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    Colorado holy cross early rifle tag.

    Time is going fast!! In a couple weeks I will be hiking In for a week in the high country!!!! Was unable to make a scouting trip. I have a place to start and a couple back up spots. Only scouting was maps and google earth. I have talked to a person who has hunted it in the past. He assures me I am on the right path. He was able to take a very good one on his past trip. He doesn't predict lots of deer but assures me if I put in the time I will see deer worthy of a week in the high country. I can't say if I don't get an oppertunity I won't be disappointed. Have worked hard on a lot of trips both with friends and myself. I haven't harvested a trophy yet, but I have always had the time of my life!!! Hope the hard work and maybe a little good luck will bless me on this trip. Not that I'm not already blessed with the oppertunity. Maybe I just need to keep things in perspective I guess. Good luck everyone in the season that lies ahead, and stay safe!

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    very good post i wish there were more hunters like u insted of ranting on size of horn, its all about the experience guys calm down

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    Great post, and good luck to you. Let us know how it goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dying to kill View Post
    very good post i wish there were more hunters like u insted of ranting on size of horn, its all about the experience guys calm down
    You are 100% correct. It may be hard for some of you younger guys to understand, but as you get older your prospective on hunting/fishing and life in general goes thru a subtle change. When I was young (I'll say 20's thru 40's), I really didn't think a trip was successful unless I kicked ass and got the most and biggest of anybody. I'm now 70 and my values and expectations have changed a lot. I've done most of it over the years, now just being out hunting/fishing with friends and having a good time means more than filling my freezer. I love sitting in a goose blind with my Lab watching the sun come up...geese or no geese!

    Don't get me wrong tho, I'd whack the biggest buck or bull on the mountain given a chance, instead of going home empty. It's just a matter of expectations and prospective.

    Good luck to you!
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    enjoy it. that is awesome country

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    That is some burly country up there. Be safe and have a good time. Hope you find a slammer.

    Like the others have said, your attitude is quite refreshing.

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    It's ALWAYS the hunt, and not the kill. I feel bad for those who don't have a good time if they don't get a kill. Some won't have a good time if they don't get a trophy. Sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    It's ALWAYS the hunt, and not the kill. I feel bad for those who don't have a good time if they don't get a kill. Some won't have a good time if they don't get a trophy. Sad.

    right on!! so true. just be happy to be there and experience the adventure of it.

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    I agree 100% that hunting big game, bird hunting, or fishing is all about the experience more than how big, numbers, and size. I just enjoy being able to share the experiences with family and friends. Its also just the freedom of being out there in the woods or on the river/lake without thinking of anything besides having fun that is priceless.

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    I couldn't agree more. I leave tonite for a short weekend archery elk hunt, and I can't wait to finally just get to hike around the mountains and have the opportunity.

 

 

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