Alpine blacktail deer scouting video

shanevg

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Last week I made it up to the alpine to scout for some black tail bucks. I was able to find 4 bucks and a nice billy mountain goat. None of the bucks were huge but they all looked like they were getting ready to fork at least one more time. I've seen a number of lowland bucks that seem to be almost fully developed but I'm hoping since these are alpine bucks maybe they are a bit slow to develop? What do you guys think, any chance any of these bucks may still grow into a nice 4 point or are these doomed to be a 3 point at best?

Here is the video of the deer:
[video=youtube;VAskm9zsMg0]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAskm9zsMg0[/video]

The lone billy:
[video=youtube;AcsdqgM7UJ4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AcsdqgM7UJ4[/video]

I also spotted this osprey at about 4300 feet elevation on the way down. I don't see a ton of osprey's in the alpine and thought he was pretty neat.
[video=youtube;wI4iSmlH4vM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wI4iSmlH4vM[/video]
 
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shanevg

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I also created a time lapse of the sun setting over Mt. Baker.
[video=youtube;nZkNNJf6KJM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZkNNJf6KJM[/video]

I also got up in the middle of the night to try my luck at a starscape time lapse.
[video=youtube;tHaUlGANjhA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHaUlGANjhA[/video]
 
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shanevg

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Yeah, my first two hunt videos last year (Columbus Day Bear and Mt. Goat) were with a Panasonic Lumix point and shoot camera. My other bear hunt and CO deer hunt were with a Flip HD video camera. This year I got a Panasonic SD80 (I think) video camera so I could have some zoom (42x) and HD.
 

wk93

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It does seem to me that the Blacktails in the higher elevations develop later than the lowland ones for some reason. I perfer the highlands though because not as many people around here get out and hunt it. They all drive around logging roads in there cars.
 
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