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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

We hunted a second choice area this year. We applied for a 4th season tag as our first choice but we didn't have a enough PP's to draw. We hunted hard everyday and covered many miles but only saw a few bucks. The bucks we saw were smaller ones and we wanted to get a "shooter" buck, 24" or larger. The night before we came home I decided to shoot this buck and I'm thankful to shoot a muley again, as it's been a few years since I've taken one. Last year I ate tag soup for both Wyoming and Colorado and really wanted to get a mature muley. I shot him right at last light, I knew I hit him hard but I couldn't find him. Cort and I zigged zagged back and forth for 400-500 yards with our flash light but could not find him. We like to use this grid pattern and it has worked for us in the past but not this time. We decided to go to camp and come back at first light and try to find him. In the morning Cort went hunting and I went looking for my buck and around two hours later I found him. He was a tenth of a mile away from where we gave up the night before. I gutted and skinned him out. We decided to quarter him and haul him out rather then dragging him 1 mile "all uphill". It was a good workout and a good test for my pelvis, which was really busted up a few years ago in a car wreck.

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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Some photos of the area..............

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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Congratulations! Sounds like a fine hunt. Glad you were able to find the deer the next morning.

And thanks for adding the pictures of the area - I always enjoy seeing what the terrain was like.

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Location: Palisade, Colorado
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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Congratulations Hiker, looks like a nice buck!

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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Good job! Congrats Hiker!

Welcome to BGH 260_270_280! Big smile

Start a new thread and tell us a little bit about yourself? Where do you hunt?

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Location: Peyton Co
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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Hiker,

Congrats on the successful hunt and a very successful year of hunting!!

You have had some great posts

Thanks

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Thanks for the kind comments, 260_270_280, peanut64, cowgal & Ripstop.

Ripstop, We are almost neighbors. I run some cattle down in the Peyton area.

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Location: Peyton Co
Joined: 01/22/2006
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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Hiker,

If you ever need a hand with the cattle get a hold of me; I'll be glad to help!

Headin' out tomorrow for 4th season in area 46 for a buck. It was my 4th choice. I hope the snow hasn't pushed them all down on private land. I was up there yesterday and it didn't look too promising, but who knows how it will turn out till its over

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Ripstop, Thanks, I just might take you up on that. Have a great hunt and I hope you get one.

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Our Colorado Muley hunt.....

Looks like another fine hunt! Thanks for posting the photos.

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You're welcome Hunter777, did you make it out west this year?

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