Willis hunted the Peach Tree Ranch where the elk had never been hunted until this season. "The herd was in very good condition," he says. "At this time of the year the rut was starting; we saw bulls with broken points and beams. My advice is to go early if you want a quality bull. There are many great bulls still on ranch, 6x8s and 7x7s."
In a follow-up phone call, Willis stressed the fact that Luis has "something special" in this hunt and that Jeff Neal was right in recommending it. "The two bulls that came off the ranch this year are the proof. We saw another 7x7, the herd bull, that hasn't come to full maturity with his crown points.
"We did some walking, but this wasn't a hard hunt. I believe almost anyone could do it and take a quality bull. Alfred puts on a good hunt. This was the first year and he's still dialing in accommodations, so I stayed in a hotel rather than on the ranch. I think he'll have that all set up for next year."
Willis gives the basic cost of his hunt (which was taken as a last-minute cancellation) as $16,500, including the tag, plus........(continued)