Thanks to Ann Marie Foster, our Women On Target® Hunt Program Coordinator, for this report on a hunt held in October. This was a managed elk hunt at the Laguna Vista Ranch in Pearsall, Texas hosted by Outfitter Jed Knowlton. "All four ladies scored big on this one," said Foster of the amazing trophy bulls. Here's what the huntresses had to say about their hunting experience:
"I am just incredulous over the whole experience. Shots ranged from about 60 yards out to around 225 yards. It took me multiple rounds, but the other ladies dropped theirs with either 1 or 2 rounds. What a great experience and a wonderful place to hunt. I just wanted to let you know the hunting experience [at Lauguna Vista] was beyond my wildest expectations. They treated us so well a girl could get spoiled quickly. The elk we all we fortunate to harvest and all the other species we saw were magnificent. I definitely plan to head back there for another hunt. We all had a grand time. Thanks for setting everything up."
Melanie Sturgis of Carrolltown, Texas who harvested a 7x7 bull with a score of 355.
“The NRA Women On Target® hunt program helped me fulfill a dream that I would have never had the opportunity to do by myself. I never dreamed that I would be able to harvest such a big elk. It was a once in a lifetime dream come true! I also met and became friends with three other ladies who had the same dream. Thank you so much!”
Patricia Utley of Wyoming, Delaware, whose 8x7 bull came in with a score of 349.
Also on the hunt were mother and daughter pair Pamela & Sky Roehl from Fairbanks, Alaska. Pamela's bull was 6x7 with a score of 304 1⁄4, and Sky took a 6x6 bull who came in at 347 2/8. Check out the Women On Target® hunting excursions scheduled for 2011 – including a Rio Grande turkey hunt at Laguna Vista – and book your dream hunt today!