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Deer hunts done

I ended the hunt Wednesday evening after a great five days of hunting with my dad and daughter. Dad took a great little 2x2 on opening morning.

I put my daughter on a great 5x5 bull opening morning also. Getting within 50 yards, but I could not get any closer. What a wonderful experience to share with her.

I actually missed a great buck the second morning of season. I was passing up at least 20 small bucks a day. On Wednesday morning I got to 19 yards of a nice heavy 3x3 velvet buck in his bed, but when I drew and stood up he took off like lightning and left me just standing there after a 45 minute stock. On Wednesday evening I decided to end my hunt with a great little 2x2 that had shed his velvet (the only buck I had seen so far that had shed).

We all have archery OTC elk tags to fill and three rifle bear tags to fill. So I have a lot of hunting to get done in the next three weeks. Good luck to all out there chasing critters.

Quinton

If anyone would like to see my dads buck PM me and I will share.  Thumbs up

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  Congrats on the hunts.

 

Congrats on the hunts. :thumbsup1:  Thumbs up   I'm waiting until the middle of next week and then I think that I'll get serrious.

 

Too bad that your daughter didn't get that bull, that memory would lasted her for a lifetime. 

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Congrats on your harvest.

Congrats on your harvest. Great looking deer!

Hopefully I'll get lucky next month during the NM muzzleloader season.

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Congrats on your success and

Congrats on your success and the great time with the family. 

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Congratulations Quinton!!

Congratulations Quinton!! Can't wait to get out after them myself. I have a bear tag open but just haven't had time to get out and look for one. Between work and running back and forth building the cabin just not enough time. First real hunt up will be Wyoming antelope in a week and a half. Good luck with the rest of you tags.

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Thanks for sharing the pics

Thanks for sharing the pics and story with us. Kind of jealous--I won't be hunting for another couple of weeks. We'll be out for deer the last weekend of muzzleloader season and we won't be able to spend 5 days. Too bad for us, eh. Good luck on the elk and bears!

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What

What are you going to do with the rest of the seasons Quinton? Are your Elk tags in one of the rifle seasons? You must have 3 or 4 freezers!!! Hope it cools down soon and good luck with the Elk and Bear!!!

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Nice work!

Nice work! Just getting into animals like you were sounds like a wonderful time to me, especially to be able to share the experience with your family. To put meat in the freezer and antlers on the wall on top of it, that makes a good experience great. That is a nice 2 point. Congrats on your success, and good luck with your remaining elk and bear tags!

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That's a cool looking 2

That's a cool looking 2 point. Congrats! keep the pictures coming and good luck with the elk and the bears.

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Thanks all !

Thanks much guys ! I just got back from hunting this weekend. I got a glimps of a blond bear this morning, but he was way to fast for the girls to get on him with there rifles.

Bleu,

We have five OTC archery elk tags to fill counting my dad and three September rifle bear tags to fill. Then my brothers son is hunting a bull 1st rifle season. My wife, youngest son, sisters daughter, and sisters son have 2nd season buck tags and my oldest son has a 3rd season buck tag. So it will be very busy....... What?? Laugh

Quinton

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Nice Quinton!!!  Meat on the

Nice Quinton!!!  Meat on the table, right???? Congrats!

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