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Same day, one year apart?
Mule Deer
Contributors to this thread:
eaglediegel 25-Nov-18
eaglediegel 25-Nov-18
eaglediegel 25-Nov-18
Treeline 25-Nov-18
ahunter55 25-Nov-18
Franklin 25-Nov-18
kota-man 25-Nov-18
ryanrc 25-Nov-18
EJG 25-Nov-18
Bou'bound 25-Nov-18
Panther Bone 25-Nov-18
ki-ke 25-Nov-18
Beav 25-Nov-18
Nick Muche 25-Nov-18
Ambush 25-Nov-18
SBH 25-Nov-18
Matt 25-Nov-18
drycreek 25-Nov-18
oldgoat 25-Nov-18
Mulehorn 25-Nov-18
Charlie Rehor 25-Nov-18
Ron Niziolek 25-Nov-18
jdee 25-Nov-18
Bowboy 25-Nov-18
HUNT MAN 25-Nov-18
hawkeye in PA 25-Nov-18
BigOk 25-Nov-18
buzz mc 25-Nov-18
bowbender77 25-Nov-18
Marty 25-Nov-18
BOWUNTR 25-Nov-18
otcWill 25-Nov-18
eaglediegel 25-Nov-18
Stoneman 25-Nov-18
hdaman 25-Nov-18
Zbone 25-Nov-18
LUNG$HOT 25-Nov-18
sticksender 25-Nov-18
Jaquomo 26-Nov-18
StickFlicker 26-Nov-18
Rocky D 26-Nov-18
longspeak74 26-Nov-18
njbuck 26-Nov-18
Brotsky 26-Nov-18
elkmtngear 26-Nov-18
APauls 26-Nov-18
GhostBird 26-Nov-18
Scoot 26-Nov-18
Southern draw 26-Nov-18
eaglediegel 26-Nov-18
eaglediegel 26-Nov-18
Ambush 26-Nov-18
IdyllwildArcher 26-Nov-18
t-roy 27-Nov-18
Quinn @work 28-Nov-18
ghost stalker 28-Nov-18
axle2axle 28-Nov-18
eaglediegel 29-Nov-18
ohiohunter 29-Nov-18
SaddleReaper 29-Nov-18
wkochevar 29-Nov-18
Slate 29-Nov-18
deerslayer 29-Nov-18
Mark Watkins 29-Nov-18
From: eaglediegel
25-Nov-18

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2017 Colorado Muley
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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!

From: eaglediegel
25-Nov-18

eaglediegel's embedded Photo
2018 Colorado Muley
eaglediegel's embedded Photo
2018 Colorado Muley

From: eaglediegel
25-Nov-18

eaglediegel's embedded Photo
eaglediegel's embedded Photo

From: Treeline
25-Nov-18
Wow! You make it look easy to kill big mule deer! Congratulations!

From: ahunter55
25-Nov-18
Awesome & congratulations on great Bucks.

From: Franklin
25-Nov-18
Those are some damn nice deer!!! This year`s is what dreams are made of. My favorite game animal.

From: kota-man
25-Nov-18
Congrats...great bucks.

From: ryanrc
25-Nov-18
Nice. Congratulations

From: EJG
25-Nov-18
Wow. Awesome deer and cool story!

From: Bou'bound
25-Nov-18
Neat and great photos

25-Nov-18
That’s so cool! Huge congrats to you!

From: ki-ke
25-Nov-18
DANG! Great deer! Both of them! Congrats

I think your shot was 2cm lower than perfect......lol

Thanks for sharing!

From: Beav
25-Nov-18
Cool story and great buck! Congratulations!!

From: Nick Muche
25-Nov-18
That’s awesome! Congrats!!

From: Ambush
25-Nov-18
Back to back beauty bucks!! Congratulations!

From: SBH
25-Nov-18
Tremendous deer. Well done.

From: Matt
25-Nov-18
Congratulations, great buck.

