So far a little disappointing. Set up on my spot daylight came saw 6-7 does and two spikes. Wasn't going to shoot a spike on opening day. Four other hunters came into the area, two of which saw the spikes and let loose shooting both of them 6-7 shots. What a mess. I packed up and went to a different area where I didnt see any deer. Will go back this week.
Although I hunt E. Washington...........I have let 3 legal white-tails go here in GMU 133 with hopes of trippin the trigger on a muley ;but the last day of early season I ended up letting a mule buck go that was pretty small.(2X3) Then my little brother connected on a nice 4X4 white-tail buck at 100 yds with one well placed shot to the throat with his little .243 win. The brusier never got outta his bed. He is 19" wide with a couple of broken tines and lots of mass.Late buck opens tomarrow so his will be hard to beat.
Didn't see many deer since our blacktail population has been declining in recent years but I did manage to get out in the timber and bagged a little forked horn. His horns were small but his body pretty dang big. You can't see it here in the pic..
So you've booked an outfitted hunt this year. And you're going to get to ride horses into the mountains to save your legs and your back.
I've met lots of guys who've been in this same situation. They figure, "heck, how hard can it be?" But, I assure you, if you don't learn to get along with your mount for the week, it's going to be a bumpy, scary, noisy, and life threatening experience.
First, let's start with the horse itself. A horse trained under western style has 4 gears. The walk, trot,...