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2 Elk Fighting…Fence Wins

Check out these amazing photos of two bull elk found on the side of the road in Dixon, Montana! These two bulls decided to fight through the fence. They removed 100 yards of fence. The big bull was 7 X 6. What a mess.

Video: 29-inch Mule Deer

Brent Wallace gave me a call on Saturday to see if he could stop by and have me take a look at his buck. He was hunting with a CWMU tag here in Utah and passed on some other nice bucks and finally settled on this buck. Good width, some trash and pretty 3-inch eyeguards will make this a nice wallhanger. He came in at 29-inches wide and scores 161 gross B&C.

Joel Eggers 211 Typical Archery Whitetail Buck

Joel Eggers Illinois 211 Archery Whitetail Buck

This could very well be the whitetail buck of the year as far as typical is concerned. Hunter Joel Eggers arrowed this monster 11-point Illinois buck in Randolph County on October 23rd. As you can see the deer’s body is huge and the rack is just as big. So far the unofficial green score comes in at 211 gross and 198 41/8 net typical P&Y. We’ll have to wait until the end of December to see how the official score pans out.

Joel is just 22-years old and had picked up the sheds to this buck and had been chasing it for the lasts couple of years.

This won’t be the Illinois state record, however, it will one of the top bucks in the state and very well could be the highest scoring net typical whitetail deer taken in 2007…we’ll have to see.


Video: Polaris Sportsman X2 – Two Rider ATV

This is a 2007 Sportsman X2 800 model. Polaris has changed a few things on the 2008 model and offered in different engine cc. Pretty slick operation where you can convert the back dump box into another passenger seat.

You can read my review in the Oct/Nov 2007 issue of Hunting Illustrated. Want to read the review right now just like in the magazine…for Free?

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Grizzly Bear Hit by Truck

Grizzly Bear hit by truck

Let’s face it…I have hit a deer before and it is not fun. Now, can you imagine coming around a corner and seeing a Grizzly Bear in the headlights. Check out those claws! Here is some information about what happened:

Big bear-2007 Lincoln Road Bear, Montana

Take a look at this guy (estimated 750 – 800lbs). 12 years old – had been trapped and lip tattooed on Dupuyer Creek in 1996. DNA hair sample have been collected from him at a few locations both on the Front and in the Blackfoot the last couple years. Killed last night by a logging truck West of Lincoln on Hwy 200.

Halloween Pumpkin – King’s Style

One of our sales reps, Todd Munford, did some carving with his kids for Halloween and here is the result. Very cool. Have a safe Halloween.

2007 Sportsman Tag – 42″ Mule Deer

2007 Utah Sportsman Mule Deer Tag - 42

Last week the Utah Sportsman Mule Deer tag holder ended up bagging a buck of a lifetime. Some friends were down horseback riding and kicked this buck out of the open flats. They stayed on it with their horses and the buck went into a box canyon. One of the guys rode three hours to get cell service and called their buddy, Rand Newby, that they had a huge buck spotted. Rand made the trip and they were able to locate the buck again and knocked it down.

This buck has tremendous width. It is 42-inches wide with 13 points on each side. Rough green scores have put this deer around the 234 gross non-typical mark.

Rand drew the lucky tag and also works for Christensen Arms. Rand was wearing our King’s ShadowCamo and was shooting a custom Christensen Arms Carbon Wrapped Barrel and the stock was dipped in our King’s Mountain ShadowCamo.

More pics and a story on this buck is posted on the Christensen Arms web site – Click Here

Video: 197 Public Land Buck

Video of a 197 2/8 gross public land mule deer from Central Utah. Spencer Dyches bagged this giant mule deer and stopped by to give us a look.

Savage Sports Buys Out Bowtech Archery

What do you get when you combine the largest bow company in the world (Bowtech Archery) and the largest rifle manufacturer in the country (Savage Sports Corporation)? One big company that is going to be a force to be reckoned with in the hunting/shooting/archery/outdoor industry.

Read below for the full press release:


Savage Sports Corporation, with corporate offices in Westfield Massachusetts and BowTech, located in Eugene, Oregon are pleased to announce the completion of a landmark agreement whereby Savage acquired BowTech so that the combined resources and strength of the two well-established industry leaders can be concentrated to become a major force for growth within the shooting/hunting/outdoor industry. BowTech’s family of brands will continue to be promoted and marketed independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Savage Sports Corp.

“We are impressed with BowTech’s vision and astonishing success in the archery industry and are thrilled to have them as part of the Savage family. We are looking forward to having the employees from BowTech and its sister divisions join us,” stated Ron Coburn, Chairman and CEO of Savage Sports. “Their growth record and solid values are a great fit with our existing business and management culture.”

Eugene, Oregon will remain BowTech’s headquarters and the existing management team will continue to guide the business as it has since inception. “We recognize that BowTech has a very successful business plan in place and we intend on keeping the winning formula intact” added Coburn.

