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Hondoarcher
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Oct-19-16, 
07:30 AM (MST)
"A Mountain of Bulls"

You won't believe this until you see it for yourself.

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: A Mountain...  rmanwill      Oct-19-16   1 
  RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Oct-19-16   2 
   RE: A Mountain...  mtmuley      Oct-19-16   3 
    RE: A Mountain...  RioHuntNutt      Oct-20-16   4 
     RE: A Mountain...  txhunter58      Oct-20-16   5 
 RE: A Mountain...  Buglelk      Oct-20-16   6 
  RE: A Mountain...  wstrntines      Oct-21-16   7 
   RE: A Mountain...  mntman      Oct-21-16   8 
    RE: A Mountain...  wstrntines      Oct-21-16   9 
     RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Oct-21-16   10 
      RE: A Mountain...  mtmuley      Oct-21-16   11 
       RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Oct-21-16   12 
        RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Oct-21-16   13 
         RE: A Mountain...  txhunter58      Oct-22-16   14 
          RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Oct-22-16   15 
           RE: A Mountain...  mntman      Oct-23-16   16 
            RE: A Mountain...  txhunter58      Oct-25-16   17 
             RE: A Mountain...  jls456      Nov-02-16   18 
              RE: A Mountain...  nripepi      Nov-03-16   19 
               RE: A Mountain...  Weatherby      Nov-20-16   20 
                RE: A Mountain...  Buccsboy55      Nov-21-16   21 
                RE: A Mountain...  Hondoarcher      Dec-04-16   22 
                 RE: A Mountain...  fullthrottle      Dec-08-16   23 

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rmanwill
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Oct-19-16, 
01:07 PM (MST)
1. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

That is a honey hole for sure.

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Hondoarcher
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Oct-19-16, 
02:24 PM (MST)
2. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

I call it the Money Hole.

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mtmuley
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Oct-19-16, 
04:26 PM (MST)
3. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Pet and shoot operation looks like. mtmuley

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RioHuntNutt
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Oct-20-16, 
10:18 AM (MST)
4. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"


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txhunter58
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Oct-20-16, 
01:27 PM (MST)
5. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

SCI, Hmmmm Yep. I assume this ranch is a paid advertiser? For those that want to have one on the wall without a good story to go with it, power to them.

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

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Buglelk
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Oct-20-16, 
03:30 PM (MST)
6. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Must be in Utah since they have taken almost all the cows out of the herds

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wstrntines
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Oct-21-16, 
10:03 AM (MST)
7. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

My question is why are they scored SCI? I am not familiar with the SCI system and don't have an understanding of it. Why are the not scored B&C?

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mntman
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Oct-21-16, 
12:29 PM (MST)
8. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

>My question is why are they
>scored SCI? I am not
>familiar with the SCI system
>and don't have an understanding
>of it. Why are the
>not scored B&C?

B&C is fair chase, SCI is for high fence. Another thing is SCI is basically "gross" score of B&C. I don't think there are deductions on SCI.
Mntman

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wstrntines
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Oct-21-16, 
02:08 PM (MST)
9. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Thanks mtnman I was thinking it was somewhere along those lines just wasn't sure.

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Hondoarcher
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Oct-21-16, 
09:20 PM (MST)
10. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

I really don't appreciate RioHuntNutt hijacking my thread with his advertisement. This is not a ranch. These are open range elk that have a place to escape to when the hunting starts. It quickly turns into a ghost town after the first weekend of the archery season. I have spent several years dogging these elk to try and figure out where they go but still no luck.

I did get a shot at a 5 point this year with my bow but I hit him right in the middle of the front leg. Very little blood and he ran off. I grid searched for 200 yards the next day an found nothing.

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mtmuley
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Oct-21-16, 
10:10 PM (MST)
11. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Baloney. If I knew how to post a link to your site from my phone, I would. Someone will. mtmuley

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Hondoarcher
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Oct-21-16, 
10:22 PM (MST)
12. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

This is all I have:
http://hondohunting.blogspot.com/

I don't have a site setup for Royal Point Hunting even thought I own the domain.

Here are your cows!

