Tough hunt considering the heat and heavy smoke from the nearby forest fires. Deer seemed to be disoriented and confused because of the smoke. Saw very few deer compared to previous years. Spotted this guy in pre-season scouting, but he disappeared until 7:00 PM on the last day of my hunt. Proving once again to never give up as long as there is a sliver of hope. Live weight 215 lbs. making this my heaviest Blacktail to date. Lots of little stickers earned him the nickname "Gorgeous George" for his unique hairdo. Blued Encore Frame tuned by SSK, and fitted with a Pachmayer Grip and Bullberry modified rifle forearm. Bullberry 16 7/8" barrel in .35 Whelen Improved with SSK "Fish Gill" Recoil Arrestor topped with a Burris 3 x 9 scope clamped to a Bullberry 6 hole elevated base by four Warne medium steel Maxima rings.