American Hunter - October 2019 - 62

Photo: Canyon Owens

Preseason scouting revealed the sagebrush flats and ridges where deer would
spend winter were still empty. And lack
of success on opening day proved the
high country was devoid of deer. The
author and his partner eventually struck
pay dirt in the transition zone.

merging with soil and decaying aspen
leaves. I geared down and engaged the
four-wheel-drive as we began the climb,
glancing at the ravine dropping away
sharply just under my left elbow. Then
the tires started to spin.
Easing back on the accelerator pedal,
I worked the steering wheel, trying to

maintain what traction I had. Fear rose
in my chest, climbing at the same rate
we lost speed and traction. Then the
wheels spun free and we came to a halt.
I gently stepped on the brake, hoping I
could hold the rig until Randsom got a
rock behind a tire and we could chain
up. Instantly, every tire on the truck and

trailer did their best imitation of sled
runners, exuberantly carrying truck,
trailer, horses and hunters in an everfaster, out-of-control backward slide.
I think I said "s*!t" more times in the
next few seconds than I had the entire rest
of my life combined. Desperately working the steering wheel, I tried to turn the
trailer away from the small canyon and
into the bank. I couldn't get any purchase
at all on the snow-covered ice, and we hurtled ever-faster backward down the hill. I
stopped swearing, and it became strangely
quiet in the cab of the big truck, the only
sound from my hands on the wheel, still
desperately trying to steer the rig. Then
the trailer slid over the edge. We could
hear trees smashing under the bumper,
and the truck lurched toward the ravine.


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