- Apr 13, 2012
Looking forward to hearing how the hunt goes! Sounds like your going to be in great physical shape for the hunt, good luck!
Ok gotcha, you'll be pretty much in the heart of the badlands there near the painted canyon. Such a strange landscape, it's very open with little dense forest or vegetation but a maze of valleys and ripples. Good luck with the hunt, there are a lot of nice bulls out there! Do you have any leads on getting access to private land or are you going public only?Its about 70 miles N-S and 40 Miles E-W about centered on Medora, a tich to the north.
Also, If anyone wants to give their opinion on the age/size of the mule deer bucks, especially those in the blurrier photo I would appreciate that! I think the three in the crisp photo are 2 year olds, but the ones in the blurry photo were taken on the same day in a bachelor group of 7 and have much better height.
There is a ranch privately owned out there that is called "The Elkhorn" which was Teddy's ranch back in the day. Part of it has been turned into a smaller part of TRNP, but the rest of the 16,000 acres are still being ranched. I talked to a ranch hand and he said the owner doesnt hunt at all, doesn't guide or outfit, doesn't let anyone hunt, but every year his son shoots a mule deer... I was impressed but that would be a heck of a ranch to hunt on!What an awesome hunt. Will be following this one. No doubt covering ground that TR used to set foot on in his ranching days.