I started adding some photos from some of my Colorado trips for ya'll to browse. Hope ya'll enjoy them as much as I enjoy looking at the photos in the other galleries. Let me know what you think. I will keep posting more pictures as I find them.
First off, "Welcome to BGH !" I did not get to welcome you on your first post. I am very impressed to see someone else willing to share so much in so little time. Congrats on some fantastic animals !
It looks like you have done very well in my home state of Colorado. We used to have 11 guys come out hunting with us from Tennessee and Arkansas in the 70's and 80's. Most from around Milington and surrounding areas, even one gentleman that was the mayor of Shakerag (the population 99 1/2, the bear ate the other 1/2). They were a great bunch of guys, but sadly most of them have passed on.
I hope to see alot more pics and maybe read some more stories.
The goal of all hunters is a quick, humane kill where the animal drops in it's tracks and is dead within seconds. But in a pursuit that has as many variables as hunting, sometimes things don't quite go according to plan. However, game can be tracked and recovered with the right skills and with patience.
First of all, you need to wait the right amount of time after the shot before tracking a wounded animal. I've heard estimates of waiting 30 minutes for a hit in the vitals and 5-8 hours for a...