Dolezan reports that he was the only hunter on 560,000 acres of prime hunting terrain. He killed a buck that scores 84 5/8 B & C, comfortably passing the minimum measurement of 82 inches required to make the Boone & Crockett record book. "A day of scouting before the hunt started turned up many trophy bucks," he says. "Within a few hours we had seen over 100 goats with at least eight to 10 shooter bucks." He credits privacy and low hunting pressure with the excellent trophy quality and abundance of game.
Q Creek is a 100-year old ranch located in central Wyoming in the middle of the Shirley Mountains. Although a working cattle and bison ranch, the habitat on the property is also managed for wildlife, including deer, antelope and elk. Among the highlights of his hunt, Dolezan lists taking a trophy buck on the first day. He rates the facilities as excellent and says the food was great. He notes the guides were very good and accommodating, access was easy and the terrain great to hunt. He gives the cost of his hunt as $2,600, plus $300 for his hunting license.