Short Range Hunting

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by QuietHunter, Sep 25, 2003.

  1. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    Thought I would share the results of my muzzle elk hunt here in Colorado.
    I successfully kept the horses from being overburdened with too much elk meat - which is to say I did not kill a bull. Early in the season I was trophy hunting and passed on potential opportunities on raghorns and later in the season I did not have any good opportunities (raghorn 45 yards away, failing light, barely see peep site, many miles and vertical feet from camp - pass).
    Elk were dispersed due to good food and some areas had a complete lack of any sign of a rut going on. This may bode well for early rifle seasons, but made muzzle season a bit more difficult.
    Horses did great. No wrecks
    Weather was snowey in the beginning with warm days and clear, cold nights later in the week.
    Critters seen:
    Elk - one really nice bull, lots of raghorns
    Deer - Some bucks in the 26 - 19" range. Lots of does with two fawns which is a good sign.
    Mountain Goat - Was 6 yards from a young billy.
    Coyote - hurried a shot and missed one with muzzle gun.
    Blue grouse - friend kept missing with .22 pistol
    Snowshoe hares, beaver, pica, marmots...

    Here are a few pictures.
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  2. QuietHunter

    QuietHunter Well-Known Member

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    <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Snow!!! What elevation?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

    Camp was at 11,500'
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Snow!!! What elevation?
     
  4. Perkules

    Perkules Well-Known Member

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    Great pics! [​IMG]