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Old 09-07-2017, 10:51 AM   #1
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Hit the road last night and stayed st the deer lease. Having lunch in amarillo at taco villa!

Will be around south fork in unit 80. Muzzleloader hunt. Brought the bow along too so I may go buy an elk tag.

Kfrink is coming in a few days.

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Old 09-07-2017, 11:00 AM   #2
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:08 AM   #3
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Good luck! Ready to see some pictures...
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:09 AM   #4
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Good luck Justin, be safe and go kill somethin!



One of these days i will quit being a tightwad and make a western hunt for mulies or elk.
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:11 AM   #5
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:40 PM   #6
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Good luck man. It's smokey up here
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:55 PM   #7
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You're a dirt back for posting the TV pics.
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Old 09-07-2017, 01:56 PM   #8
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:03 PM   #9
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I love that part of the country, best of luck to you!
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:05 PM   #10
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Old 09-07-2017, 03:14 PM   #11
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Old 09-07-2017, 04:40 PM   #12
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Good luck. The bucks still in velvet?
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:16 PM   #13
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Good luck to you. Filled my tag in a unit near you 2nd day of the season on a high country deer. Some bucks are still in full velvet and some are hard horned now. Hunt hard, move silently and shoot straight!!


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Old 09-07-2017, 06:18 PM   #14
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Knock one down...in for this!


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Old 09-07-2017, 06:38 PM   #15
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Hope you kill something, good luck. Be sure and post pics when you can I love that area. Oh, and you are brave eating that on a road trip haha.
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Old 09-07-2017, 06:45 PM   #16
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Good luck and keep us updated
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Old 09-07-2017, 07:50 PM   #17
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Good luck brother!! 5 weeks to go for me and dad!!
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:04 PM   #18
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:06 PM   #19
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:21 PM   #20
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:43 PM   #21
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Love that place!
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:43 PM   #22
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Old 09-07-2017, 08:47 PM   #23
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I believe bucks may still be in velvet. Saw a fresh road kill on raton pass that was still in velvet.

Stopped by NRA Whittington to check the guns. Never been there but man I wanna go back and spend some time!




Luckily my usual camping spot was open. Got a quick camp set up for the night and will finish up tomorrow. Hunt doesn't start til Saturday, so tomorrow I'll go grab groceries and some OHV permits and fishing tackle. Probably go scout tomorrow afternoon. May do some fishing as well.
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Old 09-07-2017, 09:49 PM   #24
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I spent the first 7 days of the season in that unit elk hunting. All of the big muledeer that we found were still in bachelor groups holding above tree line. Most were still bedding in plain sight just below rock ledges overlooking big bowls/meadows. Good luck.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:02 PM   #25
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:09 PM   #26
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:31 PM   #27
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:32 PM   #28
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:40 PM   #29
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I plan on hitting that range to verify dope at higher elevation. How far did they have steel out?
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Old 09-07-2017, 11:14 PM   #30
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I plan on hitting that range to verify dope at higher elevation. How far did they have steel out?


I'm not sure on steel. I know they have a 1000 yd range but I don't think it's steel, and it was closed today. I'll look at the map they gave me tomorrow and see if it says.
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:59 AM   #31
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I'm not sure on steel. I know they have a 1000 yd range but I don't think it's steel, and it was closed today. I'll look at the map they gave me tomorrow and see if it says.
That would be awesome. I need to know when I can stretch mine out. Headed up a few days prior to acclimate. Always heard it was an amazing range.
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Old 09-08-2017, 02:32 AM   #32
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Love that area. We go once a year to Wolf Creek and stay at a ranch in South Fork.

Beauitifil drive once you get started on the passes. We always see a ton of mullies when we make that drive and a lot in town at SF.

Good luck!
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Old 09-08-2017, 04:24 AM   #33
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:30 AM   #34
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:35 AM   #35
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Good luck! I'll be up all in that in two weeks...
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Old 09-08-2017, 07:44 AM   #36
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:00 AM   #37
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Missed my trip this year so I'm along for the ride.


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Old 09-08-2017, 08:03 AM   #38
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41 degrees and woke up to an elk bugle. Love this time of year in Colorado!
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:05 AM   #39
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jealous, good luck
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:36 AM   #40
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We stay at the Whittington Center when we hunt cow elk. Lots of fun on the range too. There's a white buffalo silhouette at just over 1100 yards. The other steel I think you have to set up yourself but ranges are from something like 100-700 yards or so. Ranges for just about anything that goes boom. Awesome place. We rent a cabin there. Cheaper than most of the motels in town.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:48 AM   #41
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I believe bucks may still be in velvet. Saw a fresh road kill on raton pass that was still in velvet.

Stopped by NRA Whittington to check the guns. Never been there but man I wanna go back and spend some time!




Luckily my usual camping spot was open. Got a quick camp set up for the night and will finish up tomorrow. Hunt doesn't start til Saturday, so tomorrow I'll go grab groceries and some OHV permits and fishing tackle. Probably go scout tomorrow afternoon. May do some fishing as well.
My favorite range. Sighted in there many times. Yes the bucks are still in velvet in most areas. We're at 7200 ft here & the lower ranch is at 5100. As of yesterday no hard horn mulies here.
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Old 09-08-2017, 08:58 AM   #42
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good luck! I will be up there the last ten days of October chasing elk around creede. HOpe you get a biggun
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:31 AM   #43
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Good luck, we seen on on side of road eating two nights ago we figured would be 190-200 inches.
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:49 AM   #44
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Old 09-08-2017, 10:54 AM   #45
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Old 09-08-2017, 12:04 PM   #46
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Camp setup is still in progress. Early picture.



View from camp.



Gonna go check out a couple spots and get camp finished. Need to gather some wood. May try and get up on a ridge and glass this evening.

The hunt starts in the morning!
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Old 09-08-2017, 01:17 PM   #47
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Old 09-08-2017, 03:01 PM   #48
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Got camp set up. Had some 4 wheeler issues but no big deal. Doesn't look like there are too many folks hunting. May get busier over the weekend. Hanging out at camp for a bit before I go do some glassing.

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:03 PM   #49
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Weather forecast isn't looking great, but we've got rain gear! Honestly, the rain typically clears out pretty quick so we should be able to hunt plenty.

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Old 09-08-2017, 03:17 PM   #50
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Best of luck to you and will be checking for updates.

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