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Bucket list in the Bighorns
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Contributors to this thread:
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Treeline 03-Oct-23
JohnMC 03-Oct-23
molsonarcher 03-Oct-23
Charlie Rehor 03-Oct-23
HUNT MAN 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Medicinemann 03-Oct-23
Stoneman 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Zbone 03-Oct-23
HoytHntr4 03-Oct-23
t-roy 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Oryx35 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
ki-ke 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
Willieboat 03-Oct-23
BoggsBowhunts 03-Oct-23
Bowboy 03-Oct-23
DEMO-Bowhunter 03-Oct-23
Straight Shooter 03-Oct-23
tkjwonta 04-Oct-23
HoytHntr4 04-Oct-23
TMac 04-Oct-23
T-rex 04-Oct-23
TJS 04-Oct-23
Rgiesey 04-Oct-23
RK 04-Oct-23
goelk 04-Oct-23
BOWNBIRDHNTR 04-Oct-23
Scoot 04-Oct-23
Treeline 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
BOWNBIRDHNTR 04-Oct-23
VAMtns 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
jeck66 04-Oct-23
midwest 04-Oct-23
INDBowhunter2 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Chief 419 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
T-rex 04-Oct-23
midwest 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
midwest 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
No Mercy 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
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Bowboy 04-Oct-23
Treeline 04-Oct-23
Old School 04-Oct-23
HoytHntr4 04-Oct-23
deerhunter72 04-Oct-23
HUNT MAN 04-Oct-23
Straight Shooter 04-Oct-23
elkmtngear 04-Oct-23
BOWNBIRDHNTR 04-Oct-23
JohnMC 04-Oct-23
Shug 04-Oct-23
Bowfinatic 04-Oct-23
Rut Nut 04-Oct-23
TMac 04-Oct-23
Beav 04-Oct-23
Bowfreak 04-Oct-23
Rgiesey 04-Oct-23
Shug 04-Oct-23
grossklw 04-Oct-23
pav 04-Oct-23
Scoot 04-Oct-23
M.Pauls 04-Oct-23
Wirehair 04-Oct-23
JohnMC 04-Oct-23
sticksender 04-Oct-23
t-roy 04-Oct-23
Ned mobile 04-Oct-23
W 04-Oct-23
Ron Niziolek 04-Oct-23
Nick Muche 04-Oct-23
molsonarcher 04-Oct-23
BC 04-Oct-23
Charlie Rehor 04-Oct-23
bowhunt 04-Oct-23
Jason Stafford 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Willieboat 04-Oct-23
Stoneman 04-Oct-23
hdaman 04-Oct-23
Treeline 04-Oct-23
bowhunt 04-Oct-23
Ken 04-Oct-23
MA-PAdeerslayer 04-Oct-23
Jasper 04-Oct-23
BOWUNTR 04-Oct-23
cnelk 04-Oct-23
Native Okie 05-Oct-23
sitO 05-Oct-23
VAMtns 05-Oct-23
BULELK1 05-Oct-23
brettpsu 05-Oct-23
njbuck 05-Oct-23
iceman 05-Oct-23
Jeff Holchin 05-Oct-23
otcWill 05-Oct-23
SBH 05-Oct-23
Inshart 05-Oct-23
SteveB 05-Oct-23
Iowabowhunter 06-Oct-23
Jaquomo 06-Oct-23
ki-ke 07-Oct-23
Jaquomo 07-Oct-23
Mad Trapper 07-Oct-23
ki-ke 07-Oct-23
Paul@thefort 07-Oct-23
bowhunter24 07-Oct-23
Mad Trapper 07-Oct-23
tradi-doerr 08-Oct-23
IKE220 09-Oct-23
Matt 09-Oct-23
W8N4RUT 09-Oct-23
Rob in VT 12-Oct-23
Rob in VT 12-Oct-23
Rob in VT 12-Oct-23
Willieboat 12-Oct-23
WV Mountaineer 12-Oct-23
Bake 13-Oct-23
ND String Puller 13-Oct-23
JB 13-Oct-23
From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
After all these years I finally have a story to contribute that I think the Bowsite gang would enjoy. It’s gonna take me a couple days to get it told so please bear with me.

From: Treeline
03-Oct-23
Sounds awesome! Looking forward to it!

From: JohnMC
03-Oct-23
Couple of days as in the rest of the evening and tomorrow finishing up by 8:00? ;) J/K looking forward to it?

