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As I sit here waiting for the last few minutes I decided to post about a hunt rather than classifieds.  Didn't get drawn again so I picked up an otc tag.  March was very cold so I didn't hunt much. May came around and I picked up hunting  again. 

First bull spotted early may. Too far and open to get close. 

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I didn't for a bit after that. Toward the end of the month I have my first miss on this guy.  

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it waited for me to get out of truck walk over to post and miss two shots

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I see alot of  cows the next couple of weeks

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yesterday rolls around and i go into a spot where i seen cows previously. 20 minutes or so before last light.  I Sail 3 rounds over a small branched bulls back.

Strike 2

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ill give myself one more shot with my handgun and consider a weapon im more comfortable with 

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Looks like you had some good opportunities, good luck!

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7 hours ago, Ed67 said:

Looks like you had some good opportunities, good luck!

Yeah if my weapon of choice wasnt so close range I would be done now.  It took me a bit, but I have some patterns now. 

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I really just need to buy a tag. Worst case I get out in the field and get in better shape and get the heck out of the valley. 

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40 minutes ago, CatfishKev said:

Good luck Fred. At least you are having some fun.

Thanks Kevin. I feel alittle like dirty Harry lugging this thing around

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My hand cannon (Model S&W 500 in 500 Mag.) is perfectly suited for a hunt like this.

It will be delivered tomorrow and pretty durn excited to shoot it later this month.

Using it for the same reason you are is exactly what I had in mind when I bought it last week so thanks for this post idgaf. 👍

 

Eddie

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Tonight was fun. No shots fired. Got within 60 yards of two small bulls. Watched one rolling around to satisfy an itch.  Much closer to the cows. Spent at least 30 minutes in that range before one of the wary cows kept barking til they came.  Then I lost the game of cat and mouse. .

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Strike 3. In total 6 spikes and small bulls seen this evening and a cow wiyh. Switching weapons next round. I haven't decided to what yet though. 

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On 6/14/2022 at 8:08 PM, eddielasvegas said:

My hand cannon (Model S&W 500 in 500 Mag.) is perfectly suited for a hunt like this.

It will be delivered tomorrow and pretty durn excited to shoot it later this month.

Using it for the same reason you are is exactly what I had in mind when I bought it last week so thanks for this post idgaf. 👍

 

Eddie

I have one too and put a Leupold scope on it. Got it dead on at 25 just screwing around but haven’t tried it out further yet. 

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Like the title of Sylvester Stallone greatest movie. Over the top.  

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9 minutes ago, idgaf said:

Like the title of Sylvester Stallone greatest movie. Over the top.  

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Pulling for you man. You'll make it happen. 

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Good luck man! I‘ll gladly come cull a cow for you if you want someone to seek revenge

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18 minutes ago, GreyGhost85 said:

Good luck man! I‘ll gladly come cull a cow for you if you want someone to seek revenge

Tonight was a really good bull. I had my rangefinder under my shirt so I guessed wrong. 

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