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Old 12-04-2021, 12:17 AM   #51
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Wow, great write up, great pics and awesome buck!!!! Congrats....
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Old 12-04-2021, 04:39 AM   #52
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Pretty cool stuff, congrats.


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Old 12-04-2021, 04:52 AM   #53
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Had u been to big bend before and already have a lay of the land? How bad did you scratch up your truck on those narrow roads? Is the hunt by compartment or how were the hunters divided up?
Scratches are one thing.

I took a Jeep when I went and had to have all 4 tires replaced when I got back. I did take it thru some stuff though most might have not done.

If you plan on hunting some of the far out units or plan to drive a bunch, I would seriously considered putting compound in your tires and taking a tire repair kit and portable 12V compressor.
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Old 12-04-2021, 06:09 AM   #54
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Memories for a lifetime. The SP is one of my favorite places on this earth. Lots of history and unique things to see. Congrats on the deer.
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Old 12-04-2021, 07:09 AM   #55
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Awesome hunt, congrats to your son and to you for the memories y’all made together.
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Old 12-04-2021, 07:57 AM   #56
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Were y’all in Unit 4?

Congrats!

We drew unit 2


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Old 12-04-2021, 08:51 AM   #57
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Congratulations on a great hunt and for the wonderful time you and your son enjoyed!
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Old 12-04-2021, 09:58 AM   #58
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Had u been to big bend before and already have a lay of the land? How bad did you scratch up your truck on those narrow roads? Is the hunt by compartment or how were the hunters divided up?
You might get some scratches on the sides of the body, if you find trails that have brush large enough, with narrow enough openings between them. On our first trip to Big Bend, we rented a Taurus, in Alpine. I took that car a long ways down many trails listed as requiring 4X4 and high ground clearance vehicles. I am glad the rental car company did not look at the bottom of the car when we brought it back. The bottom of the car got very scraped, scratched, dented. My wife was telling me to turn around most of the time we were on the multiple trails we went down. But there really was not any place I could have turned that Taurus around, without getting it stuck and really torn up. So it was either keep going forward, till we found a spot wide enough I could turn around or back way down the trail, back to the last wide spot in the trail, which I had to do at least once.

Years later, we took my F350 4X4, out there. We drove a lot of miles down some really interesting trails. Drove across multiple creeks, in the truck. It rained off and on while we were there, so the small creeks were flowing. Made my wife nervous. I kept trying to make her understand, that most of the bottom of the creeks was rock, with some silt. I had to back the truck back down a couple trails, because, the trail got too narrow for my truck, so we had to back, back out on a narrow trail. Once it was one of those whatever you do, make sure you stay on the trail or your day is going to get seriously messed up trails. Doing that backwards was fun.

A smaller truck like a older Jeep or a early Bronco, would be the way to go. High ground clearance, is definitely needed on some spots, on some trails. But what you need the most out there, are tires, that can handle rocks, sharp rocks. Rocks can pinch your tire and pop it, or puncture a large hole in a second. If you drive down rocky roads at higher speeds, they will eat your tread up on your tires. Definitely take some good spares and a good jack, boards and maybe a winch. You probably won't need a winch, probably not anything to tie off to and most likely won't get into anything that soft. Unless, it's a creek bottom, there are some soft areas, in creek bottoms, that can get bad, when they are wet. We luckily never went through any of those areas. But we saw some areas, that looked like they could get very soft, very quickly, with some water added.

Rocks killing tires in many ways, and narrow trails, or trails that suddenly have deep holes, washed out areas, will be your most likely problems.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:22 PM   #59
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Congrats! I need to put my Daughter in for that hunt. My mother's side of the family used to own part of the park long, long ago before the government took it. Because my great grandmother was illiterate they didn't even get compensated for it. Would be neat to hunt land with that kind of family history.
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Old 12-04-2021, 12:45 PM   #60
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What an awesome experience for both of you. Great job dad and wow what a toad of a buck for your son. Congrats.
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Old 12-04-2021, 01:08 PM   #61
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Thanks guys keep it coming, anyone else have anything
Do yourself and your son and your truck a favor and air DOWN your tires to 18/20 psi at the entrance. You will thank me later. Take a spare and a spare and plug kit. Get yourself a good air compressor. Stay/Camp in the park don't drive in and out every day. The main roads are rough and the back roads are even more rough. Wax the sides of your truck really, really well before you go. It is some beautiful country. There is a bunk house at the main Visitor Center you might be able to stay in. Good luck.

Edit: I just saw your pics and write up so my post is a little late. Congratulations to your Son and You for a great hunt and beautiful Muley.

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Old 12-04-2021, 01:09 PM   #62
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Congrats to you and your son. That is a dandy buck!
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:23 PM   #63
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We are going to have him officially scored for TXBGA but I had to put a tape on him! 163.5 gross! I’m pretty impressed!


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Old 12-04-2021, 08:46 PM   #64
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Congrats to you and your son!! Great experience and an awesome deer!! Love that rough, rugged country!
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:51 PM   #65
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Congratulations to you and your son.
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Old 12-04-2021, 08:55 PM   #66
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I bet that little boy thinks you’re 12 feet tall and bullet proof. Good work!
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Old 12-05-2021, 08:10 AM   #67
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Thats impressive. Great buck. Going to be hard to be that one. He might as well just start guiding.......

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Old 12-05-2021, 08:26 AM   #68
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Great buck. Congrats to you and your son. Well done.
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Old 12-05-2021, 08:33 AM   #69
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Excellent!
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Old 12-05-2021, 11:19 AM   #70
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Congratulations! That’s some beautiful country.


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Old 12-05-2021, 11:29 AM   #71
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Fantastic!
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Old 12-05-2021, 12:50 PM   #72
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What an awesome experience and a great Muly! Congrats to your boy and to you too dad!
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Old 12-05-2021, 02:59 PM   #73
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So freaking cool!! Congrats


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Old 12-06-2021, 07:23 AM   #74
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Heck yeah! Congrats!
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Old 12-06-2021, 07:46 AM   #75
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...............................The time spent with my son camping and seeing the sights that this place has to offer was something I will never forget, after 2 days of hunting hard getting up before daylight and glassing and hiking we had only stumbled upon one young buck that gave us a very small opportunity but couldn’t get on him in time, if you have ever hunted with young kids you likely know there’s a process to getting them setup and comfortable and spooked deer rarely give you the time you need. .................................................. .................................................. ......we made a play on him trying to work the wind and terrain in our favor and never turned him up again, there’s no such thing as walking a straight line in this terrain with the rocks and 100 different types of pokey Thorney plants I also feel like it’s noteworthy that afternoon the highs were in the low 90s on the 3rd day of our hunt and I was expecting mid 70s, needless to say it zapped us! .................................................. .................................................. .................... All I can say is Glory to God, we are just overwhelmed with thankfulness!

What an outstanding job of fatherhood!
your pictures say it all also.
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