2007 was a good year for the Haugen family. It began shortly after the first of the year, when Scott traveled to Sonora, Mexico. It was here he successfully hunted desert mule deer and the prized Coues deer. Not only was the Coues deer a record book buck, but it also completed Scott’s single-season deer slam, an accomplishment he’s reportedly the first man to achieve.
Following sportshow season, the Haugens hit the road in the spring, filming shows for both BowTech’s Western Adventures (no longer airing), and Outdoor America. The trip began in Texas, where Kazden (age 4) and Braxton (age 6) took their first javelina, by way of spot & stalk. Braxton also took a pair of nice hogs.
The family hunted several western states for turkeys, varmints and bear. In Wyoming, the Haugen boys joined mom and dad on a turkey hunt, and even did some calling on the box call for mom. They were right by her side when she shot a nice tom. The boys also had a great time learning about, and shooting prairie dogs in two different states, and rode horses for the first time.
In early summer the Haugens continued their journey, heading north to Alaska. Here, the family caught salmon on several different rivers, and came away with many great ideas for Tiffany’s new cookbooks she’s writing, as well as Scott’s next book on bank fishing for salmon and steelhead. While there, Braxton, hunted black bears, but hot weather kept the bruins from moving.
Scott’s fall season started off well, where he took a near B&C pronghorn, spot & stalk, with his bow. Though the Roosevelt elk gave Scott the slip this year, he did have a wonderful deer season. For the second year in a row, Haugen took a blacktail, whitetail and mule deer. His 10-point Idaho whitetail stretched the tape to nearly 150-inches.
Scott and his father, Jerry Haugen, enjoyed two great father-son hunts together. The first found them in Wyoming, where they both scored on very good pronghorns. But the highlight of the entire season for Scott was one he didn’t even carry a rifle on, instead, he played guide for his dad. On that hunt, Jerry made a magnificent shot on a whopper, 150-inch Columbia blacktail in Oregon. Put that buck next to a 200-inch whitetail or 400-inch bull elk, and Scott would take the blacktail every time!
After Thanksgiving, Scott traveled back to Wyoming, where he took a dandy 10-point whitetail. The day after that he was in South Dakota, where he arrowed a high-racked mule deer in extremely cold, tough conditions, by way of spot & stalk. The Haugen’s year wrapped-up with both Scott and Tiffany taking turkeys, with their bows, and with some waterfowl hunting and steelhead fishing.
On the writing end, Tiffany had an incredible five, yes 5, cookbooks come out. She’s currently contracted to write six more. Scott had another salmon and steelhead fishing book released, and his popular Hunting The Alaskan High Arctic book came out in a hardback trade edition. Scott has two more books to write, one on salmon and steelhead fishing, another highlighting his top western big game hunts to date. Look for these and other books which are regularly updated on this website, as well as Tiffany’s, www.tiffanyhaugen.com.