From: drycreek
25-Nov-18
Congrats on two great bucks !

From: oldgoat
25-Nov-18
Big congrats on the deer and for making me feel just a little more inept than before, ok a lot more;-)

From: Mulehorn
25-Nov-18
First pic is what dreams are made of, very nice wow,

25-Nov-18
Way to go Erin!

From: Ron Niziolek
25-Nov-18
Two great bucks. Congrats!

From: jdee
25-Nov-18
Nice !! You need to start a ....Best Broadhead... with that heart pic. lol

From: Bowboy
25-Nov-18
Two very nice bucks! Congrats!

From: HUNT MAN
25-Nov-18
Fantastic . Thanks for posting.?

25-Nov-18
Very nice and congratulations.

From: BigOk
25-Nov-18
Nice, Congrats!!!

From: buzz mc
25-Nov-18
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing.

From: bowbender77
25-Nov-18
You Go Girl ! Sweet bucks.

From: Marty
25-Nov-18
2 great bucks! Congrats!

From: BOWUNTR
25-Nov-18
Wow... that's a whopper. Congrats. Ed F

From: otcWill
25-Nov-18
Good stuff! Congrats

From: eaglediegel
25-Nov-18
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!!

From: Stoneman
25-Nov-18
Congratulations Erin on another great mule deer!

From: hdaman
25-Nov-18
Well done! Really nice write up!

From: Zbone
25-Nov-18
Wow, cool... CONGRATS!

From: LUNG$HOT
25-Nov-18
Nice bucks, congrats! Are you single? Hehe, I kid

From: sticksender
25-Nov-18
Beautiful buck 2 years in a row, congrats.

From: Jaquomo
26-Nov-18
Fantastic, and a great heart shot. Great job!

From: StickFlicker
26-Nov-18
Congratulations! It certainly seems like you have the hang of it!

From: Rocky D
26-Nov-18
Wow, Congrats on two great bucks?

From: longspeak74
26-Nov-18
Fantastic, great job!

26-Nov-18
Very nice, congrats.

From: njbuck
26-Nov-18
Congrats on two great bucks!

From: Brotsky
26-Nov-18
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!

From: elkmtngear
26-Nov-18
Two excellent Trophy bucks, well done Erin!

From: APauls
26-Nov-18
Sheeeesh! Quit while you're ahead! jk Congrats on a couple awesome bucks!

From: GhostBird
26-Nov-18
Congratulations. Good stuff. I wonder where you will be next year on that same day. Haha

From: Scoot
26-Nov-18
GhostBird beat me to it-- I'd be the farm on where you'll be next year on that day.

26-Nov-18
Congrats!

From: eaglediegel
26-Nov-18
GhostBird and Scoot- For sure!! Well, not the you'll be there too part.. hahaha!

From: eaglediegel
26-Nov-18
Brotsky-- that is awesome! You know where I will be next year!!

From: Ambush
26-Nov-18
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.

26-Nov-18
GJ. Nice bucks.

From: t-roy
27-Nov-18
Beautiful bucks, Erin! The 2017 buck is incredible!

From: Quinn @work
28-Nov-18
Congrats young lady. That's awesome. Your 2017 buck is just beautiful!

28-Nov-18
Nice bucks. That quiver cover is badass

From: axle2axle
28-Nov-18
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

From: eaglediegel
29-Nov-18
Thanks all! Quiver cover is mink, specially made from upstate New York!

From: ohiohunter
29-Nov-18
Sweet! Congratulations and great shot!

From: SaddleReaper
29-Nov-18
Congrats on some awesome bucks!! I'm curious about that quiver cover.... is it mostly decorative or does it quiet things down?

From: wkochevar
29-Nov-18
Good on ya!! Great deer!

From: Slate
29-Nov-18
Congrats.

From: deerslayer
29-Nov-18
Awesome, great job!

From: Mark Watkins
29-Nov-18
Great bucks, great stories!!!

Congrats!!!

Mark

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