So I guess THIS is the LAST update.... I leave tomorrow morning. The season won't open till Monday but it will give me four days in the unit to pin them down and see if the first season guys moved the goats around.
It is very stressfull having one of the Big 3 tags in your pocket. I had to step back, and re-realize that it is not about killing and about the experience. I was putting way too much pressure on myself.
No guarantees I'll be posting pictures of a dead goat when I get back but I will share stories and pics from the hunt. Good luck to anybody else who will be out there at the same time chasing bucks, bulls and bears!
Very well ha. I posted the story in the Rocky Mtn section.
I've only got a couple more weeks before I find out if it officially makes the Pope and Young record books after the drying period but it shouldn't have any problems. For a 13 year old goat... it sure eats good!
Every year many hunters and outdoorsman and women come out west from the midwest and east coast to hunt the prized mulies and elk. One topic that comes up often is altitude sickness. My advice for flatlanders is to get into the best possible shape. Start months before your hunt, usually really ramping up my cardio around March or April.
I run 5-10 miles 3 times a week, and also go for walks carrying my pack with about 50lbs to simulate what could be on my back. Another useful tip is to drink A...