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Leon saw action early during the
Nov. 4 elk season opener.
He walked within rifle's reach of a
shooter bull that was too concealed by
multiflora rose to allow for a shot. The
bull became wise to his presence and
bounded away toward two smaller bulls.
And with three bulls mingling, and the
cover making it hard to distinguish one
from another, Leon, his son Lee and
guide Jeff Colwell decided to back out
and try a different spot.
That spot proved popular. The hunting party arrived there to find a parked
school bus and about 10 children wearing blaze-orange vests and carrying GPS
units. The students were on a geo-caching
treasure hunt.
So much for switching spots.
With that, Leon and the others returned to the first spot and picked up the
track of the bull they spooked. It wasn't
long before they closed within 80 yards.
"Believe it or not, we could smell it
before we could see it," he said.

But the other bulls remained in the
mix, too, and the group just couldn't
seem to move within sight without the
elk moving off ahead of them.
"We didn't know whether to back
off or if we should keep trying to follow
them," he said.
Now past 3 p.m., they decided to stay
on the tracks. Before long, they reached
a spot where the woods began to open
up. Elk were bedded in front of them, but
they couldn't tell how big the elk were, or
if the large bull was among them.
"Every elk kind of looks big if you're
not used to an animal of that caliber,"
son Lee explained.
As the elk began standing up, Leon
could see not only that there was a very
big bull in the group, but that it had a
distinctive club-shaped branch hanging
off one of its antlers. The bull stormed off
before Leon could get a shot. Moments
later he would get another opportunity
as the bull, at an unranged distance and
again in the clear, turned broadside.
Leon squeezed the trigger of his .300

At a sportsmen's banquet
last winter, Leon received
this vest commemorating
his rare accomplishment.
The vest features Game
Commission patches
depicting bear, elk, deer
and turkey, and it came
courtesy of Deputy WCO
Ralph Youmans.

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