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Utah general season archery

   I went to Utah for the first time to hunt and I thought it might be good to try archery deer in August. We arrived on opening day to find all the easy camp site taken, so we just took the scraps. There was plenty of hunters and trail riders in the area so we didnt know what to think. On the third day my hunting partner got very sick and we had to leave. After taking him back to california I turned around and went back solo. I found a nice four point sneeking from one aspen patch to another. I stocked up to him as he entered the tree line and made a clean 61yd heart shot. He took  two steps and fell over DONE.

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Congrats on the buck he is

Congrats on the buck he is very respectable. 

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That's the spirit

There are probably not a lot of hunters that would have turned around after dropping off there sick buddy. Good job on the persistence and nice shot. I would be tickled to death with an archery muley like that.

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Congrats

Nice Buck, way to stick with it.

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Thanks

Thank you guys for the kind remarks. I would rather hunt and camp with friends, it makes for a much more memorable time, but some times you have to go solo, it challenges your self mentally.

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I didn't ask but did you get

I didn't ask but did you get that guy up above Fish Lake or did you go elsewhere? 

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We live at a about 230ft in

We live at a about 230ft in elevation and drove straight to Utah in 12 hours and camped Above fishlake at 10500Ft. We have done this several times before but we usually only get bad headachs for the first day or two, till our bodies aclamate. I took him down to Richfield which is around 5500ft And he felt much better.

   

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That really didn't answer the

That really didn't answer the actual question that I was asking but it was close enough. Thumbs up

I have found that altitude sickness is nothing to be messed with.  Quite a few years ago I found out that it can even affect pets that are brought up from sea level to the higher areas of Utah and Colorado, so much that there isn't much a vet can do to reverse it. 

I also found out that staying hydrated up here in our lofty altituded is just as important as getting accumlated to the elevations.  I was so dehydrated one elk hunt in Utah that I thought that I was going to die packing out a elk.  I was to the point of cramping and a massive headace.  Once I got back to camp to pick up some packs and drive the truck back and drank a couple of Gatoraids I was fine for the rest of the day. 

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Congrats on the buck he is

Congrats on the buck he is very respectable.

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Nice.

Wow. Nice shot with a bow. I don't trust myself over 40 yards. You must be practicing well. Congrats!

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