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Old 10-30-2016, 07:42 PM
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Just back from a Colorado DIY Mule deer hunt. It was day #3 and we had seen many deer and a number of borderline bucks. I had sprained my ankle pretty good day 1 so mobility was an issue.

It was mid morning and up ahead there were two bucks on the hillside. They spotted us and started running from our left to right. My buddy Randy said the lead buck looked good. As they got to the timber and started walking I took an off hand shot at about 100 yards. I aimed for the high shoulder shot and he dropped in his tracks.

He gross scored 146 5/8" and his teeth are so wore down we believe he is 7 or 8 years old. We sent in a tooth to be officially aged. Figured he dresses in the 180lbs range. A great morning!

My friend Matt also took a similar buck as well. His grossed 146" even.





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Old 10-30-2016, 07:53 PM
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The mule deer out there are impressive. They are not skittish like white tales. They run 100 yards, turn around, look at you, and access the danger level.

I'd love to do a guided mule deer hunt, but the prices are steep. I couldn't see spending $2,000 on a deer. Maybe one day.
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Old 10-30-2016, 08:59 PM
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Those are some awesome deer congrats! Hope the ankle heals fast
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Old 10-30-2016, 09:35 PM
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Looks like you 2 guyz had some fun alright !

I'll bet that made your ankle feel better - Huh ?
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Congratulations!
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Old 10-30-2016, 09:52 PM
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You guys got some beauties DIY hunts are the best, great thread!
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Old 10-30-2016, 11:23 PM
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Great bucks
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Nice going, beautiful bucks and great pictures Rob. Have a safe trip home and save me a steak off that bad boy. Say hi to the Davester in NY on the way through.

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Old 10-31-2016, 06:19 AM
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Dang nice!
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Old 10-31-2016, 07:19 AM
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Thanks everyone. It was a fun hunt and the ankle is on the mend.

I will be at the Davesters tonight CI. Brought him a couple of racks of Alaskan Amber! I will be up with some steaks for you soon.
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