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troutcarver
11-14-2013, 05:01 PM
Iím finally getting around to posting up my hunt I had in Colorado 3rd season. As you can see it was a successful hunt not just because I shot a nice deer but because I had seen some beautiful country and was where I wanted to be for a week.
The hunt was very tough because there was no snow to push the animals down from the high country. It was hot and dry for being November. I had hunted this area last year and we spent most of our time hitting one particular area. We were not successful but learned a lot. This year we tried to cover as many different areas as we could. We tried high, middle and the low country.
The morning I shot my buck we were working an area that we had seen some deer while we were high and they were low. We hunted in the area we thought the deer were and they were nowhere to be found. We started working back and came upon a clearing in the cedars and I spotted a doe then I had seen a buck that was a defiant shooter. I didnít have time to sit down or get on sticks and shot free hand at 150 yards. My first shot hit him hard and I sent a second shot just to be sure. Those cedars there are so thick it would be easy to lose him in there. There was no need to track him far. He was dead 20 feet away. There was a surge of emotion when I first set eyes on him. He is by far the biggest buck Iíve ever shot. I couldnít believe the mass he had. It was an easy pack out. It feels so much better when itís your own animal. I had my taxidermist score him at 172 inches. Couldnít have been happier on how my hunt turned out. Thanks to those guys that were willing to give me pointers and to offer advice and encouragement.
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ddress00
11-14-2013, 05:02 PM
thats one hell of a gnarly guy! congrats an great story

sjsmallfield
11-14-2013, 05:04 PM
Great buck troutcarver! That mass is awesome!!

Musket Man
11-14-2013, 05:42 PM
Great buck and story congrats!

Timberstalker
11-14-2013, 05:47 PM
Nice one! Congrats

Colorado Cowboy
11-14-2013, 06:16 PM
Remember what I told you last year.....perservere. Congratulations guys. I'l be there next year 4th season. I have the points now.

Ikeepitcold
11-14-2013, 06:19 PM
Heck ya that's a awesome buck with sum sick mass for sure! Congrats

BigBy1
11-14-2013, 06:24 PM
He's a dandy! Get him up on that wall!!

In God We Trust
11-14-2013, 07:37 PM
Awesome buck man!

dewey
11-14-2013, 08:49 PM
Awesome buck! Congratulations.

Dewey

bern0134
11-15-2013, 09:33 AM
Great Buck. Love the mass!

ckink65284
11-15-2013, 12:49 PM
Great buck, man!!
If you don't mind me asking, what cartridge is your Remmy chambered for?

troutcarver
11-15-2013, 01:30 PM
Great buck, man!!
If you don't mind me asking, what cartridge is your Remmy chambered for?

I shoot .300 win mag shooting Federal Premium tsx 180 grain

Muleys 24/7
11-15-2013, 10:41 PM
Congrats! That's a nice one.

Alabama
11-15-2013, 11:41 PM
That's a unique looking deer. Congrats on a great buck.

mt-mike
11-16-2013, 06:53 AM
Got yourself a really nice buck. Congratulations. I like the way he is thick and heavy throughout.

tttoadman
11-16-2013, 08:11 AM
Just got back a few days ago, and wow this is the first one I see. super nice!!

JEandAsGuide
11-16-2013, 06:51 PM
Great buck! Congrats!!

Engideer
11-18-2013, 09:07 AM
That is a beautiful buck! Great job!

d.kerri
11-19-2013, 07:59 PM
Is that the Weatherby Vanguard Series 2 with the Claw sling? If so, it's the same set up I used this year chasing mule deer in CO and really thought the package performed well. Congrats on a tremendous, tremendous deer.

BossBrott
11-20-2013, 07:42 PM
Really good story, and a fantastic buck! Congrats. Still waiting for my "moment", when mr big takes the wrong step.

Guy
11-26-2013, 09:41 AM
Sweet buck troutcarver!!!! Congrats man. -G

Umpqua Hunter
11-26-2013, 10:16 AM
Gorgeous buck. That is one of those bucks that shows how silly the scoring system is. Deer scoring just does not give enough weight to the mass on a massive buck. Congrats!

Sawfish
11-26-2013, 01:51 PM
Gorgeous buck. That is one of those bucks that shows how silly the scoring system is. Deer scoring just does not give enough weight to the mass on a massive buck. Congrats!

Agreed. You can have a really heavy horned deer, and it will not score as well as one with spindly antlers that have really long tines.