Once again, he proved why hunting elk on Vancouver Island is so special. Admittedly, it is expensive, but when an outfitter produces B & C quality bulls for all his clients, it is worth the cost to many trophy hunters. The elk permits are very limited on the island, and as I recall, Fyfe has the most permits of any of the outfitters who hunt there. This fall, he only hosted five hunters. The biggest bull tagged by one of his clients was a 9 x 8 bull that scored 396 under the SCI system. That should qualify it as a top-10 candidate after the 60-day drying period. It also green-scored over 377 points under the B & C system, but you don't have to have a tape measure to admire this bull. He is simply gigantic! Fyfe sent me the photos, and they are amazing.
His other hunters also killed bulls that should all beat the B & C minimums after the drying period. His smallest bull green-scored 302-4/8, despite a broken brow point, and his second largest bull, another 7 x 6, scored 337 points. When I talked to Fyfe, he was elated with the results, but said this was one of the most difficult years he has ever faced while guiding - a record drought, followed by record high temperatures during September, later compounded by record rainfall in October. Despite all that, he had........(continued)