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I went down to the area I hunt muledeer and saw several nice bucks. I was nice to see that some older deer make it year to year. I did not see any giants but did find a couple of decent older bucks with bad genes.

If only I had a better camera. Enjoy. cool

This buck was a crab claw 4x4

This buck was about 28" wide and would score around 165

This buck was a heavy old buck with huge bases. He had crab claws on all but his right g4.

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Some good stuff there. Hopefully you find em next year.

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Thanks Ex. I also seen the third largest 3x3 with browe tines I have ever seen, but he was to far off for a pic!

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NIce pics. How the hick do you get your pictures so big on this website, mine only seem tobe half the total size of these and theres no paperclip symble next to the subject posting Think

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HOGGETTER we use photobucket.com. You download your pics and when you do it, it will let you add links so you can add the pics to your post on the forum. I hope this helps. Thumbs up

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Thanks elkkill06 , I very much appreciate the info!

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Elkkill06 you ever scout unit 71,711 or know any body who might have lately . I was thinking about that area for next years fourth season rifle rut hunt? I've hunted around the Silt / Rifle area and Piceance / RioBlanco area for some nice bucks. But i have been seeing big bucks around Delores while archery elk hunting the last three years. Maybe theirs a better unit to try with four nonres. points

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The farthest down south I have played in is the north part of unit 70. I would definitely not jump into anything with 4 points. Most of Colorados units hold good deer, the hard part is finding them during season. I don't know what elevation you hunt elk in your unit, but I don't think those bucks will be there come 4th season. Knowing where they go to is the key.

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Yea, you are exactly right about the deer would not be up on top of the mesa's in november. I figured they moved down on the valley floor in the sage flats in november for the rut / winter. I dont know what to do with my four points now, my buddy who was putting in with me for a rifle hunt, died of cancer last year. I dont want to hire a guide, i like doing my own thing.

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HOGGETTER

Sorry to here about your hunting partner. What are you looking for on the hunt or the deer and maybe we can help you figure something out.

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Something respectable, with four preference points im limited. i will have to do some research for the fourth season choices with good public land access.

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