Hmmm, could be an interesting new correlation.And to think all these great bucks and bulls were taken while wearing zero camo of any kind.
Hmmm, could be an interesting new correlation.
Montana's real/perceived downturn in the quality/quantity of "good" big game hunting just happened to commence at about the same time as the advent of:
OnXmaps, First lite & Sitka clothing, Nosler Accubonds, Leupold TBR 1000 RF's, Rage Broadheads, StealthCam trail cams, etc., ad nauseum......
Could it be that hunters began to be more concerned with how good they looked and how high tech their gear was vs. the management and stewardship of the very resource(s) that gave them the opportunity to look good and use that cool gear while they got out there???
Full disclosure - a current owner of some of these - I shot my biggest Muley buck before I ever owned ANY of them..................
If you use your imagination a little bit you can see that underneath the hair on all of those dead critters there is meat. I find that pictures of actual meat are quite rare before the advent of social media. In the picture of my brother carrying out the antlers of a bull that hung in a tree for several years, I can assure you that it was not the gut pile that they packed out on horses several years earlier. That picture attests to the order of their priorities.All antlers ond no meat.
Pretty sure I lived in that house behind the truck for a few winters! These old Gardiner-area photos are amazing, thanks for sharing them.