Tony Schuelke, Minnesota
2005 Whitetail Deer Hunt
In the fall of 2005 I hunted with
Wild Kakwa Outfitters for a trophy Whitetail
On the first day of the hunt, Rick put me in a blind and within
an hour I started seeing deer which got me pretty excited - waiting
for that big one to come out. How many deer I saw that day, maybe
7 or 8. I saw that many deer, and more, every day. During my stay,
I saw a total of 7 moose also. I joked talking to the moose to
"get out of the way" so I could see the deer as they
would just stand there and look at you.
Each day off in the distance I kept seeing this big bodied deer
coming through, which is the deer I eventually scored on, but
I could never see any horns, just a body in the tall grass or
a rump passing through - but I did see this deer every day.
Wednesday morning around 10:00 he walked through with his head
up and I saw a rack, and that's all I could see in the tall grass
and he was worth taking. Rick checked up on me at about 1:00 in
the afternoon and I told him if he could get me up in a tree stand
I could get a better look at this guy. Within a half hour Rick
had me 16 feet up in a tree stand. Before he was back to his vehicle
I saw three moose from this stand and later on that day I saw
more deer!! But not the one I wanted.
On Thursday early in the morning I'm back in my stand still seeing
lots of deer and almost had an owl land on my head. At 1:20 that
afternoon my deer came through and I had a perfect one shot opportunity
at about 75 yards. That very nice deer will be hanging on my wall
in the near future.
My son shot a nice buck that same
day also. But let me quote him, which for a dad made this trip
a true memory!! "GEE Dad, it was perfect, just like in the
books, and the hunting videos. 4 does came out in front of me
and about two minutes later you could hear this buck in the woods
GRUNTING to get to the does. I could hear him even before I could
see him. He came out and I shot him and then another buck came
out right after that "GRUNTING", before I could even
get out of my stand - it was absolutely perfect!"
I certainly can't say enough about Rick's efforts and skills to
put me and my son in the right spot to make our hunt enjoyable
and successful. And I can't say enough about the food. It was
"Thanksgiving" every meal!!! If you're looking for a
big whitetail I don't know where else you could go to get this
kind of opportunity for a real trophy. You will have a fun, memorable
and most likely successful hunt if you book with Rick and Rita.
Tony Schuelke, Minnesota - 320-328-0100