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Hondoarcher
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Oct-21-16, 
10:25 PM (MST)
13. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Royal Point Ranch is not me by the way.

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txhunter58
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Oct-22-16, 
03:42 PM (MST)
14. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

If true, you clouded the issue by calling it your "Money hole". I assume private ranch, not high fenced?

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Hondoarcher
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Oct-22-16, 
09:39 PM (MST)
15. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

>If true, you clouded the issue
>by calling it your "Money
>hole". I assume private
>ranch, not high fenced?
>
>txhunter58
>
>venor, ergo sum (I hunt, therefore
>I am)

I can see now that calling it a Money Hole is a bit misleading. I was playing on wording often used by Cameron Hanes where he states "that is money right there".

I appreciate your feedback txhunter58. In the future I will try to be a little more careful how I word things.

As for the others.
There is private land close by and some other public land that is near impossible to get to. I think these elk escape to both when the hunting starts even though there is some hunting pressure there as well. I believe this is the reason so many bulls survive each year. Still if this was all on a ranch or a high fence you would see much bigger bulls. Even the biggest bulls in this area are only approaching 300 inches. Most are 4 points and small 5's. Not much of a draw for someone wanting to pay for a trophy.

It is funny. The guys from Utah love to show their 400 inch trail camera pics and harvested bulls which they are lucky to get a chance at every 7 years or so. Then someone shows some of the shear number of bulls that can be found in Colorado and everyone thinks it only exist on a ranch. Well they can keep believing that if they want. As for me I'm going to continue to hunt where there is plenty of elk so I get lots of opportunities. Some day I will get a chance at a nice 6 point. Funny thing is now everyone will think I paid some rancher to get it. Go figure. Well I know what reality is because I was there. Others that I associate with know the truth also. Utah may have 400 class bulls for those that want to wait but Colorado has the numbers if you know where to look.

Good luck to everyone. I hope you find what you are looking for.

Later, HondoArcher

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mntman
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Oct-23-16, 
06:25 PM (MST)
16. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

I did not associate your video with some ranch, didn't know any of that until it was brought up in this thread. Rather cool you have such a secluded spot, good luck next fall on getting that 6 point.


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txhunter58
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Oct-25-16, 
06:36 PM (MST)
17. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Thanks for the clarification Hondo. It is great to have a spot like that. Lots of fun, and to heck with the scores of the bulls. There are spots like that in CO, but they are getting harder to find.

As a side note, a friend of mine horsebacked in to the backside of a mountain kind of hard to get to and next to some private two days before muzzleloading season opened this year. The afternoon before the season started, he had over 200 elk stream by and get to private.
Before a single shot was fired. They know!

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jls456
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Nov-02-16, 
03:53 PM (MST)
18. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

That's what I call a Good place to hunt.

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nripepi
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Nov-03-16, 
01:09 PM (MST)
19. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

Cool videos...thanks for sharing.

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Weatherby
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Nov-20-16, 
09:58 PM (MST)
20. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

I can vouch for Hondo.... this is absolutely not a high fence location. He does his research, and he'll get his wall-hanger someday. He almost got him the last Saturday of archery season. Keep it up, mate!

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Nov-21-16, 
02:25 PM (MST)
21. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

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Hondoarcher
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Dec-04-16, 
02:20 AM (MST)
22. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

>I can vouch for Hondo.... this
>is absolutely not a high
>fence location. He does his
>research, and he'll get his
>wall-hanger someday. He almost got
>him the last Saturday of
>archery season. Keep it up,
>mate!

Thanks my friend. I hope you are enjoying your meat in the freezer. I can't wait for next year. It is going to be amazing!

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Dec-08-16, 
10:14 PM (MST)
23. "RE: A Mountain of Bulls"

That's some cool video, although not that uncommon in the summer to see a slew of bulls like that running together. Colorado does have some good elk numbers no doubt about that, but as far as bulls go it's not in the same league as Utah. Many units in Utah have groups of bulls like that, if not bigger and for sure better bulls. You just can't hunt them. Which is why I like Colorado system better atleast you can hunt them every year and not every 15... if your lucky. Thanks for sharing.

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