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XPLSV, Thanks for sharing your hunt with us and I'm glad you found that second deer and your keys. Welcome to BGH! Big smile

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Thanks Hiker,

Looks like a great forum!

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Hey guys,
1 Gunnison County

2 Favorite Cals are 300 Win Mag, 243 Win Mod 700, 50 cal muzzle loader, compound bow

3 Any big game

4 Fox Terrier #1 dog, 1/2 pit bull,1/2 lab #2 dog

5 All hunts are good but the best was my first elk

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1. I dont live here now but am moving to Mesa County in June

2. Favorite hunt now is Whitetail, Turkey, Coyote: But am looking forward to Elk, Mule deer, and antelope

3. 270 win, 300 wsm

4. none at present

5. First story that comes to mind is this year hunting on a friends place i shot a doe early season. Got the whole thing on video. We try to shoot some does for herd management as well as for meat for ourselves as well as a few neighbors who don't like to hunt but love venison. Shot the doe early morning perfect double lung shot. She ran about 60 yards and died on the neighbors place. She was probably 30 yards on the neighbors who lease to an outfitter who only do rifle hunts. We could see her with binocs from our tree. We climbed down and phone the person we were giving her to and told him to get ready. After that we phoned the outfitter to get permision to get her and were denied permision and told they didn't want to ruin thier hunting. We even offered to wait for them to go with us and leave bows in the truck they still refused. Call an agent and was told there was nothing he could do and that if we went and got it we could be prosecuted for trespassing. I was extremely bummed.

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So what happened to the doe? Did you have to leave it to rot?
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In Colorado, if the landowner will not let you cross over to their property to get the animal. You can call the sheriff dept. or the local game warden and they'll go with you to go get it. You must show proof that you originally hit the animal on the land that you had permission to hunt.

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Yeah we got to leave it to rot. I was really irrated because i dont like to let anything go to waste. Just gives me a bad feeling. I called the game warden in our area and explained to him that i had the whole thing on video showing us shooting it well inside to the fence on my friends. He stated and i later looked it up that all he could do was call and ask permision but could not grant us permision or take us to get it. This seems rediculous since they can search on anyones land at anytime while dooing investigation but it said the same thing in our regs book. The outfitter was kind of shady anyway. We had them drive through the field and through the woods where the deer came from one night about 30 minutes before dark. They could see out truck and knew we were in the stand that was near the deers food. I glassed them in thier truck from about 100 yards maybe a little more. Then we caught some of their hunters walking our fence line and scope accrossed our fields using a t post for a rest in the fence. We called the outfitter but they didn't seem to wooried about it. Almost everytime we hunted his place we dealt with them so we didnt hunt there much.

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I think this thread needs to be revived as well! Big smile

There's a thread for California hunters in the southwest section and it has over 10,000+ views! We can't let them Californians beat us! Evil!

So Coloradoans, jump on in!

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OK Cowgal, I have added a couple of new firearms to my small but mighty arsenal since my last post here. A 17 HMR Marlin with a Boyds thumbhole stock, a Winchester Model 70 Classic Featherweight in 243 and I filled my Bull Elk and Buck Deer tag this year. C'mon fellers we need some more Colorado people posting!

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1.) Adams county

2.) Mule deer, elk, antelope, pheasant, wild boars

3.) savage .243, 7 mm rem mag

4.) used to have a lab, mom won't let us get another one though

5.)opening morning of 2nd season '03, i had my first deer tag in hand. we stayed at my uncle's ranch and we decided to go hunt their friends property (which we had permission to hunt) about a mile down the road. we got there and there was two bucks on the hillside, both were fork horns, so i layed down and put the cross-hairs on one of them. BOOM!! i had my first deer. that was a proud moment because, i was with my dad, my uncle and my cousin. i was among the best hunters that i knew.

we dragged him down and threw him on the flatbed, and drove back to the ranch. we drove up next to the camper where the other hunters were staying just as they were getting up, they came out in their long-johns and i had already filled out 5 minutes into the season. They weren't even up yet. It was awesome!!

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