Sept/Oct 2014 EHJ (Issue 145) - I was lucky enough to draw an early muzzleloader season tag in the high country. I truly love the high country and wanted to try my luck and wits against what I believe is the ultimate trophy, monster mule deer. Ever since I was a kid I have followed my dad into high peaks and basins. It has been something special for me to get to these places, even though it hurts getting there.
With solid recommendations from friends, I selected a few areas to start. The Colorado high country is some of the most beautiful, rugged and just plain cool big buck country on the planet.
I started my conditioning early and my great friend Kevin Kochevar was to join us. Dad and I left a day later than expected due to some very bad weather. Neither one of us had any idea what was in store for our new adventure, we were just thrilled to the gills to get started and start exploring a new area.