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ON LEAD - A Wyoming rifle mule deer hunt


A new goHUNT ORIGINAL Film

Llamas, snow, grizzly country and grueling hikes. Watch Brady and Chris battle the elements in Wyoming's backcountry on a tough late-season rifle mule deer hunt. 

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Alex K. - posted 1 month ago on 04-06-2020 10:31:37 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

A realistic hunt portrayal showing the highs and lows and bad weather and grueling work. Great cinematography. The llamas added a cool element. Reminds of a good number of hunts I’ve been on where we had to grind it out. Way to persevere and get a buck. Great shot on the buck too!

Chris P.
Chris P. - posted 1 month ago on 04-06-2020 11:21:25 am
Las Vegas, Nevada
goHUNT Team

Alexander, thanks for the comment man. Really glad you enjoyed the film

Aaron, thanks for the feedback. Yes the winer kill of 16/17 took a big toll. We are hearing we had 90% fawn fatality that year. Fingers crossed that they can make a strong comeback over the next few years.

Ross, awesome to hear! You are going to get hooked on the high country. Especially, living in Colorado. You have some of the best high country terrain in the west.

Chris P.
Chris P. - posted 1 month ago on 04-06-2020 11:10:54 am
Las Vegas, Nevada
goHUNT Team

Hey Paul, thanks for the feedback. Yes it's totally personal preference for what apparel we run. Both Sitka and First Lite are great companies and both support conservation so you can't go wrong with either. Stoner Glacier is newer on the apparel side but they are making some great stuff too. I already have a few pieces and will probably try a few more this season. I especially like their Helio Hoody. Its super comfortable.

Ross F. - posted 1 month ago on 04-04-2020 07:00:45 am

Another outstanding video. Thank you for the fantastic footage. Congratulations to both Brady and Chris.

I took up hunting 12 years ago when we moved to Colorado. It is hard to become even average when you start at my age. I am fortunate to have been mentored by some selfless, experienced friends. While the uplands are my passion, I relish the opportunity to pursue both mule deer and pronghorn on the Eastern Plains of my state. In the coming years, I will take part in my first back country elk hunt. I will continue to train in order to ensure I am prepared to take on the challenge.

I appreciate the insight and inspiration.

Aaron S. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 04:37:13 pm

Way to stick it out Brady & Chris!! That's my neck of the woods there. Nothing comes easy when its late in the season and those early snows get crusted over and there are intermittent snows still keep coming. That latter part of the season can be great sometimes or just down right brutal. You could find them at the top of the ridges or sucked down into those quiet ravines. You're exactly right on the winter kill. That segment of the herd in that region you were hunting in took it hard in 16/17 and again in 18/19. Still, its my favorite time to hunt those Wyoming bucks. Great job. That buck would have never made it through half of the winter.

Paul W. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 02:27:14 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Love the short films, great to get away from everything for at least 10 minutes, anything helps.
I noticed Brady always wears sitka gear and Chris always wears fist lite gear are these personal choices and what about Stone Glacier gear? What do you guys prefer and why if you have the time to explain.
thanks again for great advice and gear.

alex.penulo
Alexander K. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 01:32:56 pm
Denver, CO
goHUNT INSIDER

Great film! I am glad you guys showed the normal increase in nerves when hunkering down for extended periods and the surliness that always seems to come up when conditions are tough and personalities are different. Aside, Porter your attitude rocks. Brady, that was a great shot (liked the mischievous grin before you set up for the shot).

John V. - posted 1 month ago on 04-03-2020 08:04:05 am
Owensboro, Kentucky
goHUNT INSIDER

Thanks for your perspective Chris. Great film!

Dan O. - posted 1 month ago on 04-02-2020 09:16:24 pm
goHUNT INSIDER

Best GoHunt film yet! Thank you!

Chris P.
Chris P. - posted 1 month ago on 04-02-2020 08:23:45 pm
Las Vegas, Nevada
goHUNT Team

Hey John, thanks for your comment. I was there for the experience and I got my moneys worth. Those memories we have from being snowed in multiple days or Brady's nasty pack out will be ingrained in us for years to come. There is nothing like the bond you form with someone after going through that. The ups and downs are what keep you coming back. That's what hunting is all about for me. Thanks for watching.

John V. - posted 1 month ago on 04-02-2020 05:52:50 pm
Owensboro, Kentucky
goHUNT INSIDER

I'm more like Brady. Pure focus on the goal. Anything less risks failure and devalues the experience. I wonder how Brady really felt about dragging Chris around at times or how Chris felt having his hunt take a back seat to Brady's? I hope in the end Chris really did come to enjoy and appreciate that kind of hunt and that Brady can pass Chris in the office and still see him in an equally positive or even neutral light.
It got me thinking about what kind of person makes the best hunting partner for the "intense hunter." Hunting with a friend is always more fun but I'll bet so many guys like Brady probably evolve into hunting loners to prevent having to spend their back country time explaining and justifying the effort required ie "how far is the glassing spot?" or "the weather looks bad," or "my knee hurts" and "should we pack out early?" It makes me wonder if taking a friend on a hunt risks more friendships than it strengthens.
At least we can all be impressed about how tough those damn llamas were!

buckvigilante
andrew b. - posted 1 month ago on 04-02-2020 05:23:40 pm
Colorado
goHUNT INSIDER

Just the escape I needed from this crazy world we are living in!