WIth a Utah dedicated hunter tag, and a colorado 2nd season tag in hand I had decided that my priorty hunt would be the Colorado tag since it was my first year in the dedicated program and the two seasons ran concurrent with eachother.
On the first day of the Colorado hunt I found this buck right before dark and mistaking his velvet for huge mass I made the 400 yard shot on him thinking he was a bit bigger than he actually was. I had fun though and had some cousins with me to share the hunt with, and he really isn't a bad buck, just not one I had planned on shooting the first day.
He is a 26" Stag buck.
Well, after taking a day to get home I was able to get out for my Utah hunt monday morning and a couple hours into the day I ran across this cool buck and decided he was the one for me, I just couldn't pass him up when I seen that funky side. I guess I'm a sucker for the freaks.
He is 24"s wide and was a young deer, would have been neat to see what he turned into in a couple years but that's how it goes.
All in all I had a very eventful 3 days of hunting.
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