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LIVE HUNT with Mark Seacat

LIVE HUNT with Mark Seacat

Join Mark Seacat and Outdoor Life on the fall hunt of a lifetime. First stop? A scouting trip for big muleys. We'll follow Seacat and company live all fall on Outdoorlife.com
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from Richard Krynen wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Now that I have a moment let me get you some more details. This is a typical elk and I believe that it can set a new world record for typical, while the spider is non typical with 14x9 points as opposed to a 7x6 after careful consideration and looking at both records, the typical that I saw still had longer antlers, by at least 3 feet. Both current world records have the tips of the tines going to just halfway over the midsection. The one I am reporting on has the tips of the tines just touching between the end of the stomach and the beginning of the rear quarters or the the intersection of the rear haunch at the upper back intersection, placing them approximately 3 feet short of touching his actual tail. The body mass of the bull was much larger than either world record, which leads me to the conclusion that as improbable as it sounds, that the typical I saw could quite conceivably outscore the spider bull just on actual mass. This is the largest bull I have seen in over 40 years of hunting. I have also spotted 3 timber bucks that were world records but they are on private land. This bull is on public property which makes it that much more exciting. The body mass in an anology was like looking at a person that weighs 600 pounds. In relation to the bull, this was an extremely fat old timer that is certainly at the end of his life cycle. One other note, I stood above him for 28 minutes within throwing distance. Perhaps Optifade claims that it cannot be seen may be valid. But even after chirping and with him looking at me with a rifle aimed at him, he did not even flinch. He was engrossed in eating, but though I had some base layers on, I did not scentlock really up., It was eery that I could get so close to such a large bull and not be busted. Eventually I continued up the canyon and even when I looked back, he was still there. If the sun had not been setting I would have stayed longer in the deep pine where I found him. Hopefully you have checked your mail with face book. Today is the last legal day of the hunt for the Southeast. Of course it is a limited entry hunt for bulls and a once in a lifetime. But for anyone with a bull tag, this would have been an incredible hunt. Some primate sense deep inside almost had me shoot him, but common sense prevailed. Had I had a tag, but like so many things in life, it was meant to be seen and not taken. Good luck to you. I know the monroe area, but I still believe the largest bulls happen to be hiding in the manti region. The resort below is building up, pushing some of the herds up where they have been hiding in frying pan territory. I have been in their 2 times, but you might as well consider spending countless hours to pack out. Now they are coming up so that it would be easy to get a pack horse to him. But I am afraid that soon, even a monster will finally disapear in this place where I found him

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from Richard Krynen wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Someone get this post to Mark. Mark you are in the wrong area, I was above Fairview near Skyline and in Sitka Optifade. World Class Monster Bull. Stood within 75 feet above with a light breeze coming up the canyon. Counted a 7X6 on a monster. Rack long enough that when I chirped a cow call and it looked up from grazing that its tines were within 3 feet of scratching its butt. I am an ex army Chaplain and not prone to exageration. Told my uncle this morning (Stake Patriarch for Fairview) Oct 14th about this unbelievable siting. His son on horseback was in the same draw yesterday and saw nothing. I have pictures of the Spider and I know in my heart of hearts that this one is larger. I have hunted the Cantlin mountains and above Fariview for 20 years and have seen herds well over 300 and so on and many monster bulls, but not like this. Somone get in touch with me and I will guide you to exactly where I saw him. I know that his prints will verify the accuracy of my statement. I know where he has been crossing and exactly where he has been feeding. Shot a cow elk last Tuesday on the same saddle. The area is dead and I was the only one on the mountain so had no orange as I was scouting for deer this coming Saturday. krichard86@qwestoffice.net

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from nordell wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Mark, It looks like you found your niche! Keep smiling.

Larry

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from GGNYC wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Nice muley in the pic. Can't wait to see if you see any big bulls. Keep the updates coming!

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from sseacat wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Mark:

Nice photos...any big bulls yet?

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from sseacat wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Mark:

Nice photos...any big bulls yet?

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from GGNYC wrote 4 years 35 weeks ago

Nice muley in the pic. Can't wait to see if you see any big bulls. Keep the updates coming!

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from nordell wrote 4 years 34 weeks ago

Mark, It looks like you found your niche! Keep smiling.

Larry

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from Richard Krynen wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Someone get this post to Mark. Mark you are in the wrong area, I was above Fairview near Skyline and in Sitka Optifade. World Class Monster Bull. Stood within 75 feet above with a light breeze coming up the canyon. Counted a 7X6 on a monster. Rack long enough that when I chirped a cow call and it looked up from grazing that its tines were within 3 feet of scratching its butt. I am an ex army Chaplain and not prone to exageration. Told my uncle this morning (Stake Patriarch for Fairview) Oct 14th about this unbelievable siting. His son on horseback was in the same draw yesterday and saw nothing. I have pictures of the Spider and I know in my heart of hearts that this one is larger. I have hunted the Cantlin mountains and above Fariview for 20 years and have seen herds well over 300 and so on and many monster bulls, but not like this. Somone get in touch with me and I will guide you to exactly where I saw him. I know that his prints will verify the accuracy of my statement. I know where he has been crossing and exactly where he has been feeding. Shot a cow elk last Tuesday on the same saddle. The area is dead and I was the only one on the mountain so had no orange as I was scouting for deer this coming Saturday. krichard86@qwestoffice.net

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from Richard Krynen wrote 4 years 26 weeks ago

Now that I have a moment let me get you some more details. This is a typical elk and I believe that it can set a new world record for typical, while the spider is non typical with 14x9 points as opposed to a 7x6 after careful consideration and looking at both records, the typical that I saw still had longer antlers, by at least 3 feet. Both current world records have the tips of the tines going to just halfway over the midsection. The one I am reporting on has the tips of the tines just touching between the end of the stomach and the beginning of the rear quarters or the the intersection of the rear haunch at the upper back intersection, placing them approximately 3 feet short of touching his actual tail. The body mass of the bull was much larger than either world record, which leads me to the conclusion that as improbable as it sounds, that the typical I saw could quite conceivably outscore the spider bull just on actual mass. This is the largest bull I have seen in over 40 years of hunting. I have also spotted 3 timber bucks that were world records but they are on private land. This bull is on public property which makes it that much more exciting. The body mass in an anology was like looking at a person that weighs 600 pounds. In relation to the bull, this was an extremely fat old timer that is certainly at the end of his life cycle. One other note, I stood above him for 28 minutes within throwing distance. Perhaps Optifade claims that it cannot be seen may be valid. But even after chirping and with him looking at me with a rifle aimed at him, he did not even flinch. He was engrossed in eating, but though I had some base layers on, I did not scentlock really up., It was eery that I could get so close to such a large bull and not be busted. Eventually I continued up the canyon and even when I looked back, he was still there. If the sun had not been setting I would have stayed longer in the deep pine where I found him. Hopefully you have checked your mail with face book. Today is the last legal day of the hunt for the Southeast. Of course it is a limited entry hunt for bulls and a once in a lifetime. But for anyone with a bull tag, this would have been an incredible hunt. Some primate sense deep inside almost had me shoot him, but common sense prevailed. Had I had a tag, but like so many things in life, it was meant to be seen and not taken. Good luck to you. I know the monroe area, but I still believe the largest bulls happen to be hiding in the manti region. The resort below is building up, pushing some of the herds up where they have been hiding in frying pan territory. I have been in their 2 times, but you might as well consider spending countless hours to pack out. Now they are coming up so that it would be easy to get a pack horse to him. But I am afraid that soon, even a monster will finally disapear in this place where I found him

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