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Old 08-15-2019, 05:05 AM   #1
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The day is finally here!

Dad and I (MDB & Brunner) will be heading to the ATX airport this afternoon to begin our trip of a lifetime to Broadmouth Canyon Ranch in Idaho.

We will both be chasing a trophy class bull elk near Firth, Idaho with our bow.

This all started actually as a CCA purchased African Safari last spring but after discussing with Dad I pulled the plugged on that, sold the trip here, and put the money down on a deposit for this elk hunt.

We will fly in to Salt Lake City this evening. Spending the night and pick up our truck rental to finish the 3-1/2 hour drive to the ranch in the morning. This is private land owner tag hunt.

I will update as much as I possibly can from now until August 22. There is ZERO AT&T Cell service there so I purchased a pre paid Verizon phone so I may be able to update here, talk to wife and kids, and check in with work.

We are flying up, hunting Aug 17-20, then ideally driving our meat, capes, and antlers back as a road trip to Texas in a Penske Box Truck lol!

The adventure begins this afternoon. Stay tuned!!








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Old 08-15-2019, 05:12 AM   #2
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:26 AM   #3
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Little more background:

My family I have been on a health transformation journey since late last year. Weíve gone from Keto (which worked) to regular low carb low fat, to getting back in the gym on a 3-4 days a week basis. Also we have been on a product line called Genesis Pure which is an all natural health product line.

Subliminally Dad and I began to realize that this healthy lifestyle change also paired in prepping physically for the physical demands the elk hunt would present to us, was meant to be and all came full circle.

I was at an all time heaviest point in December 2018. 250lbs at 5í11Ē and didnít realize how bad it had got until I saw a picture of myself on an exotic hunt. Talk about eye opening. That second week of December 2018 I said enough was enough and I began the journey to get back in shape .

Fast forward through winter and spring - we did Keto, low carb with low fat, and then implemented the gym.

Currently the past 4-5 weeks I changed it up. Iím walking/fast walking 2-3 miles at 4:45AM in my closed up garage at a 11 degrees incline 3-4 MPH on the treadmill. Keeping my heart rate at 130-140 for a solid 35 min. TALK ABOUT SWEAT!!!

In the actual gym doing weights 2-4 days a week and strict strict weekly meal prep.

I graduated HS in 2005 at 187 pounds.

Today I am 196 pounds with more defined muscle and definitely much lower body fat percentage.

I tell you this to share that if myself, who has two kids, a wife, very demanding job that doesnít allow much time for healthy meals and exercise during the work days, if I can do it and make it work you can to. Just have to book an elk hunt lol hold yourself accountable to be hunt ready by departure day. Iím sure altitude will kick my butt but I am definitely confident in my abilities to tackle tougher terrain at a high pace.

My dad has also made a 180 degree life style change in losing 40+ lbs, back in the gym, back to eating right, and also using a product line of hemp based CBR products for hip pain.

We are ready for this and I feel our health transformation set us up for the challenge of an Idaho Archery Elk Hunt.










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Old 08-15-2019, 05:30 AM   #4
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Old 08-15-2019, 05:44 AM   #5
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:13 AM   #6
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:21 AM   #7
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Hey that's my money you took elk hunting!

I wish you and your Dad the best of luck! My son and i leave for Sabudawn Safaris in two weeks! Keep us posted!
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:28 AM   #8
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Good luck on the hunt and congrats on the health transformation.
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:29 AM   #9
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Good luck, hope to get up there one day!
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:33 AM   #10
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Hey that's my money you took elk hunting!

I wish you and your Dad the best of luck! My son and i leave for Sabudawn Safaris in two weeks! Keep us posted!


Lol yessir youíre right it is - thanks for making it all work out for all parties


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Old 08-15-2019, 06:34 AM   #11
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Good luck on the hunt and congrats on the transformation!
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:34 AM   #12
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Little breakfast and Lion King with my boys and wife before we leave for 7 days.




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Old 08-15-2019, 06:47 AM   #13
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This is great in every way. Congrats on the life change and good luck hunting what appears to be some beautiful country. We will all be checking in!
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Old 08-15-2019, 06:50 AM   #14
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:09 AM   #15
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Good luck! Cant wait to hear the story!
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Old 08-15-2019, 07:09 AM   #16
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Congrats to you and your dad on the lifestyle changes. You have already got your reward, now go get you an Idaho trophy.

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:24 AM   #17
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Wishing yíall the best of luck!! Yíall definitely put in the hard work to be ready!!


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Old 08-15-2019, 07:28 AM   #18
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Following; best of luck and congrats on a heck of an accomplishment.

