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Old 09-20-2011, 07:38 PM
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Default went for my 9 day CO hunt

so Sept 10th - 18th was Colorado's muzzle loader season. To make things short we saw 4 elk " bull on the first day!" and 4 deer total including one buck " i had a buck tag"

By the time we figured out the buck was there he took off and didnt give me a shot due to the thick timber.

Its a good thing we had small game tags because Dusky grouse were all over the place for the first 4 or 5 days and then cold rainy weather moved in and even killed the grouse hunting!

My brother and my dog Rocky.

Home sweet home for 9 days. Pretty big though! 19'L x 12'W Plenty of room but darn cold at night with no heater.

So my hunt ended without ever firing a Thor at a buck. Now im re-packing and getting my other Optima "scoped" ready for Sept 24-30th New Mexico Muzzleloading season with 110gr Blackhorn209 and a 250gr Powerbelt Aerolite.

Hopefully i will have better luck on this hunt.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:44 PM
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Looks like a fun time even without the buck. 9 days in the outdoors with no job would be awesome for me.

You cook the birds over the fire?

Good luck on your upcoming hunt. Hope you knock one over!
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:47 PM
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Any hunt better than work! No shots, same as my last trip to Colorado.
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Old 09-21-2011, 12:35 PM
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buckfever, we boil them first and then follow up with a few minutes over the flames of the fire to give them some smoky flavor.
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Old 09-23-2011, 01:36 AM
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Thats why they call it hunting and not killing.... nice birds though, i am sure they tasted mighty fine. Plenty of season left .... good luck!
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