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Randy Giesey, Persistence, Wyoming Bull
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Ron Niziolek 20-Sep-23
Ron Niziolek 20-Sep-23
Ron Niziolek 20-Sep-23
Ron Niziolek 20-Sep-23
Ron Niziolek 20-Sep-23
NM highcountry 20-Sep-23
WV Mountaineer 20-Sep-23
SteveB 20-Sep-23
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hdaman 20-Sep-23
t-roy 20-Sep-23
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midwest 21-Sep-23
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Inshart 21-Sep-23
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From: Ron Niziolek
20-Sep-23

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One happy bowhunter
Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo
One happy bowhunter
My buddy, Randy Giesey has been a successful elk hunter for years, but a 300 class bull has been a dream of his for a long time. He’s called big bulls for friends and family but his personal goal has eluded him. Until yesterday.

At 7 yesterday morning, Randy arrowed a monster Wyoming bull at 20 yards. I was there for the fun as was friend, Tom Vanash.

After a short celebration, the work began. When the bull was broken down, whatever we couldn’t carry out the 2.5 miles and 1500 feet, we packed a couple hundred yards from the carcass for a return trip.

Once at camp, none of us was looking forward to the final trip hauling two hinds and a front, but the young guys at camp were busy packing another bull from a worse place, so it was up to us.

Thankfully when we were about half way out with those heavy packs, the young guys came up the trail to help. They’d seen the rack at camp and Randy’s son, Luke was actually jogging up the trail. He knew how much that bull meant to his dad and watching those two tough guys hugging on the mountain while Randy still had a hind quarter on was beyond priceless. I think we were all choked up.

Randy is still up on the mountain trying to help his wife, Pam and his buddy, Tom, shoot bulls. I’m going back myself soon, but while down, wanted to share Randy’s dream and accomplishment with everyone.

Congrats to all the successful elk hunters and good luck to those still out there! Ron

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Sep-23

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Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo
Randy’s bull gross scores 382”

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Sep-23

Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo
Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Sep-23

Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo
Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo

From: Ron Niziolek
20-Sep-23

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Ron Niziolek's embedded Photo

20-Sep-23
Great bull !!

20-Sep-23
God is good. Congrats to you all.

From: SteveB
20-Sep-23
Whoa….what a hoss. Congrats and well deserved. Thanks for sharing this Ron!

From: Quinn @work
20-Sep-23
Wow, what a hog! That's awesome he finally got "his" bull!

From: LBshooter
20-Sep-23
Beautiful bull, congrats!

From: JohnMC
20-Sep-23
Good golly what a bull! Congrats to Randy!

From: hdaman
20-Sep-23
That's a dandy bull! Thanks for sharing!

From: t-roy
20-Sep-23
Congrats on an awesome bull, Randy! Well deserved!

From: Zbone
20-Sep-23
WOW!!! CONGRATS!!!

From: Paul@thefort
20-Sep-23
Fun x10. Nicely done.

From: c3
20-Sep-23
just a big smile for all of that !!!!

congrats, pete

From: Treeline
20-Sep-23
That is so awesome! Thanks for the update, Ron!!! Way to go buddy! Spectacular! Elk of a Lifetime!

From: Ken
20-Sep-23
Congratulations to you and your buddy. Great bull.

From: tobywon
20-Sep-23
Congratulations all around with an awesome bull!!

From: sitO
21-Sep-23
This is great!

From: bowonly
21-Sep-23
A very fine bull for a very fine man. Sweet success!

From: bowonly
21-Sep-23
A very fine bull for a very fine man. Sweet success!

From: Medicinemann
21-Sep-23
Outstanding! Is that his wife holding a 6X7?!!

From: pav
21-Sep-23
Awesome bull Randy! Congrats on breaking that 300" mark...AND THEN SOME!

From: VAMtns
21-Sep-23
Awesome , Great family and friends and bull

From: BULELK1
21-Sep-23
What a dandy Bull---->

Congrats to all involved,

Robb

From: midwest
21-Sep-23
Holy crap....giant! I'd say that was worth the wait. Congrats to Randy and thanks for sharing, Ron!

From: molsonarcher
21-Sep-23
Wow! Congrats! Fantastic elk

From: JW
21-Sep-23
Awesome bull Randy! Congrats!

