We recently were out scouting for Desert Bighorn Sheep in Unit 15D, which is one of Arizona’s Top producing trophy sheep units. Recent reports have suggested a possible pneumonia issue within this herd, we will continue to monitor these sheep via our personal scouting efforts & thru the Arizona Game & Fish Department.
In one morning of glassing, we saw 15 healthy desert bighorn rams. Out of these 15 rams we saw 2 class 4 rams, both of these rams were off by themselves & appeared to be in super healthy conditions.
Here is a video clip of one of the Class 4 Rams from May 19, 2016:
Steve Zeiser was a lucky hunter who drew one of the Arizona Kaibab 12AE Late Mule Deer tags in 2015. He then booked his guided mule deer hunt with us & hunted with our Kaibab Mule Deer FREAKaka Jimmy Hoffman. After a few days of grinding it out & passing on some nice bucks, the crew was able to close the deal on a BIG Kaibab buck. Steve’s buck was over 30 INCHES wide with a gross score pushing 190!
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While scouting hard in 2014, we were able to find a big pronghorn antelope we called “The Heavy Buck”. He had great bottom in mass & was obviously one of 2 bucks were were looking at. Ultimately, decided to shoot another great buck that went 86 inches gross.
Shane Wright called us in 2015 after drawing an Arizona Rifle Pronghorn Antelope tag. We discussed the complex unit structure & the obstacles of finding a solid mid-80’s pronghorn. We mentioned “The Heavy Buck” was on top of our list to re-find & look at. Shane decided he was ready to hunt with us & we went searching for our buck.
After multiple scouting days & looking over several nice bucks, we were able to finally locate “The Heavy Buck”. He looked bigger than ever, but knowing he was the best buck we had seen in 2 years of scouting this unit, we did not press the issue. Being frank, it didn’t matter if he was 86 inches or 90 inches, he was the best buck we knew of in this unit, thus we didn’t want to attract any attention or bump him just days prior to the hunt.
Here is video of “The Heavy Buck” just days before we killed him:
Opening morning found Shane, Chris (Shane’s brother) & myself glassing the last spot I saw The Heavy Buck. After a few minutes we picked out a doe & then he appeared. Shane & I raced around the pronghorn in the trees. Eventually we spotted him & he was well with in range. Click here to watch Shane shoot The Heavy Buck.