Well, my hunting for 2012 is all finished. No big muley for me. Bummer. I just returned from being in Colorado for 12 days....9 days of hunting.
The first 5 days of hunting was not too good. It was warm and dry and when it's like that, the deer don't move much, especially when there are elk hunters everywhere.
On day 6 we got snow and things picked up just a bit. Deer began moving some, migrating, etc. and I was able to lay eyes on about 3 nice bucks. None were giants, but nice bucks. I tried to make a play on two of the bucks. On the final day of the hunt, I turned up one of the bucks at noon and after waiting 6 hours, the buck presented a shot. I hit him, but not good. Lost him.
Watch the webcast if you'd like to see the bucks and shot. Pretty cool. A real bummer I didn't get him. I was highly disappointed in myself.
Watch It Here!
This is the wide buck I passed. Pretty nice one.....I'm thinking 29 wide....185ish.
This is the long tined dude. This buck had about 8-9 inches in extras and a high 180's frame I think. Not heavy, and obviously not wide. I wanted to get him.
This is the buck I wounded. I think he had a 180-184 frame and then about 6-7 inches of extra. I think his frame was that good. I don't know. He was a good looking buck. I still want to puke when I think about losing this one.