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Bob Stallman's Utah Elk Hunt 2009

Bob with Elk 7X8
392 3/8 SCI
Bob with Elk 7X8

Bob with Elk 7X8
392 3/8 SCI
Bob with Elk 7X8


































































  Bob Stallman's Utah Elk Hunt
   
Bob's 1st Elk
 
My wife, Debbie, has been after me for years to get a nice Elk for the wall. This year, while in Reno, at the SCI National Convention, we were on the lookout for a guided Trophy Elk hunt. We found one with Broadmouth Canyon Ranch, in Utah. Owned by Rulond Jones, retired Denver Bronco football player.
 
I booked the hunt for the 1st week of October, this year.
 
When I arrived it was 89 degrees. The next morning, the first day of my hunt, it had snowed that night and the temp had dropped to 34 degrees. That was a good thing for any hunter.
 
I was scheduled for a knee replacement the following week when I returned home. So I made the decision to hike, in the snow, to an elevation of 9,000ft. took 2 hrs to get up the mtn. and a bit more to get down as I had slipped in the snow, on the hill and decided best to get down on some flatter land to the ATV. It was a good decision as an hour later we found a bunch of cows with a huge herd bull. The bull I harvested was not the heard bull. About 500 yards, just to the right of the heard, my guide Dalton Jones, Rulonds son, had spotted the bull for me. We made a stock, he never saw us coming. Got to 140 yards and made a good 1 shot quartering away. We were all excited and Debbie will now have her Elk on the wall.
 
I made new friends, like we all do in the hunting camps we go to. One new friend from Illinois harvested a none Trophy 5 by 5 with a pistol. He then asked me if I wanted the meat from his Elk, as I had driven my truck and had no problem taking it home. It was a yes from me and it has been fun sharing all the Elk meat with our friends. Drove 14 hrs straight thru on I-84 a few days later.
 
The following week I had the knee replaced and am doing well. Will be ready to start hunting in 2010. My wife and I already have a Mule Deer, a Moose hunt and a Whitetail hunt scheduled for 2010. Will be going to the Convention in Reno again in Feb and who knows what hunts we may come away with.
 
   
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