Arizona is widely known as an exceptional elk hunting destination as the Grand Canyon state grows some truly giant bulls. Any elk hunter would jump at the chance to hunt Arizona, but opportunities hinge on a hunter's patience with the draw system. After a 12 year wait, Curt drew a coveted Arizona elk tag this year. Although it took a long time to draw, he says Arizona lived up to his expectations. Embarking on a DIY, public land, archery elk hunt with his two sons, they made the most of their 14-day hunt and found success. A year of good moisture and green grass led to great conditions for the hunt where there was no shortage of action. Curt says in all of the elk hunts he has been on over the years, he has never heard so much bugling activity. In the end, he was able to call in a nice bull for his son who had never taken an elk before. He was also able to call in and arrow a fantastic 7x9 bull with tons of character for himself, a hunt viewers will get to see on "Bowhunter TV".
Curt also highlights his second attempt at an archery mountain goat hunt in British Columbia. When it comes to the most difficult hunts in North America, mountain goats certainly rank in the top few. It's not necessarily the animal itself that is hard to kill, but rather the country and terrain they inhabit that make it challenging to even reach them. Curt talks about some of the challenges of his mountain goat hunt like the 7-hour hike to reach camp, days lost to bad weather and the difficulty getting close to goats. He notes that mountain goats are the most difficult animal he has ever hunted with a bow, hands down.
Finally, Curt talks about the special edition 50th anniversary issue of Bowhunter magazine out now. He briefly discusses the history of the magazine and how he is only the third editor in its 50 years. It's the best brand out there, he says, and he is proud to represent the Bowhunter brand. A subscription to the magazine is just $9.99 for an entire year of bowhunting adventure in both print and digital formats. In addition, be sure to watch "Bowhunter TV" now in its 17th season on Outdoor Channel, Sundays at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Sportsman Channel, Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. ET. Go back and catch 8 seasons worth of archery action on "Bowhunter TV" with the MyOutdoorTV app.