rgiesey 25-Mar-22
EmbryOklahoma 25-Mar-22
c3 25-Mar-22
TD 25-Mar-22
Bowbender 25-Mar-22
Hawkeye 25-Mar-22
'Ike' (Phone) 26-Mar-22
BULELK1 26-Mar-22
Jaeger63 26-Mar-22
Ken Taylor 26-Mar-22
Ron Niziolek 26-Mar-22
FORESTBOWS 26-Mar-22
Inshart 27-Mar-22
Ned mobile 27-Mar-22
Scoot 27-Mar-22
TEmbry 28-Mar-22
elkmtngear 28-Mar-22
Ron Niziolek 28-Mar-22
midwest 28-Mar-22
Bliz6 29-Mar-22
jordanathome 30-Mar-22
25-Mar-22

Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Ron’s “Snow Bull”
Charlie Rehor's embedded Photo
Ron’s “Snow Bull”
Two years ago us Bowsite guys saw this amazing picture of Ron’s 2019 Wyoming archery “Snow Bull” and now it’s on the cover of the P&Y Ethic. Those who know Ron’s ability and grit see this photo as his reward for perseverance beyond most of us. Congrats again Ron…

From: Shrewski
25-Mar-22
Yes sir. Top notch all around.

From: pav
25-Mar-22
Congrats Ron! One of my all time favorite success photos!

From: JTreeman
25-Mar-22
It was just a matter of time…the cream rises to the top.

—jim

25-Mar-22
Congratulations Ron!! That pic was made to be on the cover!

From: cnelk
25-Mar-22
Awesome. Totally deserving

From: Treeline
25-Mar-22
Congratulations! Great picture for sure!

From: Bake
25-Mar-22
Congrats! Ron's a good guy and helpful even to those he doesn't know.

From: SBH
25-Mar-22
That's fantastic. Ron's a killer and always has positive things to add to the site. Well deserved.

From: Scoot
25-Mar-22
I've never met Ron but interacted with him via PM here.. He seems like a rock solid, good dude! Congrats to him! He's clearly one tough son of a gun.

From: drycreek
25-Mar-22
Congrats again Sir ! Aptly named !

From: tobywon
25-Mar-22
Awesome!! Well deserved!! Congrats Ron!!

25-Mar-22
I see they touched up his face a bit.

From: drycreek
25-Mar-22
Congrats again Sir ! Aptly named !

From: Kurt
25-Mar-22
Great cover shot Ron!

From: t-roy
25-Mar-22
Definitely well deserved……Congrats, Ron!

From: TODDY
25-Mar-22
Very nice photo! Congrats! TODDY

From: Brotsky
25-Mar-22
Congrats Ron! Very well deserved!!

From: sticksender
25-Mar-22
That looks real nice. One of the all-time great bowhunting field pics for sure.

From: T Mac
25-Mar-22
Great pic well done congrats Ron

From: BOHNTR
25-Mar-22
I’m betting some Fireball shots shortly thereafter! :). Great capture, Buddy.

From: Jaquomo
25-Mar-22
Fantastic photo, and the story of that hunt was outstanding too. Ron is a legend.

From: No Mercy
25-Mar-22
Congrats Ron-well deserved!

From: BOWUNTR
25-Mar-22
Great guy, great pic, great bull, congrats Ron. Ed F

From: Bowboy
25-Mar-22
That’s one of my favorite hunting pictures imo. Ron is an elk killing machine from my home state. Congrats!

25-Mar-22
Ron is such a solid guy and great hunter.

From: Mark Watkins
25-Mar-22
Huge congrats Ron!

Your smile says it all!!

Mark

From: Pat Lefemine
25-Mar-22
Great cover, great pic, great elk, and great guy! Congrats Ron!

From: Mad Trapper
25-Mar-22
Congrats!

From: bigeasygator
25-Mar-22
One of my favorite trophy photos of all time. Legend.

From: Scoot
25-Mar-22
Hang on... Roy, he likes fireball? OK, now I just love the dude!!!

From: Bou'bound
25-Mar-22
Classic

From: kota-man
25-Mar-22
The boss…

From: BOHNTR
25-Mar-22
Scoot:

I’m an eyewitness to how much he enjoyed fireball in KS deer camp a few years back! :)

25-Mar-22
I love it. I remember seeing the picture and thinking, jeez…

From: Willieboat
25-Mar-22
Congrats!

From: Rut Nut
25-Mar-22
Yep- one of my all time favorite pics too! I don;t know Ron, but his reputation is stellar. Good things happen to good people! ;-)

From: Chief 419
25-Mar-22
One of the most accomplished elk hunters ever. That's a hard earned distinction. True grit is often rewarded.

From: Bowfreak
25-Mar-22
Ron consistently gets it done and is a great guy. I've reached out to him on Bowsite and he was as welcoming of a guy as you could ever expect. He will continue to knock down great animals and will still be the same old approachable guy.

