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    Colorado 2nd season success

    A couple of fellows on this forum gave me some good info to help with planning where to hunt. They know who they are and I thank them very much. Hunting was tough with bluebird weather and full moon. I dealt with these obsticles by putting on my soft soled (sneakers) boots and hunting the timber very slowly and quitely into the wind. It took me 6-days to find this guy.

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    Nice job, Mike.

    I also took a deer second season in CO last week so I know about the warm temps, full moon and rice krispies underfoot.

    My hat's off to anyone who can still-hunt in those conditions and bring down a heavy, mature buck. You've got some real patience, my friend. That's a well-earned trophy.

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    Beautiful buck. It's hard to stay motivated hunting Muleys during sunny days and sunny nights. Way to stick with it!

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    Good job, especially during what I consider the toughest season to hunt here in Colorado.
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    Congrats Mike. That's a great buck.

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    Now that sounds like a hunt! You did very well.

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    Great buck Mike. Congrats!! Let's hear the story.
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    The look of pure satisfaction right there. Nice job on a very nice buck.

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    My story? OK, once I recovered from the shock of seeing so many hunters in the field, I realized I was going to have to do some serious walking. Opening morning consisted of altering the direction I was heading no less than three times due to running into multiple hunters. Most were Elk hunters. I did get the glimpse of a good buck traveling through the quakies heading for a north slope drop off. Then a little later in the morning, about 2 1/2-miles in, I encountered a lone buck feeding on the brink of a north slope drop off in a mix of quakies and conifers. He was close and unaware of me. He was big enough to give me a good surge of excitement. Then after further study trough my binocs, I concluded I should let him go. His frame was large with a great spread 3-4" beyond his ears. However, he lacked good mass and had very weak G2-G3 forks. Being the first morning I passed. I didn't fully recognize how difficult the hunting was going to be. Three or four days later I would have surely taken him. Here's the best picture I got of him.

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    Nice buck and thanks for the story. I just came back from an eastern Oregon elk hunt with very similar conditions but not the success that you had.

 

 

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