Eugene D. Royer

Date: October 18, 2015
Equipment Used: M77 Ruger 7mm Rem. Mag.
Location: Teton County, Wyoming
Pictured (left to right): Gene Royer
Trophy Size: 59-inch outside Green Measure approximately a 380 SCI score.
Trophy Species: Shiras Moose
Story: I’m a licensed disabled hunter and we started the hunt on horseback with 4U Outfitters’ Jesse Rodenbough on 9-29. We got on the horses before daylight and we saw a nice moose probably 3 miles or so away. We decided to pass it up as Jesse said he saw a larger one some days earlier, probably 3 to 4 miles east of the Grand Teton National Park. We hunted for another couple hours and made our way to Jesse’s elk camp around 11 a.m. or so. We rested a bit, had some lunch, and left to go back and do some more glassing. We glassed and waited till almost dusk, but no luck. We started making our way back to the corral and I crawled [literally] back in the truck and headed for my motel in Jackson. I don’t ride horses every day so I was plenty SORE! We glassed lots of spots by truck the next day, but no luck. I went home to Cheyenne and opened my business back up thru the 15th of October and headed back to Jackson on 10/16/15. I rested up the 17th, and Jesse picked me at 5 a.m. on the 18th and we drove through Grand Teton National Park, past Moran and on to Buffalo Valley Road where we met up with Jesse’s son Logan. We made our way towards Togwotee Pass where we found this MONSTER around 200 yards out in the willows with another bull and a cow and calf! I left the truck and walked several yards and made a killing shot albeit with a follow up. The rest is history, with a couple of freezers full of meat! My trophy is being mounted and I’m waiting for the 60-day drying time to be measured. I AM A LUCKY MAN!

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One Response to “Eugene D. Royer”

  1. Randy Lownes

    I have seen many Shiras moose over the years, and yours is indeed a very large speciman. You are indeed a lucky and proud man. Congratulations.