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Big Colorado buck

Got this pic today from a friend. It was taken in NW Colorado, near the Utah Book Cliffs area. THIS is what it is all about.

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WoW!

Wow - what a buck!

 Question -  was your friend on a photo hunt or what? Aslo, do you know if this was taken with a long range lens, or was he up fairly close?

 

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Super buck..... .....Thats

Super buck.....In love .....Thats not to far from where i'll be in a couple of weeks.Dancing

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Wow!

We sure don't see anything like that around my hunting grounds!  Is there another picture of your buddy kneeling behind that beast holding it by the antlers?  Amazing animal!!!

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Not only is that a great

Not only is that a great buck, that's a real funny photo.  He looks like he's trying to hide behind that little bush, kinda saying "Nothing to see here.  Move along!".....

Thanks for the photo!  He's a brute for sure!

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When learning how to hunt

When learning how to hunt mule deer you will learn to glass the sagebrush flats real well.  I couldn't tell you how many times I have found a mulie buck laying down in the sagebrush with only the tips of its antlers showing, and they will lay there untill you almost step on them.  One of the biggest mullies that I have ever saw was in a sagebrush flat that was around 5 acres.  My hunting partner almost steped on him and he flushed like a riseing pheasant and crossed about 20' in front of me.  I was so startled that when I brought my muzzleloader up the sling crossed the sights, I then fliped the sling off the sights and pulled the trigger and all I heard was a thunk.  When I fliped the sling off of the sights it came down between the cap and hammer.  The next thing that I saw was that mullie bouncing off into the timber a couple hundred yards away.  I still kick myself for screwing up that shot. 

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Critter, you got any pics for

Critter, you got any pics for us yet???

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Hanging My Head

HOGGETTER wrote:

Critter, you got any pics for us yet???

It looks like I am going to be hanging my head in shame this year.  I spent 7 days in Utah on the muzzleloader hunt and never got close enough to a shooter to pull the trigger.  There were 3 other hunters after the same group of deer that I was and one of them loved to take 200 yard shots at them.  Between that and a lot of rain I never pulled the triger on one.  The elk hunt in Utah went the same way, I was always in the wrong spot for a shot at a spike bull but I did see a lot of nice trophy bulls on the Monroe unit.  As far a hunting in Colorado I never pulled the string back on my bow either.  I just didn't see the quality of animal that I wanted to take.  I still have a cow elk tag for next month here in Colorado so I'll get some meat one way or another. 

So sofar the only animals that I have been able to get were a couple of blue grouse, a rabbit, and one fork horn deer that I hit with my truck.  But the main point is that I am having a lot of fun and staying away from this computer on my desk. 

On a side note it is good that you didn't draw out on the Plateau unit for antelope in Utah.  For some reason the herd is way down to where the DOW canceled the doe hunt for them.  I talked to a couple of hunters that spent the entire hunt out there on only saw a couple of shooters.  When I drove across it to get to my brother in laws camp I didn't see a single antelope and that is rare for that unit.  The only ones that I saw were singles here and there.  Now I did see a herd of them down in a farmers hay field just outside of Loa on my way out but they were on the wrong side of the road.   

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Thanks for the antelope info, So you tenderized a forky, LOL!!! I shot a nice blacktail a couple of weeks ago,its posted in the blacktail tread. and no archery CO elk for me. Im headed to CO next friday for my Mullie / cow elk hunt.

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Thanks for sharing that pic.

Thanks for sharing that pic. That is a hog for sure Thumbs up

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Man that is an awesome buck,

Man that is an awesome buck, maybe someday I will get my hands on one like that..thanks for the pic.

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