Announcing the agreement, President, CEO and Founder of BowTech, John Strasheim stated, “This is an exciting time for BowTech; our incredible growth, the launch of our new 2008 lineup, coupled with the many opportunities created by this strong partnership with Savage, who knows where BowTech will venture next – the possibilities are endless.” In addition to his other duties, Strasheim will serve on the Savage board.

Savage Sports Corporation is a privately held company and consisted of 3 (Savage) divisions:
Savage Arms is a leading manufacturer of center-fire rifles, located in Westfield, MA.
Savage (Canada) manufactures rim-fire rifles in Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.
Savage Range Systems/PortaTarget, also based in Westfield MA, manufactures indoor and outdoor shooting ranges, target systems and shoot houses.

Other corporate brand names include:
Stevens. Manufacturer of center-fire and rim-fire rifles and shotguns for the budget-conscious consumer.
Fox. A high quality brand of American-made shotguns.
Snail. Environmentally friendly and patent protected indoor shooting range technology.

Savage is the largest rifle manufacturer in the US.

BowTech, the largest bow company in the world, manufactures and distributes the industry’s finest compound bows and archery equipment. Founded in 1999, BowTech’s corporate offices and manufacturing facilities are located on the outskirts of Eugene, Oregon. BowTech divisions include BowTech and Diamond Archery, Stryker Crossbows and WaterDog Surface Technologies with a worldwide dealer and distributor network.

The combination of Savage and BowTech will give the corporation superior products in all of the hunting/competition/recreational and police markets, which includes compound/crossbow archery and accessories, black powder/smokeless muzzleloaders, rim-fire rifles, center-fire rifles, shotguns, indoor/outdoor ranges and accessories, fixed and moving target systems and tactical shoot houses.

For more information on the full line of Savage firearms, go to:

For information on BowTech products, go to: or

Hunting Illustrated Preview Oct-Nov 07

Hunting Illustrated Magazine Oct-Nov 2007
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Hunting Illustrated HI32 Oct/Nov 2007

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Have we got an awesomely packed issue of amazing stuff in our new issue of Hunting Illustrated. This issue is out now on newsstands until mid November so pick up your copy now. They are already going fast.

What do we have in store for you in this issue. First of all, let’s go through our sweet cover and give a rundown of what you see. The main elk photo is actually one of our new King’s Re-creations from our 2008 King’s Bull Elk Calendar. This is the Bill Clark elk taken in New Mexico in 2006. Bill arrowed this amazing bull with his recurve. This could quite possibly be the biggest typical elk taken with traditional archery equipment. Bill’s bull was self guided and taken on public land and scores 416 SCI. Get the rest of the story in the mag.

Of course up on the top of the cover is Landon Wittwer holding what is now the largest mule deer sheds ever found. Get the full story first in this issue of HI on how Landon’s luck followed him to Grandma’s house as he came across these sheds just a few feet apart. Also see our King’s Re-creation of Landon’s record sheds that are also featured in the new 2008 King’s Mule Deer Calendar.

Down at the bottom of the cover you see the state record bighorn sheep from Utah taken in 2006. Get the story on this exciting hunt as they down this massive ram.

That is just scratching the surface of great content in this issue. What else will you find:

Sound Off – Reader comments
Fresh Sign – Latest news and insight
Ask Mr. Mule Deer – Get the answers from the Expert
Dueling Duo – The cost of hunting (Scott Grange & Ron Spomer)
Mule Deer – Deer drives part 1 (Dennis Wintch)
Elk – Hunting the elk of the northwest (Rockie Jacobsen)
Shooting – Picking the right rifle for your hunt (Carl Hermansen)
North of the Border – Barren Ground Caribou hunt (W.P. Williamson)
Mule Deer Watch – Where there’s a Well there’s a Way (Michael Burrell)
Nuge Factor – State of the Union Address (Ted Nugent)
Corporate Interview – Whisper Creek Archery

Behind the Re-creations
Bill Clark Elk – 416 SCI bull from New Mexico
Landon Wittwer Sheds – 307 mule deer sheds from Arizona
Rob Engster Buck – 207 Alberta whitetail deer
(click here to see our 2008 King’s Calendar lineup)

Featured Stories
World record SCI typical muzzleloader desert mule deer – Steve Alderman
216 Kansas muzzleloader mule deer – David Krien
411 San Carlos bull elk – Gabriel Jackson
196 State record bighorn sheep – Greg Bird

ShadowCamo Featured Story
215 archery buck from Alberta – Chris Gilbert

Gear Guide
New products and gear for 2007

ATV Test
Polaris Sportsman 800 X2
2008 ATV Buyers Guide

Braggin’ Board
Success photos from our readers

Video Vault
Latest hunting DVDs

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