Well after many tries I finally drew a limited entry permit for a public land unit in Idaho. Two of my friends Corey and Chad were nice enough to help scout and on the actual hunt. Can't thank them enough!
Anyway opening morning we were heading for a buck we had scouted the week before.
Sure enough we found him in exactly the same place. Well we blew the first stalk when a doe spotted us and they all blew out.
We followed him around for 1 and 1/2 hours up and down over the lava rock. Thanks to Corey's sharp eyes we got up on him 4 more times but we were not in a position to get a shot each time and he took off again. Finally we got within 300 yards and caught him on the rim. Shot him with 300 win mag 168 Barnes triple shock at 300 yards right behind the shoulder. He ran about 40 yards.
We taped him in the field at 192. His neck was 31" around, seriously in the rut.
[ 11-10-2004: Message edited by: nottoofar ]