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de_ballew
11-24-2013, 07:53 PM
I killed this buck on Oct 26, 2013 during second rifle season. I hunted hard for 5 days and found over 15 different bucks but nothing I wanted to shoot. On my last morning I decided to go to a spot where I had seen a few does the night before to see if I could spot a shooter buck. I was making my way up the mountain when I bumped a few does so I decided to spend the next few hours glassing the area. As luck would have it I spotted this guy running a doe down the mountain right on the trail I came in on. I grabbed my pack and started down the mountain after him. After about 15 minutes of down hill jogging I finally spotted him standing in a open park with a doe. I quickly ranged him at 185 yards and decided to take a prone shot. Once I got settled I found him in my scope and took the shot. He ran 50 yards before he went down. I feel very blessed to have killed two nice bucks back to back in the same area. I love hunting and can't wait to pass this awesome sport down to my children. 7166

Colorado T
11-24-2013, 08:07 PM
Very Nice buck. Congratulations!!!

mt-mike
11-24-2013, 08:24 PM
Dandy buck! Congratulations.

de_ballew
11-24-2013, 08:36 PM
Thanks guys! I really enjoy hunting and glad to have this forum to read and share stories with like minded folks.

Ikeepitcold
11-24-2013, 09:10 PM
Great buck and welcome to the forum.

tdcour
11-24-2013, 09:11 PM
Great buck for sure! I'm glad I'm not the only one that literally chases after deer from time to time!

Kentucky hunter
11-24-2013, 09:23 PM
Looks like you have a good spot on your hands!

de_ballew
11-24-2013, 09:47 PM
It's a great spot but tough to hike into. One of those spots that I won't be able to get to when I'm an old man if you know what I mean. Here is my buck I took last year in the same spot.7168

bern0134
11-25-2013, 08:38 AM
Those are some great looking bucks.

sjsmallfield
11-25-2013, 12:29 PM
Congrats on a couple awesome buck and welcome to the forum!

buckbull
11-25-2013, 09:02 PM
Those bucks are some brutes! Congrats.

de_ballew
11-27-2013, 05:23 PM
Thanks everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Don Dusart
11-27-2013, 05:55 PM
Wow!! nice buck.

velvetfvr
11-27-2013, 06:40 PM
That's the first muke deer that I have seen. Looks a lot like a mule deer LOL

Welcome and congrats lol

de_ballew
11-27-2013, 09:10 PM
Lol Muke deer are a new species to Colorado. These two were the only ones we had. I guess I hold the #1 and #2 B&C world records.

velvetfvr
11-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Lol Muke deer are a new species to Colorado. These two were the only ones we had. I guess I hold the #1 and #2 B&C world records.

You must LOL, congrats again.

Muleys 24/7
11-27-2013, 09:37 PM
de_ballew, We have a few muke deer left in California, but the tree huggers have armed guards protecting them.....:D BTW nice bucks!

de_ballew
11-28-2013, 07:44 AM
That reminds me of a story I heard on John boy and Billy. They were out fishing when a bunch of PETA people showed up in canoes and started slapping their paddles on the water while yelling "Fish Feel Pain" "Fish Feel Pain"
Billy said your gonna feel some f**** pain you keep screwing up my fishing trip. Lol

EZ7
12-03-2013, 10:19 AM
Great buck!

UT HNTR
12-05-2013, 02:08 PM
Great Buck, nice job this season!

ddress00
12-05-2013, 02:32 PM
Nice Buck!!!

the one you gotta work for are the most rewarding. I'm hoping to bag me one since 4th season opened on the 1st.

de_ballew
12-05-2013, 09:40 PM
Thanks everyone! Merry Christmas and happy hunting!