That’s a nice Colorado Muley deer that your father shot. Congrats to him and filling the freezer. Sorry that you did not fill your tags this year. But by the sounds of it although you didn’t harvest anything you got something more from the hunt. You experienced wonderful country and saw some amazing animals, and that’s sounds like an accomplishment in itself. I myself tag filled or not would have enjoyed every minute of it! So congratulations to you on the experience!! And thanks for sharing.
Congrats to your dad on the nice buck. Where did he shoot it at? Looks like maybe a neck shot? Lots of blood, looks like dropped right there. On your elk hunt its always great to share a hunt with a new and learn new areas and diffren senery
One of the most important components of deciphering a new hunting area is distinguishing between the summer and winter ranges for the game that you plan to pursue. Without knowing this you cannot make reliable assumptions about where the game will be come opening day. Knowing these areas will allow you to take the current weather (as well as the past couple weeks) and apply that to the landscape and make an educated guess as to where you might find that big buck or bull.
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