21-Sep-23
What a stud. Congrats Randy!

21-Sep-23
Wow, a bonified stud-slob-monster! Congrats!

21-Sep-23
Congrats to the whole group. he finally got his dream bull

From: Supernaut
21-Sep-23
Outstanding all the way around!

Congrats to Randy on a real dandy!

From: Murph
21-Sep-23
Very cool , congrats to Randy, my admiration for him to still be going hard and getting it done, thanks for sharing !!

From: Inshart
21-Sep-23
Agree with everyone else - wow, nice bull.

21-Sep-23
Between Steves BooksCliffs hunt. and this hunt. The old guys are getting it done on mature bulls :>))))

From: Lee
21-Sep-23
Awesome!!

21-Sep-23
Wow, way to go Randy!! A monster and a dream fulfilled! Laugh and enjoy!

From: njbuck
21-Sep-23
Great bull, congrats!!!

From: elkmtngear
21-Sep-23
Big Congrats to Randy, beautiful bull !

From: KHNC
21-Sep-23
Damn nice bull!

From: hoytshooter1
21-Sep-23
CONGRATS RANDY!!!!

From: Ron Niziolek
21-Sep-23
Jake, that is his wife and yes that’s his bull. The 7th on the left is twisted and hard to see in the other photos

From: Beav
21-Sep-23
Wow what a bull! Thanks for sharing this Ron and congrats to your buddy!

From: Kurt
21-Sep-23
More than well deserved Randy!!! Congrats again! Many, many discussions about a 300 bull...and to have a monster in hand is so cool for you!!!! What a way to cap off being named the Bowhunter of the Year, Wyoming Bowhunters last spring!!! Kurt

From: Nick Muche
21-Sep-23
Very nice Randy!! Congrats!

From: buckeye
21-Sep-23
Tremendous bull! Hell yea!

From: Ambush
21-Sep-23
Holy Smokes, what a way to exceed the bar!! Congratulations on an amazing bull and a big goal achieved!

From: backpacker
21-Sep-23
"...but a 300 class bull has been a dream of his for a long time." I'm thinking he bypassed a couple classes within 300 class with that bull, haha. Congrats to the hunter and all involved.

21-Sep-23
Beautiful, congratulations!!!!

From: Bowfreak
21-Sep-23
What a giant! Congrats Randy.

From: KSBOW
21-Sep-23
To me this is what hunting is all about those best hunting partners become more like family. Congrats on great bull!!

From: No Mercy
21-Sep-23
That's so awesome!! Congrats to all involved!

21-Sep-23
Ole guys rock. Enjoy…

From: Jordan
21-Sep-23
Thanks for sharing this Ron!

From: RonS
21-Sep-23
Awesome bull and great story. Congrats!

From: TMac
21-Sep-23
The old bulls gettin it done congrats!

From: oilcan
21-Sep-23
Great Bull congrats

From: drycreek
21-Sep-23
What a whopper ! Goes to show you that persistence is truly a hunter’s friend. Congrats all around, I’m sure it was as much fun for the “helpers” as it was for the shooter.

21-Sep-23
Amazing Bull… sounds like very well deserved too! Congrats to Randy and thanks for sharing it Ron! Elk are awesome, they kick our ass most times but leave us begging for more.

From: Glunt@work
21-Sep-23
Congrats, wow

From: Helgermite
21-Sep-23
Great bull! Congratulations!

From: Brotsky
21-Sep-23
That's fantastic Ron! What an awesome bull and an even better story! Congrats to Randy!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
21-Sep-23
Fantastic X3....Family, Friends and Bull!

From: deerhunter72
21-Sep-23
Great stuff! Congratulations to all

From: goelk
21-Sep-23
congrats a great bull of a lifetime.

From: maxracx
21-Sep-23
What an awesome bull!!! Congrats.

From: Shrewski
21-Sep-23
Awesome. Fitting for the reigning “BOWhunter of the Year”. Congratulations!

From: hobbes
21-Sep-23
That's awesome.

From: Chief 419
21-Sep-23
Congrats Randy! Bull of a lifetime, until the next one.

From: TreeWalker
21-Sep-23
Nicely done. Wyoming has some great bulls.

