Well as anyone who hunted western Wyoming the last few weeks already knows, the temperature was unseasonably high (80 degrees plus). Coupled with the moon phase this made for some tough conditions as the deer were bedding after only the first half hour of the day and coming out to feed just after the sun slid behind the mountains. Lack of snow had them way up at the tops as well. Some good bucks were still killed at camp. I took my buck on the third day of a five day hunt. I must admit with two thirds of the day gone on day three and having seen 25 or so young bucks but no real shooters I slipped into "better lower my expectations mode" or go home empty handed since I do not currently have a muley on my wall! Fortunately as we were about to bail off a mountain for another vantage point for the evening hunt my guide asked me to still hunt down the trail some as a good 4 pointer had been seen down off the left side of the trail on two occasions. Low and behold after only 7 or 8 minutes of pussy footing and glassing down the trail I spotted him to my left. I could only see from his chest up straight but he stood still long enough for me to see his four points per side with nice forks so I let a 140 gr Berger VLD rip and he dropped in his tracks. I'm happy to have brought home a mature muley that my family can enjoy for years to come. In the meantime I'll put my trophy face back on, hope for good weather and plan for the next excursion.