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A big one!!

I was lucky enough to harvest this cow on opening day of first season. She was moving thru a large meadow wish some small aspen stands. They when into a small drainage and that allowed me to move up a little closer and also find a good spot to shot from. They popped from the drained around 150 yards. I always shoot the lead cow always seem to be the biggest and she did not let me down. Hit her with a round and I could tell she was hit good and she hunched up. She then proceeded to turn and go back up the meadow and she stopped, so I let the .338 Win Mag hit her again and she never took another shot!!

I have to give a huge thanks to my DAD!! I packed out a front quarter on the way to get him. He was not hunting as he did not draw a tag and came along to just hang out and be there just incase I needed some help packing out. And I did!! She was 2.3 miles from the nearest road and the walk was straight uphill all the way!! Back is still sore!! It took us until 6pm on Sunday to get her all back to camp!!

THANKS AGAIN DAD!!!!!!!

Only draw back to the trip was we both had deer tags for 2nd season, but the road we take to get to the lower area is a horrible to road drive even dry and it had been snowing and raining on and off for the 6 days we were there. Talked with Sombrero Ranch guys and they were even having touble getting horses in for 2nd season. So we decided not to risk the road and not be too greedy and headed home a few days early!!

One more time.......THANKS DAD!!!!

Camp

Veiw from camp!!

Releif that work is done!!

Until next year!!! :cheers:

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A big one!!

Congratulations on the successful hunt! She is a good sized cow. Glad you got to have the experience with your dad along on the hunt. What GMU were you hunting?

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A big one!!

Goose great looking cow. Thumbs up Congrats and it is always cool hitting the woods with family or friends.

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A big one!!

Congrats on that big cow, looks like you had quite a bit of snow. What elevation was your campsite? Sure does look like some good terrain and hope you didn't make your dad work too hard look like those are some big quarters. congrats again!

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A big one!!

Congrats on that big cow, looks like you had quite a bit of snow. What elevation was your campsite? Sure does look like some good terrain and hope you didn't make your dad work too hard look like those are some big quarters. congrats again!

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Congrats on a nice cow. Wise choice not to try to go in to a potentially difficult situation. THere is always next year.

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Caballo Loco wrote:
Congrats on that big cow, looks like you had quite a bit of snow. What elevation was your campsite? Sure does look like some good terrain and hope you didn't make your dad work too hard look like those are some big quarters. congrats again!

We were camped at 9100 feet and I did put my dad thru more than I wanted too, but I could not talk him out of it....he said if he would have not missed it for the world.....gotta love him!!

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Awesome! Congrats to you and your dad.

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Nice work! Thumbs up

Now if the snow would only stay about that deep till I get there for 4th season! eye roll

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A big one!!

Congrats man, I'm happy for you. But seriously, DEBONE!!!! No sense carrying out more weight than you need to.