Returning to the area on the second to last day, Zach spotted the buck at 290 yards, where he took aim and let the wind out of this toad. When I asked Zach what he was shooting, he replied, "my .30-06 with Grandpa Devon Owens' special reloads". Well, boy did they do the job! Zach reports that this buck, while measuring in at 25 inches wide, scores an impressive 181 inches! A tall frame, deep forks, and good mass make this 4 X 6 buck an awesome sight.
Now the work began. Zach and his brother, Spencer, and Mike Marshall had to pack the deer out to their Rhino, which was 2 miles away in the dark. Spencer's wife Laura made it to the Rhino a while before them. As they hiked out they ended up in a canyon to far over, and had to have Laura give them a shot to signal them in to the Rhino!
All the effort paid off of course, just look at the smile on the face of Zach's son! That right there is a little boy that couldn't be more proud of his dad, and that's what it's all about! Congratulations Zach, and we can't wait to see what the last day of the hunt brings for you next year!