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#6388103 - 07/30/16 08:49 AM Where's your Spot?
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Simple question but for me itís not an easy answer. I suppose most of the folks on this forum are hunters so my question is really this. When you're day dreaming about hunting or just being outdoors where is it that youíre mind takes you to?

I seem to always go back in my mind to a place I hunted many times but have not seen in over 10 years. SE of Lake City, Colorado in GMU 66 is a park or meadow that runs southwest to northeast. Itís about 5 miles long and opens up above timberline at about 11,300 ft and on the other end it is swallowed by a large stand of aspens and lodgepole pines at about 9000 ft. The park is about a 1000 yards across at itís widest point and narrows to probably 150 yards at several pinch points.

Sitting on this tree line as the stars melt into daylight is something that Iíll carry to my grave. Just watching the mountains wake up for so many mornings is one of the giftís God has blessed me with.Iím not likely to ever see this spot again but it will remain with me forever.

So I ask you againÖÖ Whereís your spot?


Edited by Elkhunter49 (07/30/16 09:55 AM)
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#6388122 - 07/30/16 09:17 AM Re: Where's youíre Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 11/20/14
Posts: 182
Loc: Athens, TX
Mine is north of Laurel Hill, FL. That is the last place I ever got to go deer hunting with my father before I lost him to lung cancer. I seem to think of that trip an awful lot. dad and i hunted all over the place including a couple of African trips but the last trip lingers in my mind the most. Dad got this buck on that trip and less than 15 months later he was gone.


Edited by Flags (07/30/16 09:19 AM)

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#6388360 - 07/30/16 02:13 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 43776
Loc: Kingwood
Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Simple question but for me itís not an easy answer. I suppose most of the folks on this forum are hunters so my question is really this. When you're day dreaming about hunting or just being outdoors where is it that youíre mind takes you to?

I seem to always go back in my mind to a place I hunted many times but have not seen in over 10 years. SE of Lake City, Colorado in GMU 66 is a park or meadow that runs southwest to northeast. Itís about 5 miles long and opens up above timberline at about 11,300 ft and on the other end it is swallowed by a large stand of aspens and lodgepole pines at about 9000 ft. The park is about a 1000 yards across at itís widest point and narrows to probably 150 yards at several pinch points.

Sitting on this tree line as the stars melt into daylight is something that Iíll carry to my grave. Just watching the mountains wake up for so many mornings is one of the giftís God has blessed me with.Iím not likely to ever see this spot again but it will remain with me forever.

So I ask you againÖÖ Whereís your spot?


I think your spot got posted on here at the end of last year...

My spot is in the neighboring unit looking down at Blue Mesa but being able to see the rolling hills all the way down to Lagarita & San Luis Peak.

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#6388382 - 07/30/16 02:43 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: rifleman]
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Originally Posted By: rifleman
Originally Posted By: Elkhunter49
Simple question but for me itís not an easy answer. I suppose most of the folks on this forum are hunters so my question is really this. When you're day dreaming about hunting or just being outdoors where is it that youíre mind takes you to?

I seem to always go back in my mind to a place I hunted many times but have not seen in over 10 years. SE of Lake City, Colorado in GMU 66 is a park or meadow that runs southwest to northeast. Itís about 5 miles long and opens up above timberline at about 11,300 ft and on the other end it is swallowed by a large stand of aspens and lodgepole pines at about 9000 ft. The park is about a 1000 yards across at itís widest point and narrows to probably 150 yards at several pinch points.

Sitting on this tree line as the stars melt into daylight is something that Iíll carry to my grave. Just watching the mountains wake up for so many mornings is one of the giftís God has blessed me with.Iím not likely to ever see this spot again but it will remain with me forever.

So I ask you againÖÖ Whereís your spot?


I think your spot got posted on here at the end of last year...

My spot is in the neighboring unit looking down at Blue Mesa but being able to see the rolling hills all the way down to Lagarita & San Luis Peak.



From my spot near Baldy Cinco I can see into the north side of unit 76 towards Creede. Beautiful country!!!
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#6388384 - 07/30/16 02:44 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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One of two spots. First would be in the panhandle. Stand overlooking a small tank, cedar break and wheat field. Panhandle sunset out of that stand was something to behold. Second would be Jack county. Buddy had a large pasture with a couple large oaks in it overlooking a small plateau. Sitting under one of those oaks is a memory for me that is peaceful.

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#6388690 - 07/30/16 07:58 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 11/09/15
Posts: 20
Loc: san antonio/ refugio
Our lease in Refugio county, watching the sunrise through the mesquites is almost a religious experience. If not religious it sure is peaceful and makes me feel closer to GOD.

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#6388755 - 07/30/16 08:50 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Up on Carracas mesa in northern New Mexico. I saw the biggest elk of my life just at sunset on the last day of the season one year. I could have taken him but I never raised my gun. If I live to 100 I'll never forget him.

In Texas it has to be just below the observatory north of Ft. Davis on hwy.118.

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#6388772 - 07/30/16 09:04 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 02/26/11
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Watching sunrise/sunset on my high line through my lease. just a ton of good memories. I catch myself daydreaming of sitting there just watching the day go by.

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#6388788 - 07/30/16 09:15 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: TexasKC]
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Originally Posted By: TexasKC
Up on Carracas mesa in northern New Mexico. I saw the biggest elk of my life just at sunset on the last day of the season one year. I could have taken him but I never raised my gun. If I live to 100 I'll never forget him.

In Texas it has to be just below the observatory north of Ft. Davis on hwy.118.
I shot at numerous times and missed the largest Mule Deer I have ever seen on the Carracas Mesa many years ago.
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#6389162 - 07/31/16 10:26 AM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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My box stand in the piney woods of S.E. Louisiana.



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#6390199 - 08/01/16 08:55 AM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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I have too many to list, but here's a couple:

Ridge in the wilderness outside of Dubois WY where I killed my first elk (thanks Toepuncher for giving me the photo):



Rock Creek, MT - where our cabin and some of the best trout fishing in the world is:

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#6390256 - 08/01/16 09:37 AM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 12/10/15
Posts: 232
Loc: Montana
Right here Baker, doing my favorite thing ( hunting mule deer) in my favorite spot. Thankfully my wife snapped this pic a few years ago because my spot is no longer open to me....


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#6390260 - 08/01/16 09:42 AM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Kansas, Illinois or Missouri
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#6390292 - 08/01/16 10:13 AM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: nyalubwe]
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Originally Posted By: nyalubwe
Right here Baker, doing my favorite thing ( hunting mule deer) in my favorite spot. Thankfully my wife snapped this pic a few years ago because my spot is no longer open to me....



I'm shut out from my spot as well! It sucks but I'll find another
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#6390504 - 08/01/16 01:34 PM Re: Where's your Spot? [Re: Elkhunter49]
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Registered: 06/21/15
Posts: 17
I would love to re-live this hunt, but this is the memory etched in my mind. I'll never forget the sounds of the horses as we rode before sunup, climbing, and knowing we were right in the middle of famous, well known big buck country.



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