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    High Country

    The snow is finally melting fast in the high country. It is time to start backpacking and scouting for deer season. I am starting to think about hunting season nonstop.
    A bad day in the woods is better than a good day at work.
    Shoot the best, Shoot PSE!

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    I wish I was going hunting in the high country this year! I love backpack hunting in it even if I come home with tag soup its still a great experience! Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Musket Man View Post
    I wish I was going hunting in the high country this year! I love backpack hunting in it even if I come home with tag soup its still a great experience! Good luck!
    Musket Man that's exactly how I feel about the high country!

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    Its almost all gone in the La Platas and last weekend I went over Lizard Head Pass on my way to Grand Junction. The north facing slopes still have quite a bit looking south from Ridgeway. It's really a hit and miss proposition. Some of the Mts here in the SW part of Co have had a good year, some did not. Trout Lake (right at Lizard Head is really low, Ridgeway SP reservior looks almost full!
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    Brings back hunting memories CC. The Lizard head, Dolores Peak, Priest Gulch are where I use to hunt. Took a bath (short) in Cold Creek down by Dunton. I was in the mountians the year of big storm, snow and trees falling all around me, still had a good hunt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xtreme View Post
    Brings back hunting memories CC. The Lizard head, Dolores Peak, Priest Gulch are where I use to hunt. Took a bath (short) in Cold Creek down by Dunton. I was in the mountians the year of big storm, snow and trees falling all around me, still had a good hunt.
    Hope we get another winter like that this year..........we need it. You wouldn't belive McFee, you can't see the lake from the 145 bridge where it crosses the Dolores River. It still a mile or more away!
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    Scouting last week near Osier, a snow bank almost blocked the trail, I managed to get above it and drive the jeep down through the shallow part. We saw lots of elk and a new born calf with coyotes nearby. Elk were not gathered in herds yet. One trail was blocked and the amount of snow will take another month to melt. The country is extremely dry, Platoro reservoir is the lowest I have ever seen. I did see more deer than usual and plenty of elk but I didn't see much food for them to eat.
    June should bring some rain

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colorado Cowboy View Post
    Hope we get another winter like that this year..........we need it. You wouldn't belive McFee, you can't see the lake from the 145 bridge where it crosses the Dolores River. It still a mile or more away!
    How's the North end of Blue Mesa looking if you've been over that way?

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    Blue Mesa is very low, its scary to me.Click image for larger version. 

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    Was that them folks stuck out there during 3rd season in some sort of SUV?

 

 

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