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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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Just registered after being a lurker for a couple of months. Really have enjoyed reading this site and all the great hunting pics and stories and great info. This past 06 season got a shot at a cow, but didn't collect during muzzle loader season. Bagged a doe antelope for that rifle season and collected a nice little three point buck for the first combined rifle season. We hunt around the Gardner Co. area.

I live in Pueblo Co and commute to work in Colo Springs. In the alfalfa fields just after the Pikes Peak Int. race way and right next to the Power Plant on the left side of I-25 heading North I have seen deer in those fields often. In the past year on three different occasions only I have seen a herd of about twenty or more cow elk in those fields the last time about two weeks ago in the evening.

The next morning after the last sighting two weeks ago on my drive I spotted two grand bulls smack dab in the middle of those fields about two hundred yards from the Hwy. I hadn't seen them again until my drive this morning when I spotted a car parked on the frontage road. I figured it was someone who had spotted some game and hopped it was the bulls again. Indeed it was those two bulls big they look at least five more likely six pointers.

Just wanted to alert any guys who commute that way. Great to see big bulls like that so close to the prairie.

Cheers, Mr. Cool!

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Location: Idaho
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That herd you're watching is a bit out of my territory - but welcome to BGH. I'm presently watching a herd of about 600 geese that has moved into the area, plus a hundred mallards. As of about an hour ago there were on un-huntable ground, but if, and WHEN, they get up to move around - I'll be on `em.

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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Serious Hunter, thanks for the welcome. I checked out your site and the story on your daughters Mule deer kill was an enjoyable read. Getting ready to head back home and thinking maybe I'll see those bulls again. Hope them geese and Mallards co-operate.

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Location: Idaho
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Thanks for the comment! The weather has been stunning up here lately. Good excuse to go snoop around. Almost as sunny as `CO'.

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Location: Colorado
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Pretty much after all the regular rifle seasons are over and done with, there are a boatload of elk along the !-25 corridor. Even along C-470 against the backdrop of the foothills, there are a bunch of elk and muleys, including some inpressive bulls and bucks. Wait until this big snow storm hits.........you're probably gonna be seeing alot more animals.

BTW, welcome to BGH.

Boob

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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Boobzilla, thanks for the welcome. I saw those cows again this morning on the snowy drive in and like you said with the snow should be hanging out there for awhile. Just gets the blood flowing seeing game like that. Always enjoyable. Saw a monster mulie buck in that vicinity back in Nov.

Take care,

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Location: Pennsylvania
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Welcome SoCoKHntr,
I have an uncle that live just south of you in Walsenburg. He has a cabin in the BLM lands just inside the first mountain range to the west of there. I hunted up there once with my father. Beutiful country. I hope to make it back there again one day but unfortunately my father told me he wouldn't be hunting in the rockies again. He loved the trip and the place but the altitude is just too much for his old bones. I'm glad you joined in!

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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SoCoKHntr, Welcome to BGH! Big smile Good to see another Coloradoan on here. Thumbs up

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I second the welcomes! Big smile

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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Just wanted to say a big thanks for the welcomes. You folks know how to make a feller feel welcome. How bout that snow today? I was planning on doing some bunny hunting Saturday and I hope the weather eases up enough to do it by then. Anyone else been getting after the bunnies lately?

Again thanks! Thumbs up

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Location: Kentucky/ Colorado
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Yes, we got some good powder. From what I can see outside, 3-4 foot drifts. Looks like I need to get the tractor fired up and get busy. Stay warm and enjoy it as it seems we only get one good storm per year.