Trevon tells Jim and Trav that his obsession started in 2014 when he was drawn for this hunt but ended up going home empty handed. Although it is relatively difficult to be drawn for an ibex hunt, because it is based on the luck of the lottery system, Trevon was again drawn in 2016 and given a chance at redemption. To understand the difficulty of a hunt like this, Trevon notes that this ibex hunt has some of the lowest success ratios of any North American big game hunts in the lower 48. In addition, it has the highest abandonment rate which translates to the average hunter quitting after a day and a half, in a 15-day season. So, what makes this hunt so challenging? Trevon says that the terrain is a beast. The Florida mountains, just outside Deming, New Mexico come straight up out of the desert floor with various peaks from 5000 to 7000 feet and some of the roughest country in the lower 48. Trevon tells Jim and Trav that to prepare for this hunt he practiced with his bow out to 120 yards. This kind of long distance practice helped him find the small mistakes in his accuracy and fine tune his shooting to increase accuracy and effective range. However, the challenge of shooting in this terrain is amplified because of the steep shot angles. Trevon says that rangefinders with built in angle compensation just can’t cut it as they are only accurate to about 22 degrees. Instead, Trevon talks about the research and practice he put in using a cut chart and the cliffs of Colorado to master shooting at extreme angles. Ibex have great eyesight, a good sense of smell and are instinctively nervous animals which Trevon admits makes them even more difficult to hunt with a bow. He’ll illustrate how easily they are spooked, and how unpredictable they are compared to other big game animals like elk or mule deer, making them difficult to pattern and ambush. He admits that success doesn’t come without failure and says that this special highlights the extreme highs and lows that he experienced on this quest for ibex. Tune in to find out more, but also make sure you watch the special in its entirety here, and find cool teasers and additional info on Instagram and Facebook.