In 2009 I was fortunate enough to become friends with Jack after he went on his first hunt with us. The hunt was more or less to “check us out” to see if we made the team so to speak. Fast forward to 2021, we became great friends and every year we look forward to Jack and the crew coming on their annual Mexico hunt.
Anyone who knew Jack knows how much he loved Family, Friends and the Outdoors. Jack lived life full throttle, he worked and played hard. During the period spanning over a decade, Jack and Crew became known as the “BSU Crew” because of all the fun and success they had hunting.
Jack was given full credit for the nickname and became Legendary among many hunters. Jack was the perfect fit for our style of hunting and everyone surrounded themselves around him. The BSU Crew took many great Coues bucks over the years including eleven scoring 120” or more. Of those, Jack took five bucks scoring between 122”-146-4/8”.
Jack was much more than a friend to us. Jack was a Leader, Motivator and Supporter. Jack had a natural ability to motivate, simply from his positive “On It” response to everything. Jack never second guessed us, he never gave up and pushed hard to overcome any challenges, he did it his way…..his style was addictive!! Jack was the easiest guy to work hard for in the toughest situations, when the cards were down and chances were slim. Jack’s ability to influence others was incredible. I will miss this the most. Jack was a hard charger, he never complained about an unsuccessful hunt and celebrated the great hunts in style, he enjoyed but appreciated every moment. That’s why it was easy to work hard for Jack.
In September 2020, Jack went on Coues hunt with a couple of his best friends. I was blessed to be on that hunt. Jack’s hunt ended on the fourth afternoon on September 19th high on a mountain and far from the roads end. Jack’s four long days of persistence, patience and preparation was rewarded that day. Jack never gave up, pushed hard, never quite, never complained, he just did it, he did it Jack’s way. That day Jack took the best buck of his life. Jack was in the place he enjoyed the most surrounded by his best friends. The week turned out to be a hunt none of us will ever forget. As it turned out, this was Jack’s last hunt and last buck! Jack’s friends now visit Jack on his favorite hill on their annual hunt and share their continued success in a place Jack loved.
Thank you for the true friendship Jack! Thank you for all the special times and memories and thank you for being there anytime, anywhere. Jack will be deeply missed in so many ways by so many people, but he will never be forgotten.
Rest in Peace…love you like a brother Jack!
~ Brad Fulk