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    Default First ever white tail hunt is over!

    I have never ever been deer hunting in my life, but with my new Bengal shooting so accurately, I had to give it a shot.

    I woke up at 3am, load the truck and hit the road. I arrived in Princeton, grab breakfast I headed for Coalmont, where I've seen deer numerous times. The great thing with snow, is you see right away how much recent activities there was. And there wasn't any. On top of that, I didn't even know if the tracks were from a mule deer or a white tail. From comments, articles and all the research I did, I was looking for a funnel where there would be a beaten path. I saw none of that. I did see a lot of individual tracks, but nothing telling me I should concentrate on a specific area. By 9am, I thought I'd try elsewhere.
    And it got bit better!
    One of my fear was to not be able to differentiate muleys from whiteys. I'm glad to say that I passed the test. I saw a doe and it struck me that she had bugs bunny ears. So, I grabbed my camera instead of my bow.


    I thought about shooting her, go to the hardware store, pick some spay paint to do a bit of touch up here and there, then with a pair of scissors, trim the ears a bit.

    In all I saw 8 mule doe, 7 of them well within my range of shooting.




    This was a group of 4.


    I spent the rest of the day scouting, but nothing to entice to do more. I did finally find a well beaten path. The problem, it was on private land.

    Minutes later, a herd of elk was grazing up the hill. I'll post the pictures later.

    I finished at 5:11, but really, I was done 1/2 hour before as the visibility was none existent.

    Can't wait for next year!
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    Here are the elk.

    Last edited by Stéphane; 12-27-2010 at 04:41 PM.

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    Nice pictures. Good luck the next season!
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    No shots and no deer on the ground. Still, it sounds and looks like a very succesful ay of hunting to me. Nice pictures.
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    Nice pictures,still a successful hunt to see that much game
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    There's nothing like being that close to wildlife(even when you are planning to shoot at them LOL). Very nice pics.
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    I am very glad for you and your hunting experience. I am sure this won't be your last hunt. Nice pics. It is nice to have good equipment too! Good job!
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