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Same day, one year apart?
2017 Colorado Muley
2017 Colorado Muley
As I entered my treestand yesterday prepared for my 3rd all day sit in a row, I was reminded via Facebook (thank goodness for that, haha) of my one-year-ago memory. Not that I had forgotten or anything, just wasn't aware of the date... What a day it was! I managed to arrow my first Pope and Young critter who went on to place 2nd for Mule deer at the Colorado Bowhunters Association for 2017.
Yesterday, one year later, same stand, same date, this guy walked by. I don't know about you all, but after you shoot a giant, your standards change a little. Still being a little green with bowhunting and land and herd management, I almost let this guy pass. I thought he was too young and a little small-- oops, not so much. He bedded with several does 10 yards away for 2 WHOLE HOURS. I sat patiently and waited. I debated, weighed out pros and cons (right time of day, he looks young, but maybe he is old, he probably tastes bad, need to get back to the kids, etc. etc.) I finally conviced myself that if, AND ONLY IF, he presented me with a sure, short shot would I take him. You would think the does were on my payroll because just when I thought everyone was going to leave, a lovely lady brought him right to me. I had an 8 yard shot and it never felt so good!! He weighed in at 200 lbs dressed and when I approached him, everything I questioned went away. He was so cool with such uniqueness and I couldn't have been happier with my choice. Plus, what a blessing to have the time to calm the nerves and really think about what was about to happen. Sometimes that can be a bad omen, but yesterday it was perfect!
2018 Colorado Muley
2018 Colorado Muley
Wow! You make it look easy to kill big mule deer! Congratulations!
Awesome & congratulations on great Bucks.
Those are some damn nice deer!!! This year`s is what dreams are made of. My favorite game animal.
Wow. Awesome deer and cool story!
That’s so cool! Huge congrats to you!
DANG! Great deer! Both of them! Congrats
I think your shot was 2cm lower than perfect......lol
Thanks for sharing!
Cool story and great buck! Congratulations!!
That’s awesome! Congrats!!
Back to back beauty bucks!! Congratulations!
Tremendous deer. Well done.
Congratulations, great buck.
Congrats on two great bucks !
Big congrats on the deer and for making me feel just a little more inept than before, ok a lot more;-)
First pic is what dreams are made of, very nice wow,
Two great bucks. Congrats!
Nice !! You need to start a ....Best Broadhead... with that heart pic. lol
Two very nice bucks! Congrats!
Fantastic . Thanks for posting.?
Very nice and congratulations.
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.
You Go Girl ! Sweet bucks.
Wow... that's a whopper. Congrats. Ed F
You guys are great!! We do joke about that property..it definitely is where dreams come true!! Don't worry though, it hasn't been without some heartache too over the last few years! Missed shots and a lost deer.. It is incredible to me how much we learn from this, like waiting for the right shot (distance and location) and making sure the situation is ideal for killing (time of day, temperature, whether or not I have help). I appreciate all your support and love looking at all the photos and stories!!
Congratulations Erin on another great mule deer!
Well done! Really nice write up!
Nice bucks, congrats! Are you single? Hehe, I kid
Beautiful buck 2 years in a row, congrats.
Fantastic, and a great heart shot. Great job!
Congratulations! It certainly seems like you have the hang of it!
Wow, Congrats on two great bucks?
Congrats on two great bucks!
Beautiful bucks Erin! Very cool you killed them 1 year apart. My daughter's lucky day is 10/20. She's killed deer or elk on that day 3 years in a row now!
Two excellent Trophy bucks, well done Erin!
Sheeeesh! Quit while you're ahead! jk Congrats on a couple awesome bucks!
Congratulations. Good stuff. I wonder where you will be next year on that same day. Haha
GhostBird beat me to it-- I'd be the farm on where you'll be next year on that day.
GhostBird and Scoot- For sure!! Well, not the you'll be there too part.. hahaha!
Brotsky-- that is awesome! You know where I will be next year!!
If you’d give me one day each year to sit in that stand, I’d be willing to stay home and do the cook’en, clean’en and child bear’en for the other 364.
Beautiful bucks, Erin! The 2017 buck is incredible!
Congrats young lady. That's awesome. Your 2017 buck is just beautiful!
Nice bucks. That quiver cover is badass
Wow...couple of stud bucks for sure! Nicely done! And one year apart to the day, who'd guess that would happen? Congrats on two monster muleys! Kevin
Thanks all! Quiver cover is mink, specially made from upstate New York!
Sweet! Congratulations and great shot!
Congrats on some awesome bucks!! I'm curious about that quiver cover.... is it mostly decorative or does it quiet things down?
Great bucks, great stories!!!