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Second In A Row Tri-fecta!

Well I got my cow on the last day of 4th season and in doing so have completed my second straight big game trifecta; I took my mule deer, my pronghorn and my elk in both of the last two years. Feels pretty good having that much of a variety of meat to choose from when I open the freezer. I know some of you had some pretty good years too. Anybody have success on a couple different species this year?

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Oh and just in case you

Oh and just in case you thought it was a mature cow with dwarfism, its not... it's just a calf ha. And the meat is incredable! I have never eaten calf and it is unbelievable. I got her on top of a mountain in a over 2 and a half miles from the trail head and so on the way in I told my dad, aka the sherpa, that if I had a choice between a cow and a calf that I would shoot the calf. And as luck would have it, I did have a choice. And I am sure glad I did. The pack out was bad enough as it was. Right after we started quartering her, a wicked storm rolled in that dumped even more snow on us. I will be getting the story written soon. I know some of you are going to have a hard time believing how it went down but I swear its the truth. I literally chased down three cows. It was a crazy hunt. It took me to the most primal of hunting mindsets. It was awesome!

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Congratulations.  I bet there

Congratulations.  I bet there is a story coming that will provide all the details so I won't ask for them here, but just wait for the story to be posted.

For me, the 2010 hunting season started back in January with the Kansas anterless season.  I took a button buck in January.  In the spring, I got a turkey with my bow.  And then in September i took a mountain goat.  I am now trying to get another whitetail.

I didn't think about it until you asked, but I guess I had a pretty good year.

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Right on!!! Snow looks like

Right on!!!Dancing

Snow looks like it is getting deeps...looks like I am in for it during my hunt next week! I better not forget either set of chains eh!Help!

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trifecta

I am hoping for a trifecta myself this year. I took a nice pronghorn wyoming this year, a nice 3x3 mule deer in area 20. Now i have to wait until January to hunt a bull in gmu 20 also.

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Very nice bucks.  Pretty cool

Very nice bucks.  Pretty cool going for the trifecta.  I hope you success in getting your bull in January.

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Nice work guys... sounds like

Nice work guys... sounds like you guys are having some banner years as well.

Good luck on your unit 20 hunt. You got a chance at a big old boy. I know that country well. Keep us posted on how everything turns out and congratulations on your goat and buck.

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Oh and HeavyC... the roads

Oh and HeavyC... the roads were really nasty. You should definitely take your chains. It sounds like they have gotten pounded by snow since I left too. Good luck on your hunt. I am sure you will get one.

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Congrats to all !!!!!

Hawkeye,

Congrats on two great years in a row ! :thumbsup1:  Nice job getting it done especially with the conflict with work.

locohunter,

Congrats on a respectable lope and muley ! Yes

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Thanks! I was really

Thanks! I was really disappointed when I found out that the job that I had taken would really limit the amount that I was able to get out there and hunt but I think it made me just focus the time that I did get. I had no idea that I would still be able to take a deer, pronghorn and elk. A little luck thrown in there definitely made that happen. Now I am looking forward to next year when I plan on drawing a lot of tags and being unemployed and able to hunt pretty much the whole season. Only time will tell how all that works out for me though.

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Man, you guys are killing

Man, you guys are killing me!

Just seeing the beautiful photos is enough to make one want to go out there - forget the hunting (ok, that was a silly statement - of course I want to hunt).

Congratulations, Hawkeye, on the trifecta - what a great accomplishment. I, too, will look forward to your upcoming stories!

You folks are fortunate indeed to be able to hunt out there, no doubt.

Enjoy!