From: molsonarcher
03-Oct-23
Enough with the teasing. On with the story ;)

03-Oct-23
Me likes Bucket-lists.

From: HUNT MAN
03-Oct-23
This will be good.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
This all started 24 years ago when I started applying for moose in Wyoming. I never thought it would take this long but I guess good things come to those who are patient.

At the 2011 P&Y convention in Minnesota I happened to meet Jason Stafford, we ended up talking about hunting moose in Wyoming and blacktails here at home in Oregon. He wanted to kill a black tail, I wanted to kill a moose. We could use each other’s help and cross a couple bucket list deals off.

Jason came to Oregon in 2013 and we didn’t connect on a deer, close dam close but no dead deer. I was a tough week when he was here but, we still got after it and had a good time. We also came up with a strategy on drawing a moose tag in the future for me.

Now let’s cut through the BS and fast forward to 2023 since you have a little bit of the back story. When results became available I was shocked to find out after 24 years I had finally drawn a tag. First text was to Jason to let him know I had drawn, second text to Ron Nizolek to also let him know of my good fortune drawing out finally.

You gotta love it when a couple stone cold killers tell you this is gonna be epic !

From: Medicinemann
03-Oct-23
I have seen pictures....this is going to be WELL worth the wait....!

From: Stoneman
03-Oct-23
Talk about a loaded deck! This will be good.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
When I let Ron know I had drawn he sent me the contact of one of his friends that had helped in my unit on a moose hunt a couple years prior.

Some guy by the name of Randy Giesey…..yep this story has another bow site killer involved in it, go figure. I got ahold of Randy and he had helped out yes and he said the hunt was gonna be really good. His friend he had helped out killed a nice bull a couple years earlier. I ended up talking to Randy’s friend another bowsite guy by the name of Mike Turner. He shared pictures of his bull and a few others he had seen scouting for his hunt.

From: Zbone
03-Oct-23
Ooowww, "Bucket list in the Bighorns" sounds like a scene from Brokeback Mountain...8^)))

Sorry Willieboat, couldn't help myself, heard it was filmed there...8^) Am looking forward to your story...

From: HoytHntr4
03-Oct-23
Will be following along on this one. I’ve seen plenty of moose during my times spent in the bighorns. Having a tag would be special

From: t-roy
03-Oct-23
Been looking forward to this story!

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
When I drew I was all excited that I was gonna finally get to hunt moose in the rut and be able to call one of these bad boys in and run an arrow through him. So as I was getting ready to schedule vacation at work I reached out to Jason and asked him when I should show up. I was mentally figuring last 10 days of September and first 10 days of October to do this hunt.

Boy was I surprised when I was told you really have have to be here for the opener on the 1st of September.

What wait September 1st ….. dam there goes my idea of calling a bull in and shooting him.

From: Oryx35
03-Oct-23
I've spent a lot of time hunting the foothills of the Bighorns. Beautiful country! I'm also on a moose kick having just killed a cow in Colorado. I'm looking forward to the rest of this story!

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Yeah September 1st

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
As we got closer to the opener I started getting pics of potential targets that had been found.

This guy had potential.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
So did this one.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Another possibility

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
But there was a bull hanging out on the edge of my unit that happened to be one of the most photographed bulls in the Bighorns. I have a pic of him on the hoof but don’t have permission to use it so you might get to see him dead.

As we got closer to the 1st of September the text messages were awesome. Plenty of bulls to go look at but the photogenic bull probably was gonna stay put in his swamp and not cross the road into the unit my permit was for.

From: ki-ke
03-Oct-23
Doooooodddddd!

Dialed in and hoping for an early update…

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
So I got off work on the morning of August 29th and pointed the truck East for Wyoming. Stopped and picked up my hunting partners son Cooper to help with the driving since I had just pulled an all nighter at work, and the kid was begging to tag along. How could I say no.

We ended up making it to Bozeman Mt and stayed with a friend there for the night.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23
Up early the next day and headed to Cody Wyoming ! Got to Cody rounded up some last minute stuff and waited for Jason to get done with work for the day. Once he was done we headed for the hills.

From: Willieboat
03-Oct-23

Willieboat's embedded Photo
Willieboat's embedded Photo
Remember the most photographed moose in the Bighorns? I got a pic I can use and not piss off some pro photographers.

Gonna stop here for the evening since I’m 4 beers deep and the Mrs is giving me the eye.

