Don Hale picked up the notification voicemail on Friday evening and spent all weekend wondering….
Hale spent 14 days alone bow hunting between Ely and Pioche. 14 days in a one man tent is a long time to come home empty.
Then he went on a rifle hunt out of Tonopah with Guide, Pard Galvin but could not find bulls that were big enough.
Undeterred, Hale tried a Muzzleloader hunt, this time bringing his family in a new 17-foot trailer without success.
Hale is NOT A QUITTER. He hired Guide, Phil Troutsdale, who he met fishing in his hometown in Oregon. They were out three days and saw 20 Super Beastly Bulls. “It was a Fantastic Elk hunting” He shot his Elk from over 600 yards with a 300 Ultramag rifle. His practice paid off. It took him two days to pack out the Elk.
“I think I won because I bought 20 tickets, then someone emailed me saying there was only 3 days left until the draw. I quickly bought 20 more! I am a blue collar worker and the $5 Dream tag chances let guys like me in on the fun”