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first colorado hunt of the season

Well i went on my first hunt of the season this weekend. i was bow hunting for elk in unit 7 and 8. Got into some good country away from the roads and the people. i didn't see any elk, but i sure could hear them at night. They've started bugling, but only during the evenings and late at night. i saw four cow moose and two deer. and the deer that i saw were whitetails! i couldn't believe my eyes...standing there in the mountains of colorado was a 5x5 whitetail buck! at that moment i wished i had a buck tag cuz he was broadside at 40 yards. i should be going again in a couple weeks, and hopefully the elk will move down from the high peaks before then. anyone else done any good yet?

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first colorado hunt of the season

hellomcfly, Thanks for sharing your hunt with us. Yeah the whitetails are starting to cover a lot of the state now, even as far west as Craig. Keep us posted on how the season turns out for you.

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3 days

I'm glad to hear a few reports of the bulls bugling. I'm headed out in three days for the MZ hunt. In the words of Flounder from Animal House...."This is gonna be great!" as I rub my hands together....... Thumbs up

Is it just me or does calling a whitetail buck a 5 X 5 sound wierd? A guy in shipping just brought his 10 point whitetail buck to work today. Just got it from his taxidermist.

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Is it just me or does calling a whitetail buck a 5 X 5 sound wierd? A guy in shipping just brought his 10 point whitetail buck to work today. Just got it from his taxidermist.

NH Hunter, I think once you move out here, you'll think it sounds normal. Yes

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moving?

I'd be OK with that but I'd have to convince my wife. She likes it out there but loves NH. I like it here too, but I really look forward to my time in the elk woods. I should be looking off my buddies back deck at the bulls on the hill behind his house by tomorrow evening. Heading for GMU 35/36 Friday AM. Thumbs up

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Re: moving?

lol yup, we westerners call all bucks and bulls blank X blank reguardless of if it's a whitetail or not. You wouldn't call an elk a 12 point would ya? lol

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