03-Oct-23
4 beers deep? You’re only one beer away from the perfect story-telling buzz! Can’t stop now!

From: Bowboy
03-Oct-23
Keep it coming this is going to a great post!

03-Oct-23
It wasn't the Bighorns for moose, but Ron helped me for moose and elk!!

03-Oct-23
Who would you rather “get the eye” from, your wife or the entire Bowsite community? No need to answer I’ll check tomorrow for updates.

From: tkjwonta
04-Oct-23
Awesome start to the story, can't wait to hear the rest!

From: HoytHntr4
04-Oct-23
Up this morning having my coffee, patiently waiting for Willieboat to continue this story….

From: TMac
04-Oct-23
Bring it….

From: T-rex
04-Oct-23
Oh Man... Awesome start, and obvious congrats!

From: TJS
04-Oct-23
I'm listening.

From: Rgiesey
04-Oct-23
I guess I’ll go to work and take a break when Mike starts typing again.

From: RK
04-Oct-23
So far three of the greatest vices....hunting ,liquor and women. Keep it coming

From: goelk
04-Oct-23
FarOut!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
04-Oct-23
It's tomorrow now! I'll be checking back often today!!

From: Scoot
04-Oct-23
Oh sweet! Looking forward to this!

From: Treeline
04-Oct-23
Dang sure got me on the edge of my seat! Shaping up to be a great one!

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
All right I’m back for a little bit. I need to back up here and tell you a little bit about the photogenic bull. He had spent all summer in the bordering unit about a half mile from my unit. We were all hoping that maybe he would get tired of the swamp he was living in and leave it.

I got the text a couple weeks before season that it was highly doubtful he was going to leave his favorite swamp. So there were lots of back up bulls to look at, and a couple of them were very interesting.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
As we were getting camp set up a fellow from the neighboring camp came over to visit. He had a moose tag also, for the unit that the photogenic bull was living in and he was hopeful he would be able to kill him opening day as he had been watching him most of the summer.

After a quick visit with the neighbors we took off to look at some bulls. The cool thing was we saw all kinds of things. Moose ,deer, and elk in some of the most beautiful country I have spent time in.

We had one more day to scout before season opened and it was going to be a real doozy.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Up early and off to go find a bull to hunt on opening day. We went out towards the west side of the unit to look around and see what we could turn up. Once again lots of game to look at but not quite what we were looking for. As the morning was slipping away Jason said let’s go take a look one last time at the photogenic bull and see if he is still in his swamp. So off we went.

Once we got to the bulls home swamp he wasn’t there !!! This is we’re things get interesting.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Just past the swamp was a road that divided the two units. We turned up it to have a look around. A little ways up the road Jason spots a cow and a calf up a side draw in a willow patch feeding and they seemed to be by themselves. Which wasn’t to surprising because it was still a ways from the rut. So we continued on up the road looking around and not finding much. By then it was getting kinda late in the morning and breakfast back at camp was sounding pretty good. So we got turned around and headed back to camp.

As we neared where the cow and calf were on our way up the road we were about to get one hell of a shock. There was the photogenic bull following the cow and calf out of the unit he had spent all summer in into the unit my tag was for !!!! We watched him as he followed the other two moose up into the timber. Hot dam hopefully he would stay on that side of the road and give us a chance.

The neighboring camp tag holder was also watching this all go down and was super cool about it. As in they didn’t try haze the bull back into their unit or so other stupid shenanigans.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Back at camp we had breakfast and started talking about going back in the evening to see if the bull had stayed on our side of the road or had headed back to his favorite swamp.

All this time I wasn’t feeling red hot. I am kinda prone to migraines and was coming down with one. Day before my hunt and this was happening, sometimes I’m down a couple days when this happens. I didn’t tell anyone that because of all the effort they had put into this and I didn’t want to be a disappointment. I went and got some sleep hoping this would help.

While I was sleeping Ron showed up in camp and also Jason’s dad Stan had made it from North Dakota as he had a deer tag also.

Late in the afternoon I was feeling better and off we went to go try and find the bull again. Thankfully he was still in the right unit bedded down chilling out. Dam maybe this really was going to happen.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Up early the next morning and the whole gang was rearing to go. Off we went to where the bull was the evening before. Hoping that no other tag holders had seen the bull the day before.

