Because I finally listened to Eric, in one calendar hunting season, I harvested a musk-ox in Alaska in February with my bow, my first archery bull elk in early October, an antelope in late October and finally a mule deer in November.
This year was an embarrassment of hunting riches. And I have one person to thank for a dream season…Eric Bachofner. Full disclosure, I am lucky enough to call him a friend and someone I can turn to during life’s difficult moments for advice and comfort. But best of all, there is no one and I mean no one, who has the knowledge, intelligence and good old common sense to match Eric when it comes to giving you the information you need to make any big game hunt in the Western United States happen. His knowledge of the entire Western United States big game hunting districts, gives anyone listening to what he is saying the best chances to fulfill their hunting dreams come true. Eric knew I wanted DIY hunts on public land that would allow me to challenge myself and share the adventure with the folks I care most about. Because I finally listened to Eric, in one calendar hunting season, I harvested a musk-ox in Alaska in February with my bow, my first archery bull elk in early October, an antelope in late October and finally a mule deer in November. My freezer is full, my office is filling up with European mounts, and my respect and appreciation for Eric’s knowledge, passion, concern and integrity grow every day.
Do yourself a favor and hire Top Draw Consulting to give you the information to put your dream season together. Hopefully, this year it will be a New Mexico Ibex for me. Yea, I was ready to go to Europe and bow hunt for an Ibex when Eric gently pointed me to what could be one of the toughest hunts in the world. Thanks Eric.
– Jason Bryan
Stop blindly throwing your money at the drawing dart board and let Eric help you find the right tag in the right place at the right price with the right odds!
As a hunter that is 100% dedicated to DIY, that vast majority being on public land, I was never interested in paying someone to do my homework for me. Fortunately, a friend introduced me to Eric and Top Draw Consulting. After just one phone call I realized that in order to maximize my DIY public land opportunities, especially for the “Big 3,” working with Eric was crucial. His knowledge and understanding of not only the draw odds but how they work and how every state differs helped me to find a tag and unit that fit my needs and goals. After drawing the perfect tag the first year working with Eric he then spent countless hours assisting me prepare in other ways such as scouting in order to help me be successful. The end result was a filled tag on a great archery velvet bull moose on the third evening of my hunt. You’ll never find another guy who is as committed to your hunt start to finish as Eric. Stop blindly throwing your money at the drawing dart board and let Eric help you find the right tag in the right place at the right price with the right odds!
– Eric Huleatt
I probably don’t have much of a name on Bowsite, but what little “rank” I have built up there over the last few years, I would put all of it behind Eric and Top Draw.
I am just now jumping into the points game, and after talking with Eric he set me up with short term, mid-term, and long term draw plans. After spending time with Eric learning about his passion for bowhunting, I feel very confident in the advice and points plan he built for me. I gave him my budget, what species’ I was interested in, and what I was hoping for trophy potential/draw length wise and he got me set up and confident in the western tag game in 8 different states, applying for 9 different species.
His knowledge of the ins and outs of western draws and opportunities is second-to-none. Not to mention all the tags this guy has drawn himself… His own results speak for themselves when it comes to drawing tags in great areas. Would definitely recommend Top Draw to anyone seeking advice or guidance when it comes to western hunting.
– Chase Boggs