Dan Fritz, aka rockymtnhunter, hit the hills of the Kaibab during the early rifle hunt with a couple of his buddies and shared the adventure in our forum. Here's what he posted...........
"The early rifle hunt was a great success for the two hunters I was with (see photos). First buck was taken opening morn in the burn; I'd seen this buck several times during the bowhunt & we scouted him the day before rifle opening day. Congrats to tph247 for a great buck! Mass, super fronts & deep forks w/double brow tine on right side.
2nd buck was taken on day 7 in the rain on the plateau in a very special place that has produced some whoppers in the past. Alek's patience & persistence paid of with this big buck.
To me these are two classic Kaibab "grey ghosts" that are trophies in anybody's book with some wonderful memories. To those who believe the Kaibab early rifle hunt is strictly a "meat hunt" w/little chance for a big buck, I actually favor the early hunt for a chance at a big one. Thanks to tph247 & Alek for letting me spend this hunt with them & showing them some of the best muley hunting in the West."