“There’s a Monster Right There Dad” were the words that came out of my 8-year-old daughter Taylor’s mouth as we sat in our double bull blind opening morning of the Utah muzzleloader season. I grabbed my CVA Accura and slowly pivoted to the right hoping to see the huge framed 180 class buck the owner had told me about, frequenting the orchard. I could see a forked horn and a 140 class 4-point, but nothing that I considered a monster. The 4-point was having a staring contest with us at 15 yards as I scoured the trees for the 180 buck. I asked Taylor if that was the “Monster” looking at us and she confirmed with “DEFINITELY”! "Is he a shooter" I asked, “ABSOLUTELY” was her response. Her excitement was very obvious, but a shot didn’t present itself.
I am the President/ CEO of Sportsman's News "Official Publication of Sportsman's Warehouse". I have a beautiful wife that puts up with me being on the road 200 plus days a year and three beautiful daughters who are all teenagers. My whole life has been filled with the passion to hunt and fish and now I get to do it for a living.