.I had a friend of mine (Gary)call me up a few weeks ago,we had hunted together many times but he moved his family to Las Vegas 15 years ago and we have not hunted together since.
His son Tyler had drawn a Utah deer tag and he did not know where to hunt. he wanted to know if I could help them out.I was all about it since I went 0 for 18 in 7 western states on my own hunts this year.
We decided to hunt a monntain range I have always wanted to hunt but never have,we took a day or so to scout by 4-wheeler and foot and found an absolute deer mecca, it was a huge bowl covering several square miles.at dusk we saw many bucks and witnessed many hunters shooting box after box of shells without even 1 deer being taken.
I talked with Tyler that night "do you want to wail away at a deer tomorrow morning like the hunters we saw tonight or do you want to take your FIRST DEER", he chose the latter "good you are shooting my gun tomorrow".
The next morning we were in position and saw at least a dozen hunters pass on 3 different herds of deer saying they were all does, we were the only hunter's with a spotting scope (all 3 herds had bucks) I watched 2 hunters kick a herd out of the bowl, I told Tyler there are 3 bucks in that herd lets put a stalk on them, a half hour later we found them and snuck as close as we could 485 yds. I clicked in my scope and told Tyler take your time and make a good shot 1 shot 1 deer 2 happy friends