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Colorado Public Land Bull

Discussion in 'Bull Moose Memorial Outdoor Activity Forum' started by against.the.grain, Oct 27, 2017.

  1. against.the.grain

    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Not a monster by any means, but I'm tickled to death with him.6x6. It had been a several years since my last bull. Public land with over the counter tags= tough hunting and generally smaller bulls. Got to do the hard work to put yourself in a likely position and let Lady Luck do the rest. Great Elk camp this year, 2 6x6 bulls and a 4x4 buck.
     
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  2. Eric Rorabaugh

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    NICE
     
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  3. Wildthings

    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    How cool is that and how jealous I am. What unit are y'all hunting?
     
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    Congrats! Looks like the weather even cooperated for you! Chuck
     
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    Awesome! Good job Shane. That was fast.
     
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    Very nice. I understand the public land challenge. Pretty much all we hunt. Congrats!
     
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  7. against.the.grain

    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    It was indeed. The other bull in camp was at first light on opening day and the buck was a couple hours later. My bull was at 7:30 on the second day.
     
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    Congrats, that's a lot of bull. Fits right in here.
     
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    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    12-13-23-24. I need to check a map to see exactly, up near the Flattops Wilderness out of Meeker( White River Valley)
     
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    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Trying to fill my bear tag after my bull was packed in, I ran up on a GW packing out a very large Shiras head. I helped him get it back to his truck. Someone had found the dead bull( shot and left) and reported it . A true trophy class bull. I hope they find the guilty party and hold them accountable. He did say he was able to recover some evidence from the scene. The person who did it would be a lot better off to turn himself in rather than face the felony charges. IMG_2527.JPG IMG_2528.JPG IMG_2529.JPG IMG_2530.JPG
     
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    Wildthings ASTROS 2017 WORLD CHAMPIONS Full Member

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    We've hunted just south of there near Collbran -- Loved that area!
     
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    Nice elk- I hope they catch the scumbag that shot and left it
     
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    Very cool man!!
     
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    Shane,

    great bull! I've always wanted to head up to Colorado and do an Elk hunt but haven't had the chance. if you don't mind my asking is getting the OTC tag pretty easy? do they tell you which unit to hunt in or do you get to go wherever you want to?

    we don't have much in the way of public land here in Texas so I don't really know how it's done.
     
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    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Pretty easy except paying for them. OTC bull tags for 2nd and 3rd rifle seasons are state wide except for just a few trophy units. Other seasons are by draw. There are also other tags available ( cow, bear, deer, etc) unit specific, by quota or with caps. If you decide to go, send me a pm and I'll help you sort through the info and the process.
     
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    against.the.grain Member Full Member Thread Starter

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    Finally got the mount finished. Cut a slab off of an old hand hewn Chestnut log to use as the base. IMG_2580.JPG IMG_2581.JPG
     
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    Looks great!
     
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