Actually, it turned out not to be a doe at all... it was a spike with one antler broken off and about a 3" spike on the side I could not see.
I even glassed with 8x56 binos before the shot to make 100% sure it was a doe (we have a six point minimum on bucks) and just flat got fooled - and embarrassed, because I had to take it to camp to weigh and log it in...
I hated it, but what are you gonna do?
I sent the text from the tree before I walked over there.
Today's headlines read, "Hunter Dies of Heart Attack!"
I don't know how many times I have seen that headline in the past 16 years that I have lived in Colorado.
I moved here in 1994 via the U.S. Army to Ft. Carson, Colorado. The "Mountain Post" as it is sometimes called.
When I arrived here, in pretty good shape, the unit told me that I could not participate in P.T. (physical training) for at least 30 days. Now, I had just come from an overseas tour in Korea and was stationed in the...