The SPIDER BULL 2, of Silvertine, died on Nov 16, 2017. He was 11 years old. Spider worked hard this fall as a breeder on our ranch and dedicated himself to passing on his incredible genetics. He was a unique soul, and enjoyed playing hide and seek with me this fall. He will be greatly missed. Spider will be survived by his many sons well into the future. A memorial service organized by Silvertine was held yesterday at the lodge. Memorial donations may be made in Spiders name to Steve Rahn and will secure YOU a hunt on our ranch next fall.
The Lang Brothers had an action packed evening, both collecting their FIRST bull elk within a half hour of each other, and too boot they both scored within a few inches of each others around the 375" mark. Congratulations you two, it was one hell of a 20 hour day ....
It seems we have an "Antler Junkie" on our hands here with Ray! Third time is a charm for Ray Mohr from Edmonton as he hunted and harvested a total beast of a Roosevelt Elk. This monster scored 540". Good Job Ray and see you in October for your Woods Bison and Markhor Hunt.
After a rough first day where Olivia got run over buy a Yak Bull, their luck turned around big time. Olivia 14, shot her first ever Elk Bull with her crossbow late on the third evening, a nice 350 class. Great job girlm I am very proud of you! Her Father Dino got his moment the next morning on a nice 378" - 7 point bull. I know you are talking about it, but I hope it pans out for you to return again in the coming years to break that 400" mark Dino.
Dawn and Kevin were Silvertine's first guests on the NEW expansive 800 acre property, and they had a hell of a hunt. the weather was HOT, not warm, but HOT, and they trudged around behind me like champs. I am sure they were starting to scratch their heads wondering if they were going to connect and kill Elk. Sighting after sighting, stalk after stalk for two days resulted in failure. Score was Elk 10 - Hunters 0. Then on the third day we got our chance and go into a nice group of summer bachelor bulls, and we got a double header. Dawn 420" and Kevin a 370" bulls, great job you two! Looking forward to hunting with you next year again.
Every NEW guest I ask how they found Silvertine and ended up here hunting with me. Majority of the time they will follow their friends to their hunting outfitters, either on their recommendation or the knowledge of a friend's success, some just start "Googleing" (if that's a word?) their quest of a "Best of Best for Trophy Elk Outfitters". My Guests have told me repeatedly that if you are looking for a truly amazing Monster Canadian Elk, Silvertine has been the most consistent producer of impressive world record typical and non-typical trophies in North America for the price, with non-typical scores ranging from the mid 400's to 600", and typical's consistently in the high 300's to nearly 500".
Beyond the magnificent high ranking bulls Silvertine has produced, it is overall the Silvertine Elk Hunting Experience. It's an experience like no other. The experience is everything, and it's what hunting is all about. Silvertine has spent the last 13 years creating the most unique and unrivaled Elk hunting experience in the nation, as our hunters will attest to. Unlike most Elk Ranches, Silvertine's Bulls are turned out in June on our vast property that ranges from dense stands of poplar, to impenetrable spruce swamps, tall timber and rolling hills thick with mixed bush. Silvertine's Bulls are wild, and when you enter the front gate you are in the wilderness, you are in their domain, their home, and they live here and learn the 1,000-plus acre fair chase property and how to elude us hunters. There are huge 10 year old plus bulls on the property that we rarely see, and they get smart!
Hunters can expect a real hunting experience, a challenging Fair Chase hunt, and to see a lot of big bulls. But you will need to put your time in and call me, so I can guide you to your next "Trophy Bull Elk".
It is with incredible sadness that I inform all of Yogi's friends that knew him, that on May 31st, he lost his fight with cancer at 15 years of age. Yogi is no longer there to greet me in the mornings, to make me smile or laugh anymore, life is quiet without him. Yogi was far more than a pet, he was family. Having no children of my own, a lifestyle of guiding and ranching where there is a place for a companion like Yogi each and every day, he was a consistent friend through joy and loss. Out in the world he was my other set of eyes, ears, and nose that could help guide my way. Yogi slept with me most every night, and told me every morning that I was his reason for being. Yogi would place his head on my chest each morning to wake me up, watching, waiting for me to open my eyes, and when I did, I would feel and hear the thump of his tail at my smallest smile. Yogi had nothing to leave behind of value except his love and faith. The way Yogi would look at me when he was hurt, when I would not take him on truck rides, he would be sick with worry that he was not there to care for me. When I would be wrong, Yogi would be quick and delighted to forgive me. When I was angry, Yogi had an amazing way of clowning around to make me smile again, and when I was happy, he would be unbounded with joy! With Yogi, life was whole, had meaning and worth, and I was all powerful. Yogi taught me the meaning of being devoted. Yogi was a secret comfort and a private peace. Yogi brought me understanding where before there was ignorance. Yogi could heal all my hurts just by looking up at me with those flashing trusting eyes. Yogi gave me protection for all things known and unknown. Yogi always promised to wait for me, whenever, wherever, in case I need him, and I learned I needed him far more than he needed me. Yogi was more than just a dog, he was loyalty itself, a true companionship, my emotional support and a friend were I found acceptance without judgement. Yogi's most precious quality - his unconditional love. Yogi, I still listen for you and miss you every day, run with the wind my handsome gentleman. Thank you Yogi for all you did for me, you were my best friend. How truly fortunate and enriched my life has been to share love with you for so many years. Yogi, you were my favorite Hello and my hardest Good Buy.
In 2014 Rob Foulton hunted and shot three species of Exotic and Wild Rams here at Silvertine. During his travels around the property we continualy bumped into massive whitetailbucks and fallow bucks< well the fire was burning and re-booked for a trophy whitetail hunt and fallow hunt. Last week Rob was very successful as he harvested a WHOPPER 263" whitetail and not one but TWO trophy fallow bucks, a light colored and dark colored ginger. Congratulations my friend and looking forward to hunting with you next year. Yes he re-booked for more fallow deer and a few more rams . . . . and maybe a whitetail you never know, his willpower is not too strong when there is massive Silvertine buck standing in front of him! Haha!
* Steve Rahn * Owner/Outfitter of Silvertine.