Welcome to Wapiti Wednesday, and what an episode at that. Garth Jensen is an assassin on the mountain from bucks to bulls Garth gets it done. This turned out to be a killer episode and one of my favorites so far this year. Garth had an epic year a couple years back drawing two premium tags, one in Utah and another in Arizona. With the stars aligning in the tag draws the pressure was on. The season proved difficult having to spend 20 days in Utah before even getting a chance to think about his Arizona tag. This episode will get you fired up for the season with a tail of two epic hunts. Garth and I also chat about a fair amount of tactics throughout the show and cover many of the failures and success throughout the struggles he faced. Patience and persistence prevailed and Garth was able to harvest a 350 bull and a 370 bull in the same year. You won’t want to miss this episode!
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Debate: Elk or Mule Deer – 4:15
Garths two big 2015 Bulls – 6:24
Scouting for his Utah Hunt – 8:58
Few Days into the Season – 18:45
The Kill – 26:30
Garth’s Arizona Bull – 40:18
Strategy and Story – 45:59
Thoughts after the Kill – 56:45
The Experience of the Hunt – 1:04:03
Where to Find more about Garth Online – 1:10:45