Grand Slam Bull!

Grand Slam Adventure winner Steve Chafin downs his biggest bull ever!

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Breathtaking changes in geography from dessert to high timber make the Chama region distinctive.
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Up in the high country, it’s on to hunting elk for Days 3 and 4 of the Grand Slam Adventure. After spotting a smallish bull heading for its bedding cover shortly after daybreak, Steve Chafin and guide Pat Carpenter decide to exit the meadows and hit the peaks.
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At the head of a high-timber meadow, Carpenter and Chafin spot a couple of raghorn bulls.
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Chafin looks the animals over with his Geovids.
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Lights, camera, action–the life of a Grand Slam winner includes on-camera narrative of the hunt.
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Muleys, muleys everywhere–well, not quite but we did spot several bucks including two 200-inch deer which you can see on video.
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The Lodge at Chama owner Frank Simms closely monitors each day’s hunting activity on the ranch.
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One of the most aptly phrased state mottos.
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As Chama’s elk season begins to heat up, so does business at the Elk Horn Cafe.
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Chama Land and Cattle property is also aptly named.
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Back up in the Chama mountains, Grand Slam winner Steve Chafin scores big with a 6×7 bull that rough-scored over 300 inches. Here, Deputy Editor Gerry Bethge congratulates the excited Chafin.
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Head guide Pat Carpenter (left) and Chafin pose with the hunter’s bull.
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With the pressure off, there was plenty of time for picture taking.
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Chafin’s Mossberg 4X4 and Leica scope helped hammer the nice bull.
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After three days of hard elk hunting, Carpenter takes a minute to let off some steam.
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Back at the lodge, Simms checks out Chafin’s elk.
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Carpenter taped the bull at over 300 inches. Steve Chafin and Outdoor Life would like to thank all of the sponsors who made this Grand Slam Adventure happen including: Cabela’s, Leica, Mossberg, Garmin, Plano, Nosler and especially Chama Land and Cattle.

Grand Slam Adventure winner Steve Chafin downs his biggest bull ever!