Safety is no accident and is a relief to know there will soon be fewer non-residents stumbling into Wyoming wilderness zones where death is all but a certainty if you don't carry a Wyoming driver's license in your wallet.

From: jeck66
21-Sep-23
Awesome bull and awesome to have the family there to celebrate the success!!! Congratulations!

From: 808bowhunter
22-Sep-23
Unreal! Way to break the 300” mark!

From: KB
22-Sep-23
Congrats Randy! You deserve it! Ron’s description of Luke jogging in and the pic almost got me, haha. Pretty special!

From: HUNT MAN
22-Sep-23
Way to go Randy and crew!!

From: butcherboy
22-Sep-23
Awesome bull! Here I sit at a wallow on day 8 of a 10 day hunt with my right foot dead asleep! Lol

From: BOHNTR
22-Sep-23
Way to go, Randy and Ron!

From: Whocares
22-Sep-23
Great hunt!! Congrats!

From: BOHNTR
22-Sep-23
Way to go, Randy and Ron!

From: darktimber
22-Sep-23
Well…that was certainly worth the wait! Huge congratulations!

From: badbull
22-Sep-23
Great bull and thread. Congratulations and thank you Ron for sharing.

From: Old School
22-Sep-23
Congrats Randy and Ron. Thanks for sharing. Great to see that look of joy, satisfaction and accomplishment on those faces in the pictures.

23-Sep-23
Congrats to Randy.

From: Tracker
23-Sep-23
Love it when I see the older guys and gals out there getting it done!

From: TEmbry
24-Sep-23
Randy seems to be such a genuine and good person, couldn’t be happier for him!

From: DGW
24-Sep-23
Congratulations Randy !! Great bull and shared by your family and friends ..

From: ki-ke
24-Sep-23
Congrats on an incredible bull as well as a great background story. Happy to see all that…Thanks for sharing Ron!

26-Sep-23
Yeah I used to think Randy was a great guy too until he took my huge bag of sour patch kids, ran off to the mountain and killed a giant bull. At least he was kind enough to Inreach me as soon as the bull hit the ground. In all seriousness Randy is one of the most humble bowhunters you’ll ever meet and yes he loves sour patch kids. Congrats again Randy, you earned him!!

From: Shug
26-Sep-23
Wow!! Beautiful bull

From: SBH
26-Sep-23
Awesome post. WHAT A BULL!! Huge congrats, well done and earned.

From: Dennis Razza
27-Sep-23
Happy to see this thread. Congratulations on your dream bull Randy!! !

From: BwanaND
27-Sep-23
Congratulations to the hunter on the bull of a lifetime!

From: Scoot
27-Sep-23
Great bull and even better story/pics!

From: craig
27-Sep-23
Awesome

From: INbowdude
27-Sep-23
Great pics, story, and bull! Good on ya!

From: Willieboat
29-Sep-23
Congrats Randy hell of a bull

From: In2dmtns
29-Sep-23
What a way to smash the 300 mark. Congratulations.

From: Rgiesey
29-Sep-23
Thanks Ron! I never had that bull in my dreams. Ron wanted me to get a big one which is a good start. One evening Ron was calling and Tom and I were set up to intercept. A bull came over a ridge a quarter mile out. He looked real wide but maybe not super long points. Good enough. When he got into range but hidden by some cover I thought I heard whispering while I was trying to get an arrow into him. It was Ron saying he’s too small we’ll go get a bigger one. I listened. A lot of times Ron has already killed a big bull when I get to camp but on the rare occasion he’s still got a tag he’s still tried to get me opportunities. I believe I missed this same bull a year earlier. Ron watched. I’m a lucky guy! Thanks for all the kind comments guys!

From: Rgiesey
29-Sep-23
As Jason knows I took a young guy hunting in early September. His dad had coached my sons at wrestling and Hunter was 8 when I moved to Wyoming. Judging by the pictures Hunter was possessed with bowhunting. He got to hunt with famous bow hunters and thought it was the best. Thanks Jason,Ron, and Michael Park. Hunter was a really good wrestler and now was very disciplined in his diet. No dyes or soda. After Jason’s sour patch kids and my Mountain Dew I think he may be ok.

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