I could not wait to share the photos with you of...

I could not wait to share the photos with you of a buck I just shot in Nevada. I was hunting with Paul Stewart, one of the finest mule deer guides in the business.

Paul spotted this absolutely beautiful, symmetrical 4×4 on day 5. We relocated him on day 6 and I made a stalk to 330 yards after he got out of his bed in the evening. One shot from the Boswell Custom .300 WSM and he was down. There was no ground shrinkage on this buck!!

This is a trophy I have been dreaming about my entire life!

I did not shoot this hunt for a full feature blog post because we are hunting public land and I do not want to give away any information or landmarks of where Paul and I were hunting.

I hope you all are having a great fall. Please email us your photos at album@kuiu.com!



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This article has 87 comment(s)

  1. Corry Reply

    Beautiful buck. Congrats.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Corry!

  2. Nigel Ivy Reply

    Great buck, Jason! Congrats!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it Nigel.


  3. Shane Close Reply


    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Shane!

  4. Kevin Reply

    Congrats on a great buck Jason. I’ve heard good thing about Paul, they were obviously true. Congrats.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Paul is the man!

  5. Shaun Allison Reply

    NIce buck Jason, very symmetrical.. Well done

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Mate!

  6. Colby Kendell Reply

    Wow, nice work Jason! Incredible Muley, might as well be an elk at that size. Congratulations!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Colby!

  7. Brent Miller Reply

    Holy Smokes! Great buck J!
    What did he tape out at?

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Brent, I have not measured him yet.


  8. Jon Clough Reply

    Nice! I am looking forward to tagging a nice Muley North Idaho Muley someday.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Jon!

  9. Eric Johnson Reply

    Great buck of a lifetime!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Eric.

  10. George Hicks Reply


    Wow, that is truly the buck of a lifetime. Unbelievable. Congratulations!! I would love to see it in person. Let me know when it is back from the taxidermist.


    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I will George! Congratulations on your great buck this year as well!


  11. Beth Burns Reply

    Congrats, J! You’re just going to Euro mount that, right? 🙂

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Of course:)

  12. Jerry Gowins Reply

    Fantastic buck, Jason! Congratulations!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Jerry!!!!

  13. Armosino Reply

    Great job Jason, what a trophy!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate the comment Armosino!

  14. john Reply


    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you!

  15. Chip Reply

    Fantastic buck! Congrats,

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Chip!

  16. A.Ivy Reply

    Great Buck! Congrats

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it Andy!

  17. Errol Reply

    Really great Buck ! Congrats

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you so much Errol!!

  18. L. KunZe Reply

    Unbelievable harvest!!!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you very much!

  19. Jim Lyman Reply

    Awesome buck Jason ,congratulations !!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Jim!

  20. David Reply

    Outstanding! Great to see a brother harvesting a super trophy.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it David!!

  21. T Downing Reply

    Jason–Congrats on such a magnificent buck! A mule deer of a lifetime. Oh, and well done on the bear taken with your traditional bow! It was cool to see the pic in the latest issue of Traditional Bowhunter Magazine. Gotta love it.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you T!

  22. Brady Miller Reply

    Truly a buck of a lifetime! Congrats, Jason.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it Brady!

  23. Jody Reply

    Very nice buck, congrats!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Jody!


    Wow Great buck!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it Dennis!

  25. J.Kranz Reply

    Nice buck. Tell me where or I’ll cancel my orders. Just kiddy bro, You have the best hunting gear on the plant.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      No-tell Canyon.

  26. Peter Reply

    What a cranker, big congrats to you! You are sure you don`t want to share GPS co-ords right? 😉

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I would but Paul would KILL me! Thank you Peter!

  27. Justin Starck Reply

    That is a fine buck! Congratulations.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Justin!!!

  28. Troy Talbot Reply

    Very nice! I’d like to hear what he scores, when you get a chance?

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Troy!!!

  29. Cody Gray Reply

    What a brute! I hope to see his long lost cousin in a couple weeks! Congrats!!!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Cody and good luck!

  30. Marc Fong Reply

    Very nice Jason. Congratulations!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thank you Marc!

  31. Keith Peter Reply

    Congrats Jason, what did he score?

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Keith. I do not know what he scores? We did not throw a tape on him. He is at the Taxidermist now.

  32. Craig Germond Reply

    Great looking buck! Congrats!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Craig!

  33. Brian Reply

    That is a great typical buck!! Congrats Jason!!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I appreciate it Brian!!

  34. Mike P Reply

    Great buck Jason, nothing better than a monster muley


    Mike P

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Yes, it sure is exciting! I am still on cloud 9!

  35. Jeff M. Valunas Reply

    Very Nice!!! I think I have been dreaming about that buck, my whole life, also… LOL:) Perhaps this will be the year! I head to SE Arizona on Nov. 12th, for 10 days, (3)scouting and (7)hunting if needed. Regardless of the results, I can’t wait to get down there and put my KUIU Gear on, and enjoy some “Soul Cleansing” Beauty!
    Congrats my friend-

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      I hope so, Jeff! You deserve it. Good luck and let me know how you do on your hunt.


  36. Austin Barnett Reply

    Very impressive Jason! It’s good to see mature buck like that taken at the right time. Nicely done

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Austin!

  37. Chris stone Reply

    WOOOWWW!!! congrats Jason on a stud mule deer!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Chris!!

  38. Aaron Hicks Reply

    Absolute NV giant!! Nice work Jason. Patrick said he was a pig but goodness…everything you’d want…width, symmetrical…just an absolute stud! -ah

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Aaron! Yep, still flying on Cloud 9 right now!!!


  39. Kevin Reply

    can I vote for this one to be in Eastman’s Great Buck…. Question… Are you going to provide a pack list? This hunt didn’t look as hard as your Arctic Red River hunt… Wondering on how one would pack for Nevada Vrs Alaska.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Yes I am working on my pack list for Arctic Red and will put together the one I used in Nevada. I like your suggestions.


  40. Stephen Prater Reply

    Awesome Jason! Hey what boots did you wear on this hunt?

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Zamberlan KUIU Pamir. It is the only boot I wear now.

  41. Steve Ameral Reply

    Awesome buck Jason.
    Perfect rack, nice and symmetrical. Just Beautiful.
    Hopefully I will have an equal quality Blacktail for pictures next month during the late season archery hunt.

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Steve!

  42. Jed Jones Reply

    Congrats again Jason! That buck is “Ridiculous”, if you know what I mean!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Jed! It was great to share a hunting camp with you. Please stay in touch!


  43. Jason Reply

    Congrats on the Giant. That things a dandy! Just another testament that NV can play with the big boys.

  44. Brett Behm Reply

    Congratulations on a beautiful buck Jason!! I’m not sure if that smile on your face could get any bigger. I’m headed into the Wilderness Area in WY next fall for a big ol Muley (which is how I’ve come accross your products), I would be happy as hell to find something even close to what you harvested! Have fun trying to top that in years to come!

    • Jason Hairston Reply

      Thanks Brett!

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