I am sure you are right, I haven't been there in quite a few years. I wish I had pics of the ones I couldn't kill. A couple of times I crawled for an hour to get in range and the bullet would hit at their feet. I never could get a handle on estimating range from my belly in that flat ass country.that's a great representation of lope hunting (the gumbo), and although everyday buck back then, i disagree about easy to find today. These ones you've posted are top 5% of what I see now. I usually see a few like these, but almost always not where you can hunt them.
I drove that truck for years. It went a lot of places when you could still go a lot of places. I drove it to Alaska and back a couple of times. The copper truck in the first pic was a twin to it, and my brother had a long box that was cherry also.Id give my right and left nut for that pickup.......
Isnt that bull from a friend of famous moose hunter in these parts?So many happy stories.. this ain’t one of them. 2015 I had a r7 tag and was elk hunting over there during archery - getting my ass handed to me. While eating dinner and drinking a cold beer I saw a herd of antelope with a buck in it walk over the hill. After another 2 beers I thought, “screw this elk hunting, I could go get that antelope”.
Yeah, let the circus begin. When I finally put my tag on the buck after having to reshoot my entire quiver, I heard an elk bugle. It was dark by then. Likely the bull bugling was the one killed a couple weeks later by a rifle permit holder within a 1/2 mile of where I was at.
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