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trouttramp
09-14-2011, 12:01 PM
1704170317021701 Well did lots of research and made the trek out west for my first COhigh country hunt a DIY public land bow hunt. Spent 11 Days in the backcountry without seeing even a foot print except that made by my friend that was with me. After making many mistakes managed to make it all come together on day 10 on my first ever high country mule deer and i couldn't be more pumped! We hunted hard with a thirteen mile hike from the trailhead and a ten mile move halfway through the hunt. It was an awesome experience and a trip i hope to make a yearly thing. I absolutly love the mountains and this was just icing on the cake! Managed to stalk within 25yards of this bruiser and put a perfect double lunger on him, with this steepness of the terrain it felt just like a tree stand shot on a white tail back home! Can't wait to get back, but for now i am going to have to be content with sitting in a tree.

MIhunter
09-14-2011, 12:34 PM
Awesome buck. Looks like a lot of work but a lot of fun at the same time. Congrats

Drhorsepower
09-14-2011, 01:03 PM
That's a great buck. Congratulations. Have you put tape to him yet? He has great forks!

thump&dump
09-14-2011, 01:09 PM
congrats! sounds like a well earned buck

brudno
09-14-2011, 01:16 PM
great buck, sounds like a great hunt

trouttramp
09-14-2011, 02:27 PM
Thanks guys, i am really pumped, definetely put a lot of effort into getting him, everything from the physical training to the research to the feet on the ground hiking up and down some crazy mountains with packs loaded for eleven days worth of living and hunting it was worth every bit and a constant adventure.
Haven't put a tape on him yet and have no clue what he will score with the velvet he went straight to the taxidermest, anybody got any estimates?

AR15_44E
09-14-2011, 02:58 PM
Awesome Mulie! Great job.

Blue Skies Hunting Advent
09-14-2011, 03:03 PM
Fantastic job and a great buck, you did it the right way, congrats. I would guess 165-170 for score. Did you draw on your first try or did you put in for points prior to this.

JNDEER
09-14-2011, 03:14 PM
Great buck and big time congrats. I don't think many can say they head into CO for their first backcountry hunt and score the first time! Awesome job.

In God We Trust
09-14-2011, 04:43 PM
Good job! Coming out and scoring on your fist muley hunt is an accomplishment. It took me a few years to get my first good muley with a bow. Congrats to you and your buddy.

Jon Boy
09-14-2011, 08:55 PM
thats awesome buck! congrats

dhershberger
09-15-2011, 08:09 PM
Sweet muley! Its even more rewarding when its a backcountry hunt in the high country!

Leveller
09-15-2011, 08:39 PM
Fantastic muley, congrats! Excited to get out to E.Or for mine in a couple of weeks now!

twp1224
09-16-2011, 10:01 AM
CONGRATS! Nice buck!

SDbowhunter
09-16-2011, 06:28 PM
nice job in the high country

Bitterroot Bulls
09-16-2011, 08:22 PM
Awesome buck and awesome story! If that buck doesn't touch 180 gross I would be surprised. What a fine trophy!

BOHNTR
09-16-2011, 08:56 PM
Nice archery mule deer.......congratulations!

MT backcountry hunter
09-17-2011, 02:22 PM
Nice work. Gagger of a buck!

trouttramp
09-17-2011, 06:34 PM
Thanks again guys, this was my first time putting in for the draw and i didn;t have any points. I did a ton of research to pick an area and did a lot of phyical training to make sure i could get in and maintain for the entire hunt and i had more fun than i could have imagined! Can't wait for next season!

NDHunter
09-18-2011, 01:51 PM
Very nice!

pcc2b
09-18-2011, 07:37 PM
I sent you a PM. We were in that same area, same time.

jenbickel
09-19-2011, 08:40 AM
Congrats!! That's a great buck!!!

RUTTIN
09-20-2011, 01:07 PM
Very nice, great job, now your hooked!

Conrad8899
10-15-2011, 11:03 AM
Congrats. Thats a awsome buck. Do you have any more pictures. I cant get enough of the back country...