Early morning bugles, the warmth of a sunrise, and giant bull elk all call Silvertine home. If you've ever dreamt of having a chance at huge elk give Steve at Silvertine a call!!
Published on Mar 3, 2018
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Ever dream of chasing giant whitetails in Saskatchewan? Look no further than Silvertine Wildlife Co. Get in touch with Steve Rahn and he'll make your dream trip a reality
Snow flakes flutter and chase each other in the air, +2 Celsius, the chickadees are dancing and chirping in the trees, squirrels nattering in the distance, a light south wind blows threw the tree tops sounding like a river rustling in the distance, we slowly sneak, one step, another step, wait, watch, listen. This goes on dawn until 4pm, no elk, only tracks.
Then Mark mutters under his breath, "Elk", and an outstretched arm points, we stop and watch as the old lead cow travels past us threw the timber 50 years away, then another, and another...OMG, there must have been 50 of them! the cows and calves chirping and mewing like an orchestra. But then the 51st one is a regal old bull, with dark chocolate antlers with polished "Silverttine's" falling back over his rump. Mark looks at me wide eyed . . . . I wink, and nod with approval.
It's days like this that remained ingrained in my memory forever, this is my thing, my life, this is why I hunt, and I LOVE it!
The last week has seen temps dip into the -30's here at the ranch. So today I found myself dreaming of a time when the cool mornings would turn into nice sunny Autumn days carrying the smells of the seasonal change and the bugle of the bull elk in the air. On one of those days repeat hunter Mr. Palmer and his son shot a magnificent 455" Bull elk! I am sick of winter already and looking forward to spring...man that's a long way away.
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.
* Steve Rahn * Owner/Outfitter of Silvertine.