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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Hunter View Post
    It only rained one day last year for me. Why, do you shrink in the rain?


    My point was, the weather won't affect where the bucks are. They'll be up high that time of year.
    While your point is very valid about where the deer are, MY POINT was that rain like I experienced made access to a couple of areas I wanted to hunt almost impossible because of the road conditions. A couple of the 4 wheel drive roads were almost totally blocked because of mud, rock slides and some downed timber that were not there a week before when i was scouting.

    The bucks may be still there, but you may not be able to get there without a 20 mile hike just to start your hunt.
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    I sure didn't get any rain like that in my unit. I do have some spots I can go to that rain wouldn't be an issue, but my Jeep wouldn't require me to go there much. It takes a bunch of bad weather to stop my Jeep.




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    That's a clean looking jeep. That and a chainsaw can get you a lot of places. We usually take a 6w Ranger to keep the abuse off the trucks.

    Cattle might not be too big of an issue, there'll be a heavy concentration of them up on Huntsman bc of all the pools, but past that they've usually been scattered. They'll thicken up again from Spencer Rd on North to Big Mess bc of the creeks and guzzlers, but they shouldn't be bothering much of anything being there.

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    That's when I first built the Jeep. It's been through hell since then, and I wouldn't call it clean anymore, but it still gets the job done.

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    NICE Jeep Old Hunter! Maybe I need to start driving a truck.

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    I just assumed ranch sheep after seeing them in the flat tops...thanks for the monsoon season reminder. Solid rain for 2 days on a solo hunt wilderness hunt had me sewing all the holes in my clothes and reading every letter of a magazine I took in. It was one year after 9/11 and they read every name of those who died that day on the radio...may they RIP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elkmo41 View Post
    I just assumed ranch sheep after seeing them in the flat tops...thanks for the monsoon season reminder. Solid rain for 2 days on a solo hunt wilderness hunt had me sewing all the holes in my clothes and reading every letter of a magazine I took in. It was one year after 9/11 and they read every name of those who died that day on the radio...may they RIP.
    Monsoon season is really mainly late june through mid july or so. Yes, it can ran lots during September, but usually late august/early september are the flattest months in the high country. Go high!

    Oh, nice jeep . . . But the rig will generally only get you a fraction of the way to a giant high country muley!

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    Depends on where the hunt is. I have one unit I hunt, and the Jeep gets me above timberline.

    I also have good boots.

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    That's why I said "generally"! More power to ya if the road gets ya there . . . I wish I would have had a closer vehicle to get either of these two muleys out . . . Click image for larger version. 

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    Rd system in 67 are pretty dang good. But if you go into town and see that some above avg bucks for the area never leave it'll make you question where exactly you need to be looking for one.

 

 

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