Scott Hartenstine from Russell PA setup his hunt, along with
his hunting buddy Dave, two years ago. However, Scott was
diagnosed with cancer before the hunt that fall. It took
Scott an extra year (and a battle with cancer that he has
won) before he could make the trip out.
Scott worked hard
to get his body back in shape to be able to have the type of
hunt he was expecting. Scott and Dave hunted a couple of
days hearing some bulls in the
distance but none of the bulls wanted to play. so we headed
up to one of our spike camps to see if there were any bulls
up there to go after.
first evening we spotted some bulls, so the plan was to be
in that area come daylight. It took a little hiking but
shortly after daylight we were in the area where we had seen
the elk the night before. It wasnít long before we saw a
bull above us it was looking for us as we had been calling
trying to locate them.
This bull came
right down to us with in 30 yards. Dave was at full draw,
however the bull did not present a good shot. The bull
knew something was up and vacated. As the bull walked away
we could hear a bull bugle from the direction that this
first bull had come from, so we headed that way. We could
hear more bugling as we got closer.
and Dave were set up on a little ridge with a bull right
below them. It didnít take long and Scott could see the bull
working its way up to him. As the bull worked its way up
around a little rock Scott was ready to make the shot. At
10yds the bull was broad side and Scott let the bull have
it. It was a perfect shot and we watched the bull go down.
Scott was one happy hunter and he got a really nice bull. It
is an exciting hunt to
kill a bull with a bow and Iím sure Scott and Dave wonít
forget this day.
Scott Vasey showed up
With expectations to get in tosome good bugling bull action,
and maybe get a bull with his bow. Scott's brother Jake was
his hunting partner, and their guide Bob would be doing the
calling and guiding.
took a couple of days of hunting in and around bulls that
were bugling and rutting before Scott had a bull standing 20
yards from him. That morning they had hiked out a ridge
trail calling, and listening for a bull to answer the
challenge. With a spectacular view of the cabinet mountains
wilderness in the back ground they spotted three bulls
down in a canyon that had some nice meadows for very good
set up spots.
put together a plan to drop down off the ridge and set up on
the edge of one of the
meadows, and call the bulls over to them. It only took a few
calls and they could tell the bulls were working their way
towards them. Within a matter of minutes the bulls were in
the same meadow coming right in to position for a shot.
Scott and Jake were at full draw when the bulls stopped at
20 yards for a good broad side shot. Scott mentioned
later that he was shaking quite badly from the excitement,
but he figured he could get it done.
arrow flew straight and when the arrow hit the bulls bolted
out of the meadow. They give it about an hour before they
started to follow the blood trail. The bull did not go to
far before it expired and the guys found the bull. There was
a lot of adrenalin
flowing and the guys were all very happy. Scott had his
first bull with a bow and his brother Jake was right there
with an opportunity also.
hunted the rest of the week getting to experience a lot
bugling action, but didn't quite get a bull in the right
position for a shot. Hunting bugling bulls here is very
exciting and these guys got the hole experience.
any time soon.