WY High Country Muley Success!

Ltsheets

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After 7 years of banking points, I decided to burn them and go hunt WY for mulies. My friend John, who some of you know, made the journey up from southern NM to join me and I can’t thank him enough for doing so! We hiked in 2 days early to set up camp and allow a full day of scouting the day before the opener. We spent most of the scouting day under a tarp in the rain but had just enough good weather to glass up 12+ bucks and make a plan for the opener. Opening morning was extremely foggy but as soon as it lifted we spotted a group of mature bucks and that sent me bailing off the mountain to try and get a shot. With all the hunting pressure in the basin, we knew we weren’t the only ones who spotted the deer. I was able to get into the valley below the bucks and make a 550 yd shot up to where they were above me. This was the first time hunting with a suppressor and doing so allowed another hunter a shot opportunity at the other 2 deer in the group who didn’t know what was going on. Unfortunately he missed or it would’ve been a really cool double. This hunt tested me on several levels and I can only hope I’m able to go again in 6 or so years after building points again!!

Also I chose to use Founder’s scouting service since I now live in NC and didn’t have the time for a lot of scouting. He was a huge help and I would recommend it to anyone hunting mule deer in western WY!
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BradA

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Looks like it was a fun, great hunt. Great buck congratulations! Gunwerks rifles are sweet I just got one and love it! What caliber is yours ?
 

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