As it was cracking daylight Jason glassed up a cow and calf right where the bull was the evening before, he had to be there but we couldn’t turn him up. A couple more cows were turned up but still no bull. As all this was going on the neighboring camp tag holder showed up below us and could be seen looking into the unit my tag was for. After awhile they left….could it be we had went past the bull in the dark ?

The decision was made we had better go check it out and I’m dam glad we did.

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
04-Oct-23
Damn, this is what makes Bowsite fun!

From: VAMtns
04-Oct-23
Awesome , I cant believe you didnt bail out on him as soon as you saw him , but you must have had a reason other then breakfast !

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Didn’t bail out on him because season didn’t open until the next day.

From: jeck66
04-Oct-23
VAMtns... he didn't go after him that morning because he was scouting and it was the day before his season opened!

From: midwest
04-Oct-23
Riveted!

04-Oct-23
Great thread, I’ve seen pics of the bull. Hearing the story makes it better. Can’t wait for the finale.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Once we got down to where the neighbors had been glassing from there stood Mr Photogenic and he had a smaller bull with him in the willow flat feeding away without a care in the world. Little did he know the grim reaper was coming for him.

I grabbed my bow and range finder and proceeded into the willows to try and get close enough for a shot. This is where it gets interesting I have never stalked a moose and didn’t know how sneaky I needed to be? Is he as spooky as an elk or deer ? I was about to find out.

Pretty soon I found myself 47 yards from the bull and he was still munching down on willow shoots. I set my sight to the exact distance and promptly melted down and shot an inch over back…..OH SHIT !!!!

I figured he would take off for parts unknown but he wondered what hummingbird and just buzzed him and went back to feeding thankfully.

I decided to get closer so I slowly slid in a little closer and ranged him again at 37 yards. Set my sight and drew back and told myself bare down and pull through the shot, don’t hammer the crap out of the release. The shot broke and hit the back edge of his shoulder didn’t penetrate quite like I had hoped but was having an effect on him right away.The bull spun in a couple circles and I was ready with another arrow and as soon as he stopped that shot was on the way and was pure money, blew right through him like he wasn’t even there. He trotted a few yards and stopped the effects of 2 arrows was taking its toll on him, but if he was going to stand there I decided I might as well get my money’s worth and put another shot through him.

He made it about 30 yards and piled up…… from the first hit to him being down was maybe 30 seconds elapsed.

I was kinda in shock …..24 years and it was all over with 45 minutes into opening day!

The guys got to watch the whole thing go down and quickly showed up to offer congrats and start breaking down this incredible creature.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
And if you have made this far here are some pics to go with the story

From: Chief 419
04-Oct-23
Great story telling. I’m roped into this one. Type faster.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo

From: T-rex
04-Oct-23
WOW - Congrats!!

From: midwest
04-Oct-23
Congrats again, Michael! You need to share more stories!

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Friends for life ! Thank you Jason!

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Breaking the bull down

From: midwest
04-Oct-23
Might need to take him blacktail hunting again. ;-)

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
The bugs were bad !

From: No Mercy
04-Oct-23
WOW! An incredible bull with some incredible company! Congrats sir!

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Jason’s dad Stan directing traffic

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Oh yeah Jason will be here in November for another go at a blacktail.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Remember me saying I stopped to pick up my hunting buddies son to help with the drive?

He ended up packing the whole dam moose out…thank you Cooper.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Cool colors in the velvet

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

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Willieboat's embedded Photo
Other side

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Again I want to thank Jason,Ron,Randy ,Cooper and Stan for all the along the way. You all made this one hell of an adventure a real Bucket List deal!

I hope a few others enjoy the drivel I just wrote as this is my first attempt at something like this on Bowsite.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Oh and since I’m kinda into this part of the equation I used a 70 pound Mathew’s phase 4 33. 70 pounds 445 grain arrow first hit was a Sevr 1.5 second 2 hits Iron Will V-100

From: Bowboy
04-Oct-23
Congrats Michael what a bull! Are you leaving the velvet on the horns?

PS You need to take Jason on another Blacktail deer hunt in Oregon.

From: Treeline
04-Oct-23
That was weird! Copied what I had typed in several hours beforehand!

What an amazing experience and stud of a bull! Congratulations!

From: Old School
04-Oct-23
Glad you finally drew the tag and got to experience that bucket list hunt!

Congrats Michael!