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Old 08-15-2019, 07:29 AM   #19
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Yep. Definitely put that carrot in front of me. Was totally shocked when I was TOLD, Dad, you need to get in shape.! Weíre going and itís all paid for. And you canít back out. Funny how roles reverse as we get older. I can remember our first bow hunt together like yesterday. Had no clue what we were doing. But it was so dang fun. Iíve been there when both my boys took their first deer with a bow. No greater feeling. Canít thank Ross enough for putting this together. A bucket list hunt for sure. Wished Reid could make it, but being a high school Coach and Teacher, heís gets to raise someone elseís kids. Proud of both boys.
Ross Brunner, youíve out done yourself on this one. Not sure how to repay you.
Iím excited and a little nervous.
Yep. Not just a hunt of a lifetime, but more of an adventure of a lifetime.
ďHunt with your kids or Hunt for your kids.!Ē Or just be involved in whatever they do.



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Old 08-15-2019, 08:07 AM   #20
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Yep. Definitely put that carrot in front of me. Was totally shocked when I was TOLD, Dad, you need to get in shape.! Weíre going and itís all paid for. And you canít back out. Funny how roles reverse as we get older. I can remember our first bow hunt together like yesterday. Had no clue what we were doing. But it was so dang fun. Iíve been there when both my boys took their first deer with a bow. No greater feeling. Canít thank Ross enough for putting this together. A bucket list hunt for sure. Wished Reid could make it, but being a high school Coach and Teacher, heís gets to raise someone elseís kids. Proud of both boys.
Ross Brunner, youíve out done yourself on this one. Not sure how to repay you.
Iím excited and a little nervous.
Yep. Not just a hunt of a lifetime, but more of an adventure of a lifetime.
ďHunt with your kids or Hunt for your kids.!Ē Or just be involved in whatever they do.



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Definitely an Adventure of a Lifetime and you going with me is the best way to repay, memories that will last a lifetime.


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Old 08-15-2019, 08:11 AM   #21
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Are you all hunting the free range part of the ranch?

Good luck and safe travels. If their weather is anything close to ours it's been cool already in the morning, 40's here. Layers up and enjoy yourselves.
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:16 AM   #22
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:45 AM   #23
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Old 08-15-2019, 08:56 AM   #24
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Are you all hunting the free range part of the ranch?

Good luck and safe travels. If their weather is anything close to ours it's been cool already in the morning, 40's here. Layers up and enjoy yourselves.


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Old 08-15-2019, 09:09 AM   #25
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:10 AM   #26
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Good luck! I'm in on this one. Elk hunt is on the bucket list.
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Old 08-15-2019, 09:44 AM   #27
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:48 AM   #28
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Headed north to Hallettsville to pick up Pops (aka MDB)

Southwest flight to Salt Lake 3:30pm out of ATX


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Old 08-15-2019, 11:52 AM   #29
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Old 08-15-2019, 11:58 AM   #30
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:17 PM   #31
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Tell your Dad to take it easy. I need him back at work after this adventure is over! LOL
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:36 PM   #32
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:37 PM   #33
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:41 PM   #34
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Good luck!! I'm in Austin now. About to head up to the airport to check on a project we have going on there. Flying out to elk hunt in the land of the giants sounds a lot better. I'll be following along!!
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Old 08-15-2019, 12:43 PM   #35
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You guys will have a blast! Idaho is one of the most scenic states I've ever seen. Good Luck to you and your dad. That will be time well spent. Cant wait to follow this thread. Safe Travels!!
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:14 PM   #36
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I predict you will have a very good time! We hunted several years ago with them on their Utah property. It is a different kind of hunt but beautiful properties from what I have seen.
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:23 PM   #37
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Following along. Broadmouth is a truly awesome place!


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Old 08-15-2019, 01:32 PM   #38
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:37 PM   #39
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Old 08-15-2019, 01:40 PM   #40
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:18 PM   #41
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Good luck!! Is that still Rulon Jones place? I remember talking to him 17 years ago when I was planning out honeymoon! We ended up in Chama but Idaho woulda been cool too! He seemed like a real nice guy with a cool ranch!
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:34 PM   #42
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Good luck! That is some beautiful country!
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:39 PM   #43
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:45 PM   #44
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Old 08-15-2019, 02:50 PM   #45
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Have a great trip, beautiful country. I was up that way not to long ago killing the cat in my pic.
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:03 PM   #46
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:33 PM   #47
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Small flight delay of 35 min

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Old 08-15-2019, 03:43 PM   #48
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:46 PM   #49
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Old 08-15-2019, 03:54 PM   #50
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