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born_2_hunt
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Sep-16-16, 
09:38 AM (MST)
"Colorado muzzy bull down!"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-16-16 AT 09:39 AM (MST)

Was able to get this bull the 3rd evening of a solo backpack hunt in the wilderness. It was insanely difficult getting him out by myself but got it done. Took me two full days of packing. Feeling pretty accomplished at the moment.




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 RE: Colorado m...  cmbbulldog      Sep-16-16   1 
  RE: Colorado m...  BeanMan      Sep-16-16   2 
   RE: Colorado m...  jls456      Sep-16-16   3 
    RE: Colorado m...  Deerlove      Sep-16-16   5 
 RE: Colorado m...  ColoradoBob      Sep-16-16   4 
  RE: Colorado m...  Cheater      Sep-16-16   6 
   RE: Colorado m...  bowhunt      Sep-16-16   7 
    RE: Colorado m...  270Whatelse      Sep-16-16   8 
 RE: Colorado m...  Elkfinder      Sep-16-16   9 
  RE: Colorado m...  txhunter58      Sep-16-16   10 
   RE: Colorado m...  born_2_hunt      Sep-16-16   11 
    RE: Colorado m...  tailchasers      Sep-16-16   12 
     RE: Colorado m...  sandhillhun...      Sep-16-16   13 
 RE: Colorado m...  NVPete      Sep-16-16   14 
  RE: Colorado m...  Zeke      Sep-16-16   15 
 RE: Colorado m...  Robiland      Sep-16-16   16 
  RE: Colorado m...  DW      Sep-16-16   17 
   RE: Colorado m...  born_2_hunt      Sep-16-16   18 
    RE: Colorado m...  DW      Sep-16-16   19 
     RE: Colorado m...  txhunter58      Sep-16-16   20 
 RE: Colorado m...  BracNSW      Sep-16-16   21 
  RE: Colorado m...  CAelknuts      Sep-16-16   22 
   RE: Colorado m...  completespo...      Sep-19-16   23 
    RE: Colorado m...  Country      Sep-19-16   24 
 RE: Colorado m...  DidIDraw      Sep-19-16   25 
  RE: Colorado m...  sjhgraysage      Sep-19-16   26 
   RE: Colorado m...  born_2_hunt      Sep-19-16   27 
    RE: Colorado m...  HalfAce      Sep-19-16   28 
     RE: Colorado m...  lang      Sep-20-16   29 
 RE: Colorado m...  smokepoler63      Sep-21-16   30 
  RE: Colorado m...  born_2_hunt      Sep-21-16   31 
 RE: Colorado m...  BrowningRage      Sep-21-16   32 
  RE: Colorado m...  Frijoles      Sep-21-16   33 
 RE: Colorado m...  Gadjet      Sep-21-16   34 
  RE: Colorado m...  HorseCreek      Sep-22-16   35 
 RE: Colorado m...  Maxxy      Sep-27-16   36 
  RE: Colorado m...  2f350s      Sep-28-16   37 
  RE: Colorado m...  born_2_hunt      Sep-28-16   38 
   RE: Colorado m...  MtnMuley      Sep-28-16   39 

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cmbbulldog
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Sep-16-16, 
09:44 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great bull.... and to pack it out by yourself is a huge undertaking. Well done all around.

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BeanMan
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Sep-16-16, 
10:01 AM (MST)
2. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great Job! It is so fulfilling to do it all yourself in a wilderness. I'm a few years past that but I did it once, it was an archery bull in the west elk wilderness. 19 years ago.

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jls456
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Sep-16-16, 
10:08 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Way to go.I remember those days.......Good job

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Deerlove
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Sep-16-16, 
10:22 AM (MST)
5. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Nice job, were they talking?

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ColoradoBob
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Sep-16-16, 
10:22 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Conglads, a real good bull. Bob

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Cheater
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Sep-16-16, 
10:35 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Really cool! Congrats!

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bowhunt
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Sep-16-16, 
10:53 AM (MST)
7. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Way to go, what an accomplishment!

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270Whatelse
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Sep-16-16, 
11:12 AM (MST)
8. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Wow awesome bull and pics thanks for sharing. Sounds like you earned that one!

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Elkfinder
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Sep-16-16, 
11:13 AM (MST)
9. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Congrats!! Nice Bull

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txhunter58
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Sep-16-16, 
11:35 AM (MST)
10. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

That is a stud of a bull. Don't want the unit, but was it a OTC or draw unit?

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venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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born_2_hunt
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Sep-16-16, 
11:51 AM (MST)
11. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Draw unit. The Bulls were rutted up pretty good. Rut should be hot from here on out.

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tailchasers
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Sep-16-16, 
12:09 PM (MST)
12. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Getting it done yet again in 2016! Nice bull! You should feel a sense of accomplishment.

"Courage is being scared to death but
saddling up anyway."

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sandhillhunter
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Sep-16-16, 
12:38 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great job! Way to get it done solo!

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NVPete
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Sep-16-16, 
01:06 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Your hunt is the stuff of dreams! Too old now (70 yrs.), plus knees, back, joints, and body wouldn't allow it. Many of my cherished memories are of "out there" in wilderness, whether I saw game or not. To accomplish this solo are experiences that will last you a lifetime! Nice big ol' bull is just icing on the cake! Great hunt, and good job!Thanks for sharing.

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Zeke
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Sep-16-16, 
01:43 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Way to go born-to-hunt! Thats just sweet right there!
Zeke

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Robiland
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Sep-16-16, 
01:56 PM (MST)
16. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

That is freaking amazing, CONGRATS on that. You have to be a complete BAD A to pack out an elk by yourself. Having help is tough enough. Way to go!!!