From: HoytHntr4
04-Oct-23
Congrats on an awesome bull! Great write up. He’s pretty dang photogenic on the ground too I would say. Love the colors in that velvet

From: deerhunter72
04-Oct-23
Wow! Makes it sound easy, but I know it can't be. To wait that long for the tag is incredible. Congratulations, enjoy your success!

From: HUNT MAN
04-Oct-23
My hero does it again. Congrats again my friend !!!!

04-Oct-23
Wow good bull, still carries the velvet very cool.

From: elkmtngear
04-Oct-23
What a beautiful Trophy!

Big Congrats, Willieboat!

From: BOWNBIRDHNTR
04-Oct-23
This has been so worth coming back to throughout the day! Congrats!!!

From: JohnMC
04-Oct-23
Congrats awesome bull!

From: Shug
04-Oct-23
Congratulations… great write up…

04-Oct-23
Congrats on an beautiful animal! Thanks for taking us along Did the other unit hunter get to check him out after you killed him?

From: Rut Nut
04-Oct-23
That's really COOL! ;-) Never seen a moose in velvet! Neat coloration...................... CONGRATS Michael!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From: TMac
04-Oct-23
Congrats on a great bull Willieboat!

From: Beav
04-Oct-23
Congratulations and thanks for giving us the recap, it was incredible!!

From: Bowfreak
04-Oct-23
"After all these years I finally have a story to contribute that I think the Bowsite gang would enjoy."

I'm pretty sure you could come close to filling up the main page with your exploits.

Awesome job on an amazing animal. You said it best when you said "Little did he know the grim reaper was coming for him."

From: Rgiesey
04-Oct-23
Looking at Mike in camp he didn’t seem very old. My math with 59 elk puts him at around 103. Must be good at it.

From: Shug
04-Oct-23
Congratulations… great write up…

From: grossklw
04-Oct-23
Great read, congrats on the bull!

From: pav
04-Oct-23
Awesome Shiras for sure! Congrats on your bucket list archery bull! Opening day definitely turned out to be the right call. Jason knows his stuff!

From: Scoot
04-Oct-23
Outstanding stuff right there! Many congrats and it seems to me that it was well worth the wait!

From: M.Pauls
04-Oct-23
Totally fantastic! Congrats

From: Wirehair
04-Oct-23
Awesome Bull Halford! Congrats brotha!

From: JohnMC
04-Oct-23
Does anyone know if the white in his velvet is something he has had all summer or is that part drying out because he is close to shedding velvet?

From: sticksender
04-Oct-23
Great looking bull, congrats on your success. Nice to have a little volunteer help for afterwards too.

JohnMC, I know my velvet BC bull from August a few years ago, the velvet looked striped just like that.

From: t-roy
04-Oct-23
Wow! Congrats on a great bull, Michael! That 24 yr wait paid off in a big way, and got to share the hunt with some great company, to boot!

Also….you should share more of your “drivel” with us. That first dose was pretty good!

04-Oct-23
Congrats!!

From: W
04-Oct-23
Awesome. Congrats

From: Ron Niziolek
04-Oct-23
Great post Michael. I think you should do more of these about your elk exploits!

I was glad to finally meet up with you, share camp, beers and stories. Also we were all glad you brought Cooper for packing it too the truck!!

From: Nick Muche
04-Oct-23
That’s awesome! Congrats!

From: molsonarcher
04-Oct-23
Aww he!! yeah. Congrats!

From: BC
04-Oct-23
Awesome hunt, awesome bull. Good going willie.

04-Oct-23
Love the handle. Nothing like Bowsite buds to make it all come together. Congrats

From: bowhunt
04-Oct-23
Awesome

Congratulations, and thanks for sharing!

04-Oct-23
Damn, no Coors Light pics. Congratulations again, what a great time. The bull’s velvet was striped all summer. It is pretty common here.

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23
Guys thanks for all the kind words and compliments.

Really cool to finally have a story to tell that everyone appreciates.

Hopefully Jason gets a blacktail when he is here in November I believe if he does it will be the deer he needs for his deer slam. I believe it will be accomplished here’s to November the second half of this story.

Thanks again my Bowsite family cheers !

From: Willieboat
04-Oct-23

Willieboat's embedded Photo
Willieboat's embedded Photo
This hunt was sponsored by Coors Light and Matt Palmquist at whitetail properties;)

From: Stoneman
04-Oct-23
Congratulations on a great bull and having it all come together so smoothly. Thanks for sharing story and photos.

