Pregnant Utah mom Allie Jo Hellerman enjoys hunting with her husband, Wader Hellerman, and their friends. Even though she is just about six weeks from giving birth to her second son, that hasn’t slowed down one bit!
According to a Facebook post from KUIU, Allie Jo had a limited entry tag this hunting season. She had to apply for a big game permit back in February to have her name entered into a drawing. According to the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, the results of the draw were revealed on May 31, 2021. The site states that Utah “has developed a drawing system that favors hunters that have applied the longest but that still gives new hunters a chance to obtain a permit.”
The Utah general-season archery any bull elk hunts begin Aug. 21 and ends Sept. 22, 2021.
Allie Jo’s name was drawn as a recipient of a coveted limited-entry and even though she was 7.5 months pregnant at the time of her hunt, she wasn’t going to let her limited-entry draw go to waste. She and her close friends and her husband Wade, rode into the hunting location on horses.
She waited patiently for the perfect bull elk…and her patience paid off. She managed to snag a 340″+ bull elk from 750 yards away.
Allie Jo took some celebratory photos with the elk and posted them to her Instagram page. In the first photo, she was holding on to the bull elk’s antlers in one hand and cradling her baby bump with the other. The hunter also revealed that she and her crew packed out the elk on their horses and packed out the hind quarters on her horse.
Check out her post below.