To hear Nick tell it, he was likely the first shootist in Tejas history to legally drop a deer with a suppressed rifle. And a very nice deer it was. But today we received notice over the electronic transom that Bill Wilson of Wilson Combat fame had some luck on the elk front, too. From Wilson Combat’s email blast: “Bill Wilson, known for successful hunts all over the world, recently went to the Longfellow Ranch in Southwest Texas (380,000+ acres of free range/no high fence hunting) and again, had great success. However, the interesting part of this hunt was his equipment choices for the trip. Usually, Bill will take a very nice bolt action rifle, but he now has the Wilson Combat .458 SOCOM in his favorite suppressed AR15 style rifle at his disposal. The .458 had no problem with the trophy bull at 80 yards, and likewise, had no problem with the 183 yard management bull shot.” As Tom no doubt says to Gisele just about every day, nice rack.