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1953 April Outdoor Life – Five of a Kind

2012 September 30
by Jan Wilkinson

This is a wonderful story written in the April 1953 – Outdoor Life magazine about an unbelievable hunting trip taken by my grandfather Dan Auld Sr., his son Dan “Jack” Auld, and his twin sister my mother Joan Auld Powell and my dad Milroy Powell along with the author and first cousin Robert “Bob” Ramsey. Their trip was in the Kaibab National Forest on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona.  The “five of a kind” hunters were able to take five non-typical mule deer and had memories for a lifetime.








As you can tell from the story; the five were the happiest hunters in TEXAS, too!!

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My Mother Joan Auld Powell’s 1950 non-typical mule deer had 39 points and 33 inches between the widest points and scored a 230 6/8.  Mother and Daddy went to New York for the Boone and Crockett Club Awards ceremony at the Museum of Natural History to receive her award in late fall of 1953. Side note: she happened to be very pregnant with me; I was born December 15, 1953.

Owned by Jan Wilkinson @wilkinsonranch.com

Owned by Jan Wilkinson @wilkinsonranch.com

Owned by Jan Wilkinson @wilkinsonranch.com

My Dad’s mule deer were also in the Boone and Crockett record books.

Rank 8

Boone and Crockett

Non-Typical Mule Deer

Killed by Milroy Powell

1950 – Kaibab Forest, Arizona

Score 188 5/8: 89 5/8 = 278 2/8

 

Rank 15

Boone and Crockett

Non-Typical Mule Deer

Found by Milroy Powell and Dan Auld Jr.

1952 – Kaibab Forest, Arizona

Score 210 4/8: 58 2/8 = 268 6/8

All my younger years were spent living with these deer and I am very proud to own my Mother’s deer shown below.

Owned by Jan Wilkinson @wilkinsonranch.com

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  1. November 10, 2012

    We are all so lucky to have such great people in our lives and I have enjoyed sharing their stories. I hope you have found a local printer for color; I look forward to reading your book. Jan

  2. linda permalink
    November 10, 2012

    What a wonderful story!! And of course Bob is my hero! It is because of him that I do what I do today!! We do need to get together sometime! I would love to see your mom’s deer but then this is coming from a gal who has horns hanging in her house and garage!!

    Linda

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