I initially thought after this winters blizzards the antelope herds would have been hit hard. Unfortunate after finally building back up over the years. Well, in the last few months traveling back and forth between Aguilar and Colorado Springs many times I now feel the antelope herds were able to weather the blizzards better then the Division thinks they have. I continue to see large herds and many bucks often and in places I had never seen them before. To me in the area I mentioned they seem to be fine and it's unfortunate the license quotas are going to be limited lower then last year.
Antelope numbers are near normal in this corner of SE Colorado but I'm seeing *zero* deer. None. I don't think they all perished but I do believe they migrated south to the Arkansas. Maybe the winter will thin out the outfitters too. Big $$ for empty leases --- now that's a pleasant thought.
In the spring of 2007 I was the unfortunate recipient of an injury cause by a damaged carbon arrow that shattered on release of the arrow. I was in the yard going to take a few practice shots before dinner and the second arrow is the one that did the damage. That day will forever be burned in my mind. After I release what happened I made mistake #2 I pulled the tail shaft of the arrow out of my hand causing more damage.
Thank goodness that my wife was home and was able to...