Reed Jacklin's Big Bull on Beaver Mountain
We ended up moving spots and split up since we had many cousins and uncles with us helping my dad to glass and spot bulls. We found a nice bull one morning who was definitely the bull of the mountain. He had 26 cows with him and was just what my dad wanted - A straight six point with good mass that would score around 350. That evening we set out to make a play on this bull. My cousins and I got up to a glassing point on the ridge where we could see where these elk had been feeding. The stage was set. My dad and uncle headed down the ridge to get to a point where he could get a shot. Around 5:00 p.m. we spotted the herd of elk we had seen earlier that morning and were ecstatic to see this big bull again still protecting his harem. We hoped my dad and uncle were at a place where they could see him too. After about 30-45 minutes of watching these elk feed we heard a loud rifle shot that echoed through the canyon. We happened to be filming the scene through our spotting scopes with Phone Skopes and saw the big bull go down after the shot! After a brief, but exciting celebration at the top of the ridge, we hiked down the face of the mountain to meet up with my dad and uncle on the other side of the canyon where we were finally able to see this old herd bull we had tracked up close. While taking pictures, we realized that each of us there was wearing some piece of SKRE gear, whether it was pants, hoodies, hats or jackets. I couldn't help but submit this story to share our story of the "once in a lifetime hunt" and share how satisfied we have been with all of our SKRE gear!
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