There definitely seemed to be a lack of 3-4 year old deer everywhere we scouted and hunted, but we were able to have some success.
My younger brother took his first ever 4x4 buck.
A couple days later I was able to connect on one of the bucks we were hoping to see again.
My brothers cruised by camp and brought in some llama power to haul the goods back out.
With 2 down and 1 to go, we hunted hard for a couple more days and were down to the night before our departure day. My older brother and i both spotted a buck at last light from different angles and agreed it was worth another look for our last morning of hunting. With about an hour to go, my brother found the buck as he stepped out of the timber and put a great shot on him.
The brothers headed down from their perch while i circled back to camp for more llama power to haul it out.
Holy smokes, he nailed down a great buck!
They had him mostly broken down when i arrived and i had just enough time to cut my hand badly when my knife slipped out of the joint unexpectedly while trying to removing a lower leg. Dumb move for sure! Luckily we had med kits and I am a big fan of quick-clot gauze pads now.
One good byproduct of a hand injury is that you get to kick back and eat jerky and honey stingers while your brothers break camp and load the llamas!
Once "we" loaded up, we hit the trail and headed out.
A couple last shots back at the truck with 3 seriously handsome men and few slug bucks!
From there we headed out and grabbed some well earned pizza before heading to the sawbones to close the zipper i installed in my hand. Great trip and wish I could hunt Wyoming deer more often!
Got a sweet pirate scar now too!!
That looks like a blast! Congrats on those solid bucks they are dandies!! I feel your pain cut through a third of my thumb this year on a antelope hunt, sure makes you feel like a idiot LOL. Congratulations again!
You are one lucky dude. Great bucks and you missed every tendon with that hand injury. Saved yourself from a full on surgical bill there! Are you all keeping the beards, or was that just a pre-hunt challenge amongst brothers?
Great write up and bucks. Glad to see the cut healed well. Ive been including a pair of cut proof/resistant gloves in my kill kit for a few years now and its saved me a lot of the small nicks and cuts as well as saving what would of been a nasty cut when my bloody knife slipped and rolled into my knuckles. They aren't a 100% solution but for the cheap price and weight penalty as well as some piece of mind in the backcountry they have become an important part of my kill kit.
Thanks for sharing!! Congrats to all of you. A trip you will never forget. Wyoming has some amazing country!! It's hard for us nonresidents to wait for tags but when you get one it's a trip of a lifetime.