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Any luck up in Colorado yet? 

Any luck up in Colorado yet? 

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I was out there on Saturday

I was out there on Saturday and Sunday this past weekend.  On Saturday, I covered ~7 miles, froze my butt off, got snowed on, and all I managed to get were some pictures of these young bulls.  However, watching these two guys did make my weekend.  I spotted them at ~375 yards, and during the hour or so I watched them, they worked their way to within 150 yards of me.  I was on a bowl above them with the wind in my face, so they never knew I was there.

Sunday was a much more pleasant hunt as the weather was nicer and I did not cover as much ground.  I did not see any deer, but I did find an area that looks like better deer habitat that I hope to check out again this Saturday.  I have less than a week left in my season, so hopefully I have better news to report back soon.

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Just give'n a lil head's

Just give'n a lil head's up,check'n in....Late yesterday we got an inch of rain,which will make track's a lot easier to idenify for a few day's.When sand is soft an dry hard to tell difference between hawg or deer.Anyway i'm head'n out to blind this afternoon after werk,should get 2 to 2 1/2 hour's in.Hope it doe's like yesterday,slow drizzle rain,love sit'n in that.Acorns fall'n like crazy here,cant wait for our first cold snap.That blind can get a lil steamy inside.Wife an i were contemplate'n on where to put up a couple more stand's we have,that's where the fresh rain will come in handy.Hope to get them up this weekend,if knock'n one down dont keep me from it(i wish)....Good Luck 2 All !!

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Came up empty

So, I have to start by apologizing because I was unable to fill my tag.  I made it out there a few more times, covered a decent amount of miles, saw quite a bit of wildlife, and never even pulled my bow back.  A fox came within 15 yards of me.  I got within 30 yards of some turkeys.  I did find an area that seems to hold deer.  However, it seems to hold way more does than bucks.  I got within shooting range on does, but I am sexist when it comes to hunting.  I feel like I learned quite a bit about this area, and I will probably be hunting it again next year, hopefully with more success.  

Good luck Chris!  Hopefully you can get something on the ground to add to NiceShot's awesome buck!

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Are we say'n we're thru for

Are we say'n we're thru for the season??...If so then WishIwasHuntin fit's...Ha!..lol....Man i'd go crazy with a short season as that....But yea WishiwasHuntin i'll be give'n it my best....So far have'nt seen nut'n but feather's,more turkey's than prev year's...Seen a gobbler strut'n this past weekend...Found a trail with big heavy track in it(left dew claw print),i've set camera up in it to see what it mite be...Got finger's cross'd that it's a BIG Buck,if so gonna hang a strap on in there...

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Is your season over already?

Is your season over already? Here in Ohio our bow season is 4 1/2 months long.

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If are bow seasons were that

If are bow seasons were that long out west we would have no deer.  O wait most states already have that problem. lol. 

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In most of Colorado, archery

In most of Colorado, archery season lasts just over one month.  Just as well though.  I don't think my wife could tolerate me hunting a 4 1/2 month long season.   Whistling

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Hey what counts is you got

Hey what counts is you got out in the woods. 

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My wife has learned to live

My wife has learned to live with it. As long as I bring home the meat, keep a job, and make her happy, it's not that bad. I just watch and when I notice she needs a night out I put the hunting gear down and we take a night out together and she is fine for another couple weeks. Then it starts all over again.

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