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NMPaul
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Dec-10-16, 
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"Our 2016 Bucks"


This year was my turn to pull the tags, normally it is my son.

He still has an AZ coues hunt, but, these are the mule deer from this year.

My favorite is the CO buck I killed after I burned my points. First, I cannot thank Cody (AKA nmelktrout)enough. I burned my CO points this year and Cody generously went way out of his way to give me awesome intel. Thanks again Cody.

Now that I am an empty nester, I decided to start burning points and selecting certain states to hunt more often. So this year it was my CO deer points. 10 points burned for a 4th season tag. This was the year that it was unseasonably warm, but, it was still epic.

Driving in the night before hunt started out in a private field was a solid 200" buck with lots of junk. I never did drive to the ranch and ask to hunt or buy a trespass fee, but, was sorely tempted. First morning I glassed up a solid typical that was bigger than the buck I finally killed, but, it was first morning, and I passed. I wanted a heavy horned, dark old mature buck. Zach was to drive all night after school Thursday night and meet me to hunt on Friday. That morning we saw a monster. A huge 5x5 with webbing. Biggest buck either of us had ever seen. I dived off the mountain and into Hells Canyon. Coming up the other side I realized what I should have known before I went down in the hell hole (with 7" of fresh snow), I would run out of public land, and the buck was at least 1/4 mile on Private. Damn!!!

The next days were epic. Passed on couple nice deer, but, nothing better than I eventually killed.

Some very ugly hikes, but, we were not gonna leave it all on the field

Last day, Pressure on. It was looking like I would regret some of the good bucks I passed on. The main reason I passed on that first morning buck was that I really wanted Zach with me when I killed a buck.

We split up that last morning, going to places that we had seen quality bucks. Plan was to meet up at 8:30 and hopefully one of us had found a solid buck. We met up, and nothing.

We went to the tallest mountain in our area and set up the glass. Getting late, then boom, Dickweed says, I got a shooter. Down in the bottom almost 2 miles out. Had to go for it.
Went off the mountain, almost 2 hours later I am easing into the ravine the buck is in. Does are blowing out, small buck is running. I cant find him. I am looking all over, then I see him. He is holding tight with his head laying against the ground.

I set up bog pod but it is to high, I go to fix it and he is off running directly away. I am only at 175 yards, but, I got the sticks right now. Aim for center mass and make a lucky ass shot breaking him in half at the spine.

Could not have been more perfect. In the clear mountain air, I can hear Zach yelling on the top of the mountain, he watched the whole thing through the spotting scope, and he thought he was watching me blow it. The hike back up the mountain packing everything was ugly, but, every step was sweet. Love CO.



DIYhunter, helped me out with his honeyhole in KS after I drew the MD muzzle loader tag there. Sun was not even all the way up when we got this guy.


My sons mule deer buck from this year where we live. Could not close the deal on a couple better bucks., but, good one for our unit.


My muzzle loader buck from our unit. Last evening my son could hunt with me, he found this guy with just enough time for me to close the distance.


http://www.monstermuleys.info/photos/user_photos_2016/20364

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Our 2016 B...  NMPaul      Dec-10-16   1 
  RE: Our 2016 B...  elkassassin      Dec-10-16   2 
   RE: Our 2016 B...  Wapitiwilly      Dec-10-16   3 
    RE: Our 2016 B...  NMPaul      Dec-11-16   4 
     RE: Our 2016 B...  ridgetops      Dec-11-16   5 
      RE: Our 2016 B...  Tikka      Dec-11-16   6 
       RE: Our 2016 B...  2lumpy      Dec-11-16   7 
 RE: Our 2016 B...  Chacoblue777      Dec-11-16   8 
  RE: Our 2016 B...  Snoopdogg      Dec-11-16   9 
   RE: Our 2016 B...  BIGJOHNT      Dec-11-16   10 
 RE: Our 2016 B...  rmanwill      Dec-11-16   11 
 RE: Our 2016 B...  barner107      Dec-11-16   12 
  RE: Our 2016 B...  PleaseDear      Dec-12-16   13 
   RE: Our 2016 B...  NMPaul      Dec-12-16   14 
    RE: Our 2016 B...  Founder      Jan-02-17   15 
     RE: Our 2016 B...  NMPaul      Jan-02-17   16 
      RE: Our 2016 B...  Sierra      Jan-03-17   17 
       RE: Our 2016 B...  Servehim      Jan-03-17   18 
        RE: Our 2016 B...  COLOhunter      Jan-03-17   19 

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NMPaul
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Dec-10-16, 
08:41 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

My NM muzzle loader buck.

http://s227.photobucket.com/user/paulcomino/media/Screenshot_2016-10-02-21-48-32_zpsl3xjvfuu.png.html>

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Dec-10-16, 
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2. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Nice Job Paul & Jr!

She put a Big F.U. in My Future,Ya She's got a
way with Words

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Dec-10-16, 
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3. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Great year for you guys. You set the bar high but if anybody can get there it's you and your Son. Congrats again on a year of several lifetimes!!!

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NMPaul
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Dec-11-16, 
06:59 AM (MST)
4. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Thanks guys.

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Dec-11-16, 
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5. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Good looking bucks. Congrats!


Proud member of the Wolfpack!

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Dec-11-16, 
08:22 AM (MST)
6. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

What a year!!! Congrats

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Dec-11-16, 
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7. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Outstanding Paul, those are magnificent.

DC

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Dec-11-16, 
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8. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

NMPaul

Impressive season and beautiful animals. I'm sure you had a great time out there. Thanks for sharing

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Dec-11-16, 
08:11 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Ah, don't let him fool you. The season that Paul and Dickweed DON'T put the smackdown on quality animals, that will be the anomaly.

Business as usual. Great job, bastards....

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Dec-11-16, 
08:53 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Those are nice bucks. Congrats !

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Dec-11-16, 
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11. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Awesome year you have had. Congrats. Thanks for sharing

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Dec-11-16, 
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12. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

What a great year - congrats to you!!

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Dec-12-16, 
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13. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

You 2 did great again.

congrats

Robb

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Dec-12-16, 
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14. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Thanks, it has been a fun year. Plan on burning my AZ deer points next year. 19 points, not enough for strip, but, I hope one of the 12 units.

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Jan-02-17, 
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15. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

What a year you had!!!!

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Jan-02-17, 
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16. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Thanks guys.

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Jan-03-17, 
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17. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Just another year for you and DW. You guys are killing machines!

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Jan-03-17, 
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18. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

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Hat off Paul & Zach, you got to be close to running out of room on the wall for all those beautiful critters . Congrats guys

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Jan-03-17, 
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19. "RE: Our 2016 Bucks"

Well done! Congratulations! Great pics!

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