Jason and I were recently interviewed for an article about the World Record Spyder Bull. The article has been released and we are very pleased with how it turned out.

There will always be a lot of controversy surrounding the Spyder Bull and it is amazing that two years later the debate is still raging on!

Check out the article and let us know what you think: http://www.utahstories.com/2010/11/22/utah-hunters-turf-battle/

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  1. I just want to say that I really do have respect for Doyal Moss but his comment to mine in this article drives me crazy. Yes we all hunt with our buddies and help each other out and that is part of the process but Im not sitting on my couch or working in my Dr’s office waiting for Doyal to call me to fly down 3 different times to take a shot.. Im up there workin side by side with my buddies doing the same leg work that they are doing together. This is the point that Doyal is missing I would have less of an issue if he was involving his clients in the whole process and doing a service that teaching his clients the true ways of hunting. In his case he works with high end clients like Denny Austed, Shawn Bradley, Jeff Foxworthy because thats where he gets the big bucks. But hes just pinning the animal down in a location and then calling a shooter down to make the shot. That is the part that bugs. If these high paying clients want to experience a hunt then bring them down have them spend a whole week on the hill pursueing the animal for the shot. Again I know for Doyal its all about business and these high paying clients are willing to pay more for less work and so Doyal takes care of his customer but in the same note he is cheepening the sport.

    1. I agree with him to a point. I think what he did with Denny was crazy, but I think he was referencing some hunters that hate outfitters, but will still have their buddies help them. It is the same thing as having an outfitter, only cheaper.

      Who is to say that just because you have an outfitter you are not hunting as much? I don’t hunt as much as I would like, am I cheapening the sport because I don’t make it a year round event? I will try to scout as much as I can, but it is not nearly enough. I see nothing wrong with paying someone to do this type of work for me.

      Also, even though I know where an animal is and I know their tendencies it does not mean I can just walk into the woods and kill that animal. These animals are big for a reason, they are tough to hunt and have been eluding people for years.

  2. Guided hunts provide a great way to harvest trophy quality animals if and when you don’t have the means to do it yourself. I don’t know if I have all the facts straight on the whole “Spyder bull” issue, but from what I’ve heard, it was more of a guided hunt than I would ever want to go on. I think there are different levels of guided hunts — some you go along and hike and work right alongside you guide to locate and harvest the animal. In this situation the guide is helping you because he knows the area and the trophy potential of that area, maybe even a few animals that are living there. But a few outfitters/guides have taken this to an extreme. They take all of the “hunting” out of the hunt by locating and surveying animals day after day until the hunter has time to show up and take the shot.

    IMO, this would cheapen the hunt for me. I get a lot more satisfaction out of doing it myself. But to each his own, we can’t get divided against ourselves as hunters. I just pray that generations after me will have the same opportunity that I do to walk out onto public land and hunt the game that resides there without paying outlandish fees for permits or trespass.

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