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video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley #5427372 11/18/14 01:07 AM
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Rick did it yet again for me, beating my 173" from last year.

Didn't happen the 1st day like last year, we had him 1st night, but passed thinking he was just a 160" and I wanted to beat last years. There was also a Booner we had seen off the property. I chased the Booner all week and then 6th day came back to shoot this one with Rick's help. It turned out much bigger than EVERYONE thought. Several others had passed him in archery.

Long story short I did have the Booner within 100 yards for 2 hours, but it was 20 yards over the wrong side of fence. frown Thrilled with this one as personal best and a drop tine kicker.



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Re: video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley [Re: Rob Lay] #5427374 11/18/14 01:09 AM
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What a hoss, congrats man


Re: video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley [Re: Rob Lay] #5427378 11/18/14 01:10 AM
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Awesome job!!

Re: video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley [Re: Rob Lay] #5427413 11/18/14 01:22 AM
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Congrats again on the buck. Not going to lie, when I first saw it I was thinking his left side would bring him down to upper 160s, then tack on the drop. Also know how deceiving pics of muleys can be & pics not doing them justice.

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Originally Posted By: rifleman
Congrats again on the buck. Not going to lie, when I first saw it I was thinking his left side would bring him down to upper 160s, then tack on the drop. Also know how deceiving pics of muleys can be & pics not doing them justice.


I still look at that video from day 1 and put him at 160 knowing what he actually scored on the ground day 6. laugh

funny story, I had been hunting 72 all by myself, Rick was helping Carl on the mountain. Night of Day 5 I went out to where he was showing and nothing. Starting to think I blew it and he was gone. Without much hope or other ideas I was going to same spot night Day 6. Rick and Carl were bored on mountain, so for first time all week decided to come down and glass for me about 2 miles away. I was about ready to setup where he had been earlier in week when Rick calls "get here now! droppy is 150 yards from us". laugh he had changed up coming out in field about half mile from earlier in week.

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Re: video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley [Re: Rob Lay] #5428478 11/18/14 03:12 PM
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WOW eek2 Now that's a good one. Congratulations.


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Re: video of my Colorado 180" drop tine Muley [Re: Rob Lay] #5428540 11/18/14 03:29 PM
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Deer were definitely covering a little distance at night during 2nd. A stud I found went about a mile to escape golf balls smacking him and he was down on winter range already. (I'm assuming yours was too)

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Great Muley!

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awesome deer brother, congrats... hate to bring any negativity but I got to say, there is no way I would have took that shot with someone's roof for my backdrop. kinda scary with those houses back there eek2

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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
awesome deer brother, congrats... hate to bring any negativity but I got to say, there is no way I would have took that shot with someone's roof for my backdrop. kinda scary with those houses back there eek2


Not a house it's a hay barn, and he cleared it. What your seeing in the back ground is a silage back and a big ridge

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congrats on a huge buck.
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awesome deer brother, congrats... hate to bring any negativity but I got to say, there is no way I would have took that shot with someone's roof for my backdrop. kinda scary with those houses back there eek2


Not a house it's a hay barn, and he cleared it. What your seeing in the back ground is a silage back and a big ridge


what do you mean he cleared it? and all 4 buildings are hay barns? 2 really look like houses, just saying peep

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WOW eek2 Now that's a good one. Congratulations.
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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
what do you mean he cleared it? and all 4 buildings are hay barns? 2 really look like houses, just saying peep


the owners have very large acreage and the mesa go up to top no houses. the borders of the property do have some ranchettes, so like anywhere you have to be careful with the background. you should never skylight a shot, but especially here that would be a no-no. although nothing in background as that's last thing I checked before shot, the nearest buildings are 1,600+ yards. you can disagree, but I conclude this was a 100% safe shot from tripod position shooting negative angle. it would be harder for me to make argument if I was shooting prone and had a slightly upward angle. just checked my iSnipe, drop at 1,600 yards is 100 feet.


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aint got to get upset, just saying i wouldnt be shooting with buildings as my back drop.

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what do you mean he cleared it? and all 4 buildings are hay barns? 2 really look like houses, just saying peep


the owners have very large acreage and the mesa go up to top no houses. the borders of the property do have some ranchettes, so like anywhere you have to be careful with the background. you should never skylight a shot, but especially here that would be a no-no. although nothing in background as that's last thing I checked before shot, the nearest buildings are 1,600+ yards. you can disagree, but I conclude this was a 100% safe shot from tripod position shooting negative angle. it would be harder for me to make argument if I was shooting prone and had a slightly upward angle. just checked my iSnipe, drop at 1,600 yards is 100 feet.



sorry this post wasnt up when i wrote the last comment... hell of a buck, i thought you were shooting off the ground, not out of a tripod.

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Originally Posted By: sunsetroosters
aint got to get upset, just saying i wouldnt be shooting with buildings as my back drop.


Who said I was upset? Everyone knows when I get upset. smile

I was shooting off a tripod, not from a tripod.

If you go far enough, there will be buildings behind every shot. 1,600 yards is a safe distance for a negative angle shot IMHO.

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How does mule deer taste?

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Congratulations, that buck is going to make a great mount. Who is the outfitter that you are hunting with? How hard is it to get a tag?

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Congratulations, that buck is going to make a great mount. Who is the outfitter that you are hunting with? How hard is it to get a tag?

Eddie


This year was pretty much like a lease and I didn't have a guide. There are tags to draw and also some landowner for deer. Elk tags are easy to get.

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How does mule deer taste?


I got this mule deer and one last year from same area, mule deer last year tasted really really good. not sure if mainly feeding on alfalfa or what.

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i wasnt talking about you getting upset rob smile someone else deleted their comment

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thats a awesome video Rob. And trust me guys, I've been running hunts down there for 7 years now and no one is more careful than Rob. The building in the back ground are almost a half mile away, just deceiving in the video. Great buck and good hunt, you defiantly earned that one. Can't wait to get him mounted for you, he's gonna look great next to you big buck from last year


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