Well we tracked him up until the snow covered his tracks and it got dark. Such a smart buck and hard to outsmart him in that fingery pinion country. He made so many veteran moves but started to slip up towards the end. After he bedded down in a spot watching his back trail, he jumped off a rock that would break a human. No exaggeration, flat footed, he jumped off a rock and landed over 30 feet horizontally and 10-12 feet vertical.
This picture doesn’t do it justice. He is a smart buck that will live to see another day( or season)
I can’t thank colorado enough for his hospitality, taking me hunting, and funny stories. You are truly a great person my friend!