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The next weekend a buddy invited me to hit a WMA in Northern Utah. I knew it was going to be hard to beat my last trip. But he ensured that it was possible for me to hit double digits again. We started hiking at 5am and my goal was to not leave the mountain empty handed.
By 7am I walked up on this nice brown three
I was pretty happy with just my 3. I was glassing a small hill top in front of me when I thought I seen an old chalky tine sticking up out of the sage. when walking down over to it found this old chalk
Finally I reached the area and sure enough it was a chalky 2 pt. with the other side laying 10 feet away!Set #4 for the year
While walking up a canyon I looked up a old trail and spotted tines. sure enough! Another 3!
The coolest 2pt i've ever found! Sweet browtine on him
2nd Elk shed of the year!
The ugliest shed i've ever found lol
(some not pictured) After 13 miles, I hiked off the mountain that day in the Pouring rain, Drenched to the bone with my badlands pack full of double digits another 10 shed day
I got home that night, recovered and planned my trip for the next day. I was heading back up to the "Secret Spot". The place where I first hit double digits. I was planning on heading back up and matching that beautiful 4 point I found. I got up there and started glassing a ridge. I immediately glassed up white tines
I thought I found a decent 2pt. But when I walked up, it was a buried 4!
I was pretty dang happy that i wasn't leaving empty handed, I crossed over the ridge top, through some nasty terrain mixed with cedars. I was taking a breather and was glassing through the tree's below me when... I spotted a brown shed laying tines down
I was stoked! I carefully made my way down the steep hill. When I walked up to the shed there laid its match 8 feet away! I could not believe it! Set #5 for the year!
One of The biggest 2X3 sets I have ever held
On his 2 point side he had this gnarly hole going on.
After picking up the set I continued climbing the ridge. Going from ridge top to ridge top and glassing.
This is one of the coolest things I have ever seen
A matched 4X3 set laying side by side
Could not believe the luck I was having! I climbed to the top of the ridge and walked past this 3 point. Thank god I looked back lol
I climbed up to the ridge, into the area where I found that perfect 4 point. 20 yards away from where I found it laid its match. somehow I walked right around it the trip before lol
With my "Mission Accomplished" I started my hike out.
on the way I out I picked up this nice white 4
glassed up this side by side 3X3 set
and stumbling upon one of the biggest four points I have ever found!
I hiked out with it being my best shed hunt to date!
With 11 sheds and 3 sets strapped to the badlands pack I hiked another 13 miles
Here is the perfect 4 point finally matched up and the 4X3 set was his set from the year before!
With the snakes and mosquito's coming out along with the New green grass it was getting harder and harder to shed hunt. So made one more trip up into the "secret spot" again. Boy was it hot! I finally climbed to the top to find these.
I glassed these up on the same hill, all within 30 yards
I though I found 2 sets on the same hill... Turns out all 4 singles from different years LOL
The match to my Big 3
a little 2
Just before I dark I glasses up this big fork
my third cheater shed ever!
while loading up the cheater shed I figured out I had a match!
After 9 miles I packed out 9 sheds. 2 sets
The four best trips