Hiker, you're right about the cats. The photos were taken about 15 miles south of Craig and that area is noted for the high population of cats. I know several folks with dogs and they hunt that area. Hope they're out this winter and knock them back a bit.
Redrider the bucks are nice, however that area does not seem to produce heavy beamed antlers. Something in the genetics I'm sure. They always appear more "delicate" to me, even when they're nice and wide or tall.
All of us, at one time or another have gone on a hunting trip and had what we call “Blue Bird” weather. Warm evenings and almost hot days. We hunt in our t-shirts and enjoy the sunshine. We are way up in the mountains and have a whole week to hunt. How could it get any better?
That is, until we score on that big buck or bull. We work to get it out of the field and skinned as quickly as possible to cool it down. But try as we might, we just can’t get...