Re: Hoping to hunt CO mule deer this fall
I didnt kill a whopper last year but harvested a meat buck (3xspike) in 62 last year on the last day.
I was hunting not far out of Montrose along the farm lands. I did see one nice 170+" 4x4 that I couldnt get a shot on and just couldnt close the deal on another 4x3. I passed on a very nice 3x3 a couple of different times. I could have harvested any old smallish to medium buck every day but was holding out for a really nice one untill the last day.
All in all, it was a very fun and action packed hunt. Finding big ones is tough in this unit unless you have inside info which it sounds like you have.
This was the first deer I have ever "dropped" in its tracks. Shot was 318 yards using the 150 ACCUBOND @ 2800 FPS.
Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.