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Colorado Late Season Bull

S.H., I should add, not all of the Colorado wardens are like this, usually just the younger ones, fresh out and trying to "take charge of the mountains". Once in a while you'll run into a veteran warden that's a true jerk and doesn't trust anyone and believe everyone is guilty of something, he just has to find it....I don't blame some of them, as I'm sure they have seen things that would shock most of us. It doesn't take to many Claude Dallas types to forever change their view of their jobs. For the most part Colorado has great wardens, friendly, knowledgable, they are just doing their jobs.
Now back to Lab, when are you going elk hunting again? Do you have wapiti fever yet?

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As strange as this may sound - I think the big thing Idaho game wardens learned from the Dalles thing is that game wardens better NOT be jerks. I am in NO way excusing what he did - never ... but it was a wake up call as to how wardens and people interact.

Elk hunting - I am waiting for a call to go on a dep hunt.

I am out of game meat ... except for some elk jerky. I had to go to the store and buy over the counter beef. I ate some. It was terrible. I had my wife take the rest back.

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I have a fever bad!!!!!!! I wanted to go out the next day. When we were hiking the meat out we pushed two bulls out of the timber in the middle of the day. They didn't want to leave the timber so they stayed about 150 yards ahead of us and just walked away when we got close. Both were desent bulls. Man the blood pumps! I have been on a high for a week. The wife says she is jelous becasue all I talk about is Elk not her.

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Lab wrote:
I have a fever bad!!!!!!! I wanted to go out the next day. When we were hiking the meat out we pushed two bulls out of the timber in the middle of the day. They didn't want to leave the timber so they stayed about 150 yards ahead of us and just walked away when we got close. Both were desent bulls. Man the blood pumps! I have been on a high for a week. The wife says she is jelous becasue all I talk about is Elk not her.

LOL!!! Thumbs up

Yes, wapiti fever is a tough one on the brides. You should invite her to come along with you, that's what I did with my wife and daughter, now they're hooked.

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I didn't mean to slam the DOW wardens. Most I've met have been perfectly friendly and helpful. I've only met one that wasn't...but that's all it takes. We also had a warden accuse us of building a corral one year......we didn't even have horses! It was left over from the previous season and we were camped on the same spot. He didn't believe us and came back three or four times during the week to "catch" us with our non-existent horses. If he was paying attention the week before, he would have found the guys he was looking for. Truth be told, I wouldn't want that job and my hat's off to them. Most are very helpful. They'll even tell you were the elk are if you ask. Yes

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Awesome bull that's for sure! Congrats! Thumbs up

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