A note from TRCP’s Ed Arnett:
One of the things I really like about the TRCP family is sharing our great experiences on public lands hunting and fishing.
I’m down off the mountain for a day and wanted to share one of the more special moments in my life as a hunter. This is my cousin, Larry Lanter and I after he took his very first buck and first mule deer on public lands in Wyoming.
There are too many stories to tell, but there was snow, extreme mud, lots of hiking and a little drama at the end with an evening hit on the deer that yielded a tracking exercise this morning.
It took me two hours — often on my hands and knees looking for blood and the right tracks — to track him down, but we found him! He’s no monster wall-hanger, but a magnificent trophy for a first time mule deer hunter, and fair chase on public lands.
Larry and I are one month apart in age and both turned 50 this year (don’t look a day over 49 though now do we…) and this was our treat and wish for the half-century mark. My main goal was to get him a buck and I’m so happy as this is the first time he and I have hunted big game together.
I wanted to share the moment with my TRCP friends. Also, notice our headgear. We’re promoting as we tour Wyoming! Now we’re off to hunt pronghorn.