- Dec 24, 2015
Awesome, congrats, thanks for sharing!
Yea, harder to find in the mountains of CO than I ever would have imagined. On the one hand, it's encouraging to see so many people interested in hunting. On the other hand, we're like an hour's drive from the nearest gas station and do you really have to have 4 camps on this 300 yard stretch of road? LOL It's crazy.Way to go man, nice job! Solitude, what’s that
Thanks. I already got "reminded" that posting pics with mountains in the background can lead to folks figuring out "my spot" but I don't care. I wanted everyone to get an idea of the experience and the type of country I had success in this time of year. Besides, it's public land and there were already tons of hunters in that area (I watched no fewer than 10 guys go in ahead of me, in the dark) so it's not like it's a secret area. LOL In fact, I killed that buck within a mile of three well established camps so it was really just a matter of who got him first (if they had deer tags). I happened to be the lucky one, this time.Nice buck and cool pics! That's some good looking mule deer country for sure. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you. I am not a selfish person by nature when it comes to hunting or fishing. I think both activities are better with good friends and family. However sometimes you gotta just take matters into your own hands and get the job done without distractions. LOL It was a very satisfying week for sure and one I will not soon forget. The whole drive home I thought about whether it would have meant more to me to have a good friend or my son along with me on the hunt. I decided "nope" - the rare opportunity to just focus on my own hunting was exactly what I needed after years of helping others. Maybe next year I'll hunt with my son or a friend, but I'll make that decision next year.Congrats, sounds like years of hard work and helping others were repaid with a great hunt! Really enjoyed your write-up.
Agreed.Great job and great story! I have a similar story with elk. Called one in for my buddy after a few years of trying. Then the next year when he backed out due to health issues, I made a decision to go on my own. Shot a rag horn with my bow and had a complete blast doing it! The experience makes the trip - filling your tag is just icing on the cake!