Tagged out in Idaho!!!!! Its been a great year!!!!!
My Idaho hunt was great! Blew a tire going in the first night and ended up going back to town. The local tire shop didnt have my tires but I got some info on the area from a guy there and he sent me to another of there stores that had them. Next morning I headed out again with 4 new tires. Did some glassing on the way in and got camp set up that evening. Next day was opening day. I turned up a herd of 40 or 50 elk with atleast 2 or 3 nice bulls, but no deer. Early afternoon I started into a new basin that looked good. I stopped to glass a bit and almost immediately spotted horns!!! He was bedded up in some rocks. Put the spotter on him and decided I liked him and would try a stalk. I got to 450 yds pretty easy then belly crawled in sage brush to 275. The sage really thinned out after that and I was comfortable with the shot but after watching him a few minutes I realized he was sound asleep with his head down behind a bush so I decided to move up some more. I got to 210 and decided I had better stay put. After about 45 minutes he stood up and immediately got a 130 gr core-lokt behind his shoulder! He went down then tried to get up so I watched him through the scope just in case another shot was needed but he was done!! I got him back to camp and hung up that night. Next morning I packed up camp and headed home with a big smile!!! This was a different kind of hunting year for me. I drew 2 tags I thought I didnt have a chance at drawing and didnt draw the muzzle loader tag in Colorado thought was a sure thing. Also after all the many hard miles I have put in hunting over the years I killed my biggest mule deer and antelope this year on the 2 easiest hunts of my life. It just goes to show if you keep at it things will eventually come together and its all the more rewarding when it finally does :)Attachment 4530Attachment 4531Attachment 4532Attachment 4533Attachment 4534