From: hdaman
04-Oct-23
One heck of a story! Congratulations on fulfilling a dream and sharing the experience with friends!

From: Treeline
04-Oct-23
Looking forward to Jason finishing off his NA deer slam this fall with you! Hopefully he gets one that tops mine!

From: bowhunt
04-Oct-23
Can’t wait to hear about part two.

I have a feeling the blacktails are in trouble!

From: Ken
04-Oct-23
Great opening day bull!

04-Oct-23
Awesome story! Great bull!

From: Jasper
04-Oct-23
Great story! Thanks for sharing and congratulations!!!!

From: BOWUNTR
04-Oct-23
Outstanding... congratulations. Ed F

From: cnelk
04-Oct-23
Tremendous! Congrats Willieboat

From: Native Okie
05-Oct-23
Thanks for sharing! As others have said, please share more!

From: sitO
05-Oct-23
Yessir! Great Bull and write up, but Palmquist drinks skinny's!

From: VAMtns
05-Oct-23
Congrats , Thanks for the story

From: BULELK1
05-Oct-23
Holy-Molly---->

What a dandy.

Congrats,

Robb

From: brettpsu
05-Oct-23
Great story! Congrats

From: njbuck
05-Oct-23
Awesome bull and great write up, thank you for sharing

From: iceman
05-Oct-23
Awesome! Congratulations

From: Jeff Holchin
05-Oct-23
Great bull!

From: otcWill
05-Oct-23
Great stuff Michael! Thanks for sharing and congrats.

From: SBH
05-Oct-23
Can't imagine a 24 years and finally getting to go. Unreal. Looks like you made good on it and with good company. That's what it's all about. Congrats.

From: Inshart
05-Oct-23
Nice, that most definitely was a great story to tell. Wow, 24 years to draw that tag .... yes "patience" is a virtue, and well deserved at that!

From: SteveB
05-Oct-23
So awesome! Thanks for sharing this with us. Congratulations!!

06-Oct-23
Fantastic, congrats!

From: Jaquomo
06-Oct-23
Great job with the story, and excellent bull. Never a doubt. Then you go kill...something like your 50th six point bull with a bow......a bull of a lifetime for most bowhunters. Ho hum. Amazing bowhunter you are, my friend! Thanks for the excellent story.

From: ki-ke
07-Oct-23
Big Congrats and thanks for taking us along. Can’t imagine what that must have been like after waiting that long for the tag….major league conversion! Quite the camp company you had as well!

From: Jaquomo
07-Oct-23
^^^ yes, All Stars of Wyoming bowhunting. Like starting a wing in the BOW Hall of Fame. I'd have paid to tag along.

From: Mad Trapper
07-Oct-23
Outstanding!!! Congrats!

07-Oct-23
Congrats on a beautiful bull.

From: ki-ke
07-Oct-23
Big Congrats and thanks for taking us along. Can’t imagine what that must have been like after waiting that long for the tag….major league conversion! Quite the camp company you had as well!

From: Paul@thefort
07-Oct-23
"I was kinda in shock …..24 years and it was all over with 45 minutes into opening day!"

Does not seem fair that the hunt was over so quickly. Hardly worth the wait one might surmise but the end result was fantastic. A little help from your friends made it more special. Regardless of the 24 year wait, this hunt will last you a life time. Well done. My best, Paul

From: bowhunter24
07-Oct-23
Thank you for taking us along, what a blast it must have been!

From: Mad Trapper
07-Oct-23
Outstanding!!! Congrats!

From: tradi-doerr
08-Oct-23
Great story! and a great bull to end a life long wait!

From: IKE220
09-Oct-23
Great story, Great bull, Congrats!

From: Matt
09-Oct-23
Congratulations on a great bull.

From: W8N4RUT
09-Oct-23
Fantastic. Congrats on a great hunt!

Scott

From: Rob in VT
12-Oct-23

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Willie, congratulations on a great bull. I took this pic August 5th and it looks very similar to your bull.

From: Rob in VT
12-Oct-23

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From: Rob in VT
12-Oct-23

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From: Willieboat
12-Oct-23
Thanks for sharing

12-Oct-23
Awesome stuff!!

From: Bake
13-Oct-23
Awesome bull! Congrats!

13-Oct-23
Congrats man, thanks for sharing it!

From: JB
13-Oct-23
Awesome bull and even better storytelling! Thank you for taking us along!!

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