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Got this guy Thursday afternoon.  150 yards.  He was with ten cows, calves and a smaller bull.  5 x 7, the right side is defective.  I had to watch them come towards me for about 15 minutes before I g

I've been on a few bulls but they've beaten me thoroughly thus far.  I have three excuses, with the last being the most relevant:        My vacation week was hot, dry, and smokey.     

Opening weekend with my son.

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Opening day of rifle today.  Over a foot of snow and still coming down.  I made an executive decision to stay home.

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On 10/24/2020 at 9:07 AM, Big Al said:

Opening day of rifle today.  Over a foot of snow and still coming down.  I made an executive decision to stay home.

I did the same on the opener.  I woke up to this in the dark and it was still snowing sideways.

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I did get out glassing that evening and spotted a lone bull. An hour earlier and I could have made up to him, but I found him too late.

We tried him the next day but never found him.  We did almost turn into walking popsicles.

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I had more ice on my face than this but had started scraping it off before I decided to take a photo. Dang it was cold.

 

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I took my youngest son (17) hunting on Friday.  We were looking for a buck.  He's not terribly picky, but we were 2.5 miles from the truck when we got close to two little mule deer bucks.  I'm glad he decided that was too far to drag/pack a little buck.  He's killed three whitetail does, one small whitetail buck, a decent muley buck, and a cow elk in the last 4 or 5 years.  I think this is the first time he's passed up a deer.  I'm glad that he did.

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Got this guy Thursday afternoon.  150 yards.  He was with ten cows, calves and a smaller bull.  5 x 7, the right side is defective.  I had to watch them come towards me for about 15 minutes before I got the shot.  I was a wreck.  I had to keep reminding myself to calm down.   Serious case of bull fever. 

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On 11/14/2020 at 1:02 AM, Big Al said:

Got this guy Thursday afternoon.  150 yards.  He was with ten cows, calves and a smaller bull.  5 x 7, the right side is defective.  I had to watch them come towards me for about 15 minutes before I got the shot.  I was a wreck.  I had to keep reminding myself to calm down.   Serious case of bull fever. 

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Congratulations!  I missed this somehow.  That's a great bull.

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I got out on Thursday morning for a morning hunt.  I really wanted the whole day, but needed to be home by 12:45.  Old tracks was the most that I could turn up.

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On 11/14/2020 at 2:02 AM, Big Al said:

Got this guy Thursday afternoon.  150 yards.  He was with ten cows, calves and a smaller bull.  5 x 7, the right side is defective.  I had to watch them come towards me for about 15 minutes before I got the shot.  I was a wreck.  I had to keep reminding myself to calm down.   Serious case of bull fever. 

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I never would have thought I’d be jealous of someone who is old enough to be my dad.  Superb!  
Early morning hunt?  Do any calling? What rifle?  

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53 minutes ago, dgfavor said:

Good stuff!  Been rooting for ya'!

 

Being selective?

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Damn man, don't do that.  🤣  I had to look back to make sure.  No way in heck I'd pass that bull.  I'll shoot any legal bull.

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