here are some animals I have taken since 2006. Colorado bear from 06 2nd season Nebraska muzzy mule deer 08 Colorado elk 07 2nd season Colorado elk 08 2nd season All the Colorado animals were taken on public land on a do it yourself hunt.
I've been lurking on this sight for a while now and I noticed you hunt 44/444, which also happens to be where I hunt. I have only been on 2 big game hunts (2nd season 2007 and 2009). However, the group I hunt with has been there for many years. They have a couple of 5th wheels and an older travel trailer and set up camp at the bottom of that slick hill just past where they stopped the recently installed pavement/road base. Where do you usually set up camp?
Anyway, First year I got a huge doe and this last year I got my first buck. Nothing too large, but I'm just getting started.
It's nice to see what a lot of dedication can produce.
here are a couple of public land bulls 06 and 08,everything i shot has been a DIY public land hunt,then again i grew up in the mountains of colorado so i shouldnt have an excuse.I have to dwell on these boys since i got skunked this year.
hey cummins my dad and i been hunting 44/444 for years. we always drive right by your camp on the way up the hill lol. we camp a couple miles up the mountain. there's a pull off on the left side with like 5 different camp sites. we were up 2nd season, didn't have any luck tho we only saw does and i had a buck tag
If you want to properly preserve velvet antlers, you will have to inject & brush them with formaldehyde or some of the new less toxic chemicals (4 in 1 solution works great as does Knobloch's antler in velvet tan) as its easier to use however, both will work.
First, using rubber gloves take a razor blade and make small incisions at the tips of all points about 1/8". Next hang the antlers upside down, allowing the blood to drain. Starting at the bases inject the solution into the...