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Sep-18-08, 
12:13 PM (MST)
"Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

LAST EDITED ON Sep-18-08 AT 12:17 PM (MST)

The trip to the high country was a fun one, beautiful country, nice cool weather and a bunch of bucks.

As you can see below I was able to get a buck on the ground, but the one I missed a couple days earlier seems to be the defining moment of this hunt. He was a great buck, and after an 11 hour day of climbing, descending, and stalking I finally got an opportunity only to come away with a clean miss. Not a good feeling. We tried to find him again the next day with no luck, so it was off to find my second choice deer.

We were able to locate my second choice, a 160" class buck with a couple cheaters we had originally seen the first morning. After finding him again in the evening we spotted him again the following morning, along with what would be my third choice buck (we had also seen him opening morning) in the same basin. We watched the cheater buck feed all morning and then bed in a terrible location for a stalk, so with time running short we decided to try and move in on third choice buck, who had dissapeared into a pine stand in a much better location.

Besides the big descent into the basin, getting on the buck proved not to be overly difficult, and I was able to get within 55 yards for the shot.

We scored the buck at 160 5/8" gross. Not exactly what I had hoped for and not even close to as good as the buck I screwed up on, but a decent buck none the less.

Thanks to my brother and Dad for the help, especially with the packout!

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 Subject   Author   Message Date   ID 
 RE: Muzzleload...  hogliver      Sep-18-08   1 
 RE: Muzzleload...  hobbes      Sep-18-08   2 
  RE: Muzzleload...  treedagain      Sep-18-08   3 
   RE: Muzzleload...  UTodd      Sep-18-08   4 
    RE: Muzzleload...  Packout      Sep-18-08   5 
     RE: Muzzleload...  redelkarcher      Sep-18-08   6 
      RE: Muzzleload...  BowHuntWith...      Sep-18-08   7 
       RE: Muzzleload...  backinthega...      Sep-18-08   8 
 RE: Muzzleload...  BigBucksNBu...      Sep-18-08   9 
  RE: Muzzleload...  swbuckmaster      Sep-18-08   10 
 RE: Muzzleload...  rmanwill      Sep-18-08   11 
  RE: Muzzleload...  sixgunn      Sep-19-08   12 
   RE: Muzzleload...  archer17      Sep-19-08   13 
    RE: Muzzleload...  COjack      Sep-19-08   14 
 RE: Muzzleload...  High_Countr...      Sep-20-08   15 
  RE: Muzzleload...  Silentstalk...      Sep-20-08   16 
 RE: Muzzleload...  JCHawk      Sep-21-08   17 
 RE: Muzzleload...  xitnet      Sep-21-08   18 
  RE: Muzzleload...  backinthega...      Sep-24-08   19 
 RE: Muzzleload...  Hunt365      Sep-25-08   20 
 RE: Muzzleload...  BrowningRage      Sep-26-08   21 
 RE: Muzzleload...  BOW_N_ARROW      Sep-26-08   22 

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hogliver
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Sep-18-08, 
12:20 PM (MST)
1. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

That is a great looking buck. Congratulations. What state/unit? Nice looking country.

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Sep-18-08, 
01:09 PM (MST)
2. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Beautiful buck! Congrats.

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treedagain
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Sep-18-08, 
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3. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

great buck and pics....congrads

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UTodd
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Sep-18-08, 
01:57 PM (MST)
4. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice buck Backinthegame. Looks like it was a fun hunt in some beautiful country with your Dad and Brother. You couldn't ask for more.

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Packout
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Sep-18-08, 
02:04 PM (MST)
5. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Very well done Taylor. He looks like a solid mature buck and to do it with family makes it even better. Congratulations on a great hunt.

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redelkarcher
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Sep-18-08, 
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6. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice buck Taylor..... Congrats to ya. Did your lucky bro. end up taking a buck over there yet???
redelkarcher>>>----------------->
Kendall

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BowHuntWithaRifle
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Sep-18-08, 
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7. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

The backdrop of you and that buck is spectacular!!! What beautiful country you must have been in!! Makes it all the more exciting!! What state is that if you don't mind me asking?

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backinthegame
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Sep-18-08, 
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8. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Thanks for the congrats guys!

He's a Colorado buck...

And Kendall, no tag for my bro this year!

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BigBucksNBulls
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Sep-18-08, 
05:34 PM (MST)
9. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Great buck!

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swbuckmaster
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Sep-18-08, 
09:58 PM (MST)
10. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

great buck and awesome country


Archery is a year round commitment!!

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rmanwill
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Sep-18-08, 
11:18 PM (MST)
11. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Congats, nice buck and especially for a second choice buck. Way to put in the tme and have a back up plan. Sorry about the first buck, but congrats on a very nice deer.

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Sep-19-08, 
11:16 AM (MST)
12. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice buck Taylor, congrats.

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archer17
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Sep-19-08, 
01:02 PM (MST)
13. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

anywhere close to unit 444? any ideas on this unit?

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COjack
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Sep-19-08, 
01:07 PM (MST)
14. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Great buck and pics.
congrats.

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High_Country101
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Sep-20-08, 
06:23 PM (MST)
15. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Thats a great looking buck congrats! I love the high country hunting.

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Sep-20-08, 
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16. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice buck and a great picture!

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Sep-21-08, 
09:54 PM (MST)
17. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Congrats on a great buck and what a backdrop!

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Sep-21-08, 
10:31 PM (MST)
18. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Great buck and pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Congrats

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backinthegame
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Sep-24-08, 
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19. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Thanks again fellas...

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Hunt365
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Sep-25-08, 
04:27 PM (MST)
20. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice buck,what state did you get him in?

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BrowningRage
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Sep-26-08, 
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21. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

I don't think I'd trade that moment for anything if I were you BackInTheGame... That is a gorgeous buck, he'd be on my wall any day. And that country looks amazing to me. Do y'all hike into that area??? Great dedication..!

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Sep-26-08, 
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22. "RE: Muzzleloader Buck (Pics)"

Nice muzzy buck! Congrats!
JB

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