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Back from 2nd season hunt.

  Well I am back from my 2nd season buck hunt and glad to say it was a fun and successful hunt and the butchering is done. As usual 2nd season comes with a lot of hunters in the woods but knowing that I was game to get out. Opening morning I found 3 vehicles parked in the area I like to hunt. Figuring most folks don't go far from the road I took my usual route in and hunted. I was in about 1/2 a mile when I see a doe feeding in a clearing. As I got closer I could see she had a small forkey buck with her. After watching them awhile I was about to move on when another deer that I did not see spooked and bounced off taking the other two with it. Moving down the mountain I ran into a several more does and 4 other small bucks but nothing I wanted to take. So far has been a good morning seeing critters but it is about 1 PM and time to head back to camp for some lunch. Had plans to meet up with my son for the evening hunt in a spot he had found with a few nice bucks in it. After meeting up we glass an area and start seeing does right away. Short story is we glassed 18 deer all ended up being does or fawn. Not sure where the bucks where that evening but sure not in that area. While hiking back to the truck my son did find a nice 4 point buck shed so not a bad way to end the day. Next morning came with light rain and wind but that is hunting so off I go. Today no vehicle to be seen so I am pretty happy and head into the woods. Get to the spot I saw the first two deer yesterday but nothing there so head down the hill. I get another 1/4 mile and see a fairly big bodied deer standing in the aspens with its head down. As I get closer it pops its head up and he is a smaller but respectable 4x4 with a fairly tall and tight basket type rack. I looked him over and thought that would be a really cool European Mount so I leveled on him at about 45 yards and put one through his boiler room. He went about 20 yards down hill over a little knoll and piled up. Not the biggest deer but I like the uniqueness of his rack and he will be some fine eating. I will see if I can up load some photos but so far it is not working.

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Nice! Congrats man, sounds

Nice! Congrats man, sounds like you had a good hunt. Can't wait to see the pics.

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Thanks, still cannot get

Thanks, still cannot get photos to work.

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Congratulations on a good

Congratulations on a good hunt. 

My daughter missed a huge buck Monday evening. Buck fever got her bad this time. 350 yards but easily withing her abilities under normal conditions. Didn't practice this year and paid for it.

Critters picture upload instructions in the other thread worked well for me after a little practice.  I linked mine in from another site.

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Sucks about the buck fever,

Sucks about the buck fever, hope she gets another go at it. I tried that way Critter talked about but still no luck. Just hope they get the site fixed soon.

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Congrats on your success and

Congrats on your success and what sounds like a fun hunt!  Always nice to see lots of animals, esp. the ones you are after.  Hope you get the pics to load.  Well done!!

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Congrats !!

Congrats on a great hunt ! I hope to see the pics soon (I have been have problems with adding pics and even responding to peoples posts).

Quinton

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Thanks guys it was fun, still

Thanks guys it was fun, still no luck on uploading the photos. Hope they get this site fixed soon.

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SGM wrote:

Thanks guys it was fun, still no luck on uploading the photos. Hope they get this site fixed soon.

 

I took a look at posting photos and you can do it but you need to have the pictures hosted on another fourm or a photo hosting site like Photobucket. 

To do it that way open the picture where you have it hosted then right click it and select "properties" then highlight the URL and copy it.  Then come on here and click the tree icon in the top tool bar above where you type in your post.  Then paste the URL into the box that says "Image URL" and then click on "insert".

Now the picture should show up in the post.  The thumbnail type of photos is having the problems and who knows when they will take care of it.

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great hunt, well done. i just

great hunt, well done. i just spent the weekend hunting with my friend near Crested Butte in unit 55. i was quite excited they got some snow. only to have that snow melt and re-freeze and make every step excruciatingly loud. needless to say, we didnt get close to much except deer down low. and...no deer tag. going to have to plan that better for next year. 

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Critter thanks for the advice

Critter thanks for the advice but still cannot get anything to work. All I get is a black X in a box with the photo name under it. Very frustrating to say the least.

 

Thanks Gunmoney, sorry to hear it did not work out for you guys but still a good time in the mountains.

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