my Arizona DIY Archery Bull!

As the 2012 Arizona Elk & Pronghorn draw deadline approaches, I hope some of you that follow our blog & publication, draw a few tags.  I was on Youtube & typed in “Arizona Elk Hunt” & this video was at the top of the list.  It has been awhile since I have watched this video, but the memories are still fresh in my mind.

What you can’t see or feel on this video are the emotions I felt after my elk tipped over. Honestly, I have seen bigger bulls & been on better elk hunts, but having my dad find this group of elk & then to take him down, meant the world.

What’s not on the video…

Kenny ran up to me a few minutes after I made the shot & watched the bull go down.  When he got to me I gave him a hug for all the help & thanked a few other friends, family & the good lord out loud.  Then, I grabbed his two-way radio I walked away.

I proceeded to call my dad on the radio & honestly, I cried like a baby.   I am not sure how he could even understand what I said & I can’t explain too anyone how I felt. You can never replace the memories. You can always kill bigger or go to the store & buy a package of hamburger, but the memories are embedded with you forever & that is why I hunt.

So whether you go guided or you chose to do it on your own, remember it’s the memories that will last…

2010 Arizona Archery Bull

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Craig Steele

About Craig Steele

Craig Steele is the founder and publisher at Craig is an obsessed hunter and professional hunting guide. He owns and operates Predator Exclusives. Craig also guides for Exclusive Pursuit Outfitters. Besides hunting and guiding, he operates CS Creativity, which is his marketing and graphic design business.

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