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Old 09-13-2018, 12:38 PM   #51
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awesome
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Old 09-13-2018, 12:48 PM   #52
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That did not take long. Congrats!
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:35 PM   #53
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Last time i hunted outside of Pagosa i seen more bear than elk but didn't have a bear tag.
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:55 PM   #54
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Good luck and congrats to your buddy!
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Old 09-13-2018, 07:38 PM   #55
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Had a bull hang up 35 yds. It's thick but he is in a good spot with lots of sign.
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:08 PM   #56
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Heck ya

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Old 09-13-2018, 08:12 PM   #57
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From Steve: They are moving along gully to me left trail is torn up
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Old 09-13-2018, 08:56 PM   #58
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Another text: 38-43 yards on my lanes they are bedding on the west side to keep warm as the sun drops
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Old 09-14-2018, 07:47 AM   #59
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Spoke with Steve last night on the phone. Where he is camped out there are 4 other hunters and he has another friend joining in on the adventure today.

Yesterday evening game was scattered. Muzzleloader hunters were pushing elk all around. They did end up bedding 150 yds from him. After he returned to camp he got word another hunter killed a 4x4 bull and someone also got a huge cow. Things are getting good! See how today goes.

I will update more pics as soon as they come in.
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Old 09-14-2018, 10:53 AM   #60
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Thanks for the update and taking us along! Good luck to Steve!
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:01 AM   #61
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Just catching up to this!!! Great stuff...……….tension is mounting!!!
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:25 AM   #62
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Good luck to him, sounds like he's in a good spot.
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Old 09-14-2018, 11:51 AM   #63
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His buddy isn't having a good day. 3 blown tires on his trailer, torn wires and a hole in the floor. Man it's been rough for both of them so far.
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Old 09-14-2018, 12:26 PM   #64
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ouch!!

I see that a lot traveling down south. Happened to my dad once. Im not sure if its the tires that come on them or what
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:38 AM   #65
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Not much good happened yesterday.

Steve is set up under a pine this morning. Good view near a nice spring. Higher elevation with temp 48°.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:45 AM   #66
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:05 AM   #67
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:36 AM   #68
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He has a bull responding to his calls closing in.
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:45 AM   #69
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Good luck!

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Old 09-15-2018, 08:50 AM   #70
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In for the LDP's!
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:52 AM   #71
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Best of luck to him.
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:34 AM   #72
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Great thread and good luck to the hunters
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:47 AM   #73
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Old 09-15-2018, 10:51 AM   #74
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Keeping up with this one.
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Old 09-15-2018, 11:02 AM   #75
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Bull hung up 150 yds out or so. All calm now
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Old 09-15-2018, 03:34 PM   #76
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His buddy isn't having a good day. 3 blown tires on his trailer, torn wires and a hole in the floor. Man it's been rough for both of them so far.
I am going to guess those tires are old

Look good to the eye but weathered and brittle

Blew one out rolling downhill into Colorado Springs one summer on mine, did about 5k worth of damage to the trailer
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:44 PM   #77
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I am going to guess those tires are old

Look good to the eye but weathered and brittle

Blew one out rolling downhill into Colorado Springs one summer on mine, did about 5k worth of damage to the trailer
He said they were a year old.
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Old 09-15-2018, 07:45 PM   #78
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Set up 125 yards up a funnel where there major trails join up to hit the water hole
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Old 09-15-2018, 08:43 PM   #79
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I am going to guess those tires are old

Look good to the eye but weathered and brittle

Blew one out rolling downhill into Colorado Springs one summer on mine, did about 5k worth of damage to the trailer
If he was driving 85 pulling the trailer like his buddy it’s no surprise they blew out.

Good luck to your buddies!
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:14 PM   #80
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He said they were a year old.
I would be talking to whoever sold me those tires

IF he was dragging that trailer along at 85, then he probably should let it go
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Old 09-16-2018, 01:23 PM   #81
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I would be talking to whoever sold me those tires

IF he was dragging that trailer along at 85, then he probably should let it go
The problem with those belted tires is if they sit all year without moving especially in Texas heat the majority of time they will fail. Best thing to do is take them off the vehicle and just put rims back on or put trailer on blocks. Will save a big headache in the long run.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:59 PM   #82
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cool thread, minus the issues
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Old 09-16-2018, 10:21 PM   #83
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Still nothing on the ground yet. Said most hunters have left and hopefully game starts to calm down. Seeing some elk off in the distance but nothing close yet. Mule Deer everywhere.
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Old Yesterday, 06:04 PM   #84
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Old Yesterday, 07:10 PM   #85
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Looks like a heck of a spot....good luck to him
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Old Yesterday, 09:43 PM   #86
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Update from Steve:

Woooooo hoooo it's heating up I called in 3 bulls that had two cows in the group got winded. But the 6x7 is a MONSTER. Found I new spot that I over looked it's a dry water hole from a distance it's looks like nothing but when you walk out in it there is nothing but tender greens shoots coming up. !!! Found a funnel where they are coming down. So the story I did a huge rowdy deep bugle. IE I am a stud type bugle. Instant response below me. I think hmmmm hunter ??? I call back with a greeting mildly he ripped back at me I grab my bow range finder and haul *** across the pond Plateau. About 200 yards I get behind a pine tree and call again he is right below and just screams back I move forward. To look down. I see the 6x7 range him 87 yards moving to my left I pull back wind is at my back I move hard left to try and get I. Front of him 160 yards at. Dead run I get to where he will be. Looking down he's coming in 78 yards and closing. I am set re range he 65 yards at a walk. The winds gusts he stops dead and the group bolts straight up into the timber !! 4x4 and 3x4 in the group. That's that's tried my best. Going to try a new set up in the Morning. Backnis sore took a good tumble on the way out tonight got a little beat up. Hurting like he'll bounced off a few rocks on the way down a 70 plus foot steep grade. Rum and coke to sooth the pain. Will check back in the morning singing off
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Old Yesterday, 09:55 PM   #87
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I am up here now. Staying til the end. Tough hunting this year, hot and dry. Been up high and low. Trying to stay positive
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Old Yesterday, 10:53 PM   #88
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I just left Saturday after 10 days of hunting. Absolutely no bugling or elk movement the first 8 days. Thursday and Friday it got better. We tagged a 3x4 in the last 30 mins of my hunt. The rut should heat up nicely for you boys this week. Good luck!
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Old Yesterday, 10:54 PM   #89
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Enjoying the follow along...Sounds like hes getting close! I'll be up in that area in a month, can't wait. Good luck to you too spanky

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