hunting

Surprise!

It was the second day of cow season and my dad had already shot his elk so we were trying to get mine. My dad's friend Nick told us to walk this one trail that was really steep. We got about 45 mintutes in when my dad had to use the "outhouse," so I was sitting there waiting when I saw two cows. I didn't say anything to my dad cause I thought it would be funny. I was aiming gettting ready to shoot when I just happened to look over and I saw his huge swaying rack. I repositioned myself and just let it rip. The next thing I know my dad is freaking out and well you can see the picture for the rest. But let me tell you one thing, I had only taken one animal before and that was a deer. This was huge for me. When we got phone service I called everyone on my contact list... Idaho is just the best. No questions asked! - Joshua Hutchinson

My first buck!

My first buck! I was really lucky to draw a late buck tag for unit 48 in 2011. The bucks were rutting hard and the conditions were perfect. Using the natural contour of the land I was able to stay out of sight and out of the wind to sneak up to 25 yards. He was with 12-13 does and two other bucks. This was the most exciting hunt of my life! Thanks Fish and Game for preserving our wildlife so that hunters like me can enjoy the great state of Idaho!
- Matt Sloan

What a great feeling.

I have hunted with my best friend and hunting partner Robert Moore for the past 15 yrs. The more hiking we do, the more exploring we do, the more game we seem to find! You're only limited by your own physical ability. Ditch the ATV's and hike the wilderness Idaho has to provide. You will see more game! Climb of 2600 feet up to 9800 feet in Unit 50. What a great feeling.
- Tom Matus