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Unread 10-29-2011, 08:26 AM
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Re: Montana Mule Buck

GREAT BUCK! I love it when a plan comes together. That rifle was built and tuned in record time. From " ok, an Edge it is" to " Buck down" Glad I could help a little. Now go whack an elk with that new stick.


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    Unread 10-30-2011, 10:12 AM
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    Re: Montana Mule Buck

    that is an awesome looking buck! very very nice!
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    Unread 10-30-2011, 11:46 AM
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    How long did it take you to draw that tag? Seems like some real potential in that area for more great deer like yours. Congrats on harvesting a stud like that and getting to do it with your new long range rig!!
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    Unread 10-30-2011, 01:22 PM
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    potential is there, but its not the rule, most guys shoot 160-170, locals don't think many bigger will be taken this year, maybe a couple they said. clean 4X4 framed damn near 190 inch deer are pretty rare up here, most of the higher scores come from trash on the racks out of that unit. Unit is on the decline due to poaching and tribal members taking advantage of their government hunting handouts. 5000 apps for 45 tags, .92% chance of success and landowners odds cut that even more for the average guy trying to draw it, I never thought I would and I doubt highly that i ever will again. Colorado or Utah seem to have the real trophy units. 5-6 years ago it was really something, now its a pretty tough hunt. I know locals that have had multiple tags, hunt it every day all season and their best just breaks over 180. Of course money doesn't hurt your odds, governors tag buyer seems to kill a 200+ every year, but I think he gets alot of money and people floating around, I know Moss was up there at one point to lend a hand during one of his hunts, not to mention there is an abundance of private property that seems to hold alot of the game in the area, takes alot of money to get on that ranch. if you are applying out of state and are applying for a true trophy area, Montana shouldn't be your first choice by a long ways.
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    Unread 10-30-2011, 02:24 PM
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    Very, very nice buck.
    Any more pics???
    Thanks for sharing.
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    Unread 10-30-2011, 04:55 PM
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    Really nice deer you got there. Congrats!!
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    Unread 10-30-2011, 05:24 PM
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    Re: Montana Mule Buck

    Beautiful Buck!
    Remington 700 300wm
    Bartlein barrel
    Mcmillan Varmiter
    Bushnel XRS scope
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