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Jun-16-17, 
08:14 AM (MST)
"Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

This is the kind of buck that I'm looking for this year.

We are guaranteed Wyoming general elk and deer for my wife, son, and I.

I hope to finally get an antelope tag this year. The draws will be out next week. I'm excited that my 12 year old will be able to hunt this year.

We had a good time in the Uinta's fishing to get the year started off, but it's time to start scouting for the Wyoming general elk and deer season.


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RoadlessHunter
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Jul-16-17, 
08:04 AM (MST)
1. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

It has been a crazy summer and I haven't had much of a chance to get out and scout. We completed our annual 30 mile Uinta Mountains backpacking trip a few weeks ago. The fishing was slower than last year, but we still caught a few good sized fish.

I finally drew my antelope buck tag, but it was my second choice and its muzzy only tag with crappy dates on the season. I may not even use that tag.

It will just be general Wyomning tags this year.




We found a nice bull elk a week ago. He should turn out nice.

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Jul-25-17, 
06:53 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

I found a pretty good buck in Wyoming Region K. I can't wait to get up to the high country.


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Jul-30-17, 
08:30 AM (MST)
3. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

I final made it to the Wyoming High Country. I really like this typical buck with big brow tines. We only saw 5 bucks this trip, but it only takes one big one to make the trip worth it.

I judge him between 26 and 28 inches wide.

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Aug-08-17, 
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4. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

We covered 13 miles this last trip to find 35 different bucks. It has been hard to find decent bucks this year. I still hope to turn up a giant. I made a video with a few highlights from our last trip.


Nice 5x5 with no width.

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Oct-12-17, 
01:27 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

Well the 2017 Wyoming mule deer hunt is history. Now its time to catch my story up. Opening morning found my dad, my son, and I hiking in the rain and fog. After reaching our destination all we found was fog and rain. We spent the rest of the day around a fire until the last hour of light. Then the fog lifted and we saw 3 little bucks. Day two we didn't get out of bed until noon due to heavy rains all night. We headed to a different area for the night hunt. After hiking in 3.5 miles we rounded the ridge and I spotted 4 bucks at 80 yards. After a short discussion my 12 year old decided to shoot the 26 inch 4 point, but buck fever took over and he missed the buck. We jump the bucks one more time an hour later without any shot opportunities. We decided to head back towards the truck and ran into another group of bucks. I yell shooter buck to my son and dad, since they were 100 yards down the ridge from my location. After the bucks disappeared we move down the hill and located the herd again. The biggest buck was a nice long pointed 28" 4x4. My son took aim and fired the bucks took off and disappeared around the hill. That was miss number 2 for the night. Day 3 we slept in again due to the heavy rain and fog. I took my son home since he had school the next day and came back for two more days of hunting. Day 4 we hiked in looking for the brow tine buck from my scouting footage. Three guys on horses passed us up on the way in to our spot. I figured all was lost, but we kept at it. They messed up when they stop at the start of the basin to go glass from a knob. We passed them up and headed into the basin. As we rounded a corner I spotted a little buck between two trees and could see another one in front of him. I tried to get a better angle and they headed back the other way. Then I heard my dad say one of them is a great big bugger. I watched as they came into view, little buck, then the brow tine buck, he was good but not great big. Then there he was 35 to 40 inches wide pig with nice looking points all around. His horns just kept going up and out. Scope cover off, shell in gun, cross hairs on the buck, boom. I'm still reeling from that miss. We ranged it at 175 yards. I ran up the hill to get another shot, but that would be the first and last time we saw that buck in 2017. We tracked this buck for awhile and his horns were so wide that he would move 2 feet off the trail to get around the trees on the sides of the trail. I hope he made it through the hunts and will be in the same area next year. Another hunter must have located him at some point, because we saw them every day in the same area even after the snow was a foot deep. Chances at bucks like this don't happen often, and I MISSED. We looked for him the rest of the day and the next with no luck. We saw 20 other bucks in the area with the biggest of them in the 26 inch range.

This was our fist trip will get to the next trip later.

Warming up around the fire.


Lots of snow !!!!!!!


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Oct-19-17, 
06:04 PM (MST)
6. "RE: Roadlesshunters 2017 Adventures"

Our second trip deer hunting was similar to the first trip. We experienced lots of cold and wet weather. We decided to hit a spot with lots of south facing slopes, because the north slopes had anywhere from 8 to 12 inches of snow. The south faces were pretty clear of snow. After 3 miles of hiking we started to see bucks. We found on that looked good at about 1000 yards. As we headed in fro a closer look three other hunter were sitting on a point glassing. We passed them up and headed around the basin to size the bucks up. We caught up to the buck 2 basins to the east. At first we saw two little bucks, but after they saw us and headed into the basin below I could see a giant typical that had been in the trees. My wife and I moved to the next basin and my dad dropped down to push the herd around the hill. It worked perfectly as the 4 bucks appeared 175 yards below us. I told my wife to shoo the second one as I was putting a shell in my gun. After I raised the binoculars again I could see the big on switched places and was now the first one. On the other hand my wife missed that the first buck was out in front of the rest of the herd. She pull the trigger aiming at the third buck which she thought was the second buck, but the gun just went click. I have never seen a center fire riffle not fire with a bull in before this happened. Then she lined up on number 2 thinking it was buck number 1 and fired. Buck number 2 rolled down the hill and into the scrub pines. At that point I grabbed my gun and tried to shoot the real number 1 buck, but I missed. He was 30 inch wide typical 4 point with tons tons of mass and long points. After the dust settled my wife was pretty happy, but really wanted the wall hanger buck. My dad hauled out the back straps and hind quarters. I hauled the head and the front shoulders.


My 2017 general season bull is down. Story and pictures will soon follow.

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