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***UPDATED*** Muley Down in New Mexico

This year rowdycwby and I got together for a mule deer hunt in New Mexico.

This hunt took place in the Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico (Unit 30).

Rowdycwby's deer was taken on the afternoon of opening day using a traditional Hawken muzzleloader.

On day two I was able to do some predator control when I took a nice coyote with my muzzleloader.

My deer was taken in the afternoon of day four at 82 yards. I was using my Traditions Pursuit LT muzzleloader with 100 grains of pyrodex and a 250 gr. Barnes Expander MX bullet.

This truly was a great trip. Thanks rowdycwby!!! Thumbs up

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prhunter, that is very cool

prhunter, that is very cool and did not take long. Congratulations and look forward to seeing the pictures and reading the story.

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Very cool!  Glad you were

Very cool!  Glad you were both able to get a nice one!  Can't wait for the story and pics!

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Sorry for the delay

Sorry for the delay.

Pics are now posted. Thumbs up

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Nice looking buck. Good job!

Nice looking buck. Good job!

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Man he was a brute!! He out

Man he was a brute!! He out waighed mine for surea Big smile

Here are a few more pics of our hunt. Your welcome prhunter and I hope we can share many more csmpfires together and thank you for helping make this a memrable hunt. My deer was taken with a T/C traditional hawkins using 100 hens 777ffg loose powder and a Hornady greatplains 385 grn bullet at 45 yards.

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Very nice photos!  Nice

Very nice photos!  Nice animals there!  I love the photo with the Hawken in the picture.  Very neat!

Congrats again!!

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Very cool and congratulations

Very cool and congratulations on two nice looking bucks. Looks like you added a bonus coyote in the mix too. Nevera bad thing to take a coyote or two if you can.

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Congrats prhunter and

Congrats prhunter and rowdycwby, Those are some great looking deer. Sounds like you two had a great hunt. Good job on doing some predator control as well.  I love it when a hunt come together. It sure didn't take very long to bag your deer. I would love to hunt down in NM sometime. I'm looking forward toreading a full write up and some details. Again congrats on your sucessful hunt.

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Recovered Bullet

In case ya'll were wondering what the bullet looked like after the shot on this brute.

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Wow, almost perfect

Wow, almost perfect mushrooming there.  Very nice!

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