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1st season sucess!!

Old 10-24-2009, 10:04 PM
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Default 1st season sucess!!

I was lucky enough to harvest this cow on opening day of first season. She was moving thru a large meadow wish some small aspen stands. They when into a small drainage and that allowed me to move up a little closer and also find a good spot to shot from. They popped from the drained around 150 yards. I always shoot the lead cow always seem to be the biggest and she did not let me down. Hit her with a round and I could tell she was hit good and she hunched up. She then proceeded to turn and go back up the meadow and she stopped, so I let the .338 Win Mag hit her again and she never took another shot!!
I have to give a huge thanks to my DAD!! I packed out a front quarter on the way to get him. He was not hunting as he did not draw a tag and came along to just hang out and be there just incase I needed some help packing out. And I did!! She was 2.3 miles from the nearest road and the walk was straight uphill all the way!! Back is still sore!! It took us until 6pm on Sunday to get her all back to camp!!
THANKS AGAIN DAD!!!!!!!
Only draw back to the trip was we both had deer tags for 2nd season, but the road we take to get to the lower area is a horrible to road drive even dry and it had been snowing and raining on and off for the 6 days we were there. Talked with Sombrero Ranch guys and they were even having touble getting horses in for 2nd season. So we decided not to risk the road and not be too greedy and headed home a few days early!!
One more time.......THANKS DAD!!!!

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Veiw from camp!!

Releif that work is done!!

Until next year!!! :cheers:
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Old 10-24-2009, 11:07 PM
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Great job, can't complain there.
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:16 AM
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Congrats to you and a great job at getting her out. It sure sounds like one heck of a workout.. All that snow... I sure hate to see it coming...
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:24 AM
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Congratulations GH, always good when dads can share those good times.
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Old 10-25-2009, 08:49 AM
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Good Job! A tip for you for next year to make it a little easier on the pack out. Get on DOW's website and order the "Down to the Bone" video. Best money I ever spent! If you leave the bones & hide behind, it's usally more than 100+ pounds less to carry out, plus I've found that getting the meat off the bone helps it cool off faster and therefore tastes so much better, seems to be more tender too for some reason
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Old 10-25-2009, 03:25 PM
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Nice harvest! Your shot placement looks good.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:51 PM
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Great animal and great shot
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Old 10-28-2009, 09:31 PM
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What GMU was that? Looks a lot like a camp site in 500.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:17 AM
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Niice! Looks like a great trip. Congratulations!
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:01 PM
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Originally Posted by RWalker View Post
What GMU was that? Looks a lot like a camp site in 500.
I was in unit 4.
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