I'll be moving into a new house tomorrow and probably Friday as well and I have no idea when we'll have our internet hooked up. As soon as I'm back online I'll try to get some more blogs and photos of giants posted!
My Dad went up north recently for half a day to check on some of our better bucks that we found this past scouting season. Surprisingly, he didn't see a single antelope in the 5 hours he was out looking around. We're not sure where they went, but perhaps they've herded up already and moved to greener pastures.
I was hoping to be able to post some photos from his outing, but sadly the camera was never taken out of the box.
One year wonders is going to be a section of the blog where we highlight giant bucks that we got photos or video of for only one season. The defining characteristic of all of these bucks is that we never saw them again - not dead or alive.
This particular buck, Buddha, I've posted photos of before, but since I like him so much I thought I'd post his photos again. The following excerpt was pulled from the old blog:
We found this buck in Unit 7 in 2002. He was running with a buck we thought was about 87 inches and Buddha clearly dwarfed him. We didn't have any hunters for this unit, but we went up to locate the buck the day before opening day and to hopefully see the buck on the ground if someone took him. Unfortunately the buck was nowhere to be found the day before opening day or anytime during the hunt. We never saw the buck again.
Hope everyone likes the new look - the feedback so far is positive.
Also, fixed the glitch on this blog page with the content background color.
I've added a Stats page to the website (just to the right of the Blog link). This is my first attempt to integrate Google Docs so bear with me while I try to figure out the best way to display our different types of statistics.
The list you see on that page, as of this writing , is far from complete. We're not only missing completely the 2007 season, but we're also missing a lot of hunters and bucks from a lot of the years from the 80's and even several from the 90's.
This is kind of our attempt at posting our entire record from the very beginning and leaving nothing out, something I don't believe any other guide service has ever posted on a their websites. Give it a look and let me know what you think in the comments. Also, if you find anything that's wrong with the list like an incorrect score or misspelled name let me know.
I'm currently working on a couple cool things for the site:
I've added a new Calendar feature under the "MORE..." tab. It's linked to our Google calendar and will be updated as often as new events arise. It doesn't have much just yet, but I'll try to populate it as we go.
We're going to plug a lot of different and cool information into the calendar such as:
I'm also working on cutting some video footage together for the bleak video pages. It may be hunt-type footage or it may just be scouting footage. Stay tuned.
Everyone who reads my blog knows how I feel about Unit 7 for out of state hunters, but it appears Rodney Hoekert plays by his own rules:
I got down there the day before the opener, spotted a decent buck from the old volcano north of Flag about 15 miles and went in and shot it at 7:30 AM on opening morning. I snuck up a draw to about 150 yards and I dropped it in its tracks - the whole thing was pretty lucky.
And just like that he takes an outstanding buck with perfect and giant hooks - if only it were that easy in real life.
This photo is floating around the net, the buck supposedly at or near Wyoming State Record level. Our opinion here at PGS: The buck looks great, but nowhere near 91 2/8 BC. Until more information is revealed you can be the judge.
Game & Fish Websites
The Arizona Hunter
On Your Own Adventures
Bowsite - Pronghorn
Safari Club International
Boone & Crockett
Arizona Antelope Foundation