From: grossklw
25-Mar-22
Couldn't happen to a better guy, one of the best field photos you'll ever see.

25-Mar-22
That’s awesome. Congrats!!

From: bowhunt
25-Mar-22
Congratulations!

I remember seeing g that photo on here when he posted it. I start day dreaming of a great adventure each time I see it.

From: M.Pauls
25-Mar-22
So fortunate to have Ron around here. When I see a photo of Ron I think of a tough as nails, no foolin, bowhunting machine

Congrats Ron

From: Shug
25-Mar-22
Nice Ron!!

From: Grasshopper
25-Mar-22
Congrats Ron...Hope you find some fortune to go with that fame!

From: Heat
25-Mar-22
Congratulations Ron!

From: Medicinemann
25-Mar-22
Well done, Ron!

From: Wayjames
25-Mar-22
Shug..I’m dyin??

From: Rgiesey
25-Mar-22
Ron’s a badass. That’s what my Son said after Ron stayed in camp to help pack in case I shot a bull in the bad spot we were hunting. I won’t be able to repay him but I’ll enjoy trying. I did carry a hindquarters from this bull. Ron is a great guy too!

25-Mar-22
Deserving. I think many said this should be the cover. Well done, Ron. You’re a great dude.

From: c3
25-Mar-22
Awesome stuff Ron !!!

Cheers, Pete

From: TD
25-Mar-22
Congrats Ron! That's a dandy..... looks flippin' cold.....

Never met that I recall, but bet I will someday...... when I do a hearty handshake is due. The man's reputation precedes him..... Bowsite is a pretty cool place.....

From: Bowbender
25-Mar-22
What a badass pic!!

From: Hawkeye
25-Mar-22
Congratulations Ron! Well deserved buddy:) One of the best pictures I’ve ever seen.

26-Mar-22
Stud…

From: BULELK1
26-Mar-22
That is one of my all-time FAV pix ever.

Congrats Ron,

Robb

From: Jaeger63
26-Mar-22
Ron that is one awesome pic my friend! The old adage of " a picture is a worth a 1000 words" is epitomized by that photograph!!!!!

From: Ken Taylor
26-Mar-22
Everything about and in that picture is great - congratulations Ron!

From: Ron Niziolek
26-Mar-22
Thanks so much you guys, for the kind words and for the many friendships this site has created for me. This cover has been in the works for a year and a half. The Ethic features a different species each issue and American elk wasn’t scheduled until spring of 2022.

My friend Adam Miles is responsible for this killer photo. He’s not a Bowsite regular, but he and his wife, Mary are really good friends and Adam is one hell of an artist with a camera (or phone). This particular day was so wet and nasty that between each photo, Adam had to stick the phone down down his pants and dry it on his underwear. He’s always a perfectionist, the whole crew had to wait until he had just the right photo before he’d let anyone start breaking the bull down. It truly is one of the all-time best success photos I’ve ever seen, despite the old ugly dude in it.

I am a fortunate guy, to share camp with people like Adam and Mary, Adam’s dad Brad, Randy Giesey and his wife, Pam, their son, Luke and his girlfriend, Adrianne, their nephew Zach Cottrell, my wife, Carol and my own nephew Sam. Most of these people were there and put their naps aside and dived right in to help. I don’t believe I even got to use my knife. There were too many going for me to squeeze in. Randy refused me a hind quarter and the only thing I packed out was the head.

Had Charlie and Forest still been in camp, I know they’d have been there too. I am truly blessed with such quality friends and human beings. Thanks again to all of them, and again for all of your kind comments. Except Forest’s. He a dick! Haha. Actually Forest, that made me laugh my ass off!

26-Mar-22
Your a inspiration to us all Ron! Love ya buddy!

From: Inshart
27-Mar-22
After reading the article in Bugle I figured Ron (AKA - "tougher than woodpecker lips") must be one of those "down-to-earth / never-say quit / stand-up kind of guys" ----- now seeing all the comments --- I have absolutely no doubt. Great pic Ron.

Fireball - tried it once, couldn't catch my breath until well after my eyes quit watering.

27-Mar-22
One of the best pics ever! Congrats!!!

From: Scoot
27-Mar-22
Cmon Bob, fireball is standard cough medicine for us MN guys! Good and good for you!

From: TEmbry
28-Mar-22
Great cover. There aren’t a ton of people in this world I take their word essentially as my own, and based on their opinions Ron is as good as they come. T

From: elkmtngear
28-Mar-22
Epic photo, you are the real deal, Ron, and a class act!

From: Ron Niziolek
28-Mar-22
Dp

From: midwest
28-Mar-22
Freakin legend.

From: Bliz6
29-Mar-22
Awesome picture! Congratulations Ron!!

From: jordanathome
30-Mar-22
We are not worthy! Congrats and great pic and great bull Ron!!!! Thx for being you.

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