Scenic Colorado Elk Camp Snow Picture

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by sambo3006, Nov 4, 2006.

  1. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Here is our camp the morning after the big snow as we prepared to go look some more for the elk I shot. The temp was about 20 according to my friend's GPS. My camera batteries went dead right after I snapped this photo.
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  2. Mountainsheep

    Mountainsheep Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful country! You gotta love being there. I miss living in the Cascades everyday. Thanks for sharing the story and pic.
    Dave
     

  3. critter

    critter Active Member

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    What unit were you guys in?
     
  4. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Unit 62 (east side of the Uncompahgre Plateau).
     
  5. MachV

    MachV Well-Known Member

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    Neat pic,got a couple of thoughts
    Better you than me:D Have done the cold camp thing and prefer a hot shower and a warm room in the morning.
    Did you try warming batteries and camera up?I like pics,the more the marrier
    Is that a Wild tripod in the middle of camp?
    Please pardon the cabin fever,I've ben layed up since July and the only hunting I'm gona see this year is through posts on the internet /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif
     
  6. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Yes, the battery warming up thing works (if you remember to bring the camera in!).
    The tripod is a homemade one for cooking with a dutch oven.
     
  7. bsb

    bsb Well-Known Member

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    Buuurrrrrrrrr!!! you did the right thing!
     
  8. 257speed

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    You guys musta been a little lower than us, we dug out of 17 inches! Hope you saw more elk than we did.
     
  9. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    Camp at 9200, hunted at a little over 8000. I saw probably 60 elk in 4 days, 3 were legal bulls. I might just need a 7mm AM cuz I saw numerous elk standing still in the 600-1000 yard range. My 338 RUM is pretty impressive but I have been slobbering over the ballistics chart for the 7mm 200 gr ULD RBBT. Retained energy at those long yardages is simply awesome, not to mention basically no wind drift.