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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:31 AM
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High Country Velvet

The tree line is a mile below. The scree fields are getting steeper and steeper as the shoot and forb fields are fading below. It’s so steep in fact that I had to strap my bow to my pack simply as a matter of survival! More than once I simply told myself, “This is not worth it. Back out and let him go for today or you could end up dying doing what you love…"

I figure that sounds a little dramatic and maybe a touch over-emphasized but alas, I am not pulling your leg. Our high country Colorado hunt was filled with some of my best memories. Great friends, beautiful country and plentiful game; it doesn’t get much better. Read More...
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Unread 07-21-2010, 11:51 AM
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Re: High Country Velvet

Now thats hardcore hunting!

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Unread 07-21-2010, 09:50 PM
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Great story, well written and hat's off to your intestinal fortitude.
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Unread 07-22-2010, 09:00 AM
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Great hunt, that is what dreams are made of. You will be thinking of ELK for a long time, and that dream will keep you pushing and maybe next year you can get him.
That buck is awesome looking. Great buck.
Thanks for sharing.
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Unread 07-24-2010, 10:13 AM
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Re: High Country Velvet

Great buck Marlon ! You really earned this one....doing it the hard way !

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