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DW
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Sep-16-16, 
05:10 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-16-16 AT 05:14 PM (MST)

Sweet bull b2h! Congrats! What happened to them horses?

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born_2_hunt
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Sep-16-16, 
05:30 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Well you know how women ruin everything?? I lost my horse privileges along with my ex-girlfriend so I'm hoofing it for now! Will get my own here soon though.

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DW
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Sep-16-16, 
06:20 PM (MST)
19. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Lol! They're like buses, be another one along in 15 minutes or so! Congrats again on that bull!

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txhunter58
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Sep-16-16, 
07:08 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Coming up on being married to a woman for 20 years that says: "Just let me know when you will be going hunting, and bring me some meat!"

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venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore I am)

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BracNSW
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Sep-16-16, 
09:15 PM (MST)
21. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Super job! I was 4 miles in, solo archer, in rugged ID terrain last week. Nice 5x5 bull at 30 yds broadside. I paused (maybe thinking of that pack out on 55 year old knees) and he bolted.

Glad you got that beautiful animal and now you have a great pack out memory/epic story for fireside tales for years to come.

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CAelknuts
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Sep-16-16, 
09:37 PM (MST)
22. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Wow, I'm really impressed that you packed that bull out of the wilderness by yourself. I packed the last bull I killed to the truck, alone, but it was only like 1/2 mile, and the next day I felt like I'd been run over by a Peterbuilt.

Heck of an adventure and a mighty nice bull. CONGRATULATIONS,

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completesportsman
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Sep-19-16, 
10:45 AM (MST)
23. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Big Congrats, Epic Hunt!

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Country
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Sep-19-16, 
11:53 AM (MST)
24. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great job! Beautiful bull and all the hard work makes it that much more satisfying. A story for years to come.

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DidIDraw
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Sep-19-16, 
05:08 PM (MST)
25. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Congratulations on a great bull. Very impressed that you were able to pack it out by yourself.

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sjhgraysage
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Sep-19-16, 
05:28 PM (MST)
26. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great Bull and what an accomplishment! Congrats!

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born_2_hunt
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Sep-19-16, 
05:53 PM (MST)
27. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Thanks guys! I definitely earned this one and will be one of those hunts that I never forget

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HalfAce
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Sep-19-16, 
06:56 PM (MST)
28. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Not a lot of guys can say they packed out a whole bull by themselves, especially for more than a few miles. Great accomplishment and a really nice bull. Congrats!

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lang
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Sep-20-16, 
09:01 AM (MST)
29. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

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Hats off to you, what an accomplishment!
Super job on the pics too. You don't realize how tough that can be until you attempt it.

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Sep-21-16, 
12:34 PM (MST)
30. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great bull! Great job packing it yourself. You need to get some friends!

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born_2_hunt
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Sep-21-16, 
04:36 PM (MST)
31. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

I think they are all tired of packing my meat out. No one wants to hunt with me anymore.

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BrowningRage
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Sep-21-16, 
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32. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Wow... Not sure if you'll ever top that hunt. Amazing in all accounts... Thanks for sharing.

"Therefore, wo be unto him that is at ease in Zion!" 2 Ne. 28: 24

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Frijoles
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Sep-21-16, 
08:36 PM (MST)
33. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great Bull. Congrats

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Gadjet
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Sep-21-16, 
10:42 PM (MST)
34. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Great Bull! You sure earned that one!

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HorseCreek
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Sep-22-16, 
10:12 PM (MST)
35. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

You are full of badassery!

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Maxxy
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Sep-27-16, 
05:09 PM (MST)
36. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

How far from the truck were you? Curious as to how far back you were in? Like others said, most have it rough at more than a mile for each load, your story is extremely impressive and gets me excited to try something similar! Congrats!!!

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Sep-28-16, 
08:40 AM (MST)
37. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Nice bull, and great photos! Congrats to you for a hard earned bull.

2f350s: Spend the money on additional licenses and HUNT more!

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born_2_hunt
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Sep-28-16, 
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38. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

>How far from the truck were
>you? Curious as to how
>far back you were in?

I packed in 3 miles into an area my buddy killed a bull the week before. My bull was exactly 3 miles to the trailhead or two miles out the canyon. I elected to pack him out the canyon and had to pack camp back to the trailhead the next day and take the atv around to the mouth of the canyon. It was steeper but a shorter distance and mostly down hill. The 1st 1/4 mile was the worst. He died just above a steep boulder field and it took me most of the next day to get him through the boulder field. After I got him through that I packed a hind and a front to camp that night.

The next day I was exhausted and wasn't sure I could make another trip in there and just wanted it to be over with. It had rained and snowed on me the entire time I was there and all my gear was wet. I went after it first thing in the morning. Once I got to him I had 1.5 miles left to get him out after leap froggng him the day before. I loaded the other hind and front, the backstraps and loins and the head on my pack and grinded it out all day. My pack was over 100 pounds I'm sure.

It was painful but I just kept thinking of how good it was going to feel to have him at the truck and a cold one in my hand. I sang songs and replayed the hunt over and over in my head to pass the time and keep my mind off the pain. And before I knew it was over. The pack out was probably more of a trophy in my eyes than the animal itself.


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MtnMuley
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Sep-28-16, 
02:39 PM (MST)
39. "RE: Colorado muzzy bull down!"

Well earned. That's awesome.

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