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idahoron 12-13-2018 04:00 PM

My 2018 Mule Deer Hunt
My son Jacob and I draw the same deer tag every year. The Hunt is short and he never can hunt more than just one weekend. What I normally do is hunt for a buck until the day before he gets there. The day before he gets there I just try to fill my tag with what ever I see. That way we can focus on finding him a buck. He only has 2 or 3 days to hunt. If I shoot a deer on one of his days he looses a day helping me pack out a deer.

The weather this year was very nice. I hiked into some ridges that are above the river. I saw a ton of deer.

This year he got there on Thursday and I had been holding out for a buck I found but never got a shot at. I took a doe so I could help him to try to get the buck.

This year was a good year for seeing bucks. It was not a good year for Jacob's shooting. His first shot was 125 yards steep down hill. He shot right over the bucks back.

The next one was 50 yards in heavy brush. I saw his bullet strike a twig and the buck was lucky.
We spent a couple days riding our bikes to walk in areas and having the time of our lives.

On the last day Jacob decided to take the first deer he had a shot at. We found a single do and Jacob got a shot at her.

I really wished he would have got a buck but I enjoyed my week of hunting. It was great to see a lot of deer and elk. We even saw a pretty good bear. Over all the hunt was fun and we enjoyed it like every year.

Semisane 12-13-2018 05:16 PM

Buck ----- Doe, who cares? Meat is meat and fun is fun. (Yeah, but we all want a buck for some silly reason. :happy0157: )

hubby11 12-14-2018 03:15 AM

Looks like a great time with your son. Hoping I can do the same one day.

Bocajnala 12-14-2018 03:53 AM

That is a fantastic trip! Great job, thanks for sharing the photos with us


falcon 12-14-2018 04:10 AM

Congrats on the two deer taken with conventional muzzleloaders.

idahoron 12-14-2018 09:22 PM

Thanks guys it is a hunt I look forward to every year.

elkman30 12-14-2018 10:03 PM

Sounds like a great hunt! Congrats!

bronko22000 12-15-2018 06:16 AM

Congratulations gentlemen on a great trip. Spending time outdoors with your son is great even if you don't get anything.

Blackpowdersmoke 12-21-2018 09:12 PM

Originally Posted by idahoron (Post 4348692)
Thanks guys it is a hunt I look forward to every year.

Congrats to both of you Ron! It's great that you and Jacob both harvested a deer and enjoyed a hunt together. As always, I really enjoy your pics... not only are you a great hunter, you're a great photographer as well! May you and yours have a happy and healthy holiday season.


longbowelk 12-22-2018 05:39 AM

What about the bike? Yr, make, etc. Dont see many 2 wheelers anymore. Some trails in Colorado allow 2 wheels but no 4 wheels. I have horses but its become a big hassle. May look into 2 wheels...

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