I have been hunting the last 4 days with Jim Broberg, owner of Pine Ridge Archery, in Jo Davies county. Jim's home is near a new piece of property that I have been hunting so it was hard to say no when Jim asked me to stay at his camp. We have all been hunting hard the last week, but with this warm front it seems to really have shut these deer down. I guess we'll just have to wait a few days until the weather changes which are right around the corner. Marie's wife had some really good meals all prepared and the accommodations were perfect.
While I was in camp I asked Jim and Brian why they were not competing in the challenge this year and here was their response: “This year, we made a shift in who is competing for the title in the Campbell Outdoor Challenge. Instead of us, Team Pine Ridge Archery is being represented by two other Team Pine Ridge regulars, Scott and David Bakken. Scott will be the cameraman while his brother David will be drawing a bead for the team. Both of them are great hunters and worthy camera operators, but with Scott scoring on his largest buck ever on WI opening day he gave the reins to his brother David for the competition. Needless to say, we are all hoping that Scott and David "Team Pine Ridge" would pull off a win at the Campbell's Outdoor Challenge. We got some exciting news when they arrived in camp on Sunday as they took 2nd place. The boys were able to harvest a 164 inch buck on the last morning of the Challenge to pull out of 5th place into 2nd.
Last year Justin from Team HuntingNet.com/BowHunting.com won the challenge and has just arrived in camp to protect the title. For those of you who don’t know what the Campbell’s Challenge is here is an expert from there site:
The Campbell Outdoor Challenge features team competitions in “The Sport of Filming Hunts” and is open to anyone wanting to compete, regardless of age or experience level. Teams are awarded points based upon required video footage and the maturity of the animal filmed during the hunt. All outdoor challenge events are for wild, free-ranging game and hunts being filmed are conducted under the rules and regulations of the hosting states.
Here are some behind the scenes photos:
Here is a shot of all the teams competing in the challenge.
First deer harvested for Team Pine Ridge Archery.
On the last day they pulled off a super nice 164 inch Buck with great video footage!
The boys show up at camp taking 2nd place with a nice buck in the truck.
With warming temperatures we wasted not time getting this buck into the freezer.
Here we're all watching the footage that was captured during the hunt at Campbells.
I won't give away all of the details you will have to wait to see the full TV Shot. But it got exciting!
We'll I got to get to bed and get ready for another 5 days of hunting. The temps are getting colder and it's time to find another buck.