November/December 2013 EBJ (Issue 80) - "Dad, which one do you like the best, the typical or non-typical?”
I can remember the question coming from my son as we would look at deer pictures together some 30 years ago.
As hunters we dream, fantasize and hope of one day taking the animal of our dreams. However, I never thought it would become reality. It always happened to the other guy – the one who for all the right reasons, ends up in the two Eastmans’ journals. But, after 16 years of applying, I had finally drawn an archery tag on the Paunsaugunt unit of southwest Utah.
It was August 19, 2012, the second morning of our hunt. Two hours earlier our guide Jeremy had dropped us off at the blind and explained that he had early season trail cam pictures of a typical buck that would score in the low to mid 180s.